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Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

Post by vvv » Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:47 am

Yeah, I love it at like 8-10:00, tone at 8-9:00. It has just the right amount of SVT-ish grind without becoming fuzz right there.

Yesterday I made a board of the Green Russian amd Triangle Nanos along with a Mastrotron.

The Triangle is much hotter than the GR, and also sounds good on the bass, but can't get the subtle grind.

The Mastrotron is anuvver Zvez craziness-incarnate, tho' not as wild as say, the Wooly Mammoth or Fuzz Factory.

I used the board with a looper into a clean SS amp (Trademark 10) and was wankin' with a Xavier semi-hollow LP-type guitar with P90-types.

Running either nano into the Mastrotron was pure bliss - just so cool.

The nanos did not stack well into each other.

But that GR - I'm really thinking of swapping out the Pork Loin I replaced the Hot Tubes with on my bass board ...

And then getting anuvver GR for the guitar board, if I see one cheap enuff (my cut-off for nano's is US$60-65.00)
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Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

Post by kslight » Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:08 pm

vvv wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:47 am
Yeah, I love it at like 8-10:00, tone at 8-9:00. It has just the right amount of SVT-ish grind without becoming fuzz right there.

Yesterday I made a board of the Green Russian amd Triangle Nanos along with a Mastrotron.

The Triangle is much hotter than the GR, and also sounds good on the bass, but can't get the subtle grind.

The Mastrotron is anuvver Zvez craziness-incarnate, tho' not as wild as say, the Wooly Mammoth or Fuzz Factory.

I used the board with a looper into a clean SS amp (Trademark 10) and was wankin' with a Xavier semi-hollow LP-type guitar with P90-types.

Running either nano into the Mastrotron was pure bliss - just so cool.

The nanos did not stack well into each other.

But that GR - I'm really thinking of swapping out the Pork Loin I replaced the Hot Tubes with on my bass board ...

And then getting anuvver GR for the guitar board, if I see one cheap enuff (my cut-off for nano's is US$60-65.00)

I’ve got a double muff that I like to voltage sag, maybe give that a whirl too.

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Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

Post by vvv » Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:52 am

kslight wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:08 pm
I’ve got a double muff that I like to voltage sag, maybe give that a whirl too.
Bet that sounds real, eh, dirty. :twisted:

What do you use to drop the voltage?
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Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

Post by kslight » Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:10 pm

vvv wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:52 am
kslight wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:08 pm
I’ve got a double muff that I like to voltage sag, maybe give that a whirl too.
Bet that sounds real, eh, dirty. :twisted:

What do you use to drop the voltage?
My power supply (one spot cs12) has this feature built in but there are also simple DIY projects to build a dying battery sim.

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Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

Post by vvv » Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:43 pm

Ah.

I've seen a pedal that does it somehow- a MXR, I think, where it's a feature ...

Ye olde "White Cliffs of Dover" trick. 8)
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Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

Post by A.David.MacKinnon » Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:56 pm

Does this count as gear? God damn it's fun -

https://www.ioptigan.com/

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Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

Post by kslight » Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:51 pm

A.David.MacKinnon wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:56 pm
Does this count as gear? God damn it's fun -

https://www.ioptigan.com/
Sure does! I admit I forgot about this one. I used to have a real optigan but it barely worked so I got rid of it (not needing another project and all that).

If I were independently wealthy I would buy one of these: https://www.quilterlabs.com/index.php/p ... isc-Player

But $4k seems like a lot to me.

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Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

Post by A.David.MacKinnon » Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:32 pm

Just picked up a Ronroco (baritone charango). Getting my head around the tuning and chord shapes is a challenge but it sure sounds cool.

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Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

Post by losthighway » Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:00 pm

A.David.MacKinnon wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:32 pm
Just picked up a Ronroco (baritone charango). Getting my head around the tuning and chord shapes is a challenge but it sure sounds cool.
That brought me down a wikipedia wormhole.

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Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

Post by A.David.MacKinnon » Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:59 am

losthighway wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:00 pm
A.David.MacKinnon wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:32 pm
Just picked up a Ronroco (baritone charango). Getting my head around the tuning and chord shapes is a challenge but it sure sounds cool.
That brought me down a wikipedia wormhole.
Me too!

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Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

Post by vvv » Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:19 pm

Just got the Ampeg bass opto compressor, and the Pigtronix Philosopher bass compressor v. 2.
Bought both used, in my Quixote-like search for my bass board compressor.

"the charango was traditionally made with the shell from the back of an armadillo"
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Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

Post by A.David.MacKinnon » Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:03 pm

vvv wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:19 pm
"the charango was traditionally made with the shell from the back of an armadillo"
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The hair really pushes the gross factor to 11. Thankfully mine is made of wood

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Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

Post by vvv » Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:34 pm

Dude, it's built-in fuzz!

Also, I think the head is the grossest part ...

(I'll leave the "wood" joke for someone else.)
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Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

Post by losthighway » Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:44 am

A.David.MacKinnon wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:03 pm
The hair really pushes the gross factor to 11. Thankfully mine is made of wood
I was trying to process my disgust at that and remembered when I worked in an instrument shop and the luthier would grind a bone nut and the whole place smelled like death.

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Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

Post by vvv » Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:17 pm

Just took delivery on a used Aerodyne bass.

Came set up with flats and incredible low action, de-tuned and the output jack disconnected. Had to solder the jack, and of course I did it backwards the first time, what made for extra buzz.

Fixt that - what a really nice bass, P/J, beveled, light, fast and low and growly.

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