Now that you've built your sound...

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Now that you've built your sound...

Post by CurtissRobin »

...and your 18 watt amp sounds so-o-o-o good, what are the three (PLE-E-E-E-EAZE, only three) best sounding songs that you play? I'd like to give people who have not yet been assimilated a sense of what our lovely little monster does.
My three are (for this morning, anyway).
Vehicle -- The Ides of March (1969)
Tush -- ZZ Top (1975)
Heart Attack and Vine -- Tom Waits (1980)

I figured that we've talked enough about the equipment so we should talk a little about the reason the equipment exists, eh?

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Post by keith71 »

I love my 18watt for playing Jimi Hendrix "Hey baby",, but I like most improvisation in different style from funk to african soukous, manden, blues, reggae with this little tone monster.
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Usually something by ACDC. By something I mean every ACDC lick/song that comes to mind :)

Sometimes some Chuck Berry on 'roids and a few times some Country licks.
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Post by davent »

I'd say I'm a much better solder slinger then a guitar slinger but i do like the way Mississippi Queen has started to sound in the past couple days. And like JohnnyCrash said anything AC/DC, pick up the guitar hit a chord or note and what... it's the beginning of something AC/DC has done.

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Post by dotfret »

When the tone takes me -

I'm Just Your Fool , Little Walter
Murdering Blues , Robert Nighthawk (there's a nice Johnny Winter version)
John, Ain't It Hard , Taj Mahal
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Don't take me alive -SD
Green earrings -SD
Sympathy for the devil -Stones
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Post by Bulatovic »

Gary Moore has recorded Eyesight To The Blind from his Close As You Get album using Orange Tiny Terror and coupled it with a Marshall 2061X with its 2x12 combo - but i'm sure you can get there with a 18w as well.

http://www.box.net/shared/u27lbu9ufk
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Post by Ripstich »

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Rollingstone or CatFish Blues
Love Struck Baby

Played on a Gretsch Corvette, with megatron's, Then I haven't even gotten to my my favs with the 335 with the 3X P90's, the Hohner, LP the Strat, Tele etc. To many variables with so many guitars.

Can we raise the Bar, how about three tunes per guitar? Livin in Vegas you have to raise and call. (LOL)
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lets just start with a set of 809´s and work backwards

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Post by Colin_D »

honky-tonk woman
la grange
cowboy song

...and any ac/dc, as has been stated already.
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Post by leslie »

To make you feel my love (tremolo)/B.Dylan
Graceland/P.Simon
Two Trains/L.Feat

Anyway, it just amplifies what you have inside.
that way it is easier to notice when you have nothing

And there goes ,...where is soldering iron,damn Rk and Ck I'll get you! and those tubes cccc,I'm gonna by me some Amperex stuff on ebay...
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Post by Rich_S »

Time the Avenger (Pretenders)
Synchronicity II (Police)
Precious Time (Pat Benetar)

For more insights, see my new thread: http://www.18watt.com/modules.php?name= ... ic&t=21424
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La, la, laaaa... la-la, la, la!

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Post by RocksOff »

Ah... so many sound great on these things.

Mr Big - Free
Jailbreak - AC/DC
Bitch - Rolling Stones

all played on my Firebird. That guitar was MADE for these amps.
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1 In Memory of Elizabeth Reed
2 Because we've ended as lovers
3 Good Day for the Blues
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Post by conger »

Bulatovic wrote:Gary Moore has recorded Eyesight To The Blind from his Close As You Get album using Orange Tiny Terror and coupled it with a Marshall 2061X with its 2x12 combo - but i'm sure you can get there with a 18w as well.

http://www.box.net/shared/u27lbu9ufk
I didn't know that Gary Moore recorded it with a Tiny Terror. I am sure he would sound great through anything. However, you can hear the fuzziness at the start of that track and then throughout that is characteristic of the the TT. Sometimes that lends a nice edge to the sound but other times it sounds just too fuzzy. Same with a lot of Rory Galagher through his Vox's.

Shame he didn't use an 18Watt.
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Post by rjgtr »

Gee Just about any classic Rock works.

Any Bad Company seems like a great choice.
Any Duane Allman (Slide sounds great on an 18watt)

Hmm ... So how about -

All Right Now Bad Company
Don't Keep Me Wondering Allman Brothers
Aqualung Jethro Tull
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