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

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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...
 

John Phillips

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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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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.
 

trisonic

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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.......
 

John Phillips

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Originally posted by decay-o-caster
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.
Originally posted by jzb
Kelly.
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...
 

trisonic

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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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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!
 

trisonic

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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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Originally posted by decay-o-caster
I recorded...off the BB...using a blank patch (no effects, amp, delay, etc.),... a mic into the MOTU828 II into the Mac / Audio Desk.
...

doncha just love it when he talks like that? :D :confused:

:cool:
 
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Originally posted by trisonic
Quite good - what were the settings, then?

Best, Pete.
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... :)
 

trisonic

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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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