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 #129370  by JustinJohn
 Sun Jun 23, 2013 6:14 pm
Here's a couple videos showcasing Jerry tone with and without a McIntosh MC250. In these videos my Guitar, the Twin Reverb, and the JBL cab are identical.
*Notable differences are: In the first video I was using an Ibanez TS9 (with analogMan silver mod) as an always-on 'grit' effect - I'm not using this in the second video.
In the second video I have a Waldo TPC-1 pedal first in line acting as my fx-loop. Also a couple different pedals in there (Klon and OC2)...
Other differences are camera (iphone) positioning and composition of the floor (wood vs carpet).

This first video is from March 2012, just after I got my super2s and sds1 installed (signal path: Guitar > pedals > Twin pre and pwr > JBL cab)



This second video is recent - June 2013 - just after getting the MC250 setup in my rig - playing a bit of 'Crazy Fingers' (signal path: Guitar > pedals > Twin pre > MC250 > JBL cab)



...and some more Jerry-riffing also from June 2013



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 #129387  by TRG
 Mon Jun 24, 2013 6:36 am
Can hear the difference with the mac immediately on those first couple notes...love that mac sound. Great playing as well! Are you using Es or Ks in the cab?
 #129399  by PaulJay
 Mon Jun 24, 2013 6:52 pm
Hey Justin, Is there a buffer installed in the guitar in either video or only a pedal in the second video? Crazy fingers sounds amazing too. Thanks, Paul
 #129410  by JustinJohn
 Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:08 pm
PaulJay wrote:Hey Justin, Is there a buffer installed in the guitar in either video or only a pedal in the second video? Crazy fingers sounds amazing too. Thanks, Paul
Thanks Paul!

My TPC-1 buffer is in the Pedal (first in my fx chain) built by Waldo. It's the exact same buffer that John K, Jeff M, and many others have installed in their guitar, and that pedal also serves as my fx loop. I'm having a guitar made in the near future that I plan having Waldo's buffer in the guitar properly.

=)
 #129517  by tigerstrat
 Wed Jun 26, 2013 1:05 pm
I think you will always hear the difference between tube and SS amps. The comparison I am most interested in is McIntosh vs other SS makes like QSC, Ashly, Crest, Yorkville, etc.