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hey irv78,
very nice rig! but what's that 'footswitch' you're using there?

Looks like a Little Lehle - they make great pedals.

http://www.lehle.com/frameset.php?country=us&lang=en


65 Bandmaster 2x12 combo; 65 Tremolux w/ 2x10 cab; 65 Showman head with 2-12 Bandmaster Cab; 74 Princeton; 77 Princeton Reverb
Dr. Z Mini Z + 1x12 Cab
Various Telecasters and noise-making pedals
Farfisa Compact Duo

sonni wrote:

hey irv78,
very nice
rig!
but what's that 'footswitch' you're using there?

Yes, nedorama (btw your Bandmaster combo turned out awesome!) is right, it's a Lehle pedal. In fact it's a 'Lehle Parallel L'

I use it to counteract the volume loss from the tank. I turn the mix on the tank on full and use the Lehle to blend the original guitar signal with the reverberated signal from the tank. And what's also cool is that I can set the volume of the send and return signal, so I can overdrive the front of the tank just a little to add some hair to the sound.

I think it also increases the dynamics because the unaltered dry guitar signal practically bypasses the tank and goes straight to the amp (of course mixed with lots of verb! Big Grin

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thanks Irv - very happy as well; JD Newell makes great cabs. It's also fun to watch people do a double take on it. Still have the original head cabinet, which I may use more now that I have my 64-65 Bandmaster back with speakers wired up and tilt back legs on it...

Really like your setup. I may have to start saving for an outboard reverb...


65 Bandmaster 2x12 combo; 65 Tremolux w/ 2x10 cab; 65 Showman head with 2-12 Bandmaster Cab; 74 Princeton; 77 Princeton Reverb
Dr. Z Mini Z + 1x12 Cab
Various Telecasters and noise-making pedals
Farfisa Compact Duo

Got my cab back yesterday, wired up with Warehouse G12C speakers:
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Will be breaking in the Warehouse G12C's this weekend, both with the Showman head as well as the Dr. Z Mini Z. Have a show on 10/7, so want to get them well broken in by then.

Caveats: Yes, I know my grill cloth isn't the best; this was my first attempt but wanted to get them speakers in and broken in. Since the rest of the tolex on the Showman head and the Bandmaster cab is fairly "road worn," I'll worry about it when I re-tolex head and cab and re-do the grill cloth. Big thing is that the front baffle now has wood touching the wood cleats inside the cabinet - no more grill cloth in-between, so that should help. Haven't put in insulation or batting; will see how it sounds without first.

On the grill cloth, I'm guessing it's also something you get better at with practice... looks like I need to practice more!


65 Bandmaster 2x12 combo; 65 Tremolux w/ 2x10 cab; 65 Showman head with 2-12 Bandmaster Cab; 74 Princeton; 77 Princeton Reverb
Dr. Z Mini Z + 1x12 Cab
Various Telecasters and noise-making pedals
Farfisa Compact Duo

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Last edited: May 19, 2012 12:19:14

1965 SHOWMAN ~ 1963 FENDER JAGUAR ~ 1962 FENDER REVERB (w/new cover)

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Last edited: May 19, 2012 14:00:39

1964 Dual Showman and my George Tomsco signed Jazzmaster...YUMMY

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Matt "tha Kat" Lentz
Otto and the Ottomans: 2014-
The Coconauts surf band: 2009-2014
www.theamazingcoconauts.com
Group Captain and the Mandrakes 2013
http://www.gcmband.com/
The Surfside IV: 2002-2005, 2008-2009
the Del-Vamps: 1992-1999, 2006-2007
http://www.dblcrown.com/delvamps.html

This is a pretty Drool -inducing crop of pics lately!

Mike

http://www.youtube.com/morphballio

65 Showman, my 6G15 clone that I built, one of my Tele's that I build & my 86 MIK Squier Strat.
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Otto & The Ottomans
Kennedy Custom Guitars

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My Tone King Meteor II 740A and '67 Gibson Melodymaker/SG, have not been able to top this combo lately.

Last edited: Jun 14, 2012 21:57:54

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New Main Rig

My "Main Squeeze", Christine, posing with my "Main Rig":

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*Dick B.
The Aquatudes
http://www.aquatudes.com
http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Aquatudes/107419619521

Last edited: Jun 23, 2012 07:12:36

longboarder: Your image did not work, please re-post. Also, where in CT are you? I live in Danbury currently. If you ever want to jam, let me know! I also play drums and bass.

I posted a link can you get to it now?

Nope, you've gotta upload the image to a host like Photobucket or Flickr and then you can post the picture.

The Phantomatics on Facebook
The Phantomatics on ReverbNation
The Phantomatics on Bandcamp

Thanks guys, the pics will hopefully be up in the next hour. Sorry for the delay.. Rob..

http://photobucket.com/RobsCustomGear1

Last edited: Jun 23, 2012 07:10:53

Hi everybody, here are some pics of my main and only rig...
Fender CIJ Jazzmaster with Lollar PUs and 250k pots into the floorboard routing as follows: polytune mini, love squeeze compressor then out to the 6g15 clone with TAD pan. back into the board into the Tiki bar, a DIY tremolo, then to the big kahuna channel switcher, also DIY. The switcher can either send signal to output A and/or B or C, A and B also have a loop which contains a blues pro overdrive and a MEK Fuzz, the grey box on the left side is the DC distributor. The signal then goes via a multicore cable to the stagebox on the back of the amp, here the DC power is also connected.
Then three cables go to the inputs of the Amp, it´s a audioampco black n tweed super amp, from a great ampbuilder here in my area. It has three channels, A and B are based on a tweed deluxe, C is based on a super reverb. It has a huge sound and lots of additional settings. If you are intereseted I can tell you about it... the amp has up to 45W into 2x10" alnico speakers. so enough of the bla bla, here are the pics! LoeD

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here comes the WEST SAMOA SURFER LEAGUE

Last edited: Jun 28, 2012 02:38:56

Hello all,
The rig I am currently using
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I am currently using a parts-caster I assembled, a Fender Champion 600 reiusse, a Fender reissue reverb unit and a Carl Martin Surf Trem pedal.

The guitar has a Mighty Mite swamp ash body. I have a set of Fender 57/62 pickups with CTS pots and an old CLR 3 way. Using a .1uf cap. The neck is from an 1989 Fender American. I have not done any mods to the amp or the reverb unit. I did replace the tubes in the amp with Raytheon tubes. I swapped out the tubes in the reverb unit to RCA for the 12AT7 and 12AX7. Then swapped to put in an RCA 6k6.

I forgot, I do run the Champion through the 1x15 speaker cab.

I play at home thses days and this rig works fine.

Thanks to the instructions Brian wrote about how to post pictures I got this one up here. Thanks Brian.

Talk to you later,
Norm

Last edited: Jul 01, 2012 01:08:52

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