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Old 10-06-2008, 05:58 PM   #61
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Ive allways wondered, is the plural of Bassman 'Bassmans' or 'Bassmen'. hmm..


I always say Bassmen, as well as Showmen.
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"I'm discontinuing production on the Timmy now as well. It might come back into production at some point down the road, but probably not because people will just clone it anyway cause they're stupid jerk face doo doo heads. -Paul C."
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Old 10-06-2008, 06:09 PM   #62
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Blonde Bassman or Tweed, or Blackface? The Blackface and Blonde ones are great for Surf I've been told.

teh blondes are teh winzorz
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Old 10-06-2008, 06:12 PM   #63
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Anyone know anything about Vibro Champs? I bought one of my mate today for 50 (he's a bassist. Enough said :p).Its a blackface one, i think around 1981/82. but it just doesnt sound quite right - the tremelo and everythings really nice, but when i turn it up, I get this harsh fuzzy distortion, not a nice OD sound. Its been sitting in his garage for ages, so maybe changing the valves would sort it out?
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Old 10-06-2008, 06:18 PM   #64
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teh blondes are teh winzorz


That and the Blackface.
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Old 10-06-2008, 06:19 PM   #65
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Maybe. I find that a cranked Fender amp doesn't sound all that great
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Old 10-06-2008, 06:19 PM   #66
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Maybe. I find that a cranked Fender amp doesn't sound all that great



Well I do.
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Old 10-06-2008, 06:21 PM   #67
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Maybe it's only the lower end ones. But my Pro Junior doesn't sound that good. Haven't tried the upper end ones. But I like a smoother, marshally overdrive.
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Old 10-06-2008, 06:40 PM   #68
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Maybe it's only the lower end ones. But my Pro Junior doesn't sound that good. Haven't tried the upper end ones. But I like a smoother, marshally overdrive.


Nah, it's just your taste. Some people like smooth OD, others like it crunchier.
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Old 10-06-2008, 07:23 PM   #69
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Blonde Bassman or Tweed, or Blackface? The Blackface and Blonde ones are great for Surf I've been told.


If you think of it, every fender tube amp is good for surf........
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Old 10-06-2008, 07:33 PM   #70
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Maybe. I find that a cranked Fender amp doesn't sound all that great


It has a very gritty sound, great for blues overdrive...but for rock, go british.

Here's a vintage 'verb, paired with an original '59 burst......and Mike Bloomfield
As you can hear, it's only ODing a bit, and that, in my opinion is how a cranked Fender should sound: Clean and dirty at the same time.

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=CdMf-...feature=related

Here's a vintage Bandmaster, with another '59 burst......paired with a Peter Green
The Green Manilishi
As you hear, this Fender is cranked to the max. Its tone is way to raspy, dirty and gritty for what it's used for. Unlike Marshalls, the sweet spot on Fenders is when the volume is at about 7, not 10.....or 11

^^^PS, that last song is probably my favorite song. Since I've listened to it, I can't think of any other song that speaks to me like that one does. If you haven't read about Peter Green, please do; it's what rock legends are made of.

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Old 10-06-2008, 08:10 PM   #71
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It has a very gritty sound, great for blues overdrive...but for rock, go british.

Here's a vintage 'verb, paired with an original '59 burst......and Mike Bloomfield
As you can hear, it's only ODing a bit, and that, in my opinion is how a cranked Fender should sound: Clean and dirty at the same time.

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=CdMf-...feature=related

Here's a vintage Bandmaster, with another '59 burst......paired with a Peter Green
The Green Manilishi
As you hear, this Fender is cranked to the max. Its tone is way to raspy, dirty and gritty for what it's used for. Unlike Marshalls, the sweet spot on Fenders is when the volume is at about 7, not 10.....or 11

^^^PS, that last song is probably my favorite song. Since I've listened to it, I can't think of any other song that speaks to me like that one does. If you haven't read about Peter Green, please do; it's what rock legends are made of.

It's not so much the grittieness I don't like, it just sounds way too harsh
It sounds a lot worse then those clips. Maybe I'll try keeping it at seven as opposed to 11 or 12.
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Old 10-06-2008, 08:47 PM   #72
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Thanks Derek, people like you keep threads alive.
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Old 10-06-2008, 08:47 PM   #73
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It's not so much the grittieness I don't like, it just sounds way too harsh
It sounds a lot worse then those clips. Maybe I'll try keeping it at seven as opposed to 11 or 12.


That's the word I was looking for!

Anyway, it's also the speakers that give them icepick highs.

Here's a bassman with greenbacks:

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=gK85h...feature=related
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Old 10-06-2008, 08:48 PM   #74
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If you think of it, every fender tube amp is good for surf........


Well I was talking about amp heads.
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Old 10-06-2008, 08:51 PM   #75
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Old 10-06-2008, 08:54 PM   #76
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fenders are the greatest, no doubt. I was planning on getting a deluxe, dreaming of the 410 deville, but I ended up getting my deville for a steal, I'm still getting used to it, and I know its kinda like weird. But I want to get some heavier overdrive outta it. But I hate using distortion pedals. I have a super overdrive, so when I use it..in order to get that boost, do I turn the gain up or just the volume?
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I'd rather have a vintage Gemini, Portaflex, or Reverberocket than most Fenders
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I'd rather have a vintage Gemini, Portaflex, or Reverberocket than most Fenders



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Old 10-06-2008, 09:21 PM   #79
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Old 10-06-2008, 09:23 PM   #80
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i rather have a 66 fender super reverb than any other amp i can think of.
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