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    schecterplayer
    Toneologist

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    Sweet, my favorite local mom and pop music store owned by a buddy of mine is a dealer for HBE, i'll have to try those

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  • TwilightOdyssey
    Darkness on the edge of Tone

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    bump.

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  • TwilightOdyssey
    Darkness on the edge of Tone

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    Originally posted by JammerMatt
    TO, I gotta finally ask. What is your avatar?
    Video game, Wanda And Colossus.

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  • JammerMatt
    Ultimate Tone Slacker

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    TO, I gotta finally ask. What is your avatar?

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  • TwilightOdyssey
    Darkness on the edge of Tone

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    Scott, please let me know how you get along with the Germacide!
    That always looked like a cool pedal to me.

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  • shred-dog
    Toneologist

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    sounds good TO , i just found a HBE germacide to go with my HBE power screamer ! it will make a nice combo . i have to get a HBE cpr next !!!!!!!!! for some added fatness . rock on brother ben . later scott

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  • TwilightOdyssey
    Darkness on the edge of Tone

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    Homebrew CPR ** Follow-up! **

    Well, After much experimentation, I've been using the CPR pretty much every day, and I've come to the conclusion that I love it. It really thickens and widens out the tone tremendously!

    Yesterday I began setting up to record guitar tracks for the demo versions some new songs that will be appearing on TO album #2. After an hour of tweaking, I ended up with a great tone! I mic'd the cab with a Shure SM57, (after experimenting with 4 other mics), since that mic just sounded the best for what I was doing. Once I got the mic position set, I taped off the spot with gaffa tape.

    Today I spent 7 hrs tracking the guitars for the 1st song, which runs about 8:15 in length. In the middle of the song there is a very vintage Priest kind of haltime section for the solos, and I wanted a mild overdrive sound. The CPR totally smoothed out the sound for this part and it sounds so organic!!

    For the rest of the song, there's a lot more distortion, and I used the CPR throughout. My signal path is now:
    Guitar > Dos Mos (as buffer) > CPR (mild amount of sustain, level at 12:00) > Big D > Rivera Knucklehead.

    The other change I made to my rig was to use a different EQ setting and to crank the gain on the Rivera to 10. I'm now using the Big D to just add a bit of bite to the sound, instead of relying on it for the bulk of the distortion. The end result is a tone with more presence, better attack, and tons of harmonic complexity, while still retaining that nice, fat, tube warmth!

    Wonderful pedal, highly recommend it.
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