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14 Sep The Metro Session: Technical specifications and some pictures

So, I’m launching today – as promised – my first test (I was testing myself, not the amp 😆 ) with this Metro (George Metropoulos Amplification).

We recorded – my ex-sound Engineer – Chris – and I – in the same place where I had recorded the AC/DC tone video.

Three microphones were used, a condenser Neumann U87 and two dynamic Shure SM57s, one on the front of the cab and one in the back (to capture more bass and the reverb of the room). (more…)

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14 Sep The Metro Session – Angus Young Signature

With this video I am starting to release a number of videos (around 10) from edited footage shot recently. This one features an Angus Young Signature played on this Metro (Metropoulos amplification) and on a vintage original 1969 Marshall 4×12 non slanted cabinet with original, vintage G12s in it.

Video will end at a given moment as camera died. But the sound was still recorded (separately) so it will play back.

Information about Metro Amps here: http://metroamp.com/

If you decide to contact Metro, please let them know you came from SoloDallas – aka Fil – I’d love to get some recognition for this and slowly transform this site into a small business.

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08 Sep Some rational facts about String Gauges

The following article was first published on Strung Out? Fret Not! and has been reproduced here by kind permission of the original author.

Tonal Considerations

Subjectively, higher string gauges will result in a “thicker”, “fatter” or “louder” tone, while lighter string gauges will result in a “thinner”, “brittle” or “weak” tone. While there is much truth in those statements, overall there are other, more important factors that affect tone than string gauge alone. Very discerning/experienced guitarists choose different string gauges for different amps and guitars as it is usually the interaction of all components in the set-up that results in their tone. (more…)

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