David grissom amp volume!!!!!

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  1. scottenyart

    scottenyart Member

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    I recently emailed dave and asked him what his amp volume is usually at every time he plays and he said 5-8. I believe him totally, and I've actually seen him live several times so I know he's telling the truth and I've seen the amps in real life and what they are set at. I just don't understand how it works.....


    Can anyone enlighten me?


    Scott
     
  2. localmotion411

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    (1) Plug in yer guitar

    (2) Turn amp on

    (3) Crank amp volume to 5-8

    (4) Sound like David Grissom
     
  3. vintage66

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    Well, I got 1 through 3 right.
     
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    With a new baby at home, I can only tackle 1 & 2!
     
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    :messedup I remember those days
     
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    BBSuggs Gold Supporting Member

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    I think the key to taming that volume is hybrid picking, and working the guitar's volume and tone.
     
  7. JiMB

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    Yep, that's where the tone lies, IMO, when the tubes and tranformers are working hard and pushing the speakers. There's a beautiful synergy there!
    And of course, knowing how to work that with your hands.

    Jim
     
  8. big mike

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    Dave's tone is in his right hand. The dude just has 'IT" and would sound like himself through a line 6.

    That said, yup. get the amp in the sweet spot, and practice right hand damping.
     
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    It's in both hands. His left hand concept is heavily influenced by his former teacher, Pat Metheny. David sounds like himself on my arch-top with flat-wounds .
    I do remember him practicing loud in a little tiny room. You could hear him clear down the block!
     
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    He said in an interview that if you put both volumes on a JCM800 at "7" it will sound very close to a Plexi.

    Do you realize how loud that is? <g>

    I've done a few gigs/soundchecks where I've gotten on my Marshalls and there's really no other feeling like it - total synergy of guitar/amp/room makes it easier to play.
     
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    a tube amp doesn't " open up" until you get the volume past 4. you guys are missing out.
     
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    there's nothing tame about his volume live!
     
  13. waggclan

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    What he said... :agree
     
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    That is one thing I miss about the "Good 'ol Day's". Playing clubs in an average barband with a half stack cranked & nobody bitched about it.... ...except maybe the Lead Singer! :rotflmao
     
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    5-8 on what watt amp? 5 on a Dlx Rev is one thing, on a 200w Marshall Major is another.

    Dave's also got a healthy pedalboard pushing things hard, and hot pickups. Just sayin.
     
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    i spoke to dave at namm about where tone comes from, and he said he feels it's a combination of amp, guitar and fingers with fingers only slightly edging out the other 2.
     
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    Plus he uses the volume control a lot on his guitar to control tone and volume.
     

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