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jeremyb wrote: Sat May 04, 2024 10:33 am
Slowy wrote: Sat May 04, 2024 10:24 am My Strobostomp is finally here. It's the mini, not the HD. What a beautifully presented item. They must get their packaging from the same folks who supply Apple.
Enable the sweetened tunings and never look back!
Is that the one where the default frequency is set 332Hz rather than 440Hz?
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Jay wrote: Sat May 04, 2024 11:15 am
jeremyb wrote: Sat May 04, 2024 10:33 am
Slowy wrote: Sat May 04, 2024 10:24 am My Strobostomp is finally here. It's the mini, not the HD. What a beautifully presented item. They must get their packaging from the same folks who supply Apple.
Enable the sweetened tunings and never look back!
Is that the one where the default frequency is set 332Hz rather than 440Hz?
It adjusts the frequency per string to make up for coming instrument inadequacies as far as I know :-)
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jeremyb wrote: Sat May 04, 2024 1:06 pm
Jay wrote: Sat May 04, 2024 11:15 am
jeremyb wrote: Sat May 04, 2024 10:33 am

Enable the sweetened tunings and never look back!
Is that the one where the default frequency is set 332Hz rather than 440Hz?
It adjusts the frequency per string to make up for coming instrument inadequacies as far as I know :-)
Yes, it's per string. James Taylor has a nice YouTube video about his sweetened tuning. It's small percentage adjustments per string. There are quite a few sweetened things out there depending on playing style and genre, I think.

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JoeBlow wrote: Tue Apr 16, 2024 8:02 pm Screenshot_20240416_200000_Samsung Internet.jpg
I hadn't heard of this. Smart piece of kit!

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MiniForklift wrote: Wed May 01, 2024 11:41 pm What’s it like Molly, any good without the valves?

I have an Analogman Prince of Tone on the way, hoping it’ll pair well with the LP
I need to do a firmware update before judging. The overdriven tones suck but it takes pedals well. Two channels I guess means an a/b pedal and two overdrives.

I was thinking about the no valves thing and realised I've been an an advocate of sorts for years. Did more gigs with a G-K 250ML than anything else, and also a Valvestate (one ECC83 but otherwise SS). Since Katana at one price-point and Kemper at the other I could start to worry about the long-term desirability of my boutique tube amps.


Edit: Did the update. OK but unremarkable. Plugged straight from that to the Friedman. No contest. Even chasing clean tones. I'll no doubt bin it off.

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Molly wrote: Sat May 04, 2024 7:19 pm
JoeBlow wrote: Tue Apr 16, 2024 8:02 pm Screenshot_20240416_200000_Samsung Internet.jpg
I hadn't heard of this. Smart piece of kit!
I can honestly say it's also one of the most inspiring pieces of gear I own, and has me questioning if I need my big rig anymore. Some of the presets are the nicest sounds I've played through - the Ambi Arpeggio, Dark Chorus, Fixed Wah Lead and Brown Lead are beautiful.

Never thought I'd get this satisfaction out of any type of gear that only costs $250. That might get you a decent pedal these days, but not much else.

It's got me interested in the Katana amp.

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Not in the mail... on one of my workshop benches.
Sick of having headphones all the time while down here so -
https://www.rockshop.co.nz/m-audio-bx3b ... -bluetooth

sound fucking great to my tin ears for a small monitor
So, is that low alcohol or no alcohol at all? mmmm, no alcohol, do you want to try it? Noooooooooo.

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Got this a few days ago
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MiniForklift wrote: Tue May 07, 2024 12:56 pm Got this a few days ago
Clone? Apologies if it's the "real thing"!!
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MikeC wrote: Tue May 07, 2024 1:01 pm Clone? Apologies if it's the "real thing"!!
It's the real thing, a new one from 2023 with box, papers etc :thumbup:
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MiniForklift wrote: Tue May 07, 2024 12:56 pm Got this a few days ago


Was that the one on tm from Hamilton? Old Si?

How does it sound?

I looked up some demos but was reasonably underwhelmed…

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NZTone.e wrote: Tue May 07, 2024 1:07 pm Was that the one on tm from Hamilton? Old Si?

How does it sound?

I looked up some demos but was reasonably underwhelmed…
Yeah, came from Simon. Haven't actually tried it yet and might be early next week before I get the chance
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Making my username relevant again, I've another Starfire on the way:

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Got a 5751 coming from Conway @ Tone Lounge, going to put it in my Laney Cub 8, hopefully get a bit more clean headroom out of it so it sits nicer with the AC10 in stereo :-)
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jeremyb wrote: Wed May 15, 2024 2:40 pm Got a 5751 coming from Conway @ Tone Lounge, going to put it in my Laney Cub 8, hopefully get a bit more clean headroom out of it so it sits nicer with the AC10 in stereo :-)
5751's all the way for me, and thanks to MikeC, I have a few to tide me over. Not sure if you'll see much difference in headroom tbh, for that I'd have thought you'd need to venture into the 12at, 12au or 12ay realm. I'm sure I have some kicking around if you wanted to try.

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