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Tribute To Elmore on 54/58 conversion and '66 Marshall Bluesbreaker

jrock1

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A bit bored today, so thought I'd try to post this audio clip I made with my 54/58 conversion (acquired from Paul Warren) and my '66 bluesbreaker combo...A not so complete and one take kind of rough version of Clapton's Tribute To Elmore from the early days...I think the tone is there in a way...added some reverb and ran it pretty flat through my LA610 preamp - that's it...rhythm track is the same setup. Pic of guitar and amp below...(and yes for the discerning eye, that's an original Fender '63 2x10 vibroverb on the left...). I hope it's okay in this section, as it is a 54/58 conversion in the mix...moderators/admin, please move if you think it's in the wrong place.

https://soundcloud.com/user289971286/bluesbreaker1

 

WBailey

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Wonderful, wonderful tone and chops !

Enjoy !

Looks like a G.I Paul mate. :dude:

What pickups ?
 

Ed A

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Nailed it! That's the tone right there. Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page.... always love that.
 

bern1

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Nice and close rendition of the classic, hats off!

Curious about what amp settings you used for that...

I've heard that EC dimed all the controls for the Bluesbreakers record....though not the same session, it seems Tribute has pretty beefy gain as well....
 

jrock1

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Thanks, Bern1. I was playing through the High Treble channel on around 8 (out of 10)...treble on about 6, mid on 8, bass on 5, presence on 7. Les Paul on middle position backed off a bit...rhythm pickup on about 9, treble on about 7. Speakers are original cone 20 watt celestion greenbacks from '66...so not fully dimed but close.
 

Topcat

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That sounds great. You certainly can tell a 'Paul Warren' played guitar by the DNA above the low E string. Great combination jrock1. Things are good in your world.
Terry
 

bern1

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Thanks, Bern1. I was playing through the High Treble channel on around 8 (out of 10)...treble on about 6, mid on 8, bass on 5, presence on 7. Les Paul on middle position backed off a bit...rhythm pickup on about 9, treble on about 7. Speakers are original cone 20 watt celestion greenbacks from '66...so not fully dimed but close.

Thanks, sounds about what I would expect. I can appreciate you being careful with the speakers. Nice amp too of course!
Cheers,
Bernie
 

Anje

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Fantastic setup, that LP looks fabulous (and has real nice provenance! :) )
 

jrock1

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where is that?

I think MapleFlame is referring to the '60 Burst at CME in that thread in this section...I agree in that that guitar through that reissue Marshall sounds ratty sounding ...not sure if it's the guitar, the amp or the combination...the overdrive sound to my ears is not very appealing. Now, the tone of the '60 in the Josh Smith thread, granted he's got a pedal in the mix...but that sounds fantastic...of course, I'm thinking anything Josh Smith played through would sound amazing...
 
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