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

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  1. pdodge77

    pdodge77 Supporting Member

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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.
     
  3. jota

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    My Tech 21 TM60 had one... that blew up.
     
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  4. LordByron

    LordByron The Dude abides! Supporting Member

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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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  5. John H

    John H Silver Supporting Member

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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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  6. billyguitar

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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.
     
  7. PlexiFuzz

    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]
     
  8. LordByron

    LordByron The Dude abides! Supporting Member

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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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    I think we know how to get around that..just drink enough that it does look like a circle.
     
  10. PlexiFuzz

    PlexiFuzz I know karate. Voodoo, too.

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    Dude. Like, whoa ...
     
  11. ChampReverb

    ChampReverb Silver Supporting Member

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    Consider getting involved in sniper mode.

    In the band, I am a vocal sniper, carrying few heavy loads but chiming in here and there.

    In other words, tell said future star your situation and maybe offer limited engagement/participation which might be an opportunity to build a relationship that could work out somewhere down the road.

    -bEn r.
     
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    ChampReverb Silver Supporting Member

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    -bEn r.
     
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  13. ChampReverb

    ChampReverb Silver Supporting Member

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    Weber Beam Blocker.

    -bEn r.
     
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  14. ChampReverb

    ChampReverb Silver Supporting Member

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    Cross cable and run amp A through speaker B and vice versa.

    Some of those original Champ speakers flat out suck.

    $50 can make a world of difference
    https://www.tedweber.com/apup8

    -bEn r.
     
  15. whatdisay

    whatdisay Gold Supporting Member

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    But it’s the original speaker that’s kicking the $90 P8R in the nuts!

    I’ve been looking at Webers. Like the last time I shopped Webers I’m going through the too-many-choices problem.
     
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    ChampReverb Silver Supporting Member

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    Try wiring the Good speaker into the other amp (P8R) just to see how that amp sounds with the original speaker.

    The P8R ....Jensen? Weber? Other?

    -bEn r.
     
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    https://wgsusa.com/fender-champ-amp-wgs-g8c

    I got a Warehouse Speakers WGS G8C for my SF Champ. It’s still breaking in, but I like it. It’s got a lot of headroom which is what I was hoping for for my purposes.
     
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    The price (and height) of mundanity... I was in the local chain store, today, buying some bits and bobs, and decided to look for a couple of new straps. I like having guitars strapped and ready to play in the studio. Anyway, nothing really jumping out but then I saw some ends that had Schaller straplocks already on 'em. I like THAT idea because I have a number of guitars with the straplock side but without the other bits for straps (and Schaller only sell the pair together). Anyway... said strap was $92 CAD (that's about 70 bucks US or 60 EUR or 54 quid). I've seen some expensive straps and some are lovely but this strap had leather ends and a cheap as chips nylon strap between them...

    Get off my lawn...

    (Ok, I'm done now)
     
  19. shikawkee

    shikawkee Mad King Edmund Gold Supporting Member

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    I'm pretty happy with Original Fuzz straps and they have twice yearly sales which has been handy.
     
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    My kid was absolutely obsessed with him when he was 3-5 years old. We saw him twice, the second time my boy met him and had him sign his Uke and his Boston Bruins hat. Lol

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