6.20.2006

Allow me to geek out here for a moment...

(This is for the gear geeks like Ian that occasionally read BE)

How much do I love my new amp right now? Lots. Especially now that I've started acting like a real musician and getting gear....

Now, instead of an acoustic and a tuner, run directly into a PA...



...I am running my vintage 1962 Kent with one original pickup and augmented with one Duncan pick-up replacement...


...through my vintage Ibanez PH10 Bi-Mode Phaser...



...and my new Boss DS-1 Distortion pedal...



...into my Vintage Traynor Guitar Mate tube amp...



...which has foot switchable reverb and tremelo built in.

So, since I'm new to this "musician" thing, I'm still learning to use it all. But Simon (my guitar player) is a gear snob, and he admitted this weekend that he was a bit jealous of my rig now. So, I feel really good about it's potential. And therefore, mine.

Oh, and the amp's reverb sounds almost EXACTLY like the guitars you hear on both Interpol CD's.
YES!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Embrace your geekness! Live it! Love it!

me said...

NERD!

Ian C. said...

sweet interpol. some of the best rigs i've known and loved have been the simplest. i tossed all my digital effects last year for an almost-straight-to-the-amp path and the difference was night and day. there's dimension to everything now.

no more excuses...next show (in toronto) i'm there. and i swear i won't get drool on the amp. :-)

brokenengine said...

HAHA drool all you like!

Sadly, the good amp only slightly masks the fact that I don't know what I'm doing.

Ian C. said...

but distortion can hide the rest! :-) and if you look like you know what you're doing everyone buys it anyways.