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Which amp would you get?

Traynor vintage Bassmaster
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Orange Tiny terror
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Total votes: 16

tomg
KVRAF
5703 posts since 6 Dec, 2003 from Mission Control

Post Wed Oct 03, 2007 7:58 pm

Hink wrote:I would of gone with a sears silvertone over the traynor...but that's just my opinion.
Yummmmm Jacks got 2 100W 6/10s.. and I sold mine for peanuts.. :bang:

But I did buy a 120W 2-4/12 Orange stack.. :D

The Raconteurs "Steady, As She Goes"(is she really going out with him ??)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7aOWIFg ... rs%20hands

The Raconteurs- Level at Lollapalooza
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbJh5CagyNA

Sickle
KVRAF
5025 posts since 13 Dec, 2005 from The Void

Post Wed Oct 03, 2007 8:14 pm

ew wrote::clap:

Good choice, Donovan :) The old 70's Traynor tube amps were great sounding, reliable amps.

If you have an old Pignose around, try using that as a preamp for it, especially if you have an adjustable voltage power supply sitting around. Try feeding the Pignose with 18 volts or so... :wink:

ew
You know what's funny is the guy had one of those Pignose amps sitting right next to the Traynor head..

:hihi:

edit: for now though, that GL-100 I've had for years is working really well with this amp.

:D
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tomg
KVRAF
5703 posts since 6 Dec, 2003 from Mission Control

Post Wed Oct 03, 2007 8:20 pm

More... Raconteurs. If you like these guys pick up the vids. They seem to come and go pretty fast on youtube.

The Raconteurs - Hands (Lots of girls :))
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pu0ZxQ6 ... rs%20hands

The Raconteurs - Level - The VIDEO
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xwjJM91IrM

Congrats on the amp. :)

Sickle
KVRAF
5025 posts since 13 Dec, 2005 from The Void

Post Wed Oct 03, 2007 8:26 pm

tomg wrote:The Raconteurs "Steady, As She Goes"(is she really going out with him ??)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7aOWIFg ... rs%20hands
What guitar is that whatshisface is playing in that video? Looks awesome..Gretch?
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tomg
KVRAF
5703 posts since 6 Dec, 2003 from Mission Control

Post Wed Oct 03, 2007 8:33 pm

Sickle wrote:
tomg wrote:The Raconteurs "Steady, As She Goes"(is she really going out with him ??)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7aOWIFg ... rs%20hands
What guitar is that whatshisface is playing in that video? Looks awesome..Gretch?
Jack White.. (white stripes) That's a Ward's Airline. It's one of the wilder designs. Can't remember the model. :shrug:

Sickle
KVRAF
5025 posts since 13 Dec, 2005 from The Void

Post Wed Oct 03, 2007 8:40 pm

tomg wrote:
Sickle wrote:
tomg wrote:The Raconteurs "Steady, As She Goes"(is she really going out with him ??)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7aOWIFg ... rs%20hands
What guitar is that whatshisface is playing in that video? Looks awesome..Gretch?
Jack White.. (white stripes) That's a Ward's Airline. It's one of the wilder designs. Can't remember the model. :shrug:
Wow. Where the hell have I been; I don't ever remember seeing one of these before. Check this bass out:

http://boutiquetone.com/images/product_ ... 712468.jpg

:shock: :shock: :shock:

I have a serious love/hate gear lust thing going with guitar/amps/pedals. I use software all day long with a smile(usually), but I'll never give up hardware as my one true love. I wish I was rich. I'm not.

:violin:
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tomg
KVRAF
5703 posts since 6 Dec, 2003 from Mission Control

Post Wed Oct 03, 2007 8:48 pm

Sickle wrote:Check this bass out:

http://boutiquetone.com/images/product_ ... 712468.jpg

:shock: :shock: :shock:

I have a serious love/hate gear lust thing going with guitar/amps/pedals. I use software all day long with a smile(usually), but I'll never give up hardware as my one true love. I wish I was rich. I'm not.

:violin:
Yeah they did some wicked looking shit.
You and me both. :?

Sleek Month
KVRian
637 posts since 5 Sep, 2001 from Hollywood, Ca. one block East of the Jack in the Box

Post Wed Oct 03, 2007 9:13 pm

Killvehicle wrote:
Sickle wrote:The Old Timer I grabbed the amp from more or less said the same thing but warned me that it eats up tubes, or at least he thought it did. *shrug*
12ax7's can last a long long time.. I change mine every year or so, cause Im a tube junkie. BUt they can easily last 10-15 years or more..

Power tubes on the other hand, have a shorter lifespan. Typically about a year under normal use..

Oh, that's a pet peeve of mine.

I'm not sure at what point this current fetish for and about tubes started, but it's just such BULLSHIT!

...like I mentioned, I'm on the boards at the Marshall forum a lot, and this attitude has permeated everywhere over there, this thought about how tubes burn out like lightbulbs and that unless you have the precise mix of preamp and power amp tubes for your amp, it'll never sound any good...and even if by some miracle you get the right mix of f**cking Winged C Svetlanas and fu*king NOS Mullards or whatever ( I won't even start with transformers and chokes!), it'll still sound like shit if the bias is .000001 off of whatever is the fashioable voltage!

It's all shit!

I will tell you I sound great through my 5150 with 15 year old tubes, and my JCM 800 with 20 year-old power tubes and my TSL with 10 year old power tubes...never mind the 40+ year old tubes in my little Supro/Valco.

(As heard on this winning KVR contest entry:)

http://sleek.phreque.com/7-04_SleeekMon ... Anceps.mp3

...by what you're saying, that amp shouldn;t even exist!

I did give in once and bought a very boutiqueish amp, A Frenzel FM - 5E3 "Deluxe Plus" head, basically the tweed deluxe circuit with every possible high-end component, wiring so clean you could eat off it, with nary a transistor or even an eyelet board, (forget about PCBs!), and fresh EH tubes.

That sits on a shelf, and I play my other amps.

...and look, I was a f*cking guitar tech for my first 7 years out of high school, touring with some of the biggest guitar bands in the world, (Cheap Trick, ACDC, Nugent, etc.), all of whom had wonderful (and loud)guitar sounds, and not one of them gave a toss about either what tubes they had or how old they were. None of them ever changed tubes unless something went wrong (which never happened), either, much less any sort of once-a-year gaiety.

*ahem*

If you like the Racqounteurs, check out Eastwood guitars, too:

http://www.eastwoodguitars.com/

-S.
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Sickle
KVRAF
5025 posts since 13 Dec, 2005 from The Void

Post Wed Oct 03, 2007 9:26 pm

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The tubes in my Traynor are allegedly originals. This is a...1968 head?
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Sickle
KVRAF
5025 posts since 13 Dec, 2005 from The Void

Post Wed Oct 03, 2007 9:31 pm

Sleek Month wrote:If you like the Racqounteurs, check out Eastwood guitars, too:

http://www.eastwoodguitars.com/
I need a hankie..

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*thud*
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tomg
KVRAF
5703 posts since 6 Dec, 2003 from Mission Control

Post Wed Oct 03, 2007 9:32 pm

I should tell you not to run out and buy an Airline... When I say shit ... well it's not all that far off. There is a cool factor. People like Bowie have a Valco/Supro. They are a little better and I think they made the wilder Airlines but I'm not positive.

http://www.suprousa.com/

Anyway... Play it first before you pay. Theses were $90 bucks new for a reason. Unlike the Dan Electro Silvertones these were not very well made. A good one, in good condition is more than likely a very rare bird.

White is a notorious, well known, guitar torturer... The shittier the better kind of guy. No arguments from me. The boys got style and he plays with more conviction and honesty than you usually see these days.

tomg
KVRAF
5703 posts since 6 Dec, 2003 from Mission Control

Post Wed Oct 03, 2007 9:44 pm

Sickle wrote:
Sleek Month wrote:If you like the Racqounteurs, check out Eastwood guitars, too:

http://www.eastwoodguitars.com/
I need a hankie..

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*thud*
I could be wrong! :o $1200 for an Airline :-o :-o :-o

I guess they are making them better these days...

Sickle
KVRAF
5025 posts since 13 Dec, 2005 from The Void

Post Wed Oct 03, 2007 9:45 pm

tomg wrote:The shittier the better kind of guy.
I hear ya. I knew someone that was so much like that dude its scary..

Funnay Story Warning:

I let him stay in my apartment for free and he just refused to do anything but take advantage of everyone in any way he could. After finally getting fed up with supporting him I took the toilet paper out of the bathroom and hid it one day. Well, he came around a little while later and asked me for a roll and I told him to f**k off. He went and took a shit and wiped his ass clean with his hand and then hopped in the shower only to realize I'd taken all the soap and shampoo out as well..

:hihi:

But he had that same banged up shitty guitar love thing White does. He actually whored out his titty dancer girlfriend into getting him some pretty sweet gear..Really f**king good guitarist in one of the best Cure knock-off bands I've ever heard, but he was literally a Mr Shitty-Pants all the way. Pouty, spoiled f**king rotten moocher scumbag with a disgusting endowment of musical talent that made him almost impossible to be around as a result..

:party:
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tomg
KVRAF
5703 posts since 6 Dec, 2003 from Mission Control

Post Wed Oct 03, 2007 10:28 pm

Sickle wrote:Really f**king good guitarist in one of the best Cure knock-off bands I've ever heard, but he was literally a Mr Shitty-Pants all the way. Pouty, spoiled f**king rotten moocher scumbag with a disgusting endowment of musical talent that made him almost impossible to be around as a result..

:party:
I knew a guy like that in Atlanta. He was tele/super reverb all the way tho. I guess everybody knows one. Makes you wonder WTF they are doing today don't it? I can't imagine this guy being alive. Somebody has surly shot him in the head or slashed his throat by now. Playing music in the south can be a tough gig. :hihi:

Sickle
KVRAF
5025 posts since 13 Dec, 2005 from The Void

Post Wed Oct 03, 2007 10:35 pm

tomg wrote:Makes you wonder WTF they are doing today don't it?
Funny you should ask that, because I *just* heard from the dude through myspace 2 days ago. I hadn't spoken to him in....13 years or so after he moved out to LA. Here's the guts of his message to me:
Tommy DirtyBottom wrote:what the f**k is up you crazy mofo?
i am finishing up a couple masters degrees at MIT. i know, crazy shit. i finally got my act together at 26 and went back to school, after more than a few years as a fuckup.
MIT degree and still can't capitalize a f**king "I"..

TWO degrees, even!

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