mijknahs wrote:Johnny Boy - It is easy to get my MC50 into clipping/distortion with normal amp settings. Anything past 12:00 on the Mac seems to get pretty dirty (and the cones are popping out).
You can prolly guess I have pushed the Mc50 to some brinks, but I don't get that type of distortion. But you are right, the MC50 does clip rather easily, and it sounds familiar to Jerry at a reasonable volume. I think you were on the right track mentioning the speakers along with the amp. And Like strum mentioned, the mic too can burn a bit all layering this sound. This does not seem to be very straight forward Mac clipping according to my equip, but who knows. I would describe the mac clip like a "buzz" rather than a "crunch". But That buzz is a layer of his overall tone for sure. I can see/hear how that is a part of his cleaner tones in other years, but this song in particular seems way crunchier without a OD pedal and preamp clipping. interesting and fun discussion.