Clip of my homemade "Tonester"

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  1. Leonc

    Leonc Wild Gear Hearder Gold Supporting Member

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    Clippage: Swampy number

    Recorded with SM57, off axis about 2" and about 8" back.
    Guyatone Flip Vintage Tremolo pedal on the Strat
    Crunchbox on the solo - Thorn #39

    The amp started life in '72 as a Fender Bantam Bass. It was converted into an AB763 type circuit (less trem and reverb) by Chris Dansdill a few years ago. I traded a Magnatone MP-3 for it and built its new cab. It's loaded with two Eminence speakers.
     
  2. KCWM

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    First off...that amp looks slick. I dig it.

    I like the how the tremolo is there, but subtle...just enough to be noticed. It was effective use of a tremolo.
     
  3. Jim Soloway

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    Sounds great. I love the clean swamp and the tremolo is truly "IT". And it's interesting to me how a mic as ubiquitous as the SM57 can be used so many different ways. I've got mine about an inch from the grill cloth.
     
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    Gorgeous looking combo, lovely sounds and nice playing too. Wow!
     
  5. Leonc

    Leonc Wild Gear Hearder Gold Supporting Member

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    Thanks fellers. Hey Jim - yah, the SM57 is a tremendous little workhorse. Almost always winds up sounding great.
     
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    Sweet clip Leon!
     
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    Great clip Leon. Really nice tones.
    BTW... I'm glad you posted that...I've been wanting to hear some good clips of that Guyatone pedal.
     
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    Really sweet sounding amp & nice playing Leon ...

    (Oh, and I always luv to see castors on a good amp .. very comforting...)
     
  9. hemlock

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    Very nice cleans! I think your playing has as much to do with that as the amp/guitar, though. The Crunchbox sounds great with that amp.
     
  10. Leonc

    Leonc Wild Gear Hearder Gold Supporting Member

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    Thanks very much guys! As with so many clips, you just don't get the "feel" coming through. Another thing I've really become aware of (mostly since I got some decent speakers for my computer) is just how much fidelity you lose when you go from the uncompressed digital recording to MP3. Even with my warn out ears, I can really hear the difference. Bummer for all the people growing up on MP3s :(.

    But anyway, yeah man, the Crunchbox (really, ALL my pedals) sounds fantastic through this circuit.

    kanderson - I had the amp set real clean and the guitar volume backed down a bit. One thing I've noted with the Guyatone is that it actually overdrives a bit if your guitar is cranked. Sometimes, this is cool--sounds kind of like a bias-trem type circuit--but other times I just want it clean, and that usually means backing the guitar down a little. The Flip does manage to ALWAYS sound nice and warm and natural though. Thing blew me away the first time I used this on a gig. I remember hitting the pedal and the bass player and I looked at each other with eyebrows raised and eyes buggin out, LOL. Man it just sounded soooooo nice!
     
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    That's a good lookin' and sounding amp Leon. Is that a 10 and a 12" speakers in the cab?
     
  12. Leonc

    Leonc Wild Gear Hearder Gold Supporting Member

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    Good eyes. Yup the 10 is an Eminence Lil' Buddy and the 12 is a Kingpin 60 made for Carr by Eminence. Sounds and looks quite a bit like a Legend to me.
     
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    OO very nice.

    Great playing fella.
     
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    Great sounding amp. Great playing to boot.
     
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    Hey Leon,

    Sounds great as usual. How do you like the 112/110 setup? I picked up a '63 Tremolux and am thinking about putting it in a repro cab with that combo.

    cheers
     
  16. Leonc

    Leonc Wild Gear Hearder Gold Supporting Member

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    Guys - thanks very much for the kind words!

    Hey Ryan! How's it going this summer? Lots of giggin?

    Man, I'm TOTALLY digging this 12/10 setup. I think that the Emi Lil Buddy is really making it work for me. It's got a very strong low-end and it seems to add a bit of firmness or focus to the sound. It's a hemp-cone speaker and I think other hemp cone speakers might work well in this context too (i.e. 12+10+Fender blackface circuit). It's easy enough to make a baffle. I'd say it's definitely worth trying.
     
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    Thanks for the info, I'll let you know how it sounds.

    Summer down here has been great actually, plenty of gigs por suerte. I have gigged my poor little maggie all over the last three months. I did a big outdoor show with just it and a ten watt vibrolux and it held up just fine. With a nice clean boost I think that thing can go anywhere. It gets hot as hell, but it sure sound sweet!
     
  18. Leonc

    Leonc Wild Gear Hearder Gold Supporting Member

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    Cool deal, Ryan. I'll be interested to know if the 10+12 thing works out for you.
     
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    Leon - sounds excellent, and the gear is the smallest part of that. Beautiful clippage of some beautiful playing.
     

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