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I have replaced a few of these, and all I use is a pair of long nose pliers with a piece of cloth over the jaws. It is very easy to avoid scuffing the tightening ring or the surface of the scratch plate. The tool itself is just not worth the money- it only does one thing, whereas a pair of pliers and a cloth can live in your guitar case as part of your ...


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With a couple of my smaller Peaveys, the amp. switch works in conjunction with the footswitch. When the amp. switch is 'on', the footswitch will then toggle between clean/dirty. You may have inadvertently switched the footswitch, which you may or may not usually use.Check the instructions (downloads available) before doing anything drastic. Do not swear at ...


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According to product specifications on the Aria company web site for the current MAC Presto model, Controls: Volume (CTS) x1 Tone (CTS) x1 5-Way PU selector SW x1 Series / Parallel / Tap Mini SW x2 I interpret this to mean that the two switches are: 1) a switch to change the pickups from wired-in-series to wired-in-parallel and 2) a coil-tap switch ...


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Have you tried mechanically isolating the cabinets,as in resting them on carpet or rubber, rather than putting them on, I suspect, a hard surface which may even be a hollow floor - creating its own soundboard. You say that the hum is still there even when no speaker is connected. This will eliminate a suspect ground loop, which incidentally, shows up as very ...


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In general, the way you fix this is disconnect EVERYthing so you don't have hum. And one by one, plug stuff in and see when the hum starts. Even if a device isn't ON, it can still cause ground loop interference just due to the ground in the connecting cable. Although disconnecting your ground on the main wall plug MAY get rid of your hum, do NOT do that. ...


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As direct software recommendations are of topic, I would suggest to use some ranked lists like the one Wikipedia provides, for instance. Some are free, and even commercial ones often provide free trial versions that work for weeks, so may be enough time to understand if you really like the idea. You do not need anything else just for starting. Any computer ...


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I use a program called Reason 7 from Propellerhead Software and it is available for both Windows PCs and Mac PCs. It is not free, but the full program can be downloaded and used in Demo mode. It can be used without having any other devices. Over the years, I tried several other programs, but Reason seemed to suit my way of doing things the best due to it's ...


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Sanding there will not hurt as long as you do not over do it and change the angle that the neck joins to the body, and thus the action, in fact light sanding to smooth the area could possibly help a tad with sound wave transfer from the neck to the body, enhancing the sustain and tonal qualities, which is one of the benefits of the way (for an example) ...


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You could add a switch which adds a higher capacitance in parallel with C3. Label its off position "low cut". The low value of C3 is what is rolling off bass response. Elsewhere, note how 10X bigger 22 nF couplers are used. It is usual for guitar amps to roll off bass. Fairly aggressive bass roll off is needed, in particular, to achieve "chunky" distortion ...



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