What guitar gear have you bought/are you buying/will you buy?

August 2019 is the first KVR Guitar Month so here's a new forum for discussion of all things guitar!
anttimaatteri
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298 posts since 17 Nov, 2015

Post Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:12 am

i recently bought a hartwood semihollow and a harley benton california overdrive.
pretty good guitar for that price. only thing i miss is the chickenhead knob from the gibson lucille for some xtra tone control.
i would buy a dv mark little jazz and a j. rockett archer ikon for a buttery smooth overdrive sound, but its too big money actually, especially if already owning a vox ac 15vr. :D

reggie1979
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1587 posts since 26 Nov, 2018

Re: What guitar gear have you bought/are you buying/will you buy?

Post Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:03 am

la;dfj sorry.

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The Noodlist
KVRian
1141 posts since 16 Aug, 2017 from UK

Re: What guitar gear have you bought/are you buying/will you buy?

Post Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:00 pm

Forgotten wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:04 am
Anyone know what they sound like? I have heard handmade pedals that sound good and some that sound not so good, so would like to get opinions before I think about buying.
Worth taking a plunge?
Might be, especially if your handy with a soldering iron, if your not happy with it.
Seen a few demos, not recorded very well. Just hope someone does a good one.
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reggie1979
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1587 posts since 26 Nov, 2018

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Post Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:34 pm

Wasn't it Jeff Beck who used to go into stores and have them pull all the effects out so he could pick the "best" one? I can't remember.

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KVRian
1141 posts since 16 Aug, 2017 from UK

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Post Sat Sep 21, 2019 3:08 pm

Landlord FX A Cheeky Pint Compressor Pedal.
On the wish-list, but then again. A physical object for the price of a plug-in.
https://youtu.be/qNgoaNu_xHk
Sounds like it works well at levelling the notes.
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resynthesis
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421 posts since 17 Sep, 2007 from Planet Thanet

Re: What guitar gear have you bought/are you buying/will you buy?

Post Sat Sep 21, 2019 3:28 pm

Forgotten wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:04 am
vurt wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:18 am
nice prices too :tu:
Holy crap! Yes, those are good prices.

Anyone know what they sound like? I have heard handmade pedals that sound good and some that sound not so good, so would like to get opinions before I think about buying.
I think it was one of his Green Russians that I took in a trade a while ago. TBH I've only used it for about 10 minutes but it sounded about right. I haven't opened the enclosure but, for some reason, on the eBay page there's a warning about opening causing damage, bit odd. Maybe I'll have a look :scared:

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thecontrolcentre
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24670 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Re: What guitar gear have you bought/are you buying/will you buy?

Post Sat Sep 21, 2019 3:50 pm

I picked up a VOX wah pedal in a secondhand shop. Got my eye on a Strymon Mobius ...

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Forgotten
KVRAF
4167 posts since 15 Apr, 2019 from Nowhere

Re: What guitar gear have you bought/are you buying/will you buy?

Post Sat Sep 21, 2019 3:53 pm

resynthesis wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 3:28 pm
I think it was one of his Green Russians that I took in a trade a while ago. TBH I've only used it for about 10 minutes but it sounded about right. I haven't opened the enclosure but, for some reason, on the eBay page there's a warning about opening causing damage, bit odd. Maybe I'll have a look :scared:
That is kind of weird - I've never thought of having issues with opening pedals up, and I can't think why that would be an issue.

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KVRian
1141 posts since 16 Aug, 2017 from UK

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Post Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:46 pm

Forgotten wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 3:53 pm
That is kind of weird - I've never thought of having issues with opening pedals up, and I can't think why that would be an issue.

 
Would these Hammond enclosures need to be opened to insert a battery?
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vurt
addled muppet weed
51538 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: What guitar gear have you bought/are you buying/will you buy?

Post Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:46 am

Forgotten wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 3:53 pm
resynthesis wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 3:28 pm
I think it was one of his Green Russians that I took in a trade a while ago. TBH I've only used it for about 10 minutes but it sounded about right. I haven't opened the enclosure but, for some reason, on the eBay page there's a warning about opening causing damage, bit odd. Maybe I'll have a look :scared:
That is kind of weird - I've never thought of having issues with opening pedals up, and I can't think why that would be an issue.
some may have the earth attached via a screw, when opened it comes away, maybe he just wants to avoid complaints from noobs?

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Forgotten
KVRAF
4167 posts since 15 Apr, 2019 from Nowhere

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Post Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:04 am

That's possible, especially as they don't have a battery compartment so don't need to be opened.

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vurt
addled muppet weed
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Post Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:18 am

some pedals are so small maybe theres also a worry of dislodging something?
and most pro electronics comes with "warranty void if opened" so maybe just covering themselves?

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vurt
addled muppet weed
51538 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

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Post Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:25 am

that said, ill pick up the one knob at some point, and let you know the verdict.
saves postage to you for the same test 8)

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Forgotten
KVRAF
4167 posts since 15 Apr, 2019 from Nowhere

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Post Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:33 am

Thanks - would like to hear opinions. I've now ordered a total of 3 pedals from Ananashead (2 are being built right now, so probably won't get them for a week or more yet) as their work is amazing.

I exchanged a few emails with Pedro (the main man there) about the super fuzz I got and found out he's really passionate about building to original specs and sourcing the right parts - he was telling me about which artists he listened to where he heard that sound. He also added some output filtering to keep the noise floor really low, but I don't hear any impact to the sound.

Dallas Rangemaster and Tonebender Mk. I on their way to me and if they're anything like the super fuzz they're going to be amazing.

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The Noodlist
KVRian
1141 posts since 16 Aug, 2017 from UK

Re: What guitar gear have you bought/are you buying/will you buy?

Post Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:24 am

vurt wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:25 am
that said, ill pick up the one knob at some point, and let you know the verdict.
saves postage to you for the same test 8)
Nice. :tu:
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