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Re: The 2016 Adventure....So Far....
« Reply #90 on: March 15, 2018, 04:50:15 PM »
OK, long time no post. Knees are as good as an old farts knees can be...along with the rest of me.... ;D

Dooley Idea 1 2-28-18_3_MAIN START_5

Here is one of many tracks I have been toying with. This track uses the 2 bass-centric plugins I just posted about in the Other thread.....




I would have used our new .ogg player, but there was too much high end for the .ogg format using the convert I have ATM.  :(

OK, now The list....

Fender Strat & Epi SG guitars thru a B52 AT-100. The amp was run thru a Power Soak and then into a Jet city ISO cab with a 12" Eminence speaker. This is mic'd with a Shure SM 57 & a Behringer B1. The B1 is ran back thru a Berry MIC200 set on Warm. The 57 is ran thru the Fast Track Ultra.  :o

The bass is a new Fender Squire Jaguar with new Dunlop Bright's on it. This is ran thru a Peavey Supreme Amp in the same ISO & Mic setup as above. During "mixdown" I used the MRJC Jr & Brainworx plugins.

The drums are from Jim Dooley, who you can find on You tube. The track I used is....

Groove-Rock-85-BPM-6-30-17-24-bit

You can grab his videos & create some cool tracks, but I like his feel so much I decided to start supporting him last year for $5 a month.  ;D  Doing this allows me better quality audio & a Loop package of each beat, but I mainly use his full tracks and Slice & Dice them as needed. This also helps support a fellow musician in today's world of no-pay.  ;)

This was "mixed" in Reaper 4.78 using Reapers, TDR, Pushtec, and the 2 mentioned bass plugins. This is nothing but one of many daily tracks that I just sit down & do. A ton get trashed because they suck  :P, but some get saved, like this one, for later use.

Anyhoo, I hope ya enjoy the demo of the 2 plugins for Bass Guitar!  8)
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Re: The 2016 Adventure....So Far....
« Reply #91 on: March 15, 2018, 05:39:58 PM »
Excellent work, Smurf, great tune.  :)

Of course, as with all instrumentals, I spent the whole tune making up 'on-the-fly' lyrics...  :P
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Re: The 2016 Adventure....So Far....
« Reply #92 on: March 15, 2018, 06:57:42 PM »
Hey Mr. J, toss them on out there....sing away! I can send ya the stems if ya want.....
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Re: The 2016 Adventure....So Far....
« Reply #93 on: March 15, 2018, 07:53:19 PM »


Fender Strat & Epi SG guitars thru a B52 AT-100

First time I read that I could have sworn it said your amp went up to 100.....
That's, like, 90 more than 10 ;) ;)

How much more black could it be?
None more black lol

Groovy tune....I can see why you'd keep it for later... my kind of thing :)
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Re: The 2016 Adventure....So Far....
« Reply #94 on: March 16, 2018, 05:29:26 AM »
First time I read that I could have sworn it said your amp went up to 100.....

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I had read & heard that B-52 stuff was mostly junk, but I am here to tell ya that is far from the truth! I got this for one heck of a price just because the power light & reverb was out....

This thing has 100 watts of tube tone, 3 channels all voiced slightly different, 3 rectifier positions, and the best part is a patch-bay like FX section. You can plug into your pedal board or pre-amp and then plug into the FX return and it will allow you to use the Power Amp  section by itself AND use the FX Send to use the amps pre-amp section separately.

It was a fun experiment running my Digitech GNX4 into the power amp & recording it with the signal from my DAW, while I was plugged into the Amps pre-amp which was feeding my DI box....which was feeding the DAW. It also makes a great way to "re-amp" a guitar or bass track.

Overall this "junk' amp is great! In the next day or so I am going to pull 2 tubes to drop the power down to 50 or so watts so I can take the Power Soak out of the way. Then I will re-record the tracks & see how they turn out.

If either one of you folks want to jump in & help me finish this track that would be fine with me!
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Re: The 2016 Adventure....So Far....
« Reply #95 on: March 16, 2018, 07:08:52 PM »
Don’t remember hearing about the B-52 gotta look into it . 😀
You get the reverb working ?

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Re: The 2016 Adventure....So Far....
« Reply #96 on: March 16, 2018, 07:36:35 PM »
Here ya go unless you seen it might want a pen and paper lol

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Re: The 2016 Adventure....So Far....
« Reply #97 on: March 17, 2018, 04:10:50 AM »
Hey Agr, I have seen that video, it is a decent one.

When I first got the amp I just placed my old Alesis Nanoverb on there, but now I am experimenting with the Johnson J-Station, Genisis3, and GNX4 in the effects loop....it is great stomping on the Effects Loop and getting a whole new Pre-Amp to rock with!  :P The loop does not like my Vox SE, but with that in front & the GNX4 in the loop I am in stomp box / preamp heaven!  :o  :P  ;D

I pulled 2 tubes out of the B-52 today & removed the Power Soak....lost some of that "cream-e" power amp overdrive  :(, but gained some very cool crunch, especially with the SG.  :)

I also dropped the volume of the Jet City ISO box by about 6db (according to the DB meter on my tablet) by wrapping it in 2 layers on moving blankets & placing it up on a furniture dolly to decouple it from the floor. To plan is to get a sheet of mass loaded vinyl to wrap it in, hopefully soon. That way I can rock out late night without worrying about the neighbors.  ::->

Fun times ATM!  8)
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Re: The 2016 Adventure....So Far....
« Reply #98 on: March 17, 2018, 09:02:38 PM »
Cool ! I don’t see them for sale any where but I see the home page ?

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« Reply #99 on: March 17, 2018, 09:29:32 PM »
They are out there at times, I bought mine from Reverb.com after some wheeling & dealing for $ 90 or120 shipped, I do believe....I bought & sold a few items in that 2 week span. It was a good investment me thinks!

Some folks say that the ATX-100 has a better mid & low end, but I can not comment on that. I am looking at one of the 5 watt Jet City's now. They have a "crunch / old rock" tone I like, plus you can use an EL84 or 6L6 just by changing the tube out, no Bias'ing required...I like the sound of that.
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Re: The 2016 Adventure....So Far....
« Reply #100 on: March 18, 2018, 11:05:28 AM »
I have the jet city 22h and 1/12 cab been thinking about selling it and going with the black star club 40 or 60

But I could find a 52 combo I might try if the price is right ;)

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« Reply #101 on: September 30, 2018, 05:12:45 PM »
OK, Another long time no post....err...post.... ::)

I have been thru a lot of equipment since the last post, the main one trading my GNX4 for a TC Electronics G-Major and swapping a fella thru Craigslist my B52 At-100 for his B52 LS-100....he wanted tubes & I wanted solid state....I am happy with all my pre's tones & just need the power section to drive the ISO cab. Don't get me wrong, the AT-100 is a MONSTER of an amp, and I would buy it again in a min if I was playing out, but sitting here with 1/2 it's power tubes out just seemed to be a waste some how, and this guy rocks out a lot, so.....

I have the full collection of the Joyo "Amp" pedals now that everyone was raving about a few years back,  the AC Tone, American Sound, California Sound, British Sound,  and the Extreme Metal pedal...$100 for all in VERY nice condition. Tho I don't think that they are close to the amps like folks say, the tones ARE useable. You can check what they are modeled after on THIS PAGE

These in combo with the G-Major & Cab Sim box give me a decent DI guitar amp now that has a better feel than straight into the box.......

OK, on to some sound samples. A warning first....


THIS SONG HAS AN R-RATED THEME, YOU MUST BE 18 OR OLDER TO LISTEN TO IT!  )(?

I am NOT joking, a little back story is in order......the guy I swapped B52's with is in to porn....heavy....as in posters of his favorite stars, etc, all over the music room (made me a little scared to touch anything but I digress... :o )

After I got home a cleaned everything REAL well I started jamming, and this song is what came from those jams. The Main Rhythm guitars are the B52 LS-100 DI out from it's speaker comp jack to the G-Major and straight into Reaper. The Bass & Leads are thru the Joyo's into the Power section of the B52, into the ISO box mic'd with a couple new mics (E609 & Gear1 Kick Drum Mic) which went thru the 1820, back out to the G-Major, and then into Reaper. My "newest" alt tuning is Drop C# which I am really liking for the outstanding full sound open chords have, even capoed. Guitars were the SG down tuned,  the Peavey Raptor in Open G for the little slide parts, Jag for the bass & Dobro was BiaB.

I did some....eh...research into Mandy Flores....NO REALLY!  :P  Anyhoo, she is a smart cookie with some contradictions tossed in, and I wanted the song to reflect that.

And once more.....

THIS SONG HAS AN R-RATED THEME, YOU MUST BE 18 OR OLDER TO LISTEN TO IT! BY CLICKING THE PLAYER BELOW YOU AGREE TO THIS AND HOLD NO ONE HERE, INCLUDING THE OWNERS, RESPONSIBLE FOR A BRUSED PSYCHE!

Lyrics attached.

Enjoy!  8)





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Re: The 2016 Adventure....So Far....
« Reply #102 on: September 30, 2018, 06:30:08 PM »
Dang Smurf that was awesome love the slide at the end though it sounded a bit dry compared to rest of the mix sounds almost like an after thought but don’t take me wrong I still like it ;)

I read we’re you said you down tuned though I can’t remember if you meant for this song lol if so your voice works well with it .
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« Reply #103 on: October 01, 2018, 12:16:14 AM »
Nice groove... (no pun intended :P )

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« Reply #104 on: October 01, 2018, 11:50:56 AM »
Thanks guys, and good catch agr.....that was the wrong track, the correct one is up now! And yes, the tuning was C# which put it in F# when I tracked. It did feel comfortable to "sing" in that key for sure.

Ya know, ya get bored and try to spice practice up, so I have been going thru a LOT of tunings. I have a little book that is fun to run thru that has a ton of various tunings..... ;D

I'll attach it to this post for ya..... ;)

Thanks again folks!  8)
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