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Cosmin Lupu
post May 24 2014, 04:17 PM
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Thought I'd share this image with you guys smile.gif It's the first night in a long time since I got my amp out. This is a very important day for me, since it's my first gig with Days of Confusion in which I play the guitar biggrin.gif



Head: Crate Blue Voodoo 120 tube amp
Cab: Mesa Boogie 2x12
Pedalboard: SKB
Pedals: Korg tuner, MXR Phase 90, Suhr Shiba Drive and ISP Decimator up front in this exact order and a Hardwire Delay and a Reverb in the fx loop.

If you have pics of your live rigs onstage, this would be a great time and place to share them biggrin.gif

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post May 25 2014, 03:32 AM
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You get most your gain from the Amp or are you pushing it with the Suhr? How loud can you get the amp? I always thought the Blue Voodoo was a rad amp. (didn't Sammy Hagar have a signature 'Red Voodoo' series?)


QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ May 24 2014, 03:17 PM) *
Thought I'd share this image with you guys smile.gif It's the first night in a long time since I got my amp out. This is a very important day for me, since it's my first gig with Days of Confusion in which I play the guitar biggrin.gif



Head: Crate Blue Voodoo 120 tube amp
Cab: Mesa Boogie 2x12
Pedalboard: SKB
Pedals: Korg tuner, MXR Phase 90, Suhr Shiba Drive and ISP Decimator up front in this exact order and a Hardwire Delay and a Reverb in the fx loop.

If you have pics of your live rigs onstage, this would be a great time and place to share them biggrin.gif



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post May 25 2014, 12:30 PM
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And we were just talking about Blue Voodoo amps in this thread

I didn't realise you had one of those, what's it like ?

Are you thinking of going on guitar full time with D.O.C. as well as vox ?


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post May 25 2014, 05:40 PM
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Depends on the gig so here are two extremes ...

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post May 25 2014, 06:02 PM
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QUOTE (klasaine @ May 25 2014, 04:40 PM) *
Depends on the gig so here are two extremes ...

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What head is that? I can't make it out


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post May 25 2014, 06:58 PM
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That is a Blankenship 'Variplex'. Basically a clone of a '68 Super Lead, 50 watt.
https://www.google.com/search?q=blankenship...319&bih=676


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post May 25 2014, 08:44 PM
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QUOTE (SeeJay @ May 25 2014, 02:32 AM) *
You get most your gain from the Amp or are you pushing it with the Suhr? How loud can you get the amp? I always thought the Blue Voodoo was a rad amp. (didn't Sammy Hagar have a signature 'Red Voodoo' series?)


Hey bro - I haven't boosted the tone on this one smile.gif We currently play in 3 guitars and we need to keep it pretty clean actually, so that the live sound will be crushing but defined in the same time. So, no booster smile.gif

QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ May 25 2014, 11:30 AM) *
And we were just talking about Blue Voodoo amps in this thread

I didn't realise you had one of those, what's it like ?

Are you thinking of going on guitar full time with D.O.C. as well as vox ?


Hey Ben - the amp is very nice! I haven't yet played it for more complex lead stuff, but for riffage, clean and themes, it's a great amp so far!

I will be performing as a guitar player and as a vocalist in DOC. We're currently having 3 voices, 3 guitars, bass and drums and also synths, ambients and additional vox on the backing tracks biggrin.gif It's gonna be a killer live show!


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post May 26 2014, 09:16 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ May 25 2014, 07:44 PM) *
Hey bro - I haven't boosted the tone on this one smile.gif We currently play in 3 guitars and we need to keep it pretty clean actually, so that the live sound will be crushing but defined in the same time. So, no booster smile.gif


So what do you use the pedal for?


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post May 27 2014, 08:24 AM
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QUOTE (SeeJay @ May 26 2014, 08:16 PM) *
So what do you use the pedal for?


To boost the tone, of course, but for this situation, I didn't find it necessary. We performed only 4 songs out of our 12 song playlist, so most likely there will be a lot of situations in which I will need it. But since the time we were allotted in the competition was little, we had to stick to 4 songs.


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post May 27 2014, 08:57 AM
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I am very interested to hear your band as a 3 guitar unit. Hope you post some material with this new dynamic.
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post May 28 2014, 03:56 AM
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Oh Oh Oh, I see.

I thought you meant you didn't ever use it. You just meant for that particular gig.

Got it!

But you like it? Works well with the Crate? Do you switch between the different channels?



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To boost the tone, of course, but for this situation, I didn't find it necessary. We performed only 4 songs out of our 12 song playlist, so most likely there will be a lot of situations in which I will need it. But since the time we were allotted in the competition was little, we had to stick to 4 songs.



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post May 28 2014, 05:50 AM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ May 25 2014, 03:44 PM) *
Hey bro - I haven't boosted the tone on this one smile.gif We currently play in 3 guitars and we need to keep it pretty clean actually, so that the live sound will be crushing but defined in the same time. So, no booster smile.gif



Hey Ben - the amp is very nice! I haven't yet played it for more complex lead stuff, but for riffage, clean and themes, it's a great amp so far!

I will be performing as a guitar player and as a vocalist in DOC. We're currently having 3 voices, 3 guitars, bass and drums and also synths, ambients and additional vox on the backing tracks biggrin.gif It's gonna be a killer live show!


Most people that have the BV have nothing but good things to say about it. I kinda want one now lol One day my room is going to look the Tone King's Tone Lounge tongue.gif


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post May 28 2014, 08:26 AM
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QUOTE (SeeJay @ May 28 2014, 02:56 AM) *
Oh Oh Oh, I see.

I thought you meant you didn't ever use it. You just meant for that particular gig.

Got it!

But you like it? Works well with the Crate? Do you switch between the different channels?


It works very well and yeah, I usually play on both channels - clean and lead.

I will take the head this Saturday onstage, but this time with the Pantera tribute - I will definitely use the booster! biggrin.gif

QUOTE (Mudbone @ May 28 2014, 04:50 AM) *
Most people that have the BV have nothing but good things to say about it. I kinda want one now lol One day my room is going to look the Tone King's Tone Lounge tongue.gif


I am also planning on getting a VOx AC15 or AC30 for the clean tones smile.gif I will roll with 2 amps onstage and no one's going to stop me! biggrin.gif


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post May 29 2014, 09:10 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ May 28 2014, 07:26 AM) *
I am also planning on getting a VOx AC15 or AC30 for the clean tones smile.gif I will roll with 2 amps onstage and no one's going to stop me! biggrin.gif


DO IT! ha! Those newer AC15CC you can find for a good deal. I think they sound better than the AC30CC. But easier to transport. (though I LOOOOVE me an AC30)


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post May 30 2014, 08:24 AM
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QUOTE (SeeJay @ May 29 2014, 08:10 PM) *
DO IT! ha! Those newer AC15CC you can find for a good deal. I think they sound better than the AC30CC. But easier to transport. (though I LOOOOVE me an AC30)


I will certainly do it at one point, as I had the AC15 for testing at home and my GOD! I have never experienced such a beautiful clean tone in my life! It was the white edition smile.gif



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post May 31 2014, 05:40 PM
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The handwired editions are pretty fantastic as well. I'll hunt one down for myself at some point.


QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ May 30 2014, 07:24 AM) *
I will certainly do it at one point, as I had the AC15 for testing at home and my GOD! I have never experienced such a beautiful clean tone in my life! It was the white edition smile.gif




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post Jun 1 2014, 09:04 AM
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Alright! First experience playing lead with my Crate BV - IT WAS A BLAST!

I had SO much fun and it responded so nicely smile.gif I boosted it with the Shiba Drive this time, as for Pantera tunes, it works out just great. Great dynamics and bite on the drive channel and a nice clean as well.

The only downside - when I switch channels there's a little bit of a lag - I should look into that and see if I can do something about it.

I played on my PRS Paul Allender tuned to C# standard and on a PRS C24 USA made for the Eb tuning. The C24 is a less aggressive guitar and I felt it pretty much, because of the comparison I was able to draw between it and the Paul Allender.

Can anybody bring in some suggestion about fixing that lag which appears when switching channels?


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