Blankenship VARIPLEX In Action....Clips!

Discussion in 'Member Video and Sound Clips' started by John Ziegler, Jun 28, 2006.

  1. carbz

    carbz Supporting Member

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    Pete, that riff you do after the "you really got me" part is fantastic! You have a h**L of a touch my friend.. God Bless
     
  2. John Ziegler

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    very nice roy! bring on the 100 watters!
    yeah dude! :dude

    choice!
     
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    thanks carbz! much appreciated...
     
  4. John Ziegler

    John Ziegler Member

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    just saw this online....

    http://www.blankenshipamps.com/data/product/v-plex.htm

    and anyone that wants to hear all of the Variplex clips that rocked this thread, without having to scour around....

    into greenbacks @ 90v:
    http://www.davidphillipsmusic.com/variplexdry.mp3
    http://www.davidphillipsmusic.com/variplexrev.mp3

    and into vintage 30s @ 60v:
    http://www.davidphillipsmusic.com/variplexvintage30.mp3

    i saw the blankenship crew the other day,
    and they said there's lots more clips, tunes, and info coming soon.

    rock on!
     
  5. George Barry

    George Barry Member

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    Ok...Sinal1....
    who is Dave Friedman and how can I get in touch with him? Your clip sounded great...I dont do that eddie thang, but I love that tone and I am deeply impressed.
     
  6. sinasl1

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    Dave's at Rack Systems in North Hollywood, CA... same shop the Blankenship amps are made.... He and Roy are in cahoots doing the Variplex together...
     
  7. GaryMcT

    GaryMcT Gold Supporting Member

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    What power amp tubes were you using? Is that a modded plexi module or stock?

    Damn that sounds good.
     
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    Stock... since then it's been modded.. by Friedman. Sounds even better.

    Stock power tubes... EL34B

    Guitar Rig offers numerous tweaks to the cab models- that was a huge part of the equation...
     
  9. GaryMcT

    GaryMcT Gold Supporting Member

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    I have a hotplate, an RM4, an RM50B combo, a Plexi modules, and Guitar Rig 2. :) Problem is, I've never been able to get a decent cab/mic tone out of Guitar Rig 2. I think it might have something to do with how I'm getting the line-in into the computer (hotplate lineout into Mackie 1620 with the firewire option). Any suggestions, or pointers on a good cab setup in Guitar Rig or maybe a better way to get the lineout from the hotplate into the computer if that might be a problem? Maybe an impedance mismatch or something? My levels look fine, but the results are really harsh in general.

    After hearing your clip, I was able to get close in the room with 6V6 tubes and the master volume at 100%. . very inspiring! I may have to pick up some EL34's and give them a try.

    thanks!
    Gary
     
  10. IPlayHamers

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    Here are screen shots of the exact cab and eq settings on the preset I used in Guitar Rig for that VH clip.You can see I'm really boosting lots of top end, using like 4 different eq's! Also boosting lows and cuting some low mids. There is a ton of sizzly top end in the VH1 tones.

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    The out on the Hotplate into the mixer method should sound fine, as long as you are only listening to the return back from your computer, not to any of the unprocessed hotplate into mixer channel...
     
  13. GaryMcT

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    Definitely not listening to the unprocessed stuff.

    Thanks for the info! I'll give this a try.
     
  14. GaryMcT

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    If you don't mind me asking, what did you have the Plexi module knobs set to? I'm going to try to replicate your results tonight to see if I have everything hooked up right. I'm assuming you had the master on 10? I'm using 6V6's, so it'll probably sound different. .would be cool to see if I can get in the ballpark.
     
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    It was a long time ago, don't remember, but master was not on 10- probably on 5 or so... try pre on 10, bright switch on, mids bass and treble all around 6 and work from there... I had the power tubes in the power amp cooking pretty good, the hotplate's bulb was glowing :)
     
  16. GaryMcT

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    Thanks!
     
  17. keano

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    Anyone have clips of Dave Friedman Marshall mod?
     

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