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 #155037  by MattMan
 Fri Dec 30, 2016 12:56 pm
Added the Maestro Mod to my Twin (thank you Mike!).

Playing my new axe, modded 1978 Ibanez MC200, with mods completed by Leo from ScarletFire Guitars: https://www.facebook.com/ScarletFire-Gu ... 326159429/


http://www.mcole-psy.com/images/MattMan_MC200.jpg

Tone: Super II (middle, single coil) > Wald TPC-1 > Twin (Maestro Mod) > MC2100 > K120


https://youtu.be/_buBR3l-vRI?t=2m50s
 #155093  by gratefulredhead
 Tue Jan 03, 2017 1:55 pm
MattMan wrote:Added the Maestro Mod to my Twin (thank you Mike!).

Playing my new axe, modded 1978 Ibanez MC200, with mods completed by Leo from ScarletFire Guitars: https://www.facebook.com/ScarletFire-Gu ... 326159429/

Nice!! It sounds really sweet. And your playing is great! Thanks for sharing. I'd love to jam with you sometime!


http://www.mcole-psy.com/images/MattMan_MC200.jpg

Tone: Super II (middle, single coil) > Wald TPC-1 > Twin (Maestro Mod) > MC2100 > K120


https://youtu.be/_buBR3l-vRI?t=2m50s
 #155437  by kurt eye
 Sat Jan 28, 2017 10:07 am
Searing75 wrote:I too was using the Carvin DCM200L, and while it performs very admirably, it has that plink sound. I keep it as my backup amp. I bought a McIntosh MC50, and now have full, sweet highs,and no more plinky crap! It's more than enough amp, and will fill small to some medium sized rooms without micing.

I played an SMS -> Carvin DCM200L combo set up for about a year. I was thinking I was going to be sticking with that setup for quite a few years until I scored a nice refurbished MC250 on ebay for an excellent price. To my ear, going from the Carvin to the Mac was similar to going from a stock speaker to a JBL as far as imparting a fat punch to the tone. I'm still getting used to it. I love to pick the low strings hard to get that fantastic rubber band snap and clipping. My playing has definitely changed a little in response.
 #155531  by JustinJohn
 Tue Feb 07, 2017 9:43 am
So many great players and clips of music on here! I'm honored to be amongst such groovy folks. :smile: :smile: :smile:

I haven't setup my rig at home for a while, and yesterday found me firing it up to try and figure out a problem I was experienceing at a show on Saturday night -- I'm guessing it was an issue with stage power in the venue; I couldn't reproduce the problem. It wouldn't be the first time...

Anyway, Here's a short video of some noodling thru most of my effects. I'm on the middle pickup, single coil the whole time except when I kick the TruTron on and riff on FOTM, there I'm using the neck pickup single coil. My volume knob is about half-way down the whole time.

If you're curious about my equipment, click HERE.

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 #155542  by kurt eye
 Tue Feb 07, 2017 6:52 pm
Great playing and tone. Those D-120s in your rig sound killer. That guitar is not too shabby sounding either.
 #156206  by MattMan
 Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:30 am
13 minute medley of my Jerry tone from a recent gig, 3.31.2017, April Fool's Eve, with samples from Dark Star > Bird Song, Scarlet > Fire, Sugar Mag.

Ibanez MC200 (Scarlet Fire Mod) > Wald TPC-2 > Twin (Maestro Mod) > Tubes/MosValve > K120s.

Dark Star and Bird Song are Twin Tubes.
Scarlet, Fire, and Sugar Mag are MosValve.



FYI--this is clean--no additional overdrive added (except of course where I kick in the OD-1 clone or the MXR+ Series 2000). Thus, Wald has really nailed the Jerry tone that we're looking for with the Maestro where we can get that choice natural clipping with just the Twin and a clean signal. Yummy!!
 #156212  by waldo041
 Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:53 am
I especially love the thickness and sustain you can achieve when you play below the 12th fret, good stuff! And if i am correct, you are not playing at ear bleeding levels in that small venue but still can get that clip.

~waldo
 #156213  by MattMan
 Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:04 pm
waldo041 wrote:I especially love the thickness and sustain you can achieve when you play below the 12th fret, good stuff! And if i am correct, you are not playing at ear bleeding levels in that small venue but still can get that clip.

~waldo
Correct, and to be honest, I used the K120s just to save my back, but I should have used the E120s because the Maestro really "needs" them. Volume is the same with the E120s--I used them at the last gig where I had a full dinner crowd right in front of me and nobody was running for cover!
 #156215  by hippieguy1954
 Tue Apr 04, 2017 4:00 am
Great playin and killer tone, MattMan! You guys are sounding great. The Waldo Maestro nails it. Ended my searching for "the tone". Thanks again, Mike! Hope to get some clips up of my new band soon. :smile:
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