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Big Road Blues Discussion Forums 2012-09-04T18:02:08+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/feed.php?f=13&t=12942 2012-09-04T18:02:08+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12942&p=114145#p114145 <![CDATA[Re: Diggin' Out that ol' favorite amp]]>
i only have two remaining gigs that need a bassman. most other gigs the pro junior,or whatever is enough.

www.shakeylee.com

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2012-09-04T05:43:53+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12942&p=114133#p114133 <![CDATA[Re: Diggin' Out that ol' favorite amp]]> i am thinking of trying to resurrect an alamo capri i disassembled some years ago and stuck in a box in the shed. 1 power tube and an 8" speaker, guaranteed to distort in a hurry. maybe just the thing for a the quiet restaurant gigs i like. but it's a ways off. no idea how to get it back into 1 working piece!

for mostly my wife we have a danelectro dirty 30 and a nifty fifty, both ss amps. which may be great for distorted slide guitar stuff. i have used the dirty thirty for harp but it's a very dry pitch-y sound.

the silvertone 1482 is just exactly what i love in recent years, even in a small combo band, drums,bass,guitar, and me.

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2012-09-03T22:51:13+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12942&p=114129#p114129 <![CDATA[Re: Diggin' Out that ol' favorite amp]]>
i have a crate V18,and a fender pro junior,a dano dm25,and a dm10 for small gigs.i think it is smart to keep some solid state amps on hand just in case.

i might build a tweed deluxe next.

www.shakeylee.com

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2012-08-26T14:37:36+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12942&p=114045#p114045 <![CDATA[Re: Diggin' Out that ol' favorite amp]]> i've seen a silvertone twin 12 but never played through one.
i have a very small alamo capri amp, in pieces in a box. decided to redo it some years ago and got lost. sure would be a great amp for these duo projects i'm in now. i had bought it after basically losing all my gear to a pawn shop in about '01 or '02. hard times. the capri is a very small amp, 1 power tube and a single 8" speaker. would not put out enough volume if drums or big guitar amps were involved.

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2012-08-23T20:39:38+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12942&p=114029#p114029 <![CDATA[Re: Diggin' Out that ol' favorite amp]]>

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2012-08-23T19:41:03+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12942&p=114028#p114028 <![CDATA[Re: Diggin' Out that ol' favorite amp]]>
i have a new love affair with a lone wolf delay pedal, which i have purposely not played with the last couple of gigs since i don't want to become too dependent on it.

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2012-08-23T17:36:17+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12942&p=114025#p114025 <![CDATA[Re: Diggin' Out that ol' favorite amp]]> I think they're under appreciated mainly 'cuz they didn't build 'em long, and they're cheaply built-- mainly in the cosmetics areas. They're hybrids, but I jus' stay away from the digital circuitry. I don't use their delay, or reverb.. I use mine.
When I bought mine, I tried out about 6 five-watt amps with prices from $250 (U.S.) to $2000, including the Victorias, Fender cheap Champs & Vintage Champ clones, the new Skylarks, etc.
I ended up trading my ol' Silverface Champ for it. I miss the Champ, mainly 'cuz it was so classiclly cute, and very luggable ( a trait which the Epi Special doesn't share in any way ), but I don't miss the narrow capabilities of the ol' Silverface, which I left unmodded.

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2012-08-23T11:14:48+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12942&p=114022#p114022 <![CDATA[Re: Diggin' Out that ol' favorite amp]]>
my current favorite remains a silvertone 1482. usually with a e-v dynamic modded to hi z or a shure cm brown bullet, sometimes with a ruskin custom crystal. i do have a 545s that has an impedance adapter with it that sounds good as either hi or low z.

i have recently been revisiting a small ss amp, the danelectro dirty thirty, with a no name condenser mic, for harp. just for a change. it's so dry though. likely will be back with the 1482 and cm mic soon.

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2012-08-21T15:20:55+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12942&p=114011#p114011 <![CDATA[Diggin' Out that ol' favorite amp]]> I've been playin' through a Crate 25 Keyboard amp at our jams, 'cuz it's got a mic jac and an instrument jac for my keyboard, so I only have to lug one amp. But, I fired up my Epi Valve Special at home, and grabbed the '67 shure 515 stick mic that I've been using lately, and it sounded so much better than the sound I get at our jam.
I also grabbed my stock 520D Green Bullet and blew some through that, and it didn't hold a candle to the 515.
I would encourage anybody who wants a great mic for all-purpose use (vocals,harp, mic'ing amps) to try out a vintage 515 if you get a chance (they're prob'ly $60 U.S. on ebay) .
You can't find these Epi Valve Specials (discontinued new) , but I've played through alotta great harp amps, and these things are right up there for great ambience, even with the stock speaker. Even though it's a 5-watt amp, it's got a bigger cabinet than my Peavey Classic 30-- it's about twice the size and weight of most 5-watt amps -- and it shows in the bottom end.

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