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Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by olliethecat, Jul 15, 2019.
Can I come over? Sound like amp paradise!
LOL, it's pretty cool. That's why it's hard to stop. I got over 85 guitars to plug into them too. I love gear and I think it's a way better investment than investing in banks. Come on over anytime!
My favorite amp to play my Gretsch through is a 2000-ish Vox AC-15. That amp just has something special. It gets creamier as it warms up. It has a unique town compared to my other amps, a couple of SF Fender heads with reverb and a couple of Mesa Boogie amps.
The amp that I play through the most is an '80's Peavey Backstage Plus. It's kind of a solid state Princeton Reverb. It's light and it covers a lot of styles real well with different pedals.
For room recording i use a Zoom H5 and pick up the live sound of both amps. I run the guitar through the Mystery Brain, then split the signal directly to the Egnater (gritty) and also through the pedalboard to the AC15 (clean). I used to pair the Vox with a Peavey Classic 50 but the Egnater works better to provide a bit of tube drive under the Vox chime.
For recording tracks for the band in the Uk i send a rough room recording of the sound i want (or a verbal description) and then record dry straight into garageband upload to Dropbox and let the producer create the sound in Protools.
Tony, where do you keep it all? Do you have it all in one place? One incredibly well insured place?
I would love to see your collection some day. Do you have it all well photographed?
It's kinda scattered all over the house. My long suffering missus says our house looks like Long and McQuade, but I have good stuff. LOL, it's true.
I guess I should really get it well photographed. That's a big job. Is there something particular you want a photo of?
I traded in my SF Champ a while back to a local store, when Bonamassa was in town his tech bought the amp for him. It was a nice amp but covered the same ground as others i have.
I need to update my photos
Constantly changing pedals too ..... note the dead Flanger
always ready for new changes, even if for now I have reached a certain stability, a nice tremolo pedal is missing, to be on the subject the supro coronado I like only with the Les Paul as I had already told I am looking for something new for now I have to close my wallet. My last purchase is the little yamaha to not disturb, very useful.
Whether gigging (not so much of that now) or playing at home, it’s gonna be some subset of this rig.
I have other amps and a bunch of other guitars, but 95% of the time it’s these guys. Of these the PRS DGT gets the most playing time, as does the Mesa.
I use my main pedalboard a lot. It’s been to all my gigs since I switched from modelers back to amps and pedals.
Lately though, it’s been sitting idle, while I play through my Mystery Brain. That thing has clamped on to my brain like a pit bull on a pork chop. I hooked it up to try it out several months ago and just can’t make myself switch back.
Tony, have you experimented with tubes on the tone king? I'm going to buy a back up set and wonder if you have any suggestions.
I was just about to say that Tony was missing a Bandit from his list.
(to be fair, I really like them)
I'm down to two set ups.
Clark reverb tank, Cave Valley single ended Plexi head, and a "gutted" Vox AC30C1 for a cab. 1 - 12" Celestion Gold in the cab.
My other set up is a VOX AC10C1VS.
Both sound great. Just depends on what mood I'm in for voicing.
So what's your chosen amp or equipment?
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I'm just surprised you could find all those left handed amps.
I always seem to go back to Fenders. Though lately, I’ve been playing through a Headrush straight to the FOH.
No Henry, I haven't. I bought the one with the Celestion Creamback based on a recommendation from some very savvy amp guys. They said it was like the ultimate extension of the blackface/tweed genes. I really disliked the tone of the Creamback so I started rolling speakers. I tried about 15 speakers in it and nothing really felt right to me and I ended up putting a stupidly expensive Tone King 33 in it. And that was simply OK so I put it away until I got the urge to roll some tubes in it.
So far, I confess I'm a little underwhelmed as the sound hasn't really touched me personally. It is BEAUTIFULLY made though,
Mark, I've never heard one. Maybe I'd love them too.
I expect at some point for this pedal to turn up in some Christmas show with some crazy headbanging Elf playing rock Christmas tunes with it! I love it!