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Discussion in 'Backline' started by ahjteam, Oct 31, 2008.

  1. MetalJonesy

    MetalJonesy more metal, more booze!!!

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    they sound great for their price. It's the only cab i have now as i downsized. I used it to track Apostates EP with, its not as nice as my marshall 1960a i had loaded with V30s.. mainly just the bottom end, but a very nice cab to use for jams, and practice!! sounds better than the 4x12 version IMO!
     
  2. DigitalMetal

    DigitalMetal Building a Mini SSL

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    Same unit as the famous/legendary Eric Johnson and David Gilmour "Tube Driver" this is one of the models Mr Butler named the Real Tube "911" after his favourite model of Porsche Car
    Google/Youtube searches will yeild some clips for you im not about to embarrass myself with my bad playing.
    Its silky smooth for leads though if you like Pink floyd throw it in front of a tube amp , its the pedal you are looking for!
     
  3. tgs

    tgs Elder

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    Ffffffffffffffffuuuuuuuuuuuu.... Their grey Tube Driver pedal is my holy grail. I played one into a Fender Vibrochamp some years ago while I worked in a studio in Austin and I've been wanting to get that exact setup since then. The sounds I was able to get from it... Saw the grey one second hand in Sweden recently but of course couldn't spare the cash right then.

    How would this model compare to it, out of curiosity?
     
  4. DigitalMetal

    DigitalMetal Building a Mini SSL

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    Its exactly the same unit with a different name and colour sceme, and it sounds fantastic driving my Seymour Duncan Convertible Tube amp (its a bit like a Boogie MK1).
    Butler had some issues with a company he licenced the design to so did a few different versions of the same design.
    All the accurate infor is here from the man himself:
    http://home.comcast.net/~jroscoe/bkbutler.html

    Stay away from the models that run on external power supplies the only real ones are mains powered straight into the box.

    If you want a new one he is building them again in small numbers,
    see here: http://www.butleraudio.com/
    i picked this one up cheap from ebay and its mint! i think because it has a different name people didnt know its worth and i win ;)
     
  5. tgs

    tgs Elder

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    Brilliant, thanks for the info! I've seen them on Ebay in USA when I've checked but they're very scarce on this side of the pond. But some day...
     
  6. DeclanWhite

    DeclanWhite Senior Member

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    only just bought it. not here yet :p will post a real life pic when that happens
     
  7. Loren Littlejohn

    Loren Littlejohn Lover of all boobage.

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    I used one of those tube tech pedals years ago. IIRC it sounded great. But I couldn't have been more than 15/16 when I did so no idea if it really did or not. :lol:
     
  8. Ensi

    Ensi CAT WITH FUKKEN PODS

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    I recently got one and I love it! Real good value too!

    Here are some clips (I am still new with recording real amps but thought this should give you some insight):

    Micced SM57:



    In mix (Ola's LRA, reamped through my toneport (oh lord) haha):

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1064562/Mixing/LRA_5153_reamps2.mp3

    Camera sound:



    Also can anyone comment on that last vids quality? I just got a new camera and I have no idea what format/codec this/that to use. The rendered file looks good but the raw/uncompressed file looks even better.
     
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  9. sam14

    sam14 Tard

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    (Dimarzio D activator 7 bridge)

    Pickup has arrived, guitar doesn't get here till next week, too excited for words!
     
  10. DigitalMetal

    DigitalMetal Building a Mini SSL

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    There's lots of info around about DIY clones if you are into electronics, i was actually going to build one and just by chance saw this one on ebay and snapped it up cheaper than it would cost to build one.

    everything sounds better years ago ;)
     
  11. DeclanWhite

    DeclanWhite Senior Member

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    you're now my favourite forum member. thanks man! makes me even more keen for the cab to arrive. also, im getting one of those amps! damn
     
  12. GuitarHack

    GuitarHack Krank it UP!

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    That guitar sound is FANTASTIC!!!

    Been trying to talk myself out of buying a 5153 Mini. Struggling to find a good reason.

    Harley is looking like a good option also for jamming.



    Declan, where'd you buy your Cab from?
     
  13. nosgulstic

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    Pro Co RAT R2DU and a FMR RNC. Recently found out the white lettering on the RAT glows in the dark :D
     
  14. AudioGeekZine

    AudioGeekZine arsehole know-it-all

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    2 RATs in a rack?? Fucking awesome
     
  15. DeclanWhite

    DeclanWhite Senior Member

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    thomann. hoping it comes hassle free!
     
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    Cheers Ensi, what a great reply! I'm definitely getting one of the Harley Benton cabs myself after hearing the responses here and everywhere else, it seems like an absolutely fantastic deal.
     
  17. Artean

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    I decided to go my own path and aim for something completely different...

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  18. PhilTheBeard

    PhilTheBeard "The Beard"

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    I absolutely love my R2DU good score man! those things are rare
     
  19. PhilTheBeard

    PhilTheBeard "The Beard"

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    AT M-50s/LE 50th anniversary headphones. No difference to the regular M-50's other then that they are silver in color instead of black
     
  20. nosgulstic

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    Yeah this thing sounds incredible! Makes bass tracks sound like chainsaws
     

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