Friday, January 09, 2009

Vyper Rosin

Find the other side of the world. (Although you're gonna end up off the South Western coast of Australia if you live anywhere in these contiguous United States, not China -- as we children digging holes in the backyard were so oft told.)


And here is the most disturbing thing I've found on the Interwebs today. Here's two things which don't go together: "fetish" and "Mario Brothers".


So my Peavey Vypyr amp.

At $200 I decided it wasn't nearly expensive enough. So I put a used Celestion Alnico Blue speaker in it, which more than doubles its price.

There. Now it's much better. The sound is all three-dimensional. So I like to tell myself. "Drew, the amp sounds so much better with the new speaker. Gosh, it sounds amazing." That's what you tell me.

Yes, it's impossible to really A/B the stock Peavey speaker with the Celestion. And I'm perfectly aware that the psychological effect of my thinking there's a Celestion in the cabinet is probably more powerful than the actual effect of the speaker. But that's just how it is.

That being said, I'm really enjoying the Plexi model on the Vypyr. I'm not so much a fan of the "overdrive overdrive overdrive" sound of the modern amp models. But I'm not so much a fan of those real amps either.


But now I also have a violin bow.

I need to get rosin for it though...

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