25 January 2008

Smell is a powerful memory trigger. I was recently reunited with the guitar amp I've used probably more often than any other amp...it belonged to my church, and I was able to finagle it over for use in Midtown. To test and see if it still "had it" I plugged it in at home. After a few minutes of play, I detected a whiff of a certain smell that amp would give off; not a repugnant smell by any means, just a faint aroma of vacuum tubes working hard. I had never realized that vacuum tubes had a smell, but after I had gone for several years without regularly using a tube amp, it was a nice recollection.

My playing, especially after a long hiatus on the four-string, verges on the abrasive, sloppy, and raw (yet strangely funky?) so my apologies if it doesn't end up sounding like it, but this amp has great tone!

Disclaimer:
The following is childish, unfunny, and in very bad taste. You have been warned. Please skip ahead to the end of the post.

[ChildishUnfunnyAndInBadTaste]
A thought occurred to me this morning. The German translation of "six eight" is funny and/or naughty sounding.
[/ChildishUnfunnyAndInBadTaste]

3 comments:

Percussivity said...

ROTF!! I had to use babelfish for that. At least it is a general term that could refer to any number of things and not all necessarily dirty... I mean even the Amish have to do one variety or other to continue the species.

The Irascible Neufonzola said...

Hahahaha, what a perfect setup:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwo8qxUit00

"It’s very hard for you to believe isn’t it? It’s very hard for you to believe, that there are still some of us who can bring a child into this world without recourse to cannabis and government handouts!"

Percussivity said...

LOL!! Yeah that one was on the season 1 DVD. By the way I will bring it with me tomorrow if I remember.