The Alt.Country Club 33: Thirty Three and a Third

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  1. jawajt

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    My Winfield "November". It's kind of a Vox/Marshall hybrid. And you can switch between 30 and 18 watts. Really versatile amp.
     
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    Crowder Dang Twangler Silver Supporting Member

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    I had a Winfield amp for a while. It was the strangest thing. I liked it a lot at exactly one volume level. Anything less sounded weak and thin. Anything more sounded ratty and out of control.

    I always wondered if it was due to the torrodial transformer. I had never seen one of those used in a guitar amp before.

    Naturally I made this demo in the sweet spot, 'cause I was trying to sell the thing.

     
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    I had a GK 4x8" guitar cab back in the day. It wasn't a keeper.
     
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    Indeed/agreed.
    No kids, couldn't see it.
     
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    Crowder Dang Twangler Silver Supporting Member

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    Yeah, it's hard to find music for kids that isn't silly or patronizing to them.
     
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    So the new ‘73 silverface Champ sounds bigger, louder and clearer than my ‘74. ‘73 has the original speaker, ‘74 has a P8R. Played them side by side. Haven’t checked the tubes in the ‘73 yet.
     
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    ChampReverb Silver Supporting Member

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    I survived playing Elizabeth Mitchell's music for my young daughter.

    Jody Leo (of Ted spousage) gave us a cd.

    http://youaremyflower.org/

    -bEn r.
     
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    It wouldn't be unusual for two of those made back-to-back to sound that different, honestly. Keep the one you like more.
     
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    Interesting thread on Facebook with participation from Michael Britt of Lonestar and Jimmy Olander of Diamond Rio about using the Kemper live. I wouldn't know where to even begin with something like this...profiles? Huh?

    https://m.facebook.com/groups/211442322531283
     
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    good music for kids=The Beatles
    skip Tom Waits unless your kids are more exploratory than mine currently, lol
     
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    Crowder Dang Twangler Silver Supporting Member

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    I think a Kemper/AxeFX/etc. make a ton of sense for bands that are playing such different venues from one day to the next.

    When Skynyrd played our local festival a few years back, they were on a tour of mostly casino rooms but also state fairs and small theaters. Once you're committed to in-ears with click and cue tracks, resisting the convenience and consistency of a modeler is sort of silly.

    It's just show business at that level, I reckon.
     
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  12. PlexiFuzz

    PlexiFuzz I know karate. Voodoo, too.

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    My oldest boy is a few months shy of 3 yrs, and his favorite for a while now is Louis Prima's, The Wildest.
     
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    My AC15HW works well for me. For times when I need to turn down, I can engage the master to knock the volume back a little.

    I was feeling lazy and took my ‘68 Custom Princeton to a gig on Friday night. I regretted it all night long. We had to keep the volume down and trying to find the sweet spot was nearly impossible.

    If money weren’t an issue, I would almost certainly gig with a Carr Skylark.
     
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    Interesting. I also own an Elizabeth, which is his "Blackface-type" amp. I've played almost all of his amps. I actually went to his house, each time I picked up them both up. Actually, I'm pretty positive I saw that exact Typhoon. I remember the 2x10, brown cabinet. The Typhoon I played was the 5 watt version. I played his Casino through it, into a 2x15 cab. Wow, that thing screamed. But I've only spent significant time playing his higher watt amps. My Elizabeth sounded so good, I sold my Carr Rambler.
    Different strokes.
     
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    My Tech 21 TM60 had one... that blew up.
     
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    I hear you man, but also consider, as a dude in his late 40s just coming back to music after a 25 year life hiatus, I'm nursing a lot of regrets about missed opportunities (that may or may not ever appear again). Kids and family come first, but be careful not to mortgage your present too heavily for your future. Regrets are a bitch.
     
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    I played a Louis Jordan compilation cd, frequently, when my daughter was little. I remember taking her to see my guitar teacher's acoustic swing band. They were amazed to see a 6-year old singing all the lyrics to Louis Jordan songs!
     
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    My band plays a lot of Louie Jordan. He was a great combination of jazz, novelty, swing and blues, and he picked GREAT songs. Besides that the guy could really play. He didn't have a guitar player most of the time but when he did the guy was great.
     
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    PlexiFuzz I know karate. Voodoo, too.

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    I don't think I dig the front of the new Mercury from Carr. That tilted oval when I'm expecting a circle makes me feel like I'm drunk.

    [​IMG]
     
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    One year the family was down on Hilton Head for a little beach time and we were sitting outside of a restaurant listening to a guy playing songs. He had a book of the songs he knew (an impressive 300-some odd songs... definitely well beyond my meager memory capacity) for requests. My then-7 year-old daughter starts leafing through it and her eyes light up and her hand shoots up. He asks her what song she wants to hear. She says "Play 'Don't Bury Me' by John Prine!" The guys eyes go wide and he says "How do know that song? Only old hippies know that!" and then he turns to the crowd and says: "That, folks, is good parenting!"
     
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