You Only Get 2!


fendermonkey77
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Okay...The title had nothing to do with this...I'm shamelessly trying to draw traffic to the wonderful Tone n Effects Forum....

Let's say you have a HUGE gig in front of millions of screaming fans. All is well...but for some reason...you can only choose:

1 AMP
1 GUITAR
1 PEDAL (no multi effects units either)

What are you gonna choose?

[Edited by fendermonkey77 on 01-31-2002 at 09:14 PM]
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pstring
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A Tele and a Deluxe Reverb!, whats the pedal for?
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lalimacefolle
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Yo, my lag (a luthier equivalent to Les Pauls) a tubescreamer and a marshall stack, ROOOOOOoooock OOOooooooon!
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Bardsley
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My Strat (oh how I love it)
Probably a deluxe reverb (don't own one, but I have played them and they are seriously nice)
Probably my overdive pedal just to give the reverb a little boost.
Here's a little steer in a direction possibly to do with tone. Do people consciously try to match their amps with their guitars for instance, in order to create specific tones, or do you simply pick things you think are good by themselves? If you have only one guitar, one amp, and one effect (hey fendermonkey, does a boss gt5 count, cause it's kind of cheating, he he he), do you go for a single pure tone - I imagine this is what pstring has in mind - or do you try to take a really versatile combo?

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Marshall JCM900 head with a wall of cabinets,
Ibanez Tubescreamer,

my trusty Ibanez S Series "black beauty".
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fendermonkey77
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Sorry Bards...not GT5's...he he....

I would probably take my trusty US Strat (autographed by Eric Johnson for good luck....had to rub that in!)


And use a 65 Super Reverb and a Vox Wah.



Now I just need a 65 Super...he he
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Raskolnikov
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My four string Jazz Bass with EMG pickups
Morely Bass Wah
Sunn 1200s head into two 2x15 cabinets.
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pstring
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To answer Bardsley's musing, actually the combination I chose was for versatility, the deluxe reverb has a great clean sound and if you have the venue and can crank it up enough to wake up the power tubes, it has a great scream also, as far as the guitar goes, I demand versatility from a guitar, I really try to get the most I can out of a guitar by choosing the right pickups, experimenting with the tone cap until I get the right sound, modifiy the volume pot so the highs don't dissappear when it's backed down, I found that I can get alot of sounds out of one guitar and one amp by usng the volume , tone and pickup selector switch, but there was a time when a Les Paul thru a Marshall making one sound was all I wanted, it's a glorious sound alright, but now it's just not enough....
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Lordathestrings
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  • My 'Brand X' Yamaha SBG1000

  • My 5 Watt 'WeeBeastie amp

  • Pedal? I have a channel switch for the Peavey Rock Master preamp I drive the WeeBeastie with.


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Bardsley
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Is the WeeBeastie the amp you built? How does it sound? Makes the 22 watt Deluxe Reverb seem like a Marshall stack with alterations to increase the power! Pstring, certainly you picked a versatile setup, from a point of view, but still very much what I would think of as a tone-man's setup. What I meant by versatile was to have something like a cyber-twin that would accommodate massive changes in style; but being more of a juack-of-all trades than the master of several that the reverb is. Of course, seeing as it's your gig, you probably know your not about to need to try to sound like Vai at a moments notice, lol!
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Lordathestrings
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Its still just a bunch of parts loosely strung together on a bench in my lab, but it sounds great! I use a 6X4 rectifier and a 6AQ5A power tube to drive a pair of 12" speakers from an old portable film projector.

Its still way too loud for me to prctice with at home. I may replace the 6X4 with solid-state diodes and an adjustable regulator so I can reduce the power.

Its still very much 'in the experimental stage', but the results, so far, are very encouraging.
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Raskolnikov
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Originally posted by Lordathestrings
Its still way too loud for me to prctice with at home. I may replace the 6X4 with solid-state diodes and an adjustable regulator so I can reduce the power.


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pstring
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Watch out for those Mad Cows! HEADLINE..... Guitarist trampled to death is bizzare 2 cow stampede...... more at 11:00, Bardsley, you are right, I'm not to worried about being mistaken for Steve Vai, I guess the jack of all tones amp is going to be a reality someday, I haven't heard the cyber twin or the johnson, I don't have much hope that solid state amps will ever have the same reactive qualities as a tube amp, and i don't think anyone will ever be able to make 1 tube amp to capture all the different sound possibilites, seems like most tube specialist are going the opposite direction,......... in search of the magic amp
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trendkillah
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Hmmm, I'd go for an custom Ibanez 7-string, the Line6 Flextone or Vetta, or maybe that MesaBoogie Roadking.
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Lordathestrings
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Originally posted by pstring
...seems like most tube specialist are going the opposite direction,......... in search of the magic amp
'could be... I'm building my rig around that vintage 'brown' blues tone, but I do find that the huge range of voicings available from my preamp, and the versatility of my guitar, gives me a [u]lot[/u] of latitude.
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pstring
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I'm with you, I find a good tube amp and guitar give me alot of tonal flavors, I see the trend with most of tube speciality builders being to build an amp that has one great sound, and the people who want that particular sound coming to them because thats exactly what they want, like Matchless, Torres, Bad Cat, Victoria, Dr.Z etc, the more mainstream builders seem to be focusing on the 3 channel amps, offering as much flexability as they can, and the solid state folks trying to come up with one amp that will sound like every amp built in the last 50 years, which is ok if someone needs that for their type of gig, but I don't think they'll be winning any awards for great tone
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my strat(hendrix signature)can i say woah go mamma!

my (marshall)tsl 2000, on clean on full,(oh my)

my dallas arbiter fuzz (i'm gonna cry!)
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