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8Muddypaws

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The UPS Truck Finally Arrived
« on: June 20, 2019, 08:50:34 PM »
I played with a couple of guitars with ToneWood Amps installed and decided I wanted one.  The DW was listening at the time and for the first time in years said she liked the sound, and that I should get one!  Not being one to look a gift horse in the mouth I wasted little time in ordering it from Sweetwater.

It arrived just before dinner this evening.

Iíve been using a DSP 128 upgraded to a 256 for years  but itís mounted in a rack with a bunch of other stuff I donít want to haul around.  I tried using some stomp boxes but thought they sounded horrible and sent them back one by one.

I really liked the sound it delivered through the guitar.  It uses the body of the guitar like the cone of a speaker.  It has a bunch of effects, interfaces with idevices and can be used as a DI box to my amps or house systems.

You know, a new toy!  Woo hoo!
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Re: The UPS Truck Finally Arrived
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2019, 10:43:55 PM »
Congrats Russ. I hadn't heard of ToneWood preamps prior to reading your message, and it's tough to fully appreciate them on a PC screen.
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Re: The UPS Truck Finally Arrived
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2019, 03:34:16 AM »
That is cool Mud. I had not heard of Tonewood amps either so I went to their web site and watched the video. That is very cool. If I had not sold my guitars last year I would be buying one. But how does the magnet stick to the back of a wooden guitar?
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Re: The UPS Truck Finally Arrived
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2019, 05:59:04 AM »
They're special wooden magnets  ;)
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Re: The UPS Truck Finally Arrived
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2019, 09:18:36 AM »
There is a set of 4 magnets on a plastic x-brace that gets installed inside the guitar.  It stays put with a fairly strong double sided tape.  The TWA also has 4 very strong magnets and a couple of sticky suction cup pads.  They suggest only using one of the pads for most guitars.  Two of my acoustics are satin finish so I may need both.

Iíll let you know how the install goes.
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Re: The UPS Truck Finally Arrived
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2019, 12:59:00 PM »
I've seen/used similar magnetic attachments on ukes. Some use a double-sided tape (re/movable), while others use an adhesive (permanent location). Some come with several attachments (metal bars) to place inside multiple instruments, allowing a single amp or pickup to be shared among the instruments.
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Re: The UPS Truck Finally Arrived
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2019, 06:02:02 PM »
As I thought, I had to use both suction pads to get the TWA to stick to the back of the guitar.  I have another guitar with a slightly rounded back and I donít think itís going to work at all for that one.

Some of the default values for the effects are a little overwhelming but after fiddling with them I got some I liked.  Then I decided I needed to read the manual so I save save the changes I made.
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