Author Topic: [muso guitar-y thread]GAS is real.  (Read 1476 times)

Re: [muso guitar-y thread]GAS is real.
« Reply #30 on: April 01, 2019, 09:09:15 PM »
you need to find somewhere where you can try a few. you'll know when you've got the right one- that's how I've ended up with so many!
a precision with an extra j-pickup is a good compromise, & if it's a vintage instrument, this will knock a bit off the price too, because it's been adulterated.

Re: [muso guitar-y thread]GAS is real.
« Reply #31 on: April 02, 2019, 09:11:41 PM »
Amp arrived today. Sounds superb through the Orange cab, even as low as I've set the master volume. Blows my DSL5C out of the water. The weird little quirk of the DSL isn't in this. Just great classic Marshall.
Got a good Ramones-y sound out of this, but surprisingly, more like the early stuff, as opposed to '83 onwards when Johnny actually WAS using JCM800s.
I have yet to plug a Big Muff into the Low Sensitivity input, which is the Smashing Pumpkins "Siamese Dream" sound:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osbnob9ih-c
The amp Billy Corgan's using here is likely a JMP 2203, before they used the JCM800 branding.

There's only ONE problem with the amp, and it is nothing to do with the sound or features (it's a single-channel amp, not much to fuck up there). The rubber feet on it are too short. It's wobbling a bit on top of my cab because of the handle being too high. I'm considering a new cab anyway, but I'm gonna get some cheap coasters or something to go under the feet until then.

Re: [muso guitar-y thread]GAS is real.
« Reply #32 on: April 06, 2019, 05:37:07 PM »
Honeymoon period is over and the "new gear" excitement has worn off. Sending it back, I think. It really needs to be turned up louder than I'm okay with in order to sound "right".

Re: [muso guitar-y thread]GAS is real.
« Reply #33 on: April 06, 2019, 11:35:23 PM »
GAS is definitely real. It's doing a fine job of driving the stupidly expensive so-called boutique pedal market. Whenever I've peeked inside one of those, the case was disproportionately oversized to the component count, and/or the caps, resistors etc had their values obscured or erased.

There is the humour value when such folks take themselves too seriously. As I recall, when Ryan Adams got cancelled, one manufacturer endorsing him put out the most hilarious, overwrought statement about dedicating their company's mission to fighting on behalf of #metoo or whatever. Yeah, knocking out those overpriced pedals seems like the surefire right way to correct those wrongs!

Personally I'm quite content with eBay bargains from EHX, Boss, Danelectro etc. Only downside is they never come with a decent box, and I'm too cheap to buy a proper flightcase.

Re: [muso guitar-y thread]GAS is real.
« Reply #34 on: April 07, 2019, 12:56:57 PM »
Honeymoon period is over and the "new gear" excitement has worn off. Sending it back, I think. It really needs to be turned up louder than I'm okay with in order to sound "right".

It's back in the box, got in touch with GAK to arrange a return. Planning to buy an Orange Rocker 15 Terror or Victory Sherriff 22 instead. Something that would sound good without pissing off the neighbours.

Re: [muso guitar-y thread]GAS is real.
« Reply #35 on: April 14, 2019, 07:02:42 PM »
I had an unexpected day off on Monday (that I didn't know of until I was ready to clock in) led me to venturing into Cardiff, went into PMT and tried the Orange Rocker 15 Terror head.

My suspicions were right, in that this is closer to what I want, and it does it at lower volumes (It has a switch round the back to attenuate the amp, going from 7/15 watts to 1/0.5 watts). Lovely amp. Might try the Brent Hinds variant, just to see what it's like.

Got the Marshall on its way back to GAK yesterday morning. In the meantime, set up my old Tiny Terror:



I know the Rocker 15 Terror kind of fills the void left behind, but Orange REALLY shouldn't have discontinued the original Tiny Terror. Those settings there, are pretty much a good bedroom tone for me.

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Re: [muso guitar-y thread]GAS is real.
« Reply #36 on: April 14, 2019, 07:06:52 PM »
I am so bored of the whole boutique pedal thing. Because I want them all. I get most of my pedals from eBay/local pawn shop etc. The only brand new pedal I have is a Strymon Blue Sky and it's gorgeous. GAS sucks, I spend too much time watching youtube pedal demos and not enough time actually playing.

Re: [muso guitar-y thread]GAS is real.
« Reply #37 on: April 14, 2019, 09:10:12 PM »
GAS is definitely real. It's doing a fine job of driving the stupidly expensive so-called boutique pedal market. Whenever I've peeked inside one of those, the case was disproportionately oversized to the component count, and/or the caps, resistors etc had their values obscured or erased.

There is the humour value when such folks take themselves too seriously. As I recall, when Ryan Adams got cancelled, one manufacturer endorsing him put out the most hilarious, overwrought statement about dedicating their company's mission to fighting on behalf of #metoo or whatever. Yeah, knocking out those overpriced pedals seems like the surefire right way to correct those wrongs!

Personally I'm quite content with eBay bargains from EHX, Boss, Danelectro etc. Only downside is they never come with a decent box, and I'm too cheap to buy a proper flightcase.



I am so bored of the whole boutique pedal thing. Because I want them all. I get most of my pedals from eBay/local pawn shop etc. The only brand new pedal I have is a Strymon Blue Sky and it's gorgeous. GAS sucks, I spend too much time watching youtube pedal demos and not enough time actually playing.

right with you both. my greatest indulgence pedal-wise were the strymons, timeline & flint (delay & tremolo/reverb respectively). pretty much everything else has been under £60, either new or second-hand. I've got a lot of very cheap pedals... tone-city, that sort of thing... that are perfectly good at what they do. noise-free, reliable & musical.

contrarily, though, I spend far too much on instruments, & have far too many basses. it's nice to have the collection & the variety, but it's out of hand now. I can't rotate them at a reasonable rate to enjoy them all. GAS is real. I probably have twenty or so hardware midi sequencers. synths... don't even start. there are things in my spare room I've forgotten about.

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Re: [muso guitar-y thread]GAS is real.
« Reply #38 on: April 14, 2019, 10:18:25 PM »


right with you both. my greatest indulgence pedal-wise were the strymons, timeline & flint (delay & tremolo/reverb respectively).

I need another delay and I'm tempted by the timeline. I really like Strymon stuff but is it worth it or shall I just get another DD7?

Re: [muso guitar-y thread]GAS is real.
« Reply #39 on: April 14, 2019, 10:58:39 PM »
As a former guitarist of 25 years I'd just like to post my all-time most glorious purchase, a Gretsch Silver Falcon:




Oh how I adored thee.

Re: [muso guitar-y thread]GAS is real.
« Reply #40 on: April 15, 2019, 12:27:45 AM »
I need another delay and I'm tempted by the timeline. I really like Strymon stuff but is it worth it or shall I just get another DD7?

do you need midi clocking & loads of memories? timeline. if you don't, the slightly more affordable el capistan might be a better buy. either of them is like having a DL4 (the line-6 classic) made by nagra. I have a patch on my timeline that mimics an old valve tape-deck we used to use for echo, & you'd swear you could smell the valves. I adore it. I'm afraid to switch it on because I'll be there for hours.

but then I do have a great many delay devices. funnily enough, I've never owned a boss delay.

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Re: [muso guitar-y thread]GAS is real.
« Reply #41 on: April 15, 2019, 12:41:15 AM »
do you need midi clocking & loads of memories? timeline. if you don't, the slightly more affordable el capistan might be a better buy. either of them is like having a DL4 (the line-6 classic) made by nagra. I have a patch on my timeline that mimics an old valve tape-deck we used to use for echo, & you'd swear you could smell the valves. I adore it. I'm afraid to switch it on because I'll be there for hours.

but then I do have a great many delay devices. funnily enough, I've never owned a boss delay.

I had a DL4 once it was ace. Had a headrush once as well which was also cool. I reckon a timeline is probably overkill for what I need and the el capistan more in my budget range.

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Re: [muso guitar-y thread]GAS is real.
« Reply #42 on: April 15, 2019, 05:40:15 AM »
I need another delay and I'm tempted by the timeline. I really like Strymon stuff but is it worth it or shall I just get another DD7?
This is... fun :
https://www.earthquakerdevices.com/disaster-transport-sr

Re: [muso guitar-y thread]GAS is real.
« Reply #43 on: April 15, 2019, 05:54:00 AM »

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Re: [muso guitar-y thread]GAS is real.
« Reply #44 on: April 16, 2019, 09:03:54 AM »
Ah man I love Earthquaker stuff. Don't have any as of yet but aiming to get the bit commander. Very cool pedal.