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  1. Proof Bill Wyman is the coolest Rolling Stone...he left before it got too embarrassing .....Keef turning into a pirate and Mick dancing like your Nan at a wedding...😃
  2. I have a Blues Junior Tweed, Marshall Origin 20C and lots of modellers on my computer...all great, but the amp I suggest is the Yamaha THRII. It is not tube (it's a standalone modeller, no computer needed) but is extremely flattering to any guitar, very light and small and has built in effects that you can edit basically from the amp, or more deeply from computer or phone app. I've been spending most of my time recently playing through this amp at home. Great for lower volumes but can go pretty loud. It's stereo and there is a battery version so you don't even need mains power to use it. It's recommended as a quick go to amp by several professionals, e.g Daniel Steinhardt (That Pedal Show), Chris Buck etc.. Check this from 2 mins in..
  3. "Derek Smalls..he wrote this" - free jazz..
  4. "Selling England By the Pound" and "Lamb Lies Down" for me.......both ridiculous albums but so good somehow....everyone is playing their asses off..and the sound of Collins drums is what a kit should sound like IMO...he's often berated for his politics and solo pop success, but anyone who can play drums like that is ok in my book....
  5. @Twang GangI hope you're the registered owner of that crate!..😀
  6. BoyDiesel... I was touring in Germany many years ago and we pulled off of the autobahn to refuel....the van was regular petrol (gas for you yankee types) but I filled it with diesel....we broke down about 20 mins later and bingo...nickname was born. We made the gig but had to setup while the support was playing...real pro job....
  7. Oooh that Standard looks tasty!....
  8. @Rabs Hands! Damn I forgot those....😀
  9. Show us your pics.. Recently started running wet/dry rig...yes it's overkill for my bedroom but sounds tasty.. I'm still favouring the cleaner side of tones as I can't really get an overdrive sound I like without cranking the volume...both amps down low runs about 80dB.. Dry= Guitar>Keeley Aria>Tumnus>Hot Wax>both amps (Blues Junior IV Tweed, Marshall Origin 20c) Wet= MXR Carbon copy>EHX Oceans 11> Blues Jr Guitars - 2009 SG Standard, 2010 Les Paul Trad, 2020 American Pro Tele (one of the last runs of ash body)......
  10. Sorry to start a new topic for this, but how do you delete your attachments from attachment quota? I have posted 2 pics and now I have almost no quota left. You can't seem to delete them, even if you delete the post they remain in your quota?! Any ideas?
  11. @uncle fester Don't play in any bands currently...used to play 'professionally' back in the 90's in punk/pop band..if you call 2 fingered power chords 'professionally'...lol. Played some big shows though, Glastonbury, Reading Festival, Lilith Fair, and lots of gig's/festivals around Europe and US. Just home noodling now along to records, classic stuff like Zep, Stones, Zappa, Tubes, Floyd etc. etc..tone seems to sit in ok... @ghost_of_fl No TS I'm afraid...although someone I know is selling Wampler Tumnus and I'm very tempted! Supposed to be a good Klon type pedal... but do I really need another OD pedal? Already have the EHX Hot tubes, Crayon, and Keeley Aria has Red Dirt/ White Sands OD's too.....any Tumnus users out there want to give me their experience?...
  12. Congratulations Mr Ford....very tasty! Enjoy
  13. I put the 5751 in V1 of the Blues Jr, took away the pedals...cranked Vol to 8-9, master to 3-4 and hey presto...a pretty nice crunchy tone! I just put the EQ to 6 (half way) across the board, reverb just below 2 (it sounds like you are in a cave any higher) Seems to work better with my darker humbucker guitars for crunch than the single coils...makes sense I suppose with the higher output...anyone looking for quick and cheap way to change up their tone, try swapping V1 tube... Warning, this tweaking is addictive! lol...Must spend more time playing than messin'...😃 Oh and the 12Ax7 Tung Sol I took out of the BJ I put in V2 of the Origin...tried V1 but liked the stock Marshall branded (I think it's JJ) for some reason as the Tung Sol seemed even brighter....
  14. So the Origin 20 came and out of the box I was able to dial in a tone similar to the one I've come accustomed to with my Guitar Rig models...glad I went with the 20 and not the 50...even at mid power (3w) it's loud.. down to low (apparently .5 watt) but more than enough for the bedroom. (Yes you lose a bit of bottom when you turn the power down but not bad enough to worry about). Hoping that it will get even nicer as I break the speaker in.... On the Blues Jr front I spent some more time with it and it seems a bit better, maybe the speaker is breaking in, maybe my ears are becoming more used to it? It still doesn't sound 'great' with any overdrive IMO...but the cleans are lovely... I have a 5751 pre amp valve for V1 coming as apparently that mellows the pre amp stage (70% gain vs 100% for 12Ax7) and passes less fizz to the power amps.. all in all getting there... So here's a few pics.....chucked in the Lester shot (2009 Traditional with 57 classics)
  15. So for anyone interested I checked out a few amps.. Fender Tone Master was cool, but for some reason because of no tubes (spot the theme Pepper?) , it felt like I might as well stick with modelers. Also tried the Marshall Origin 50c...they didn't have 20 watt, and although it was too loud for what I want, I liked it. I know a lot of people don't and bag them cos they are pcb, made in Vietnam etc, but with a Fender AP Tele it sounded killer...no pedals.. just crunchy cool. Also tried with Les Paul and again, great crunchy sound for classic rock... Again I had some spare cash...(lol, my firm gave me a COVID bonus!? yeah I know, insane but you aren't going to say no eh?) so I pulled the trigger on the 20C (yes it's a 10" speaker!) but I think the mid power (3 watt) will work fine for some bedroom schwang.....(low power on the 50 was 5 watts and still too loud for late night bedroom noodle)...it was on sale so was basically the cost of a couple of good pedals.... Will pick up an ABY box so I can run it together with the Blues Jr (got to keep it for the cleans)...which is sounding better with more mid and treble dialled in strangely..and bass backed off...and with that I'm done... Just need Catlinbread Echorec, Ditto Looper, Gig Rig 2, pedal board..... oh dear....must stop!....will try and post some pics soon....stay safe everyone....
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