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  1. alright, i suppose i'll keep the shoes on... it's just that my rat has such a sensitive gain knob... one tiny bump and it's either way too loud or gone completely and how high it should be set is completely dependent on how loud the amp will be and i won't know how loud the amp will be until i get there and what if there isn't enough time for sound check and what if i bump the knob or something with my darn giant shoe?!?!

     

    you can also do the obligatory 1-2 min instrumental intro to set up your pedal / levels.



  2. Gear talk...


    Studio setup:

    I mic the cabinet (see below)
    with a Shure SM57
    through a Chandler Limited LTD-1 mic pre.

    That signal is fed to the line in on the Custom Audio effects rack.

    The rack has the following in it:

    DBX 160A Compressor

    Tri Stereo Chorus 618

    Eventide H3000 D/SE Harmonizer

    Lexicon MPX-1

    Lexicon PCM 70

    TC G-Force processor

    Two Lexicon PCM 42's (left and right)

    Custom Audio Super Tremolo

    Pedals Before The Amp Are:

    Vintage Tube Screamer TS-808

    Roger Mayer Voodoo Vibe

    Boss Volume Pedal FV500H

    I use this setup only for recording because the line level processing is AFTER the DRY

    cabinet (in other words, I insert the rack effects between the dry cabinet and

    the recording console).


    Live setup:

    Guitar into Custom Audio RS10 switcher.

    All the pedals are before the amp, they are:

    Maxon DS-9 Sonic Distortion

    Roger Mayer Voodoo 1

    Arion Stereo Chorus (in mono)

    Boss VB-2

    Tycobrahe Octavia

    Custom Audio Super Tremolo

    Custom Audio Black Cat Vibe

    Cry Baby Wah Wah

    Boss Volume Pedal FV500H

    I also use a Lexicon MPX-1 Processor in the effects loop of the amp for reverb and delay,

    or I mike my cabinet and send it to the Lexicon MPX-1 which then goes to a pair of wet

    cabinets (2 Custom Audio 2x10 cabs with Celestion Vintage 10 speakers)


    Sometimes I'll use a small pedal board, its small and easy to cart around...

    All the pedals are before the amp, they are:

    Maxon SD-9 Sonic Distortion

    Roger Mayer Voodoo-1

    Real McCoy Wah Wah (red)

    Arion stereo chorus (in mono, true bypass mod)

    Roger Mayer Voodoo Vibe

    Boss volume pedal FV500H

    I also use a Lexicon MPX-1 Processor in the effects loop of the amp for reverb and delay,

    or I mike my cabinet and send it to the Lexicon MPX-1 which then goes to a pair of wet

    cabinets (2 Custom Audio 2x10 cabs with Celestion Vintage 10 speakers)


    These are the amps I use live and in the studio:

    Custom Audio OD100 "Classic"

    Suhr 100 watt "Classic"

    Dumble "Slide Winder"

    Phil Jameson custom 30 watt

    Suhr "Badger" 18 watt

    '67 Plexy Marshall head

    '64 Super Reverb with Dumble "Ultra Phonix" mod

    '64 Deluxe Reverb with Dumble "Ultra Phonix" mod

    2x12 or 4x12 Kerry Wright open back cabinet w/Celestion "Heritage Series" G12-65s

    Bogner Straight 4x12 w/Celestion Vintage 30s


    These are the guitars I mainly use live and in the studio:

    Suhr Stratocaster with Suhr FL's neck and middle, Suhr SSV in bridge,

    Suhr Silent Single Coil System

    Suhr Telecaster with Suhr S-90 in neck, Suhr Classic Tele in bridge

    '97 Fender Custom Shop Stratocaster with Suhr FL's neck and middle,

    Suhr SSV in bridge, Suhr Silent Single Coil System

    Tyler Stratocaster with DiMarzio 2.2 neck and middle, Suhr SSV in bridge

    Tyler Stratocaster with EMG pickups

    '69 Black Fender Stratocaster with Suhr FL's neck and middle, Suhr SSV in bridge,

    Suhr Silent Single Coil System

    '68 Sunburst Fender Stratocaster with DiMarizo 2.2 neck & middle, Suhr SSV in bridge

    '63 Fiesta Red Fender Stratocaster

    '63 Gibson SG

    '68 Gold Top Les Paul (with PAF humbuckers)



    and you're miking everything with ONE 100 bucks mic??

  3. i know that making the twin break up is a futile endeavour. so i just want a pedal to do all the stuff and keeping the twin clean and a reasonable volume.

    also, i like the idea of playing in any amp and mantaining a good overall sound.

    the sparkle drive sounds definately interesting tough... another one to check out!

  4. thanks.

    so they are giving me some different choices overall.

    i heard the sunshine samples and it sounded like just what i want. it's expensive tough. and the blues driver - i heard it mentioned it quite a few times lately. any samples somewhere? that aren't blues?

    (for some reason every guitar player in youtube plays blues or funk or something in between)

  5. I just bought a month ago a 70s silverface Twin Reverb :cool: and im super happy with it, but of course, i can't crank it and get some natural slight crunchy sound out of it.

    im currently using a fender telecaster and a squier strat thru a boss cs-3 > tech21 xxl (works great for hi-gain stuff) > yamaha magicstomp (tuner, reverb and delays)

    i play "indie" rock :p think pavement and yo la tengo.

    any ideas of a good quality overdrive that will give me that "about to break up" sound with the twin? i know it's something hard to achieve. i play rythm, so i dont expect something for "bluesy creamy leads" and all that stuff.

    i want something like the rythm tone in dinosaur jr or built to spill albums, or soft boys 'underwater moonlight' record. where you an strum and still hear each note.

     

    thanks.

  6. so, i used to own a behringer v-amp 2 (yeah..) and it had this awesome reverb that i need to repliacate to play some songs live. it was the highest level reverb, that extended for like, 5 seconds, and when the depth was at 100%, there was no dry signal - you only hear the reverb, and, with distortion, makes a great sound, like a big, big sustained drone.

     

    what pedal is possible of this? big decay time, no dry signal. perhaps a swell pedal? i think that the line6 verbzilla is capable, but i heard mixed reviews about it.

     

    any help?

  7. I would like to add something about the 'dub tone', generally they refer to that ultra-bassy, throbby, and deep sound, without treble.

    they are some general tricks to achieve it:

    - play with your fingers

    - play quietly, almost barely touching the strings.

    - roll the tone all down - you don´t need that treble!

    - flatwound strings help a lot.

    - SPACE is key. listen to it.

    - Repetition and Repetition. Get into the groove. you can do a lot with 3 or 4 notes.

    - passive pups, no pre-amp. most reggae and dub players played fender jazz basses, or precisions.. or anything they could get their hands into.

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