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Re: Twinfan's top 10 guitar tone 'wisdoms'
« Reply #105 on: June 28, 2011, 12:58:32 PM »
I've had cleartone cables for years too and have only ever had 2 problems with them, and they were both the same problem from the same batch!

I ordered a few cables with those Neutrik Silent jacks and the 1st few batches of them weren't overly great and broke down. Cleartone took them back, changed the jacks and returned them. Been fine ever since :D
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Re: Twinfan's top 10 guitar tone 'wisdoms'
« Reply #106 on: June 28, 2011, 06:23:31 PM »
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Re: Twinfan's top 10 guitar tone 'wisdoms'
« Reply #107 on: June 28, 2011, 06:42:42 PM »
2.5 years already.
What have I been doing with my life!

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Re: Twinfan's top 10 guitar tone 'wisdoms'
« Reply #108 on: June 28, 2011, 07:34:00 PM »

I'm currently loving my tone more than ever, and my live rigs haven't changed in over 12 months:

YC/DC?

PRGuitars SGR with DiMarzio PAFs
JTM45/100 clone
Matamp 4x12 with Celestion Golds and G12H Heritage speakers
Sennheiser wireless

Jump The Shark

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Matamp 2x12 with Celestion Golds
Wah / Chorus / Phaser / EQ / Delay / Reverb pedals

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Re: Twinfan's top 10 guitar tone 'wisdoms'
« Reply #109 on: June 28, 2011, 07:52:00 PM »

I'm currently loving my tone more than ever, and my live rigs haven't changed in over 12 months:

YC/DC?

PRGuitars SGR with DiMarzio PAFs
JTM45/100 clone
Matamp 4x12 with Celestion Golds and G12H Heritage speakers
Sennheiser wireless

Jump The Shark

PRS Modern Eagle
Bogner XTC Classic
Matamp 2x12 with Celestion Golds
Wah / Chorus / Phaser / EQ / Delay / Reverb pedals

You haven't gone hardcore have you Dave?? .  :D :D http://www.myspace.com/jumpthesharkfl


urgh, like a poor mans Paint It Black.

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Re: Twinfan's top 10 guitar tone 'wisdoms'
« Reply #110 on: June 28, 2011, 11:06:44 PM »
Nah, not me dudes  :)

This is me:

Wanted Dead or Alive:  www.youtube.com/watch?v=61iUOwNwD44

The Chain:  www.youtube.com/watch?v=eA7cft7c0sA

Cochise:  www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGyKbNXEgj0
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Re: Twinfan's top 10 guitar tone 'wisdoms'
« Reply #111 on: June 29, 2011, 12:04:22 AM »
The Chain:  www.youtube.com/watch?v=eA7cft7c0sA
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Re: Twinfan's top 10 guitar tone 'wisdoms'
« Reply #112 on: June 29, 2011, 09:14:21 AM »
Ha ha!  It'sjust because our singer is very short (5'2").  I'm 6ft.

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Re: Twinfan's top 10 guitar tone 'wisdoms'
« Reply #113 on: June 29, 2011, 10:00:29 AM »
I'm still using all the Cleartone cables I've had for years - no problems whatsoever.  The guy who runs the company was a pain in the backside last time I ordered something, but the product is good at a decent price.

exactly. the price is right, and they make them well. i may place another order soon actually.
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Re: Twinfan's top 10 guitar tone 'wisdoms'
« Reply #114 on: June 29, 2011, 12:57:23 PM »
I agree with most of the initial points (even if they were made a LONG time ago ;)

Disagree slightly with the JJs, I don't like them in general. My rule for tubes would be shoot a mail to Dougstubes and follow his recommendation. Usually he is spot on as long as he knows what you have and what you want.

For cables, I haven't tried the cleartone, but I can throw in two more good value choices:
-Mogami 2524 and make your own with Neutrik jacks - great great cable and used by many pros, and it's relatively cheap
-Sommer cable (Thomann) -> great quality though abit sturdy at times.
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Re: Twinfan's top 10 guitar tone 'wisdoms'
« Reply #115 on: June 29, 2011, 01:21:42 PM »
Good read, I would add another point:

- Be patient about gear. Not everything is instant love. Sometimes it takes a bit of time for gear to grow on you, or to adjust the setup around it.

For cables, I haven't tried the cleartone, but I can throw in two more good value choices:
-Mogami 2524 and make your own with Neutrik jacks - great great cable and used by many pros, and it's relatively cheap
-Sommer cable (Thomann) -> great quality though abit sturdy at times.

I too am a Sommer cable convert. I think the reason they are cheaper is because Sommer, as a company, is not really geared towards guitar players; they're "just" a big cable manufacturer.
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Re: Twinfan's top 10 guitar tone 'wisdoms'
« Reply #116 on: June 29, 2011, 02:24:33 PM »
Cool, I reckon I'll order myself a Cleartone then :)

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Re: Twinfan's top 10 guitar tone 'wisdoms'
« Reply #117 on: July 04, 2011, 10:50:28 PM »
One thing I would say about planet waves cables - but I have owned 3 in the past 7 years and they have all died on me.  These are the only cables to do this - on the other hand I have Whirlwind Leaders from the 80s that still work and even crummy Fender Vintage Voltage cables (which look nice) don't just die like Planet Waves do.
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