A clip of my Ceriatone Overtone Special

marinblues

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Unfortunately, I haven't had the time to test drive my Overtone properly, but its versatility is quite impressive. I don't know if it does the D thing (whatever that may be), but I can certainly has some nice tones:

Update:

New clip with a Telecaster. Sounds good (well...to me, at least)!
http://it.youtube.com/watch?v=MHo41oQ6L30

New clip with a single coil stratocaster:
http://it.youtube.com/watch?v=leM113iqXTE


335, lots of notes, Mesa type of sound. Lots of sustain:
http://it.youtube.com/watch?v=ufzim7FFBAE

Bluesy, thick gain, humbucker guitar:
http://it.youtube.com/watch?v=JVMBqGOfIdI

with an single coil Anderson Classic. lo/mid/high gain settings.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3hqfYw5uQ4

Here's a clip with my Tokai 335 copy.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zT8NBAX3cMo

Strat and 335 copy (bad recording):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75W4EptWUY0

forgive the sloppy playing.:)

Marin
 

Nighttrain

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Thanks for the clips! I'm really interested in these amps. Can you post more clean clips when you get a chance?

Thanks again Marin.
 

Kenny D

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Nice clips, Marin. I just bought a CeriaTone Plexi 50 - the complete amp. I cannot wait to get it!
 

fullerplast

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So you need something like a Dumbleator to make the loop work, right?

No, not at all. It simply opens the circuit without buffering and without output level and input level pots. That means if you have a device with an unusually low input impedance or without a level control you could have limited control or impact to tone, but most typical devices like an echoplex, delay, or reverb box will work just fine.
 

1973Marshall

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MARIN you have me intrigued - I have wanted one of these

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It was kinda what I expected. I know this is only off a CAMERA VID, but I have heard your clips for a while now and it seems you have been easily able to obtain these tones with other gear. I feel you can get pretty darn close with a Fender amp and the right pedals. I am merely asking, NOT telling.

Your thoughts? Based on being there in the room with the amp? Compare to your other gear.
 

fullerplast

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I feel you can get pretty darn close with a Fender amp and the right pedals.

That actually goes for most of the D clones, as the classic Ford/Zendrive vs Dumble example so clearly demonstrates.

For me the difference is more a feel and guitar-amp interaction than an obvious difference in the tone of a recorded clip. The gain structure and complexity is different, pedals being solid state and in front of the first tube stage and EQ, while the OD stage is tube and after the first tube stage and EQ. It's often more enjoyable to play with a well set up D style amp than a Fender and a pedal but you can get very similar sonic results if you are so inclined. OTOH, the Overtone is a great sounding amp for not much more money than a good Fender amp and a good pedal......
 

marinblues

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MARIN you have me intrigued - I have wanted one of these

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It was kinda what I expected. I know this is only off a CAMERA VID, but I have heard your clips for a while now and it seems you have been easily able to obtain these tones with other gear. I feel you can get pretty darn close with a Fender amp and the right pedals. I am merely asking, NOT telling.

Your thoughts? Based on being there in the room with the amp? Compare to your other gear.

Dunno...I don't have a definite opinion yet.:eek:

I do tend to dial in everything to achieve those sounds which recognize. I presume that those are "my" tones.

The amp and new cab are much louder than than the combo amp I had before so its a bit difficult to play at home. The volume and lack of reverb make everything sound different to my ears....

I actually need to rely on the recordings to understand the sound. The recording actually sound good and I can add reverb, which is what I am used to.

The amp is a unusual one for sure. There are tons of knobs and each of them affects the sensibility of the other. The gain can get really thick and compressed, so i don't know if you can get that with a Fender & pedals. The only pedal which I know of which comes close is my Banzai Fireball.

I am thinking of ordering a isocab, so I can relax and play properly instead of feeling uncomfortable about the volume. I find it really hard to improvise with that feeling.

Alternatively, I might just forget about tube amps and get a digital Axe-Fx or just a tube pre-amp and some sort of DI output. ;)


Marin
 




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