Ch-ch-ch-changes

Discussion in 'Amplifiers' started by LSchefman, Oct 21, 2019.

  1. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Since 2014 my #1 amp has been my HXDA, but lately I’ve been using my DG30 more. Maybe it’s just the type of material I’m recording, or maybe the DG30 has grown on me, but there it is. A change in the firmament may have occurred.

    Of course, these things tend to go in cycles, so there’s that.

    What’s changed for you, if anything?
     
  2. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    I'm not using my HXDA any more or less, Les (I love alliteration).


    Next thing ya know, you'll be on a modeler.

    [​IMG]
     
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  3. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    I’ve turned the boost off on the DG30 and am running my volume (gain) higher with the master dimed.

    Previously I had kept the volume(gain) lower... I’m starting to use the amp “correctly”.
     
  4. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    I went from amps, to Kemper, back to amps, and now back to Kemper. Cyclical, or insanity, it's a thing!
     
  5. Tucson Thump

    Tucson Thump Mint Heavy Relic

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    (Shhh poor little HX/DA, don't you cry. He'll be back, you wait and see)
     
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  6. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Since I’ve dialled in a great tone thanks to you guys, my little Mesa rocks my world
     
  7. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    I still love her. Er...it. ;)
     
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  8. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Just let me know when you’re ready to be the guitar player on my next world tour; I’ll play keys, you can play a modeler or whatever you want.

    All we need is a really good singer, a great drummer and bass player, and we’re in business!

    “Wait, there’s a world tour?”

    “Yes, it will be the greatest venues, such as...well...friends’ basements and, uh...”
     
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  9. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    I just hauled out my Silver Sky for practice tonight with the Kemper.
    So... I'll be playing a fake strat, plugged into a fake amp, whilst being a fake Tom Petty.

    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Should be "unreal"... :D
     
  10. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Hahaha! Excellent!

    I love Tom Petty, and since he’s now deceased (I say respectfully), the world could use a fake Tom Petty.
     
  11. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Man I can't believe I skipped out on his last appearance in Vancouver... a few months later he was gone.:(
     
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  12. Black Plaid

    Black Plaid just another Alan

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    I used to be a guitar -> cable -> amp and reverb-just-covers-up-bad-tone kinda guy.

    Now I have 2 pedalboards and a wireless.
     
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  13. mad monk

    mad monk Your father's Oldsmobile

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    I was gonna post, but I've had a wee bit. I'll check back later.
     
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  14. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    My son Jamie’s band opened for him at Bottlerock a short while before he died. He really dug Petty, and of course I did, too.
     
  15. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    What a great memory.
     
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  16. Deli6505

    Deli6505 Rockin' the D!

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    I still love my Kemper but my bandmates have been raving about my MT15 with its dual matching cabs, saying it sounds way better and so I've been using that rig the most while my poor Kemper sits at home as a studio tool primarily.
     
  17. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    “Wait! The Friends Basement World Tour is back on. I dibs lead trumpet! OK a part in the horn section. Look can I at least play tambourine or ocarina?!”

    Don’t back down!
     
  18. Bill SAS 513

    Bill SAS 513 Just another old guy in a T-shirt

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    Back on to the OP...I think the term "cyclical" is perfect for those scenarios, Les.
    Whether its your favorite guitar/bass/amp/pedals/etc...every once in a while, a little change is good, right???
     
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  19. pac90

    pac90 In Helix Land, the waters warm

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    for cycling ampaholics...victory amps finally released their 'vox' like head, think its top boost channel not really got a lot of normal or 2 channel, which is different / a pity

    Just posting as I also go through changes in 'pretend' amps, but prefer and come back to vox type, although archon clean is another favourite
     
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  20. jfb

    jfb Plank Owner

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    I've been in the condo for some time now, about 5 years I think. I'd have to confirm. Anyways, I miss being able to play a bit louder. Not that I ever played that loud at my house. I guess I miss not having to think about the volume levels.
     

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