Hello fellow guitarists of the world… I’ve had alot of people asking about my amplifiers and the various settings I use for them…so here they are. For playing live at church, albums, studio and conferences I use a Matchless Spitfire 15 watt 1×12 and an older, English made Vox AC-15 1×12 (not CC!). The Matchless is a more brighter, sparkly amp with a tight low end punch to it, whereas the Vox has a bell-like chime with a more pronounced midrange. They compliment each other well!
I run both amps simultaneously in stereo. I don’t A/B them or anything like that. Sometimes in the studio, I’ll do different takes with different amps separately so to get different tones. As they’re both 15watts they break up quite easily (and nicely!) at a lower volume. This is why I can afford to run the Master at about half way.
The Input Volumes on both amps are set just below half way. At this level, my guitar signal (no pedals on) remains mostly clean. The amps will begin to break up slightly when the strings are hit hard, especially when the bridge pickup of the Duesenberg is selected. (Vintage Humbucker)
I use these settings in the studio as well. I often will have the RC Booster on to further ‘push’ the amps and to help shape the tone between guitars (Gretsch, Strat etc…) as they have varying outputs, tones…
Hope this helps!! Turn it up loud….
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