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BY Slowy
#841445
New Acoustic Amp Day: AER Alpha.

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Picked this up this morning and spent a couple of hours with it. Here it is with new best mates. The real surprise was the Doozy; the big rich clean tones it produces are astonishingly good.

The mandolin sounds excellent, the Taylor sounds just like it always does, but louder. I'm expecting good things from the Eastwood electric 12 but that's in the band room and will have to wait until this afternoon.

The Lowden didn't make the cut. It certainly sounded good, but that guitar is so dynamic and 3 dimensional that amping it takes away too much. Possibly its pickup isn't equal to the task but either way, I prefer its natural voice.

I was expecting an AER to be good; I wasn't expecting it to be so versatile. :D
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BY jvpp
#841446
Congrats, AER has got to be the best! Hopefully you will still have it when I drop off the Timmy :wink: so I can play Proud Mary.
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BY jeremyb
#841453
8 string eh, didn't pick you for a DJENT guy slowy!!
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BY jvpp
#841456
jeremyb wrote:8 string eh, didn't pick you for a DJENT guy slowy!!



He can now play McGuiness Flint "When I'm dead and gone"...

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BY Slowy
#841458
jvpp wrote: Hopefully you will still have it .........

You're confusing me with Molly.
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BY Slowy
#841462
Took the things in the photo to a jam this afternoon. Thought it was going to be acoustic but we ended up with a Strat, bass, me and no drums.
It was great! The AER is amazing; from acoustic tones right through to early 50s rock'n'roll electric, its projection and clarity want for nothing.
Often wondered why I'd held a candle for one of these for a decade. Now I know :D
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BY dylan
#841464
I had no idea you were a fellow mandolin player! - i got obsessed by learning mando (and banjo) around a 2010. Put in about 2 years then burned out. Love the logic of 4 strings tuned in 5ths.

Here is a recording i did during my "acoustic" phase..

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BY Molly
#841465
Slowy wrote:
jvpp wrote: Hopefully you will still have it .........

You're confusing me with Molly.


That's ok. You should take it as a compliment. ;-)
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BY Slowy
#841466
dylan wrote:I had no idea you were a fellow mandolin player! - i got obsessed by learning mando (and banjo) around a 2010. Put in about 2 years then burned out. Love the logic of 4 strings tuned in 5ths.

Here is a recording i did during my "acoustic" phase..

10 marylou.mp3

WooHoo! Another track for the collection :D
I reckon I must have just about an album's worth of your songs by now. Very cool.

Don't think I had the mandolin back in the day. It was a gift 15 years ago from my mate Chris who died earlier this year.
But the first time I heard, 'Battle for Evermore' that was it. I was gone!
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BY jvpp
#841468
dylan wrote:I had no idea you were a fellow mandolin player! - i got obsessed by learning mando (and banjo) around a 2010. Put in about 2 years then burned out. Love the logic of 4 strings tuned in 5ths.

Here is a recording i did during my "acoustic" phase..

10 marylou.mp3


Cool, is that a tuba in there?
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BY StrummersOfThunder
#841473
Nice one
In pre Bulll Kelp Surfers' days I played in an acoustic band called ...wait for it....The Strummers of Thunder !
I recall testing A LOT of amps and really the two that stood out were the AEG and the Schertler.
I think, as you point out, the AEG was rockier and able to project a little better.
Strumm-a-licious :)
Congrats
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BY dylan
#841503
jvpp wrote:
dylan wrote:I had no idea you were a fellow mandolin player! - i got obsessed by learning mando (and banjo) around a 2010. Put in about 2 years then burned out. Love the logic of 4 strings tuned in 5ths.

Here is a recording i did during my "acoustic" phase..

10 marylou.mp3


Cool, is that a tuba in there?


No :) - thats my Pedulla MVP5 bass. But listening to it now it sure does sometimes sound like a tuba !
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BY Bg
#841507
jvpp wrote:
dylan wrote:I had no idea you were a fellow mandolin player! - i got obsessed by learning mando (and banjo) around a 2010. Put in about 2 years then burned out. Love the logic of 4 strings tuned in 5ths.

Here is a recording i did during my "acoustic" phase..

10 marylou.mp3


Cool, is that a tuba in there?


Eb or Bb?