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superfireydave 
2/9/07 3:04:01 PM
Overlord

Yes, but that's moreso for saving diskspace rather than me not hearing the difference between an mp3 and a 44.1khz wav.

Also Nitro: No idea eh. I've played neither. I've played a few MG's and they were alrightish.

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Scouse Git 
2/9/07 5:51:16 PM
Banned

Disk space is cheap.
Training your ears to listen, is not.

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GlennsPref 
4/9/07 11:48:12 PM
Champion

If you want to save your back, get a tranny amp, as the valve jobs have a heavy output transformer.

I have a 1973 fender quadreverb, (self modified circuit(black-faced) and half power switch with a 3dB reactive pad on the output, and cut down cab to 2 speakers(2x75W celestian) with monster speaker cable. It is really heavy, has a semi open back, so it sounds a bit different in different rooms, but is under-estimated at 100W rms, more like 130W rms. I've added a send and return (effects loop)valve circuit and the 3dB pad has a line out(that's post output stage).

What type of amp do you have now? and Guitar?

GregJet has some good advice. And going second hand won't feel real good right when you buy it (unlike getting a shiny new one, after the sales dude has been pissing in your pocket) but could turn out to be the best thing you ever did.

I got mine for $400 in 92 and I have managed to keep it after some of the pennyless times of my life. It's nice and clean and really loud, and I use Alisis Quadraverb GT for effects.

So, shop around, you just may get a really good bargain.

Cheers, (and watch your ears,) Glenn :)

ps. if you amp sounds worse when you turn it up, check the speaker cab is in "one solid piece", sounds like you have a broken box (rattles and overtones only at high levels) /<end edit. GW


Edited by GlennsPref: 4/9/2007 11:58:44 PM

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nickeax 
5/9/07 11:41:46 AM
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GlennsPref , that amp of yours seems like a goer! One day, I'd love to hear a recording of it.

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GlennsPref 
9/9/07 1:09:14 PM
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One day I'll get some tunes uploaded to my blog, but I have a few things to do before that.

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GlennsPref 
7/10/07 4:10:27 PM
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I got some pics and tunes up,

About the recordings...
http://glennwaller.googlegroups.com/web/About_these_recordings.txt?gda=0FxMFEsAAAA77EkiOejZ4dq8Qd
Photo of the modified Fender Quadreverb..

http://glennwaller.googlegroups.com/web/FenderQuadReverb1.jpg?gda=7Ly_AUYAAAA77EkiOejZ4dq8QdxGmrY

My Guitars..

http://glennwaller.googlegroups.com/web/Guitars-pink-room5-cropped.jpg?gda=ATZ-uk8AAAA77EkiOejZ4d

And 2 tunes, before mods with zoom 9002 fx..

http://glennwaller.googlegroups.com/web/The_Forest.mp3?gda=RY7LuT8AAAA77EkiOejZ4dq8QdxGmrYX9l_Faw

and after with Alesis QuadraverbGT..

http://glennwaller.googlegroups.com/web/You_Babe.mp3?gda=vn73kj0AAAA77EkiOejZ4dq8QdxGmrYX9l_FawLm

They were experimental recordings, ideas in motion.

Regards, Glenn

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Ebo 
7/10/07 5:04:47 PM
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Quote by black0ut
Marshall TSL100



No. Marshall are horrible amps.

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nickeax 
7/10/07 6:11:09 PM
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GlennsPref , those audio examples seem very short in length on my system. Nice amp and guitars though!

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GlennsPref 
7/10/07 8:30:00 PM
Champion

Thanks, but the length of the song is average. Only when I did the recording on the 4 track, I joined a few songs together.

I don't have a four-track (1/4") any more so some of it is lost in archive. I still have the tapes.

But you get an idea of how the quad sounds. If you feel inclined, check out "Love has no bounds" recorded in the lounge room, with no reverb required, I'm sure they could hear it a suburb away(LOL).

If you need a link...? but it's on the same site listed above.

Cheers, and thank you for listening, Glenn

PS. I intend to add the music (guitar chords) and lyrics for the rest in December. I've been told that my blues tracks (some 8 bar, some 10 bar) are interesting progressions.



Edited by GlennsPref: 7/10/2007 09:47:26 PM

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Drjay 
28/10/07 3:27:59 PM
Serf
Quote by gregjet
IMHO ...Don't buy new unless you have to. There are always really good used amps ( heads) for sale and quite often already modded properly.
Ask yourself "what sound do I want?"
If you want raw death metal, plate of noise ( NOT wall of noise.. which is a thicker more discrete sound), get a transistor amp ( standard bipolar output transistors) any age. This will give you a completely distorted almost incomprehensible sound when driven hard. Remember , though, that bipolar transistors driven too hard ( read above about 90%) that don't have heat and short protection will fry. You need a LOT of overhead if you want loud at the AMP ( as opposed to front of house). These amps will give you a VERY clean crisp sound when NOT driven hard if you want to play other styles.
Tube and MOSFET ( metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistors) amps will give you a fatter more discrete ( notes in distorted chords) sound when driven hard and are more reliable at heavy output percentages. At lower levels though they produce more even order harmonics and sound "fatter" and smoother but not as crisp.
There are some amps with Jfets that give VERY clean sounds at most volumes ( old Roland jazz chorus 120's for example) and are good for recording at lower levels using effects front ends to get your distortion sound as they allow you to tailor exactly the final output sound timbre.
Remember that your type of pickups will have a big effect also. Hi output humbucker type or active pickups will sound fatter and more distorted than single pole pickups .
IE
1:cleanest ( not what you are after)... single pole pickups and
transistor amp.
2: Fattest fullest discrete distortion ( more heavy blues, rock, Seattle grunge etc)...Humbucker pickups and tube/MOSFET amp
3: super distorted, thiner, odd order harmonics ( death metal, punk, new your punk, )... Single pole pickups and transistor amps for example Strat/telecaster/rickenbaker/Les Paul junior/Ibenez single pole/any cheap guitar with single pole and playable action and any transistor amp that you can ensure the reliability with enough output to drive hard.
IMHO the superb Mesa boogie is better for heavy rock, blues or ( gasp...cough ...cough...cough) country

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Drjay 
28/10/07 3:30:36 PM
Serf
Quote by nickeax
Why do people think they need big amps for big venues? It's a fallacy. A lot of big name guitarists have 'amp boxes' off stage to get their sound. The wall of stacks are purely for looks.

A 20 watt tube amp is as much power as you'll ever need. And you'll be able to get a better recording with it too, as tube amps sound best when they are working hard. Believe me, you don't want to be standing near a Marshall stack when it's working hard...

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Drjay 
28/10/07 3:31:25 PM
Serf
What does the forum recomend for jazz guitar at home and small venues?

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superfireydave 
28/10/07 5:06:11 PM
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Quote by Drjay
What does the forum recomend for jazz guitar at home and small venues?


You're probably better off creaing a new thread =P
also: read the FAQ - http://www.atomicmpc.com.au/forumfaq.asp

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Squidy 
28/10/07 6:37:55 PM
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Quote by Ebo
Quote by black0ut
Marshall TSL100



No. Marshall are horrible amps.




Yeah, you're right, they're the highest selling guitar amps for no reason at all...

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black0ut 
28/10/07 8:08:31 PM
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Quote by Ebo
Quote by black0ut
Marshall TSL100



No. Marshall are horrible amps.



That amp is far from horrible. My personal favourite is the Hughes & Kettner TriAmp MKII - It looks so good too.

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black0ut 
28/10/07 8:10:41 PM
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Quote by Drjay
What does the forum recomend for jazz guitar at home and small venues?



Maybe the Roland Jazz Chorus?

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GlennsPref 
1/7/08 11:26:09 PM
Champion

BUMP!

I know this is old, but I managed to get 4 blues tunes up to read.

I included the arrangement as well as the chord progression.

If the song has a different arrangement, then I'm sorry, I edit on the fly (aka- flying by the seat of your pants)

I've included

The Denim life, http://groups.google.com/group/glennwaller/web/The%20Denim%20Life

The Light, http://groups.google.com/group/glennwaller/web/The%20Light

You Babe (jazzy) http://groups.google.com/group/glennwaller/web/You%20Babe

And, DrowninBlues, http://glennwaller.googlegroups.com/web/DrowninBlues?gda=Nep7QD0AAAB840jNPdfnevdkzPtRx8XpZ0HmdPRY

Jeeze, some of those links look long, but if they don't work, please let me know.

200 songs to go, just kidding, I'm not posting them all, most of them are too personal or just plain suck!

Cheers, Glenn

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GlennsPref 
4/7/08 12:45:58 AM
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C'mon, some comments would be something!

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nickeax 
4/7/08 1:13:32 AM
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Quote by GlennsPref
C'mon, some comments would be something!



Glenn, I can see lyrics and chord charts. That means in order to hear your work, I'll be hearing myself playing and singing. And that's not good... :-(

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GlennsPref 
4/7/08 8:01:55 PM
Champion

Oh, yeah, I should of thought of that nickeau...

you should be able to find them here.

http://groups.google.com/group/glennwaller/files

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