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16 Apr Go Go Gorillo: King Kongs of Rock’n’ Roll: First Album recorded with the Schaffer Replica!

Dear Members,

Several months ago, a guy contacted us and asked us about the Schaffer Replica, about Fil and his search for the tone. This lead to an interview with Franz and Fil (over Skype) and to an interview article on the Austrian online music magazine “Backbeat”: The Raiders Of The Lost Sound. But this isn’t all.

Of course, this very nice guy, Rocco Carletto, as he calls himself, is also a guitarist and plays in a rock band. What else? (more…)

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28 Mar “Gone Shootin’ Gallery” Gold Tag TSR vs. Old Gear.

Hello Fellow Members!!!

 

Here we go with my 2 cents on the Amazing Gold Tag TSR #29. First off I have to give an immensely huge THANK YOU to Fil and Franz for their relentless work on this

project. This unit is beyond compare to any other pedal I’ve owned before.

 

To start out I’ll begin with the unveiling of the package. As described by others when the Yellow package arrived with, for me, a foreign language on the outside I knew precisely what was inside. The TSR that I had awaited for. For at least two long years I had waited for this and now it was here!!!!

 

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IT’S HERE!!!!!!

As said It was packaged like everyone else’s in a Yellow “Austrian Post” box that had seen it’s way half way across Europe, over the Atlantic ocean and crossing the US to the West Coast of Oregon. For the path it had taken it didn’t seem too worse for wear.

As I began to unpackage I could see the level of safety concern for the unit that Franz had taken. Everything was wrapped in bubble wrap and/or foam wrapping.

Stuffed I tight and cozy for the Looooong journey.

Stuffed I tight and cozy for the Looooong journey.

Of course, Next on the list was to run to Radio Shack (all speed limits obeyed of course……. 😉 ) to get the plug adapter for use here in the USA.

With that all said and done it was time for the party.

I think it compliments the Aracom quite nicely...

I think it compliments the Aracom quite nicely…

 

So for my audio/Video review part of this I’ll let the sound do the talking. The audio only clip is of my old “AC/DC” set-up.

It consisted of My  2203, 2 x 12 G12-65, Aracom, Dyna Comp, Tube Screamer and a Box of Rock.

I had to EQ a decent amount as well as add treble and reverb to the sound to achieve what the final result is. As per usual, a good sound but none the less not good enough.

Video clip is of the Marshall, Aracom PRO-2 and the GTTSR. NO EQ only slight reverb added.

Amp settings are P:0 B:5 M:4 T:5 Master:6 Pre: 4-5.

As a disclaimer of sorts; the TSR is not the only change in gear between the two samples. In the audio only I’m using an Angus Sig. pickup and in the video I had installed a Manilus T-Top. Which by the way is $ well spent. Mick’s customer service is outstanding and the sound and quality of this pickup is nothing short of awesomeness!!

So without further adu, adoo, adue, ado????

 

 

 

 

Audio only Pre TSR Gear:

 

 

Video with Gold Tag Replica

 

So there’s my take. I’m not professional by any means. Just a regular guy giving my experience. For those of you waiting for yours believe me…. it’s well worth it!!!!!!!

Any impressions, criticisms, questions ect. are welcome in comments. Until next time this is

06AngusSG (Jon) Signing off…………… 😉

 

 

 

 

 

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