Who was Robin L?

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Re: Who was Robin L?

Post by jnew » Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:15 pm

I would agree but it doesn't sound like the EQ is used on all of the VHI songs. Only the hot rodded songs, which is about half the album. 8)
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Re: Who was Robin L?

Post by T.J.Fuller » Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:00 am

rgalpin wrote: "amp slaved into another amp scheme" was the tone settings. i think he said put the all the knobs on 0 except the bass ON TEN!!
and then just add in a touch of high end via the treble or presence. now, was that on the amp 1 or the power amp amp?
Funny I was hoping someone would bring this up !

This is the piece of info that had me believing this guy was in fact Rudy L.

It was a totally exciting read until that guy got busted out / re-hashed info or not

He had a confidence about his answers when questioned
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Re: Who was Robin L?

Post by mr.twistyneck » Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:39 pm

I dunno, I thought doing the "line out from Marshall running on low voltage into front of a different Marshall" was plausible. I tried it, and it was a cool sound. A real pain in the butt to tweak though - it was very touchy.

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Re: Who was Robin L?

Post by johnnybgoood » Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:05 pm

It sounds very right!

Massive can of worms here. We don't know how long Ed kept his amp with the "Europe" voltage. It might have been either one day, six months, or it might have been years. For all we know, Van Edward may have kept the mains voltage on the lead amp at 220/230 volts (Europe) for a long time. That lands perfectly at around 60 to 63 volts when plugged into the wall voltage in North America. If this is the case, the variac may have been used to maintain the volume on a secondary/slave amp. Ed also has all the extra gain and treble from the preamp stage and tone stack of the second amp to play with. That "sizzle" comes out with the lead amp-slave amp setup.

There's another possibility. Rudy Leiren stated that Ed used one amp in gigs. If this is true, Ed might have used the "Europe" voltage on his magic Marshall and cranked the Variac to 140 volts exactly like he said he did. That would get his amp to 70-73 volts which is perfect to tame a 100 watt amp for a small-sized venue. This voltage would also definitely NOT melt his tubes. All the people around him wouldn't know that Ed's amp had the mains set at voltages meant for Europe. His 12301 amp didn't have a voltage selector.

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Re: Who was Robin L?

Post by jnew » Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:45 pm

All very true and possible. And I wouldn't doubt that all of these possibilities were at least tried at some point. Expecially a 220V amp on a variac set to 140V. That would be right about on the $. 8)
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Re: Who was Robin L?

Post by guitar007 » Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:22 pm

I was there. Truely the golden era of the forum.
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