Amps & Cabinets

'52-'53 Fender Wide Panel TweedDelux

Fender Deluxe Amp manufactured between 1952 and 1953 with TV Front circuit. Very rare spec amp. Once no sound playback trouble happened and repaired but it was just minimum maintenance and speaker and transducer is still the original one. Not like Narrow Panel one but still very ‘Tweed Deluxe’ sound. In audioworkshop, the combination with Maxon OD-808 is the best.

'63 Vox AC-30

Vox AC-30 made in 1963 (or 1964). No Top-Boost modification. Very near to the original. Especially when playing with clean tone, high frequency is very sensitive and compressed sound is very comfortable. If the guitar and play style is correct, it can reproduce the Beatles’ ‘That Sound’. Recently I found out this amp can sound like old Marshall and other British excellent loud amps when combining with Fulltone Tape Echo (just used as pre-amp) + British Pedal Co. Tone Bender mk1 so now I use this amp more than ever.

'61-'62 Fender White Tolex Twin Amp

Fender Twin Amp with White Tolex made between 1961 and 1962. Since 2000 years I owned this amp with my friend but recently it is in audioworkshop studio again. The sound is really like White/Brown Tolex term’s Fender sound. Not so dry like Twin but not so crispy like Black Tolex. The combo amp sound with 12 inches x 2 open back. Enough power.

'59 Fender Narrow Panel Tremolux Amp

I don’t remember exactly but this Fender Tremolux, Narrow Panel model was made in 1959. My friend and I purchased before 2000 years and recently it is in audioworkshop studio again. Now maintenance is necessary and not available. Bigger cabinet than Deluxe Amp so enough power it has and this is Narrow Panel morel so it’s easy to get great crunch sound without overdrive.

Mesa Boogie Road King

4 channels amp. It is possible to change power tube and to choose pre-amp profile from 3 profiles. All analog circuits, monster amp head which can change the sound at all, immediately, with pedal control and it looks like modeling amp. For heavy rock sound, I use this amp mostly.

Soldano Hot Rod 100

Soldano is very famous for Marshall modification. Hot Rod 100 is one of their unique products. Different from the most famous SLO-100, this has only 2 channels and sounds more granular than SLO-100 and more like Marshall. As same as other Soldano amps, the density of mid-range is really great. I had bought it for Namco and got it from Bandai Namco later on leaving Bandai Namco.

buzz feiten design Ultralight 212S Cabinet

Now Buzz Feiton System which Buzz Feiton established is famous for her tuning system but in early days they built speaker cabinet. This is the on. Closed cabinet which has 12 inches x 2, one is Vintage 30 and another one is Greenback. One is attached from the front and another one is attached from the back side. Very elaborate design. Shallow depth and mainly designed for recording. So I use this with Road King and Hot Rod 100 for heavy rock sound recording. This also came from Bandai Namco.

Tone Tubby 112 w/Hexacone SP

This is Tone Tubby’s 12 inch x 1 speaker cabinet with Tone Tubby’s original Hexacone material speaker driver. Open back system. The frequency response is not like Celestion, more like Alnico magnet, Jensen sound and it has more very high frequency. This is Open Back system speaker cabinet, so the low frequency is also stronger than Buzz Feiton 212S. Mostly I use this with Road King, clean/crunch channel as clean sound or with Hot Rod 100 as overdrive sound.

Ampeg ’66 B-15N⁣

Very famous for James Jamerson’s usage. This is Ampeg B-15N which was the standard in ’60s to ’70s studio industry. This unit was made in ’66. Very smooth and sweet sound, less treble but I can get very comfortable bass sound and it’s very important for my recording. Recently I mix this with DI rec sound many times.


<English Below>
今日は中川奈美さん歌う「ちきゅうのこども (Children of the Earth)」の演奏者についてお話しようと思います





Hi there,
Today I’d like to talk ‘bout a player on Nami Nakagawa’s ‘ちきゅうのこども (Children of the Earth)’

Although I played and programmed almost basic tracks, the solo violin which can be heard from a bit left of Nami’s vocal is played as ad-lib by Yuri Endo, really active violinist
She is genuine and plays on the string quartet concert and so on. Before COVID-19, I was invited to her concert and her play was really amazing

She was born in Uwajima as same as Nami and that’s the reason why she joined to the project

Her violin tone has gentle and great sound. I feel her violin contributed to the quality up of the song

Before recording her violin, I prepared another strings track for this song, but after the recording, I muted the strings track and stop on using ‘cause I don’t want to disturb her violin with another strings sound

This track is improvisation so I didn’t direct her at all. Nami and Yuri Endo’s ability is excellent so just recording and then it’s oK. It was an easy recording session for me.

I did something for all the other tracks so I will talk ‘bout this later.
Have fun!

You can access with your favorite streaming service from the URL below.
<English Below>

中川奈美さんが歌う「ちきゅうのこども (Children of the Earth)」ですが、Spotifyにて曲をスマホで再生すると短い動画が出てくるCANVASに対応しました!


Hi there,
I have an update for Nami Nakagawa’s ‘ちきゅうのこども (Children of the Earth)’. 
This song now supports Spotify CANVAS, which is the short video for Spotify. 
It appears when the song is played on Spotify of your smartphone!

And I added Nami’s detailed information to her Artist Page on Spotify as well!
Have fun, Spotify users!
<English Below>







Hi guys! 
Today I’m gonna talking ‘bout Nami Nakagawa’s vocal!

She’s professional and has been working for backyard jobs and backing vocals and have many careers so her vocal is always stable.
No need direction.

I have no experience to direct her vocal.
This time she sings softly and gently but on the very famous animation, Demon Slayer, she sings with very characteristic style like ‘Asian Bulgarian Voice???’

In Japan very few singers can do it. 
The reason why Nami can do it is she has background of Minnyo, Japanese traditional folk song.

Yes, she’s a Japanese traditional folk singer.

Actually she sings one Uwajima folk song in her produced CD called ‘West Japan Torrential Rain Charity CD 'AI’’

When I accompanied her the guitar at her live event, she was too great and I was very impressed.

I’m lucky. Nami and many excellent singers I worked with.

I appreciate all of them.
<English Below>
中川奈美「ちきゅうのこども (Children of the Earth)」のMVが公開されました!



Music Video of Nami Nakagawa’s ‘ちきゅうのこども (Children of the Earth)’

I played the guitar aside her.

Everyone can watch it!

And now URL link works but just for 4 streaming services.

But these are available now.

This is just the announcement of music video and URL likes available.

Have fun!
<English Below>
中川奈美さん「ちきゅうのこども (Children of the Earth)リリース日です!


Apple Music -

iTunes Store (ダウンロード販売) - 上記リンクから画面右丸3つのアイコンをクリックしてメニューを開き、「iTunes Storeで表示」を選択すると購入できます。

Spotify -

YouTube Music -

現在なぜかAmazon Musicで配信されてません。上記リンクからお楽しみ下さい。

Today is the release day of Nami Nakagawa’s ‘ちきゅうのこども (Children of the Earth)’!

But trouble happens on URL Link called Artist Hub. Now URL for each shop doesn’t appear on the web page.
So please jump from the links below.
Sorry for inconvenience. Once solving this problem, I will announce.

Apple Music -

iTunes Store (purchase) - From Apple Music link above, click 3 dots icon in the right side of the window and open the menu and choose ‘show in the iTunes Store’ then you can purchase this song.

Spotify -

YouTube Music -
<English Below>
明日22.10.07はいよいよ中川奈美「ちきゅうのこども (Children of the Earth)」のリリース日です!
アレンジについては、奈美さんの頭の中で漠然と超有名チャリティソング「We’re the World」のイメージがあったそうなので、オリジナル版はThe 80’sという感じのアレンジでした。今回奈美さんのソロ作品として配信するにあたって、もっとパーソナルな印象になるよう楽器を差し替えたり、ミックスを変えたりしました。アレンジの話はまた後日もっとディープな話をしようかと思います。



Tomorrow, on Oct 7th, 2022, Nami Nakagawa’s ‘ちきゅうのこども (Children of the Earth)’ will be released! Hurrah!
So I will talk about the details that I wrote this song though some are mentioned in the interview video with Nami. (Interview video is here:
The original ‘Children of the Earth’ was one of two songs which I wrote for her produced ‘West Japan Torrential Rain Charity CD 'AI (Love)’. Nami requested this song to be the center which expresses the purpose of the CD and according to the request, I wrote this song. The song is assumed to be sung by various artists and to be charity song so I didn’t add too technical elements and intended to be the melody repeatedly, which anyone can remember easily, once listening to. And chord progression is very classic style, standard vocal song as well.
About song arrangement, Nami’s request was the similar style with super famous charity song, ‘We’re the World’, so the original version based on the 80’s style arrangement. This time the song will be delivered as Nami’s solo song, to be more personal, I replaced some instruments and changed mix style (more vintage style!). Later on I will talk more and deeper about arrangement.
Wait till tomorrow’s song release!

You can access with your favorite streaming service from the URL below.