CIJ Strat into Princeton

Discussion in 'Member Video and Sound Clips' started by 56_Special, Sep 28, 2006.

  1. 56_Special

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    This is my first posting of a soundclip. It's a short blues improvisation on my new CIJ ST54-120DMC Strat into a SF Princeton with a Rajun Cajun speaker. The speaker is new and still sounds a little harsh to me. It's miked with a Shure Sm-57. I hope you enjoy it.

    Blues clip

    Best,

    Martin

    p.s. I originally posted this yesterday, but some how that post is now missing.
     
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    Nice tone. Is that a Princeton or a Princeton Reverb?
     
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    Thanks! It's a Princeton. Stock it was very feeble. There was almost no volume until 4 on the dial. Dimed it was very clean. My tech converted it to a long tailed phase inverter, added a master volume, and a presence control. Under normal circumstances I would consider that unforgivable butchery. But the non-reverb Princeton is really a flawed design and something needed to wake it up. As long as you don't go nuts with the controls, it can sound pretty nice. Here I had the MV on about 7 and the volume at 2. I find that with the MV still at 7 and the volume at about 5 I can get a very nice blusey breakup. But it's pretty loud at that setting and I'm recording at home so I turned it down.

    Martin
     
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    Soulful! I like the way your phrasing breathes.
     
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    Thanks, anyone! Coming from you that means a lot because I've admired your own clips (esp. the Heritage amps clips) and I know you're a player. I've got to work on laying back a bit more on the quick passages.

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    Hey thanks! Those quick passages kill me every time; I've got to learn to breathe!
     

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