A far more versatile Crunchbox demo

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  1. PJH

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    I've just uploaded a new MI Audio Crunchbox demo. I used the Les Paul this time and tried different settings on the guitar and pedal. Once again the amp is a Marshall TSL602 set to clean.

    The first "solo" guitar part at the intro was the guitar backed off to clean the tone up a bit. The backing guitars were recorded with the gain on the CB backed off a bit.

    On the solo guitars I cranked up the gain on the CB. The "chorused" guitar part is also the Les Paul bridge pick up backed off.

    I think that this is a far more versatile demo of the CB than my previous attempts.

    The track is called "Les Paul Crunchbox".

    Link: http://www.soundclick.com/bands/default.cfm?bandID=761668

    Hope you find it useful.

    Cheers,

    Peter.
     
  2. musickbox

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    Good job. I like it. I have been looking at the CB again since I got a strat (G&L).
     
  3. greatbigz

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    Sweet! I just got a crunch box on Thursday and have not been able to plug it in yet as my pedalboard is under construction at the moment. This gives me some inspiration to just plug it in and play. Hopefully I can sound half that good. Nice clip, nice tones and nice playing!
     
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    Thanks for the comments. I think you're gonna love this pedal. If you're looking for a cranked Marshall tone this will deliver.
     
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    Another great clip, PJH! You helped record Lance's Fandango, right? It sounds awesome as well.

    I love your phrasing and style, by the way :)
     
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    Thanks, LT,

    Yes. I did record Lance's Fandango. Lovely amp BTW. We plugged the Crunchbox into the clean channel of that amp as well and the tone was phenomenal.

    Cheers
     
  7. Cary Chilton

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    Hey Musicbox! I have a georgefullerton G&L strat ! G&L's are great !
     
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    Superb CB demo Peter. Well done !

    I, too, am now "be-crunchboxed" myself. I couldn't resist your clips in the end ! My solo tones have never been so good.
     
  9. PJH

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    Hey there Hamfist,

    Glad you finally came around.

    Cheers,

    Peter.
     
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    Another excellent clip PJH - keep up the good work
     
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    Hi there Waxhead,

    Thanks for listening. Just watching you guys giving India a rough time again in the cricket.

    Cheers,

    Peter.
     
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    Ahh PJ, you're killing me man. I was just listening to you clips the other day. I've owned a CB in the past - do I really need to try it again. :horse
     
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    Very nice - from another CB user and fan
     
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    PJH, that's a dang nice demo of the crunch box's tones! it certainly helps when you have a nice composition too.....totally love that clip and the tones you're getting from the pedal :)
     
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    damn it! i was about to buy a tube zone, and now i want a crunch box =/
     
  16. Sixa

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    OT Sorry guys.
    PJH, if you don't mind, can you tell me how you recored the guitar, it sounds great, was it just a sm57 off center? or was it more. I don't need specific, just a genaral explanation.

    THNX in advance.
     
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    Thanks sooo much for the comments guys.

    Sixa, the guitar was recorded with an SM57 about 8 - 10 inches away from the grill in the centre of the speaker. I find that by pushing the mic right up on the grill it gets very fussy about the position.

    Essentially I'm pretty lazy when it comes to finding the sweet spot. I detest running in and out of the soundbooth to make small adjustments. By moving the mic slightly away from the grill the tone tends to even out a bit.

    The mic goes into my Yamaha mixing desk and then into my Soundcard (Delta1010s)

    My DAW is Sonar 6.2 and Adobe Audition.

    If you're interested my site is www.offtheedge.co.za click on Foxglove Studios on the left hand side.

    Cheers,

    Peter.
     
  18. dmczern

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    Sounds great man, thanks ! :BEER
     
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    My pleasure,

    Cheers,

    Peter
     
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    As a fellow recording engineer, I say great job! Very nice composition and great tones and playing.
     

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