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post Mar 17 2017, 01:33 PM
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Here's a first batch of wikied reviews, thanks Todd:

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/wiki/inde...Bean_Version%29
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/wiki/inde...enesis_3_Review
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/wiki/inde...g_Guitar_Review

More to come! smile.gif

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post Mar 17 2017, 09:21 PM
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Many thanks! I saw a post asking about a main link on the first page to the wiki? I thought we had a first page link? Am I missing it or did it get moved?

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post Mar 18 2017, 11:52 AM
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Mar 17 2017, 10:21 PM) *
Many thanks! I saw a post asking about a main link on the first page to the wiki? I thought we had a first page link? Am I missing it or did it get moved?


There was a link up in the main page in the past. Easiest way to get to the wiki is just typing /wiki after the main page url

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/wiki


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Recording:
Line-6 POD X3 + FBV-Express, Pandora PX5D

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post Mar 21 2017, 11:40 PM
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I hope they put it back! smile.gif Maybe even across the top after the FORUM link?


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There was a link up in the main page in the past. Easiest way to get to the wiki is just typing /wiki after the main page url

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/wiki



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post Mar 24 2017, 01:27 PM
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Two more smile.gif

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/wiki/inde...e_Deluxe_Review
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/wiki/inde...om_Cobra_Review



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Vox Satchurator, Vox Time Machine, Dunlop CryBaby, Boss MT-2, Boss CE-5, Boss TU-2, Boss ME-70
Recording:
Line-6 POD X3 + FBV-Express, Pandora PX5D

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post Mar 24 2017, 09:50 PM
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Thanks much!! I hope we get that WIKI button smile.gif


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post Mar 31 2017, 09:45 PM
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HOTONE XTOMP "Purple Plexi"



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post Apr 5 2017, 09:57 PM
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Check this out. Both of these Guitars are IBANEZ XIPHOS Series. One is an XPT700 one is an XPT750. The only difference is the pickup set and the color. At least on paper and according to the Ibby Wikki. However, take a look at these pics. The XPT750 has a much thinner neck. I noticed this as I switched between playing them. It was a drastic difference. So much so that I sold the white one. The red ones are quite rare these days as it was a limited edition and had Dimarzio pickups instead of the "INF" pups. If you are looking for an ibby, try finding a used xpt750 if you don't mind pointy guitars that is smile.gif Check this pix.

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post May 25 2017, 07:42 PM
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BC RICH GUNSLINGER REISSUE (Chinese Import) REVIEW



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post Jun 3 2017, 07:38 PM
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KLONE (KLON CENTAUR Clone by our own YONCOPIN!)
*REVIEW ENSHRINED IN OUR WIKI!!
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/wiki/index.php/Main_Page
These Legendary hand built Overdrive Pedals are available @ www.brianwurster.com



In this vid, I'm showing some of the dynamics of the pedal and doing a proper recording chain so you can hear what it really sounds like and it sounds AMAZING! Using very little in the way of FX, just some overdrive.




I'm running in to my hotone audio XSTOMP with the OCTOUCHER (sounds kinky) patch which is an octaver and wah, then to my hotone harmoney set for chorus, then to my hotone mojo diamond micro head (sounds like a clean vox) to a Randall 4x12 just using the camera mic to pic up audio.


*This is the first vid I made right after I hooked the pedal up and just had to record something quick. The audio does NOT do the pedal justice. Better audio to follow!



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post Jun 24 2017, 10:44 PM
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Manufactured in Japan 2009 RG3570Z


The Ibanez RG3570Z is an RG series Prestige electric guitar model introduced in 2009. Features include a basswood body, DiMarzio pickups, an Edge Zero tremolo and a bound fingerboard with wedge sharktooth inlays. Unique are the classic Ibanez 80s finishes combined with yellow pickups and control knobs. It was introduced at the 2009 Winter NAMM for the US market and added to the line-up in Japan later that year. For 2010, it is available worldwide. New for 2009 and this model was the Super Wizard Prestige neck profile. In 2010 it was renamed the Super Wizard HP neck, now with KTS Titanium reinforcement rods.


Specifications for RG3570Z
Name: RG3570Z
Years: 2009-2012
Areas: Worldwide
Made in: Japan
Finishe: LB (Lazer Blue) (2009-2011)

Body material:Basswood
Neck joint:AANJ
Bridge:Edge Zero with ZPS3
Hardware color:Cosmo Black
Neck type:2009: Super Wizard Prestige
Neck material: 5-Piece Maple/Walnut
Fingerboard:Bound Rosewood
Inlays:Wedge Sharktooth
Frets:24 / Jumbo
Electronics
PU Config:HSH
Bridge PU:DiMarzio Tone Zone
Mid PU:DiMarzio True Velvet
Neck PU:DiMarzio Air Norton
Controls:1 Volume / 1 Tone / 5-Way Lever



Finally got one of the Ibby's I've been searching for, forever. It's just like the blue one Ben has, he beat me to it!! smile.gif
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REVIEW: This is honestly the best guitar I've ever played. The neck is straigh as an arrow and the action is so low that I can barely believe it. The guitar almost plays itself. It's got the Super Wizard 17mm @ the nut super slim profile that makes playing almost effortless. There is very little arm fatigue, even after extended playing times. Very little finger pressure is required to fret. This guitar would make a great addition to any collection. It's 5 way switch and dimarzio pickups allow a wide variety of tones from humbucker to single coil, to blends in between. It's a hugely versatile instrument, at home playing Metal or Jazz.

These are no longer made which is a shame. They are amazing instruments. If you can find one, especially in decent shape, expect to pay around $1,000 U.S. for it. Give or take. If you do find one, GET IT!! you will not be sorry. It's the jewel of my collection and I find myself not playing my other guitars at all. I've got two Golden Era MIJ RGs but they do not compare to this guitar in terms of easy of play. I never knew a guitar could be this good. The sustain is amazing, the resonance is astounding, the entire thing is just amazing.

*DEMOS:
*Here I am playing on a collab from GABE


*Here is GMCer BEN with his RG3570z and me on the rare XIPHOS XPT750.


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My new IBANEZ 3570ZLB ( Z for the Zero Point Trem, LB for Lazer Blue) is a big hit over at the RG SERIES forum on FACEBOOK. Evidently I'm not the only one that has wanted one of these for a while smile.gif I must admit to being a bit jealous of BEN having found one in Europe long before I found one in the States! Although his had to travel the length of his country I believe to make it to him.These are getting harder and harder to find it seems. Didn't expect 152 likes on just one pic, but I can't blame em, I like this axe too.
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post Jul 19 2017, 01:20 PM
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Here's that nice Ibby at the wiki:
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/wiki/inde..._RG3570Z_Review


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Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster, Ibanez RG2570MZ, Epiphone SG G-400
Amp:
Vox AC4TVH head + V112TV cab
Effects:
Vox Satchurator, Vox Time Machine, Dunlop CryBaby, Boss MT-2, Boss CE-5, Boss TU-2, Boss ME-70
Recording:
Line-6 POD X3 + FBV-Express, Pandora PX5D

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post Jul 22 2017, 04:15 AM
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Cool!! It's hard to believe this guitar is almost a decade old and is still in this good of condition with the neck straight as a board and the action able to be so low. My old RG560 has a bit of bow in the neck but this new one has zero. Plays like a dream smile.gif

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Still have a great time with the hotone xtomp. Every time they release an update, it's like getting a wad of new gear to try out. Granted, they are emulations of gear, but still, helps keep my G.A.S. (gear acquisition syndrome) in check wink.gif I really liked a couple of pedals in the last release. Thought I should add them to this thread.





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CLEANING YOUR FRETS


Cleaning your frets does not have to be a chore. with the right gear, which costs less than $20, you can clean all your frets quickly and easily without damaging your fretboard. Put the steel wool down and never use it again imho. Here are a couple of simple tool to knock out the job with easy and precision and without damaging your guitar.



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Here is a playthrough and explanation (after the playthrough) of the ART SGX LT preamp. It's an old bit of kit made in 1992 so it does sound dated. If you are looking for something that sounds like it's ripped from the late 80's / Early 90s in a single rack space, this is it!!! Perfect for cover bands doing tunes from this era or just as a cheap way to get lots of fx. These go for about $50-$75 U.S. which is a steal. Midi controllable, one rack space. Even if you skip the distortion and just use it for FX, it's a great value.




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Yep it definitely reminded me of my childhood biggrin.gif

Funny thing is finally nowadays we get to use them to the max. I only had a super small and crappy amp those days but through amp sim.s finally can get an idea how it would work with a big Marshall.

Todd, if you haven't yet definitely try to find an older (preferably american made) digitech Grunge pedal.


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I"ve tried the Grunge pedal!! I liked it smile.gif I also liked the GRUNGE setting on several DIGITECH devices that I've owned over the years. IMHO it's one of their best high gain algos!!! I'm having a big time getting these old units and making demo vids of them smile.gif I'm looking for a ART SGX T2 for my next conquest! But I'm open to just about anything retro! The vid then serves as a promotional device to sell the item on ebay to fund the next one smile.gif

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Yep it definitely reminded me of my childhood biggrin.gif

Funny thing is finally nowadays we get to use them to the max. I only had a super small and crappy amp those days but through amp sim.s finally can get an idea how it would work with a big Marshall.

Todd, if you haven't yet definitely try to find an older (preferably american made) digitech Grunge pedal.


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ART SGX NITRO

The 80s and Early 90s in one Rack Space!


I don't think my previous ART SGX NITRO vid was in my Gear Review Thread, so it's high time I put it in!

This is the ART SGX NITRO. It was a single rack space processor made by ART and they made several variants. The Big two rack space SGX 2000 was the end of the line. These processors were popular in the early 90s. They are now "Vintage" gear. They used to be very cheap to pick up, now for some reason, the price of these units seems to be going straight up. If you can find a cheap one in decent shape, grab it. They are a lot of fun smile.gif



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