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by irish_admiral
Mon Jun 01, 2015 8:04 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: AD15 & AD30 anyone using mercury Transformers?
Replies: 13
Views: 2319

Re: AD15 & AD30 anyone using mercury Transformers?

Thanks Andy, been getting on with life and watching my daughter grow up! Hey Bill... I swapped the OT out first but left everything else the same initially to do a bit of an A/B comparison, so that's where my impressions came from. At various times, i'd swapped the power valves to Harma E84L (slight...
by irish_admiral
Sun May 31, 2015 6:34 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: AD15 & AD30 anyone using mercury Transformers?
Replies: 13
Views: 2319

Re: AD15 & AD30 anyone using mercury Transformers?

I had an AD30R that I did the upgrade on from the Trace era, although I fitted a Demeter tranny rather than a MM one. I chatted to Ade about it before doing so, and whilst he said there wasn't much difference between the MM and Demeter (ie. just a shade of flavouring that you would otherwise be able...
by irish_admiral
Wed May 27, 2015 9:49 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: NPD - POD HD500X
Replies: 13
Views: 2053

Re: NPD - POD HD500X

Good thanks pal - time & tide wait for no man, and I was spending too much time forumming and not enough time with the family!

Still playing with my guys every so often...
by irish_admiral
Wed May 27, 2015 9:32 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Sad parting - and wheeling and dealing....
Replies: 51
Views: 9163

Re: Sad parting - and wheeling and dealing....

Always good to have a Dues - i've loved my Starplayer TV since I got it. It just works.
by irish_admiral
Wed May 27, 2015 9:06 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: NPD - POD HD500X
Replies: 13
Views: 2053

Re: NPD - POD HD500X

I've got the standard HD500... Quick tip: it's going to sound verrrry different through headphones / laptop speakers to your PA, so it's worth having a diddle with it hooked up to your desk and PA rig one day. I spent an afternoon dialling in some patches with my old AD30 next to me, and by the time...
by irish_admiral
Wed May 27, 2015 9:02 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: OR15 and maxon od808=modernish metal?
Replies: 4
Views: 1472

Re: OR15 and maxon od808=modernish metal?

Should work OK - I used to have an OD808... worked fine for liquid lead sounds: will take you anywhere from lighter-waving light solos to heavier sounds if you layer it the right way.
by irish_admiral
Wed May 27, 2015 9:00 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Matamp 4x12 for Rockerverb 50 MK II?
Replies: 10
Views: 1128

Re: Matamp 4x12 for Rockerverb 50 MK II?

Hot 100s are fine with Orange or Matamp - tried them with both. Not as nice as some of the higher end Celestions, but fine all the same...
by irish_admiral
Tue Oct 15, 2013 3:25 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Ad15 Value?
Replies: 14
Views: 2108

Re: Ad15 Value?

Ha... that sounds like my life! I do get to play my electrics a little, but play acoustic much more.
by irish_admiral
Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:04 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Best value in instrument cables?
Replies: 25
Views: 2727

Re: Best value in instrument cables?

I use yellow cabling for all of mine... never come across anyone else with it yet.
by irish_admiral
Sat Aug 31, 2013 6:50 am
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Rant about guitarists/guitar techs/customer service reps
Replies: 23
Views: 2235

Re: Rant about guitarists/guitar techs/customer service reps

Chalk it up to experience: maybe he was just having a bad day too.

And put it this way... one good reason to learn to do your own regular tech work! Aside from levelling frets, I do pretty much everything on my acoustics & electrics now. Will save yourself a heap of cash.
by irish_admiral
Thu Aug 29, 2013 3:53 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Micro Terror...
Replies: 13
Views: 2418

Re: Micro Terror...

Don't think so.

It's solid state power amp, isn't it?
by irish_admiral
Wed Aug 28, 2013 2:57 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Dead pickup?
Replies: 19
Views: 1583

Re: Dead pickup?

If the cables are too short, get some other lengths of wire or cabling and just touch them together using crocodile clips, electrical tape or whatever so you can extend the pickup wires. You can trace a short if you know what you're doing, but as you're asking, i'm guessing the answer is no! You bas...
by irish_admiral
Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:35 am
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Dead pickup?
Replies: 19
Views: 1583

Re: Dead pickup?

Take the pickup cables and - if they reach - hold them directly to the hot & ground terminals on the output jack. Plug in a cable and hit the strings.

That'll tell you if it's the pickup or your soldering / volume pot.
by irish_admiral
Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:34 am
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: ad30 and balanced pre amps for the phase invertors
Replies: 3
Views: 488

Re: ad30 and balanced pre amps for the phase invertors

Twin channel, I guess you mean?

No, the valves don't need to be balanced either way. Just shove in whatever sounds best. It's a bit of a fudge by sellers to tell you that they do.
by irish_admiral
Tue Aug 27, 2013 6:10 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Best value in instrument cables?
Replies: 25
Views: 2727

Re: Best value in instrument cables?

They look like Neutrik plugs on some sort of cabling with 'armour plating'. Can't vouch for the cabling failure rate, but the plugs should be solid. Look good as long as they're not overpriced.