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Phil66
Jun 6 2020, 07:20 PM
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Thanks Sarge,

Why is it better to push a tube amp with a pedal instead of the gain knob?

The patch I used for TBC21 was in the Modern Metal bank and it is #8 called Metalcore, Aggressive wink.gif

Just got THIS Rig library for £7.09 including tax from an offer I got from Overloud via email. €10 off any library even if it's already on sale. It was reduced from €29.00 down to €19.00 and I got another €10.00 off. BARGAIN cool.gif

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Jun 7 2020, 02:09 AM
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Great question! In general, pushing a tube amp takes advantage of the tone of the amp while avoiding the problems you get with increasing the gain on the amp itself. This is why so many people use a "clean boost" like a tube screamer in front of a tube amp. The result is that the tone retains it's clarity and each note can be heard. If you turn up the gain on the amp itself, you run the risk of getting a bit too much fizz/fuzz/boominess going on which can cause notes to get muddy and blend together.

I liked the tone on 21! I'd say start with that patch as start tweaking. Save it to a new bank and then as you make changes, write it to the next slot over so you can always go back to your original patch and see how it changed along the way. I hope that makes sense?


I think you'll like that libarary. The CHOP TONES guys make some very cool stuff. I did one pack of 11 rack patches a long time ago for them. Very nice guys and killer tones.

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QUOTE (Phil66 @ Jun 6 2020, 02:20 PM) *
Thanks Sarge,

Why is it better to push a tube amp with a pedal instead of the gain knob?

The patch I used for TBC21 was in the Modern Metal bank and it is #8 called Metalcore, Aggressive wink.gif

Just got THIS Rig library for £7.09 including tax from an offer I got from Overloud via email. €10 off any library even if it's already on sale. It was reduced from €29.00 down to €19.00 and I got another €10.00 off. BARGAIN cool.gif

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Phil66
Jun 22 2020, 08:24 PM
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Hello Sarge,

I'm still WIA Sarge, slowly getting better, it has times when it seems to get real good then the next day it's gone back two weeks.

I am still trying though.

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Jun 23 2020, 06:49 PM
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I am very sad to hear this phil as you are the steady pounding heart of bootcamp. Even when Missions are clearly making your head pop off and fingers and balls ache, you push through. It's inspiring which is why you probably have so many views on your bootcamp thread. I hope you get on the mend soon so you can inspire more people to earn it even when it seems impossible.

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Hello Sarge,

I'm still WIA Sarge, slowly getting better, it has times when it seems to get real good then the next day it's gone back two weeks.

I am still trying though.

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Phil66
Jun 23 2020, 08:09 PM
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I'm getting there slowly Sarge,

I explained it to Gab HERE, HERE and this has the chiropractors advise too, HERE, and finally HERE where I tell him of my discovery of what I think was the cause of this current issue..

Obviously you don't have to read it but as you've had spinal issues much worse than mine, you may find it interesting. Regarding the "discovery" of what I think the cause was, I'm not so sure about the angle now but more the lack of support as it's only a mesh fabric.

Anyway, sorry to bore you with details but it is what it is, let's just hope that there is no permanent damage.

Talking of hits, have you seen how many Matt's had?????? HUMUNGOUS!!!!!!! smile.gif

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Jun 24 2020, 03:14 AM
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FIrst off, GET THE HELL OUT OF THAT DAMN CHAIR!!!! It sounds like it's making everything worse. Unless I'm reading the story completely wrong smile.gif Second, GET THE HECK TO A DOCTOR!!! ASAP!!!! It sounds like you need to get yourself looked at my friend. If you can't even play the guitar something is SERIOUSLY wrong. I mean SERIOUS. Get to a doctor as soon as you can as in NOW. Risking not being able to play for the rest of your life is simply not worth waiting till all this crazy covid crap is over. Put on a mask and gloves and get to a back doctor!!! If you are having nerve damage from something you need to find out before it gets worse and you end up paralized. This is very concnerning. Please get to a doctor as soon as you can make an appointment. Unlike our country, you guys have good health care!!!! Please please please get to a doctor.

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Phil66
Jun 24 2020, 06:31 AM
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Thanks Sarge,

I'm not using the chair now, it is gradually getting better, I can pay guitar just not vibrato on chords at the moment or do right hand neck muting while tapping.

The chiropractor said he wouldn't manipulate while he thought there may be damage, this is the norm, the first time I had it bad, about 25 years ago, the physio only gave me gentle exercises.

For the record, the health service is good but if I went to my gp, he would refer me to physio, they don't use osteopaths or chiropractors in the NHS, that would be 4-6 weeks waiting. The only way to get this kinda thing sorted quickly is privately. This is why I have private health insurance. You have to go to your NHS gp to get referred,
this is a bit of a paradox, many NHS GP's say they don't agree with private health care, but they still charge you a private fee to do the referral letter for the insurance company., it's not a lot, around £40 but it's a bit hypocritical, not that that is stopping me,it has to be done to stop people typing off the insurance, it's just that this is a historic issue that I've had just as bad but not for so long so I kinda know how to manage it.

Previous incarnations of this issue I've had to use my right hand to help my left arm push certain buttons on the dash in my car, obviously when stationary and its okay to drive because those buttons are only heating /cooling and that kind of non essential thing. Last time I had it, too get my left hand to the ten o clock position of the steering wheel I had to use my fingers to kinda crawl up the wheel, once there I was fine, driving was fine because I could allow the wheel to support my arm, and I could still grip, it's always lifting the arm and rotating the palm of my hand towards my body that is the issue (playing guitar).

Regarding the chair, as I said, I'm not using it now but the reason I didn't realise at the time was because the chair is so comfortable, it says only when I was getting better with a week of bad weather, and then regressed when I used the chair in the garden again for a couple of hours when the good weather returned, that was when it dawned on me. I guess if its never had this issue before I would have realised immediately. As it is, I've had it for so long, and I can just wake up with it after not having it for a year I didn't think it was the chair because it is so comfortable.

I often get this issue for a few days when I go on holiday, change of bed and pillow but it's usually only a couple of days.

I appreciate your concern buddy but this morning I can lift my arm higher than yesterday so it is definitely improving, I spent an hour after dinner yesterday evening with my wife in the garden sitting in an uncomfortable upright deck chair but it didn't make my problem worse. I spent a few weeks using that chair for a couple hours here and there each day, even though my issue was there, thinking it was helping because of the comfort, so the issue isn't going to go away in a week. In fact the first time it took for weeks with two physio visits a week.

As I said, I appreciate your concern, I really do, but I think I've got this now, I'm not sitting in that chair again, though once my neck is fine, I might spend 30 minutes in it, just to see if I get a hint of an issue, just to prove the point to myself, or eliminate the chair from being the reason.

Cheers buddy, apologies for this none bishop related post in Bootcamp.

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Jun 24 2020, 06:46 AM
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I consider you a dear friend after all this time. I'm really worried here. Something is very wrong and it sounds like you are just too stubborn to go to a private doctor just for the principal of having to pay when you shouldn't ? My friend, you can be a stubborn human. I can appreciate that quality as I'm a stubbon human too. As you know it's the only reason I was able to learn guitar and learn to type despite being so dyslexic I can honestly barely read without switching some words around.

Please get to a doctor asap and find out what is causing all of this. You may have a pinched nerve, carpal tunnel, who knows. Whatever it is, it needs to be fixed by somebody who knows about these things. You may need and MRI / CAT SCAN etc. I want you to be healthy my friend. It pains me to know you are not well.

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Jun 24 2020, 08:21 AM
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Thanks buddy, I feel the same,

I am stubborn, but trust me I have zero issues about paying, I'd rather pay than go to the NHS. I don't need to pay as I have private health insurance, I have paid many times as there is an excess amount on the insurance and most times the cost of treatment is less than the excess. I paid over £400 for some special insole to be made in California for my feet, the podiatrist cost me another £200, if I'd gone private it would have cost the same due to the excess. It's more about missing time off work while we are trying to get the business back on its feet which is a struggle at the moment.

When my appendix nearly burst, it was NHS op as it was an emergency, they said it was the worst appendix they've ever taken out of a living human, they normally only ever see them like that post mortem. It didn't go well, I had 9 infections of the blood including e coli, due to the infection my legs were solid red like they'd been painted, my entire groin had what looked like a green moss over it and my upper body had what looked like nettle rash. The wound didn't heal, every time I coughed I could feel my intestines pop out. Went private to get it sorted, paid the excess of a few hundred quid, doc thought it would be an hour operation, turning into a two and a half hour op. When he opened me up, there was a hole the size of his fist in my six pack, it had healed all around the edge like a crater so he had to cut around the edge and put two layers of gauze to allow the flesh to grow across. It's still not right, there is a six inch long hard lump that feels like there is a banana in there, could be scar tissue, but I'm functioning.

Most of that is information surplus to requirements but it tell a story, I honestly don’t have an issue with not wanting to pay “ for the principal of having to pay when you shouldn't”. I’d rather pay and let someone else use the NHS resources that isn’t as fortunate as I am financially.

I'm managing to do 8 hours manual work a day as it’s all below shoulder height, so I’m all good, it’s getting better each day. I’ll play it by ear.

Again, I appreciate your concern buddy, I really do, if I do decide to get it looked at I won't even go through my GP and insurance, I'll be able to get an MRI and 10 visits to the physio for the cost of the excess, then if I need more, I'll take the hit and go through the GP and insurance and pay the excess. I've paid for many visits to physios and osteopaths over the years wink.gif

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Jun 25 2020, 08:24 PM
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The good news is that it sounds like you have a plan in place and are taking care of it smile.gif That's all I was really worried about. My Dad would just let things get very bad because he was so stubborn he would wait and wait to see a doctor. I do hope you get better asap. I really hate that you are having to endure this while working your butt off and that it's getting in the way of guitar! The most important thing in life smile.gif

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QUOTE (Phil66 @ Jun 24 2020, 03:21 AM) *
Thanks buddy, I feel the same,


Again, I appreciate your concern buddy, I really do, if I do decide to get it looked at I won't even go through my GP and insurance, I'll be able to get an MRI and 10 visits to the physio for the cost of the excess, then if I need more, I'll take the hit and go through the GP and insurance and pay the excess. I've paid for many visits to physios and osteopaths over the years wink.gif

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Jun 25 2020, 09:44 PM
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Thanks buddy,

The most important thing in life at the moment is keeping the business afloat and 19 people in jobs wink.gif

Put the hybrid strings on my SRV tonight and for the first time in a long time I could tune using my left hand, I've been having to reach over with my right hand to turn the tuners.

It's all good buddy

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I hear ya! That's 19 families you gotta help get food on the table for.

If the SRV gets to be too much of a pain, hand it off to a luthier and save yourself the trouble and get it back ready to play with the strings stretched and tuned smile.gif


QUOTE (Phil66 @ Jun 25 2020, 04:44 PM) *
Thanks buddy,

The most important thing in life at the moment is keeping the business afloat and 19 people in jobs wink.gif

Put the hybrid strings on my SRV tonight and for the first time in a long time I could tune using my left hand, I've been having to reach over with my right hand to turn the tuners.

It's all good buddy

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Jun 26 2020, 07:43 AM
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I will give it to my mate if it's too much, they aren't open until July 4th anyway, it's nearly in tune, I think it's just a matter of balancing the trem springs and the strings. I've never changed string size before, only ever swapped like for like.

We'll get there, as I say, the strings are nearly in tune, some are spot on, I'd like to get experience at changing string sizes because it's something I've not done and presents a different challenge.

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I posted some advice in the other thread about this.
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QUOTE (Phil66 @ Jun 26 2020, 02:43 AM) *
I will give it to my mate if it's too much, they aren't open until July 4th anyway, it's nearly in tune, I think it's just a matter of balancing the trem springs and the strings. I've never changed string size before, only ever swapped like for like.

We'll get there, as I say, the strings are nearly in tune, some are spot on, I'd like to get experience at changing string sizes because it's something I've not done and presents a different challenge.

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Jun 26 2020, 03:47 PM
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Thanks Sarge I've replied and updated the reply wink.gif

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Jun 28 2020, 11:19 PM
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Hello Sarge,

I can now lift my hand above my head, it's still very hard to rotate my palm towards my body but I'm getting there.

I'll be back soon smile.gif

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That's progress!! I hope you get the help you need to get better Soldier!!!

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QUOTE (Phil66 @ Jun 28 2020, 06:19 PM) *
Hello Sarge,

I can now lift my hand above my head, it's still very hard to rotate my palm towards my body but I'm getting there.

I'll be back soon smile.gif

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Thanks sarge, I can even pinch my right ear lobe with my left hand with the thumb at the front now, I couldn't even get it to my nose a couple of weeks ago smile.gif

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Progress!! The more the better smile.gif I'm glad to hear it sounds like your getting closer to normal each day! Keep it up!!

QUOTE (Phil66 @ Jul 2 2020, 04:16 AM) *
Thanks sarge, I can even pinch my right ear lobe with my left hand with the thumb at the front, now, I couldn't even get it to my nose a couple of weeks ago smile.gif

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Hello Todd,

As I haven't had much recovery progress I had a video consultation today, to get through this final stage of recovery as quickly as possible I have to stop as much movement with my hands supinated (palm turned upwards towards body) as possible. He feels that doing prolonged movements in that position is antagonising the injury and causing much slower recovery. Unfortunately that means no guitar. Hopefully it will only be a few days as I'm 95% recovered but this final 5% is still preventing chord vibrato so I need to get to 100%..

I'll keep you informed.

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