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KingCrimson's Orange TMB Photos

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Thanks to Jeff Swanson for building my cabinet, and Nik for the TMB kit.

And thanks to everyone helping me here at 18watt.com.

I named it Citru-Tone because I live in Florida, the amp's orange, and also notice it says "TRU-TONE" after the CI. And by the way, it's a tangerine on there - NOT an orange, so Orange Amps can't sue :twisted:

Anyway, I'll take better photos later, but here it is for now.

And oh, it's quiet as can be......when it's supposed to be anyhow.
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Awesome! Good job!
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very nice looking.. i bet it has a 'Juicy" tone..

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KC,
I'm inspired. What a great color combination. I'm sure it sounds as good as it looks. Tell us about any "Mods" that it has. Besides the TMB , that is.

I've watched the "J. Beck" video at least ten times today. MAN!!! He blows ( by Blows) me away. I saw him live in the seventies with Bogart and Appice and also Jan Hammer.
On the video I notice a few things.
#1 no pick
#2 what control he has . It made me dig out my whammy and screw it on my Strat.
#3 love that rack on the drums.
#4 great musicians

If you are a Jeff Beck fan, I have some trivia for you. In the eightties , there was a movie starring Danny Devito and Gov Ahnowld entitled, "Twins". When they are in the club dancing, Look at the guitar player in the country band. The guy with the goofus cowboy hat. Yep , that's our boy. I saw it first in the theater, and jumped up and pointed, "That's Jeff Beck." My wife had to pull me back down and "Shush" me.
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Post by tbone »

Very nice . 8)

Very nice guitars too.I have a transparent teal USA Deluxe Fat Strat .
The humbucker in the bridge is so cool.



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""""The guy with the goofus cowboy hat. Yep , that's our boy. I saw it first in the theater, and jumped up and pointed, "That's Jeff Beck." My wife had to pull me back down and "Shush" me. """"

That was funny... . That clip of JB was awesome!! I have a few videos of him playing,never had a chance to see him live yet.


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What do you think of the sound with Cane grill cloth? Does it affect the high end? What speakers are you using?
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Coco wrote: Does it affect the high end? What speakers are you using?
I had a M/B Studio 22 with cane grille cloth and it didn't affect the speaker response.
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Coco wrote:What do you think of the sound with Cane grill cloth? Does it affect the high end? What speakers are you using?
I've got 2 G12H30's in the thang. To be honest with you, I haven't had a chance to unleash the volume yet because I live in an apartment, but I will this weekend at a friend's house. I HAVE cranked the volume on both channels at the same time without playing to see if there's any squealing and such, but there's not so far.........only the expected residual speaker hiss.

And LeeMo, yes, the Jeff Beck video is pretty scary. He seems to have changed his style into a sort of launching of more abstract palettes of tone and dynamics. It's funny - I bet some shredders watch him and think, "well, he's not playing anything too impressive or fast", but I tell you what what - He's the KING of milking notes and tones out of that Strat in a way that makes you stop and go, "how did he do that, and where did THAT come from?" I don't even think HE knows where it comes from.

And LeeMo, no mods. I've never held a soldering iron in my life before this build, so I didn't want to get too wacky. I can't believe this one even works.

tbone, thanks for the comments on the guitars, and thanks to the rest of you for the nice comments on the amp. I wanted to sleep next to it last night...........................BUT, it still smells of being freshly tolexed, so I opted not to. Besides, the wife would get jealous. :lol:
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Hey KC, that looks very smart! I like the look of the cane material too, I had that in mind as well in case I would ever make an orange amp/cab.

About the little discussion we had earlier re the orange tolex/basketweave: this is indeed no basketweave, so no authentic Orange covering. But it looks a lot better than I thought it would. Congratulations! It's good to see some non-black amps.
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That is a really nice looking amp. How did you do the nameplate?
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rjgtr wrote:That is a really nice looking amp. How did you do the nameplate?
Funny you should ask, because I had trouble finding someone who could pull it off.

It's white painted metal, and the graphics are exactly as the logo I designed. Even the tangerine looks perfect, like you could almost bite it.

I found a place in Tampa, FL by calling in the Yellow Pages. Pure luck, but they do such great work. Here's their website:

http://www.gelgee.com

His name is Dale, and also he can probably do chassis faceplates as well because he had examples of those types of things at his office.
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That looks awesome!

I wish i could decide what colour tolex to order for my combo!
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very nice king crimson you are one squared away marine!!! sgt od
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KC,
great work my friend! Tweak it, retube it, but, Never let that amp go.
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