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Old 20th May 2017, 12:28 AM   #4606
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Looking for a jamming partner near 4113. Start with a once a week/month session.

Keen to get back into some basic 12 bar blues sessions and build complexity:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqDla37gml0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLs4fuVapr0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqWl2Zxs2es

That is we take turns finger picking/plectrum the rhythm the other takes the lead for 12 bars and swap back and forth, etc, etc............

Must be 'relaxed' about it and keen to just have some fun.

P.s. I haven't played for about 10 years but the stuff above was my 'basis' and I have played for 20-30years.

I have a Maton (fat boy acoustic sound) and a classical (needs head work).

Post in thread or PM me if keen - ole school blues sessions.

Late Edit: Seriously just want to find someone to do some 'Lazy Blues'.........nothing.....no bites.......
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Old 21st May 2017, 2:01 AM   #4607
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Mark Knopfler on Guitars:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OG__SwkV3wg

Some solid stuff there especially with the thumb and the technicality.

Frankly this is one of the best lessons I have seen.

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Old 21st May 2017, 11:57 AM   #4608
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It's reassuring to hear him saying he just practised his one chord over and over. I tend to think that the good players just popped out able to play and there's something wrong with me and I "can't", but if it was practice that did it for them, I should keep practising too.
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So I just picked up a Randall RD50 head. On paper, I liked it cause its small and quite versatile in that it can take almost any power tube and without needing to be rebiased. But, I'm not really digging the tone at the moment, its kinda flubby, unfocused and grainy. Currently it has EL34s in it, i'm looking to try tighten it up a bit. What power tubes would you suggest? 6l6s?

Its compatible with 6CA7, 6L6, 5881, 6550, KT88, KT77, and 6V6 tubes
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Old Yesterday, 6:30 PM   #4610
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How loud are you playing?

If the power tubes are working hard then changing from EL34's to 6L6's might be worth a shot, but if you're playing at home at lowish volumes it's unlikely you'd notice much difference.

More info here: http://mesaboogie.com/amplitudes/201...r-section.html


If you don't already have one, consider an EQ and/or a boost pedal, preferably with adjustable bass & treble controls.

I'd use something like a Spark, Timmy or similar to cut some of the low end before it hits the preamp. That should give it a bit more mid focus and remove the flubbyness.

An EQ before the amp can also work, but I prefer to run an additional EQ in the effects loop (if the amp has one) for fine tuning.
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Tubescreamer set as a clean boost will solve 90% of your flubbiness problems.
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yeah, dug up my old maxon 808 last night and that tightened things up a bit. Was hoping to get away with not using one.
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I just saw a vid for a new modelling amp from Chinese company Joyo.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ltmCo_lHsU

The vid was recorded at a music trade expo in China with a lot of background noise.

The amp was designed in Germany, it's being built in China. Not a lot of technical info in the vid, but apparently the audio circuits are all analog with some sort of internal modular design that lets you choose between specific circuit types in the preamp and power amp stages with an app (in the vid one of the presenters is using a smart phone so built in Bluetooth maybe) to get a particular sound.

The vid also mentioned real valves in the amp and you can swap the power amp valves for different types (EL34, EL84, 6L6, 5881, etc). The way it was described in the vid, there is only one set of valves in the amp but you can replace them with other valves.

Expected street price is US$1500, but it wasn't clear if that was for just the head or with a speaker cab.

Yamaha have something similar, the THR100, but the THR100 uses digital emulation with separately selectable preamp and power amp models. The 2 channel version, the THR100HD sells for around Au$900 at the moment.
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