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Heritage Colonial clip

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by Leonc, Jul 26, 2006.

  1. Leonc

    Leonc Wild Gear Hearder Gold Supporting Member

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    Well, in my apparent never ending desire to serve the Gear Page members' thirst for clips of much discussed amps, here's one of the Heritage Colonial amp, one Paul Cochrane's (maker of Tim and Timmy pedals) butt-kickin designs. The original prototype, actually. EL34s in it now.

    Only four different guitars on this clip.

    - The flakey part in intro (and elsewhere) is a DeArmond M77t, eq'ed weird
    - The thundering kerrang machine is my Les Paul (thank you Mr Wagner!)
    - Crunchy rhythm guitar on the right is my Thorn t-caster (pretty much a Tele)
    - You'll recognize a strat played relatively clean for the first solo
    - The harmony parts and subsequent solo is my Tele again, actually, through an MI Audio Blues Pro pedal, set to overdrive the amp a bit.

    This beast is loud. Turn it up!!! :dude
     
  2. ChazMania

    ChazMania Silver Supporting Member

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    Brutha Leon, this is tasty! I'm not far from you, I may have to come over and get an amp schooling!
     
  3. riffmeister

    riffmeister Gold Supporting Member

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    Nice, Leon!

    But what we really want to know is how would that amp fare in a shootout with a 5E3 Tweed???? ;)
     
  4. 1kidc

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    Makes you wonder what a Tim in front of it sounds like......
     
  5. Crunchyriff

    Crunchyriff Member

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    That clip represents the amp very favorably. I have no idea what that amp sounds like in person, but the clip sounds GREAT!
     
  6. hawkeyeinexile

    hawkeyeinexile Silver Supporting Member

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    most excellent, LC. thanks!

    speakers? amp settings?

    :cool:
     
  7. Leonc

    Leonc Wild Gear Hearder Gold Supporting Member

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    Chaz - you're up in Pasadena? Straight shot down the Harbor...but that can be a real bugger, as you probably know. Anyway thanks!

    Riff, kid, Crunchy - thanks guys! That is exactly what this amp sounds like...I'm tellin ya I don't know enough to get it to sound much different. Just got a single Shure SM57 in front of a speaker, cheapo Behringer POS board. No mic pre's or anythting remotely sophisticated.

    Jeff - hehe, well I'm sure you know what this amp is about! I'm playing it mainly through my 4x12 slant with old G12H30s in it. Here were the settings that I wrote down. In all cases, I had it set to tube rectification:

    Heavy Les Paul rhythm

    Mood: 4.25
    Presence: 5.25
    Bass: 3
    Mid: 7
    Treble: 8.2
    Sw1: Up
    Vol 1: 10
    Vol 2: 9.75
    Sw2: Up

    Funky clean part:
    Mood: 7.5
    Presence: 6.9
    Bass: 0
    Mid: 7.9
    Treble: 7
    Sw1: Down
    Vol 1: 2
    Vol 2: 0
    Sw2: Up

    Solo Tele part:
    Mood: 3.75
    Presence: 5.25
    Bass: 6
    Mid: 6
    Treble: 7
    Sw1: Down
    Vol 1: 8
    Vol 2: 8
    Sw2: Down
     
  8. Rusty G.

    Rusty G. Member

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    That's really nice! Great playing, great tone. . .Man, oh man. . .this forum costs me lots of money!
     
  9. Glowing Tubes

    Glowing Tubes Gold Supporting Member

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    Great stuff Leon, glad you found an amp that speaks to you so well. Really love the clip.

    Can you do a clean clip, I'd love to hear that amp's cleans.
     
  10. Leonc

    Leonc Wild Gear Hearder Gold Supporting Member

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    Hey Thanks Richard! Yeah, actually, I bought the amp because I dug the cleans so much (and it takes pedals really nicely). Big, thick and juicy cleans...you can set it up to sound like big fat Fender. I'll get something together that features the cleans.

    With an amp this loud, unless you're playing really big joints or into very attenuated sounds, you pretty much gotta play it clean and use pedals. But when you crank it up, boy, it really gets up and goes! Huge freekin low end.
     
  11. GAT

    GAT Gold Supporting Member

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    :D I love it that you got this amp, great clips.
     
  12. shallbe

    shallbe Deputy Plankspanker Gold Supporting Member

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    Sounds great, plus I always enjoy your playing.
     
  13. mlongano

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    Great tone Leon, and very tasty playing too...is that something you made up yourself or something recorded by another musician?

    ...you can tell I never come out of the 1970s or 80s unless I have to!!!

    Mike
     
  14. hawkeyeinexile

    hawkeyeinexile Silver Supporting Member

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    very interesting settings, Leon - nothing like what i typically use, yet the results speak for them own selfs. testifies to the amp's versatility in satisfying different owners' tastes. and you're so right about the cleans, so i'll look forward to hearing your take on those.

    i tried mine through Brew's vintage 4x12 w/greenies. yup, purty d@#n big.


    seeing Gilbert's new setup w/the Clearsonics makes me wonder what i could get away with @ a small club, if i borrow Brew's panels ;)

    :cool:
     
  15. Leonc

    Leonc Wild Gear Hearder Gold Supporting Member

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    Thanks guys (especially you Gil ;))!

    mlong - I made up that little ditty just for demoing this amp's stuffs. Being in my mid-50s, I'd say "stuck in the 60s/70s" is kinda where I'm at hahahah!

    Jeff - how do you like setting it bro? I've had it set a zillion different ways since I got it...you know, trying everything out. I definitely like keep the negative feedback turned down for the most part, keeps it feeling more taught/firm. Really, I like setting it pretty clean and then hittin it with pedals. But I made this clip w/o pedals (mostly) because I know everyone wants to hear the amp. But I'll be makin more clips for sure.

    Hey Gilbert - went and had a look at your new rig. MAN O MAN!!! WOW!! Man I couldn't believe you're playing clubs with that rig, clear sonic or not. I'm guessing you still gotta keep things dialed back a bit, yes? Or maybe...what kinda "seaters" are you playin? 250-500? There I guess I could get away with that kinda rig, but at the little dumps I play, I'd get tossed out in 10 seconds if I set that OD100 above 2.
     
  16. Glowing Tubes

    Glowing Tubes Gold Supporting Member

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    I just got the clearsonic panels for my d/13. They help for sure. For some reason they seem to work much better in an open back cab, in a closed back setup (my guytron) it created a weird out of phase sound that I dont care for. More experimentation necessary..
     
  17. MusicGearGuys

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    Awesome clip Leon!
    Man, besides being a great player, you have amazing gear!
    I checked out all your clips on "My Stuff"
    Guys check out Leon's other clips too.
    Thanks for taking the time bro.
    Gregory
    :dude:RoCkIn
     
  18. Frankenstrat2

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    Lee
    I knew you would love this amp.
    Its a beast for slide when you crank it.
    Enjoy
    b.
     
  19. GAT

    GAT Gold Supporting Member

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    We're playing 60-200 seat clubs, a lot of outdoor events with large PAs. We bring our own Meyer System with subs, etc.

    We will turn down a gig if they wants "background" music. None of us do this for the money so we can be picky. The Clearsonics really cut the volume. Soundmen have told our keyboardist and bassist to turn down. Our keyboardist brings a Leslie and those aren't very loud. I do attenuate (parallel) so I'm really pushing 50 watts. The music we play helps too, not a bunch of power chords.
     
  20. hawkeyeinexile

    hawkeyeinexile Silver Supporting Member

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    tubes: blackplate 6L6 (guessing, i'll be trying some 5881s soon as i can)
    Rectifier: SAG
    both voice switches: US
    MOOD: fully CCW

    vols and tone to taste, it kills. but to tweedify your speakers, try this little honey here (i got my head <ahem> in tweed, too)

    :cool:
     

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