Audio
 
  Songwriter 30
   
 
SW-01

This is a 6:48  track of the Komet / Trainwreck Songwriter

Amplifier specs: four stock Sovtek 6BQ5/EL 84 power tubes and two stock Sovtek 12Ax7 LPS pre amp tubes
Cabinet: Komet 2x12 with two Celestion G12-15 Blue alnico speakers wired series for 16 Ohms

Sound sample recorded with a Sennheiser 409 and 421
A Lizard Leg Effects Flying Dragon Boost is incorporated on a portion of one track
Guitar: 100% stock 1957 Fender Stratocaster
Guitarist - Tommy Simpson

 
 
SW-02

Recorded with an SM57 dry (no effects)
Red Rooster Booster pedal on last solo of song
Guitarist - Alex Garcia

 
 
SW-03

Recorded with a Royer ribbon mic dry (no effects)
Red Rooster Booster pedal on last solo of song
Guitarist - Alex Garcia

 
   
 
  Komet 19
   
 
19-01

Guitarist - Jack Devine

 
 
19-02

Guitarist - Jack Devine

 
 
19-03

JJames style
Guitarist - Alex Garcia

 
 
19-04

Miss Queeny style
Guitarist - Alex Garcia

 
 
19-05

Top Z style
Guitarist - Alex Garcia

 
   
 
  Komet 60
   
 
The following samples were played by Alex Garcia - alexgrt@excite.com

The guitars were played straight into the Komet 60 head with no distortion or "boost" effects used. All samples were recorded using a vintage Marshall 4x12 cabinet loaded with Celestion Pre-Rola G12H30s with 014 cones.

 
 
60-01

Les Paul Standard with PAF humbuckers
Touch Response switch in the "Fast" mode, Vol: 12:00, Hi Cut: 11:30

 
 
60-02

Reissue '57 Stratocaster with Lindy Fralin pickups
Touch Response switch in the "Fast" mode, Vol: 1:00, Hi Cut: 12:00

 
 
60-03

Reissue '57 Stratocaster with Lindy Fralin pickups
Touch Response switch in the "Gradual" mode, Vol: 12:00, Hi Cut: 11:00

 
 
60-04

Les Paul Junior with stock P-90 pickup

Rhythm - Touch Response switch: "Fast" mode, Vol: 11:30, Treble: 2:00, Mid: 1:00, Bass: 3:00,
Presence: 1:30, Hi Cut: 1:00

Lead - same settings except volume: 1:00

 
 
60-05

Reissue '57 Stratocaster with Lindy Fralin pickups

Touch Response switch: "Gradual" mode, Vol: 11:00, Treble: 2:00, Mid: 11:00, Bass: 2:00, Presence: 1:30, Hi Cut: 10:30

 
 
60-06

Gibson "Classic '60" Les Paul with stock pickups (wired "out of phase")

Touch Response switch: "Fast" mode, Vol: 10:30, Treble: 11:30, Mid: 1:30, Bass: 1:00,
Presence: 1:30, Hi Cut: 12:00

Rhythm - Tyler S-Style guitar through the same amp settings, but with the Touch Response switch in the "Gradual" mode. This sound sample was recorded through a 1x12 cabinet loaded with an Altec speaker.

 
 
60-07

Tyler S-Style guitar (humbucker/single coil/single coil pickups)

Touch Response switch: "Fast" mode, Vol. wide open, Treble: 12:30, Mid: 11:30, Bass: 1:00, Presence: 1:00, Hi Cut: 12:00

Rhythm - same guitar through the same amp settings except Vol: 4:00

 
 
60-08

This is the Komet Airbrake. Alex repeats the same lick while going through the 5 fixed attenuation steps, and finally engaging the variable attenuation to bring the amp all the way down to bedroom level.

 
 
60-09

This is another take of sample #4, only this time it's not a Komet, but a Trainwreck Express.

We get asked to compare the Komet to the Express a lot, probably because the Express is also an EL34 amp designed (and built) by Ken Fischer. The Komet and the Express are quite different in terms of power (60 Watts vs. 34 Watts), headroom and bottom end. The Komet is louder, bigger sounding, and more versatile.

The Express was designed and built to be the ultimate Rock Lead amp. Many believe it to be the most harmonically complex amp ever, and used Expresses routinely sell for $25,000.00+

 
   
 
  Concorde
   
 
CD-01

1955 Les Paul Special
"Mississippi" style
Rhythm - Hi Cut: 11:00, Presence: 11:00, Bass: 10:30, Mid: 11:30, Treble: 12:00, Vol: 11:00
Lead - same settings except volume at 1:00

 
 
CD-02

1969 Gibson SG
"Drive" style
Rhythm - Hi Cut: 10:30, Presence: 12:00, Bass: 11:00, Mid: 12:00, Treble: 12:00, Vol: 10:00
Lead - same except Vol: 11:00

 
 
CD-03

Tyler Classic w/Tyler pickup
"Funky" style
Hi Cut: 11:30, Presence: 12:00, Bass: 11:00, Mid: 12:30, Treble: 12:30, Vol: 1:00

 
 
CD-04

Tyler Studio Elite w/Rolph humbucker at the bridge position
"Shapes" style
Rhythm - Hi Cut: 11:00, Presence: 12:00, Bass: 10:30, Mid: 12:00, Treble: 12:00, Vol: 11:00
Lead - same as rhythm except Vol: 12:00

 
 
CD-05

Tyler Studio Elite w/Rolph at the bridge
"Funky Fast" style
Hi Cut: 11:30, Presence: 12:00, Bass: 10:30, Mid: 12:00, Treble: 12:30, Vol: 1:00

 
 
CD-06

Tylerbastar (Tele style) w/Tyler pickup
"Ballad" style
Rhythm - Hi Cut: 11:00, Presence: 11:00, Bass: 10:30, Mid: 12:00, Treble: 12:00, Vol: 10:30
Lead - same as rhythm except Vol: 11:00

 
 
CD-07

'57 Les Paul Reissue w/ Rolph pickup
"British" style
Hi Cut: 10:30, Presence: 11:30, Bass: 10:00, Mid: 11:30, Treble: 12:00, Vol: 10:30

 
 
CD-08

Gibson '69 SG
"Cream" style
Hi Cut: 11:00, Presence: 11:00, Bass: 10:30, Mid: 12:00, Treble: 11:30, Vol: 11:00

 
 
CD-09

1986 AVRI Strat with DiMarzio Virtual Vintage pickups
Guitarist - Jack Devine

Lead: "Fast" mode

The song starts using position 4 (neck & middle) then the neck alone, and finally the bridge pickup for the bulk of the song. The amp was attenuated using a Ho attenuator and a TC 2290 was used in its loop for the delay. There's a bit of reverb used at mix down.

Jack used a Marshall 4x12 with G12 H30s for the session and ran a delay out of a separate 2x12 open back cabinet using two Scumnico speakers that bled into the mic.

 
 
CD-10

1986 AVRI Strat with DiMarzio Virtual Vintage pickups
Guitarist - Jack Devine

This clip is less cluttered and more jammy.
Vol: 2:00, "Fast" mode

Once again Jack is playing into the Marshall 4x12 and using a Ho attenuator to take the level down a bit. He miked the cab about 3 feet away with an AKG 414 into a Chandler Limited mic-preamp. There's some reverb and delay added in post.

 
   
 
  Constellation
   
 
CS-01

Beatles type
Fender reissue Telecaster w/ Fralin Pickups
Vol 1: 11:00, Vol 2: 10:00, Hi Cut: 11:00, Bright Switch: Low Position
Cab: Marshall 4x12 30watt pre-rola Celestions

 
 
CS-02

Bluesy (Jimi) type
Tyler strat w/ Fralin pickups
Vol 1: 11:00, Vol 2: 12:00, Hi Cut: 11:00, Bright Switch: Off
Cab: Marshall

 
 
CS-03

Clean type
Tyler strat w/ Duncan Humbucker (bridge)
Vol 1: 11:00, Vol 2: 12:00, Hi Cut: 11:00, Bright Switch: Off
Cab: Marshall

 
 
CS-04

Queen type w/solo
Tyler w/ Humbucker
Lead - Vol 1: 12:00, Vol 2: 2:00, Hi Cut: 11:00, Bright Switch: Off
Rhythm 1 - Vol 1: 10:00, Vol 2: 11:30, Hi Cut: 11:00
Rhythm 2 - Vol 1: 11:00, Vol 2 - 1:00, Hi Cut 11:00
Cab: 2x12 Vox Ac-30 extension cab with reissue Blue Bulldogs

 
 
CS-05

Queen type
Tyler w/ Humbucker
Lead - Vol 1: 12 :00, Vol 2: 2:00, Hi Cut: 11:00, Bright Switch: Off
Rhythm 1 - Vol 1: 10:00, Vol 2: 11:30, Hi Cut: 11 :00
Rhythm 2 - Vol 1: 11:00, Vol 2: 1:00, Hi Cut: 11:00
Cab: 2x12 Vox Ac-30 extension cab with reissue Blue Bulldogs

 
 
CS-06

Supernatural
Gibson Historic '58 reissue Les Paul w/ burstbuckers
Lead - Vol 1: 11:00, Vol 2: 1:00, Hi Cut: 11:00, Bright Switch: Off
Rhythm - Vol 1: 10:30, Vol 2: 9:00
Cab: Marshall

 
 
CS-07

AC/DC type w/solo
'58 Gibson historic w/ Rolph pickups
Lead - Vol 1: 11:00, Vol 2: 11:00, Hi Cut: 11:00, Bright Switch: Off
Rhythm - same settings
Cab: Marshall

 
 
CS 08

AC/DC type
'58 Gibson historic w/ Rolph pickups
Lead - Vol 1: 11:00, Vol 2: 11:00, Hi Cut: 11:00, Bright Switch: Off
Rhythm - same settings
Cab: Marshall

 
 
CS-09

Heavy tune
'58 Gibson historic w/ Rolph Pickups
Lead - Vol 1: 2:30, Vol 2: 12:00, Hi Cut: 12:00, Bright Switch: Off
Rhythm - same settings
Cab: Marshall

 
 
CS-10

Heavy tune w/solo
'58 Gibson historic w/ Rolph Pickups
Lead - Vol 1: 2:30, Vol 2: 12:00, Hi Cut: 12:00, Bright Switch: Off
Rhythm - same settings
Cab: Marshall

 
 
CS-11

British type w/solo
'58 Gibson Historic w/ Rolph Pickups
Vol 1: 11:00, Vol 2: 12:30, Hi Cut: 11:00, Bright Switch: Off
Cab: Marshall

 
 
CS-12

Mountain type w/solo
'58 Gibson historic w/ Rolph Pickups
Lead - Vol 1: 11:00, Vol 2: 1:00, Hi Cut: 11:00, Bright Switch: Off
Rhythm - same settings
Cab: Marshall

 
 
CS-13

Stones Type
Fender Tele w/ Fralin Pickups
Vol 1: 11:00, Vol 2: 11:00, Hi cut: 10:00, Bright Switch: Off
Cab: Marshall

 
 
CS-14

Wing type
Tyler Strat w/ Fralin Pickups
Vol 1: 10:00, Vol 2: 9:00, Hi cut: 9:00, Bright Switch: Low Position
Cab: Marshall

 
 
CS-15

Zep type
'58 historic w/ Rolph Pickups
Vol 1: 10:00, Vol 2: 11:00, Hi Cut: 10:00, Bright Switch: Off
Cab: Marshall

 
 
Note: all delays and reverbs were added at the board, no compression of any kind was used!