About a year ago I opened the discussion How do you amplify your maccaferri guitar?
and got a lot of great feedback.
Right now my setup is:
- Gitane DG-350 Modele Jan Akkerman
Right now Im waiting for a guitar being build by Jerome Duffell. If you don’t know him - he’s a british luthier based in Helsingborg, Sweden. He builds awesome guitars with a very clear and balanced tone - and a lot of output. Check him out here http://jeromeduffell.com/gallery/
- Audio-Technica Pro 70 Condenser
- mounted inside the soundhole with the AT8418 rubber clamp
- going through Headway EDB 2
- into my AER Compact 60
This works very well, and gives a lot of flexibility. And the headways eq and nudge filter options combined with the at8418 mount actually gives very loud output while still being able to avoid feedback.
To give my sound a more full tone, i combine this with:
magnetic hum bucker (http://www.djangobooks.com/Item/krivo-django-bucker-adjustable
- going through a LR Baggs session DI
also into to AER
Im very found of my lightweight setup. Actually all of the gear listed above can fit in my guitar bag. That means that i can have my amp in a bag, my guitar on my back, and I can easily transport my setup on my bike, on the bus etc.
The only problem is that this sound is almost to clear. The digital amplifier combined with condenser mic and django bucker needs some sort of warmer/dirtier modulation.
But my question is:
Im looking for a tube solution. I would like to somehow warm up the tone, and was thinking of getting either some sort of small tube preamp to put between Djangobucker and AER, OR maybe getting a small combo tube amplifier that both sounds good with the Audio Tecnica Pro 70 and the Djangobucker.
Do you guys have any recommendations on this?
What do you use for amplification - and how does it color your tone?
What do you think of my setup - is there something simple i could do - without having to carry heavy gear all around town?