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  • Hello Phil,

    How does that 16 ohm AlNiCo Blue Dog sound to you? What wattage did you select and did you get it doped? Did you put it in a closed back or open back cab? I prefer open back cabs for AlNiCo.
    Best regards,
    Rich
    www.guytronix.com

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    • i feel that this thread needs a bit of a nudge.
      Good deals with: woolyh, kaz2550, fruvai, english_bob, daysofspeed, gambit, matchpoint (twice), SilenceSketches.

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      • Originally posted by percyexpat
        i feel that this thread needs a bit of a nudge.


        Thanks Percyexpat, I agree
        Best regards,
        Rich
        www.guytronix.com

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        • Originally posted by Richard Guy


          Thanks Percyexpat, I agree


          well, having bumped it, its now on the pro reviews forum, exposed in all its glory! id love to hear some sound clips though. and some discussion on the effect of different cabs on the sound. im thinking of getting the gilmore jr. to put together over christmas when im at home (my dad is is much better at these things than me!)
          Good deals with: woolyh, kaz2550, fruvai, english_bob, daysofspeed, gambit, matchpoint (twice), SilenceSketches.

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          • Hello percyexpat,

            I'd be most happy supporting your build efforts. I've got some sound clips of the Gilmore Jr on my site www.guytronix.com Thanks for the bump
            Best regards,
            Rich
            www.guytronix.com

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            • Hi Rich,

              The 2 watt Gilmore Jr. sounds VERY interesting. Are there any mods to squeeze more clean headroom out of one?
              Good trades with: d_dave_c

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              • Originally posted by Brendan
                Hi Rich,

                The 2 watt Gilmore Jr. sounds VERY interesting. Are there any mods to squeeze more clean headroom out of one?


                Hello Brendan,

                Thanks for your inquiry. The two watt Gilmore Jr was specifically created to support more clean headroom. The perceived overall volume from 1/2 watt to 2 watts is a nominal ~ 12 % so there isn't a big jump in volume going to the 2 watts but there is more overall clean available. It sounds especially sweet with the 'V' mod installed along with the two watt.

                The Ardmore has lots of clean and sparkle while providing more volume.

                Best regards,
                Rich
                www.guytronix.com

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                • Hey - I'll pull this if it's not the right place to put it. Seems appropriate though:

                  Finally got a new camera so I'm posting pics of an amp project from 8 months ago. 1st time build and it was fun.

                  I assembled a GILMORE JR kit into a Epiphone Valve Jr Chassis and then shoved the chassis back into the combo. Replaced the speaker too. Wiring is pretty embarrassing, but it's actually quiet and sounds really rich (even though it's pretty sloppy in there). The chassis is a little tight for this kit, especially with the attenuator mod installed on board.

                  The front panel layout is: ATTENUATOR, VOLUME, TONE, STANDBY TOGGLE, ON/OFF TOGGLE.

                  These days I use it as a head into a Greenback in a separate cab and I'm going to get the 2 watt upgrade. BOOYAH - Enjoy pics.




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                  • Hey 1esotericguy,

                    Great packaging! Dig!
                    Best regards,
                    Rich
                    www.guytronix.com

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                    • Indeed - very nicely put together!

                      I'm horrible at clips; mostly because I'm really only a marginal player... so I tend to use things in context of songs instead of solo'ed out. Here's a link to a song we used the Ardmore on a bit:

                      http://www.myspace.com/theralphshow

                      The song is called "The Road That Leads To You". The baritone guitar solo was recorded using a Vox AC15 with a Weber Blue Dog and the Ardmore through a Fender EV 12F speaker, in stereo, using a Lovetone Wobulator tremolo pedal to split the signl between the two amplifiers.... I was very happy with the results.

                      More to come...
                      **********

                      "Look at it this way: think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of 'em are stupider than that."

                      - George Carlin

                      "It shouldn't be expected that people are necessarily doing what they appear to be doing on records."

                      - Sir George Martin, All You Need Is Ears

                      "The music business will be revitalized by musicians, not the labels or Live Nation. When the musicians decide to put music first, instead of money, the public will flock to the fruits and the scene will be healthy again."

                      - Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter

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                      • Originally posted by Richard Guy
                        Hello Phil,

                        How does that 16 ohm AlNiCo Blue Dog sound to you? What wattage did you select and did you get it doped? Did you put it in a closed back or open back cab? I prefer open back cabs for AlNiCo.


                        It's a 15W, no dope. I put it into my Vox AC15, but I've used it with the Ardmore a few times too - just by leaving it in the open backed Vox cabinet and running a speaker cable jumper and coupler to the Ardmore. It sounds very good with the Ardmore... gives it even more of a Vox-ish voice.

                        Gotta try it with the Gilmore Jr still, but I bet it will sound sweet with that too.
                        **********

                        "Look at it this way: think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of 'em are stupider than that."

                        - George Carlin

                        "It shouldn't be expected that people are necessarily doing what they appear to be doing on records."

                        - Sir George Martin, All You Need Is Ears

                        "The music business will be revitalized by musicians, not the labels or Live Nation. When the musicians decide to put music first, instead of money, the public will flock to the fruits and the scene will be healthy again."

                        - Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter

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                        • Okay, I have three songs that we used the Ardmore and Gilmore Jr on for all the guitar tracks.

                          http://www.myspace.com/theamericanillness

                          I used the same basic setup on all thee songs:

                          Gilmore Jr (w/ 2 watt mod) -> Weber Blue Dog with a Audio Technica ATM650 mic (on axis), into a Vintech Dual 72.

                          Ardmore -> EV 12F, with a Audix D2 mic (off axis), into a Vintech Dual 72.

                          Both mics were nearly at contact distance from the speaker cabinet grilles - maybe one inch away. Additionally, I also had a single Soundelux ELUX 251 set up as a distant mic, about 8' back from the two amps and centered between them, set on cardioid, and running into a Yamaha i88X preamp. I printed three tracks to disk with each "pass" on guitar. Each song has between two and four seperate guitar parts / performances; for a total of 6 - 12 guitar "tracks".

                          I ran my pedalboards in front of the amps. All tracks used a touch of Demeter Compulator, and a little bit of Danelectro Fish & Chips EQ. Overdrive was a combo affair - part amp breakup, part pedals. The OD pedal varied from track to track, but most of them are with a MAD DD30, as much to "goose" the front end of the amp as for its own overdrive "sound". One or two used a Lovetone Brown Source instead. A very small touch of Diamond Memory Lane delay and Lovetone Wobulator panning was used, but mostly to "stereo-ize" the guitars instead of as an obvious delay / slapback or panning "effect".

                          Guitars varied - either my late 90's Epi Les Paul limited Edition, 2001 Epiphone Casino, '94 Fender Telecaster Special or my Rickenbacker 610. Most of it is the Les Paul though.

                          All songs and performances were done by The American Illness, but I was the one responsible for dialing up the guitar tones. They were very happy with the sound we got though, and really liked the amps.

                          I'll try to get some pics of the setup posted as soon as I can get them loaded onto my server.
                          **********

                          "Look at it this way: think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of 'em are stupider than that."

                          - George Carlin

                          "It shouldn't be expected that people are necessarily doing what they appear to be doing on records."

                          - Sir George Martin, All You Need Is Ears

                          "The music business will be revitalized by musicians, not the labels or Live Nation. When the musicians decide to put music first, instead of money, the public will flock to the fruits and the scene will be healthy again."

                          - Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter

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                          • http://bestdanitykane.info/movies/1

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                            • Originally posted by Adjoha66
                              http://bestdanitykane.info/movies/1




                              Whatever. I'm guessing TS is gonna keep the gilmour?

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                              • Really like all the tracks posted!

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