Sound Clip

Amp Dimed - Volume Control Test 1 by Particle


1:35 minutes (1.46 MB)

This is the first time checking out the amp. The first test was to see the amp's sensitivity and how well it responded to the guitar's volume control. All gain changes were made from the guitar's volume control.

Amp settings: EQ was set flat (12 o'clock), Volume and Presence were dimed (all the way up).
Speaker: Vintage 30 in a single 12" Mesa Boogie cabinet.
Mic: MXL R-40 Ribbon

Rock's Thrifty Wreck Explorer


2:00 minutes (1.83 MB)

1x12 WGS British Lead 80 speaker

Rock's Thrifty Wreck Les Paul Studio


1:59 minutes (1.82 MB)

1x12 WGS British Lead 80 speaker.

TMC1 - Take 1


1:24 minutes (1.56 MB)

1 or 2 watt single ended wreck using a 6F4P output tube. It's an SM57 on a celestion 70th Anniv Speaker. All controls at noon and volume at about 2 o'clock. More clips here

SE ecl82 with parallel pre amp


1:17 minutes (1.17 MB)

recorded with Ipod and Blue FiRe app and Blue Microphone; G&L tribute strat PU switch mid position both Tone pots at 5 :1) amp vol 5 tone 5 guitar vol 10 2) amp vol 9 tone 5 guitar vol 5 3) amp vol 10 tone 5 guitar vol 10

RFD Compare


1:08 minutes (1.3 MB)

This is a comparison of four RFD pedals. All with different clipping diode configurations. Can you hear a difference?

This was just a down and dirty recording using the built-in mic on my iMac into Logic Pro. Fast and easy.

Thrifty Plexi


1:58 minutes (1.8 MB)

Homebrew Semi-Hollow Tele w/ GFS Mini-Humbuckers > Thrifty Plexi > DIY Isolation Cabinet w/ 12" Carvin V30 Clone> SM57 mic

Amp settings: Presence, Mid, Treble all at 12:00. Bass at 9:00. Bright Volume at 10:30.

Model8 -cowgirls


1:38 minutes (1.5 MB)

M8 clip

Model 8 #2 more noodles


1:31 minutes (892.88 KB)

Model 8 #2

M8- chord noodling through various switch positions #1


1:04 minutes (625.79 KB)

Model 8

Godindemo by SDM


0:56 minutes (1.08 MB)

This is a clip of a Seagull A-6 made by Godin that I bought about a year ago. Nice sounding solid body acoustic electric. Basically straight into garage band with a touch of chorus.

Pushy Croaker Wet


0:42 minutes (660.45 KB)

Pushy Croaker Dry


0:42 minutes (660.45 KB)

Pushy Croaker Teaser


0:52 minutes (817.19 KB)

Originally posted at PPWatt.

Thrifty Pushy Croaker 6N2P/6P1P


1:54 minutes (1.74 MB)

TPC as per Katopans schematic with additional VVR

Recorded with a BC Rich Mockingbird, no VVR applied:

1. Vol 1/2 Tone 4, Master 1
2. Vol 4 Tone 4, Master 6
3. Vol 8 Tone 4 Master 8

Thrifty Pushy Croaker 6N2P/6P1P


2:10 minutes (1.98 MB)

TPC as per Katopans schematic with additional VVR

Recorded with a Strat, no VVR applied :

1. Vol 1/2 Tone 4, Master 1
2. Vol 4 Tone 4, Master 6
3. Vol 8 Tone 4 Master 8

Opamp Fuzz Fuzz test 2


1:17 minutes (1.18 MB)

This clip has a little of the glitchy feedback sounds.

Opamp Fuzz Fuzz test


1:52 minutes (1.7 MB)

This is a wonderful illustration of how a fun circuit cannot improve playing ability. Champ 5F1, Wizard closed back, Parker Fly Deluxe w/DiMarzios humbuckers or tapped. Played at a ridiculously low volume level in the hopes of not overloading the iPhone. Didn't really work, but hey- it's something.

TTW Deuce


0:40 minutes (783.89 KB)

Thrify Wreck with an Epi LP Studio. Volume control at 7.5, all others 5, bright switch off. Then it's a resistive L-Pad attenuator, 2x12 closed back cab, vocal mic, Mackie Onyx 1220 mixer, Cubase with no effects or EQ.

TTW Deuce


0:40 minutes (786.78 KB)

Thrify Wreck with an Epi LP Studio. Volume control at 7.5, all others 5, bright switch off. Then it's a resistive L-Pad attenuator, 2x12 closed back cab, vocal mic, Mackie Onyx 1220 mixer, Cubase with no effects or EQ.

TTW Child


1:06 minutes (1.26 MB)

Thrify Wreck with an Epi LP Studio. Volume control a bit higher at 7.5, all others 5, bright switch off. Then it's a resistive L-Pad attenuator, 2x12 closed back cab, vocal mic, Mackie Onyx 1220 mixer, Cubase with no effects or EQ.

BBD Spiderbait


1:14 minutes (1.42 MB)

Chords to a Spiderbait song BBD bypassed then on without boost. Followed by quick lead bypassed, then on without boost, then with boost. BBD settings - bright switch on (Gain becomes bass control), Gain 6, Tone 5.5, Level 4. Epi LP Studio, BBD, 18 Watt normal channel set clean, 2x12 closed back cab, vocal mic, Mackie Onyx 1220 mixer, Cubase with no effects or EQ.

TTW Mood


1:46 minutes (1.62 MB)

Thrify Wreck. This is an attempt at using some volume/sustain swells. It didn't come off as well as I would've liked. Back to the Ibanez RG1620X. Volume control at the sweet spot around 6, all others 5, bright switch off. Then it's a resistive L-Pad attenuator, 2x12 closed back cab, vocal mic, Mackie Onyx 1220 mixer, Cubase with no effects or EQ.

TTW Blues


0:50 minutes (982.19 KB)

Thrify Wreck with an Epi LP Studio. Volume control at the sweet spot around 6, all others 5, bright switch off. Then it's a resistive L-Pad attenuator, 2x12 closed back cab, vocal mic, Mackie Onyx 1220 mixer, Cubase with no effects or EQ. (Badly played) rip off of a well known Trainwreck Express demo clip.

TTW Rock


0:44 minutes (864.84 KB)

Thrify Wreck. This time it's an Epi LP Studio. Volume control at the sweet spot around 6, all others 5, bright switch off. Then it's a resistive L-Pad attenuator, 2x12 closed back cab, vocal mic, Mackie Onyx 1220 mixer, Cubase with no effects or EQ.

TTW Chords


1:14 minutes (1.42 MB)

Thrifty Wreck clean to mean demo with some simple chords, all guitar volume knob controlled. Clean at the start has some hair, I didn't get it quite right. But the later clean bits are better. The mixer VU meter bounces around the same value clean bits and mean bits. Ibanez RG1620X. Volume control at the sweet spot around 6, all others 5, bright switch off.

RFD Before & After


1:06 minutes (1.51 MB)

RFD Compare


0:51 minutes (998.39 KB)

RFD Example


0:19 minutes (454.13 KB)

This is a real world example with both RFDs on set at different settings.

Thrifty Croaker Harp Demo


1:26 minutes (1.65 MB)

Haven't been playing long so excuse the stuffups! Thrifty Croaker with standard 5F1 Champ circuit but grid stopper resistors added. No tone control or treble cut. A tweed tone would allow the volume to be nudged up a bit more, but it's getting a nice distortion without that. VVR up full for recording, volume on 2 and Celestion Super 8 small combo cab.


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