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Posts posted by Telecruiser

  1. First, 12ga extension cords with quality plugs and connectors. I use 12ga SO or SOOW cord with Leviton industrial hardware, you make them up yourself. Second, take a VOM with you and check the actual voltage when everyone else is plugged in, if it's an older venue it could be everything is running off of one circuit or the circuits have other devices pulling from them that are not on the bandstand. JMO

    Here is one of mine.


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  2. 2 hours ago, SteinbergerHack said:

    The Kemper is supposedly different, which is what I want to find out.

    I think you're going to have to just buy one (rent) and work with it. It is not like a tube amp that already has a sound built in. You're going to have to play with it a while.

  3. With something like the Kemper I think it boils down to how much time you want to spend with it. I'm sure people who have owned and used them for a while can get about anything they want out of them. With me, if I was in the market, I would buy it just to play with it to see what it is capable of. You're a bit more frugal than me, I think. :)

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  4. 3 minutes ago, arcadesonfire said:

    Thanks for the word! I will try to find the prior episodes online and then tape the upcoming episodes...

    One of my favorite things about my company’s history of rock music book is that it selves heavily into “country” music’s contribution. Traditionally, I had always seen rock described in terms of blues and gospel influences, but it really was a nexus of two different cultures (blues and country) that brought us rock. I’m sure this is obvious to all y’all, but I can attest that TV histories I saw in the 90s were skewed and didn’t pay much attention to the development and contribution of “country” music. 

    Country is a blend of various styles of music from string bands, mountain music, blues, jazz (Bob Wills) etc. To this day we still see styles being blended into it though I'm not in agreement with some of it. I have always played country music, bluegrass etc.. It's just in my blood. Episode 5 is the Bakersfield sound which I really want to see. I love that West coast twang. Nothing like a Telecaster on the back pickup through a Twin Reverb cranked up. :)

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  5. 3 hours ago, Easy Listener said:

    One artist I recently rediscovered is Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass. Sure, some of the recordings seem to be influenced by the Wall of Sound, but some are truly amazing, as are the arrangements and the musicianship. There is a reason there are a couple of copies of that stuff at every garage sale and Goodwill in the country. He sold a ton of it. People liked it.

    I have not figured out how to post videos beyond just including the link, but this is relevant, I think. It's called "Recording, '50s style: 


    Carol Kaye told me that most of the players for the TB in the studio  were studio folks. She told me the name of the guy who played Herb Alpert's part but I don't remember his name.

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