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    Sourmash Day!

    Not too long ago, I found a Ceriatone OTS 50 and scooped it up. It came in a lovely exotic hardwood cabinet, that - while lovely, is just too heavy as a combo So. I contacted Bob at Sourmash to make up a head cabinet that will accommodate the Dumble-ator (tube effects loop and buffer) as well...
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    Choosing the right PAF clones for my Les Paul's character... MISSION COMPLETED, I GUESS!

    I have 2005 version of a very similar guitar (see my avatar), set up much like yours, with the MojoAxe bridge and steel anchors and studs. I did change the harness out to CTS 550k pots and installed .015uf K40Y in the neck and .022uf in the bridge. For pickups, I was able to score a set of ECP...
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    Significant Tonal Improvement Changing Klusons for Grovers

    I didn’t say I didn’t hear a difference, just that I didn’t think it was a difference I preferred. After all, it’s only a matter of what’s better for the player, isn't it?
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    Significant Tonal Improvement Changing Klusons for Grovers

    I’ve been playing Les Pauls for almost 50 years. The difference is negligible.
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    Significant Tonal Improvement Changing Klusons for Grovers

    Unless there is a before/after recording with clear evidence, it’s likely just the placebo effect...
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    Who's The LOUDEST One Of All?

    This post prompted me to start looking for my favorite 4x12 cab of all time, the Ampeg V4 straight 4x12. Smaller than most and very sweet sounding with the stock (Oxford or Utah?) speakers. That being said, I only really got it for when only a 4x12 will do for recording a certain sound. As for...
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    NUAD New Used Amp Day Ceriatone OTS 50 w/tube buffer/loop

    Plugged in the Mesa cab with Black Shadow to see if the speaker was a) good, and b) sounded good with the amp. Compared favorably to the EV loaded Thiele, which was a pleasant surprise. This will probably delay swapping in the EV clone for a bit. The Black Shadow (v30 tuned for Mesa?) was well...
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    NUAD New Used Amp Day Ceriatone OTS 50 w/tube buffer/loop

    My friend stopped by with a ported Thiele cab loaded with an EV12L. Before I plugged in the EV, we played it through the WGC G12S/C speaker and thought it sounded pretty good. Until we plugged in the EV. The smoothness, the tight bass, and sweet, crispy highs all told me the EV is the speaker...
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    NUAD New Used Amp Day Ceriatone OTS 50 w/tube buffer/loop

    So, I've had a few days now of poking around, flipping switches, twisting dials, and generally playing with it. There are a ton of tones there, but the OD channel is where it shines. The clean channel is serviceable, but sounds a little Boogie like, driven by a monster power supply and therefore...
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    It’s become quiet around Fulltone

    Oh, definitely GC had been having financial issues for a while. If Fulltone hasn't been restocking them for some time due to poor payment/credit, I can't say as I blame him. Hopefully, he is fully vindicated and can get back to business.
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    It’s become quiet around Fulltone

    Actually, since all Fulltone products have been dropped by GC, that's gonna sting for a while.
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    NUAD New Used Amp Day Ceriatone OTS 50 w/tube buffer/loop

    Yes, the switch box is constructed of the same materials. He also sent a bonus empty monitor wedge made from the same materials.
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    NUAD New Used Amp Day Ceriatone OTS 50 w/tube buffer/loop

    My current collection totals 16 amps, which are all tube but for a ZT Lunchbox. However, I'd been giving thought to building/buying a "D" style amp for some time now. Building one of the Ceriatone OTS offerings was my first inclination as I've built a number of their amps, though usually custom...
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    Gibson Historic gets "True Historic" appointments... When did they begin?

    You never said it was Pelham Blue! Very nice.
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    Series parallel vs. Parallel series wiring in 4x12 cabs

    As far as I can tell, the only reason to wire that way is if you have only 8 ohm speakers and your amp won't support a 2 ohm load. Series/parallel wiring results in a load equal to one speaker in the chain, whereas parallel wiring divides single speaker ohm rating by the number of speakers...


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