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Low Volume Dirt from a PR

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by Josey, Sep 17, 2015.

  1. spayne99

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    I know you said no pedals.... but you should really try a Wampler Black '65. It makes a perfect 'gain channel' for a blackface Fender. I've been using mine for a few years now, with a PRRI and now a Vintage Sound 15. It's got that magic sound.

    This demo is good because they're playing it through a PR.
     
  2. =JL=

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    That really does sound very, very convincing. Better than my Princeton does with an attenuator.
     
  3. gridlock

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    Wampler Black '65

    I run a Wampler Clarksdale (gain at five) into a Wampler Black '65 (gain at zero) on my board for good SRV tones on all my Fender amps.

    The Black '65 even makes even a BF Fender amp sound more BF Fender. If that makes any sense.

    I use the Black '65 primarily to improve tone and rarely use the gain on the pedal because it is a fairly low gain pedal and I need a little more gain for Texas Blues type tones.

    I find the Gain Boost on the Black '65 unusable, but still it's one of my favorite pedals and I have no plans of it ever leaving my board.
     
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  4. PooTwang

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    Try and run a 16 ohms instead of 8 ohm speaker load it won't hurt anything, cuts the volume a bit
     
  5. BobbyZ

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    I never found the impedance mismatch thing really knocked down the decibels much. I also like to keep vintage amps matched even though old Fenders can take a lot.

    There's some really bad information on the net and in a book or two about huge impedance mismatches for attenuation. The guy that wrote that horse hockey must own a transformer company.
     
  6. Crazy neddie

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    What guitar are you using? I have a 67 PR and I noticed with my strat I have to turn it up to 7-8 before I get nice breakup. However with my LP it crunches beautifully after 4 on the knob.
     
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  8. screamin eagle

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    Greer ghetto stomp is what you want
     
  9. cousinpaul

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    I really like the OD-3 with 10" speakers. While somewhat similar to the BD-2, the tone control has more useful range and the decay seems a bit smoother. Here in Nashville, they can be found used for under $50. The DOD OD250 might also be a good choice if you can live without a tone control.
     
  10. MilwMark

    MilwMark Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Speaking of Nashville - the Nobels ODR-1 is a fave of that crowd with Fenders. For good reason.
     
  11. rze99

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    I use a Hotplate with my DRRI for home and lower volume gig rehearsals. works perfectly. Very happy.
    I use same too for my Vox and Marshal amps.
    They are not cheap but I bought used. Hard to find used.

    Have also used a joyo American sound in the front of the DRRI non attenuated for super low volume kids are in bed playing. A surprisingly very effective pedal indeed. And stupidly cheap.
     
  12. Crazy neddie

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    Well if you go for a pedal, I suggest a TS 808. Classic for a reason. I have found that the 808 HW and Analogman modded TS to be the best I've ever used.
     
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    I use an earthquaker devices speaker cranker as my dirt channel for my 65 reissue. Single knob. Awesome. If I'm playing with the band, I just crank it clean. The sc sounds similar to the cranked amp
     
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