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Metro/Friedman plexi & Scumback 68' plexi replica

Post by eljodon » Wed Jan 14, 2015 11:26 am

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This is a recording I did in my studio using a Metro Plexi 68" 12,000 series modified by Dave Friedman to sound like the Metro/Friedman amp with no master volume with a built in Variac set at 95 volts and a custom built Scumback Plexi 68'/69' plexi replica with a Variac set at 90 on the dirty parts and 120 on the clean parts .I used the Scumback for all the rhythms and main lead break and the Metro/Friedman which I got later during the recording which was used an all the rest of the leads.I used a custom made Marshall style cab built buy Scumback speakers cab with 69' spec. The cab is loaded with 2 Scumback BH75 and 2 M75.The amps were both set with everything on 10 and non of the amps have a master volume. I used mainly a Fender Strat with a custom made Warmoth neck with single coil pick ups and for the 2nd part of the main solo, I used a Warmoth Start that I put together with a chambered body and a scalloped maple neck with a PRS 59/09 pickup on the neck and a WCR Darkburst on the neck.
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Re: Metro/Friedman plexi & Scumback 68' plexi replica

Post by VelvetGeorge » Wed Jan 14, 2015 11:38 am

Yeah, rippin!

Great tone, plexi chirp in the highs but also nice fat single notes.

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Re: Metro/Friedman plexi & Scumback 68' plexi replica

Post by eljodon » Wed Jan 14, 2015 12:09 pm

Thank George! I'm the guy(George Alayon) that you helped getting my Metro Plexi to sound the way I wanted. Since I live in Ca you set me up with Dave Friedman to work on my amp. I made the mistake of getting a fx loop and a master volume on the amp, so he ripped all that stuff up made it like the Metro/Friedman like the one that you both worked on and changed the power tubes to 6CA7. Now I'm very happy with the amp! I also installed a NOS Bugle Boy on V1 and a NOS Mullard on V2 and the amp sounds incredible! You sir are I true gentleman! :hairband: :rock:
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Re: Metro/Friedman plexi & Scumback 68' plexi replica

Post by VelvetGeorge » Mon Jan 19, 2015 1:19 pm

I thought that was you George! Ripping as usual.

I'm glad you got the amp where you wanted it to be. It takes a couple tired sometimes to really nail what someone is looking for. We can talk about it all day, but it's very subjective.

Hope your back is holding up.

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Re: Metro/Friedman plexi & Scumback 68' plexi replica

Post by syscokid » Mon Jan 19, 2015 7:33 pm

Wow...

That was seriously awesome. Excellent tone and some mighty fine play'n... :shred:

... :toast:
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Re: Metro/Friedman plexi & Scumback 68' plexi replica

Post by eljodon » Tue Jan 20, 2015 3:18 pm

[quote="VelvetGeorge"]I thought that was you George!

Lol! I'm really happy with the amp sir, I've been using it quite a bit along with Jim's Plexi too! The Metro gives me a close VH tone and straight Rock tone and Jim's Plexi I use for blues style tone. I haven't used my other amps as much, but I'm happy to have a bunch of amps that sound quiet different from each other!

My back is much better, but my left hand is not doing that well! I had to switch to a lighter gauge so I can play through a whole track with out my hand crapping out!It kind of sucks!

I'm doing some VH stuff comparing slave and none slave tone. I posted Romeo Delight which I did ok, but my ears were burnt out when I mixed so I under mixed the guitar and over compressed mix, but if you get the chance,check it out and see what you think. I'm doing 2 more kind of fast with just a couple of takes, but is just for fun and to see what advice I can get from my fellow VH freaks! LOL! Take care and thank you very much George, you're one of a kind!!!!
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Re: Metro/Friedman plexi & Scumback 68' plexi replica

Post by eljodon » Tue Jan 20, 2015 3:20 pm

syscokid wrote:Wow...

That was seriously awesome. Excellent tone and some mighty fine play'n... :shred:

... :toast:
Thank you sir, I'm glad you enjoyed it.
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Re: Metro/Friedman plexi & Scumback 68' plexi replica

Post by Jeremy1283 » Tue Jan 27, 2015 3:28 pm

Smoking track !

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Re: Metro/Friedman plexi & Scumback 68' plexi replica

Post by NewReligion » Fri Jun 12, 2015 3:19 pm

Great tones, awesome playing and super mix.

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Re: Metro/Friedman plexi & Scumback 68' plexi replica

Post by eljodon » Thu Oct 22, 2015 1:22 pm

Jeremy1283 wrote:Smoking track !
Thank you Sir!!
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Re: Metro/Friedman plexi & Scumback 68' plexi replica

Post by eljodon » Thu Oct 22, 2015 1:23 pm

NewReligion wrote:Great tones, awesome playing and super mix.

NR ♫
Thanks NewReligion!
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Re: Metro/Friedman plexi & Scumback 68' plexi replica

Post by Natec » Tue Mar 29, 2016 10:45 pm

Wow! I just got a listen to this again! I know this is old , but if your still around. What was your signal chain? Buffer.?. Boost? Tube screamer? Or straight in the amp?
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Re: Metro/Friedman plexi & Scumback 68' plexi replica

Post by eljodon » Mon Apr 03, 2017 2:20 pm

Natec wrote:Wow! I just got a listen to this again! I know this is old , but if your still around. What was your signal chain? Buffer.?. Boost? Tube screamer? Or straight in the amp?
Thanks!I just notice that you posted this awhile ago! Sorry, I didn't see it. I used different signal chains since there are many different tones. With the Metro/Friedman 68' I usually use a Boss GE100 10 band eq with the usual frown face eq curve with a mild boost and an OCD with the volume all the way up and the drive all the way down for leads or rhythms. I'm using a Fryette Power Station attenuator with both amps but with the Metro/Friedman I'm using it's own variac at 90 volts with everything on 10. I'm also using a Scumback Plexi 68/69 with the same pedals but without a variac. The Strat lead & Rhythm was the Scumback Plexi straight with no pedals.With the rock solos, I'm using the Metro/Friedman except for the last main solo which is the Scumback Plexi. Some of the dirty rhythms are both amps left & right. I also use the Maxon 808 for the more distorted solos.
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