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Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by JoesTele, Sep 9, 2020.
I know people have used old valve amps designed to go with old projectors as guitar amps...
Kind of an old thread but what the heck. An old style car stereo booster that makes 15W that I put in a cabinet with a 8" speaker and a preamp with bass treble tone control. Great clean sound.
My new Lunchbox reverb. I'm using it as a living room amp because there's nothing else to do with it at the moment. It wants to be out there making ears bleed and it's stuck in here at low volume.
I know an amp tech that was using an empty Traynor head cabinet for a doorstop for awhile....
We ran vocal mics into a simple Tapco mixer into a Super Reverb and it sounded pretty darn good.
noname_dragon, funny you mention that. Back in the day I think it was expected that people would run vocals through Fender amps. That's a big reason why there was more than one input. As a kid I played in a band in the mid 70s where the other guitar player had a Fender Bandmaster, and I would run my vocals through his amp using the second channel. We did't have a PA. Using a mixer to put more than a single vocal through at the same time does take it to another level, though.
My first amp setup went like this:
Ibanez Stagestar (Strat-style SSH)-> Zoom 505 multi-effect pedal -> 1/4" to 1/8" adapter -> 1/8" to cassette tape adapter -> JVC Auto Head Unit Powered by a Computer Power Supply -> JBL 3-wat 6x9 speakers.
The Computer power supply couldn't put out enough current to hit the strings hard though and I eventually bought a 12V power supply for it.
Another getto setup:
Nady dynamic mic and Zoom 505 output into small format audio mixer then into a Squire SP-10 amp. I added a switch on the back to switch between the internal speaker or an external speaker(s). I used the 6x9 speakers from above in parallel, which means I was running the SP-10 on less than a 2 ohms load. No wonder it blew up on me!
One more getto setup: I wanted some stage monitors so.
Small format mixer Aux Send -> Sony 33W car audio amplifier (powered by external 12V power supply) -> JBL 3-way 6x9 speakers
Sometimes you make do with what you've got!
Not exactly the same thing because it isn’t widespread, but I’ve been using basses with my guitar amps for years. Lately it’s been a Deluxe Reverb. Carol kaye used a Super Reverb I believe.
I don’t play jazz on my Jazzmaster or my Jazz Choruses. I don’t play blues on my Blues Cube Hots.
In the past, an acoustic into a reel-to-reel tape player for a guitar amp for some John Michael Talbot stuff back in the high school days. My big semi-digital Crate had a horrible buzz through the FX bus (?) because a heavy capacitor had been rattled loose by it being used for bass.
That almost sings...like, "...you can't get to heaven on roller skates...their ain't no broads on broad street..."
Nice. Are those Soundscraper cabinets, or HT?
At church I would play my guitars through my Fender Rumble 100 Bass amp. 95% of the time I played bass but then every once in a while I would play guitar. When the guitarist was gone or I did a solo or backed up my wife on a solo. It sounded fine. Electrics sounded better than my acoustic IMHO.
Not ideal but not too shabby. I didn't have a good guitar amp at home at the time. Now I do, but we just changed churches so not playing at the new church.
Thank you. The 1x12 (lower right) is indeed an SSP cab. The 2x12 is a Bag End cab I bought, sanded the black paint off, and added a poly to it. Loaded with JBL e120’s. It doesn’t move
Maybe not famous in this forum, but certainly important in my late teens...early Steve Albini...He used an overdriven tape deck for his buzz-saw distortion (even onstage) in his band Big Black.
Here I am using a Bassman with a tricone resonator
A project, hopefully to be completed this winter, old oddball octal pp6V6 PA. Needs upgrading of cap, filters, fuse, grounded and jacks replaced.
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