Do you ever... *Two Rock Content* (clip)

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  1. Playloudd308

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    Do you guys ever just find the sweet spot where your amp feels “on”?

    That moment when it just seems to connect and you are fully immersed? I have no idea if it is mindset, or the stars aligning just right. Heck is might be the seldom spoken haunting mids that Alexander Dumble was always rambling about. But some days it just seems more alive.

    Obligatory clip of the Dano into a Two Rock Bloomfield Drive. Reverb is coming from the amp and a touch of delay from the Strymon El Capistan.

     
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    One of the better BD clips I've heard. Nice.
     
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    Gotta ask - how did you have the amp set?
     
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    Thank you! That means a lot, there are some really good clips out there!

    Gracious.

    It is the 50 watt so it has the cathode/fixed bias switch. I have that set to low, so whichever that is. Gives it a more immediate response.

    lead - off
    Bypass - off
    Bright - on
    Mid - off
    Deep - off

    Gain -full
    Treble -2:30
    Mid -10:30
    Bass -right below 12:00
    Lead. - off
    Reverb -12:00
    Master - tv volume (around 7:30)
    Presence -11:30
     
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    Here is another clip with same settings, just middle/bridge position for pickup selection.



    And a better take on the first clip
     
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    Interesting.

    I assumed it was the lead channel.

    My Two Rock can't get that much gain/breakup out of the clean channel.
     
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    I believe the secondary settings on the El Capistan were set with a little Db boost. Recorded a second with it turned down. (Posted above)

    It also might be the compression from Instagram and a crappy camera mic. The second recording is on a higher quality setting (4K 60fps) and uploaded through YouTube instead.

    Pick attack with the “LOW” bias setting is much more pronounced. Can not get near that gain on clean with the “HIGH” setting.
     
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    That makes sense mate.
     
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    Any suggestions on how your running your Two Rocks?
     
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    Yep....Vol @ 1/2 way, tone/cut @ 1 o'clock

    (my main amp only has two knobs)
     
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    Do you take requests? Maybe a little more gain, but no dirt pedals? :cool:

    It bugged me when everyone went nuts over these amps ... flavor of the moment. ...But, now that I've heard some good clips, they may all be right.

    I have the Sensor, but always looking.
     
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    I tried these settings on my 40/20 Bloomfield and it sounded glorious with just a small bit of delay in the loop, then I tried the lead channel on the same settings with the gain really low and that was amazing as well and the bypass took things perfectly over the edge, love it thanks. Do you use these settings for humbucker guitars as well or just on the strat?
     
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    Clean channel:

    Gain: 12 o'clock
    Master: 12 o'clock
    Treble: 3 o'clock
    Mid: 12 o'clock
    Bass 10 o'clock
    Contour 1 o'clock

    Lead channel:

    Clean Gain: 1 o'clock
    Clean Master: 1 o'clock
    Lead Gain: 1 o'clock
    Lead Master: 1 o'clock
    Treble: 3 o'clock
    Mid: 3 o'clock
    Bass 10 o'clock
    Contour 11 o'clock

    The main thing I change between the lead and clean channels is the mids. I like them fairly high on the lead channel.

    I run both above always on the full power setting.

    Don't think I have a clip of those clean channel settings, but those lead channel settings sound like this (335 straight in):


     
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    Actually I do have a clip of clean channel, although this is with the master a little lower as it was late at night:


     
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    That first clip is money man. You can really hear the wood. Like hitting a 95mph fastball on the barrel. You hit it out of he park. Great playing too! Well done.
     
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    That sounds sooo good. And I believe you captured a bit of what makes Two Rock amps so magical.

    Each and everyone I have played, regardless of the specific tone, they all have this feel that is addictive.

    I think we can say the majority of Two Rock recordings translate how good they sound. But this clip it is almost like you are hearing the feel.

    The only ways I can describe it seems like a paradox. It’s like an explosive/immediacy that bends and gives into your playing. I mean that in the best way possible. They never feel harsh or unforgiving (again, just based on the amps I have actually played) but are expressive in a way that almost jumps out of the amp.

    The bloom/sag/response... whatever you want to call it is completely mesmerizing. Each note just explodes off the fretboard, but at the same time the way it swells into the note makes it feel like it’s wrapped in velvet. Never muffled/muddy but also like someone took the time to polish out all of the microscopic faults or edges to each note.

    As you dig in, they never give up. Usually when you have an amp that feels soft around the edges, I always want just a little bit more. Just a bit of thump or push from each note. But that soft/swelling feel is usually like working your way up to a let down.

    On the other side, you have those tight, expressive, or “transparent” amps that feel like you are walking on eggshells. The slightest flub means an unforgiving smack in the face.


    Every Two Rock I have played has perfectly straddled this line. Like they are breathing the note out. I call the Bloomfield Goldilocks. It has this expressive depth that feels like you are diving in to the translucent blue ocean in the Bahamas. It’s always clear with just enough color to keep you from feeling like it’s a sterile chlorine filled pool.

    Your clip, I believe has captured a bit of that. Particularly if you have played one of these amazing works of art.

    Well done.


    Thank you! Although I do have to give credit where credit is due. Please read above. These amps are special.
     
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