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by megalithic
Sat Jun 10, 2017 7:04 am
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Can you get a good metal sound without pedals?
Replies: 17
Views: 2251

Re: Can you get a good metal sound without pedals?

Great example of what an OD can do: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yr53Fv3UuGc Can't see his settings but I have maxon 0d808 and setting it up as a clean boost (gain=0, vol=8/9, tone=to taste) definitely gives it more bite. What I don't like is that it cuts out a bit too much of the low end. But i...
by megalithic
Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: orange speaker / laptop hybrid setup
Replies: 15
Views: 2269

Re: orange speaker / laptop hybrid setup

This thread reminds me of the discontinued Orange computer/amp (really), the OPC: https://www.gearslutz.com/board/product-alerts-older-than-2-months/484928-orange-amps-all-one-computer-amplifier-speaker-opc.html http://www.theguitarcolumn.com/2010/04/orange-amps-announces-personal-computer.html It a...
by megalithic
Sun Jun 04, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Cops don't always come to shut it down
Replies: 2
Views: 661

Re: Cops don't always come to shut it down

Some of the "drummers" I played with I almost wish the cops would have come to stop them.
by megalithic
Sun Jun 04, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: NGD coming... against all better judgement... It's here!!!
Replies: 27
Views: 3051

Re: NGD coming... against all better judgement... It's here!!!

bclaire wrote:
Wed May 31, 2017 1:35 am
plus I need a right angle cord for it - the huge plug sticking straight out of the guitar looks goofy.... :mrgreen:
Or you could put off getting the cable and get another flying v that has the jack on the side. Get the cable later, when you can find a good deal on a cable.
by megalithic
Sun Jun 04, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Micro Terror - Initial Thoughts
Replies: 6
Views: 1181

Re: Micro Terror - Initial Thoughts

I know what you mean re: the shape (or tone knob). I have been using the Micro Dark with a PPC112 closed back cabinet with the Vintage 30 speaker. I'm very impresssed with both the tone from both my Strat and Les Paul. There have been moments where I was wishing for more from the "shape" control on...
by megalithic
Sun Jun 04, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Can you get a good metal sound without pedals?
Replies: 17
Views: 2251

Re: Can you get a good metal sound without pedals?

Jondog wrote:
Sun Jun 04, 2017 1:18 pm
Perhaps it's the guitar or cab
Not sure what you are referring to exactly. I only own a Micro Dark out of the ones mentioned in the post, and have tried it with a bunch of cabs and guitars, and one of my cabs has the same Vintage 30 as the Orange cab in the shop. :?
by megalithic
Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Garbage day
Replies: 13
Views: 2309

Re: Garbage day

Someone was throwing these out so I grabbed them. Everything works, although I haven't tested the Yamaha Equalizer yet, it powers up though. The Line 6 XT Live works has no issues other than a few pots have been broke off at the shaft, but they work and easy to replace. Princeton 65 is a little bea...
by megalithic
Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Can you get a good metal sound without pedals?
Replies: 17
Views: 2251

Can you get a good metal sound without pedals?

The amps I have at home do not have enough gain, but I've tried several OR15s and Marshalls in shops, and they sounded really good. On the other hand, even my Micro Dark sounded better in the shop, when I play it at home it seems to lack gain. And it kind of gets flabby when the gain is too high. Th...
by megalithic
Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Overdrive or Distortion pedal to replace Gain preamp?
Replies: 19
Views: 2234

Re: Overdrive or Distortion pedal to replace Gain preamp?

Jondog wrote:
Sun Jun 04, 2017 4:26 am
If you're setting up clean, distortion would probably be better. I always felt overdrives worked best with an already or close to overdriven amp.
Yeah, an overdrive on a clean channel will not get a very distorted sound, more like Led Zeppelin or AC/DC than metal.
by megalithic
Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Micro Terror - Initial Thoughts
Replies: 6
Views: 1181

Re: Micro Terror - Initial Thoughts

I like the Artec Parametric EQ pedal for scooping mids. I've also tried a graphic eq, also good, but you can't vary the frequencies of the bands.

I prefer the parametric, but either will do. You can vary the bass/treble with the tone knob on the amp.
by megalithic
Sat Jun 03, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: NGD
Replies: 7
Views: 1360

Re: NGD

That's a cool guitar, but you traded a PRS and a Marshall for it? Not sure it's a good deal, but also not sure I understand what you traded.
by megalithic
Sat Jun 03, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: NPD
Replies: 2
Views: 638

Re: NPD

I like the sounds you got at the beginning.
by megalithic
Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Guitar Weight. Does it matter?
Replies: 16
Views: 2672

Re: Guitar Weight. Does it matter?

I would personally avoid the one under 6 lbs. because I have never played one that's so light that felt comfortable. Not that I would want 9 lbs. either, but I have played more guitars that are too light than ones that are too heavy. Of course there are more factors like body shape, strap button pla...
by megalithic
Mon Feb 06, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Micro Terror PPC108 full stack
Replies: 3
Views: 1368

Re: Micro Terror PPC108 full stack

Depends which version of the Micro Terror you have, the older ones say on the back you can go down to 4 ohms, the newer ones 8 ohms minimum (that wouldn't work, you need 4 if you connect two cabs). I use my early version to connect to 2 8ohm 12" cabs (non-Orange) and it works fine. Although some peo...
by megalithic
Tue Dec 13, 2016 10:36 am
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Orange DJ turntables - anyone ever seen them?
Replies: 5
Views: 1535

Re: Orange DJ turntables - anyone ever seen them?

Interesting that the legs on the Orange turntables look like they're from a Vox organ.

Here is a Vox unit for comparison, not the same except for the legs:
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