The Glaswerks Thread- version 2.0

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by J.T. Guitar, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. J.T. Guitar

    J.T. Guitar Platinum Member Silver Supporting Member

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    Bitter-sweet relief Gary, however temporary. :D I need an EL34 SOD II to be complete as a man.

    ;)

    Hey Billion... Isn't the GW/KW combo the bomb? Delicious! I have an ASW combo in mine.
     
  2. wishkahdaddy

    wishkahdaddy Silver Supporting Member

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    Well you will have to fly over J.T. and hear my EL34 Santa Clause, I mean Cruz, when it's complete. Then there will be the Desert Sky 6l6. I could not decide which one to get so I just ordered one of each! HA
    I've got one or two more amps to purchase in the next 6 months and then I should be set for awhile...Then again, maybe not!

     
  3. J.T. Guitar

    J.T. Guitar Platinum Member Silver Supporting Member

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    Either a Phat Momma or an EL34 S.C. for me next time. My Santa Cruz and 59' Tele are a match made in heaven. The Desert Sky with humbuckers is something special too.
     
  4. Billion81

    Billion81 I don't buy cheeba, I grow it. Gold Supporting Member

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    No doubt.

    I hear you on Skyliner circuits. Really full OD and rips for straight up rock gigs. Still an EL 34 HRM amp (Phatty) gets really thick.

    Playing as a fill-in bass player tonight in a 7 piece band. Who is Patron Saint of un learned songs again? Prayer time. Hopefully my old GK rig doesn't blow up...

    Later fellas.

    Teddy
     
  5. gtrs

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    My SODII is great with Hums or Tele's on Desert Sky.
    The Oh Henry is amazing with Strat's and Tele's, especially my new Crook!
     
  6. wishkahdaddy

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    Well I mainly play humbuckers so I sure hope I like both the Desert Sky and the Santa Cruz with them. I run two amps live and probably will have to try a show or two with a both Glaswerks to see what I think. Anyone out there ever run two Glaswerks live? Just curious...
     
  7. gtrs

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    Sometime next year I will be running my SODII and OD3 together live.
    Doing a W/D rig.
    SODII w/FX
    CA dry

    So far, experimenting with it at home it's looking promising.
    I'm currently investigating routing and switching options.

    I would think those two circuits are different enough to work out nicely together live though.
    Congrat's on the new acquisitions!!
     
  8. wishkahdaddy

    wishkahdaddy Silver Supporting Member

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    You and I will have just about the same rig. You have good taste in tone my friend! LOL

    I LOVE those Carol Ann's also!!

     
  9. j.s.tonehound

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    Anybody out there have a clip of an SODII with high levels of filthy overdrive?
     
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    Check youtube, you might find some there.
    I use the HRM channel on mine for all things heavy, the SODII has a LOT of gain available.
    Dave C might have something posted around here somewhere too, he makes/has some damn good clips of the SODII.
     
  11. Dave_C

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    Here are a couple with high levels of OD in the non-HRM RF channel, but it's pretty smooth and articulate so it doesn't sound super distorted, even though it really is. This is with no boosts either, so it does go way above this.

    (W/ Forte 3D112 and WGS Blackhawk HP mic'ed at big club)
    http://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=11250162

    (W/ Glaswerks 1x12 Thiele and EVM-12L unmic'ed at small club)
    http://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=9582903

    I don't have any of the HRM channel with this much gain, but it tends to sound more rock-n-roll, even at the same gain levels.
     
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    Nice playing and tone!
     
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    Thanks, mang! Gary's stuff is amazing. So many great tones in one box. You are in for many treats with those amps you got coming.

    :)

    Happy Holidays to one and all!!!
    :beer
     
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    Forgot about this one. This is my buddy, Jimmy Gondoli, sitting in dead cold on my rig at his club. He's such a sweet, soulful player. Same gain level as before, but a completely different (and more talented) set of paws!

    http://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=9473923
     
  15. j.s.tonehound

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    Man that's some great work, much appreciated!

    I was thinking more along the lines of the more unrefined (square edged, slightly metallic and on the edge of meltdown) kinda gain in the vein of the keys intro to Lazy on Deep Purple's Made in Japan or Paul Gilbert's 'Bliss' and 'My Drum'. I know this probably isn't the kind of sound the SOD is built for but I love all the clean and crunch sounds I've found, and also the smooth saturation sounds, I was just hoping it would also be able to take care of that blow torch sound as well.
     
  16. J.T. Guitar

    J.T. Guitar Platinum Member Silver Supporting Member

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    Nice!
     
  17. Dave_C

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    Thanks! The HRM channel can get you closer to that, but I have not tried to get anything square-edged or metallic, so I'm not sure about that. Some of the GW Nicky Moroch clips get much closer to that (i.e. more aggressive, but not harsh) than anything I've attempted to dial in yet.
     
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    Yeah, Jimmy 'da man. Ironically, I just had a reminder go off on my phone while typing this to give him a call about booking some gigs! LOL.
     
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    Yeah, the 'bunkbed' clip of Nicky Moroch has just about the best crunch sound I've heard. I have a feeling I'm looking for something that isn't designed to be in the SOD. But I really hope it is otherwise I'm kinda stumped!
     
  20. Dave_C

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    You should talk to Gary about his various voicings. Some are more rock-n-roll than others. The 70s circuits, and maybe others, are more aggressive.
     

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