My DB4 is currently out of commission awaiting a new preamp tube. I decided I would start using the Ray to fill-in. It's been a wonderful experience rediscovering how fantastic of a rock 'n' roll amp the Ray can be! It's also never fussy about taking any kind of pedal. And I really do appreciate having the loop available for all the modulation effects. What a great amp! A pity they are no longer in production. Just glad I've got mine!
I think the Ray will be one of those amps that 20 years from now people will be clamoring for and kicking themselves for not buying "back in the day". JMHO
I'm in the middle of recording my guitar parts for my bands album we're working on.. I have the luxury of taking my time, at home, experimenting with different amps, guitars, pedals, and mic placement.
I recorded the same parts with multiple amps (on almost every song): Morgan, Fender, Quilter, Mesa, and Stingray. On all but one song, that is very "Fender-y" based, the Stingray has been the one that has shined through. For pristine clean tone, to hairy cleans, to full out distortion (with pedals), it records so great!
I think the Ray and the RXES are the 2 most overlooked amps. I loved both and sold both (a couple times) and settled on the Z Wreck instead but I miss those 2 amps. Honestly the EF86 drove me nuts and the wreck can get close in terrority. Plus the RXES required me to have 2 golds or a gold/gh30 (great setup) to run it and it messed with all my other setups.
GuitarZ: I'm okay with the AARP letters. You're still living and breathing? What the heck am I to think when a funeral home sends me a free consultation offer? Ouch!
Jun 21, 2019 15:41:26 GMT -7
The Bad Poodle: I bought airline tickets online... now every few days i get emails that read "Your trip is almost here but aren't you forgetting something?? You don't have trip insurance!" and i'm thinking..."is there something i should know about your plane maintenance?"
Jun 21, 2019 16:02:32 GMT -7
GuitarZ: Reminds me of buying my Honda. When they tried to sell me the maintenance package, I said "Is your car not reliable?" Long story short my wife teamed up with the sales lady to buy the maint package. Never again!
Jun 21, 2019 16:16:53 GMT -7
roscoenyc: I have never in my life experienced tube rattle. That said, I've only been playing electric guitar for 49 years.
Aug 2, 2019 6:39:37 GMT -7
The Bad Poodle: What cures tube SHAKE and tube RATTLE? A tube ROLL?
Aug 11, 2019 17:22:10 GMT -7
capofirstfret: I've experienced tube rattle in two different amps that I've had. In both cases I bought the rubber rings from Eurotubes and it fixed it for me.
Aug 14, 2019 12:57:35 GMT -7
roscoenyc: Guitar amps on carpet make me sad.
Aug 16, 2019 5:23:37 GMT -7
The Bad Poodle: Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy, Sunshine in my eyes can make me cry
Aug 16, 2019 14:12:09 GMT -7
GuitarZ: Thank you for neighbors with gardens. Fresh veggies and no hassle!
Aug 17, 2019 18:12:08 GMT -7
"Z" Steve: Sunshine Superman? Call any vegetable - call it by name!
Aug 19, 2019 11:53:09 GMT -7
GuitarZ: Idiot! I wanted to put a little air on my Zoom H1's circuit board to clear out any residual Deoxit from spraying the input connector. Guess which can I picked up to spray. Yup! Not the air can.
Aug 23, 2019 10:07:40 GMT -7
premiumplus (Dave): I was wondering why a Frisbee gets larger the closer it gets. Then it hit me.
Aug 24, 2019 6:14:55 GMT -7
easyed: Call any vegetable - call it by name! And the chances are good, that the vegetable will respond to you. F-Zappa.
Oct 1, 2019 19:49:10 GMT -7
The Bad Poodle: rutabay-ayga... rutabay-ayga
Oct 2, 2019 12:33:25 GMT -7
"Z" Steve: I'm losing status at the high school - I used to think that is was MY school
Oct 8, 2019 15:01:34 GMT -7
The Bad Poodle: A bunch of pom-pom girls, Looked down their nose at me. They had painted tons of posters, I had painted three. I hear the secret whispers Everywhere I go, My school spirit is at an All time low...
Oct 8, 2019 17:11:32 GMT -7
"Z" Steve: Oh Look! My hair is getting good in the back!
Oct 10, 2019 20:48:05 GMT -7