Sunday, July 08, 2007

God of thunder

I have replaced the charred remains of my old bass amp with this cute little thing. It can provide “Richter-measured rumble” apparently — always comes in handy.

6 Comments:

Blogger Unrelenting Tedium said...

I am not sure how you will squeeze a silky tone out with so few knobs. Just as well you have that blue board thing on the ground. Speaking of which, it's not often that a request for reverb is met with a look of world-weary you-don't-realise-how-much-work-that-will-take
but that is what i got last week. Usually it's more along the lines of "sure" or "I don't have any reverb".

8/7/07 18:42  
Blogger gigglewick said...

If the manufacturer is to be believed, scuff resistance is clearly an under-rated feature in amps....and it certainly looks robust enough to rest a hamburger/beer on.

8/7/07 19:02  
Blogger silky-D said...

I am still mastering my knobs. But I want it on the record that I was able to deliver reverb within a suitable timeframe. And look who's getting all bullish and competitive about equipment now that he has the newfound confidence behind him that only the feel of green leather can bring.
Congraulations P-man, I am surely not the first to note from the manufacturers guff that it ''kicks like a mule''. I'm sure it also wails like a hinny.

9/7/07 10:42  
Blogger Paddy said...

Plenty of tonal variety in just a handful of knobs (is “a handful of knobs” another contender for a badge slogan?). But then, all you need, really, is a bass control on 10, volume on 10 and everything else on 0. But tone wasn't the reason I went for the Tech 21: it was the scuff resistance.

A kick like a mule? Apparently it is a workhorse with a kick like a mule: these advertising people do like their equine similes.

9/7/07 11:09  
Anonymous Jimbo said...

I am looking forward to seeing the first public outing of all the new gear later this month. However, I can't help but feel that if you had a roady such as this techno-genius, http://williamkamkwamba.typepad.com/ williamkamkwamba/
you guys would have reverb hotkeyed and equipment never needing replacement. There is also the possibility that your amps could become solar- or dynamo-powered.

10/7/07 09:54  
Blogger silky-D said...

he certainly is an impressive fellow. Inspired by William, I am knocking up a giant driftwood tower this weekend to get us through the Barleycorn gig. Although I do worry it looks a little too 'wicker man'. Wouldn't want any violent, naked, pagan chicks to show up and start seducing our guests...

13/7/07 14:05  

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