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NippleWrestler wrote: Wed Aug 23, 2023 11:21 am
robthemac wrote: Wed Aug 23, 2023 10:45 am
NippleWrestler wrote: Wed Aug 23, 2023 10:39 am

Presumably but not on the face of the pedal that my tinkering has revealed.
Yeah the 500 series pedals have so much adjustment hidden in menus. I feel like I've only scratched the depths of the MD-500 after six months.
Boss doesn't help very much in that regard. Even hooking it up to the laptop is confusing as you're just faced with parameters that have no explanation, just a slider. They really need a better UI team.
Wait til you try control it via MIDI...
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Delivery seems to be slow again from overseas - like Covid era slow…
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GrantB wrote: Wed Aug 23, 2023 12:29 pm Delivery seems to be slow again from overseas - like Covid era slow…
Logistics don't make much sense at the moment. AliExpress seems to be surprisingly quick on average. UPS is just the pits. It seems everything's on row boats and donkeys!

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codedog wrote: Wed Aug 23, 2023 12:35 pm
GrantB wrote: Wed Aug 23, 2023 12:29 pm Delivery seems to be slow again from overseas - like Covid era slow…
Logistics don't make much sense at the moment. AliExpress seems to be surprisingly quick on average. UPS is just the pits. It seems everything's on row boats and donkeys!
What annoys me the most is when the online seller offers overnight courier, at a premium price, yet the item takes three working days to arrive...not looking at you, much, cough-RS Components-cough...bought replacement double gang, balancer pot for Yamaha SA-20, 12-stringer on a Thursday, paying to expect delivery Friday. Nope, Tuesday :evil:

If they can't deliver on expectation, then don't offer the expectation. If it's a problem with proper delivery from their courier provider (DHL) despite contract and volume sales leverage, then again, respect your customers by notifying the issue, remove that up-sale courier offering and better represent expectations...give me a consumer choice to decide if my money is better spent elsewhere with a provider that can supply on time...don't lie to me to get my purchase predicated on a service you have no intention of fulfilling.

Well and truly fucked my mate around when he came down from Northland to collect his guitar last weekend and it was still in bits :oops:

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GrantB wrote: Wed Aug 23, 2023 12:29 pm Delivery seems to be slow again from overseas - like Covid era slow…
Where you getting it from and who is the shipper? so I can avoid them :mental: to be fair most of my orders are from aliexpress these days, and I'm getting stuff in < 10 days...
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jeremyb wrote: Wed Aug 23, 2023 1:51 pm
GrantB wrote: Wed Aug 23, 2023 12:29 pm Delivery seems to be slow again from overseas - like Covid era slow…
Where you getting it from and who is the shipper? so I can avoid them :mental: to be fair most of my orders are from aliexpress these days, and I'm getting stuff in < 10 days...
USA is vveerrryyy slow right now. Japan fast. China also. UK slow.
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Ebay freight package was supposed to be delivered mid-september from USA. Delivered today, 20 days.

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WellyBlues wrote: Wed Aug 23, 2023 10:22 pm Ebay freight package was supposed to be delivered mid-september from USA. Delivered today, 20 days.

The Band: A Musical History Cd boxed set. It's a beautiful thing.
Yeah, last month I had an Amazon package show up nearly two weeks early. Must be pretty variable.
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robthemac wrote: Wed Aug 23, 2023 10:39 pm
WellyBlues wrote: Wed Aug 23, 2023 10:22 pm Ebay freight package was supposed to be delivered mid-september from USA. Delivered today, 20 days.

The Band: A Musical History Cd boxed set. It's a beautiful thing.
Yeah, last month I had an Amazon package show up nearly two weeks early. Must be pretty variable.
Also re Amazon...but I suspect mine came direct from China
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Amazon also overestimate their delivery times by 3 or 4 days so it nearly always 'arrives early' so customers are more impressed with the shipping times as they have literally under-promised and over-delivered. It's a neat marketing strategy.

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A Freedman BE-ODX by DemonFX :mrgreen: I love their pedals, affordable alternatives to pedals I would never buy :rofl:
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Charvel DK24 FR Okoume incoming!

Not a huge fan of the TB6 Full Shred bridge pickup, likely swap it out for a Super Distortion or a Glyn Cloud 9. Jazz in the neck will be juuust fine.

I also have an OG Floyd bridge I may swap the 1000 out for, if it's a straight swap, but only if the 1000 feels lacking in any way.
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StratMatt wrote: Mon Aug 28, 2023 3:23 pm Charvel DK24 FR Okoume incoming!

Not a huge fan of the TB6 Full Shred bridge pickup, likely swap it out for a Super Distortion or a Glyn Cloud 9. Jazz in the neck will be juuust fine.

I also have an OG Floyd bridge I may swap the 1000 out for, if it's a straight swap, but only if the 1000 feels lacking in any way.
That's a beauty mate :thumbup:
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For anyone wondering I discovered how to lower the loop volume level on the dd500 - use the arrow up/down buttons.

Easy enough.

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