KuruPrionz Posted February 17 Share Posted February 17 4 hours ago, The Real MC said: I found a circuit online that switches the impedance of a 16 ohm 4x12 from 16 to 8 (stereo or mono) to 4 ohms using three TRS switching jacks, it really works. I needed them 1) Mesa-Boogie supplies 4/8ohm taps but not 16 ohm, 2) the Fender DSR only has a 4 ohm tap, 3) I have a Vox Valvetronix 2x60w stereo amp that I like to try with the cabinets. A stock Marshall 1960A/B 4x12 is 16 ohm and while it is safe to run on the 8 ohm tap, I wanted a 4 ohm configuration to hear what the M/B Lonestar really sounded like with matched impedance. It's almost if M/B went to that trouble to prevent players from coupling the Marshall with their amps, that M/B Lonestar sounds great with the Marshall cabinets especially one loaded with greenbacks. True about picks. I used to be in a band that covered some AC/DC and I covered the rhythm. I switched to extra heavy picks for those songs, they make a difference. My Martin 12-string doesn't sound right with anything but a thin pick. Now that you mention it that is an option with the smaller amps if I use 8ohm mono, which is just 2x12. The odd man out is the tweed Harvard which is only 10w, I don't dare try to push 2x12 with that. Yeah one man's trash is another man's treasure. Sometimes a copy guitar just works in the right hands. My Tele is a parts mutt, the neck and body are the only authentic Fender parts yet it plays/sounds great. My guitar playing brother is a diehard LP player and he likes my Tele enough that he would like to find one. I tried piles of Teles but still haven't found one like mine. I used to have a vintage tweed Harvard. It sounded good with the stock speaker, cranked up high. I never tried another speaker. Both my Strat and my Tele are "screwdriver guitars", both have wide, fat Warmoth necks with maple boards. I scalloped the Strat neck. Both have EMG pickups, the Strat has just the neck and the bridge and a 3 way switch. I like the sound of the 2 outside pickups better than the other combinations with the middle pickup. Both guitars have an EMG SPC, it boosts the midrange and tapers off the trebles just a bit. Great sound, I like both guitars a lot, built them myself. I don't think there is a Fender part of any kind in either of them. Doesn't matter, just a name. Good stuff is good stuff. Quote It took a chunk of my life to get here and I am still not sure where "here" is. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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