Welcome to TRAD Amplification's Sound Clips Page
The mp3 players on this page require Adobe Flash 10. If you prefer not to use the Flash player or you have scripts disabled, you can also listen to the clips by clicking on the link and opening it in your favorite mp3 player. We will be adding more clips as they become available. All clips were recorded with the help of some very good friends of mine and I would like to take a moment thank them for thier time and effort. Jim Kilby was kind enough to allow me the use of his ProTools studio and handled the engineering. Joe Taylor (JT) and Joey Brensinger (Joey B) supplied the guitars and talent. Jim, JT and Joey B are former members of Kilby and Taylor. OK, on to the clips.
The following clips were recorded using a Shure SM57 mic into an ART TUBE MP preamp with an old Sylvania 12AT7 (in place of the stock Russian Sovtek 12AX7) and then directly to disc. None of the tracks have EQ applied to them and the sound was tweaked by adjusting the mic placement. Unless stated otherwise, the tracks are dry and no effects were used. I have some tracks that have effects in order to give you an idea of the possibilities. The effects were added in post production and they are noted. All final edits and additional effects were done in Audacity, an open source sound recorder/editor program.
The DLX-15 Clips
For the DLX-15 cuts below, the mic was placed on the center of the cone about 5" from the grill cloth.
These tracks feature JT playing his '89 Strat Plus Deluxe with Blue (N), Silver (M) and Red (B) Lace Sensor pickups. The Amp was set as follows: Input 1 Bright Channel, Volume 6.5, Tone 8. The last track is a repeat of track 3 with reverb and a touch of flange.
These tracks have Joey B playing his '94 Strat loaded with Irish Tour pickups. The Amp was set as follows: Input 1 Bright Channel, Volume 6.5, Tone 8. All tracks are dry.
These tracks have JT playing Jim Kimby's 2006 60th Anniversary (made in Mexico) Telecaster with the stock factory pickups. The Amp was set as follows: Input 1 Bright Channel, Volume 7, Tone 8. The last track is a repeat of track 2 with a little slapback delay. I was very impressed with this guitar concidering the price.
This last set of tracks has Joey B playing his 1969 Gibson 335 with the stock factory pickups and a trapeze tailpiece. For tracks 1 and 2 the amp was set as follows: Input 1 Bright Channel, Volume 6, Tone 8. Tracks 3 and 4 are as follows: Input 2 Bright Channel (lower sensitivity), Volume 6, Tone 8. The last track is a repeat of track 4 with a little reverb (well maybe a bit more than a little).