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  1. Any idea what pedal is to the left of the Brown Rabbit in the pic with the Blister Agent? It kind of looks like it might be an Effector 13/Devi Ever pedal, but I can't tell for sure.
  2. I checked the Vox showroom website, and they have a AC-4 and AC-10 listed, but no AC-5. As far as I know, Vox hasn't made any lower-wattage tube-based amps in quite a while. Good point, oceanman, there are quite a few 5W Class A amps out there (Swart, etc.), and I know Wilco has used Swart amps in the past (maybe for recording, at the very least for backstage pre-show warm-ups). I was just bemoaning the fact that Vox didn't make one currently.
  3. Good point. I've always been a little surprised that Vox (at least recently, they may have made them in the past) has never made an all-tube lower wattage recording amp based on the AC15/AC30 models. A little ~5 watt all-tube Vox would be pretty awesome.
  4. http://www.voxamps.co.uk/artists/Jeff_Tweedy.asp
  5. I got an Earthquaker Hummingbird recently, really good for choppy tremolo sounds. I don't use the fastest settings, but they can give you some cool ring-mod type sounds. I did notice that it seems to work better, for lack of a better word, with single note playing rather than chords, but I'm still playing around with settings. With regard to Golden Smoghead's question about $100 or cheaper noisemakers, have you tried a Electro-Harmonix Holy Stain? They're kind of neat, although a bit restrictive as far as what effects you can use together (you can't use tremolo with, say, reverb, but you ca
  6. I think another pedal (in the St. Louis pic) is a BJF Honey Bee Overdrive (the gold one with three knobs). I didn't see the Boss DS-1 in that pic, though, although it seems like the Wilco guys rotate pedals in and out of their rigs pretty frequently. I do think it's kind of cool that, in a pedalboard with its fair share of boutique pedals, Pat find a place for a $40 Boss distortion.
  7. Looking through the St. Louis pics, I can make out what I think is a Death by Audio Interstellar Overdrive (the single knob version) and a Crowther Hot Cake, in addition to the Dililog.
  8. If memory serves me correctly, approximately 4 watts of solid state should equal 1 watt of tube. By that reasoning, you would need a 60 W solid state amp. May as well bump it up to 100 watts in that case. The SWR California Blonde is ~200 W (Jeff Tweedy used one for a while on stage), and SWR's Strawberry Blonde runs 90W. Fishman makes an acoustic amp that goes up to 130 W (the Loudbox Performer, I think). You could go with a Roland JC120, that is supposed to offer lots of clean headroom.
  9. I'm assuming that the Core 1 is a solid state amp? Yeah, solid state amps of a certain wattage, for reasons I couldn't explain, are less loud than tube amps of the same wattage. There's also a difference between Class A amps (like the Vox) and Class A/B amps (like the Fender) in that Class A amps at a certain wattage are louder than Class A/B amps of the same wattage. I guess the best way to describe it would be: Class A>>Class A/B>>Soild State Have you thought about just micing the Core amp? Or, if you're looking for a super-clean folk amp, maybe get a higher wattage Fende
  10. I know there's a product called the Third Hand, where you can directly connect an expression pedal to the knob of your choice. Here's a link. http://www.musictoyz.com/guitar/pedals/tip.php
  11. I think the primary difference between the two mostly comes down to how much real estate you want your volume pedal to take up. I don't think that the Junior is that much smaller, but then again I always thought that the regular size VP was a bit on the large side to begin with.
  12. I think that the active vs. passive has to do with the electronics in the guitar...generally, most pickups in electric guitars are passive, so I assume a passive volume control would be the way to go.
  13. Okay, so I got the chance to try out a Reverend Roundhouse HB, and I was pretty impressed. I think they mentioned it on their website, but the Roundhouse is lighter than a traditional Les Paul. It's also more of a flattop than a carved top (at least that was my impresson). In any case, the guitar felt and played really well. The Bass Contour knob is handy, I can see where it'd be pretty versatile. It sounded really good on every setting I tried, heck, it even sounded pretty good unplugged, which is always a good test, I think. They didn't have a Swede in stock, so I couldn't ry that one
  14. Yeah, I've heard the same thing about Epiphones in general. That's the big drawback to them as far as I can tell. I think the Roundhouses are fairly new to the Reverend line. I had been thinking about getting a Reverend Volcano, but I'm not sure I'm a Flying-V type of guy. Thanks for the input and the link, I've read a bunch of reviews about both the Hagstrom and Reverend guitars, and they're mostly positive (esp. with the Reverends). Like I said, there's a guitar store in town that carries them, so hopefully after work today I can stop by and try the Roundhouse out. They sometimes carry
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