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

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Bobbofallenstar, Mar 25, 2015.

  1. therhodeo

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    Baseball bat outputs are all over these days.
     
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    Yeah, Supertron in the neck. It’s the only PU I’ve ever had there in this guitar AND the only filtertron-like pickup I have any long-term experience with, but I really like it: clear and sorta ”full frequency”, not muddy at all.
     
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    Even if they were off, the differences in EQing with Tele being brighter should be a wash.
     
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    The only guitar I’ve ever owned that needed some help keeping up with the others is my old Danelectro - it’s pickup is really low output, like 3-4k. The volume drop was significant enough that I bought a clean boost (yuck) for it.
     
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    I use a Radial Bigshot I/O to switch between my baritone and my six-string. One of the inputs has a volume control, and a bass contour switch for help with matching volume. Honestly, I mostly use it to save time when switching between guitars.
     
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    Wolf through a Dumble? What has this world come to? Now I want to hear it...
     
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    The camera panning across the crowd at a dead show doesn't not make me want to punch a hippie.
     
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    All my guitars have the treble bleed on 'em and that lets me fine tune what the amp sees.
    Various Humbuckers, various types of P-90's, Telecaster, Jerry Jones and TV Jones pickups all seem to work with my rig with no tweaks to the amp. All of those except for the Stratocaster. Those don't like the way my amps are set up. So I don't end up using them live very often.

    ND has a video of ALT visiting The Buddy Miller's studio.
    It's not close to being as detailed as any of us would probably like but it's still fun.
    Nice to see he's got the OX's set up w his Swarts.
     
  10. Crowder

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    Fellow over-thinker here so I get it. Whenever I tried to use a Les Paul with my rig it just seemed to swallow the whole band. I was dialed in for vintage style Tele or Strat pickups and that’s what my pedals and amp expected.

    There’s probably one knob on one pedal or on your amp that could be used to make a quick adjustment without throwing the whole rig out of whack.

    When I used an AC15HW I would jumper the channels with my single coils but not with my humbuckers. That was easy enough.
     
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    The coffee situation in that Buddy Miller video is on point.
     
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    Milk frother and everything!
     
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    I need to try a Vox again and not try to treat it like a Marshall (and not be disappointed when it doesn’t sound like a Marshall).
     
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    I spent my first wedding rehearsal dinner with Mick Jagger and Jeri Hall.

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    It's a shame that it sounds a bit thin.
     
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    My brother is in Chicago to see the Stones. He cancelled a dinner reservation tonight to save money. Then Ron Wood’s wife posted a picture in Instagram of him eating right now in that very restaurant. Lol
     
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    That’s very true. Sometimes I feel like my Strat is louder than my 335. It’s more of a frequency thing. Upper mids and highs tend to feel/sound louder, or more pronounced. Low output PAF’s just have this singing vocal thing to them that I can’t live without.
     
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    Your story is better than mine.
     
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    I've, at times, had my two main guitars be a tele and a LP.
    Right now, it's a tele and a LP JR.
    Also at one point, a tele, and a Gretsch.

    All pretty different guitars output-wise.
    My suggestion is to learn to use the differences between them.
    I practice playing one, then picking the other up.. and playing it, then switching back to the first guitar.
    There are times, when you can use a pedal to level things out if you want, there's zero shame in that! but even if you are using a pedal to level the outputs, if you can still get used to using them for the sonic differences they naturally create.. it's really enjoyable. At least, that's been my experience.

    Right now, my main guitar is a tele and my secondary is a LP JR.
    The tele is so tame compared to the LP JR, which is always pretty 'pissed off'.
    there are times playing the JR that I'll look at my pedalboard to see which pedal is giving me the overdrive that I'm hearing... only to find out that there are no pedals turned on at all. haha!

    You kind of get to a point where, you enjoy the differences between the two... and I feel like I generally know when the audience is tired of one sound and ready to hear something different. (speaking of over-thinkers....)
    Then, if you really want to give yourself a backache, you convince yourself that 3 electrics is necessary, and you decide to play a few songs from acoustic also.
     
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