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5 hours ago, Chad Fuck said:

I was just in the Evel Knievel museum and it was there, so I shared.  That is all.  

 

Gotcha.  Sounds like a fun visit.

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Who played the slide at the beginning of slow and easy? That’s some righteous tone.


John Sykes. Good player, not a half bad singer either.


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John Sykes is an incredible player who was unfortunately the worst fit of all Thin Lizzy guitarist. Phil brought him in to try to update the bands sound, but his high-gain style really clashed with Scott's imo.


Nice amp Deej, congrats.

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3 hours ago, noharleyyet said:

Cool amp deej, look fwd to your impression...

Well, after a quick 30 minutes with it, I think I am really going to like it. It gets loud. Glad it has a master volume. Have the volume knob just past 12 o'clock, and with the Tele turned all the way up on the 5th position of the 5 way switch, it's shaking things, and is raunchy in the right way. She can be a dirty little girl. Roll back on the guitar volume and it has really nice cleans, and it can hit really nice edge of breakup tones in between. Definitely some Page tones to be had from this thing. The bass, mid, and treble knobs actually do shit when you move them in small increments. I am also impressed with the reverb, considering how short the tank is. Not as lush as my Princeton, but really sounds good. 

This could end up being the favorite of my Supros.

I need more 6L6 amps, methinks. 

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That Blues King weighs in at 27 lbs. and somehow has a depth of less than 8 inches. My grab and go amp. This will be the one that accompanies me out on the patio, from now on. 

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Unfortunately, I don't have a Page-style one. I've got the Supreme, which is based on Keef's Oahu, and the Thunderbolt reissue (which runs two 6L6's and switches between 35 Class A watts and 60 watts A/B.

This one is a single-ended Class A running a 6L6 in the power section and a 12ax7 in the preamp, supposedly pushing 15 watts. 

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The only negatives are that i dont like how they buried the back panel connections (Fx loop, external speaker jacks, etc) so that you have to lay it on its face to access them, and I wish there were a standby switch. I dont think I've owned an amp without a standby and i dont know what to do when changing guitars or taking a break. [/img]


Awesome amp! Congrats.

No need for a standby switch. And apart from testing shit at the board level, there's no reason for a guitar amp to have a standby switch and there never was. There are safer ways to mute your amp without hot switching those bajillion volts.

Standby switches are vestigial remnants of a design by a genius who liked to open up and monkey with the innards of his own amps impulsively - A guitarist should never need to drop the circuit into "standby."

I realize we are guitarists and thus slaves to tradition, but I would suggest you worry more about which shop you intend to take your new amp to to have a wicked relic'ing job done to it. Spring for the coffee rings. You'll be glad you did.

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On 12/19/2019 at 12:38 PM, Chad Fuck said:

Shit.  Just realized I posted that Evel guitar in the amp thread.  Apologies all around.  Let's clear the palate, shall we?

What should Chad get himself for Christmas?

I really want this:

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https://reverb.com/item/29289962-fender-pro-amp-1957-tweed-1-15-pedal-steel-tom-brumley

Though this seems to be a more practical deal, though without the cache of having someone of note play it:

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But this one seems to be the best all around deal.  

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https://reverb.com/item/30053302-fender-steel-king-200-watt-1x15-solid-state-guitar-combo-2004-2008

The primary instrument will be something along the lines of this (I've posted in the guitar thread before, but don't have a pic handy):

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Hmm.  Decisions.

 

Get the Custom Shop Pro.  I have the low power twin from the Fender CS, and it's a really well made amp.

Or, if you're buying new anyway, order a clone from Jim, customized for exactly what you want for probably $1,000 less.

 

https://www.littledawgamps.com/the-prodawg/

 

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Origin 50 sounded great its first practice with the bass and drums. The tone knobs are more sensitive than on the Plexi and it took a bit to dial them in, but I think I found a nice spot. Full power with the Gain dimed and Master about 11 O'Clock is still plenty loud, but not as ear splitting as it's big sister. Cranking the Master beyond that makes it crunchier and a little louder, but at the expense of headroom. I don't think I'd ever want it past about 1 O'Clock

Oh, drummer got me one of those Stew Mac rubber guitar rests to sets on top of it for Christmas. The things actually pretty sturdy.

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