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alex_s

Member since Nov 2020 • Last active Sep 2021
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    Keen to know how you get on when you get round to wiring it all up! I was tempted to pull the trigger on one but then reminded myself I'm not gigging or anything at the moment and stood down, but been looking at those for a while and I'll want one in the near enough future I'm sure...!

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    Is there any reason why you were looking at a dual footswitch? I'm assuming you would have needed just the one? If that's the case you totally could make one, literally a spdt (or dpdt if you want an LED) which opens or closes contact.

    If it's a case of controlling the reverb on separate channel my guess would be you'd just need to wire it for use with a stereo jack. The two switches would then share one contact (let's say the sleeve) and then one channel would use the tip and the other the ring, again making or breaking the connection. Hope that makes sense?

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    I've mounted Michelin Power Road on my bike (in 28mm) and been very impressed with them - still look new despite having visited a fair few filthy country lanes and gravel tracks on them, feel grippy and stable even in the wet and don't feel really any more sluggish than Corsa Controls or the Veloflex they replaced. Not super cheap at 30-odd quid per tire but they do make them in 32 and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend 👍

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    Ooof, curious to know what’s it like. I lusted after the Dunlop Rotovibe since getting into Mad Season but could only look at it as back then it was basically the most expensive pedal out there. Eventually scratched that hitch to a degree with a Dano Cool Cat series vibe. MXR looks proper though!

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    Speaking of London repairs, do you guys have any recommendations for good and not awfully expensive people who'll do a good job on a guitar? My Jazzmaster needs a new nut and action and not sure who to take it to...

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    Sorry this will be very vague but there are some Muff based fuzzes with a mids switch or pot which will probably do the trick for you. Skreddy definitely does some, or you could mod an old school big box muff quite easily!

    Also something like a Fuzz Face on steroids like the DAM meathead is a very good sounding stonery fuzz. Again, a few pedal makers make their version. Very simple DIY project too if you’re into that kind of stuff, and you could add a footswitchable pre volume to clean up/open the floodgates as needed...! Few model names and schems/layouts here: http://tagboardeffects.blogspot.com/2013­/04/1-knob-fuzz-bonanza.html

    @Brommers some gain pedal would be definitely an early purchase in my view, the Mosky Golden Horse off AliX for ~£16 making a VERY strong case for itself, then I’d jump head first into some echo and/or verb, but that’s me. It really depends a lot on what you fancy playing! It’s a great time to be alive in terms of effect pedals as cheap but perfectly fine clones are readily available so with under 100 quid you could put together a very decent little signal chain, which would have been mad only 10 years ago..!

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    Update in case anyone cares/finds these posts by searching in the future: I've replaced the Veloflex Corsa 28 with Michelin Power Road 28 and one thing became very clear: the Corsas are an awful lot smaller than the Michelin, and possibly than most 28 tyres, both in width (the Michelins wouldn't even get past the open calipers when inflated) but especially in height.

    Now I didn't get any issues with the rear tyre and that was fitted with a Schwalbe 18-28 inner tube, while the two tubes which blew out were Lifeline 28-32 and way bigger in size.

    Long story short: chances are a 25mm rated tube would work absolutely fine and those Lifelines were a bit too big despite technically being the correct size. The Veloflex were always very easy to fit and it stands to reason also a little easier to pop out if pushed.

    That said, the Michelin were an absolute pig to mount, so they're staying on for the time being, but I might give the Corsas another shot later in time with much smaller inner tubes which won't want to bunch up and/or push the bead out.

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    A second hand Memory Toy is probably one of the best value analog delays you can get at the moment I’d say, love mine though it does not hit the heady highs of my old wooden box DMM...!

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    Not tried that, but good idea. The tube “sticking” to the inside of the tyre was definitely a huge part of why they were so fiddly to fit so that sounds like the natural solution to that.

    In the meanwhile I’ve pulled the trigger on a pair of Michelin Power Road as the reviews seem very good and make them sound like they could be a slightly less hardy but a little faster version of the Pro 4s - if that’s the case I’ll be chuffed!

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    I have a Vox AC4TV, the slightly cheaper white one and it's a very decent amp, especially considering I paid £150 for it. I did a quick side by side with the Ac4C1 and I must say the C1 did sound a little better, probably a better speaker as much as anything as it rang a bit more and had a bit more clarity to it.

    Ended up picking up the TV as I found a cheap one on eBay but have contemplated swapping for a C1 on and off since. Must pop into a store to A/B them again at some point. Or maybe not and put more cash in my savings...

    @Alan_tbt did you end up pulling the trigger on that delay? I always get more excited than I should about cheap pedals. Speaking of which, I think I will be getting myself a Moskey Silver/Gold Horse off Aliexpress after hearing it A/B'd with some other stupidly expensive Klones...

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