In the late 1970's, I named my first 2 guitars after Allman Brothers songs
- my Nagoya N-28 ( D-28 copy) was ' Jessica' ( as I actually played a very dumbed-down version of this song on it/acoustic folk group!)
- my electric ( a 1976 Gibson Les Paul Signature) was ' Melissa'...
All good right now.
But in my own 'directive' of keeping things portable with this amp ( as I do own, and gig with other larger, still small combo amps) I have decided to go with trying a more powerful/efficient 8" WGS speaker.
This speaker should be louder than the (2) 10" ones I actually...
Every time this thread ( or others w/same clip) comes up, I gotta watch and listen!
Jeff's control of the guitar ( and his hands), confidence in what he's playing, and relaxed demeanor ( at least appearance of...) is so good!
Both intimidating and inspiring, like:
" Maybe someday with a lot...
Boring, yet perfect Boss ( all 20+ years old) for me:
Tuner> Blues Driver> Chorus Ensemble ( fake Leslie setting) or Tremolo (just one on board)> DD-3 Delay
- I will stack a Biyang Rat clone with ( always ON Blues Driver) when I want harder distortion ( for '70's hard rock we.may do...
Me too! ( it took a few years ( and now years ago), but everything gets played at gigs or home
* IMO, not having any duplicates guitar styles helps: keeps things fresh playing different guitars and 'everyone' stays busy!
Model trains ( I had buddies on our suburban street that had nice big sets/towns...)
are one 'toy' in a long list of many, I wished for, as a kid in the 1960's.
But my 'frugal' ( being nice) Gov't servant dad would never think of buying for.me- along with racing slot-car tracks, a drum set...
I think I definitely use my delay ( old Boss DD-3) in the 'annoying' range, for getting my slapback sound, say, for rockabilly/Country, Dead, or Surfy stuff
I definitely use a wider delay time ( I just go by ear, so don't know the time length- long enough to hear a distinct/separate repeated...
I have generally, 2 'rules' that I try to stick to, but I kind of 'stretch':
#1-no duplicates of anything! ( specifically guitars)
Which means 1 Tele, 1 Strat, 1 dread., 1 SG, etc.,
#2- don't buy anything that will not get used at gigs or home (apartment)
It's with #2 that things have widened...
For me it has been a two-tiered quest:
( really solved over 20 years ago, even though I tried for years after, trying to see if there 'is something better?'- there isn't!)
.... was the discovery of the Boss Blues Driver- I heard someone at a local gig playing one it 1997- it has...
Almost all boring Boss, many years now, but perfect for me ( the only thing I fool around with/change out are 'dirt pedals'):
Tuner > Blues Driver > Biyang Rat clone> Boss Chorus or Tremolo ( just 1 ) > Delay