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Bad Cat Hot Cat 100R Custom Shop-clippage
Old 10th February 2008
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Bad Cat Hot Cat 100R Custom Shop-clippage

Took me forever to get this much, but had a good time overcoming technophobia.

SoundClick artist: North Crest Music - page with MP3 music downloads

2003 Hot Cat 100R Custom Shop, '73 Ampeg SVT 8X10 with CTS AlNiCos
SM58 Beta, M-Audio ProjectMix I/O, Poortools M-Powered.

Ibanez AF105NT
Old 10th February 2008
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While my playing is a tribute to StSanders Shreds overdubs, I'm attempting to demonstrate how well the amp cleans up just from the attack.

No volume knob adjustment except for the end fade.

Just added another clip using my '93 Strat Plus ( Gold Lace Sensors )
Mid and Bridge PU. Hot Cat 100R Clean Channel, tone 7:00, Volume @ 1:00, amp reverb @ 11:00

SoundClick artist: North Crest Music - page with MP3 music downloads
Old 10th February 2008
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I like the Ibanez clip.....sounds crisper than the Strat.

That amp cab puts out some serious sounds behind the Cat.
Old 10th February 2008
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Well the Strat Plus can sound absolutely wicked through the OD channel too, getting all those overtones in a different flavor.

What gets most people who've heard this set-up up close is the amount of highs
that come through even though I'm using the SVT 8X10 with the original CTS AlNiCo's.

The depth of the cabinet gives me all kinds of bottom, far more than the clips indicate.
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Didn't you get that wicked custom Vintone cab a while back?

Wait a minute............OK, here we go......

https://www.gearslutz.com/board/attac...-right.jpg.jpg

Love to hear the Ibanez through that........unless, of course, you are using to serve coffee on for your important guests.
Old 10th February 2008
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I'll have to try something through the Vintone 2X12.

The hard stuff can be blistering through the Vintone due to the efficiency of
the speakers. If you can imagine, the 2X12 is 1/3 louder than the SVT 8X10 cab
and the SVT cab actually gives me the bottom whomp missing from the open back 2X12.

Trying to get one of my buddies to come over so you can hear a real guitar player
through this set-up.
Old 24th February 2008
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Well I managed to try some tracking with the Hot Cat 100R through my Vintone 2X12
using my new '85 Les Paul Studio Standard.

AT4050 (-10), DAV BG-1 (pad engaged) , line in to PMIO

SoundClick artist: North Crest Music - page with MP3 music downloads

No EQ, comp or anything, played through the clean channel at about 1:00 volume.

Tone on the second notch up from the bottom.
Slight Reverb on 11:00

Again you hear how responsive the amp is to attack. but the OD at this volume
setting goes into more of a crunch than in the OD channel.

Playing is rough as usual.

My ear is toast, but got something down at least.
Old 24th February 2008
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I like this tone the best of the three samples you've posted.....but then with this LP/Cat/Vintone combo you get a bit of a head start over the rest of us on this long road to Guitar Tone Heaven.
Old 24th February 2008
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I'm sure things would sound better if I could actually play the guitar.

I'm already suffering from this small amount of exposure and what's left of my
hearing can't take the punishment.

It's frustrating because I can't get anything worthwhile done without over exposure
to sound.
Old 25th February 2008
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I messed around some more this morning and while I didn't record anything, I did find that the SVT cab brings out the best in my Ibanez hollowbody driving it harder while still being able to favorably control feedback.

The added power and clarity of the Vintone cab does better with the solid body LP and Strat.

Even so, I can play through the SVT with balls to the walls tones at a comfortable volume, so both cabs have their merit.
Old 2nd March 2008
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Took a few shots of the rig and recorded some new clips.


Also have some vids to load up to YouTube, but I'm cursed by 2.6kb dial-up so it'll
take a while.
Old 2nd March 2008
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I like that Ibanez....reminds me of my Joe Pass Epi which I NEVER should have sold.

Ah, but life is just a carousel.......and what goes around comes back around.
Old 2nd March 2008
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Well the camera mic was getting slammed, but you'll get an idea of the sound.

YouTube - Want My Country Back

Will add more as they get uploaded, taking forever.

Thanks to Johnny Tsak for sitting in to show off this kit
with a bit more grace and talent.

SoundClick artist: North Crest Music - page with MP3 music downloads

Johnny demos his new guitar made of a single piece of Brazilian Mahogany
doing some ACDC
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfViaFGb2Do

And finally a bit of Jimi http://soundclick.com/share?songid=6323014
Old 2nd March 2008
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OK...that dude can PLAY.

Amps sound good too.
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