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Amplifiers / Re: Chuckinator5k NAD Before Yesterday
« on: March 19, 2019, 08:24:21 PM »
Speaking of solid State, I have a Roland Jazz Chorus 40 that I like a lot. The cleanest of cleans.

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Amplifiers / Re: Chuckinator5k NAD Before Yesterday
« on: March 19, 2019, 07:40:42 PM »
I picked up a couple of the Boss Katana amps.  I never would believed I could fall in love with a solid state amps, but the 100 watt has 8 channels, and they're all programable.  The 50 watt has 4 channels, same deal.  The only thing you have to mes with when you set up is the master volume, and that doesn't change the tone of what you've programed.  It also comes with 50 effects, that are also programable.  I've been using both of them with a Live Wire Solutions A/B/Y box, and the tone is consistently the best I've ever got.  No running back to the amp adjusting the tone every time I change the volume.  Best of all, both amps came to a grand total of around $570.  They don't sell like hotcakes, hotcakes sell like them!  I'm still keeping my pile of Fender amps, but I won't be parting with these any time soon either!

Kick ass! Solid state stuff has come a long way. I just now made a deal with my brother. Trading him my Helix processor and Princeton for his Gibby 335. I'm stoked! Haven't messed with the Helix in months. Loving me some Two Rock Bloomfield Drive and Cardiff too much.

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Amplifiers / Re: Chuckinator5k NAD Before Yesterday
« on: January 28, 2019, 09:06:59 PM »
I love the tone of tube amps... but sold them all and went Kemper.  NO pedals, no amps, quick and easy set ups.
I've been seeing that thing advertised, hadn't checked it out until now. Very interesting! My question is, can you get a nice singing feedback from it? Nothing digital that I've used will do that like a good overdriven tube amp. I bought a Line 6 Firehawk (like a dumbass), it can get feedback but not the singing kind you can get from a tube amp. Also have a Helix. Haven't touched them in a long time. I've been loving me some tube amps. Still have my Egnater Renegade and 2x12 cab. It will do the beautiful feedback thing as will my Mesa Boogie 50 Caliber, Fender Deluxe Tweed and Two Rock Cardiff. Speaking of feedback, I watched Steve Vai at the Iridium on PBS night before last. He uses lots of beautiful feedback.

Absolutely more responsive than any tube amp that I have ever owned.   Yes able to get amazing long music feedback.  Just trying to find some videos I did.  Yes the firehawk is a serious dud.

Here's a few clips of me playing.  You should be able to see them without logging in to facebook.  Let me know if not.

https://www.facebook.com/kenwagman/videos/10211371575100868/?t=0

https://www.facebook.com/kenwagman/videos/10211371575100868/?t=0

and jamies song again live:

https://www.facebook.com/fromthewreckageband/videos/1588013954608581/

Sounds nice Ken!!! I might have gone that route had I not already preordered a Two Rock Bloomfield Drive. I'll post a thread and eventually some clips. Very happy with it although it was very pricey. On the other hand, I'm selling a buttload of amps I won't be using any more. :yay!:

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Guitar Effects / Re: BK Butler Tube Driver
« on: July 30, 2018, 07:52:32 PM »
whoa....

Oh yea baby. That's right!  8)

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Guitars / Re: Another NGD
« on: July 30, 2018, 07:49:19 PM »
Lucky! I need one of those I think.  8)

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General Discussion / Re: So Long Debbie, Rest In Peace...
« on: July 30, 2018, 07:48:42 PM »
Very sorry to hear Danny. Rest in Peace Debbie.

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General Discussion / Re: Gee Roy, it sure is quiet around here!
« on: July 30, 2018, 07:47:42 PM »
The heart of Rock and Roll is still beating.

In Cleveland.....   Detroit!   Heart of Rock and Roll..  Saw those guys play in a bar before they got huge. That guitar player is good!

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Amplifiers / Re: Chuckinator5k NAD Before Yesterday
« on: July 30, 2018, 03:06:59 PM »
I love the tone of tube amps... but sold them all and went Kemper.  NO pedals, no amps, quick and easy set ups.
I've been seeing that thing advertised, hadn't checked it out until now. Very interesting! My question is, can you get a nice singing feedback from it? Nothing digital that I've used will do that like a good overdriven tube amp. I bought a Line 6 Firehawk (like a dumbass), it can get feedback but not the singing kind you can get from a tube amp. Also have a Helix. Haven't touched them in a long time. I've been loving me some tube amps. Still have my Egnater Renegade and 2x12 cab. It will do the beautiful feedback thing as will my Mesa Boogie 50 Caliber, Fender Deluxe Tweed and Two Rock Cardiff. Speaking of feedback, I watched Steve Vai at the Iridium on PBS night before last. He uses lots of beautiful feedback.

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General Discussion / Re: The Return Of Chuckinator5K!
« on: July 29, 2018, 08:01:38 PM »
Any Game of Thrones fans out there? I can't wait until the last season starts. I didn't start watching until the year before last. Binge watched most of them then watched the last season in real time. Excellent acting, writing, production, special effects. It kicks ass!

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Amplifiers / Re: Two Rock Cardiff
« on: July 29, 2018, 07:57:29 PM »
I can't say enough good things about this amp. If you have a chance to play through one of these or any Two Rock, do it. It's a bargain at any price almost. I heart this amp! :banana:

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Amplifiers / Re: Two Rock Cardiff
« on: July 26, 2018, 12:29:34 PM »
Fender Professional Strat bridge pup, volume backed off a bit, turn tone all the way down and come up from there to taste.

Into the Strymon DECO, Saturation at 2:00, Volume at 10:30, Blend at 10:30, Lag Time at 2:15, Wobble at 1:30, Type switch set on "Sum".

Into the Strymon Blue Sky Reverberator, Decay at 2:30, Mode switch on "Normal", Low and High Damp at 9:00, Type switch on "Room", Pre Delay set at 0, Mix at 12:00.

Into the Two Rock Cardiff, Volume at 12:00, Bass at 1:30, mids and highs at 1:00, Contour set at 12:00.

This is swampy af! Wish I played slide, would sound incredible with these settings. The reverb mix can be backed off a bit, might be too much at 12:00. Jump around on the pup selector. They all sound good, adjust tone accordingly. I should put the reverb in the effects loop. This is the best amp I've ever owned. I'm an official Two Rock fanatic.   :yay!:

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General Discussion / Re: The Return Of Chuckinator5K!
« on: July 26, 2018, 12:11:46 PM »
"I'm making PANCAKES!"
Exactly!

"Did you hear about cousin Marvin? Well let me tell you! Damned if he didn't get a huge boil in the crack of his ass!"  :cantlook:
And the correct response would be,
who lanced it for him ?
Well that was cousin Dan down Chattanooga way!  :D ;)

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General Discussion / Re: The Return Of Chuckinator5K!
« on: July 25, 2018, 10:13:29 PM »
"I'm making PANCAKES!"
Exactly!

"Did you hear about cousin Marvin? Well let me tell you! Damned if he didn't get a huge boil in the crack of his ass!"  :cantlook:

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Guitar Effects / BK Butler Tube Driver
« on: July 25, 2018, 12:50:37 PM »
I walked into my local Music Go Round to check out the used pedal selection. They had an old beat up BK Butler Tube Driver. Someone had gigged for years with this baby. An early battery powered version. I asked about it and the guy says, "We just got another one of these in today. It's bigger with a cord." I was like, "Can I see that one?"  :yes: Turns out it was a 1988 version with a cord and the added bias feature. In perfect condition. Looks to have been sitting in the box since 1988! You can still have BK build you a new one. With the bias they're 425.00. I paid 200.00!  :yay!: The 2nd band I was in (1983ish), 2 bandmates worked at the Dean Markley amp factory (Salina Kansas). They both knew BK Butler from when he was designing amps for Dean. He was building amps for Billy Gibbons around that time. Too bad Dean mismanaged that company. BK's flagship amp never took off. My buddies had amps 003 and 004 off the production line, both used a 4x12 straight and a 4x12 slant. Killer sounding amp! Extremely rare.

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Amplifiers / Two Rock Cardiff
« on: July 25, 2018, 12:37:15 PM »
Point to point wiring. What a little beast! No reverb but it does have an effects loop. Takes overdrive pedals very well. I need to get an Alnico Blue speaker to get more of that Voxlike chime but it's really nice as is. If you're looking for a Vox AC15 sound in a boutique amp, you can't go wrong with this one.

https://www.premierguitar.com/articles/24811-two-rock-cardiff-review

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