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December 08, 2008

Took my Suhr Classic out to a gig at the Player's Club

Last weekend, I got a last minute gig at a local bar called The Player's Club. I also brought my Mack Heatseeker 18 and some good pedals attached to my Pedaltrain. Good tones were happening.

The stage is quite nice at this place. It has a lots of soft material around it, quite good for sound. Myra and I and Rocky started out doing some softer tunes. My Suhr sounded great of course. Nice clean and huge tones came out with little effort.

For cabinet, I used my Avatar 2x12 with Eminence Wizards. It is a bright sounding cab, but I like it that way. I tend to turn down the tone knob a bit on my gain pedal so that the overdriven tones are not too bright.

For the second and third set, we had a good drummer by the name Jim join us. We did a few rockier and bluesier tunes, and I kicked in my Maxon SD-9. Sweet tone! I am noticing big time that the SD-9 sounds more natural than ever with my Suhr Classic. It's like I can't get a bad sound, no matter what I do. It's fat and juicy but not harsh at all. Very organic. Very nice combination, the Suhr, the Heatseeker and the Maxon SD-9.

I also like to use a Boss Blues Driver for some semi-gain sounds, like SRV tunes and similar. Works great for that. My BD-2 is also modded, and I keep the tone on it rolled back a bit.

I was not imagining that I had a good sound. Several people came up and told me I sounded better than ever, and I would have to agree. At least about the sound (never mind the playing...) but I probably play better too when I enjoy my tone. I kept the Heatseeker fairly loud, and that is a GOOD thing. A tube amp like this, with no master volume, needs to be pushed hard. Even an 18 watter can be loud when pushed, but for this gig, it was just right.

I had a lot of fun, and my daughter and later a friend took some good photos. Here they are.

Gig Photos

By Robert Renman - www.dolphinstreet.com

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Posted by Robert Renman on December 08, 2008

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