I had a Stangray combo with a gold. Here's a pic from an outdoor gig years ago.
It had a glorious sound. Such a firm solid bottom end.
But it was a little too clean...and a little too loud. (even at this big outdoor gig, I still had to airbrake.)
Now I'm using my 1x10 (gold) Ghia combo, but with a tele, I'm going for a Stangray type tone. More and more, I've been experimenting with the Ghia to get clean tones, and use pedals for overdrives..even slight crunch rhythm overdrives. And that way of doing it has me thinking of the 'ray again. I doubt I'll buy another one, but I do miss it.
I have a gig tomorrow night at a bigger club, and the last time I played there, I used my Stangray. I have a plexi shield now. that could be a big help with the Stangray too.
"Every note sounds like you're rattling a bunch of tin cans and old chicken bones around inside a plastic paint bucket."...Flealux ---------------- I have a very impressive set of 6-pack abs...but I keep a layer of fat on them so they don't get scratched or dented.
I've had a lot of rigs over the years... I've also had a lot of rigs after I sold my 1st Ray..... although I love my Hayseed, I REALLY missed my Ray!! I spent the next 5 years building back up to a Ray...... not saying you'll be the same way, but the Ray is a hard amp to compete with or compare to, but I will say it was a fun trip back around to the Ray.
Last Edit: Dec 27, 2012 22:55:38 GMT -7 by telejas
Cool looking rig John. After your and Jamie's 'miss my Ray' email I had to plug into the Ray. I tend to vacillate between el84 and big bottle output tube tones. Add in being lazy for load in/out I've been playing combos. You're 1x12 Ray would solve that issue. For the last year the ray has not seen gigs but after reading your post I had to fire up the ray this week. OMG!!! It's going to the next gig. I do miss playing a ghia, what another fantastic amp.
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