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Offline Padraic

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« on: March 23, 2008, 04:09:13 AM »
I was wondering if anyone (BrainWorm, ChicagoKid, I'm certain that there are others) would be interested in getting together for jamming, maybe some fooding, etc. I am up for it! Anyone else?

Padraic
Atlanta, GA
1998 Parker Fly Artist!!! w/Gen 2's
(I have other guitars, I just haven't touched them since I got my Artist)
Sovtek Mig 50-H
Epiphone Valve Jr.
Orange Tiny Terror
Marshall MF280 4x12
Custom cabinet w/ Eminence 1x12
Sovtek upright 2x12
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Owner of Mullycrushed Custom Instruments

Atlanta

Offline BrainWorm

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« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2008, 02:22:45 AM »
It might work. Need a place to do it. Plus my playing is so basic you might get bored. If I'm jamming I'm singing some so I'll need to get a mic and amp for vocals. I'd most likely use a Fender Princeton for guitar or maybe a Mesa RoadKing for guitar and the Princeton for vocals. The logistics of moving equipment around Atlanta is not  a small deal. I live on a second floor and moving a Fender Twin Reverb is not going to happen. Took it to Jeff Bakos once and learned my lesson. Saturdays or Sundays would be the day. I need to get a dolly to move the Twin Reverb. Going to jam is a car full of equipment. Two guitars at least. Unless it is a very quiet jam,  enough for unamped vocals. I don't see it that quiet with electric guitars. Takes some preparation to do it. Wish I had a Bose L1 system. $3,000.

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Offline Bill

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« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2008, 06:57:54 AM »
Take some pressure off yourself BW. You're not giving a concert.

Basic is the only way to jam. Its all just for fun right?

What you need is a Fly, a cord, and a battery lunchbox amp. I love my Vox DA5 (125 bucks).

If you need more than that, youre trying too hard. [;)]

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Offline BrainWorm

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« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2008, 03:36:53 AM »
If basic works then just the Fender Princeton amp would do it.  But just playing guitar without singing is not so interesting for me because I don't know much notes to play. And singing over electric guitars without a mic is not a good idea. In Atlanta you cannot leave musical equipment in a car for a minute so even parking gets important.

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Offline Padraic

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« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2008, 10:26:41 AM »
Sorry for the tardiness of my reply, I have been having some medical issues of late so I've been in and out of a pain med induced sleep. Nothing serious, before anyone worries!

As for the amp issues, I do not have the amps in question, but at my house do have a full music room where my band practices and a full (such as it is) p.a. that can accommodate vocals. for amps, right now I have what is listed in my signature (Sovtek Mig 50H; Orange Tiny Terror; Epiphone Valve JR head) I also have a very old solid sate Marlboro G10r something or other that is pretty ridiculous, but that I keep about because while it sounds bad, it sounds bad in a pretty cool way. My roommate/songwriting partner has a Marshall Artist 30, but it needs to be taken to the aforementioned Bakos guru to be de-crackled. Another kink is that my lease is up at the end of April and I (unexpectedly) will probably be moving, so we will have to postpone anything until after the move. If you are actually interested though, as soon as I have any idea as to what is happening with the move, etc I will def. let you know!

Padraic
Atlanta, GA
1998 Parker Fly Artist!!! w/Gen 2's
(I have other guitars, I just haven't touched them since I got my Artist)
Sovtek Mig 50-H
Epiphone Valve Jr.
Orange Tiny Terror
Marshall MF280 4x12
Custom cabinet w/ Eminence 1x12
Sovtek upright 2x12
Luthier
Owner of Mullycrushed Custom Instruments

Atlanta

Offline BrainWorm

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« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2008, 02:15:24 AM »
Padraic if you get a chance go to Jeff Bakos' shop. It's like a history of rock n' roll with all the amps in there. Jeff had a recording studio also, I guess he still has it. I listened to some songs recorded there I found on the web. Used to be  able to park on  the sidewalk in front of the shop but now I think the police will ticket you. I need to get a portable dolly just for that trip from the parking lot. Jeff keeps the door locked so just because it's locked does not mean he is not there. I telephoned before I went over.

There is this shop also for amp repair, but only tube amps:
http://www.andrewsamplab.com/index.html




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Offline Padraic

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« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2008, 02:50:21 AM »
I've been in Jeff Bakos' repair shop before and it is awe inspiring! I had a silverface 4x10 Bassman that has gone missing that I was looking for speakers at one point and trundled into his space. I also over the years have known a few people who have recorded at his space and liked it :)

I have only heard of Andrews Amp Lab. Neither good nor bad.

Padraic
Atlanta, GA
1998 Parker Fly Artist!!! w/Gen 2's
(I have other guitars, I just haven't touched them since I got my Artist)
Sovtek Mig 50-H
Epiphone Valve Jr.
Orange Tiny Terror
Marshall MF280 4x12
Custom cabinet w/ Eminence 1x12
Sovtek upright 2x12
Luthier
Owner of Mullycrushed Custom Instruments

Atlanta

Offline BrainWorm

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« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2008, 02:33:54 AM »
Nice to hear some people liked recording at Jeff Bakos. That's the first report I've heard on recording there.

"Brainverms come crawling and creeping and eat you when you're sleeping."
"Brainverms come crawling and creeping and eat you when you're sleeping."