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Bainzy

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« on: January 23, 2006, 06:56:52 PM »
Here's something I recorded tonight, with the extra gain stage I designed engaged. The gain is just below 8. The gain stage has a JJ ECC83S in it's tube socket. I'm loving the tone on this clip, it's so thick yet cutting, totally 80s hair metal.

I've just played what I can remember 'In My Dreams' going like, so it's not exactly like the record. I just set a drum loop going and rocked out!

The PPIMV is on about 2, and it's bedroom volumes - my cat didn't jump off my bed or show any general concern at the sound level like it usually does when it's getting a bit loud, so that shows that the volume level wasn't loud at all. The mic is aimed at one of the G12M's in the 1960A, same setup as the Power Rangers clip pretty much.

Hope you like the clip!

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« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2006, 07:32:52 PM »
nice! i agree with you on the thick/cutting sound completely.

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« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2006, 07:58:45 PM »
awesome tone my man!
Can the mod be done to any older style marshall? I have a Master series 50watt 2204 (1977).
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« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2006, 08:08:53 PM »
Should work fine on that - it'd have 1 more gain stage after the mod than the amp in my clip though. If you wanted you could rearrange the circuit on that amp so the gain stage a 2204 has additional to a 1987, is actually the same as the extra gain stage I've engaged in the clip. I'd feel reluctant to add an extra preamp tube in a vintage amp though, as it would probably damage the value quite a bit.

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« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2006, 09:43:21 PM »
dammit, bainzy, would you stop making clips of the vh2, i already have bad enough GAS for a MM without adding a VH2 to the list as well...  :lol:

great clip, pure 80's hair metal.

now where's that transformers the movie clip?

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« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2006, 09:46:51 PM »
:lol: I'll try and find a copy of the theme somewhere then!

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« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2006, 10:28:03 PM »
^if you like 80's metal, you're sure to love it

there's a cd of t soundtrack, lots of good stuff on there...

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« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2006, 04:13:06 PM »
wasn't it the Transformers soundtrack that featured a track called "you got the touch" (or something similar) that was used in the film Boogie Nights when Dirk wanted to be a rockstar?

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« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2006, 04:23:00 PM »
I'm liking that pickup more and more.
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« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2006, 09:43:46 PM »
Quote from: tewboss
wasn't it the Transformers soundtrack that featured a track called "you got the touch" (or something similar) that was used in the film Boogie Nights when Dirk wanted to be a rockstar?


yeah, by stan bush (the transformers one, i haven't seen boogie nights)

awesome song.

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« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2006, 03:31:20 PM »
Sounds soo good, I want one of your amps  :lol:

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« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2006, 09:34:03 PM »
hey nice playing! that sure sounds likea good humbucker.
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« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2006, 10:14:25 PM »
Is that double tracked or delay?? I'd love to hear it dry.....sounds thick, great hot rod tone....
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« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2006, 10:18:44 PM »
It's double tracked - you should be able to hear each track individually if you load up media player's EQ settings and set the slider to the left or the right. Near the end you can tell it's double tracked as one track plays chord fragments while the other plays power chords, then one track lets ring an E power chord and the other track plays C5, D5 and E5.

It sounded a bit overpowering when I recorded it dry so I put some plate reverb on both tracks and the drums to make it blend in a bit more.

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« Reply #14 on: January 26, 2006, 06:53:19 PM »
Bainzy you seem to have recording down to a fine art. I was wondering if you could tell me how you record please, also is that drumkit from hell?

Also you know about amps right, I own a 5150 and I'd like it to sound tighter more like a hot rodded marshall. I was thinking of turning the gain down and using some kind of drive pedal. See to my ears 5150 is used mostly just NU metal and modern mega distorsion music I'm trying to get something close to George Lynch DOkken and Vito Bratta Tone.