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  1. What you need to know is that the HX Stomp draws about 900mA at 9V. With the right cables you can make it work with most power supplies. I use a CIOKS DC7. The outputs are 600mA each so I use a doubling cable and a cable that converts the right size for the stomp. The CIOKS website has plenty of information on this. I have found this to be a great power supply. I also used an MXR ISO Block before using the 800mA output. Although perhaps not ideal, I have heard that most power supplies under rate the capacity. So a 500mA may actually provide closer to 600mA. But every manufacturer is different. Good luck.
  2. I agree with crusinon2 that you will only know when you try them but you should not be stressed. I have the shure 215s and for the price they sound very good. I was using them with an expensive wireless monitoring system. I also have studio headphones AKG 240s that are about the same price. They have more bass response because they cover your ear. For playing at home I would recommend the AKGs. You would still be able to hear your wife calling you sometimes. With the Shure's you probably won't hear anything else but your guitar. I have expensive custom 3 driver IEMs now and I actually preferred the 215s in some ways. But it's a different animal when you are on stage. I use the custom IEMs when I play live and when the monitors and mains are not on, the custom IEMs sound very brite. When the sound kicks in, i have bass again and everything sounds great. As Gunpointmetal said above, if music sounds good through them then your guitar probably will too. I wouldn't use the custom IEMs to listen to music on a plane or anything. I hate hearing my electric guitar acoustically when playing so I like having headphones that cut out ambient noise. Just my preference and something else to consider. .
  3. The EP booster and the volume pedal may not be able to take a hot signal from the output of the HX Stomp. I could hear a little distortion with a Boss Reverb and a Digi Hardwire Delay after my stomp so I removed them. You could put the volume pedal in an FX loop of the Stomp if you have room or use it as an expression pedal. Also, there is an EP boost in the Stomp if I'm not mistaken. Otherwise, the "path" seems OK if it sounds good. You should be using at least a pre-amp sim of some kind in your Stomp as well since your running into an FX return. A full amp sim might also sound good, just no cab sims.
  4. I'm using the Cioks DC7. They recommend two adapter cables (that aren't expensive) to combine two outputs and then convert to the right size plug. It works great and is very quiet. I power my G10S, tuner, Drop, wah, 18v flanger and phaser. The DC7 comes with plenty of cable and they have a chart to help find if you need specific adapters.
  5. If anyone is interested, the cables came in stock today at Sweetwater and they are on the way to me. I have the Ciocks DC7 on the way too. Seems to be a great all around power supply..
  6. It looks like both cables are "coming soon" at Sweetwater. I just ordered them both.
  7. Sailorhunter. I used a stereo FX loop in the Helix and the second to last block in the signal chain. Two cables to the Mimiq and two cables back to the returns. The only thing after that is a Reverb block.
  8. I'm the boy scout in the band (even though I was never a boy scout). I have a drum key, a microphone clip, duct tape, cable ties, various screwdrivers and allen wrenches, flashlight, batteries, permanent marker, right angle adapters and more. I used to keep Advil. Also, one great tip I don't follow anymore is to tape a $20 bill under a box or something so you can always pay your tab or get a taxi or whatever. I have a multi layer tool box that keeps all the microphones and cables in the bottom, pull out drawers for small things, and a box on top for the tablet, video recorder, my IEMs etc. As you go through gigs and realize, "wow, it would have been nice to have xxxxxxx" you just start being that guy. I've played out for over 25 years and I have learned not only to be prepared for me but for the rest of the band. It will serve you well.
  9. You have to split the signal after the delay or you can have two delays. Then you have to split the output and pan one left and one right. Easier to do with Edit than on the Stomp but still achievable.
  10. If you have the stereo Wet reverb it will work. But if you have the mono version it will not.
  11. I don't agree with changing the mix. Mine sounds fine at 100%. I like the Fasel and the Custom Chrome wahs and I change the Low and Hi settings. Low down to 280 and high at about 1.8. Also, make sure you have the controller set to actually change the wah position. First in the chain is also best. Tom Morello uses it in his FX loop, but never liked that sound myself. It all depends on what you like.
  12. I have an Angry Charlie V2 that I have been using in the fx loop so I can run wah and phaser in the stomp before it. It sounds great. I use a US Double Nrm or a Whowatt as the amp. But with this set up I can also plug into any clean amp and get a great sound (disable the stomp amps). I have owned the Pinnacle, Bogner Ecstasy, MXR Badass, and Marshall Jackhammer pedals among others. The Angry Charlie is simply amazing. I'm just as happy using it as I am the Friedman (Placater) in the Stomp. I also have gone through all of the pedal in the Helix and Stomp and they just don't have the right character. The Deranged Master is great in front of an already distorted amp, but non of the pedals really sound like a good rock distortion to me into a clean amp.
  13. His pickups in those guitars were unique and heavily influenced his sound. That's something people knew about but for some reason never considered to be such a huge part of the overall tone. The Gibson Lab Series amps were a hidden secret for years. BB King famously used them as well. When it came out that the Lab Series was what Ty was using, people assumed that it was the key to his tone. IMO it has mostly to do with the pickups and Ty's fingers. He's using Mesa Boogies now as well as other guitars and it still sounds like him. Ty is also a master of FX and used stereo imaging, double tracking, etc to his advantage.
  14. DarthHollis

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    #1 - Buy something you will enjoy playing. The more you play the better you will get. #2 - Buy for purpose. If you are going to be gigging out I highly recommend buying two guitars so you have a back up. I have not had a string break live in 4 years but I did have an input jack come unattached. Trying to diagnose that at a gig and then solder it would have been a nightmare. Having a second guitar was less stressful. Your needs may be different if you are just playing at home, doing session work, recording for your own pleasure, etc.. #3 - Learn to take care of it yourself. I do all my own work except for frets. If there ever is a problem I can solve it. I have 4 good guitars that are very similar. I keep two tuned to E and two tuned to Eb. I always take two guitars to gigs.
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