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Started by Chucky - Last post by rabidgerry
As you may or may not know, I just bought a DG.

But regardless,  it's all about the 800hz  :thumb-up:

Generally before distortion.

I like the tone too or variations of it.  Boss gear can get it ok also.  Any eq in front will do.

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Started by Chucky - Last post by Chucky
I'm onto a "Bostonish" project lately and have been tweaking a lot of gear in the pursuit of achieving
a potent Scholzian tone.
Aside from using a Rockman X100 and a Distortion Generator, I'm trying other things too.

I have to say that I'm closing in pretty well with the MP-2.
I still have a bit of refining to do but I feel that I'm in the ball park now.
Tom Scholz' signal chain is quite unique...But the MP-2 is flexible enough to cover most bases on its own.
You only need the MXR 6 band EQ at the input to make it closer.



BOSTON

Voice: 6
Drive: 79
Master: 90
Comp: 4:1
EQ:
Low: +6
Mid: +8
Treble: +4
Presence: +6

Graph EQ:
100Hz  -2
170  +4
280  0
470  -4
800  +6
1.3  0
2.2  -4
3.8  +2
6.3  -2

Wah: in  Pedal mode 30

Gate in Threshold: 52

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Started by rabidgerry - Last post by rabidgerry
another few

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Started by rabidgerry - Last post by rabidgerry
So as this thread suggest, it's about development of my rack.  So I have a annoying walwart I would like to keep in the back of the rack the whole time, so here is what I did.  Might not be amazing but I think it will work.

A few holes into the rack case, a couple of cable ties, securing that three prong plug adapter to the case then run the IEC C13 to the furman as usual.  Should keep the power supply in one place, and it will always be plugged in ready to go at shows.

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Started by rabidgerry - Last post by rabidgerry
My buddy used a 250ML for a long time back in the early 90's juiced with an original ProCo Rat in front of it. Sounded great.

I'm going to try a boost, it sounds to me like what I am missing from the tonal of the Maiden SOS is the raunchy mid range, the kind you get from mid (treble) treble boost.  I reckon I could stick an EQ in front and get it.  However quick update on the status.  I like the tone, it's great.  Feels like nothing else I've played before,  this is definitely for the light touch players in the house.  I got a good usable tone using my setup and basically looked at online pics of other peoples units online to get some ideas. 

I noticed a few had this on the EQ as I stated in previous post:

10khz - 2 o clock
5khz - 2 o clock
500hz - 10 o clock
80hz - 1 o clock

Gain - Max

Compressor - On

I can't see if they have the compressor on in photos but I had it on for more dirt.


There is play with these settings though, so it's not a one trick pony as such.  Can't use the chorus, not without a mix control which is a dam shame as I like it.  But it fundamentally lacks a mix control and fundamentally NEEDS one!  You can mess around with it on I guess and could record using it and then blend in a dry signal but you get what I mean, you can't just throw it on and keep it on like I do with my regular setups. 

I've never used the GK preamps, but there is a 2x12 GK Cabinet for sale nearby. I've never seen them since the late 80s...strange coincidence. I have to agree with Adam, sometimes my memory of old gear is better than the actual gear. I call it 'the wanting' which is not always as great as 'the having'

case in point; I picked up a Digtech Twin-Tube GFX1 about a year ago. I remembered my unit sounded so great when my MP-2 was sick. Whelp, it's okay...but I had forgotten the limitations of the ol' gear. One effect at a time. That's all you get. Match it with an FX unit, and it'll work as a gain box, but it's no all-in-one unit like I thought. My memory is not so good looking sometimes

I hope you get that thing sorted RG - sounds like SC has some good advice (as usual). You'll get to use that unit yet!


You are forgetting I never had one of these before  :lol: so I don't have the romantic view of what it "used to be like".  However I get the point you guy's are making  :thumb-up:

I think the GK is a keeper, it will have it's uses.  And it's a unique beast.  Just might need to use it with my regular FX units.  It's also in great condition for it's age.

BTW GAS attack!  Bought a Rockman Distortion Generator as it was going at a low price and I knew by the listing no one else was going to bid so I figured what the hell!

Hey Gerry,

Congrats on the GK preamp. Just plugging in and dialing in a good distortion tone won’t get you that Maiden SIT/SSOASS guitar tone though.
Both Dave’s and Adrian’s tones on these albums are the most lush Maiden guitar tones ever for sure. But especially on SIT they achieved that by layering multiple guitar tracks with lots of chorus and reverb (plus the guitar synths)....but hey, that was the mid 80s trademark.
Adrian stated in an old Guitar Player Mag Interview that they used the GK in combination with TC2290 Chorus/Delay and Lexicon PCM reverb units. I’m pretty sure that the Chorus is coming from the 2290, not the GK built-in.
But you can pretty easily replicate that with your GX700 or Intellipitch.
The gain on tap from the GK also might have ever so slightly been juiced from up front by whatever Pete Cornish built into their racks (a TS or one of the virtual stomps in the GX700 will get you there)
For the rhythm parts add some lush Chorus followed by Delay with somewhere between 7-17ms, at least 40% wet plus some Reverb (Hall or Stadium, Levels to taste).
Run full stereo with the FX, the Poweramp and your cabs and you’ll get pretty close.
FWIW, Maiden England 88 is my top favorite Maiden live tone ever.
Just listen to Adrian’s intro lick in The Evil That Men Do......THAT is juicy

I wish I  had known that before.  That's night widely public knowledge on the internet, you only here debate about which GK they had.  But I shall take your word on that.  You're right though I can nail the FX with my other units.  Important thing is I got a piece of history and it sounds good.  Sounds more amp like for sure.  I'm sure if GK stuck at it they'd have produced even more viable SS amps with good usable distortion.  Shame they stopped.

I wish I knew which trim pots did what in the GK.  I say a nice EQ or OD could provide a nice boost in front of it though.  I shall make some clips hopefully.

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Started by Feki - Last post by bunkyloo
Welcome Feki ! Great place to be for ADAers  8)

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Started by rabidgerry - Last post by Dante
I've never used the GK preamps, but there is a 2x12 GK Cabinet for sale nearby. I've never seen them since the late 80s...strange coincidence. I have to agree with Adam, sometimes my memory of old gear is better than the actual gear. I call it 'the wanting' which is not always as great as 'the having'

case in point; I picked up a Digtech Twin-Tube GFX1 about a year ago. I remembered my unit sounded so great when my MP-2 was sick. Whelp, it's okay...but I had forgotten the limitations of the ol' gear. One effect at a time. That's all you get. Match it with an FX unit, and it'll work as a gain box, but it's no all-in-one unit like I thought. My memory is not so good looking sometimes

I hope you get that thing sorted RG - sounds like SC has some good advice (as usual). You'll get to use that unit yet!

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Started by Dante - Last post by Dante
UPDATE: I'm leaning towards the Ibanez TS-9 and the TCE Mojomojo in my rig, and that means the Boss Dyna-Drive is gonna go.

By itself, the Dyna Drive is great. It's a 2nd channel on any amp. It literally gives the MP-1 Classic's Brown sound a run for it's money. When you crank the gain though, the pedal is a bit more mushy than the MP-1 Classic. Otherwise, pretty dang respectable. Keep the gain low, use it for your 'cake' not your 'icing'.

The TS-9 and the Mojomojo are great at icing. I am going to try setting the third loop button to turn them both on at the same time - muhuahaha

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Started by Feki - Last post by Dante
Welcome to the Depot, Feki !!

Nice to have you on board

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Started by Feki - Last post by rnolan
Hey Feki, welcome to the depot  :wave:   Nice gear  :thumb-up:   I use a MP2 as my main preamp, MJMP uses MP2 just for cleans and MP1 3TM for the rest.  They are a great preamp.

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