'K OK! It's my turn! Guess that amp!

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  1. decay-o-caster

    decay-o-caster Member

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    All tubes - I promise! No modeling, both guitar parts were recorded with an E609 on the cone of a Fane Alnico 12".

    Okay, the drums were a box, and the bass was recorded direct.

    And I added just a wee tad of plate reverb to the lead guitar in the mix to see if I could distract folks from the clams.

    So what amp did I use?

    The usual disclaimers about poor recording technique, poor playing, no right to live and hog resources that could be better used by real musicians...
     
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    I can't guess the amp model exactly, but I'll go for something Fender-derived with 6L6s and a bit more solid midrange - maybe a slightly stiffer power supply.

    (And look silly when it turns out to be a single-ended 6V6 amp ;)).
     
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    Juke?
    XRay?

    Mike
     
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    Do I detect some "X - Rays"?

    Best, Pete
     
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    John P - I definitely hear a lot of what you're hearing in this clip. But WRONG!!! :p

    Haven't heard the right answer yet, gen'lmens.
     
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    Hmmmm.....OK, do I smell burning?

    Best, Pete.

    PS This is doing nothing for my credibility, which is why only a few of us respond to these things.......
     
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    Ah... you've got one of those haven't you... 6V6 amp with really high plate voltages. That might sound like what I thought I was hearing with a more-midrangy 6L6 tone (I've never heard a Kelley). But since it's on your Amp page that would be too easy ;).

    I seem to remember getting something similar out of my Mesa Maverick too...
     
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    Hmmm... I SHOULD do some clips of the Kelley. But haven't yet!

    :)
     
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    Change "Some of my Gear" to "All if my Gear" - I might stand a chance! I suppose it is the Silvertone; it sounds quite tweedy on the clips, though.
    Actually I didn't look until I saw the Kelley posts, David.

    Best, Pete.
     
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    That gear link is sadly way behind the times, Pete. This amp isn't on that page, and probably won't be.

    Anyway, give up? It's a ZVex Nano Amp! :p

    Sounds really sweet, doesn't it? Everybody sets them for cranked OD, but it has settings with somewhat cleaner headroom as well. Chapin Chiro-caster (P90 for the solo, both HBs for the rhythm).

    Though the volume on the amp was dimed, it was quiet enough that I didn't hear much bleed through my crappy AKG headphones while recording it. It really is a killer recording amp. :)
     
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    hawkeyeinexile Silver Supporting Member

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    hell, i'd heard him say he was gonna do it & i still didn't guess it right ("i wonder when he's gonna do the Nano...maybe next one?"). nice one, d-o-c

    so, is this with the Black Box?

    :cool:
     
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    Nope - I recorded the drums off the BB, and the bass through it using a blank patch (no effects, amp, delay, etc.), but the guitars were a mic into the MOTU828 II into the Mac / Audio Desk.

    I'm still having recording issues with the BB - neither my PC nor my Mac seem to be able to deal with it. :(

    That Nano isn't the most versatile amp in the world, but it certainly does have its uses!
     
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    The one I heard (Chi's?), sounded nothing like that!
    Quite good - what were the settings, then?

    Best, Pete.
     
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    doncha just love it when he talks like that? :D :confused:

    :cool:
     
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    For the solo (such as it was - man, I couldn't find a pocket if my life depended on it!): gray cloud / skinny guy / full volume / sun. I think the rhythm was the same except for one of the rocker switches, and I didn't make note of what it was. Maybe clear sky / skinny guy or gray cloud / medium guy. Incidentally, nothing makes you feel more foolish than trying to explain Nano Amp settings!

    Jeff - hey, man, I just copied some words from off the box and figured they'd make me sound smart! :p

    Speaking of which, I had to go to Showcase this evening to pick up a recto tube for a new toy, the guy behind the counter said, "Aren't you supposed to change both of them at the same time?"

    All righty then... :)
     
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    I just listened to it again, it is very nice.
    I asked you about the setting just so I could see what you came up with! Probably sound very nice through a 1x12 Blue.

    Best, Pete.
     

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