Joe Perry and Alessandro

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by 3Sides, Dec 23, 2005.

  1. 3Sides

    3Sides Member

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    I just picked up an Aerosmith CD recorded in 2005 called "Rockin the Joint" recorded at the Hard Rock in Vegas I'm absolutely loving Perry's tone on this CD. The CD gives thanks to Alessandro and /13 amps. I think Whitford is using the /13, so is Perry using the Alessandro? HE also has a ot of Gibson Goldtone cabs up there so it's hard to determine what he is playing through.
     
  2. v-verb

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    I talked to George Alessandro quite a few months ago and he told me that Joe Perry had a beagle and was amazed by the tone.
     
  3. v-verb

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    And I'm still amazed Alessandro doesn't get the props he deserves!!!!
     
  4. electronpirate

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    At 3k a pop, they better be good.

    And only 1k extra for NOS tubes.

    Really, I'm not being snide, just that is a chunk of change for a single channel 4 knob class A. The exterior is nice, but
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    Well, variety is the spice of life.

    And maybe I would feel differently if I heard it.

    EP
     
  5. keith_t4e

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    Joe and Brad both use a bunch of stuff. I know Brad is using 13. He tried Bad Cat as well as Germino. Joe has several different amps on stage everything from old Fender, Gibson, Epiphone in the studio.
     
  6. jokerjkny

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    not really,

    think of the website pricing as "list" price. in fact, you can get a tricked out "high end" amp of whatever ilk for waay less than that. it helps if you actually call/email the guy. ;)

    besides, 4 knobs on an Alessandro = 11,431 knobs on most any amps.
     
  7. electronpirate

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    Didn't know that jokerjkny. Good point.

    I'd like to hear one. Not really interested 'cause it's not my thing, but I'll appreciate any good amp....just wasn't impressed with the price point.

    EP
     
  8. trisonic

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    Always in my Pantheon of my top amps. Corpulent sounds. The clip of Jae's with the Chapin thru the Blue Tick (?) is incredible and sounded even better in person. You know I love Maven Peal stuff but the Allessandro's are just beautiful.

    Best Pete.
     
  9. DrJamie

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    I recently bought my Bloodhound from George, having gotten it back slightly used by Perry. He popped it into a plain black cab, and sold it to me at a very reasonable price, WITH a one week trial period. I guess Perry kept his low power head, (not sure which). I had a Black and Tan, but this Bloodhound is the sound I guess I've had in my head all along. With a Muzzle, this thing covers a ton of sonic territory at reasonable volumes. I love this amp.
     
  10. Dave Orban

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    Ain't THAt the truth...! :dude
     
  11. wichita

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    Its my understanding that Perry is using his low wattage George amp with a couple of Marshall Majors for power. Just using the power sections of those amps to drive some cabs and using a wet/dry rig.
    Folks have been saying that it is Joe's best live tone ever.
     
  12. Ogre

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    My Alessandro Redbone Coonhound is the best amp I have ever owned or heard.
     
  13. MightyGuru

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    Do any of the Alessandro models do the clean-to-scream-with-the-volume-knob thing? Always wondered about these amps.
     
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    What a cool rig. Caught the boys in Chicago and wondered what Joe's rig was up there. The Marshall's were 'naked' upside down on top of some old Marshall cabs. That said, Brad had the better tone imho.
     
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    Well yes they do. Very touch Sensitive.
    My Blue Tick can go from thick sweetness to full on saturation
    My English can go from Jangle to roar
     
  16. Ogre

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    Clean to mean is what they are known for. Especially when using your guitar volume knob.
     
  17. jokerjkny

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    with an emphatic :dude
     
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    On George's amps, the midrange knob alone is a thing to be amazed by.

    peace
    -jeff
     
  19. Plexified

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    George is a prince of a man to deal with and his amps are really first rate . They are engineered extremely well and absolutely rock . I met George around ten years ago at the Philly show and later visited at his home to hear some more amps and talk about gear. He had so many different world class vintage chassis around . Some being serviced , some modified and other simply his . He took the time to be very thorough and answered questions and demonstrated so many killer products . Let me say this I have recently completed doing my best to recreate the circuit specifics in my 67 Marshall superbass to the EVH amp . With all the details nailed in the signal chain and it is really spectacular . But when all was said and done I heard the Redbone . Seems a lil strange right . Well the thing is the bottom end is very large and sometimes too much and looses its tightness . But with the clean boost in the front end like a mxr 10 band eq or a nice old tubescreamer the sound is spot on spectacular . I find the high end and midrange quality on georges amps to be perhaps the best I have ever heard .I mean think trainwreck tone yet more refined . Kens amps have a tighter bass end . Georges amps have more of a hiwatt bottom end , Definately a one knob wonder as far as the guitar is concerned . Pristine and jangly clean to scorch . He is in my opinion one of the most under rated builders around and certainly the kindest I have ever dealt with . happy holidays , david scott

    btw , paper in oil caps sound beautiful in guitars and amps , take a close look at his parts selection in his offerings . Very nice indeed
     
  20. Sam Evans

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    It was a sad day when my Bloodhound and I parted ways, but tuition was due. I'll get another amp from George fo sho. They's ain't nobody betta to deal wit, and no amp I liked mo. My BH saw lots-o-miles w/o a hiccup.

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