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Hi all, great news, we have some new captures coming soon. First up is "El Mocombo" a 1968 Traynor YGM-2 Guitar Mate 1x12 combo.

These captures add some new microphone options including an original Sennheiser MD409, a Cloud44-A Ribbon Microphone and a Wunder Audio CM12 tube mic amongst others.

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PostPosted: Sat, May 14, 2016 12:40pm 
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Hi Andy, original Marsland speaker?


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Original Radio Speakers of Canada Em-1200 which afaik was oem'd by Jensen. I think I can score a 15" bass cab with Marslands soon and I have a early 70's Studio Mate with 4x8" also in the queue.

I have some really great stuff coming, things we haven't done before.

This cab also sounds tremendous on bass, rhodes and clavinet.

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Up next is "Royalty F" a LabSeries L7 4x10 combo. Other than the faded front panel, this amp is in amazing shape and the speakers sound great. Pictured mics are the Beyer 160 Ribbon, Audio Technica AT-4033, an AEA R84 ribbon and an early 70's AKG D12.

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Here's Colorado, a Bludotone 1x12 open back with a Scumback H-75-LDHC. We're using a really wide variety of microphones including a Cloud R44A, Neumann U87Ai with the Iaudio U67 tube mod (check out the rave reviews of this kit on gearslutz), a relatively recent Sm-7b, the Wunder Audio CM12 and a Heil PR-30.

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Thank you Andy for the pictures!

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really nice!!! hope its out soon.


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This one is already available. A Dr. Z Z-Best 2 x12 cabinet, stock configuration with a V30 and G12H30. The Thiele Port runs the length of the bottom/ left side depending on the orientation. The orientation causes a difference in bass response so we captured a total of 4 different versions of this cabinet, horizontal and vertical each with the microphones focused on either the V30 or G12H30.

All our demos at Namm were done using this cabinet and a 3rd Power Citizen Gain head into the Torpedo Studio as it was a great match.

At 64 lbs, I'd rather carry around a virtual version of this great cabinet. We named it "Pinnacle"

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...and we're live: http://store.two-notes.com/index.php?id ... &id_lang=1

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ElMocombo (1x12 CB): A trip back to the Canadian Gold Rush at the heart of Toronto's 60's club scene. This 1968 Traynor® YGM-2 combo features the original Radio Speakers of Canada® (Jensen®) EMC-1200 12" speaker with tons of vintage vibe. Hippie or Hipster, the Elmocombo has all the tones you're looking for.

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Colorado (1x12 OB): Travel in first class, a Bludotone® open back 1x12 loaded with a dreamy Scumback® H75 with an enhanced low end response. This cab is the ticket for D-style tones, warm, tight and straight to the point.

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Royalty F (4x10OB): A gem from the late seventies that was created by Moog® and marketed by Gibson®, the Lab Series® was arguably the first solid state guitar amp for rock soloists to grace major stages. The most notable users coincidentally share a common tie to Royalty, in blues and hard rock!

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We're super excited to release some really great new cabinets for players and producers looking for something different than the usual 4x12's.

All of these were carefully captured using amazing Metric Halo converters, Buzz Audio preamps and great vintage and boutique microphones.

First we have a now complete trio that now covers 3 decades (more or less) of vintage Bell and Howell projector extension speaker cabinets.

Projector 1:

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This is a 1950’s Bell and Howell Filmosound® model 179 portable movie projector extension cabinet. These have become popular as guitar speakers for roots rock, blues and harp, particularly in the studio. One can either match them with a suitable tube amp; 5e3 family Fenders® are popular, or the audio amp of an actual projector can fairly easily be modified to amplify a guitar signal. This cabinet contains a modern replacement Warehouse G12Q that sounds just killer in this enclosure. The cabinet also features a thin wall bent plywood cabinet with felt coating. For this capture, some more unusual mics were used, some with very narrow frequency reponses, perfect in the right place. Choose and place them carefully for the best results.

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This is an early 1950’s Bell and Howell Filmosound® portable movie projector extension cabinet which have become popular as guitar speakers for roots rock, blues and harp, particularly in the studio. One can either match them with a suitable tube amp; 5e3 family Fenders® are popular, or the audio amp of an actual projector can fairly easily be modified to amplify a guitar signal. This cabinet contains a Bell and Howell® model A-1704 12” alnico speaker (most likely a Jensen®). The cabinet also features a thin wall bent plywood cabinet with felt coating and about 50’ of speaker wire that adds some bonus chocolate.
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This is a 1960's Bell and Howell® Orchestron II® portable movie projector extension cabinet which have become popular as guitar speakers for roots rock, blues and harp, particularly in the studio. One can either match them with a suitable tube amp; 5e3 family Fenders® are popular, or the audio amp of an actual projector can fairly easily be modified to amplify a guitar signal. This cabinet contains a Heppner 12” alnico speaker that were popular in many organs of the day. This cabinet has an all wood cabinet and what would have been, at the time, a quite modern look.

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Next we have a sixties standard that has made a remarkable comeback... found this one right on the way from home to visit Sweetwater thanks to our friends at Reverb

PiggyBack:

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The Sears/Silvertone® 1484 was introduced in late 1963 and sold via the Sears® catalog through most of that decade. This sixty watt amp had the unique feature whereby the head could be stowed and transported nestled inside the bottom of the cabinet. As a first choice for several of today's indy rock's greatest, the 1484 represented a sea change in amp preferences that the armies of multiple nations could not hold back and thusly they now command high prices in vintage shops and are often prized as studio amps for guitar and keyboards. This amp features a pair of Jensen C12's with dates codes for mid 1965.

and a couple of Facebook scores:

Horseshoe:

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Traynor® amps were a staple in every stage and studio in Canada during the 60's and 70's. They have recently been rediscovered and revered for their classic tube tone and are especially pedal friendly. This 1974 Traynor® YGM-4 25 watt combo features the 4 original Marsland® 8” speakers with tons of amazing tones for guitar and bass. This amp shines in particular for picked short scale bass and baritone guitar. We chose a wide variety of mics in order to allow a broad spectrum of tones.

Rising Sun:

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The Beltone® AP-12 was manufactured by early Japanese musical instrument maker Teisco® aka Tokyo Electric Instrument and Sound Company® exclusively for the Canadian market as a low cost, low wattage tube amplifier. This amp features point to point wiring, a killer tremolo and a super lightweight enclosure. The speaker of unknown origin puts out about 5 watts max. They make a great studio tool especially when trying to create space and dimension in an arrangement with many tracks of guitar.

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and....

Singer:

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A Vintage47® replica of the Bronson® Singing Electric® produced in the late forties to early fifties by Valco® and features an octal tube preamp and a Ted Weber Signature® 10” alnico speaker known for early breakup and a warm vintage tone. This amp is killer for blues, jazz and Americana and a favorite for lap steel and harp players. Small amps are often the secret ingredient for big sounds in the studio, so take some time and experiment with the relationship between the microphone choice and position in combination with the other elements of the arrangement, and use the features of the Torpedo® technology as a mixing tool.

Snout:

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The Pignose® 7-100, the world's first portable amplifier quickly became a tool in every guitarist's toolbox in the early seventies. The 5 watt transistor amp and 5” speaker is housed in a hinged box with strap buttons and a battery compartment. The particular model we captured is from the first series made roughly in 1973 (s/n in the 6000's) and considered a collectors item. We also acquired a later but still vintage Pignose® and decided the rare older one is the prize we wanted to capture. Pignose® tones are all over classic 70's LP's and matched with a gnarly fuzz, this capture is a unique way to revisit the vibe.

Like all the Torpedo Capture Master cabinets, they can be auditioned in either Torpedo hardware or WOSIII prior to purchase which can be either done in app or at the two-notes store.

We also premiered a few new mics including a Soyuz SU-019 large diaphragm condenser, a vintage 1950's RCA BK-5a ribbon, a Placid Audio Copperphone and a Wasaphone Signalman military handset for those who don't want low end :lol: :LOL: and a pair of SM57's in a phase coherent on and off axis pair known as the Fredman technique. We also re-introduced my prized vintage MD409 that was expertly refoamed by Sennheiser Canada.

The best news..... expect me to bump this thread a few more times in April with some more goodies for those who love tone.....

and if you like these, you MUST get Mirador's Greatsch which also just arrived on the boutique.... congrats Sylvain, great work there my friend.

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PostPosted: Sat, Apr 14, 2018 12:11am 
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And we have some more goodies, first up 2 Captures of the same cabinet; Magnolia W and Magnolia B

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Billed as a re-engineering of the finest 2x12 guitar cabinet ever built, the Hard Truckers® JG-1 carries the initials of the granddaddy of jam band guitar and these cabinets were featured on stage for their extensive world tours. With its 13 ply birch construction, overbuilt hardware, custom mounting system and precision fittings, it is super articulate and precise. This cabinet is loaded with an amazing combo of Austin Speaker Works® KTS-60® and KTS-70® loudspeakers that take the UK classic sound and add high power capability and noticeably decreased artifacts such as cone cry, due to superior manufacturing and design. Magnolia W has the microphones focused on the KTS-70® (W for White frame) speaker and Magnolia B has the microphones focused on the KTS-60® (B for Black frame) speaker.

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We also just added a great 1x12 called Trapezoid

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The 3 Monkeys® Sock Monkey® 18-12 is an impressive version of the classic British el-84 combo from a boutique amplification defining triumvirate of an iconic American rock guitarist, his roadie and a master amp builder. Turn this sucker up and you surely speak and hear lots of evil... But as far as seeing evil, we think it looks amazing, very art deco with its unique trapezoid cabinet design, grey/silver pearloid logo plate, and white stripe with gold piping, which is hidden in the front view. This cabinet is loaded with a UK manufactured Celestion® G12M Greenback® which likely makes it an early version of their 12 model. This amp is the perfect studio amp for classic rock tones and definitely not the same old song and dance.

and a killer cab from the early seventies Tuck n Roll G..... why G, well Guitar, so one could expect a Tuck n Roll B sometime soon..... perhaps

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What's cooler than finding an early 70's ¨tuck and roll¨ Naugahyde® covered Kustom® 2x12 150 series cabinet in great condition? Finding a rare green sparkle one!!! So to top that, we found one with factory loaded pair of Altec® 417-8c speakers! These high power capacity drivers are noted as being the preferred speaker of amongst others, a world famous guitarist who made his debut at Woodstock in 1969 and is still touring today to packed arenas. In their day, the 417 was the premium upgrade for many American amplifiers, in fact, a rival manufacturer's premium speaker that became the standard for late 70's 1x12 combos was actually made as a lower cost OEM alternative to the Altec® 417-8c. This cabinet really delivers classic crystal clear tones with these great speakers, unique dual ports and heavy duty construction.

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PostPosted: Fri, Nov 30, 2018 1:48pm 
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Some new goodies for bass hit the store today including a personal favourite ( #3):

OCBass410 - the Form Factor Audio® 4B10-4

It is a first choice for the modern bassist looking for incredible punch and dynamics. This cabinet will respond and recover extremely quickly allowing the bassist to cover a wide range of frequencies with incredible dynamics and without any artifacts. Crafted in Orange County, California and featuring premium components throughout, this cabinet meets the standards of premium PA cabinets used in concert production. The cabinet features an adjustment HF horn and we captured it with the horn set to 50% which we found was an ideal setting for most genres of bass.

Essex410 - the Ashdown Audio Engineering ABM 414T 4x10

A modern take on a classic configuration takes the 4x10 speaker configuration combined with a HF horn combining premium electronic components, rock solid cabinetry and hardware to create a cabinet that delivers girth and punch without rattles or vibrations. The Ashdown Audio Engineering® ABM 414T can be found everywhere on stages from clubs to arenas and in genres from classic rock and metal through prog and fusion to all forms of pop music. This cabinet delivers a warm and round low end with enough snap to handle a wide variety of modern styles.

Iconic18 - the Acoustic® 301 1x18” bass reflex cabinet

Look at any stage from a rock show in the early seventies and you are guaranteed to see one or two monolithic black cabinets with a light blue band across the front. These were either the Acoustic® 301 1x18” bass reflex cabinet or its brother the 361, with integrated amplifier. These backbreaking and thunderous cabinets featured a single rear firing 18” speaker with the sound reflected and projected out the top and bottom of the front of the cabinet. This cab transcended musical styles as the favourite of luminary bassists such as Larry Graham, John Paul Jones, John Deacon, and Jaco Pastorius.

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Big picture, big sound!

Grab all 3 at a special intro price of $20

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