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StrummersOfThunder wrote: Tue Mar 19, 2024 6:57 pm Abbey road but Dutchmen anyone ?

Soooooo good
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCG6faO ... RalphSmits
Seriously skilful musicians, I went to have a quick watch and ended up listening to the whole thing, couldn't stop :thumbup:
Tube amp and guitar tones straight from 1958… amazing how believable the sounds were back then, even without the modellers...

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Tube amp and guitar tones straight from 1958… amazing how believable the sounds were back then, even without the modellers...

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When you're Jason Becker, your shred collab hits a little different...

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Reinforcing my belief that speaker, preamp and then power section are the most influential elements of an amp. Also reinforcing how good that 100W Jensen Blackbird sounds.

https://youtu.be/XV0HlT6Q8GM?si=d9yAa7VqNGO564_w
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robthemac wrote: Sat Mar 30, 2024 7:39 am Reinforcing my belief that speaker, preamp and then power section are the most influential elements of an amp. Also reinforcing how good that 100W Jensen Blackbird sounds.

https://youtu.be/XV0HlT6Q8GM?si=d9yAa7VqNGO564_w
Which makes sense to me as a speaker has its own EQ curve (frequency response), a preamp has EQ control of varying degrees of complexity, power sections are usually just loudeners but to a much lesser extent can add a little flavour :thumbup:
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This is one of my favourite lead guitar tones of all time. It just freaking rips. Rory was badass.


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jeremyb wrote: Sat Mar 30, 2024 7:44 am
robthemac wrote: Sat Mar 30, 2024 7:39 am Reinforcing my belief that speaker, preamp and then power section are the most influential elements of an amp. Also reinforcing how good that 100W Jensen Blackbird sounds.

https://youtu.be/XV0HlT6Q8GM?si=d9yAa7VqNGO564_w
Which makes sense to me as a speaker has its own EQ curve (frequency response), a preamp has EQ control of varying degrees of complexity, power sections are usually just loudeners but to a much lesser extent can add a little flavour :thumbup:


A power amp just makes it louder and can clip and compress, but how the output transformer and speaker interacts is important for how the amp sounds and behaves. Stuff like response time and damping etc. Guitar speakers do not just instantly stop when signal stops running to them. For a split second they keep moving. A transformer and speaker combination with higher damping stops producing sound sooner. It sounds tighter and more precise. Same with response and how quickly they respond to signal. Some designs respond faster. Not that we necessarily want either. Depends on the tone and feel you are after. Perfect hi-fi specs tend to suck for guitar.
Sag is another thing in the power amp. Can the power supply keep up with demand. If it can't your tone's price increases :P
Don't forget negative feedback. It can be used to cancel out stuff you do not want in the tone of the amp, or let stuff through, e.g., presence and depth etc.

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Aquila Rossa wrote: Sat Mar 30, 2024 10:49 am
jeremyb wrote: Sat Mar 30, 2024 7:44 am
robthemac wrote: Sat Mar 30, 2024 7:39 am Reinforcing my belief that speaker, preamp and then power section are the most influential elements of an amp. Also reinforcing how good that 100W Jensen Blackbird sounds.

https://youtu.be/XV0HlT6Q8GM?si=d9yAa7VqNGO564_w
Which makes sense to me as a speaker has its own EQ curve (frequency response), a preamp has EQ control of varying degrees of complexity, power sections are usually just loudeners but to a much lesser extent can add a little flavour :thumbup:


A power amp just makes it louder and can clip and compress, but how the output transformer and speaker interacts is important for how the amp sounds and behaves. Stuff like response time and damping etc. Guitar speakers do not just instantly stop when signal stops running to them. For a split second they keep moving. A transformer and speaker combination with higher damping stops producing sound sooner. It sounds tighter and more precise. Same with response and how quickly they respond to signal. Some designs respond faster. Not that we necessarily want either. Depends on the tone and feel you are after. Perfect hi-fi specs tend to suck for guitar.
Sag is another thing in the power amp. Can the power supply keep up with demand. If it can't your tone's price increases :P
Don't forget negative feedback. It can be used to cancel out stuff you do not want in the tone of the amp, or let stuff through, e.g., presence and depth etc.
Yep, agree that it makes a difference (as demonstrated in this video), just in most use cases less of a difference than preamp or speakers.
Jops wrote: Sun Sep 18, 2022 7:46 am Spring is the comic sans of reverbs anyway.

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Black Crowes on Howard Stern playing Zep. Great cover.

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Some cool footage here including Nile Rodgers playing Get Lucky on a plexiglas strat...

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Slowy wrote: That's the problem; everything rewarding is just such hard work. Regret takes much less effort.

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I'm encountering Scandinavian covers bands. Oh my goodness!

Then there's this which has what's probably my favourite outro solo of all time.

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Litterick wrote: Wed Apr 10, 2024 10:12 pm
On my listening list today thank you! Only heard about them yesterday on the latest episode of Steven Wilson’s album years podcast!
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So, is that low alcohol or no alcohol at all? mmmm, no alcohol, do you want to try it? Noooooooooo.

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