steve FRYETTE, playin' his MEMPHIS & talking 'bout dynamics

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  1. splatt

    splatt david torn / splattercell Gold Supporting Member

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    splatt david torn / splattercell Gold Supporting Member

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    great amp designer, cool dude, good friend!

    i thought some folks might dig this, here,
    'cuzza what he's saying & showing.....
     
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    Thanks for posting this

    Very interesting and informative
     
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    Nice!
    Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Had a few of Steves amps and cabs over the years and I always knew he had a great ear for tone.
    This absolutely proves it.
    Best show/explanation of controlling the guitars volume.

    Thanks for posting the video.
     
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    Thanks for posting, David. My favorite all-time amp is, luckily, the one I own right now: Pittbull 45 1x12 Combo. Loved everything Steve has produced over the years, but I'm really jonesing for a Memphis.

    The two of them, side by side, would make for a sublime moment.
     
  8. splatt

    splatt david torn / splattercell Gold Supporting Member

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    indeed;
    and, a sig-x (in 40w mode) side-by-side w/the pb45 is also killer.....
    and,
    wait'll you try your pb45 w/an open-backed 2x12 loaded w/alnico speakers!
    just sayin', there..... dude.
     
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    Sounds amazing. I'll have to look into those!
     
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    Those run at a great price!!
     
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    Cool video!!!
     
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    owned every amp in the range since "91. love all stevie's children. personal faves are the graphic'd up ul & clx.
     
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    splatt david torn / splattercell Gold Supporting Member

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    i've got a memphis30, a pittbull45 (w/torn-mod), an early d120 & a sig-x (w/a very minor mod).....
    as well as the magical S.A.S. & Boostassio pedals;
    they all get played, & complement each other very, very well, imo.

    i haven't yet had an UL, a cl, the clx or the st50;
    come to think of it, though, i did use a borrowed st50 for a film-score, some years back.

    i haven't owned one of steve's famously well-regarded power amps, either, but..... i hope to do so.
    i do still use a Valvulator I, purchased when it was first released.

    i guess.... you could say..... that i'm a ¿"big fan"?
    yeah. yup. uh-huh.

    i feel that steve is one of those rare ones:
    a brilliant ear, an ingenious & inventive designer, &, afaict,
    one of the very few truly great guitar-amp (& pedal/electronics) designers/builders wandering this oddly formed planet.
    iow:
    his incredibly well-integrated designs seem to consistently hit certain specific feel-ic,
    sonic & functional "buttons" that seem to allow me to do what i want with my electric playing & sound(s),
    both in live performance & in studios.

    that's not to say that he isn't also a crackerjack-weirdo-commando, like so many of us seem to be;
    thisall, here, isn't meant to blow sickeningly sweet smoke up his miniscule a•s.

    but, these are my sincere props, so.

    i hope he'll find the time to do more videos like this;
    i think some folks will def appreciate his own perspective as a musician/designer.
     
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    I just love where he's coming from (i.e. a player's perspective)! Thanks. I've never had the pleasure of playing on of his amps, though I'd like to, someday.
     
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    Right on - thanks for the heads-up.
    Helluva guy...
     
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    splatt david torn / splattercell Gold Supporting Member

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    mhermans,

    here's an old video of me playing the memphis 30,
    straight in / no pedals,
    in some random phreaking motel room: videocam mic.



    as well, there's a buncha memphii wanking & hoo-hah going on, here;
    again, with the videocams.....

    it was my job to try to destroy the amp, here, in its maiden performance:

    i failed to destroy it.
     
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    I dunno... Sounds pretty broke to me :)
     
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    splatt david torn / splattercell Gold Supporting Member

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    no, that was me..... i was broke!

    and, broken.
    it was the night before my mom passed away;
    i went straight to the airport from namm, after the show.....
    dude.
     
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    Splatt

    wondering what tubes you are running in your Memphis?

    thx,
    Aram
     
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    dig for sure, great clip.
     

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