I play everything through the AxeFX now, so I can easily switch between amp types and speaker types, using custom IR files of my own cabinets with JBLS and various other speakers ... lately I've been liking V30s through an Orange 4X12 cabinet.
Speaking of Gilmour ... here's a brief recording a guy named Jocce in Spain did playing through the AxeFX Ultra direct along to some backing tracks. I have his preset for that somewhere ... he used a James Tyler strat into a HiWatt amp block and a 4X12 Engl cabinet block IR loaded with Celestion V30s. Digitally, of course! I'd say he has that tone pretty well knocked!
deepelem wrote:Hi Vic ..... do you mind if I ask you a couple of quick questions .. going back to your pup choices in the Walker .. which is an amzing piece of work by the way .. I started an earlier thread touching on exploring pickup choices to get different sounds out of a Tiger I am having made and you hit on pretty much what I was wanting to find out when you described the range of sounds you can get from the Walker. I don't have a problem with putting non Jerry pups in my Tiger as long as I can get Jerry tone somewhere in there. I am listening now to Roosevelt Stadium 73' and that is a tone I'd be happy to be with ... as well as the 80's JGB .. Can you get that from your middle pickup.
Also .. can you get a Dave Gilmour Comfortably Numb tone out of your combination .. I can see where the Gibson tones are coming from and I was considering a humbucker in the neck .. but you have one in the bridge as well.
Last quick question .. if I may .. . Do you play the Walker through the E/K 120,s ... or do you find they are too clear and sharp to get that Gibson sleaze .. ( for want of a better word!) ... do you use other speakers like the classic Celestions as well.
The whole aim is NOT to have my Tiger as a one trick pony .. but to be able to cover a range of classic tones ..
Cheers ... Brian