Discussion in 'Gear Demo Videos & Sound Clips Archive' started by splatt, Feb 28, 2012.
great amp designer, cool dude, good friend!
i thought some folks might dig this, here,
'cuzza what he's saying & showing.....
Thanks for posting this
Very interesting and informative
Thanks for sharing.
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.
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.
and, a sig-x (in 40w mode) side-by-side w/the pb45 is also killer.....
wait'll you try your pb45 w/an open-backed 2x12 loaded w/alnico speakers!
just sayin', there..... dude.
Sounds amazing. I'll have to look into those!
Those run at a great price!!
owned every amp in the range since "91. love all stevie's children. personal faves are the graphic'd up ul & clx.
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.
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.
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.
Right on - thanks for the heads-up.
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.
I dunno... Sounds pretty broke to me
no, that was me..... i was broke!
it was the night before my mom passed away;
i went straight to the airport from namm, after the show.....
wondering what tubes you are running in your Memphis?
dig for sure, great clip.