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  1. #26

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    I believe the C6V is labeled as MOD for the US market.

    Edit: As I'm not sure, I've sent an inquiry to the factory.
    Last edited by Gitterbug; 07-27-2020 at 05:00 AM.

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  3. #27

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gitterbug
    I believe the C6V is labeled as MOD for the US market.

    Edit: As I'm not sure, I've sent an inquiry to the factory.
    Th CH6154 is the MOD 6, 15 W, 4ohm. I believe the ‘naked’ C stands for ceramic, which is a bit more expensive.


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    Oops, no response from the factory - not unusual with Italians - and I forgot to follow up on this one - not unusual with me. Thanks!

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    Their website explains for all their series how they are named. I just picked a C8R on eBay(yahoo!) and reread their website. R stands for 25W power rating. But the mods spell out the specs in numbers. Last year I spent hours listening to their online samples....


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    Quote Originally Posted by Eck
    Th CH6154 is the MOD 6, 15 W, 4ohm. I believe the ‘naked’ C stands for ceramic, which is a bit more expensive.


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    Eck, you are right, and the factory just confirmed the CH6 and Mod 6 are the same.

    Thanks,

    Markku

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    Quote Originally Posted by christianm77
    So, I took my Toob Metro BG to a rehearsal today - big band (socially distanced which was funny.)

    I would LOVE to see a picture of that scene.

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    The Toob Metro is being featured on the Quilter site in conjunction with the SuperBlock US. Really good video too. That's the sort of promo that will go a long way.

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    Thanks, Jim! A lot of buzz and action lately, thanks to the SuperBlocks and gigs resuming here & there. I'm writing this from a jazz camp where there's several units in action. Hope my video material will contain something presentable.

    Cheers,
    Markku

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    Great news and the indirect support from Quilter is more than well deserved. Whilst I love my 175 through the ToneMaster Deluxe, I now turn to my Toob Metro 6.5BG with a BAM200 amp as my main jazz sound - life is full of happy surprises!

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    All of those videos sound great, and it's great to see the Toob getting some attention. But I do find these demo videos more frustrating than helpful because there's no real context or sense of how loud they are. I would love to see this Quilter-Toob combination demoed with a real band (i.e., live drums and bass) playing a variety of tunes and settings to see how much real-world headroom there is and how well it sits in a band sound.
    Last edited by John A.; 07-28-2021 at 11:32 AM.

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    With gigs so rare these days, it's difficult to produce quality videos from live situations. You have to trust testimonials. Mine is of course not objective but still: I've spent all week at a jazz camp where several Toobs have been in action. Last night we held a public concert in a ballroom seating 260 people. I played my Emperor Regent through a Quilter SuperBlock US and a Metro 6.5BG, with plenty of headroom to spare. Vocalist, alto sax, second guitarist, electric bass and a heavy-handed drummer in the ensemble. I chose the brighter-sounding guitar on purpose for contrast against my buddy's ES-175/DLR rig. Some cellphone video was taken but I haven't seen it yet.
    Last edited by Gitterbug; 07-30-2021 at 01:01 AM.

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    Greg Ruggiero is playing at Mezzrow now, livestream of Michael Kanan trio. He's using the Toob 6.5" and some micro head, the video isn't good enough to tell exactly which one. He sounds very good.
    Edit: I think he's using a Quilter. The low resolution video doesn't show me for sure, but it looks like it. There is no doubt he's using a Toob.
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    If not a SuperBlock, Greg may be have used a prototype amp built in Eastern Europe to his specs. Tube preamp, on-board reverb, 80W class D, internal power unit. He says the sound is fine but there are other issues and I think the project is at a standstill. I tried to join it with slightly different specs for a Toob combo (external power unit to allow battery operation for buskers) but pulled out when nothing happened for months and the SuperBlocks showed up. Getting Class D amps FCC certified in the US is an expensive process. Not possible for a one-man micro enterprise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gitterbug
    If not a SuperBlock, Greg may be have used a prototype amp built in Eastern Europe to his specs. Tube preamp, on-board reverb, 80W class D, internal power unit. He says the sound is fine but there are other issues and I think the project is at a standstill. I tried to join it with slightly different specs for a Toob combo (external power unit to allow battery operation for buskers) but pulled out when nothing happened for months and the SuperBlocks showed up. Getting Class D amps FCC certified in the US is an expensive process. Not possible for a one-man micro enterprise.
    would that be this thingy?


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    I'll ask Greg.

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    I don't think that thingie was what he was using last night. I'm pretty sure it was a Superblock, but I can't swear to it. Whatever it was, it sounded very good.

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    Yup. The stream in Chris's post must be an older one. The amp on that one is the one-off prototype. Greg still uses it occasionally when he needs more power, but the maker has not responded to our e-mails for months and months. Last night Greg used a SuperBlock US and Metro 6.5GP+ with the 130W SICA speaker. He's also been to studio with that rig and says it gave his best studio tone ever, and far superior to the resident Blues Junior. Greg's main guitar is a 1940s Epiphone with a DeArmond PU. As I understand, he likes quite bright, period perfect tones, which also cut through better given that he plays with his fingers exclusively. BTW, Greg bought his SuperBlock straight from the factory more or less on the day of the release and wasted no time to make the demo video featured on Quilterlabs' FB pages.

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    He wasn't playing an Epi last night. I didn't recognize the headstock from the crappy video, poor lighting and angles, but from the soundholes it appears to be some boutique model. I really wish Spike would spring for some better cameras, but it's probably not worth the money when the viewers are in the low twenties.

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    The guitar is a McKerrihan - Never heard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgosnell
    He wasn't playing an Epi last night. I didn't recognize the headstock from the crappy video, poor lighting and angles, but from the soundholes it appears to be some boutique model. I really wish Spike would spring for some better cameras, but it's probably not worth the money when the viewers are in the low twenties.
    Good god I’m sure some jazz nerd somewhere would send him some better cameras (and mikes) FOR FREE in exchange for free jazz content. He could do a go fund me or something. He should ask said jazz nerd to donate whatever Emmet Cohen’s using lol…

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    Look at that lovely clear footage even on tour


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    TBF, Mezzrow is a bar, and the lighting is generally very low, which makes things more difficult. Just more light would help. The camera angles are rather poor, too. The sound is so-so, not great but acceptable most of the time. But sometimes I just give up and turn it off. I'm not about to pay with the current state.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgosnell
    TBF, Mezzrow is a bar, and the lighting is generally very low, which makes things more difficult. Just more light would help. The camera angles are rather poor, too. The sound is so-so, not great but acceptable most of the time. But sometimes I just give up and turn it off. I'm not about to pay with the current state.
    cameras seem to be getting a lot better at dealing with low light levels. I think an upgrade would improve things.

    but the sound ain’t great either as you say, and that’s probably pne of the biggest problems. I think Spike was ahead of the game, but the game has moved on a bit…. the last year has really upped the game in terms of streaming.

    it’s not necessary to have amazing gear… we did our stream with GoPros, and I suspect that Emmett is using something similar.


    Gopros are not the cheapest out there but my $100 Logitech webcam is pretty decent in low light. Tbh even my phone would do a better job lol. In terms of sound if they aren’t going through the desk (I’m not sure?) it might take more mucking around. The webcam I use has some fairly decent mics built in.

    anyway it’s obviously wonderful to have all of this jazz content for free, and you can’t really moan too much, but I kind of feel, what’s the point of doing it if not well?

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    Back to Greg's guitar. He says it was built by Glenn Mkkerrihan some 20 years ago. He does not build anymore. A Biltoft CC pup was recently installed.

    Anyone heard of this luthier? Quick googling gave no results.

    Edit: This thread has such a nice headline that it's hard to resist keeping it alive
    Last edited by Gitterbug; 08-03-2021 at 04:03 AM.

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    My quick googling turned up this rather unflattering thread: Luthier Alert : McKerrihan Guitars
    Guitars 'n' Jazz has one of his for sale. McKerrihan 15 Carved Archtop Guitar - Guitars 'n Jazz
    I have no personal knowledge, never heard of him before. All I know is what the google tells me.