----- Original Message -----From: scott hansenSent: 7/25/2005 12:06:42 PMSubject: re:delurking (lifeless guitar tone) (for loops?)well, one person's "lifeless guitar tone could = anothers tone from heaven"it is very subjective.i can't really comment on the pod pro, but have heard good things and ifyou're using that w/ a repeater, that's already a 4 space rack...one solution that i have been experimenting w/ that i got from a vernon reid interviewin tapeop was to combine digital modelling (he used roland vg8) w/ some type of tubepreamp in recording. i think he was using some mic preamp to "warm the signal up" (againsubjective terms). i was experiencing similar thoughts/ideas and decided to get thispeavey tj raxx tube preamp unit to use w/ my digitech rp100 and i thought it worked pretty wellfor me for loop experimenting. i also occasionally sub in a digitech rp7 for the rp100, its a tubepreamp that has a nice "warm" sound, but isn't easy to program (in my opinion).the other option is to strip down your gear and see what is essential. last nite i put awaymy "regular preamps" and got out my old rat pedal and was using that into my loop setup, and i was amazed at the clarity of tone, felt "more pure guitar" tone, and did a little playing this am w/ it too.i think one thing for guitarists is the old addage that we're never happy w/ tone/sound/whatever...so at times it becomes like the old story of hendrix w/ wah wahs, 1st one sucked he thought, tech goes through 10, not happy, puts #1 back in, and that one sounds good all of a sudden. i experience this all the time it seems. never happy, always searching....oh well.....just some thoughts....s---
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