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Andrew Cockburn
post Feb 6 2012, 09:46 PM
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Just arrived, my new Blackstar Club 50 head and 4x12 cab:

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I'll either go deaf or my wife will kill me, but either way I'll die happy smile.gif And after just 5 minutes messing around, I am closer than ever to the sound in my head!

Now I need to figure out the best way to record it so I can post clips!



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post Feb 6 2012, 09:52 PM
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Nice! Congrats smile.gif

Saving up for an Blackstar amp too, thinking about Blackstar HT Stage 60 Venue Combo, but haven't decided which Blackstar amp yet tongue.gif


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post Feb 6 2012, 10:35 PM
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Congrats Andrew ,looks fantastic! Throw us some demo immediately biggrin.gif !!


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post Feb 6 2012, 10:36 PM
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You wont die from getting deaf wink.gif
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post Feb 6 2012, 11:47 PM
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QUOTE (Andrew Cockburn @ Feb 6 2012, 09:46 PM) *
I'll either go deaf or my wife will kill me, but either way I'll die happy smile.gif And after just 5 minutes messing around, I am closer than ever to the sound in my head!

Now I need to figure out the best way to record it so I can post clips!


Sweet, that Blackstar is a monster, lucky you! ohmy.gif Congrats smile.gif


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post Feb 7 2012, 01:16 AM
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Congrats Andrew! It looks gorgeous. I've looked at a some of the ht's on the net but haven't heard one yet. Looking forward to your review! smile.gif


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post Feb 7 2012, 03:18 AM
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Oh yeah! You're in the Andy James league now. tongue.gif I never played on a Blackstar, but it's always great to be closer to the tone you want. I'm glad you are having success.


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post Feb 7 2012, 04:03 AM
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Nice! Looks pretty darn spiff I must say!

When recording a beast like that, I'd humbly suggest a death metal approach smile.gif SM57 Center cone off set 45 degrees to enhance bass response. Secondary mic in the room if possible for mixing in reflections. But heck, stick as many mics as you've got on it, and blend them and pan them across the range L to R and it'll sound HAAAUUUUUUUUUUGGGE.


QUOTE (Andrew Cockburn @ Feb 6 2012, 03:46 PM) *
Just arrived, my new Blackstar Club 50 head and 4x12 cab:

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I'll either go deaf or my wife will kill me, but either way I'll die happy smile.gif And after just 5 minutes messing around, I am closer than ever to the sound in my head!

Now I need to figure out the best way to record it so I can post clips!



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post Feb 7 2012, 09:29 AM
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Feb 7 2012, 03:03 AM) *
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When recording a beast like that, I'd humbly suggest a death metal approach smile.gif SM57 Center cone off set 45 degrees to enhance bass response. Secondary mic in the room if possible for mixing in reflections. But heck, stick as many mics as you've got on it, and blend them and pan them across the range L to R and it'll sound HAAAUUUUUUUUUUGGGE.


Use the Haas effect, also point the SM as Todd says but maybe towards the point where the cone and dome meet and cover the same position with another SM57 but pointing straight at the position. But I'm sure you know how to get a good mic'ed sound anyway.

Anyway, gratz Andrew cool.gif .

When you say you might go deaf - amp to loud or is it from your wife complaining?


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post Feb 7 2012, 09:49 AM
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If I had that one, I'd kill all the neighbors on a range of 2-3 streets at least biggrin.gif cograts Andrew!! biggrin.gif


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post Feb 7 2012, 11:17 AM
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Wowy, congratulations Andrew, that thing is a beast man smile.gif

On the topic, it's a coincidence that I just played this very amp two weeks ago in one new studio that opened up. It's a modern voiced amp with somewhat scooped mids. I would recommend trying it with tubescreamer in front to increase definition and mids a bit, and trying it on another cab as well. It's a very powerful head and cab, with plenty of bass, and it sounds excellent dry, on it's own. Lot's of sounds available definitely.

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post Feb 7 2012, 11:19 AM
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That looks cool as hell ! cool.gif

Definitely wanna hear some samples of that beast !


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post Feb 7 2012, 02:35 PM
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Thanks guys!

Still getting to know this beauty, but its awesome!

Sparkling cleans - check!
Monster gain but still articulated and tight - check!
Freakin loud - check!

It does sound surprisingly good with the master dialed all the way back though. I havent tried the emulated out for recording yet but I will soon.

Still working on dialing in a lower gain saturated lead, and a nice warm overdriven sound for my Strrat, but wow, this thing is versatile!

Only issue so far is that the footswitch is labeled backwards - the reverb switch changes channels and the channel switch turns the reverb on an off! Going to have a word with Sweetwater about it when they wake up.


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post Feb 7 2012, 03:16 PM
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Wou! It looks great! Congrats Andrew! I've never used on of this ones, even I have never seen one in Argentina so can't wait to hear it! smile.gif


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post Feb 7 2012, 03:37 PM
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Feb 6 2012, 10:03 PM) *
Nice! Looks pretty darn spiff I must say!

When recording a beast like that, I'd humbly suggest a death metal approach smile.gif SM57 Center cone off set 45 degrees to enhance bass response. Secondary mic in the room if possible for mixing in reflections. But heck, stick as many mics as you've got on it, and blend them and pan them across the range L to R and it'll sound HAAAUUUUUUUUUUGGGE.


LOL, thanks for the suggestions - I have an SM57 ready to go smile.gif

QUOTE (tonymiro @ Feb 7 2012, 03:29 AM) *
Use the Haas effect, also point the SM as Todd says but maybe towards the point where the cone and dome meet and cover the same position with another SM57 but pointing straight at the position. But I'm sure you know how to get a good mic'ed sound anyway.

Anyway, gratz Andrew cool.gif .

When you say you might go deaf - amp to loud or is it from your wife complaining?


Thanks - I'll need to get another SM57 then, obviously smile.gif

QUOTE (Ivan Milenkovic @ Feb 7 2012, 05:17 AM) *
Wowy, congratulations Andrew, that thing is a beast man smile.gif

On the topic, it's a coincidence that I just played this very amp two weeks ago in one new studio that opened up. It's a modern voiced amp with somewhat scooped mids. I would recommend trying it with tubescreamer in front to increase definition and mids a bit, and trying it on another cab as well. It's a very powerful head and cab, with plenty of bass, and it sounds excellent dry, on it's own. Lot's of sounds available definitely.


With this much gain I didn't think I would need a TubeScreamer, but now you mentioned it I will definitely try it!


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QUOTE (Andrew Cockburn @ Feb 7 2012, 10:37 AM) *
With this much gain I didn't think I would need a TubeScreamer, but now you mentioned it I will definitely try it!


I said the same thing when I bought my Mesa too! But I did end up buying a TubeScreamer, it doesn't really add gain.
I have mine set to Drive: 7 o'clock , Tone: 12 o'clock , Level: 5 o'clock. So it really doesn't add much over all.
I also have most of my amp set to noon to try and give it a show of the difference in sound. I think it just brings an
added tightness to the sound. But for the bluesy pushed sound it does well also.

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QUOTE (Andrew Cockburn @ Feb 6 2012, 08:46 PM) *
Just arrived, my new Blackstar Club 50 head and 4x12 cab:

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I'll either go deaf or my wife will kill me, but either way I'll die happy smile.gif And after just 5 minutes messing around, I am closer than ever to the sound in my head!

Now I need to figure out the best way to record it so I can post clips!

Nice one!!! Congarts on your new amp!!!


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