Here are a few soundclips of a Bogner Caveman

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  1. Berlin Chris

    Berlin Chris Member

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    Hi forumites,

    I finally have my stuff together to record my amp at moderate volume. I still can not really crank it, but well, it´s a significantly better situation than before. So yesterday I started to record a few clips with a condenser mic into a Presonus firebox and an Apple Powerbook and much to my surprise it instantly sounds decent without any further tweaking.

    Here are some clips of a Bogner Caveman, 2x12"combo with Vintage 30s, 6L6, two channels (one clean one crunch). I put the clips together in one mp3, no Eq´ing of any kind, just some reverb and delay here and there.

    http://homepage.mac.com/christofma/Bognersounds.mp3

    1. Funky stuff: Rhythm-Strat into clean channel, lead Strat into crunch channel. Both tracks without any processing, no reverb, no nothing, just barebones

    2. Rock stuff: Fender Esprit into crunch channel, Lead also into crunch channel, but with boost on.

    3. Eric Johnson style: Strat into crunch channel with the help of a cranked Baldringer Dualdrive plus some reverb and tape-delay from the computer. This is a great, great lead sound... EJ and everybody else: please forgive my playing, I f***ek the lines up. Ouch!

    4. Powerballad: Fender Esprit into crunch channel, Baldringer Dualdrive added for the high-gain part, Reverb and Delay added in the3 mix.

    5. Fusion stuff: Fender Esprit into clean channel, softer setting with less highs.



    Hope you like it ..... :)
     
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    Nice playin-I have the Metro 2x12 combo-i recognize some similarities-
    specially the funk lead track.

    nice clips-much enjoyed!

    jf
     
  3. Lution

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    Beautiful playing, holmes! And some sweet sweet tones! All around, just a nice piece of works.

    I just received a Bogner Shiva 6L6 Head yesterday and am busy tweaking my sound today. Can you tell me what kind of preamp tubes you are using in your Caveman?

    Thanks

    -Lution
     
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    GREAT PLAYING , pristine tones and recording job.. thanks

    Eric
     
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    Nice tones and recording. I also use a small firewire interface with my laptop for recording. Makes for a nice tidy rig and gets great audio quality. When you say that you cant record your rig loud, is it because of volume limitations where you live/record or because you're getting mic overload? A dynamic mic might help that situation.

    Anyway, nice job. I've always been wary of channel switching amps but most Bogner clips I hear sound very good to me.
     
  6. Berlin Chris

    Berlin Chris Member

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    Volume limitations, definitely. The amp is now in the back room of my office and I am thinking of building a small guitar (and vocal) booth for it when time and money allows. I want to crank that thing, because it really "breathes" nicely when played at higher volumes. Also I would like to use less pre-amp gain and let the power tubes do the talking instead.

    Honestly, Lution, I don´t know what brand they are. I can have a closer look inside if you like. But I used to own a Shiva too (EL34 head with 2x12 oversized cab) and let me tell you: the Caveman is a completely different animal, absolutely no comparison. The Shiva is more "beautiful" sounding - especially in the clean channel - while the Caveman is brutally direct, also the Shiva has more gain on tap in the crunch channel and is voiced pretty differently.

    ericb and johnfindlay: thanks for the kind words. Much appreciated! :)
     
  7. Lution

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    if you don't mind. I'm kind of curious about what they are.

    Regarding your comparison, that may be why Reinhold called it the Caveman. :dude
     
  8. Berlin Chris

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    Valvo in 1st position, "no name" Made in China 12AX7 in all other positions and Siemens 6L6 powertubes.
     
  9. Berlin Chris

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    Yeah, you are what you play, Mr. Shiva..... :D
     
  10. journo

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    Hi Chris,

    Very nice and suitable sound for the tunes. Sounds like a versatile amp.
    I also do believe that your talent has something to do with it. :D

    Cheers,

    Mats N
     
  11. Berlin Chris

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    Thank you, Mr. Backingtrack. You are too kind :)
     
  12. Lution

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