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Get Paired Up for the Holidays

posted 2014.11.30 at 3:36 pm
 

 

Whether you want to take cues from the greats or forge your own path, we've put together a list of some classic and not-so-classic match ups to ensure you're not alone under the mistletoe this Holiday.


 

  • This one's pretty recognizable, an AC30 with the Burns Red Special and you can, you can rock us.


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  • A tried and true matchup for the twang or keeping it swampy, but done in a little more modern way. '59 Bassman Clone w/ Spring Reverb and USA G&L ASAT.


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  • Here's one for the bassists: A Blackline SVT on a half-fridge with the buttery short-scale Musicmaster. It's like you always wanted a Fridge and P-Bass but enjoy having a lower back.


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  • Keeping it jazzy is this 1951 National and '57 Gretsch Corvette, but don't think it's all Merlot and finger-snaps. You'll get a surprising amount of Cartwright-esque crunch from these guys all while looking oh so good.


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  • Venturing back to the classics, how about a Drip-edge Reissue Twin with a "Western" Partscaster. Clean, loud, and punchy.


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  • Don't think we forgot you '80s shredders/lefties! Here's a wild ADA Quad Tube 2x12" and Lefty Ibanez S Series. All the gain/modulation/modeling you'd need, until Line 6 came along.


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  • Okay these are just meant for each other - don't even try to fight it! 12-String Semi-hollow Bass and Kustom PA200. All the octaves!


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  • Do you like to play chords? Do you like to play extended chords? Do you like to hear them? Here you go: a 1968 Super Reverb and an 80s L5-S, practically made for each other, a decade apart.


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  • For those slightly off the beaten path, get into this '50s Bell Sound Tube PA Head. With a pair of 6V6s and this Stingray II you can go from shimmery cleans to great indie-rocking crunch.


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If you're interested in beefing up your signal chain or you're in search of that special tone, these pedal combos will definitely get you somewhere.

 

  • Somewhat of an homage to Mr. Page with the Germanium Treble Boost a la Rangemaster (Pork 'n' Beans) and Uni-vibe, add a locally built Analog Delay (Moon Child) to the mix and you've got a great riffing/lead tone.


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  • Inspired by Gilmour, the Fish Press (LA-2A-ish) plus Special Twosome (Modern Fuzz or Classic Muff-styles) and the El Capistan will have you slow-bending and space-vibing in no time.


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  • This one's great for bass players and guitar players alike, whether you're getting psych'ed out or aiming for a J. White/D. Auerbach thing. Russian Big Muff + Octave Up? Yes, please.


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  • When you want results, stick with what's worked for 30+ years. The first overdrive offering, pre-Tubescreamer, with some mellow phase and added sustain from the Forest Green, you won't be disappointed.


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  • Do you hate cleans? Are you never satisfied with how mangled your tone is? If you can't wreck something with this combo you should probably just quit.


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 See something you like? Give us a call (828.254.0402) or send an email over to info@sherwoodsmusic.com. We've got layaway options so get in touch!