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#2476498 - 03/08/13 07:42 AM Re read your manuals trust me it will save you money.
Lokair Offline
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Ok back from vacation and slice up my fingers on my fretting hand just 4 days after(not bad just skin slicing no real damage). I am passing the healing time by going over my gear, and working on a bunch of projects. I have been puzzled by some of my ineptitude with some of my rack gear, where to plug in some foot switches (mesa quad has 8 of those jacks on the back) how the send and returns should be set for efx loop on my marshall , how the compressor set up on my trace elliot bass rig should work. Now i like to think of my self as enlightened and somewhat bright, But as I re read those three manuals I discovered many hidden abilities of each. The marshall pre has controls on the record out for a good cabinet emulation (if set properly ) , I tried it and I like it. The trace elliot bass eq is amazing learned so much I have to come back to it with more time as well as the compressor is more usable than I thought(and I was gonna buy a compressor for 150$ ) . The Mesa pre amp out puts have separate level controls for balancing them after the fact. The rack tuner I got has two outs and can be tricked into being an a/b switch(i have to double check this one as it does not work on models pre 2005). All this and befor lunch on a friday.

Re read those manuals

Lok
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#2476516 - 03/08/13 08:26 AM Re: Re read your manuals trust me it will save you money. [Re: Lokair]
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Manuals?

We don't need no stinkin' manuals!
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#2476521 - 03/08/13 08:48 AM Re: Re read your manuals trust me it will save you money. [Re: Danzilla]
Larryz Offline
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Hope those fingers heal up soon and glad to hear it wasn't a serious accident...now kick back and read for awhile smile.

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#2476664 - 03/08/13 09:26 PM Re: Re read your manuals trust me it will save you money. [Re: Larryz]
Terrell Offline
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Registered: 07/28/08
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Dude - I make a very good living because my customers simply don't want to RTFM! Or are lost when they RTFM or simply can't RTFM for various reasons...

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#2476745 - 03/09/13 01:50 PM Re: Re read your manuals trust me it will save you money. [Re: Terrell]
Winston Psmith Offline
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Terrell, I hear you! I have a very cool vintage synth that a buddy abandoned, after he tried to read the manual. (80's Roland gear, some of the worst Japanese-to-English translations ever.) I'm always happy to accept gear that my friends can't figure out. . . .
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#2476832 - 03/10/13 01:18 PM Re: Re read your manuals trust me it will save you money. [Re: Winston Psmith]
Terrell Offline
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Originally Posted By: Winston Psmith
Terrell, I hear you! I have a very cool vintage synth that a buddy abandoned, after he tried to read the manual. (80's Roland gear, some of the worst Japanese-to-English translations ever.) I'm always happy to accept gear that my friends can't figure out. . . .


OMG - YES! I remember when I first received my GP-8, SDE3000 and VP-66. The manuals were printed on tractor paper and stapled together. With the craziest mistranslated grammar ever! I still have them somewhere... I still have the GP8 and the VP-66.

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#2476917 - 03/11/13 07:31 AM Re: Re read your manuals trust me it will save you money. [Re: Terrell]
Winston Psmith Offline
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Terrell - one of the tracks on my album is named after a direct quote from an 80's Boss manual.

"When Fully Clockwise, Then Oscillating."

The sad thing is, I'd been reading them long enough that the instruction made perfect sense. The phrase, however, stuck with me. . . .
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#2476973 - 03/11/13 01:47 PM Re: Re read your manuals trust me it will save you money. [Re: Winston Psmith]
Lokair Offline
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I am searching for my manual on my mackie onyx 1220 . Seems their web site is down and I figure now is the time to re read that manual as well as my recording software manuals. No to mention manual on my ART sgx Nitro , Yamaha keyboard , knight series tube tester, and bunch of other stuff lying about. I think March should be don't be a stupid musician month, Read manuals, ask ?s here of the one with knowledge (even if it sounds stupid) Like which way should the serial number plate on my fender guitar be ? Serial number towards the neck or bridge?


Lok
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#2477093 - 03/12/13 07:25 AM Re: Re read your manuals trust me it will save you money. [Re: Lokair]
Winston Psmith Offline
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Originally Posted By: Lokair
Like which way should the serial number plate on my fender guitar be ? Serial number towards the neck or bridge?
Lok


If you're talking about the four-bolt neck plate, the serial # is usually up towards the neck, so if the guitar is in a stand with the headstock pointed towards the ceiling, you can read the numbers, right-side up. If you have a Fender guitar or bass, and the neck plate is flipped over, that means someone worked on, or even changed the neck, and didn't bother to check when they put it back together. Functionally, it shouldn't matter with the four-bolt neck plate, it will hold just fine either way. With the 70's three-bolt neck plate, there was only one right way to install it.
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#2477202 - 03/12/13 03:19 PM Re: Re read your manuals trust me it will save you money. [Re: Winston Psmith]
Terrell Offline
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Originally Posted By: Winston Psmith
Terrell - one of the tracks on my album is named after a direct quote from an 80's Boss manual.

"When Fully Clockwise, Then Oscillating."

The sad thing is, I'd been reading them long enough that the instruction made perfect sense. The phrase, however, stuck with me. . . .


HA!!!!!!!

I remember I had a Steinberg Cubase for Atari St Mega 4! Everything was in German, but there we no words on the screen. Just point click hope and learn via time bombs. The good old days...

Hours upon countless hours of staring at 2x16 compact florecent displays, with nested menus that go on and on. I've had enough of that B.S.

BTW - I've delayed my Axe-Fx 2 purchase because the Axe Editor is not working with the current firmware version. If it is programmable and doesn't have an editor, I'm no longer interested! I don't have the time to learn, edit and tweak that way anymore.

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