Gear Wanker thread Mk II


I’ve already paid significantly more for just that privilege.


I like the idea of pedal people becoming all cork sniffery about achieving the pop punk sound


Good price


Ebow plus or Aeon?


I believe the later doesn’t have the harmonics mode which is the better of the two ebow modes


That’s what my concern is. Apparently the latter also has a lower pull or whatever, but i’m unsure if that’s good or bad.


I’ve never had a problem with ebow battery life when I’ve remembered to turn it off


Yeah, that isn’t really a concern, more that the lower pull has been said by some to make a less forced sound or a mor natural sound. Not sure if that’s what I’d want anyway.


That makes sense as you have to really lower the volume and tone for the ebow, but if you have a jazzmaster there is the often maligned rhythm circuit which is perfect for ebow preset


Yeah I’d heard that about the JM, pretty useful feature. I pretty much only ever use it as a lazy total volume cut.


Can anyone recommend some affordable active monitor speakers? Budget up to about £150 - needs to have a headphone input. The thing I’m using at the mo can’t really cope with the bass of the grandmother. I record to 4 track cassette so super clear digital fidelity is not really required

I was looking at these - mainly cos I like the green :grinning:


Can’t really recommend any as I’ve had mine years so not cast an eye on what’s available. That said, my pair of mackies have been going strong for 10+ years and sound great :man_shrugging:

Mate has a pair of rokits he’s happy with :man_shrugging:

Edit: sadly mine are not green :frowning:


cool cheers - were yours in a similar kind of price bracket (allowing for inflation I guess!)?


Think mine were about £200 each…

JBL get a lot of love, never used them myself though


ah ok - about 4x nicer then :slight_smile:

Not sure if this is something I need to be spendy on or not really. I suspect not for my purposes


It’s a real ball ache to buy in my experience. Go to a shop and the room is nothing like the shape/treatment of yours, you get to sort of learn the character and flaws of whatever you get over time… which you don’t have in a shop.

:man_shrugging: decide on a budget and take the plunge. If it comes to mixing etc then use as many sources as possible. Headphones and cars reveal a lot, as does the stereo in your living room you’ve had since you were 12 :slight_smile:


Any of you folks ever owned/used a Fender Newporter?
In the mood for a new Electro Acoustic and this appeals.



Thomann are selling real tape delays half price, talk me out of it