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albrecht
Junior
Username: albrecht

Post Number: 40
Registered: 8-2005
Posted on Sunday, April 16, 2006 - 12:18 am:   Edit Post

I know that "searchers of the sound" are the laughing stock of the bass-community, but what the heck; were a group of religious fanatics so why should we differ? I really enjoyed reading the "Phil tone"-thread and would like to share my memorable moment with you; it came when I plugged my 4str Epic (stringed with Pyramid Gold Flats) into a 70s Guild Thunderbass amp powering a modrn Epifani 4x10ULcab. The sound mimicked almost to perfection the Phil-sound around autumn 1971 (as exemplified on the fantastic Dicks Picks 35). I dont know why, Im just happy with it. From a sound-psychology-point-of-view it shouldnt be possible (Phil played a totally different LOUD volumes). I guess its a tiny copy of "tube amp driving lots of nice speakers". And the SF2 will probably help to pinpoint the weirder tones on DP35...but for now Im satisfied. I did the same with my Guild Starfire (with Dark Star pickups) but it didnt work as well...it was the Alembic that did it!
the_8_string_king
Intermediate Member
Username: the_8_string_king

Post Number: 137
Registered: 9-2005
Posted on Sunday, April 16, 2006 - 9:25 am:   Edit Post

Religious fanatics? There's no need to be insulting!
albrecht
Junior
Username: albrecht

Post Number: 41
Registered: 8-2005
Posted on Sunday, April 16, 2006 - 9:48 am:   Edit Post

No there is not. Im not aiming at offending. Im all in there, myself! And enjoying it! And having FUN!

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