The Alt. Country Club: Thrice Revisited

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Lampasas

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Just finished a GGG Red Llama clone. Pretty funky boost-- thick, ragged, can get really loud, sounds not so pleasant through a clean amp on its own, but loves either a hot amp or a light OD after it. Not sure yet if it will make the board, but I think I understand why folks like these.
 

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So...does the Teixeira (sp) overlap too much with a Swart AST? Not ready to sell that one just yet.

This looks like a great gigging amp (small-medium gig). Wish it had reverb and trem, but the Cripps model, with a bit of a higher gain might not need any reverb to get its point across.

It looks like its a great amp (and I am a huge fan of the lead guitar tones on Kathleen Edwards' albums. I would be very interested in this amp...but it would mean a sale of my Juke (a very toneful amp in its own right).
 
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Finally got some new pickups for my #2 tele. Had a gift certificate to Sam Ash and I got some Barden's. So far I really like them. So different but still telecaster-ish. I've heard people say that they are really bright sounding but so far I've found that just rolling off the tone knob has made them very cool to me.
 

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The big 7591A amps like 'em too - I have a '66 Gemini II here for the summer...
yes, I know! This is from circa 2003. If you look in the photographs in The Big Come Up, Dan used the Ampeg Gemini all over that record. I can't tell if it's a Gemini I or II from this pic but I think it's a I. When I was first searching for an Ampeg, I wanted a Gemini I or an early Reverberocket. The Little Jet's nice, but it'd be nice to jump up a size and find a Gemini with the 12" speaker. Not sure if these ever came with a 5y3GT in the rectifier. Don't have the ampeg book handy to say. Most the mid-late 60s amps have solid state rectifiers. I'm sure that 66 is solid state.

 

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My 5 watt '60 GA5 is amazing. Recently running an Esquire (with a HD S90) through a DLS into that amp was as good of tone as I've ever gotten.

I also don't play anything over 18 watts live... headroom's not been an issue to date, and I'd hope to be able to mic my cab if it ever becomes a problem. I had an Orange Rocker 30, which I kept thinking I'll need to replace, but it did nothing that the Winfield Cyclone or Carmen Ghia can't... especially with the O/D pedal options I have. I hope I never need more than 18 watts... the portability is awesome.
 

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I need to stay out of guitar shops. A local shop had a 61 Gretsch 6120 single cut. Beautiful guitar. Loved it. Would prefer a double cut, and I didn't $4500 love it, but I loved it. Darn Gretsch gas returns.
 

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Why didn't you like it?
Well. I just found the set and forget mix/repeat thing impractical for me.

I also found it quite noisy. I don't want my delay to add a significant amount of noise-I already have overdrives and boost to do that!

I'm not talking noisy repeats I'm actually talking noise as soon as you turn on the pedal. I noticed the noise even in rehearsal.
 
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I need to stay out of guitar shops. A local shop had a 61 Gretsch 6120 single cut. Beautiful guitar. Loved it. Would prefer a double cut, and I didn't $4500 love it, but I loved it. Darn Gretsch gas returns.
that's a good one...one thing about vintage gretsches, you can still get good ones for a decent price compared to other vintage axes (fender, Gibson)

I haven't been in a shop for a while. I'll probably have to stay out of one until after the wedding...then I'll have some wedding money...but I highly doubt I'll get to use it for gear. Oh well, by then I should have my car paid off so I can use that extra money :).
 

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Finally getting around to posting in Thrice Revisited...

Just wondering if anyone here is using a Dr. Z amp. I took a Carmen Ghia head in partial trade on another amp a few weeks ago and the thing is loaded with alt.c approved goodness. Takes pedals like nobody's business too. A pretty loud 18 watter and though not renowned for clean headroom, you can coax a decent amount with the right approach. I actually didn't expect to like it so much, having owned a Z many moons ago that left me cold, but now have a 6V6 based Z-28 on the way to pair with the Ghia in an A/B setup.

While I'm at it, I scored this CIJ '72 Custom RI (w/ vintage Fender HB and Lollar bridge p/u) a couple of months ago. It's been serving as a nice complement to my semi-hollow G&L Bluesboy.




And finally, a thumbs up for the Nick Greer Ghetto Stomp. I'm really digging mine. I've been flitting back and forth between it and a Menatone Dirty Blonde for tweed-like break up. Slightly different in nature, but both great.
 

coldfingaz

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Finally getting around to posting in Thrice Revisited...

Just wondering if anyone here is using a Dr. Z amp. I took a Carmen Ghia head in partial trade on another amp a few weeks ago and the thing is loaded with alt.c approved goodness. Takes pedals like nobody's business too. A pretty loud 18 watter and though not renowned for clean headroom, you can coax a decent amount with the right approach. I actually didn't expect to like it so much, having owned a Z many moons ago that left me cold, but now have a 6V6 based Z-28 on the way to pair with the Ghia in an A/B setup.


Yup, another Ghia owner here. I think it's a pretty magical sounding amp. I don't need tons of clean headroom so it's all good for me. Sounds amazing through a Celestion Blue. It will sound killer paired with a Z-28. Nice Tele. too!
 

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Just got back from seeing Leonard Cohen. Just... wow. Spectacular. He's 74 and played for 3 full hours (with just a short intermission)!!! Great show all around. See him if you can, this could be his last tour. :(

Plus, the keyboard player played a Hammond B3 w/Leslie speaker and the lead guitarist played a Tele Thinline.
 
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Heard a bunch of the new Wilco record-not so "Dad Rock" as the last but I'm not sure there's a super standout as well-but there's so major craft going on-nice tones-a lot of "Impossible Germany"-esque CAN hijinx-a bunch of future "what effect is Nels using between 2:35-2:57" threads-Nels is less a prop and more part of the band-also, Feist.
 

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The second tuner is for my acoustic.... Planning on getting a nice DI too.
I use a similar set up: Tim, two tuners, DI box -- but I have a Throbak ODB for fuzz sounds. I had the Mule but needed more EQ control. I want to try the Crazy Horse someday.
 
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