So, about 2002 I was playing in a band and we started playing a bunch of 80s rock tunes opposite of our top 40 country tunes (Tim, Garth, Brad, B&D, Keith Urban and Whitley, ect...). The 80s stuff started going over better than the country at that time, so we decided to give the 80s rock a full-time try. We also played some Blink 182, Nickelback, Metallica, ect...So not entirely 80s, but mostly.
The 80s stuff was all pretty guitar driven "hair rock", or "glam rock".....Lots of Bon Jovi, Poison, Warrent, LoverBoy, WhiteSnake, and some more "pop" style stuff, like INXS, Huey Lewis, John Cougar, ect....
So, I had a plethora of "rock amps", mostly Mesa, to play these shows.....Right before I got into Dr. Z amps, in about 2006. So, I'd use a Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier, 3ch amp, a couple of 2x12 or 4x12 cabs, and a Tubescreamer for a full night of songs and have no problems getting the sound I wanted. I rarely needed clean tones in this band.
We broke up in late 2006 and I went on to play more country style music (Outlaw/Red Dirt/Southern Rock style), so Dr. Z amps worked perfect for this.
Well, tomorrow (Friday 10/20/2017), we're having a pretty big reunion show..... This time around, the Stingray & 1x12 Z cab will be my main amp (my AC15HW1 will be there too)! Along with about 6 Overdrive and distortion pedals.
I was a little skeptical at first, but after a few rehearsals there was NO DOUBT that I could still get the "in your face" guitar tones with my Ray and those pedals.
Hopefully someone will record it so I can post video/audio of the show somewhere??
This is my, almost, current pedalboard:
The Nova Delay has been replaced by a Wampler "The Doctor" delay pedal.
Last Edit: Oct 19, 2017 21:06:49 GMT -7 by telejas
Oh yeah, the Ray definitely can rock. In the country/classic rock bands I was in, I would strap on my Les Paul and kick on my BB Preamp pedal for the classic rock tunes. Sounded great in 1x12 or 2x12 open back Z cabs.
Jerry (Austin, TX)
MAZ 38 Sr Reverb head JAZ 20/40 head 1x12 convertible Z cab - G12M-65 2X10 Shorty cab - Z speakers 1x12 Shorty cab - Dr. Z 12 2x12 Dr Z open back cab - blue and gold speakers
Good Transactions with: Joel J, Albert, Mark (Basement Enthusiast), jammergreg, muzicmaken, Bubs42, matty6strings, brayks, benttop(Steve), bryan0418, harrisondavis, pintail78, smalltownsongs, revrand, waynelawkid, Fiestared69, nj, ecsong187(Edwin), gwalt11, Trent
Here's one video...... The video recorder we bought to record the show died on the first song, so I just stuck my cell phone on top of the speaker and hoped I got us all in the frame.
Besides the four, 2-hour rehearsals we had the past month, this is the first show we've played together in 11 or 12 years....So, please ignore the mess up's.
I know I list my gear in the video, but here's what I used: Amp: Stingray and 1x12 Dr Z cab with a Tone Tubby Red Alnico - Mic'd with a Shure SM-57 Non-mic'd amp: AC15HW1 Dirt pedal: XTS Atomic Overdive (my favorite distortion pedal) Guitar: Peavey Wolfgang Special If you hear any delay, that's the Wampler "The Doctor" delay.
Last Edit: Oct 23, 2017 17:05:00 GMT -7 by telejas
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