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Username: frank

Post Number: 8
Registered: 12-2005
Posted on Wednesday, December 14, 2005 - 6:12 pm:   Edit Post

How much louder does the stratoblaster make your guitar?
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 2812
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Wednesday, December 14, 2005 - 8:49 pm:   Edit Post

Hi Frank; this is the third time you have posted this question in this subtopic of the forum. Kevin responded to your first thread; and I pointed that out in your second thread. Most of the regular members of our forum read most of the threads. There really is not much to be gained by posting the same question three times in a row.
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Username: kmh364

Post Number: 1490
Registered: 9-2003
Posted on Thursday, December 15, 2005 - 7:24 am:   Edit Post

Ah! The impetuousness of youth, LOL! Break-out your pre-calc book...turn to logarithmns. Each 3db is a clear step-up in apparent volume from the previous reference level. 10db is twice the apparent loudness of the reference level. The Blaster can increase gain by 14db (5 times the original voltage signal).

Here's some reading on Logs to keep you busy during those long Winters in the Great White North, Eh? LOL!

Those pesky Logs, LOL!


Username: montreal

Post Number: 1
Registered: 12-2005
Posted on Thursday, December 15, 2005 - 5:10 pm:   Edit Post

I have read about the Stratoblaster but im not the most technical guy. What does (in lamens Terms) the stratoblaster do?
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Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 806
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Thursday, December 15, 2005 - 5:57 pm:   Edit Post

The stratoblaster fits right into the recessed input routing on a standard strat. The electronics sit in the routing and you wind up with a flush mounted input and a little toggle switch next to it. There is a little hole with a trim pot. When I had one on my strat, I found two distinct ways to use it. One was to set the trim pot for a modest boost and leave the stratoblaster on at all times. This gave the guitar a hotter signal resulting in a cleaner, fuller tone. Alternatively, you can set the trim pot for a lot of boost and flick the stratoblaster on for leads and off for rhythm. Sort of like having an on-board stomp box. Since I wasn't using the whammy bar (and had it blocked), I used the vibrato routing on the back as my battery compartment. I believe you can also fit the battery (single 9v) under the blaster. However you use it, this little guy gives a lot of bang for the bucks.

Bill, tgo
Username: montreal

Post Number: 2
Registered: 12-2005
Posted on Friday, December 16, 2005 - 6:07 am:   Edit Post

Thanks for the description. Looking forward to picking one up.

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