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Re: "Anorak" question re Keith's amps.
Date: September 21, 2007 02:01

so KR uses all this chain of amps to get his "PA" sound. anyone know what he uses when not listening to monitors, ie;rehearsal, just palyin around at home?

Re: "Anorak" question re Keith's amps.
Posted by: Spud ()
Date: September 21, 2007 10:24

Keith always says that he almost exclusively plays acoustic at home.
He also admits to never having been particularly technical with regard to his kit.
He's obviously learnt down the years what works and what doesn't and this, coupled with his wonderful ear for tone and vibe, is what has shaped his sound. He'll spend time looking for the right sound and try anything that's at hand to get it.

Re: "Anorak" question re Keith's amps.
Posted by: His Majesty ()
Date: November 2, 2007 21:25

Dig this pic of the band recording circa spring 1969...


Olympic Sound Studios - Spring 1969 - probably by Eric Hayes

From left to right we see, Hiwatt, possibly WEM Custom 15 or Westminster MKII - Fender Showman.

Here's some pics of the possible WEM amps.

Custom 15






Westminster MKII




Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 2008-03-09 03:54 by His Majesty.

Re: "Anorak" question re Keith's amps.
Posted by: cc ()
Date: November 2, 2007 21:58

can you figure out which one keith is plugged into?

can't imagine using Hiwatts for recording; they're so loud. the Dual Showman is no slouch in that department, either.

Re: "Anorak" question re Keith's amps.
Posted by: His Majesty ()
Date: November 2, 2007 22:08

cc Wrote:
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> can you figure out which one keith is plugged
> into?
>
> can't imagine using Hiwatts for recording; they're
> so loud. the Dual Showman is no slouch in that
> department, either.

Yikes, have fun trying to follow those cables!!!

But I reckon both the Hiwatt and the Fender are atleast switched on due to the mains lights standing out in the photo. It looks like there's a booth set up behind Brian so there could also be an amp in there as well.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 2007-11-02 22:25 by His Majesty.

Re: "Anorak" question re Keith's amps.
Posted by: ryanpow ()
Date: November 3, 2007 03:19

Its funny how this thread always hangs in. Not meant as a complaint at all just an observation. its like the "what are you listening to" thread.

Re: "Anorak" question re Keith's amps.
Posted by: Erik_Snow ()
Date: November 3, 2007 03:25

HEy, great photo from Olympic Studios, His Majesty, haven't seen it before...

Re: "Anorak" question re Keith's amps.
Posted by: His Majesty ()
Date: January 9, 2008 02:26




Re: "Anorak" question re Keith's amps.
Posted by: open-g ()
Date: January 9, 2008 04:09

His Majesty Wrote:
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>




nice if you just bumped into them - but actually they have been mentioned on this thread.
I believe Rich or rather WeSellGuitars shot & posted them.
hope he drops bye sometime.
He shared so much information and pics - very much appreciated.
Thank you Rich
[community.webshots.com]




with sssoul Wrote:
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> thank you WeSellGuitars! it looks like this was
> taken at Brno (july 18th 07), right?
> same time/place as those youtube clips
> Telecasterman posted for us above:
>

and
>


>
> edit: sure enough, those are Rich's/WeSellGuitars'
> youtube clips -
> thanks & praises!

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2008-01-09 04:12 by open-g.

Re: "Anorak" question re Keith's amps.
Posted by: Mathijs ()
Date: January 9, 2008 13:29

His Majesty Wrote:
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> cc Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > can you figure out which one keith is plugged
> > into?
> >
> > can't imagine using Hiwatts for recording;
> they're
> > so loud. the Dual Showman is no slouch in that
> > department, either.
>
> Yikes, have fun trying to follow those cables!!!
>
>
> But I reckon both the Hiwatt and the Fender are
> atleast switched on due to the mains lights
> standing out in the photo. It looks like there's a
> booth set up behind Brian so there could also be
> an amp in there as well.


Wasn't the HiWatt a bass amp?

Mathijs

Re: "Anorak" question re Keith's amps.
Posted by: His Majesty ()
Date: January 9, 2008 15:45


Re: "Anorak" question re Keith's amps.
Posted by: Spud ()
Date: January 9, 2008 15:50

Some nice shots there. Thanks Yer maj'.

I think we've seen some of those posted earlier but not others. There's a really nice square on shot of the heavy magnet Celestions which would have answered a couple of questions a lot earlier ;^)
But what are the speakers in picture 058 ?

The pictures revealing the EQ settings on the Twins are cool too !



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 2008-01-09 15:57 by Spud.

Re: "Anorak" question re Keith's amps.
Posted by: liddas ()
Date: January 9, 2008 16:33

Isn't that an ibanez ts 9 under keith's b stage amp (pic 67)?

C

Re: "Anorak" question re Keith's amps.
Posted by: open-g ()
Date: January 9, 2008 17:37

Nice find, His Majesty.
Looks like this is earlier, from the US leg of the tour - so I believe we haven't seen them before, Spud.

Yeah, what are those black speakers?
that amp was later replaced with the liver coloured amp, wasn't it?
even the left amp seems to have been replaced later...


later on...




Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 2010-09-22 16:56 by open-g.

Re: "Anorak" question re Keith's amps.
Posted by: open-g ()
Date: January 9, 2008 17:38

liddas Wrote:
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> Isn't that an ibanez ts 9 under keith's b stage
> amp (pic 67)?
>
> C


Hell yeah, sure looks like a TS 9

Re: "Anorak" question re Keith's amps.
Posted by: Mathijs ()
Date: January 9, 2008 17:40

liddas Wrote:
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> Isn't that an ibanez ts 9 under keith's b stage
> amp (pic 67)?
>
> C


Yep it is! Check the volumes on pic 45...that's on 12!

Mathijs

Re: "Anorak" question re Keith's amps.
Posted by: open-g ()
Date: January 9, 2008 17:52

Mathijs Wrote:
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> liddas Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Isn't that an ibanez ts 9 under keith's b stage
> > amp (pic 67)?
> >
> > C
>
>
> Yep it is! Check the volumes on pic 45...that's on
> 12!
>
> Mathijs

Nope, the normal channel volume on that b-stage amp is on 0, the bright channel is on 5.
but look at the presence - thats on 10 or 11 - yikes^^






Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2008-01-09 17:57 by open-g.

Re: "Anorak" question re Keith's amps.
Posted by: open-g ()
Date: January 9, 2008 18:26

On top of the guitar case there is a Peterson Auto Strobe 490ST - 047- 05 -

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Re: "Anorak" question re Keith's amps.
Posted by: thomas guitar ()
Date: January 9, 2008 21:43

open-g Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Mathijs Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > liddas Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > Isn't that an ibanez ts 9 under keith's b
> stage
> > > amp (pic 67)?
> > >
> > > C
> >
> >
> > Yep it is! Check the volumes on pic 45...that's
> on
> > 12!
> >
> > Mathijs
>
> Nope, the normal channel volume on that b-stage
> amp is on 0, the bright channel is on 5.
> but look at the presence - thats on 10 or 11 -
> yikes^^
> [i20.photobucket.com]
> Setting.jpg
>
> [i20.photobucket.com]
> inPanel.jpg

bass on 5, treble on 8, bright volume on 5

Re: "Anorak" question re Keith's amps.
Posted by: with sssoul ()
Date: January 9, 2008 21:47

[peering hard:] what's between presence and bass?
(the one that's not there on the chart the gallant open-g provided)

Re: "Anorak" question re Keith's amps.
Posted by: Mathijs ()
Date: January 9, 2008 21:54

thomas guitar Wrote:
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> open-g Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Mathijs Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > liddas Wrote:
> > >
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> >
> > > -----
> > > > Isn't that an ibanez ts 9 under keith's b
> > stage
> > > > amp (pic 67)?
> > > >
> > > > C
> > >
> > >
> > > Yep it is! Check the volumes on pic
> 45...that's
> > on
> > > 12!
> > >
> > > Mathijs
> >
> > Nope, the normal channel volume on that b-stage
> > amp is on 0, the bright channel is on 5.
> > but look at the presence - thats on 10 or 11 -
> > yikes^^
> >
> [i20.photobucket.com]
>
> > Setting.jpg
> >
> >
> [i20.photobucket.com]
>
> > inPanel.jpg
>
> bass on 5, treble on 8, bright volume on 5

That's correct, it's: Ground Sw, Fuse (3A), Power Sw, Standby Sw, Pilot Lamp, Presence, Mid, Bass, Treb Bright Vol, Normal Vol, Bright In, Bright In, Normal In, Normal In. The jack goes into the low sensitive bright channel. Apperently the left amp (picture 046) is the clean amp, as the right amp's volume is on ~8, driving the power amp in to overdrive.

Mathijs



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2008-01-09 21:58 by Mathijs.

Re: "Anorak" question re Keith's amps.
Posted by: with sssoul ()
Date: January 9, 2008 21:58

>> what's between presence and bass? <<

ah: middle - thanks, Mathijs

Re: "Anorak" question re Keith's amps.
Posted by: open-g ()
Date: January 11, 2008 16:21

Quote
with sssoul
>> what's between presence and bass? <<

ah: middle - thanks, Mathijs

It's quite surprising that Fender left off the middle tone control on the reissued amps.
in fact I don't get it at all.

Re: "Anorak" question re Keith's amps.
Posted by: benon again ()
Date: January 11, 2008 17:41

And unfortunatelly we still dont know what are this speakers.....

Re: "Anorak" question re Keith's amps.
Posted by: thomas guitar ()
Date: January 12, 2008 14:22

?nyone tested the Ibanez TS 9?

Re: "Anorak" question re Keith's amps.
Posted by: Mathijs ()
Date: January 12, 2008 15:03

Quote
open-g
Quote
with sssoul
>> what's between presence and bass? <<

ah: middle - thanks, Mathijs

It's quite surprising that Fender left off the middle tone control on the reissued amps.
in fact I don't get it at all.

The reissued amp is a different amp then Keith's. The Fender reissue is the '57 low power narrow panel 5E8 Twin, 40 watts into two Alnico Jensen's. This amp never had a mid pot. Keith's Twin is the bigger '58 to '60 wide panel 5F8 twin, 80 watts into two alnico Jensens, with the mid pot.

The biggest difference is that the narrow panel Twin has two rectifiers, and the wide panel twin has one rectifier. With 'only' one rectifier, the wide panel Twin yields more sag and compression when driven hard, making it more crunchy and raunchy sounding.

Mathijs

Re: "Anorak" question re Keith's amps.
Posted by: open-g ()
Date: January 12, 2008 18:59

Thanks Mathijs, now I get it.

but there is a mistake in your definition of narrow and wide-panel.
Keith's 5F8 Twin is actually a Narrow Panel "Big Box" Twin.
the wide panel is model 5C8 and 5D8, built from '53 - '55
at least according to this site.
[www.ampwares.com]

this points to the right frame:
[www.ampwares.com]

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2008-01-12 19:29 by open-g.

Re: "Anorak" question re Keith's amps.
Posted by: Fingers ()
Date: January 12, 2008 19:49

S'dun n gawn.................



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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2008-01-13 11:28 by Fingers.

Re: "Anorak" question re Keith's amps.
Posted by: open-g ()
Date: January 13, 2008 05:36

I see you're a guitar man and new to the board so - Welcome to IORR, Fingers.

thumbs up



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2008-01-13 18:41 by open-g.

Re: "Anorak" question re Keith's amps.
Posted by: Mathijs ()
Date: January 13, 2008 15:31

Quote
open-g
Thanks Mathijs, now I get it.

but there is a mistake in your definition of narrow and wide-panel.
Keith's 5F8 Twin is actually a Narrow Panel "Big Box" Twin.
the wide panel is model 5C8 and 5D8, built from '53 - '55
at least according to this site.
[www.ampwares.com]

this points to the right frame:
[www.ampwares.com]

You're right. Both amps I described are narrow panel, I meant "big box" and "small box".

Mathijs

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