Carr Skylark - Video Clips with 6 piece Blues band

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  1. Groberts

    Groberts Silver Supporting Member

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    Some wonder if the Carr Skylark is gig worthy in a band setting since it has such low power (12w's).

    hey Guys, I'm going to post this on another thread I started about the Skylark. My best friend bought the Skylark I was looking at, but I wasn't ready to pull the trigger. I caught my friends band last night and took a couple video's of him playing through his Carr Skylark in action. This was in a 6 piece blues band at an outdoor venue, nothing was mic'd. The Skylark SMOKES!!

    I checked his settings at the end of the night and to the best of my recollection, they were:
    Vol = Noon
    L/H switch set to "L"
    treble 10 o'clock
    Mid 11 oclock to noon
    Bass = 3 o'clock
    Presence = 9 o'clock
    He had a Jam Dreamer Plus OD pedal with both sides engaged the whole time
    Guitar = Fender '63 Custom Shop Tele w/Fender CS '63 PU's



     
  2. glazed67

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    Thanks for sharing, you ain't kidding!! That's the next one on the list.
     
  3. Greentone

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    Why can't anyone play "Little By Little" right? It baffles me. At least make an attempt to play the right groove and learn the hooks!
     
  4. Groberts

    Groberts Silver Supporting Member

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    I am all for a current interpretation. I think a lot of people know the song because it was covered by Susan tedeschi. (sp?) I LOVE the version that my friends band played.

    Make it your own! Nothing wrong with that.
     
  5. saltydogg

    saltydogg Rock & Roll Enthusiast Gold Supporting Member

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    We do Susan's cover, as well.
     
  6. Big D

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    Awesome!!! Very very nice!!!
     
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    Thanks for posting this groberts. This makes me even more excited for my incoming skylark.
     
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    Gregg Allman. Doyle Bramhall Jr. on guitar, I believe. Great album.

    But it's nice to hear the original again.
     
  9. Groberts

    Groberts Silver Supporting Member

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    I was very impressed with the tone of the skylark and its ability to keep pace in a full band setting, being a 12w amp. I think the magic of the Skylark is the way that it bridges the 'edge of breakup' overdriven tones, but cleans up with a lighter touch. Very touch senstitive. The other cool thing about the amp (*the point of this thread) is that even when it is overdriven and has a drive pedal in front of it, the sonic delivery retains impeccable clarity and it fits nicely in the mix.

    Anybody else impressed with the tone of the amp and how it works well in a band setting?
     
  10. kurt1981

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    thought it sounded quite good, I really gotta find a dealer around here to try the carr amps again, I miss my rambler!!
     
  11. Groberts

    Groberts Silver Supporting Member

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    Kurt, if you have not played a current issue Rambler with the Elsinore speaker, I am personally convinced the newest issue Rambler is the best yet. To my ears, it sounds better. A couple close guitar player friends who have great ears for tone also agree.
     
  12. MarcJ

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    Damn, that little amp was cutting through, sounds great.
     
  13. Groberts

    Groberts Silver Supporting Member

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    I totally agree. This is conjecture on my part, but I think amps like the Skylark are so well voiced that in spite of the low wattage rating, they are able to carve out their own sonic space in the band mix.
     
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    Just wish I had the $$$ for another carr!! I liked my old rambler a lot but the speaker always bugged me and I traded it before I could mess too much with that. Just gotta find someone who wants two amps in trade for a rambler!!!
    Kurt
     
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    Groberts Silver Supporting Member

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    Carr dialed in the Rambler with the new Elsinore speaker. It is perfect! Totally musical, no ice picky, razor Sharp high end like the former wizard speaker.
     
  16. Andre357

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    Screw the amp !! Great playing !!!!
     

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