OK, I haven't updated my clips in a while since I had a crazy Summer on the road. So I figured I'd do a few this morning....
My latest experiment with speakers in my MAZ 18 210 is the 10" version of the Weber Silver/Blue. Both are ceramics, 30 watter's with moderate dope.
First clip is a jam track using a Strat and a Keeley DS1.
Note on the DS1- It's a cool pedal, but takes some dialing in and getting used to. It is TRULY a totally different beast than any Tubescreamer-type OD pedal. But I found that after playing with the settings quite a bit to dial it in, along with "re-thinking" my technique when using it, the pedal has turned out to be a very useful tool. It's very capable of producing vintage Marshall-type tones.
The jam track was done in two takes, since I didn't have a whole lot of time this morning. So when I get a chance, I'll do a better one. So forgive a couple of clams in there, and you can still get an idea of what the Keeley DS1 would sound like with a Strat and a MAZ amp.
Nice tone and great playing Jason! Uh...maybe I don't really know what a clam is; sounded right on to me. Makes me kind of want to put my guitar back in the case and tighten the latches...Any way you could share your amp, effects, and guitar settings with us when you put these up on here? Some of us don't do a very good job of dialing in a killer tone when left to our own devices (or maybe I'm speaking just for myself). You're awesome, man!
Z-Lux combo Maz18NR head, ZBest cab, 112 Z cab (old style) Carmen Ghia head, 112 Z cab (old style) One I wish I had back: Rt 66 head
Nice tone and great playing Jason! Uh...maybe I don't really know what a clam is; sounded right on to me. Makes me kind of want to put my guitar back in the case and tighten the latches...Any way you could share your amp, effects, and guitar -settings with us when you put these up on here? Some of us don't do a very good job of dialing in a killer tone when left to our own devices (or maybe I'm speaking just for myself). You're awesome, -man!
Dude, you're too kind.... There's a couple of spots in there that drive me NUTS! Plus, I feel like I overplayed like crazy. Just was basically "wanking" to give an idea of how the pedal sounds...
-Strat on bridge pickup. Fralin Vintage Hot with the tone rolled back to about "6."
-Keeley compressor, both knobs at 11:00
-Keeley DS1- Tone 10:00, Level 10:00, Gain 2:00, toggle switch "down"
-Keeley DD3- Level 11:00, F.Back 1:00, D. Time 11:00, Long delay (800MS), Toggle switch on far right for "tape" simulation
-MAZ 18- Volume 12:00, Treble 12:00, Mid 1:00, Bass 11:00, Master wide open (5:00), Cut 9:00, verb 8:00. This was while using a Weber mini-MASS attenuator set at 12:00.
"Standard" mic technique.... Weber Silver 10 speaker was mic'ed with a Shure SM57. Placed about 1" off the grill, right between the center dust cap and the edge of the cone. No effects added to the mix, just straight into the sound card.
When I said "re-think my technique," I meant that when using the DS1, it seems to favor using a lighter left hand touch. Typically, when using a Tubescreamer -type pedal, it will make you want to "dig in" a little harder. The DS1 has a lot more gain on tap, and to me worked best when I played with a lighter touch.
It all sounds great to me as always, Jayson. It's kinda funny how one man's clam is another man's inspired note. That mini mass sure seems to leave the tone intact pretty well. I think I need one of those things.