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Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by loudnlousy, Oct 11, 2020.
Life is short... just crank it!
Maybe you should better not wait anymore an get one. I heard that Thomas Reußenzehn got seriously ill and had to close his shop this spring already. Hope he gets well soon. He is a good guy and one of the real originals around.
It's been many a year since i had my aul 60's 6120 turned up full through my uncles 120W Orange combo,what a sound!
Can't do high volume these days sadly.
Yes, for you youngsters, your hearing is something you really appreciate when you get older, often not until it's too late. If I could play loud (we're on IEMs too) for fun I think would get a pair of those Etymotic ear plugs for musicians.
I concur..agree & support..lol & salute you with 150 watts of pure tonal bliss rig !!
I'm also living in an apartment now (I just moved into the apartment last week). I haven't played my guitars or synth in the apartment yet, but I wouldn't want to disturb the neighbors. I'll be playing on relatively low volume or with headphones.
and if that doesn't work...lets daisy chain this madness
....am I the only one that misses playing in a large space, with a band, and in front of 100-200 people? All volumes past noon...libations flowing....dancing....(sigh)
Ear ringing sucks but I have had it so long I am able to function without it bothering me much but it is loud 24/7. I was told years ago I should go to the VA for disability sometimes hearing things is hard but I haven’t, it just seems like a pain and I’m not it is the right thing to do. But for those of you lot wearing protection just imagine trying to sleep with a few thousand locust on bed with you.
As someone who is half-deaf because of non-musical reasons (birth defect, artificial parts), you don't realize how much you use stereo hearing until you don't have it.
That said, wear plugs/protection and crank it!
I know what you mean, OP. Love the digital / modeling stuff for recording... It's alright for practice too but when I plug in and crank up my LSS, it puts the energy in the room and makes the music feel alive. I had a basement when I lived in the Midwest that was perfect for being loud but after many sessions that caused ringing in my ears, I chose to dial it back a notch.
Three full-stacks in the eighties, man. And sometimes an audience of 6.000+. Those where the days.
But it was a neccessity then because the PAs where week. And it did not mean playing "on eleven".
I am no idiot and I really do care for my hearing. Neither were my friends back in the day.
It is toying with your guitar`s volume. Set your vintage one-channel-amp on maximum tone for lead, (that means no microphonic feed-back be it an Boogie, AC30, a JTM45 or my Reußenzehns) (and not everything dialed to 10+) and back down for rhythm. Easy and very useable when you play a suitable amp. The problem of most multi-channel amps is that they simply lack the dynamics to serve as a one-channel amp "with more options".
Besides this you could not get a gig back then when not promoting yourself as a veritable guitar hero without this kind of backline. I still think that playing with an impressive backline of Marshall-stacks still helps visually these days, although it is technically totally useless.
First tube amp I ever bought was a Peavey 3120. Came with a free 4x12 slant cab. Great amp but it was too much for a condo dweller. I sold it but wished I hadn’t. I have my Bugera powersoak when I want to crank up my amps.
Yep, this is my first year with some sort of attenuators. It makes all the difference in the world. Crank her up till you got what you want but still keep it at a ear saving level. But every now and then it’s fun to make the windows rattle!
I do it daily.. but my ears ring and I cant answer them. Ran my quilter 202 tone block w my vox clone cab w silverbell 65s, punched by the Fez. that little amp rips w overdrive
Did turn my closet it into an ISO booth. Sure did realize last few years..protecting the hearing is very important. Had to find the compromise..my attenuation is how much i leave the door open & fully closed during tracking.
Might of been Neil Peart of Rush,article about tinnitus few years back,,got me on track.
It was never about hearing the sound.... it was about feeling it! You know.... when you you feel that vib shoot through your body and those specific notes or chords that resonated in your bones and send a spontaneous chill up your spine!!! Alas.... now-a-days those chills are usually because someone turned up the A/C......
The late 60's to the late 70's - the decade that style forgot!!