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Classic Lead, 16 ohm — List: $220.00 Street: $149.00

Signal Chain

  • Fender Road Worn 60’s Stratocaster
  • GHS Progressives, 10-46
  • Dunlop Manufacturing Tortex 1mm Blue
  • Millennia Music & Media Systems TD-1
  • Avid Digi 003
  • Radial JCR Reamp
  • Marshall Super Lead 100w (c. 1971)
  • Orange PPC412 (straight front)
  • Celestion Classic Lead, 16 ohm
  • Shure SM57
  • Royer Labs R-121

Signal Chain

  • Ibanez JEM7VWH
  • GHS Progressives, 9-42
  • Dunlop Manufacturing Tortex 1mm Blue
  • Millennia Music & Media Systems TD-1
  • Avid Digi 003
  • Radial JCR Reamp
  • Carvin Legacy 3
  • Orange PPC412 (straight front)
  • Celestion Classic Lead, 16 ohm
  • Shure SM57
  • Royer Labs R-121

Signal Chain

  • Ibanez JS2410
  • D’Addario EXL120 Nickel Wound, Super Light, 9-42
  • Dunlop Manufacturing Tortex 1mm Blue
  • Millennia Music & Media Systems TD-1
  • Avid Digi 003
  • Radial JCR Reamp
  • Marshall JVM410HJS
  • Orange PPC412 (straight front)
  • Celestion Classic Lead, 16 ohm
  • Shure SM57
  • Royer Labs R-121
  • Vox Time Machine

Developed in the late '70s, the Classic Lead uses a fibreglass voice coil former to deliver an 80W power rating and a unique dynamic sound.

A firm favourite with lead guitarists, the Classic Lead features a tightly controlled low-end, with strong high bass / low mid punch, aggressive mid range attack and a powerful yet controlled top-end.

For power chords it has the tone to make its presence felt but the subtle high-frequency roll- off makes it ideal for solos, able to project single notes on loud stages without becoming shrill.

Starting with the Ultimate Speaker Demo, an ever-increasing number of the GearTunes audio  clips are being tracked using the Radial JCR Reamp. The Reamp was invented by my good friend and colleague John Cuniberti who engineered/co-produced many of Joe Satriani's most infamous recordings.

For GearTunes, reamping allows me to record a track where the guitar "hears" the amp in the room, but initially only the guitar or guitar and effects signal is recorded. This allows me to spend additional time perfecting amp tones and mic placement once I have the performance I'm looking for. One of the byproducts of this process is the creation of GearTunes DI Clips which enable you to play select guitars and effects through your amp by using your mobile device or computer as a reamp device.

For GearTunes DI Clips - and Gear Tune DI Clips ONLY (always found under the DI clips tab for gear that has one), you can play our guitar and effects through your amp. Simply use an unbalanced cable that terminates with an 1/8th inch jack on one end and a 1/4 inch jack on the other. Connect the 1/8th jack to the output of your mobile device or computer and the 1/4 inch jack into the front of your amp. Start off with your amp volume at zero and your mobile device (or computer) volume all the way up to ensure you hit the front end of the amp with enough signal, and then gradually increase the volume of the clean channel on your amp until you reach a level that is not capable of causing damage to your ears or equipment. GearTunes accepts no liability for the use, abuse or misuse of these clips, and playing them into your amp is done exclusively at your own risk.

I am tremendously excited about being able to share GearTunes DI Clips with you as you journey on your quest to find right gear for the music you play! Cheers ~ Doug:)

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