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Graduate level software engineer with a love for guitar, and have played for many years. I never made it big in the music space, but I have lent my "skills" for a couple of studio sessions for some friends. Now instead of concentrating on "making it" I enjoy writing and recording the music that is my passion. I have an abnormal obsession with gear of all kinds, and I have spent a couple of years tweaking what I have until it sounds exactly the way I want it to :D.

I've also built my own amps/pedals/guitars, and heavily modified the stock one's I own. I'm an electrical engineering nerd--although I don't think I could handle it as a profession--I still find the physical properties of guitars/amps/effects fascinating. You can find me on twitter at the address below.

http://www.twitter.com/jduv2683


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revised What are good applications of the ZVex Fuzz Factory
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comment Distortion pedals and tube amps
Unless I'm missing someting, in order to make the A/B pedal thing work you need at least a two channel amplifier or two amplifiers. Normally, a two channel amp will come with a channel switcher in the first place, removing the need for an A/B box. All applications of the A/B I've worked with involve two amplifiers.
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comment Distortion pedals and tube amps
Just realized you asked this exact question as an answer on the question I just linked you to :). So basically, your answer is in that article if you read it. If you have any trouble understanding it, feel free to let me know and I can clarify.
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comment Distortion pedals and tube amps
See this: music.stackexchange.com/questions/3099/…
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comment Tube screamer 808 with an ENGL Screamer 50W amp
You should check out my answer on this question: music.stackexchange.com/questions/3099/…
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comment Acoustic guitar damaged by impact. How to repair?
Take it to a luthier if you're concerned. Agreed.
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comment Trying to get that tube sound from a gainclone amp
It really depends on what you want to actually do with it. If you reword the question to be a little more pointed I think we could possible give some guidance. It's a bit like asking "Is there any sense in painting my lawnmower pink?" ;)
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comment What Does a Compressor Pedal Do?
Good expansion on attack.
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comment What can I build into my guitar and use the “tone pots” buttons to adjust?
Good caveat. You can also install volume kits (a resistor + a treble bleed capacitor) to offset the mellowness if you wish. I've done this on several of my axes and I love it.
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comment How can I get that flanger effect from “The Pretender” by Foo Fighters?
It's a phaser :).
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