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    Delta Blues mods

    Got a Delta Blues in trade from well-known guitarist Neil Zaza. Wanted an amp with a 15" speaker for my Baritone Strat. Was kinda disappointed, so I opened it up. For my needs, the transformers were laughably teeny! Got together with my tech, and made some mods, which weren't too easy due to the way the amp is constructed. Put in a big ole Hammond Power X-former, and a Dr Z output X-former. Changed a few caps, not values, but just better-sounding caps. Installed an early 60's Jensen 15. The amp is smokin'! Great for Baritone as it no longer wusses out on the low notes. I used it for recording lapsteel and pedal steel on Zaza's album "Staring At The Sun."
    YouTube - Neil Zaza - "Fargo" [Studio Version]

    YouTube - Neil Zaza - "Every Thought of You" [Studio Version]

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    It sounds great.
    What's wrong with jibber-jabber? Some of my best stuff is jibber-jabber.

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    just went back and listened to this again HDX- awesome job here

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    Thanks dB! On "Every Thought," Neil wanted me to play pedal steel as a sort of string trio. I got to be more aggressive with the Rocket lapsteel on "Fargo." I just played what I was asked to play. That's the job!
    Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end

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    the only question now is why not a nice Gemini II? (just kidding)

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    When I first started played in '63 or so, I borrowed a Reverbarocket. Great little amp. Then I bought one of those Sears Silvertone twin 12 jobs. That was also a great-sounding amp.
    Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end

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    yeah my RR is a real fave of mine

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    My tech has a RR chassis just sittin' on one of his shelves. Chassis, with both transformers. Nothin' else. I keep tellin' him to build a RR, or design his own. He's just not into it right now.
    Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end

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    sigh what a waste... If I ever get itchin' to buy another amp I'm sure there are old M-12 Mercuries out there in need of love....

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