Re: jangley guitars, angular chops: guitar gear thread

setyabacksetyabacksetya wrote:

That's Henretta, yeah? Local mojo. Kevin, the guy who makes those, is in a band with my friend. I've been coveting one of these:

http://files.effectsdatabase.com/gear/pics/henretta_choadblaster_003.jpg

You've been on a pretty impressive run with new effects eh?

right on man! yeah kevin seems like a real great dude from my contact with him. super enthusiastic and helpful

as to my run on new gear...yeah...i'd say i boarder on obsessive...

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setyabacksetyabacksetya wrote:
sleepysilverdoor wrote:

New pick guard (and pickup, but you can't really see it under the old face plate) smile

http://i.imgur.com/jUfX7xU.jpg?1


So. . . how are you liking it without the buzz-stop?

Real nice smile Thanks for the recommendation! The missing hum/buzz of Jazzmaster pickup is a really nice improvement too smile

watch out for the gypsy children in electric dresses they're insane
i hear they live in crematoriums and smoke your remains

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My my my, I'm such a poser. Stumbled on this yesterday and it followed me home. I've had a Marshall 4x12 in the past and only lasted a few gigs with it, just too big. These angled/diagonal 2x12's are nearly impossible to find.

30-year-old speakers sound good.

http://www.tc.umn.edu/~brun0238/1966a/IMG_0110.JPG

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Sweet rig, setya.

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muzak wrote:

Sweet rig, setya.

thanks 'zak! i'm on the lookout for some greenbacks to load into the cab, but for now i'm pleasantly surprised by the g12t-75's. tons of bottom and top end, really thumpy.

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Awesome. I had G12T-75s for a few years and while they lack some "character" of a greenback or alnico, they are very clear and honest speakers. They are a good price and won't get in the way of the sound of guitar -> pedals -> amp.

I can't even remember what's in my Deluxe Reverb (a Jensen something), but it's very similar in that it's rated for lots of headroom so it doesn't really add much to what's in front of it. I actually had a 1x12" with a greenback in it that the DR sounded really nice plugged into, but it didn't sound good enough to not justify selling it for cash money and saving a little space.

I've always wanted to try one of the modern, slightly higher rated, alnico blue clones in the DR.

- Nathan

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nguideau wrote:

Awesome. I had G12T-75s for a few years and while they lack some "character" of a greenback or alnico, they are very clear and honest speakers. They are a good price and won't get in the way of the sound of guitar -> pedals -> amp.

I can't even remember what's in my Deluxe Reverb (a Jensen something), but it's very similar in that it's rated for lots of headroom so it doesn't really add much to what's in front of it. I actually had a 1x12" with a greenback in it that the DR sounded really nice plugged into, but it didn't sound good enough to not justify selling it for cash money and saving a little space.

I've always wanted to try one of the modern, slightly higher rated, alnico blue clones in the DR.

The guitar player in one of the bands I play in has a celestion blue in his AC15, it sounds really gorgeous. I saw this Weber Blue Dog for $100 on Reverb the other day. The ad doesn't specify the size of the speaker (?!), but it'd be a great deal and the impedence is perfect for a DRRI. https://reverb.com/item/1227128-weber-b … aQodJ48Lyg

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Yeah the Blue Dogs look great... too tempting.

- Nathan

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Thought a few of you might find this interview with Doug Martsch interesting (http://www.premierguitar.com/articles/2 … ons?page=1).

Two surprising nuggets of info:

1.) He plays the middle pickup on his Strat Plus, exclusively -- most people avoid the strat middle pickup like the plague and only use it blended with the neck or bridge when they want to sound like Dire Straits. (quack!)

2.) His entire dirtbox arsenal at the moment is THREE Dunlop Echoplex preamp pedals, set to varying gain levels.

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cool i will def read, thanks!

i have heard him talk about his pick-ups, in fact it is my understanding that he has the neck and bridge pickups completely removed, maybe the tone knobs too...

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Good info. Good performance of Carry the Zero also. Love that song. Never thought of You Were Right as one of their "most popular songs" though. Thanks setya.

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realmac wrote:

cool i will def read, thanks!

i have heard him talk about his pick-ups, in fact it is my understanding that he has the neck and bridge pickups completely removed, maybe the tone knobs too...

Definitely the tone knobs are gone and the 5-way is either removed or at out of the circuit. Those lace sensor covers are flat, so i suppose you wouldnt be able to tell by looking, they could totally be empty under there.

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here is my review of my henretta engineering custom six speed from another forum:

this is hands down the coolest purchase i made in 2015!

after listening to some clips and reading some reviews i became quite interested in this handy little box. got a jam room in the basement of my new house, but wanted a small amp and set-up to keep upstairs as well as quick and easy travel for open-mics, jams, vacas etc.

i was trying to piece together a nice box to suit my needs but couldn't quite settle on something. i emailed kevin (great dude!) and asked him about delay. he said he had one in the offing, so i waited a couple more weeks. as soon as he announced the delay i was all over it!! as to customer service, kevin's is top notch!! he was very friendly and helpful. the turnaround on 6 custom effects was SO FAST! he answered all of my abundant questions with patience and was instrumental in my final decisions. and beyond that, he said he would happily take it in for updates, swap outs, tweaks.
ok onto the technical review!!

so i went:
green zapper auto filter>pinkman dirty boost>orange whip compressor (toggle switch to swap the order of the pink and orange)>golden years phaser>red brick delay>mr white tweak boost

let me say right off, these are not toys! these do not lack for excellent tone sculpting ability!! these are not one trick ponies!!! i have one external knob for each effect (sense>drive>squish>speed>length>vol). if i could add just one thing, it would be an external repeats knob for the delay. it is totally easy to open'er up and tweak the internal trims, and totally fun! some of them i felt the need to change to get what i wanted, others sound great no matter where you set it and it's fun to tweak'em again and again

green zapper:
all the quack, all the vocal sounding, all the env. filter buzz words...
excellent pedal! triggers great with my strat or tele. one of the effects i personally felt the need to tweak, but i have found a setting i am very happy with and pretty much just leave it be. i really like it hovering around 3:00 give or take. this pedal benefits a ton from the compressor and white boost. i can get my jerry on, get funky, or just get weird!

pinkman:
prob the best of the bunch, pairs up so good with the orange and/or white. i like to tweak the trims whenever i have it open, because i always find something new and amazing. lead tone, dirt to fuzz, does so much for such a little guy. not a lot needs to be said

orange whip:
solid comp. im not quite an always on guy, but i needs my compression. not the quietest but far from noisy and hardly worth mentioning. does wonders for the other effects, especially when goin for slap back with the delay (does great chickin' pickin') or shaping the green zapper.

pinkman<>orange whip toggle:
simple customization ($15) and upped the versatility a TON. im maybe 70% drive>comp, but man if you want things to get hairier...

golden years phaser:
great phaser. after the dirt where i like it. subtle like a 45. phase is as close to "always on" as any effect for me, and this one sits perfectly. nothing to tweak here.

red brick delay:
solid delay. sounds great, has a tone trim if you wanna tweak it, i did. this is the only effect of the bunch where i really feel i could benefit from a second external knob (repeats to go with time) as stated above. also, this is the only pedal of the bunch where i just can't quite tweak it to my ideal; i've got the repeat level maxed and i wish it could go a little higher. however i am gonna contact kevin and see if he can tweak it a bit to bring that up for me if i send it in. he has excellent customer service and encourages the buyer to send it in for any reasonably achievable changes he can make. i'll report back on that.

mr white tweak boost:
great boost, not totally transparent, but it's got what i like. can push my little fender champ into some great places. works as a great sort of master volume at the end of the box. really helps to shape most of the other effects, particularly the green zapper and pinkman. i have not tried to tweak this or play with the EQ one bit.

with my mini cry baby and micro pog up front and tc ditto on the back end, i got all i need for a one man jam. i know henretta offers the purple octapus octave up, but i think it would be very cool if he offered a basic octave down effect and a simple looper.

i will try to post some videos over the holiday weekend here.

ok that's it, tl:dr

http://i.imgur.com/SFOTm1D.jpg?1
http://i.imgur.com/2yp3dp1.jpg?1

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coool beans
yur Strat looks exactly like my rig sans ouija bar . . .


I don't know anything about pedals, nor have any practical use for them, but am still REALLy intrigued by Mirror Traffic guitar shimmer sounds (like esp at the end of Polvo) - I would want mine want to sound like that . . .

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That ending Polvo jam is one of my favorite pieces of music ever recorded. Lovely tone. Pretty sure that's just Malk's T-Rex Replica and maybe a little drive from his amp. Beck of course is just really into layering and different textures, but the actual tone is pretty straight forward in that part to my ears.

http://i66.tinypic.com/348kfti.jpg

That's one of my recent steals, a rather lovey Squier Jazzmaster from some guy on Craigslist. It was originally sunburst and repainted over that with a unique red wine color. Absolutely love it, goes great with my Jaguars.

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Jeremy wrote:

That ending Polvo jam is one of my favorite pieces of music ever recorded. Lovely tone. Pretty sure that's just Malk's T-Rex Replica and maybe a little drive from his amp. Beck of course is just really into layering and different textures, but the actual tone is pretty straight forward in that part to my ears.

http://i66.tinypic.com/348kfti.jpg

That's one of my recent steals, a rather lovey Squier Jazzmaster from some guy on Craigslist. It was originally sunburst and repainted over that with a unique red wine color. Absolutely love it, goes great with my Jaguars.

very nice .

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second post: jick gear

http://otherbandsstuff.com/page/2

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realmac wrote:

second post: jick gear

http://otherbandsstuff.com/page/2


That's a great idea for a blog. Nothing revelatory in those photos but that's probably the clearest I've seen his setting on the j-Drive. Really different from how I've been using mine, I'm curious to give that a try. You can also see how he runs his amp here, master up, gain down.

And you don't often get a peek at Mike's or Jo's effects, so that's cool. Might have to check out that weirdo green Fender fuzz pedal Jo's using it. You can also see that Jo maybe the graphic EQ section of her Mesa 400+ as a boost. It's footswitchable and you can see she's got the highs pumped on the amp.

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same here..will try his sets..looks like all at 1 o'clock..
can't see his tree setting..can u get a good look at it and relay as these are the 2 beds i am using these days with my tele

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bewls wrote:

same here..will try his sets..looks like all at 1 o'clock..
can't see his tree setting..can u get a good look at it and relay as these are the 2 beds i am using these days with my tele


On the T-Rex you can see he has tape marks in the pedal for where the knobs should be, but none of the knobs are on the marks. The way I see it:

Marks
echo 11:00
level 2:30
repeat 10:00
tempo X (probably uses tap anyway)

Actual
echo 12:30
level 5:00
repeat 2:30
tempo

I've never used the pedal so can't really say what's up with the brown & subd switches

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thanks setya..will go down to give it a go go...good tony has no baloney.

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realmac wrote:

second post: jick gear

http://otherbandsstuff.com/page/2

Thanks Realmac!! Daz beauty!

And Jeremy; Nice geetar! smile

"It´s a fine line between clever and..eh.. stupid"

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look what just popped up in my locale: https://www.facebook.com/eldiabloamps/p … 8636483436
https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtf1/t31.0-8/12356790_1002405873154379_2920682357647044468_o.jpg

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You must buy it.

- Nathan

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nguideau wrote:

You must buy it.

add it to the list. there's a 70's OR120 like the one SM used in the late 90s a couple hours from me; and a Retro 50 like the one he's using now; and, and, and...