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A Special Note...Tone Lizard

Postby jaywalker on Thu Jan 08, 2009 5:29 am

http://www.tone-lizard.com/ get what you want while you can this year

"Also, I may eventually decide to move on to something 'else', and let the domain name tone-lizard.com expire sometime in 2009"
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Re: A Special Note...Tone Lizard

Postby TubeGetter on Thu Jan 08, 2009 9:08 am

Oh Wow, I hope that doesn't happen. That site is a classic.
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Re: A Special Note...Tone Lizard

Postby Bleuz me on Thu Jan 08, 2009 10:30 am

TubeGetter wrote:Oh Wow, I hope that doesn't happen. That site is a classic.

Yeah... the Tone Lounge.. classic cool.

I have a fondness for lizards :popcorn:
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Re: A Special Note...Tone Lizard

Postby Thermionik on Thu Jan 08, 2009 12:02 pm

That site helped me turn my '62 Bassman from a great amp into a really great amp.

I emailed him and told him so too - and begged him to at least pass the site on and leave a forwarding address. Everything changes, but it ain't always good.....
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Re: A Special Note...Tone Lizard

Postby gypsy moth on Thu Jan 08, 2009 5:04 pm

:cheers: it is great reading, with insights and realities often overlooked.
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Re: A Special Note...Tone Lizard

Postby The How on Thu Jan 08, 2009 5:14 pm

Man I hope that doesn't go away. That's a great read.

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Re: A Special Note...Tone Lizard

Postby mattvon on Thu Jan 08, 2009 6:59 pm

I saw that too and was BUMMED...so I archived the entire website as it sits today. If and/or when it does eventually go away, I'll at least have the static pages and graphics stored for reference. :D
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Re: A Special Note...Tone Lizard

Postby parkhead on Thu Jan 08, 2009 11:47 pm

Great site...

I even get an dis-honourable mention on it ... which does not change the fact that I still own
the single best sounding Marshall according to anyone who has ever played it

Even if it is NOT the best Marshall ever, it certainly held enough voodoo secrets
to keep me busy a while





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Re: A Special Note...Tone Lizard

Postby DreamTone7 on Fri Jan 09, 2009 2:21 pm

parkhead wrote:Great site...

I even get an dis-honourable mention on it ... which does not change the fact that I still own
the single best sounding Marshall according to anyone who has ever played it

Even if it is NOT the best Marshall ever, it certainly held enough voodoo secrets
to keep me busy a while





Ha


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You own the chocolate cake??? :shock:

All you newbies out there, read what the lizard has to say about biasing your amp. I don't agree with everything he says on his site as being true at all times, but his take on bias is spot-on.
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Re: A Special Note...Tone Lizard

Postby LUC.key on Fri Jan 09, 2009 9:19 pm

Aw...that would be a bummer ...how many times have I used his site as a reference 8)

mattvon ...did you archived the website using some 3rd party program to "copy" whole web or some other trick? I mean other than saving page by page
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Re: A Special Note...Tone Lizard

Postby TubeGetter on Fri Jan 09, 2009 10:42 pm

Yeah, I don't agree on everything either, but what would the world be like if everyone had the same opinion. :)

It's already archived on the Way Back Machine, as most everything has been. Here's a link to the many dates it saved the site. Click on a date to see what it had on tha date in time:


http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.tone-lizard.com
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Re: A Special Note...Tone Lizard

Postby bolero on Sat Jan 10, 2009 5:43 pm

man, that's a shame, I loved reading the artcles on that site, and there were a lot of gems of info



how could I archive the whole site locally, for reference?



also I want to say a BIG THANKS to the guy who put that site together in the first place....
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Re: A Special Note...Tone Lizard

Postby mattvon on Sun Jan 11, 2009 6:02 pm

LUC.key wrote:Aw...that would be a bummer ...how many times have I used his site as a reference 8)

mattvon ...did you archived the website using some 3rd party program to "copy" whole web or some other trick? I mean other than saving page by page


I used a program called Backstreet Browser, which archived the entire website and preserved the structure (all the links are correct, etc)...it's a 21mb zip file, I could make a download available if folks wanted...provided that it was okay by the mods. I'm not trying to take credit for any of it, just wanting to get a copy into the hands of anyone who'd like it.
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Re: A Special Note...Tone Lizard

Postby The Pup on Mon Jan 12, 2009 2:01 am

mattvon wrote:
LUC.key wrote:Aw...that would be a bummer ...how many times have I used his site as a reference 8)

mattvon ...did you archived the website using some 3rd party program to "copy" whole web or some other trick? I mean other than saving page by page


I used a program called Backstreet Browser, which archived the entire website and preserved the structure (all the links are correct, etc)...it's a 21mb zip file, I could make a download available if folks wanted...provided that it was okay by the mods. I'm not trying to take credit for any of it, just wanting to get a copy into the hands of anyone who'd like it.


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Re: A Special Note...Tone Lizard

Postby parkhead on Mon Jan 12, 2009 3:44 am

DreamTone7 wrote:
parkhead wrote:Great site...

I even get an dis-honourable mention on it ... which does not change the fact that I still own
the single best sounding Marshall according to anyone who has ever played it

Even if it is NOT the best Marshall ever, it certainly held enough voodoo secrets
to keep me busy a while





Ha


p


You own the chocolate cake??? :shock:

All you newbies out there, read what the lizard has to say about biasing your amp. I don't agree with everything he says on his site as being true at all times, but his take on bias is spot-on.
yes the tone Lizard is in Winnipeg and I'm in Toronto ... never met him
We had a Mutual Friend an amp builder who was a long Haul Trucker
when I found the amp he asked me to make a note of anything interesting about it and give him a copy of the specs ...
As a joke we called it Grandma's Chocolate cake recipie ...
and I think this tone lizard guy took the whole thing WAY too seriously.
he has never heard the amp and is hell bent on dispelling the MYTHS of great vintage amps
the amp is like VH1, Early AC DC, and TRES HOMBRES era ZZ all at the turn of the volume knob
everyone who played it pooped their pants with devilish joy

and yes it was 100% stock yet still revealed some interesting secrets
the 1 meg volume pots are actually 1.4 meg with a very fast taper

bias was factory set very hot 42 ma per mullard
and even though it was a 69 it had pre 67 low filtering

anyone who likes the "parkhead mod" has benefitted as I came up with that to simulate those old pots

anyone building from scratch the correct pots would be 1.5meg reverse audio taper

since discovering that amp at a pawn shop I have vowed to measure, draw and photograph every cool
vintage item that crosses my path ... the collected specs are quite helpful in tweaking NEW gear

She's as killer sounding as the photos are CLEAN ....



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