Fargen & Soloway

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  1. rh

    rh Robo Sapien Noise Maker Gold Supporting Member

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    I can't get the gorgeous sound of that special Fargen amp and a Soloway guitar out of my head. It's been weeks since the LI Guitar Show, but that sound hasn't left me.

    Anybody know of any recordings done with that combo? I've gotta hear more.
     
  2. aquadog

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    I think Jim Soloway made a few. I'm sure he'll chime in.
     
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    Hi RH,

    Here is the link to the Fargen/Soloway Classic amp webpage with sounds clips of Jim's guitar through the amp.

    http://www.jimsoloway.com/FargenAmp.htm

    Enjoy!
    BF
     
  5. BENJAMIN FARGEN

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    Hi All,

    I should mention that the Soloway Classic tube amp is not just a Jazz amp (even though it does a brilliant job at jazz)....but rather a super smooth 50 watt clean tube amp that works well for any style needing pure tube headroom.

    We had many players of many different syles stop by the booth and they all loved Jims' guitars and my Fargen/Soloway Classic amp. The Fargen/Soloway classic amp even takes OD pedals very well!

    So for those of you who have always dreamed of having a 50 watt all tube hand wired amp in the same form factor a Princeton reverb @ 37LBS.....your dream has come true:)

    Kind Regards,
     
  6. DestroyAllGuitars

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    and that's the truth.... I spent the better part of 2 days playing Swans through Ben's Fargen/Soloway amp and was amazed
    at the beautiful and broad range of sounds that the amp was
    able to deliver. Everything from smokey subdued jazz tones
    to beautiful dripping Blackface tones, to spanky twang and
    even a good helping of some slightly gritty blues. A beautiful
    sounding amp that inspires one to keep playing.

    Thats my 2 Cents

    Ben is currently designing an amp for me and that ball started
    rolling because of the Fargen/Soloway Classic Amp and a
    whole bunch of ideas that Ben and I started kicking about.
     
  7. WahmBoomAh

    WahmBoomAh World Crass Guitarist Silver Supporting Member

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    I took a serious minute to choose between the Soloway and the 4x6V6
    30 watt Blackbird. Should be another month or so .....can`t wait
     
  8. Jim Soloway

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    Wow, that's sounds wonderful. The guitar and the amp matches perfectely .
     
  10. mountain blues

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    Why does this pairing remind me of Tuck and Patti?

    Ben builds great amps. Being a customer of Ben's these last three years, the only comparison I can come up with is what it felt like being in Palo Alto when Tuck and Patti, Michael Hedges, Will Ackerman, and other great musicians came into their own. You know when something very special is waking up.

    :cool:

    I would love to play one of Jim's guitars, as well. They exude brilliance.
     
  11. rh

    rh Robo Sapien Noise Maker Gold Supporting Member

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    That's why I'm afraid to buy either: Because I'd have to buy both.
     
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  13. Jim Soloway

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    Hi Jon. These clips were done with the 1x10.

    Originally there was going to be a 1x12, a 1x10 and a head. The prototype (which I used for the clips on my site) was 1x12. We went with the 1x10 for the initial production model primarily to reduce the size and weight. We were so excited by it that we decided that the 1x12 really wasn't necessary and wasn't worth the extra size and bulk. The Eminence neodymium speaker is a very different beast than a traditional speaker. It's rated for 300 watts and even the 10 puts out an incredible amount of sound. This amp is tiny, but everyone is amazed at how big it sounds.
     
  14. bluesdoc

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    Thanks Jim. This is getting dangerous.........:eek:

    jon
     
  15. Jim Soloway

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    I'll make it even more dangerous Jon. I have one here all packed and ready to ship. It could be at your house by Friday and I'll even pay for the shipping. :cool:
     
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    You are one evil but incredible talented dude!!!! :D

    Btw, unreal tones on the clips Jim.
     
  17. Jim Soloway

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    LOL. Not evil. Just greedy. I found an acoustic I want and now I have to pay for it.
     
  18. leond

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    So now you know how the rest of us mere mortals feel. :D Actually having to pay for a guitar.

    What's next on the horizon? An acoustic guitar with a 27" scale?

    LeonD
     
  19. Jim Soloway

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    I actually considered a long scale Gitane, but if sounded a bit thin so I'm looking at a couple of nice Larivees. BTW, I sent you package today so give me a call when it arrives.
     
  20. leond

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    Thanks, I'll let you know when it gets here.

    Regarding acoustics, at one point I had a desire to play classical but didn't want to use the traditional nylon string guitar. I found a Lowden that had a very unique voice. Very warn and airy. Kind of classical sounding but with steel strings. Come to find out, most of the guys that play them are the altered tuning, fingerstyle players.

    Seeing that you're looking a Larrivee's, once I sold my Lowden, I figured I'd never get another acoustic. That was till I saw some of the new Larrivee traditional guitars. One is a 12 fret, slope shouldered dreadnaught that looks super. And some of the small body guitars from that series look equally as nice. I've never played any of them but I can't imagine they sound bad.

    LeonD
     

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