OK, Tube Brothers, let's answer Frank's challenge

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  1. cherrysunburst00

    cherrysunburst00 Senior Member

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    Hey Tube Brothers. A little while back, my Good Friend frankv challenged us to post some tones of our glorious tube amps. No one has accepted his challenge.

    Let's have fun and take up his challenge in a good-spirited way. Please, PLEASE, PLEASE, let's not have any bashing of modelers or tube amps here. Let's just have fun posting some competing clips.

    My playing is certainly not as exemplary as Frank's fine playing, and the "production??"--fugh ged aboud dit :laugh2:, I just went straight in to my little portable Tascam. But the tones from my tube amps are nice.

    Sheesh, I'm petrified to post, but last year Frank really encouraged me, so to repay that favor I'll post first. It's my JMP 1H 50th Anni through my Friedman 112 (Creamback, I think).

    https://app.box.com/s/jj0n1m451dwpot41fohd8akkv5c11ze9
     
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    frankv What Are You Waiting For? Premium Member V.I.P. Member

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    cherrysunburst00 Senior Member

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    WHAT THE HECK??? That was FAST
     
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    cherrysunburst00 Senior Member

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    frankv What Are You Waiting For? Premium Member V.I.P. Member

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    I'm only using an AXE FX. I have nothing else fancy.

    I think this demonstrates something that is a marked advantage for AXE and other high end modelers. You are using a pretty good mic in that Tascam digital recorder.. That said you can see the difference when you are going direct with a cab IR straight into a house PA or in my case.. Recording console.
     
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    cherrysunburst00 Senior Member

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    Don't you have editing software? That was what I meant. Damn fine playing as always Frank.

    Makes me think 2x about posting my playing, but what the heck?:cool:
     
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    frankv What Are You Waiting For? Premium Member V.I.P. Member

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    It's not the playing brother. Your fine.. Its the difficulty you have capturing that tone with a mic

    Regarding editing. No, that was played straight onto a recording.

    I always loved this little back tracking Jam in d dorian..
    https://app.box.com/s/s66txl1pez8791nfl5d4klh214fm764r
    Who knows what preset I used. Don't matter anymore.

    So much fun.
     
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    cherrysunburst00 Senior Member

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    Yeah, there's no doubt that you're gonna kick lots of people's butts with the quality of your direct in and such.

    I just want to have fun. Let some of our tube guys show what they got, have some fun, and maybe even gain some confidence.

    January 2016, there was NO WAY in heck I was gonna EV-ER post any of my playing, but you encouraged me.

    I still love my tubes ;)
     
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    frankv What Are You Waiting For? Premium Member V.I.P. Member

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    This is not a playing competition. Only one of tone between the two types of equipment. This is FUN bro. thanks for starting the thread. You need to record more and post more. That's how you get better at it.

    https://app.box.com/s/gbxagvke7j0c6x6in241y0rodr5ekk75
    G dorian Vamp.
     
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    cherrysunburst00 Senior Member

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    GREAT. I don't want it to be "1 is better" It IS fun.

    Thanks for suggesting the idear :naughty:
     
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    frankv What Are You Waiting For? Premium Member V.I.P. Member

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    Ok. Last one for me.. A bunch clean. I forget all the details. Mostly likely my Strat

    https://app.box.com/s/57o2xjnq0ioanz62opib17xexxryeix8

    That should get your thread started brother.. :)
     
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    cherrysunburst00 Senior Member

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    You know, the more I think about it, the more I'm thinking the raw edge of my recording is a plus. It's authentic and unpolished. Polished and tight is nice, but just like neither tubes nor modelers are inherently better than the other (it's just preference) I think the same can be said about rough in the mix too.

    Perhaps another aspect that we can showcase, aye Brother Frank?
     
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    KenG Senior Member

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    Hey Cherry I recognized your clip. It's from Bonamassa at the Beacon Theatre (Fire & water).
    Cheers
     
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    I'd have to go buy a studio. It's easier to just post all the music from the 50s-80s.
    ;)
    Otherwise, it's gonna be my cellphone mic against a pair of V30's crying for their lives.
    Sorry, frank. I can only play for the room.
     
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    frankv What Are You Waiting For? Premium Member V.I.P. Member

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    No need to apologize to me brother.. We use to play the same amp.. Remember:thumb:
     
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    frankv What Are You Waiting For? Premium Member V.I.P. Member

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    Well if you think my recordings are anything but authentic sounding.. Well what can I say. If I didn't tell you it wasn't a tubed amp. You wouldn't know.

    The point is this.. There are incredible recorded tube amp tones right here in this forum. The reasons I play what I play stretches way beyond having one or two tube amp tones. You know that. I have written it to death already. :thumb:
     
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    I'll try to get something up of this new Jet City Custom 5. It also has a 2 watt mode.
    Cherry, I use Audacity for the DAW. It's FREE and very easy to operate and available under Mac,Win, and Linux. It only records 2 channels at a time, meaning one left and one right.
    I also use that for recording from the GSP1101's USB out into the PC. These modelers allow you to play your backing track and record with it at the same time. Nothing really super fancy though.
     
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    You know what would be cool, if you guys PM'd de-indentified clips to someone and they posted it and then we had a TONE vote (just tone, not playing or production value) .
    The idea is to no bias anyone because they are using a tube amp or modeler

    Basically, let's recreate the amp/modeler blind test that andertons did.

    thoughts?
     
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    frankv What Are You Waiting For? Premium Member V.I.P. Member

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    Whatever is decided I'm in..

    That said I am from the school that says

    " if it sounds good, it's good"

    Tubes, Transistors or washing board. It's all good if it sounds good. The entire Tube vs Modeler debate based on tone is really over. :thumb:
     
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    Tobin1634 Senior Member

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    I hear ya Frank, honestly I bet a lot of folks would have a real hard time but a lot of fun trying to tell the difference. I know I would just based on what has been posted here by all parties.
    My suggestion is just all in good fun and entertainment, I have NO agenda! I would love to just own EVERYTHING!
     
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