So this is not about a Supercap upgrade as that has been discussed many times. In a few months I’ll have enough to add either a second preloved HCDR, or get 2/3 preloved Powerlines (or possibly buy a new Strat).
So ignoring the Strat, does anyone have any experience to know which would give the greater improvement, 3 Powerlines or 2nd HCDR?
Oh, and in case you are wondering, there is nothing wrong with my current system - absolutely love it, but a 2nd HC and eventually a possible SC was always the long term plan. Thank you
I have powerlines on all my boxes, so maybe I’m biased, but I think that they will bring a more cohesive improvement to your system.
When I tried a second Hicap on my 282 it clearly made a difference, but not one that convinced me I needed it, so I put it on my stageline instead, where it was transformational.
When it comes to which box to connect your Powerlines to don’t forget your NAPSC. Before I had enough Powerlines for all boxes I attached one to the NAPSC in preference to having it on my 250,
Very helpful thank you. And of course a couple of powerlines wont cost any more electricity. Unfortunately my NAPSC is hard wired (version 1) so the best I could do is to replace the plug with one from my power line lite.
In all honesty as someone who mostly hates (or is disinterested in) guitars/guitar stuff:
1 - new Strat - you’re going to love that surely?
2 - Powerlines at good prices - nice, you can always sell on or repurpose
3 - Second HCDR - test first if possible, only way to know if it’ll trump 1 & 2. It might trump 2. For pure hobby enjoyment if you’re a guitarist I think I’d go for a suitable 1, but again demo it!
Thanks @IanRobertM yes the MIM is actually very good, and nothing wrong with it. Its now about the same age as my Amp/Pre-amp so maturing well. Also I don’t like any of the current colours on offer - mine’s a lovely electric blue
Thanks @james_n A NAC 52 isn’t even a long term plan, so the SC has less of an attraction at the moment - unless I win on the lottery of course
Thanks @steveo was the 2nd HC worse than one HC in your opinion, or just not as good as the SC. My thinking from what I have read is that a 2nd HC and/or Powerlines should always yield an improvement, whereas an SC might albeit arguable by some
Lols. On this theme, I am part way through stripping a bad re-finish off one of my Squier Strat bodies. And - wow - there is a lovely original Sunburst finish underneath… So… just do a good job removing the refin then clear coat over that…!!!