morte73 wrote:very nice! What did you use to record?
Billbbill wrote:yea, and maybe a tad more mid or bottom - now I'm gettin picky
playingdead wrote:Thanks, man ...
our rhythm guitarist was missing for most of that show on Saturday,.
playingdead wrote:There's a huge waiting list for the Egnater stuff, but I scored one pre-owned. Modules are generally available, though; I have the T/D (Twin/Deluxe), as well as a COD (Boogie), SL2 (Marshall), EG5 (Two Rock/Dumble), and just got a Vox and Bassman, too. Tone heaven!
For the folks here unfamiliar with the concept, it's basically a tube preamp with four slots for modules. Each module is a circuit board with a pair of 12AX7 (V1 and V2) tubes, plus various caps and resistors. Bruce Egnater designs and modifies each module until he gets it as close as possible to the "real" amp, and they are very close, indeed. Swap a module in about five seconds and it's like a completely different amp. And with four modules, with two channels each, it's eight different amps in two rack spaces.
This is the T/D module:
I'm also trying to talk to them about doing some mods on a T/D to get even closer to Jerry's tone. Just like on a real Twin, you could start swapping pieces to change the tone, like Bruce does on the different modules; they are all very different when you look at them.
The chassis has a pair of 12AX7 tubes in it, as well. It's like a modeling amp, but all tubes, no digital simulation. Egnater licensed the concept to Randall, but their version is built in China and Bruce's is hand-made here in the US with better components.
I also rackmounted my pedals, but on a sliding tray. I'm really happy with how the GCX has cleaned up the tone on everything. I didn't expect that big a difference.
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