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David grissom amp volume!!!!!

scottenyart

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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
 

BBSuggs

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

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
 

big mike

Cathode biased
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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.
 

guitarjazz

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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!
 

loudboy

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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.
 

DarrenTD

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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
 

Rumblur

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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.
 

dzeitlin

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