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Cosmin Lupu
post Jun 19 2013, 08:40 AM
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QUOTE (sammetal92 @ Jun 18 2013, 06:15 PM) *
Bleh, I have more of a budget setup tongue.gif don't kill me please ;o

Amp: Fernandes FA-10 Modified (my little practice amp), and a handmade (by my dad) amp with four huge speakers and built-in overdrive (yeah I don't know how my dad does it, he just makes things that I wouldn't ever think possible).



Effects: Boss DS-1 pedal, Zoom G1N effects processor.




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I don't know what make that guitar is, but I got it used for a pretty cheap price. Plays well for rhythm, but the floyd is unstable on it so no whammy for it.
ESP M-II, my latest guitar and my main for metal/rock biggrin.gif I'm in love with this beauty smile.gif
Handmade, this is my main for anything not metal/rock smile.gif I don't think I can let go off this one. Its pretty heavily modded by myself, I even did all the electronic stuff on it myself.

So yeah, nothing special, but this is my "setup" and it makes me real happy whenever I pick up any of my guitars smile.gif


Mate, as long as you play it with pleasure and you feel like it serves you, it's very good smile.gif

I remember getting my first Zoom effects processor back in 2000, man I was so happy! biggrin.gif I had this one:



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post Jun 19 2013, 09:31 AM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Jun 19 2013, 07:40 AM) *
Mate, as long as you play it with pleasure and you feel like it serves you, it's very good smile.gif

I remember getting my first Zoom effects processor back in 2000, man I was so happy! biggrin.gif I had this one:



Yes, all of my equipment serves me very well biggrin.gif

And, man that Zoom looks cool, but now I'm thinking of getting a zoom processor with USB support as soon as I have enough money biggrin.gif which will be soon hopefully smile.gif


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post Jun 20 2013, 07:38 AM
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QUOTE (sammetal92 @ Jun 19 2013, 08:31 AM) *
Yes, all of my equipment serves me very well biggrin.gif

And, man that Zoom looks cool, but now I'm thinking of getting a zoom processor with USB support as soon as I have enough money biggrin.gif which will be soon hopefully smile.gif


What sort of a budget are you planning on? smile.gif


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post Jun 20 2013, 08:21 AM
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Not much, $200 I guess tongue.gif


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post Jun 21 2013, 03:01 AM
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QUOTE (Amp360 @ Jun 17 2013, 12:10 PM) *
The Fender amp is not scorched. It's a pretty rare Deluxe. It was made in 1949 and although the TV front Deluxe was made for a few years this one has the horizontal tweed as opposed to the tweed being on a bias, as later ones were.

I bought this one on ebay a few years ago for about $400. It worked fine but had been painted black and had a replaced speaker and grill cloth. I managed to get a lot of the paint off. What looks scorched is just what remains of the black paint.


It's not a story I was expecting but still a cool story. huh.gif It really does look like a burn marking from the picture. How does the sound compare between the two amps?


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post Jun 21 2013, 07:32 AM
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QUOTE (sammetal92 @ Jun 20 2013, 07:21 AM) *
Not much, $200 I guess tongue.gif


Do you wish for an effects processor or would you be up for raising the budget a bit and get something like this? It's the tube feel in a small package, great price and quality smile.gif No mumbo jumbo effects and all that - just raw tone!

http://www.thomann.de/gb/amt_ss20.htm


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post Jun 21 2013, 08:29 AM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Jun 21 2013, 06:32 AM) *
Do you wish for an effects processor or would you be up for raising the budget a bit and get something like this? It's the tube feel in a small package, great price and quality smile.gif No mumbo jumbo effects and all that - just raw tone!

http://www.thomann.de/gb/amt_ss20.htm


That seems awesome biggrin.gif Guess I'll wait for more money to come in tongue.gif


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post Jun 22 2013, 07:25 AM
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Hell, yes you should mate smile.gif Have you seen the presentation I did for it? Anyway, let me know and as a side note, if you like my tone on the lessons, know that 90% of them are recorded with the AMT SS20 tongue.gif


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post Jun 22 2013, 10:20 AM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Jun 22 2013, 06:25 AM) *
Hell, yes you should mate smile.gif Have you seen the presentation I did for it? Anyway, let me know and as a side note, if you like my tone on the lessons, know that 90% of them are recorded with the AMT SS20 tongue.gif


Yeah I did smile.gif and man, if you ever plan on selling it, tell me first biggrin.gif tongue.gif laugh.gif


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post Jul 1 2013, 10:55 PM
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The blond amp is a Weber 6A20HP kit I built, though I've tweaked the circuit to maximise gain.
It's running a pair of 6L6WGB, put's out about 40 watts clean and nearly 70W overdriven. After it killed the Weber 12F150 (my favourite speaker), I left the speaker out of the combo cab and am using an external cab. This is loaded with my Fluxtone Model 10 http://www.fluxtone-speakers.com/Home_Page.html which I'm really pleased with (the Fluxtone system allows the speaker volume to be turned down to quiet levels, without affecting the interaction between speaker and amp).
The cab has a Mitchell donut foam insert in front of the speaker, to stop the high frequencies being too 'beamy', see http://www.tgpwebzine.com/?page_id=443
The guitar is my 2010 Les Paul R8, which is absolutely fantastic - everything about it is 'right', it was set up really well out of the box. It's the only guitar I've not had to mess with to get the action and electrics sorted.
Out of the picture, the pedals are a Cry Baby, Boss TU2 tuner, Tube Screamer, Home Made Germanium Booster and a home made A/B Box to select which channel is in use.
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post Jul 2 2013, 07:45 AM
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QUOTE (sammetal92 @ Jun 22 2013, 09:20 AM) *
Yeah I did smile.gif and man, if you ever plan on selling it, tell me first biggrin.gif tongue.gif laugh.gif


laugh.gif biggrin.gif Don't think so man, but seriously now, try to get a new one and you will have a worthy tool to work with at a reasonable price for what it can do.

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The blond amp is a Weber 6A20HP kit I built, though I've tweaked the circuit to maximise gain.
It's running a pair of 6L6WGB, put's out about 40 watts clean and nearly 70W overdriven. After it killed the Weber 12F150 (my favourite speaker), I left the speaker out of the combo cab and am using an external cab. This is loaded with my Fluxtone Model 10 http://www.fluxtone-speakers.com/Home_Page.html which I'm really pleased with (the Fluxtone system allows the speaker volume to be turned down to quiet levels, without affecting the interaction between speaker and amp).
The cab has a Mitchell donut foam insert in front of the speaker, to stop the high frequencies being too 'beamy', see http://www.tgpwebzine.com/?page_id=443
The guitar is my 2010 Les Paul R8, which is absolutely fantastic - everything about it is 'right', it was set up really well out of the box. It's the only guitar I've not had to mess with to get the action and electrics sorted.
Out of the picture, the pedals are a Cry Baby, Boss TU2 tuner, Tube Screamer, Home Made Germanium Booster and a home made A/B Box to select which channel is in use.
Pete


Looks like a setup made by a man that knows what he wants and also knows how to do it smile.gif

Some samples please? biggrin.gif


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post Jul 2 2013, 05:11 PM
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QUOTE (Blister @ Jun 21 2013, 02:01 AM) *
It's not a story I was expecting but still a cool story. huh.gif It really does look like a burn marking from the picture. How does the sound compare between the two amps?


It is cleaner and fatter then the later Deluxe. Not better or worse, just different.


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post Jul 4 2013, 09:13 AM
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Any idea what model numbers those Deluxes are - maybe 5A3, 5B3? If not, what's their tube line up?
Circuit wise, those early models are pretty similar, so it may be that the tonal difference is due to the speakers.
Have you tried connecting the amp of one to the cab of the other?
Old alnico magnets will have lost some strength 60 years down the line, so that may be why the amp with the newer speaker is louder, especially if it's a ceramic magnet type, as they generally retain their strength much better.
On a safety note, have they had 3 prong power cords fitted?
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post Jul 4 2013, 02:02 PM
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Lately it`s been Class 5 combo and strat or 1974 and strat, the Les Paul has been naughty and benched for a while along with the super lead.

No pedals, been doing it all with guitar-cord-amp

I`m going minimalist for a while with the band.


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post Jul 8 2013, 04:01 AM
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Lately I"ve added TUBE SOUND, via the S-Gear Plugin from Scuffham Amps. smile.gif

I reviewed the plugin with samples here.

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...st&p=649681


I'm also still really digging OVERLOUD TH2. The quality of these plugins is such that I don't use a physical amp to record with anymore as it's such a dip in quality by the time the tone gets in to the computer. I still think it's worth learning to record using an amp and SM57 or what not. It's just that practical day to day for the home recordist. Thanks to technology!

Todd


That's fine rig to be sure smile.gif Really it's 100 rigs in one box paired with an amazing guitar.


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