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    Man, I'm frustrated. My El Pescadero arrived on Saturday, but I made the mistake of shipping it to my work, thinking I might be traveling during the week. The office mailroom has had it since then but has not finished sorting the mail that they've received over the weekend. I want my pedal!

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  3. #102

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    Quote Originally Posted by omphalopsychos View Post
    Man, I'm frustrated. My El Pescadero arrived on Saturday, but I made the mistake of shipping it to my work, thinking I might be traveling during the week. The office mailroom has had it since then but has not finished sorting the mail that they've received over the weekend. I want my pedal!
    It's WEDNESDAY.... and they haven't finished sorting SATURDAY'S mail? Sounds like you need some new mail room workers....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruger9 View Post
    It's WEDNESDAY.... and they haven't finished sorting SATURDAY'S mail? Sounds like you need some new mail room workers....
    Got it now! Will plug it in tonight. Might take it to a gig tonight, but it might be an unexpected tone for a night of Cecil Taylor lol.

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    Well how does it sound?

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    Sounds awesome! The preamp sounds like the barnyard and the reverb sounds great! I'll post some clips over the weekend.

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    heads up for nocturne- tavo vega...one of the best most conscientious builders out there...& for a long while now..hes running an auction for st judes childrens cancer hospital..a super worthy cause of course...and a worthy pedal!!



    take a look

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    cheers

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    While I wait for my Barnyard, I am facing a bit of an amplification crisis with the big band and might have to buy an amp soon.

    One possible plan is to buy a Schertler, play acoustic in one channel and to plug the DeArmond through the Barnyard in another channel. Do you think the Barnyard would work well in such a setting? [As an aside: I spent a but of time with my AudioTechnica lavalier mic through a Schertler Unico and could not get a loud and good acoustic sound without feedback for the life of me … I am getting black looks at rehearsal and I have to figure out something for my acoustic sound. But that’s for another thread].

    As funds are low and the need to get something is pressing, I might have to go with something cheaper like a Katana 100… but I wonder if the character of the Baryard would come through a modeler with a DSP?

    Any advice is welcome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by radiofm74 View Post
    While I wait for my Barnyard, I am facing a bit of an amplification crisis with the big band and might have to buy an amp soon.

    One possible plan is to buy a Schertler, play acoustic in one channel and to plug the DeArmond through the Barnyard in another channel. Do you think the Barnyard would work well in such a setting? [As an aside: I spent a but of time with my AudioTechnica lavalier mic through a Schertler Unico and could not get a loud and good acoustic sound without feedback for the life of me … I am getting black looks at rehearsal and I have to figure out something for my acoustic sound. But that’s for another thread].

    As funds are low and the need to get something is pressing, I might have to go with something cheaper like a Katana 100… but I wonder if the character of the Baryard would come through a modeler with a DSP?

    Any advice is welcome!

    Been wondering about this myself. The problem with modeling amps is they always tend towards the popular, and if there's a "jazz tone" it's an afterthought. Somebody, I think Line 6, did a model of a Gibson EH 150. It's supposedly not very good I'm told. I've through about a Katana but you've got to wade though two acres of metal tones and Joe Bonamassa style blues tones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by radiofm74 View Post
    While I wait for my Barnyard, I am facing a bit of an amplification crisis with the big band and might have to buy an amp soon.

    One possible plan is to buy a Schertler, play acoustic in one channel and to plug the DeArmond through the Barnyard in another channel. Do you think the Barnyard would work well in such a setting? [As an aside: I spent a but of time with my AudioTechnica lavalier mic through a Schertler Unico and could not get a loud and good acoustic sound without feedback for the life of me … I am getting black looks at rehearsal and I have to figure out something for my acoustic sound. But that’s for another thread
    This has always been my *exact* experience with lavs lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by PB+J View Post
    Been wondering about this myself. The problem with modeling amps is they always tend towards the popular, and if there's a "jazz tone" it's an afterthought. Somebody, I think Line 6, did a model of a Gibson EH 150. It's supposedly not very good I'm told. I've through about a Katana but you've got to wade though two acres of metal tones and Joe Bonamassa style blues tones.
    The Katana does a perfectly good Fender clean tone IMO

    Has anyone modelled an EH150 on a Kemper?

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    Quote Originally Posted by radiofm74 View Post
    While I wait for my Barnyard, I am facing a bit of an amplification crisis with the big band and might have to buy an amp soon.

    One possible plan is to buy a Schertler, play acoustic in one channel and to plug the DeArmond through the Barnyard in another channel. Do you think the Barnyard would work well in such a setting? [As an aside: I spent a but of time with my AudioTechnica lavalier mic through a Schertler Unico and could not get a loud and good acoustic sound without feedback for the life of me … I am getting black looks at rehearsal and I have to figure out something for my acoustic sound. But that’s for another thread].

    As funds are low and the need to get something is pressing, I might have to go with something cheaper like a Katana 100… but I wonder if the character of the Baryard would come through a modeler with a DSP?

    Any advice is welcome!
    Oh hey I've done that, and it sounds like this:


    I happen to be selling that Schertler, if you're interested PM me, happy to give you a good deal.

    I used a Joyo American sound for the DeArmond in that clip (because I didn't have a barnyard yet).

    Clips coming tomorrow guys, been running errands all day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by radiofm74 View Post
    While I wait for my Barnyard, I am facing a bit of an amplification crisis with the big band and might have to buy an amp soon.

    One possible plan is to buy a Schertler, play acoustic in one channel and to plug the DeArmond through the Barnyard in another channel. Do you think the Barnyard would work well in such a setting? [As an aside: I spent a but of time with my AudioTechnica lavalier mic through a Schertler Unico and could not get a loud and good acoustic sound without feedback for the life of me … I am getting black looks at rehearsal and I have to figure out something for my acoustic sound. But that’s for another thread].

    As funds are low and the need to get something is pressing, I might have to go with something cheaper like a Katana 100… but I wonder if the character of the Baryard would come through a modeler with a DSP?

    Any advice is welcome!
    I have a Barnyard and 2 Schertlers (Unico and David) and a DeArmond-equipped archtop. While I have been very happy with the Barnyard into a Clarus and an Ultrasound I have not been impressed with it in combination with the Schertlers (which in other applications are excellent amps). This may be due to the insert effects loop in the Schertlers, which doesn't allow bypassing the preamp. For a budget solution I would suggest you try running guitar-->Barnyard-->powered speaker. I can't imagine a DSP would help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcjazz View Post
    I have a Barnyard and 2 Schertlers (Unico and David) and a DeArmond-equipped archtop. While I have been very happy with the Barnyard into a Clarus and an Ultrasound I have not been impressed with it in combination with the Schertlers (which in other applications are excellent amps). This may be due to the insert effects loop in the Schertlers, which doesn't allow bypassing the preamp. For a budget solution I would suggest you try running guitar-->Barnyard-->powered speaker. I can't imagine a DSP would help!
    Cool, so Barnyard —> AER should probably also work?

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    Thanks to everybody for sharing their experiences! My interest in a Schertler is because as a big band guitarist my #1 priority would be to have a good acoustic sound… whether with my goose-neck or maybe with one of them Schertler Basik pickup (should be decent + more feedback resistant). As said, I am tempted to open the nth thread on good advice (and good technologies) for a decent acoustic archtop sound without risk of feedback – as Christian pointed out, no good getting fired on that account

    But I also want a good electric sound for lead parts and more “modern jazz” comping, so that’s where the Barnyard comes in. Thank you @pcjazz for sharing your experience. I spent a good hour with my DeArmond, the Unico and a Joyo American Sound to get a good tone and I did not really manage. When I used the somewhat smaller Jam 200, I got a good tone. Go figure – they say the 10’’ speaker on Unico should be better…


    Quote Originally Posted by omphalopsychos View Post
    Oh hey I've done that, and it sounds like this:


    I happen to be selling that Schertler, if you're interested PM me, happy to give you a good deal.

    I used a Joyo American sound for the DeArmond in that clip (because I didn't have a barnyard yet).

    Clips coming tomorrow guys, been running errands all day!
    It’s nice! What Schertler amp is that? I’d probably go for a bit of a hairier sound, but I guess the Jr.B. could give me that in spades. Do you happen to remember the settings on the pedal (as said I have an American Sound too) and on the amp?

    I’ll PM you!

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    Really looking forward to some more jazzy / bluesy el pescadoro clips as I am seriously considering changing my order from jr barnyard to an el pescadoro. The el pescasdoro clips online (apart from Tommy harkenriders clip) don't sound too great, tbh. I am really interested in the reverb side of the pedal. My initial plan was get a jr. barnyard + topanga and be happy...

    how do you el pescadoro owners like the verb?

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    Quote Originally Posted by christianm77 View Post
    Cool, so Barnyard —> AER should probably also work?
    Probably, if you can go directly into the power section, bypassing the aer preamp. I don’t have an aer here to try. With the clarus I go guitar—>barnyard—>effects return but with the Ultrasound, which is my favourite for swing band, I can go directly into the instrument input.

    To the OP: it is next to impossible to make traditional acoustic rhythm guitar work in a big band with modern instruments, especially modern drum kits. There just isn’t the sonic space for the guitar to occupy whether or not it is miked. See J Stout’s and M Petterson’s blogs for extended discussions of this problem. Not to mention the limited dynamic abilities of most amateur/semi-pro horn sections.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcjazz View Post
    To the OP: it is next to impossible to make traditional acoustic rhythm guitar work in a big band with modern instruments, especially modern drum kits. There just isn’t the sonic space for the guitar to occupy whether or not it is miked. See J Stout’s and M Petterson’s blogs for extended discussions of this problem. Not to mention the limited dynamic abilities of most amateur/semi-pro horn sections.
    I hear ya! My drummer bangs on his set like he was the God of Thunder and then complains about possible hearing loss from a split millisecond of feedback from my rig

    So what would your suggestion be: to play rhythm with an electric guitar rig (DeArmond + amp). Or to go with an “acoustic” sound that sacrifices a bit of the original sound for the sake of practicality (e.g. transducer pickup)? Sorry for derailing this thread… the whole discussion on the amplified acoustic sound really belongs in this other thread:

    Acoustic Archtop Amplification

    PS: older Schertler models do have an effects Loop… so they might be an even better option than the current line-up for use with the Barnyard. Added bonus: they are cheaper on the used market.

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    My best practical solution for swing big band at present is a DeArmond-equipped acoustic archtop into the Barnyard into the Ultrasound acoustic amp. I have the Barnyard left-side control at about 3 o'clock and the switch on constantly, and the right-hand boost switch off for rhythm and on for soloing (control about 9 o'clock). The rhythm sound is a reinforced acoustic chunk-chunk and the solo sound is '40s single-coil electric. My other solution is to avoid subbing in bands where the horn sections can't distinguish their pees from their effs and/or where the drummer and/or bass player is a would-be metalhead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by christianm77 View Post
    Cool, so Barnyard —> AER should probably also work?
    It needs to work, because I have an AER and my Barnyard will be here next week. hahaha

    I'll post something here as soon as I get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by radiofm74 View Post

    PS: older Schertler models do have an effects Loop… so they might be an even better option than the current line-up for use with the Barnyard. Added bonus: they are cheaper on the used market.
    My Schertlers are older ones with the insert effects loop, but you still have to go through the Schertler preamp afaicmo. Barnyard does not sound good in the loop.

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    OK so spurred on by the comments of PCJazz I have looked a little bit into what’s available around me that I could try by way of acoustic or acoustic/electric amps. Unfortunately many of the most interesting options are basically unavailable in shops or used (Dean Markley Ultrasound, Genz Benz Shenandoah, Genzler Acoustic Array). Does anyone have any experience plugging the Barnyard into any of these others? (Comments as to whether they’re good/decent for amplifying the acoustic sound of an archtop in some way or another also welcome)

    - ZT lunchbox acoustic
    - Fishman Loudbox: good features, price, availability
    - AER (hey Clebergf keep me posted on that!)
    - Fender acoustic amps
    - Acus acoustic amps
    - DV Mark jazz mini and their acoustic AC101
    - Quilter Micro Pro Mach2: a bit above my budget, and basically unobtainium except that there’s a used one within easy shipping distance (NB: Tavo himself mentioned the Quilter Pro Block head but it does not have the vital – for me – second “mic/XLR” input)
    - Henriksen Bud: way above my budget and difficult (but not impossible) to find and test
    - … any other solution that might come to mind (e.g. a powered speaker, which I know NOTHING about)

    PS: how frustrating is it that NONE of the demos for ANY acoustic amp has anything even remotely swing/jazz to it?!?

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    I've used my Jr Barnyard through the DV Little Jazz with really good results. On its own the DV Mark sounds really good, but the Barnyard makes it feel and respond much like an old tube amp.

    Mightn't be of help but I have used the DV with Barnyard pedal with a Gitane Macaferri copy with a Krivo single coil magnetic pickup - sounded real good, probably the best 'electric' gypsy jazz sound I've had.

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    Well, bad news. My Barnyard arrived too soon at my friend's house in US (he's in Brazil right now) and as it's need to be signed USPS got it back to the facility and it'll stay there for 5 days, but I'm afraid that it'll not be enough for he claim it on USPS, so it'll return to Tavo and he'll ship to me in Brazil.
    That said, I'll get my hands on it only next month or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clebergf View Post
    Well, bad news. My Barnyard arrived too soon at my friend's house in US (he's in Brazil right now) and as it's need to be signed USPS got it back to the facility and it'll stay there for 5 days, but I'm afraid that it'll not be enough for he claim it on USPS, so it'll return to Tavo and he'll ship to me in Brazil.
    That said, I'll get my hands on it only next month or so.
    Ouch! I feel for you

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    clebergf

    well, that is frustrating.



    Btw. any more clips of the pedals?! Will definitely record some once I get mine, but I don't know when this will be... ordered almost 4 weeks ago.

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    More clips!

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    Good news. My friend got back to Brazil and with my pedal.

    New preamp day - Nocturne Jr. Barnyard-jr2-jpgNew preamp day - Nocturne Jr. Barnyard-jr-jpg

    I recorded some sound clips (noodling around) using a SM57 and an AER Compact 60 + Jr. + Godin 5th Av. (P90). It's very early here and I can't play to loud, but there its'. I want to record more, so feel free to ask some configs/test I'll do my best to try it. Now I have to go to work.

    I recorded all of them with my guitar volume around 3/4 and then on 10 through the input and loop. It's described in each track.










    It was a very quick test but I loved the pedal. Please feel free to give opinions and feedback about it.
    You can see my configs in the pic above.
    Last edited by clebergf; 12-20-2018 at 05:28 AM.

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    I'm delighted you dig it, man!
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    Yeah, thanks. For sure I need to test it more. Guitar volume on 10 is something that I never use and with Barnyard it gets to much distorted. I like to use guitar volume on 3/4. Sometimes I increase it a bit to single lines.

    I'll post more sounds soon.

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    Hello there!!

    I recorded my monthly video with the Barnyard today.

    I tried to get a very little crunch. Barnyard has an incredible response to the hand and guitar volume. It was plugged into loop return and recorded with a SM57.


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    I wish people would stop posting videos of the JR Barnyard. I really have better, more important uses for my money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clebergf View Post
    Hello there!!

    I recorded my monthly video with the Barnyard today.

    I tried to get a very little crunch. Barnyard has an incredible response to the hand and guitar volume. It was plugged into loop return and recorded with a SM57.

    Sounds great and nice playing. Can you go directly into the effects return on the AER without having anything plugged into the instrument input? Can't do that on my Schertlers unfortunately.

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    Yeah pcjazz, There is no need to plug anything in the input, just directly to the loop return. Thanks, I'm glad that you liked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clebergf View Post
    Hello there!!

    I recorded my monthly video with the Barnyard today.

    I tried to get a very little crunch. Barnyard has an incredible response to the hand and guitar volume. It was plugged into loop return and recorded with a SM57.

    That is much better, I like it!

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    That sounds great, man, both the playing and the tone!
    Jonathan Stout
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    Lovely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgosnell View Post
    I wish people would stop posting videos of the JR Barnyard. I really have better, more important uses for my money.
    Just buy one. I'll post more videos/audios soon. xD

    Quote Originally Posted by Hep To The Jive View Post
    That is much better, I like it!
    Yes. I enjoyed this much more too. I think that this is the spot to play clean chords. I'll try more.

    Quote Originally Posted by campusfive View Post
    That sounds great, man, both the playing and the tone!
    Wow. This is an honor to me. Thank you Jonathan.

    Quote Originally Posted by Littlemark View Post
    Lovely.
    Thanks. Glad that you liked.

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    It's amazing how much traction this post has, especially over a single pedal! [and as others have said, please stop posting or we'll all be buying a Barnyard!].

    There's been some mention of amps using octal/6SL7 tubes; Frenzel makes a nice one, too. He changes his features often, but I have the "Retro Deluxe" made in Dec last year, which was still using 6V6 tubes, and a simpler layout. I'm not into the steel cage head, so I ordered the chassis, and had Jeff at JDesign make the head-cab. With the Gain and Master Volume setup, there are many sounds to pull out of this little amp (pictured on a 1x8 cab)!
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    Hello there. Another round of tests with Barnyard.
    This time to use the DI from AER I had to plug the Barnyard in the input, because the DI is before the power/master from the amp.

    So it's guitar > barnyard > input AER > DI.




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    Very nice indeed, and pushing me to (re)consider the AER route!
    BTW: happy new year to the population of this rather exceptional pedal thread ;D

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    Hello there. More Jr. recordings and now in a "real life" situation. I played with my band last weekend in a museum and there are some excerpts from Lady Be Good and If I Had You.




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    Lately my go-to setup has been this
    '83 Epi Emperor with Dynasonics -> barnyard -> Peavey Session 400 steel guitar amp
    Sorry- photo isn't very good, but you can just see the barnyard sitting on top of the amp
    New preamp day - Nocturne Jr. Barnyard-barnyard-pv-jpg
    I've found this amp works great with the Barnyard- I've been using the pedal with the 'low cut' switch off, and running the gain a bit higher for some more pronounced overdrive. Since the amp is so clean sounding, the effect of the preamp is so much more pronounced - it has that really cool 'wooly' kind of overdrive thing happening - very 40's/50's sounding. I've got a JBL D130 in this amp, seems to work nicely with the Barnyard preamp.

  44. #143

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    Quote Originally Posted by entresz View Post
    I've found this amp works great with the Barnyard-
    This pedal is amazing. Works well with a lot of amp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clebergf View Post
    Hello there. More Jr. recordings and now in a "real life" situation. I played with my band last weekend in a museum and there are some excerpts from Lady Be Good and If I Had You.



    I dig it! Is it in the effects loop or in front?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hep To The Jive View Post
    I dig it! Is it in the effects loop or in front?
    I forgot to mention. It is in the effects loop. I really like the tone in the effects loop so I use it only this way when I have a mic available.
    I'm glad you liked.

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    Got mine! It cost me a fortune in transport and taxes, and in the first days I was wondering if I had made a mistake. Could not get the right sound out of it!
    Then today I took the time to re-adjust pickup height on my beloved Guitar Mike, fiddled a bit with the knobs on my blackface amp, and there it is: a killer Charlie/Barney swing tone. I am SO happy it sounds so great. In my case, the secret was – putting it through input 2 (low gain) of the amp, keeping the volume on the pickup low as it’s so hot (like at 1/4), and keeping the bass rolled off on the amp. In this way, I got all I could ever want by way of “pre-bop” tone.
    I’ve tried it also directly into a PA at big band rehearsal. Sounded GREAT but it made a noise, as if it did not like the impedance of the mixing board input, so I had to plug back into my old faithful 5F1 for the electric sound. I guess I’ll need to investigate further. The place where I have my monthly Trad Jazz Jam has a Hot Rod Deluxe, and I have yet to try it there, but I’m sure it will be great.
    So: very happy customer here. I usually use it with the gain fairly low (? 9 o’ clock) and no “grit”. I engage the grit footswitch only if I want to have some Junior Barnard fun (which will happen more often, with this pedal ).

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    I just played my last three gigs with my JR B / Quilter 101 / Lil Texas in Vintage '47 Cab rig, and I have to say... it was really, really great. I mean just awesome.

    There's something going on with my Vintage '47 VA-185G, I'm guessing the input jack connection is just a little loose, nothing major. But it's enough over my head that I need to get it fixed. I live close enough that Vintage '47 could just fix it (and I know they'll be happy to), but I'd need to drive cross-town, and I just keep putting it off. So, I was dragging my 1939 EH-185 around, and it was just a little too heavy for some of the load-ins lately. I really love the VA-185G because it's light weight and because it sounds right. And it's way easier to just have it all in one package, so I don't see myself swapping out entirely.

    But, the last three gigs were all ones where I'm typically struggling for volume. I mean it's probably loud enough FOH, but based on stage layouts, acoustics, etc., I'm not able to hear myself well enough.

    Well... let's just say that volume was definitely not a problem. I didn't really have time to even look at the knobs when I set up, and so that amp was up pretty high. It was awesome because I was able to choke it at the volume knob, and use a very little guitar volume and so the tone was friggin' PERFECT. Fat and octal-y, but also so much output. And in perhaps the best indication of whether gear is working for you... it allowed me to play better. Frankly, Saturday night was some of the best electric playing I've done a while, and having way more output than necessary on tap allowed to play effortlessly without feeling like it doesn't sound "big" enough. The guitar volume knob never made it past maybe 1/3 up, and I never lacked sufficient volume, and it sounded "powerful" the whole time. Just awesome.

    Now, if I can just figure out some way to package the Quilter and Jr Barnyard so that I didn't have plug it all in every time, I might be temped to rely on that rig more. I'd originally intended to mount it all in the cab, but there's not really enough room to do it. And having it all sit on top of the amp is not as aesthetically pleasing as it might otherwise be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by campusfive View Post
    Now, if I can just figure out some way to package the Quilter and Jr Barnyard so that I didn't have plug it all in every time, I might be temped to rely on that rig more. I'd originally intended to mount it all in the cab, but there's not really enough room to do it. And having it all sit on top of the amp is not as aesthetically pleasing as it might otherwise be.
    How about replacing the Quilter 101 with something like the EHX Magnum 44, Seymour Duncan PowerStage 170, or the ISP Stealth 180? I'm just trying to think of smaller, pedal-sized options that might fit in there with the Barnyard.
    Jazz isn't dead. It just smells funny. FZ

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    I suppose that would be a way to go. But I'm loathe to drop another couple hundred bucks to try something else. Perhaps I'll just look into putting them into some kind of recycled (and cheap) housing.
    Jonathan Stout
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    My new solo acoustic archtop CD, "Pick It and Play" is available NOW!
    Preview and pre-sales at jonathanstout.bandcamp.com

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    Oh, and I should mention I'm running the Junior Barnyard 18V for maximum clean. Tavo mentioned I could run 9V or 12V or 18V, but and it would clean up as the power went up. Since the shop I happened to drop into had the top one, I went with it, and haven't bothered to try anything else.
    Jonathan Stout
    www.campusfive.com/swingguitarblog
    My new solo acoustic archtop CD, "Pick It and Play" is available NOW!
    Preview and pre-sales at jonathanstout.bandcamp.com