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The Metro Session: Lentz 1953/1959 Conversion

14 Sep The Metro Session: Lentz 1953/1959 Conversion

1953/1959 Scott Lentz Conversion, real PAFs, original harness and original late ’50s Bumblebees.

Video will stop at a given point because the camera heated up and shut off. Apologies. Audio was recorded separately and will continue to play on a black screen.

Played with: Metro Amp

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Fil "SoloDallas" Olivieri
sd@solodallas.com

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33 Comments
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    Johnny
    Posted at 04:08h, 19 January

    3:10-3:15 :))))))) I LOVE that little run part!!!

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      Johnny
      Posted at 04:53h, 19 January

      GOD DAMM, i cant stop watching that part lmao :)

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        Johnny
        Posted at 00:07h, 24 February

        hey fil can u please do a tutorial on that 3:10-3:15 part lol??

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    Kinglance
    Posted at 22:11h, 07 December

    I bought me a Free cd!! Great songs!! We want a tutorial for “All Right Now”… and a tutorial for fast AC/DC-licks…and…and…sorry!! ๐Ÿ˜€

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    prboyd
    Posted at 20:30h, 27 October

    That is a damn nice tone Fil!

    That mic setup is getting a rich full mix aswell. Quality mate. Hope all well your way :)

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    Jackie White
    Posted at 20:31h, 22 October

    TONE!!!

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    Angusrocks
    Posted at 06:35h, 16 September

    WOW !!! Fantastic sound !!!

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    RiffRaff
    Posted at 05:09h, 16 September

    I wonder how the Metro amp sounds with one of your SG’s. I wanna hear :)

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    Ryley
    Posted at 19:46h, 15 September

    INCREDIBLE tonee Fil, this is just mind blowing! the soul in ur playing is unparalelledd. fantastick job my friend

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    OldSchoolRocker666
    Posted at 16:41h, 15 September

    Shame that the reissues Marshall makes can’t sound like this stock, that you have to modify them or get from replica manufacturers like Metro to obtain this raw Plexi sound.. It’s a shame imo , but i guess it’s about how good it would sell, and Marshall is an company trying to earn money, so priority how Plexi reissues sound exactly is probubly not the first thing they think off, that’s where replica manufacturers come into the pictures, but still.. It would indeed be nice to hear an reissue sounding like this stock but sadly they dont.

    I think i’ll scrap the idea of buying an Jubilee Silver 2550 and instead buys an VoS SG reissue OR, i buy the Jubilee and sells it for a slightly higher price than what i will give for it, to make the VoS SG more affordable, not planning on keeping the Jubilee anyway, no point now when i heard this amp, cause the Jubilee is a FART compared to this amp imo :)

    I can allways buy an amp like the Metro one later when i have money :)

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    Tyler
    Posted at 15:55h, 15 September

    Hey Fil, sounds great, any particular reason you were tuned up a half step, or was it a post production thing?

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    headwhop26
    Posted at 23:54h, 14 September

    I dont mean to sound mean, and I know its only because Fil really feels it, but if all you saw of this video was the neck up without sound, you would think he was being stabbed repeatedly with a knife. Im not knocking Fil, cuz ive been know to do it too, but it always makes me laugh.

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      SoloDallas
      Posted at 02:50h, 15 September

      Not only I was “feeling it”, but the volume in there was so LOUD that every touch on the guitars made me jump. I was COMPLETELY IN IT. I was part of the sound (that shattered my body, on front of the cab)!
      It’s really an amazing feeling. It was how they used to be right then in the late ’60s and during the ’70s. This is exactly why I am doing this: to feel it again and to show what it meant.

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        headwhop26
        Posted at 11:09h, 15 September

        Yeah, I know what you mean. I dont know if you’ve ever seen that interview with Angus, talking about how he bends strings. He says, “Most guys just bend it up like this” and bends a string and its nothing really special. Then he says “but for me I kinda gotta scrunch up and knock my knees together” and bends another one like that and the note is just ON FIRE. So yeah, I dont doubt it makes all the difference for you.

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    LeroyKincaid
    Posted at 22:52h, 14 September

    LOVE it!

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    JaiminhoPagina
    Posted at 21:06h, 14 September

    Hey Fil! :)
    Amazing amp!
    Really smooth (when compared to the 1987x – it was…. maybe a bit too fuzzy or something…. I don’t know how to describe….) This one is… well… PERFECT XD

    Just a little question…. (If you allow me to ask)…. How long did it take until the amp was ready to be shipped to you?

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      SoloDallas
      Posted at 02:52h, 15 September

      You have a good ear (and I am not surprised).
      Yes, the Metro is in another class. Reissue Marshalls do have a few things that are quite not on par with what the original models used to be. I think it took 2 months to get the amp ready. Reason is, George (Metropoulos) is always building a few!

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        Dries
        Posted at 05:07h, 15 September

        Ceriatone does well too. I’ve built allready a 18W, and just ordered a 50W JMP lead spec.
        I hope this one will do the trick!

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        JaiminhoPagina
        Posted at 13:46h, 15 September

        Thanks for answering. :)
        This amp sings! I gotta get a JTM50 in the future! lol
        Only 2 months? O.o
        This is what I call a professional work.

        I ordered myself a Plexi clone (#1987) back in january. It’s a Brazilian boutique brand called “Tubeamps”. It was supposed to be ready on April… And here I am 9 months later without the amp… I’m seriously starting to regret this deal… I just hope it’ll be “decent”.

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          Dries
          Posted at 18:31h, 15 September

          Some brands offer a kit too. If you have a little bit soldering and electrics experience, its easy, much cheaper and a lot faster to build it by yourself.

          Have fun with it !

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    raiderflores
    Posted at 20:34h, 14 September

    what were the settings to your amp

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      SoloDallas
      Posted at 02:53h, 15 September

      This is a good question: I MUST add the info up there: presence 0 (except on the woman tone, where I put it at 10), bass ranged from 3 to 8 (I changed it from time to time), treble 10, mids 10, volume 8 to 10, normal channel volume 0)

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    OldSchoolRocker666
    Posted at 19:35h, 14 September

    What pickups have Angus used in the past, and have they been modified or mainly stock? These sounds so fucking great i have to listen to it many times and STILL can’t i get enought of it, WOW!

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      SoloDallas
      Posted at 02:54h, 15 September

      Angus used basically every possible pickup made.
      He used the original ttops that came in his late ’60s SGs, then switched to PAFs, patent numbers and custom made pickups for him.

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        OldSchoolRocker666
        Posted at 16:45h, 15 September

        How are these pickups compared to the other SGs pickup you have on the SGs? These sounds killer!

        What do pickups like this cost? :)

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    OldSchoolRocker666
    Posted at 18:37h, 14 September

    O.O

    All i can say is… WHAT A TONE!

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    mbstring
    Posted at 18:33h, 14 September

    The camera must have melt from the awesomeness of this amp/tone and your playing!

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    Michael91
    Posted at 18:05h, 14 September

    that a-chord at 1:20 just kills me!! its so yyeeahh!

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    headwhop26
    Posted at 17:45h, 14 September

    I love it! The tone is so creamy crunchy

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    adam10603
    Posted at 16:57h, 14 September

    dude, is that guy really sitting on a marshall head? ๐Ÿ˜€ nice “chair”, Fil ๐Ÿ˜€ Also nice demo. Your LP sounds really smooth and nice through this amp. Good stuff ๐Ÿ˜€

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      adam10603
      Posted at 17:02h, 14 September

      6:45…
      cheers! ๐Ÿ˜€

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      SoloDallas
      Posted at 02:54h, 15 September

      It was like “Marshall, get this!” ๐Ÿ˜†

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