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jwhitcomb3 last won the day on November 14 2019

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About jwhitcomb3

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  • Birthday 03/01/1963

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    Ibanez Talman Prestige 1702, Vox Virage DC, Vox SSC-55, Fender Aerodyne Strat,
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    Quilter MicroPro Mach 2 8", Boss Katana 100 1-12, Fender Cyber Deluxe
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    Boss MS-3, t.c. electronic HyperGravity, Wampler Tumnus

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  1. Two cable: guitar to GT-1000 to amp. I don’t use the amp emulation in the GT, just use it in place of a pedalboard. I use the amp’s reverb.
  2. I see 10 cables there...not counting power cables. Tried that route, have gone with a multi-effects unit (GT-1000) instead. Not looking back.
  3. I have a bass handy, but no bass GK pickup. A major entry barrier for the SY-1000 is that you need a divided pickup to get the goods (you have access to a small subset of capabilities with a normal pickup).
  4. What? No! Censorship! My right to free speech is under attack! I'm going to sign an Executive Order to clear this up! Or I could just post the thing to SoundCloud... Thanks for letting me know.
  5. Been having fun exploring the Boss SY-1000 guitar synth. https://www.boss.info/global/products/sy-1000/ Cool being able to use the actual guitar signal as an oscillator source for any of the three simultaneous synth instruments (along with a signal path for real guitar tones). Here's a demo of a preset I put together over the weekend. One take, no overdubs.
  6. I had #10 for a few years. It had a Mahogany body and neck.
  7. Messed around with them for a guitar with a pitch-to-midi converter, as they generate fewer overtones to confuse the processing. Hard to bend. A bit dull sounding, but cool for jazz. I have a few sets that I expect I will never use.
  8. I started getting into synths in the 80's, a time when synths were moving from analog to digital. Early in my career after a stint as a defense contractor I designed synth editor/librarian software for MOTU, including for synths like the Korg O1W and Wavestation, Kurzweil K2000, Roland JV1080, the E-Mu Proteus family, Ensoniq, Yamaha, Alesis, and many others. It was a cool job, and I had a brand new synth on my desk every week to mess around with. Some industry guys I worked with went on to be pretty big deals, for example, I worked with Marcus Ryle to develop editors for Alesis when he was working there, before he went on to co-found Line 6. I did some early work with the Tech21 guys, particularly Lloyd Schwartz, who we lost in January. I kept doing projects for Ensoniq long after I'd left MOTU and gone on to be a development engineer for telecomm. FWIW, I'm a patent lawyer now. These days I mostly work with soft synths, although I'd love to get a Korg Kronos or a Roland System 8. Been through several guitar synths, including Axon, Roland, and now Boss (just got an SY-1000 that I'm only starting to mess with). Even though I designed software tools for soundware designers, I was not much for designing sounds myself. But I got my son started down that road, and he now loves working with soft synths to come up with his own sounds. I recently set him up with three Korg Volca synths that my drummer was selling, and he's been getting some great sounds out of them. These days I make most of my synth music using the Korg Gadget App on my iPad (and also Mac). I got it as a lark, but have found it super intuitive and inspiring, and now have around 40 pieces I've composed with it, for example: and Anyone looking for an affordable, fun, and friendly introduction into making music with software synths should give Korg Gadget a look. Jonathan
  9. Fender purchased Kaman Music, who owned Hamer. Not sure how that gets laid at Jol's feet.
  10. Not yet, but never say never. During my 10 year Hamer obsession I went through: 3 Eclipses (one 12 string) Newport Newport 12 Diablo Korina Artist Daytona Arctop GT Cruisebass 30th Anniversary All of 'em great guitars, none of 'em really for me. If I could have one back it would be the orange Eclipse.
  11. It was because of the sync problems. There’s a lag with video chats, so musicians in different locations can’t play in time. Looks like they played to a pre-recorded click/drum track, so Charlie was air drumming to it. Even so, the timing was all over the place, but pretty good overall given the limitations.
  12. If you like Les Pauls but wish they were better built, lighter, more ergonomic, provided better high fret access, and you could switchably shade the pickups from humbucker toward a P-90 or single coil sound, you should seriously check this out. The 3-D contouring of the body on this (it is arched both around the neck axis and a second axis through the bridge string saddles) is brilliant.
  13. Great guitars. I was playing my Virage DC (small double cut, like an ES-339) version of this very guitar (same color, same inlays) today, and it is outstanding. Good luck!
  14. I was just messing around with a nylon guitar patch on my Boss SY-1000 and started playing "At Seventeen" by Janis Ian, and suddenly remembered that Bucky Pizzerelli did the wonderful guitar work on that song.
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