tboy - notes 2/21/101 0:20 am
A few notes on how this thing works

Aron Nelson Shaka Express clone sample 2/20/101 3:09 am
Pat Moss built one of the early Shaka Prototypes, here is a sample of his clone. MP3 Format. Recorded direct into computer then later run through the Marshall Sim. circuit.

Aron Nelson Camacho Amp Samples 2/20/101 8:30 pm
CamachoLead.mp3 is the Camacho lead channel.
CamachoNormal.mp3 is the Camacho "normal" channel.

The lead channel was set with vol 1 on 7, vol2 on 7 and master on 3.
The normal channel was set at 10 - full up.

The level was actually not very loud - it was going through the excellent WeberVST MASS system attenuator.

The guitar was a Pacifica 812w with Kinman pickups and Super Distortion in the bridge position.

Yes, high gain (that's how I felt ! :-), but next samples will be lower gain and probably use my 335 Ibanez Artist.

Guitar straight into the amp - recorded with mini-disc with cheapo tiny mic about 4 feet away from amp.

Aron Nelson Shaka Express Samples 2/21/101 0:14 am
Two samples of the Shaka Express Overdrive Pedal. One direct through the Marshall Simulator, the other through an amp.

The amp was a 1964 Bassman into 2X12 Celestion Greenback cabinet.

Aron Nelson Big Muff Samples 2/21/101 0:23 am
The Big Muff. One sample with a 100K resistor from base to ground on the 3rd stage. The other sample without the 100K resistor from base to ground.
Finally the circuit without the 100K on a sustained note.

Aron Nelson Shaka 3 2/21/101 0:31 am
sb3AMP.mp3 - Shaka 3 through amp (Bassman 2x12 Celestion Greenback)

Joe Gagan Skyripper Samples 2/21/101 0:47 am
All samples were made with the following:

Guitar- Fender-esque doubleneck, mostly on the lead pickup [Seymour Duncan Broadcaster Lead], but sometimes I switched in the front pickup [Vanzant blues model strat pickup].

Amp -Mesa Blue Angel, EVM style 12",on the 2 6V6 setting. Miked close with a Shure SM57, and about 6' away with a tube mic.

Volume was at 10:00 O'clock, all the tone controls were kind of in the middle. Reverb was at 9:00 O'clock.

The knobs on the Skyripper were not modulated while a track was running. Most of the variation was from pick attack variation, with a little bit of volume knob tweaking as well.

Note: when listening, notice the dynamic flipping between two very different sounds. At times I picked very lightly to accentuate the undertone, then leaned into it to flip into the lead sound.

"Clean 1" shows the amp tone before the effect is kicked in. Baseline.

"Skyripper 1" is just the Fuzz by itself.

"Skyripper 2" Ripper mode. Notice how the noise is totally moved out of the way when the picking becomes a hard attack. At about :45 I begin picking very lightly, showing a very interesting atonality, then flip in and out of the lead tone just by varying my attack or volume knob.

"Skyripper 3" 'Rippergulper' setting. A little more radical. Check out how the high notes seem to 'gulp' when played.

"Skyripper4" More Ripping, slight knob adjustment.

"Skyrip 5 & 6" Frequency generation mode. I tuned the generated note to a specific pitch and then jammed with it. Again, notice how, with hard attack, the lead tone comes totally to the forefront.

"skyrip 7" the Treble Boost and Fuzz together. A 'back to basics' good lead sound. Check out the combo of articulation and fatness. Slight hint of high frequency feedback within itself audible.