Killer rockabilly rig clip

Discussion in 'Ampage Area' started by JohnnyCrash, May 15, 2009.

  1. JohnnyCrash

    JohnnyCrash Gretschie

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    Nov 22, 2008
    Fullerton, CA
    I have been trying to get the basics down on this video editing software and practicing for YouTube is a fun way to do it :)

    I made a few video clip of one of my amp rigs.

    Tweed 5E7 Bandmaster (and/or 5F4 Super - they're the same circuit, only with different speaker configs) with a tube reverb unit in front of the input and a 1x15" Jensen AlNiCo P15N cab.



    Rockabilly-ish:





    Bluesy:





    The crappy camcorder mic doesn't do the amp justice. The balls, bass, and presence don't sound like it did in the room, especially the rockabilly clip (which sounds a bit thin).

    The reverb settings are really tame - that didn't come across very well either.
     
    Last edited: May 16, 2009
  2. donwood

    donwood Gretschie

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    Jun 5, 2008
    La.
    sounds good Johnny. Wish I could learn to do that kind'a stuff. I can pick but don't know how to send it anywhere's yet. Someday... Keep at it. Don
     
  3. DevilYouKnow

    DevilYouKnow Country Gent

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    Jan 18, 2009
    Fog City USA
    Fantastic. Great gear, nice pickin'. Thanks for sharin'. Oh and make some more.
     
  4. coolbus18

    coolbus18 Country Gent

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    Feb 27, 2009
    Portland, OR
    beautiful, blusey sound. Sent me driftin'.
     
  5. GreatGretsch

    GreatGretsch Country Gent

    Jun 25, 2008
    Pittsburgh suburbs
    Thanks JC. I love to hear clips of what different amps sound like. That sounds like a great traditional blues amp and the reverb sounds very lush. Good job!!

    I really like the mod you did on the 5E3 circuit in one of your other treads.
     
  6. Jukebox

    Jukebox Gretschified

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    Jun 2, 2008
    Foreston,MN
    That really sounds good Johnny! thanks! i agree with a couple of others, I wish i could play like that!
     
  7. JohnnyCrash

    JohnnyCrash Gretschie

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    Nov 22, 2008
    Fullerton, CA


    I had the reverb set on some really tame settings. It can do all sorts of drenched Surf sounds and is much more flexible than the typical built-in, one-knob types on most amps... plus it warms up the signal coming into any amp's preamp a bit more.

    The higher powered tweeds like the Bandmaster, Super, or Pro are just awesome for cleaner blues and older country. With a reverb tank and/or delay, they're very authentic sounding for Rockabilly. Depending on the OD pedal, you can have a mean rocker too.

    The 5E3 mod? Which one? I had a SS-to-tube rectifier switch and a 5E3-to-"Marshall" switch. Both pretty easy to do. If you're planning on putting them in, let me know, I can walk you through how to do it.
     
  8. JohnnyCrash

    JohnnyCrash Gretschie

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    Nov 22, 2008
    Fullerton, CA


    I was just noodlin', and not very well either. I make the clips mainly to show what the amp can do - not what I can do (or more accurately, can't do HAHA). In my "real" recordings it usually takes very long sessions to end up with barely usable end-product.

    I was originally looking for video clips of plexi's with PPIMV mods so I would know how they sound at lower volumes - couldn't find a whole lot, so now I make clips to help others hear/see what certain amp circuits sound like.

    Still built the modded plexi and it turned out great - one of my favorite amps so far. Now I need to make a video clip of that to share too (and more clips of this, the 5E3, my Vox AC30/AC15 build, my JCM800 build, and many many others).

    That should get me enough practice editing videos to learn the software :)
     
  9. rcboals

    rcboals Country Gent

    Nov 21, 2008
    Springfield Oregon
    Nice Blues!!!! Even if you don't have a head! Now let's hear some rockabilly! Next time see if you can really get get your head into it. You will sound even better.:D
     
  10. araT

    araT Gretschified

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    Mar 24, 2009
    Berlin, Germany
    Nicde JC!! Thanks :D looking forward to the next one!
     
  11. GreatGretsch

    GreatGretsch Country Gent

    Jun 25, 2008
    Pittsburgh suburbs
    The Marshall switch was what I was talking about. I don't plan on any mods at the moment. Once I get used to my new 5E3 and what it is capable of I may do some modding. Thanks though.:)

    PS. I was planning on PMing you and Jeff O during my build, but I never got to the point of being totally clueless. You guys are real assets to the forum.
     
  12. JohnnyCrash

    JohnnyCrash Gretschie

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    Nov 22, 2008
    Fullerton, CA
    I just posted the 2nd clip by editing the original post.

    Next will be a few Marshall builds with my '57 reissue Les Paul Custom.
     
  13. GreatGretsch

    GreatGretsch Country Gent

    Jun 25, 2008
    Pittsburgh suburbs
    Nice....kind of in between a Setzer Rev. Heat tone. It sounds like a bit more dirt than Setzer would use, but not as much as Rev. It is sounds more crisp than both without being harsh. I bet that would cut nice in a band situation.
     
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