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Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by JoesTele, Sep 9, 2020.
I believe that's taking a page from the Richie Blackmore playbook.
Bass gigs? Fender jazz bass, Fender fretless jazz, Hartke 250 bass head, Peavy twin ten speakers. And my smiling face...(see left photo)
I have used my Genz Benz Shenandoah acoustic amp as a bass amp, mainly because it was a small gig and I was to lazy to bring multiple amps. I actually sounded great and I would do it again
I thought the second line was; 'you can't ride a bicycle to/Timbuktu' Life is hard'...ad nausaeum...
Haha, I was going to note that even modern '90s Reverberockets still have one input marked "accordion." At least mine does.
I have an old ('69 or older, am told) Sunn 200S bass head. I use it for guitar.
Any 2 channel amp, I ONLY use the clean channel.
I NEVER use reverb, not even on my Twin Reverbs.
I used to use a disgusting old transistor Peavey amp to hold up a table. It did that job far better than the one it was built for. I had to put a cloth over it to keep me from seeing that pointy Buck Rogers logo.
The guitarist from Tool used a Marshall bass amp on the "Undertow" album, which I think was their best album and one of the best examples of menacing Marshall tone. He changed a few capacitor values to accommodate the guitar better, and at the time he said he stored the amp head in a refrigerator.... he claimed that it preserves the vintage electronic components, or some such nonsense.
Man I bet this sounds good as all heck too, that’s awesome
I used to plug my Hondo II LP into my parents cassette deck and do the record /pause thing too!
There have been a lot of studio recordings done on Champs, originally designed to be a Student/Practice amps
Late to this thread and I'm sure someone already mentioned it.
Leo Fender's bass amps apparently were intended to actually be bass amps. I suppose some even used um for bass but mostly they're really great guitar amps. Can't think of anyone that uses a Leo era Bassman for bass off the top of my head though.
Possibly the best new Marshall in years !
I used to play my fender jazz bass 82 model through a bassman 50watt into a two 15 that a friend of my guitar players left there at his house... loved the punch but the volume sucked as the nights would get louder... just too much overdrive.
I thought he had an aluminum guitar and that was one of the factors for that completely inhuman sound.
I really always wondered about that brittle buzz-saw tone. It was reminiscent of Andy Gill's Gang Of Four approach, except it was like Albini was playing through a nuclear reactor. Truly unlike anything I had ever heard. The intro to "Cables" when its just the guitar is phenomenal. You are saying that's an overdriven tape deck? Has to be more to it than that.
Uh, the first couple of PA gigs I did (author's readings), I used my Alembic F2b into a Marshall 8008 power amp into a Cerwin-Vega 2x12" cabinet.
FWIW, it's a really good guitar or bass setup too.