ANGER JAMS/NO HAVEN FOR ABUSERS
3-way comparison between Soldano SLO, Peavey 5150, and Fender 5150-III.
I don’t normally post stuff other than my own work, because I try to stay out of “internet gear culture” — but this video demonstrates the RIGHT way to do a comparison. Notice that the same DI’ed guitar track has been reamped through three different amps, using the same cab and mic setup, so that they’re controlling for as many external factors as possible. Switching is instantaneous. You can hide the video window to get a truly blind comparison.
It also demonstrates how incredibly similar these amps are. I’m about to have the opportunity to finally implement some 5150 mod ideas that I’ve been working on for a long time, one of which includes a full conversion of the drive channel to SLO values/topology (including converting the EQ driver to a DC coupled cathode follower).
Obviously the first 5150 was conceived as a knockoff of the SLO, though at this point it’s probably an even more iconic sound (due to the amp’s ubiquity, low cost, and reliability). Where it deviates are MOSTLY things like pot tapers, which means that “6 on the mids knob” on a 5150 is more like “8 on the mids knob” on a SLO100. That fact tends to greatly exaggerate the difference in sound between the two amps, because people almost always visually match the settings when they compare. But the total range of control is basically identical in most cases. (The SLO also has a nicer and more traditional power stage, but it’s common and very easy to just add a choke and some 470-ohm screen resistors to the 5150.)
The other major difference is that there are no cathode-follower stages in the 5150, which instead uses a triode with 1-to-1 local negative feedback to get lower impedance for a plate-driven tone stack. The Soldano’s use of DC-coupled cathode followers for both the FX loop send and the tone stack, a la Marshall, yields a ‘harder’ response and significantly more 2nd harmonic distortion (likely responsible for the perception that the SLO has ‘thicker mids’).
malcolm in the middle was the realest show
Paper Skeletons at the Gingerbread House in Forked River, NJ
(photo: Mitchell Wojcik)
July 28, 2014
by Evan Weiss
START A BAND. THROW A BRICK.
Transit - Please Head North
It kills you to know that this world,
it owes you nothing.
So just forget what you’re expecting
You’ll find half what you deserve.
THANOS IMPERITIVE: IGNITION (July 2010)
Art by Brad Walker (pencils),Andrew Hennessy (inks) & Will Quintana (colors)
Words by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning
gif credit goes to xavierstea. Sorry and thanks!
YOU DONT UNDERSTAND people are fighting at Denny’s
Loved seeing my friends in @foreverlosingsleep tonight. They put on an awesome show for us and Paper Skeletons. #trashtour #ppb #crew
Show at my house this Sunday! Come support great bands. Grand Mariner, Christopher Walking, Poison Oak, Paper Skeletons, Forever Losing Sleep(acoustic), and Nautilus(just announced). It’s only $5 to watch really awesome bands, so please please please come hang and tell your friends. There will be more shows in the future, but wouldn’t it be cool to be apart of the first?!?!? So yeah, come hangout! Rules; park on the side, watch all the bands, no illegal substances or alcohol, don’t break anything, don’t sneak in, play like a decent human, park on the side. Hope to see you there. (Thanks for the flyer @communistdolphinclub) (at @ The Ginger Bread House )
Today in NJ!