I think I know what you mean by the "cracked speaker" sound. I like the footswitch too. even though I love the dirty channel. Some times you just gotta play clean. (playing rhythm) A friend of mine NEVER used the clean channel. Even during acoustic sets. LOL
Post by whitey's world on Nov 26, 2007 21:50:35 GMT
There is only maybe 4-5 songs I know i would play clean. I never played an acoustic wired up to an amp. When I use to play with my buds all the tunes we did had to have some growl put to em just to make em sound like we liked it. Back to that cracked speaker sound, once I had this old amp way back and it had a good sound but just needed somethin else, so I gave it somethin, about a dozen or so pencil stabs in both speakers. Gave it that well used and rattled sound I like. As usual I traded that thing for another amp. I bought one of those $20 4 inch amps, First Act, at WalMart a few years back. Solid state with a volume, gain, and tone knob. It didn't get the pencil. It got 4 razor blade rips. I still got that one.
Hey whitey, that was the old way of getting a dirty sound on your amp, before having amps with built in effects or fuzz pedals, yeah. The first that i know of that used this kind of effect's (no one is sure, who was first ?) either Link Wray or Ike Turner, Link wanted a live-dirty type of sound when he was recording his song "The Rumble" Ike Turner's has a similar story with "Rocket 88"
Also i read years ago, to get a echo type of sound/effect, they put their amp into a metal dustbin or metal oil drum, to get the echo effect and it does work/sound
Imaging if you had to carry that with you to a gig , thank god for pedal's, Pod's, built in effect's
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Post by whitey's world on Nov 29, 2007 3:17:16 GMT
I"m gonna try the garbage can thingy on my 4" amp to see if it gets a reverb sound. Ifin somebody don't like my sound I could tell them I'm just a trashy player. Hey maybe put it in a 5 gallon bucket with a lid, shove a tube in the top and make a talk box?
Post by whitey's world on Nov 30, 2007 3:06:40 GMT
I got that idea way back when I read that Dave Davies of The Kinks did it. He had got this amp and just didn't like the sound commin out of it so he fixed it. I think he was the first but not sure if he was. The Kinks have been around a very long time.