Bray 4550 through Blackback and 6402 GB

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Bray 4550 through Blackback and 6402 GB

Post by Sean_McFly » Sun May 28, 2017 1:01 am

Getting some serious VH I tone out of the 4550 when I double mic the 2 upper speakers in my 1960b 4x12, one's a '78 blackback and one's a 90's 6402 GB. The 6402 adds a wonderful top end to the base tone from the blackback and gives it that "I'm the One" sizzle. The blackback on it's own has a "Feel Your Love Tonight" meets "Eruption" style top end, less agressive and more mids centered (to be honest, when mic'ing only the BB, it almost sounds very reminiscent of Rockstah's old clips, like some sort of Mod5/Bray hybrid tone lol). The guitar is my ash strat with a 6 hole fender trem and a Super Distortion hard mounted to the body.

Let me know what you guys think! :vh: :rock: :shred:

I also have a clip of just the blackback if you guys are interested! ... -blackback
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Re: Bray 4550 through Blackback and 6402 GB

Post by dirtycooter » Mon May 29, 2017 3:20 am

First off??

My take?
Always hear more nasalness in the bray for some reason.
The Blackback seems to alleviate it.
Gotta have mids but I feel the 6402 sounded too much like over done in the mid are.
The mids I think are the toughest to nail.
Both great tones!
But one is is more refined and natural sounding to me, and thats the black backs.
Just my opinion. For me its too honky with the 64's though I love mids to death bein a VH goon.
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Re: Bray 4550 through Blackback and 6402 GB

Post by fivecoyote » Wed May 31, 2017 2:40 pm

First of all McFly, you need to practice more...LOL! You are kickin' it man, congrats.

Agree with DC that the blackbacks-only clip sounds old VH -- too cool. Are those EL34s in the Bray? If so, I might have to restart my speaker search.... The combined clip does sound like Ed's newer nasaliness a bit to me, but not near as much. Both killer tho! :hairband:
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Re: Bray 4550 through Blackback and 6402 GB

Post by Berlin » Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:46 pm

I mean... Come on* :shred:

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