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    Talking Guitarists welcome

    My fellow guitarists, here's a place to discuss all things guitar.
    From the basics: Your set up, amps/pedals you use, songs you enjoy covering.
    To other things like technique, different styles, rhythm notation, fingerpicking, scales, chords etc.. Theres always something new to learn!
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    Big Muffs are the greatest pedals of all time.

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    Anyone have experience with the Little Big Muff? Compared to the original?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cutterbutter View Post
    Anyone have experience with the Little Big Muff? Compared to the original?
    There is only one Big Muff. Trust me, I've had 5 different ones.

    For the money, the V9 is the way to go. You might be able to find one at Guitar Center for $50, and that's one of the best ones out there if you're looking to have something boost it up. I've ran a V9 through my russian (the green one, tall font, same circuitry as the Civil war) and boy the fucking bass frequencies from the russian mixed in smoooooooothly with the fuzz of the V9 plus the grittier tone from the russian.

    My point being, the V9 can be fucking amazing if you know how to use it and push it's boundaries. Fuck the Little Bitch Muff, and fuck the Tone Wicker. Basically, fuck anything that isn't a V1-V9.

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    Hello. I'm Tim. My favorite chords are Minor 9th (no 5th), Minor add9 Chord, and Dominant 9th b5 (no 3rd). I have a Fender Stratocaster and a Fender Jaguar. I like to plug my guitar into a Kaossilator that is plugged into a Kaoss Pad. My technique is called the mistaken scraggle pick.

    EDIT: Oh, and my amp is a Kustom Quad 200 HD. And I have a BOSS DS-1 pedal, which I got for free with an Amazon certificate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ficklecycle View Post
    There is only one Big Muff. Trust me, I've had 5 different ones.

    For the money, the V9 is the way to go. You might be able to find one at Guitar Center for $50, and that's one of the best ones out there if you're looking to have something boost it up. I've ran a V9 through my russian (the green one, tall font, same circuitry as the Civil war) and boy the fucking bass frequencies from the russian mixed in smoooooooothly with the fuzz of the V9 plus the grittier tone from the russian.

    My point being, the V9 can be fucking amazing if you know how to use it and push it's boundaries. Fuck the Little Bitch Muff, and fuck the Tone Wicker. Basically, fuck anything that isn't a V1-V9.
    I want to see pictures of your rig Richard. I'm an effects noob.

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    I'm actually missing a lot of essentials. My rig is a work in progress right now. Recently had to let go of a bunch of shit but I'm working on getting it all back.

    But my two most prized possessions are my V6 and V7 Big Muff's. The V6, signed by Jack White. It's the main one he used for The White Stripes.
    Last edited by ficklecycle; 11-09-2011 at 07:36 PM.

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    I got a Mexican fender stratocaster (Mexican lame I know) and a fender amp, stage something. Bluer than a mutha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ficklecycle View Post
    I'm actually missing a lot of essentials. My rig is a work in progress right now. Recently had to let go of a bunch of shit but I'm working on getting it all back.

    But my two most prized possessions are my V6 and V7 Big Muff's. The V6, signed by Jack White. It's the main one he used for The White Stripes.
    So many things. Ive been planning to get one for some time but always get here and stop because I dont know if its worth hunting down an older version or not.

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    Check Guitar Center's used site. Or Craigslist man, I guarantee you won't have to pay more than $50.

    If you want something older, you're looking to spend $150-$200 for something incredibly bad ass.

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    Yeah, I love my Big Muff. I've had it for almost a decade and it's pretty much the pedal that I live off of. Between that, my Digitech Digital Delay and Total Sonic Annihilation, I can make anything sound awful and loud.
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    So there are the originals, v3-v6 red and black ones, some other versions, and the reissues. Thats the V9.

    And then all of the green/black russians and civil war are the older ones?

    I'll probably just get a reissue, but I just want to know my options.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prickly View Post
    I got a Mexican fender stratocaster (Mexican lame I know) and a fender amp, stage something. Bluer than a mutha.
    solid state? i have the stage 112se, been using it since the mid 90's when i first bought it and it's still going strong.

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    Yeah it's a solid state. Mines the stage 185. Packs a punch for its size. I've only been using it for a couple of years, it was given to me by my uncle who's been using it since well into the 90's.

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    Since were on the topic of pedals here's a vid of Omar Rodriguez-Lopez talking about his rig this past summer. This guy used to rock way way too many pedals. Quite interesting hearing his opinions on things...

    Pedals part starts at 5 minutes in.
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    2 ibanez (one 7 string RG7321, and a SA 160 with an EMG)
    Fender strat
    Yamaha bass
    Taylor Acoustic

    Plugged straight into a Marshall g100rcd head with a marshall 1960 angled cab...

    Don't play too much anymore as I'm busy as all hell...

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    I have a guitar. One day I'll learn how to play
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    Rickenbacker 4001 (Fireglo)
    Rickenbacker 360 (Blueburst)

    Had some other stuff, but all was sold to get these guys. Never gonna let em go.

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    When Foster the People played Pumped Up Kicks I freaked the fuck out because I thought that song was long gone

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    Honestly? Practice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cutterbutter View Post
    So there are the originals, v3-v6 red and black ones, some other versions, and the reissues. Thats the V9.

    And then all of the green/black russians and civil war are the older ones?

    I'll probably just get a reissue, but I just want to know my options.
    If you want to really read up on all of them...

    http://www.kitrae.net/music/music_big_muff.html

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    Jesus. Thanks.

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    - Highway 1 Fender Telecaster (US)
    - Yamaha Pacifica
    - Vox AC30 amp
    - Epiphone acoustic

    I'm trying to get more effects pedals, all I have is a Boss Digi Delay and a Boss Overdrive one.

    I did have a Line 6 Duoverb amp, but it died several months ago. I'm trying to get rid of the speakers for it now.
    We're here to play some Mississippi Delta Blues. We're in a horrible depression, and I gotta admit - we're starting to like it.

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    Anyone know who the guy in the Cardinals jersey is? I've seen him in pictures on the board and I thought I saw him this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Highly Refined Pirate View Post
    Since were on the topic of pedals here's a vid of Omar Rodriguez-Lopez talking about his rig this past summer. This guy used to rock way way too many pedals. Quite interesting hearing his opinions on things...

    Pedals part starts at 5 minutes in.
    You can hear SOUNDGARDEN soundchecking in the background, and not stuff that sounds familiar to me...

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    Fender Strat - Custom shop
    2 Washburn N4 (Bill Lawrence L500 bridge pickup, DiMarzio Super Distortion neck pickup) The Stephens extended cutaway on these are great.
    1960s Fender telecaster bass
    Steinberger bass - it's headless, but with a full body
    A bunch cheaper stuff (Ibanez, Gibson, acoustics)

    I had a PRS in the 90s, but it never stayed in tune. Also had one of the Van Halen Ernie Balls and I really liked the low-end sound of it. A very bluesy and complete tone, but sometimes it sounded too muddy. I'd really like a Les Paul, but cannot decide which one or manage to save a the money.

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    My parents offered to get me a guitar for christmas this year. I was hoping to find something with an aluminum neck (I'd love a Travis Bean, but no way I'd spend that kind of money right now). Anyone have recommendations or suggestions? I'm also looking at the Thurston Moore/Lee Ranaldo custom designs that Fender put out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ficklecycle View Post
    There is only one Big Muff. Trust me, I've had 5 different ones.

    For the money, the V9 is the way to go. You might be able to find one at Guitar Center for $50, and that's one of the best ones out there if you're looking to have something boost it up. I've ran a V9 through my russian (the green one, tall font, same circuitry as the Civil war) and boy the fucking bass frequencies from the russian mixed in smoooooooothly with the fuzz of the V9 plus the grittier tone from the russian.

    My point being, the V9 can be fucking amazing if you know how to use it and push it's boundaries. Fuck the Little Bitch Muff, and fuck the Tone Wicker. Basically, fuck anything that isn't a V1-V9.
    Quote Originally Posted by ficklecycle View Post
    If you want to really read up on all of them...

    http://www.kitrae.net/music/music_big_muff.html
    i've played nearly every variant of EHX big muffs you can buy, from the latter day little big muff to a vintage $1200 violet rams heads, but the sovtek civil war muff is hands down my favorite. An absolutely pissed off paint peeler of a pedal. I should've never gotten rid of it. I would keep my eyes peeled on the second hand market for one over anything else, if you can find one for $200 or less, grab it. If you're impatient, i'd look into purchasing something from StompUnderFoot rather than EHX.



    Quote Originally Posted by bmack86 View Post
    My parents offered to get me a guitar for christmas this year. I was hoping to find something with an aluminum neck (I'd love a Travis Bean, but no way I'd spend that kind of money right now). Anyone have recommendations or suggestions? I'm also looking at the Thurston Moore/Lee Ranaldo custom designs that Fender put out.
    I would rather get the squire j.mascis jazzmaster for $375 than either of those. If you want an aluminum necked guitar and don't want to pay collectors prices, look into Electrical Guitar Company(about $2500 for a custom ax). I would highly suggest purchasing a travis bean now as they will only go up in value.
    Last edited by Grandma; 11-10-2011 at 02:51 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grandma View Post
    This is an insane duo right here.

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    So I'm trying to set up a pedal board. What do you use to power the pedals - just batteries? Or do you buy one of those expensive power strip things (can't remember what they're called) that you can use to plug all the pedals in?
    We're here to play some Mississippi Delta Blues. We're in a horrible depression, and I gotta admit - we're starting to like it.

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