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Discussion in 'Amp Input - Normal or Bright' started by Shades of Blue, Dec 4, 2017.

  1. Shades of Blue

    Shades of Blue Most Honored Senior Member

    Jan 28, 2008
    South Carolina
    It was between a Fender 007 Combo and a 68 Princeton. I went with the 007. I think it will be a perfect home amp, and I got it for $373 with MF's 17% holiday coupon....couldn't beat that!

    I'm ready to get back into tubes! It's been years since I had a tube amp. I had an HD500 for a while and then upgraded to a Helix. I haven't had much motivation to touch an electric in a long time, so this is exciting!
     

  2. TangerineDog

    TangerineDog Senior Stratmaster

    Sep 5, 2015
    The EU
    I played a 007 once - muddy as hell, I could get no cleans out of it and chords were a mess!

    So I take it you like yours better? What's it like?
     

  3. moullineaux

    moullineaux Strat-O-Master

    822
    Jul 11, 2009
    ATLANTA, GA
    Good for you. Good tube amps are the way to go.
     

  4. Groovey

    Groovey Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    57
    Nov 17, 2016
    NC. USA

  5. fattboyzz

    fattboyzz Strat-Talker Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    52
    372
    Sep 24, 2017
    Sharpsburg ,Ga.

  6. Silvercrow

    Silvercrow Strat-O-Master

    900
    Nov 6, 2014
    Bucks County, Pa.
    CONGRATS!

    Let us know how you like it! DETAILS!

    Thanks...
    Brian
     

  7. Shades of Blue

    Shades of Blue Most Honored Senior Member

    Jan 28, 2008
    South Carolina
    Well I just ordered it yesterday....then changed the order to the Bassbreaker 15 Limited Edition. I started looking around for reverb pedals and the total started approaching what the 15 cost so I changed the order.

    I think I'll be happier overall with the 15. Should be here Friday.
     

  8. Stratoskater

    Stratoskater Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    42
    Feb 8, 2011
    Raleigh NC
    Nice to see you getting back to tube land my man! Enjoy that new amp.
     

  9. Stormy Monday

    Stormy Monday Fa-ra-ra-ra-raaa, ra ra ra raa! Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jan 19, 2011
    red barn, USA
    the Bassbreaker 15 gets good reviews. Enjoy.
     

  10. railroadman

    railroadman Strat-O-Master

    937
    Feb 24, 2012
    N.J.
    I've got the BB15 Combo, and I LOVE it.

    Haven't plugged in my DRRI or my DSL15 since I got it.

    We'll compare notes when you get yours, @Shades of Blue?
     
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  11. Shades of Blue

    Shades of Blue Most Honored Senior Member

    Jan 28, 2008
    South Carolina
    How do you like the tone overall? Would you say it's sort of vintage like or bassman like? I'm hoping it isn't too modern sounding.
     

  12. railroadman

    railroadman Strat-O-Master

    937
    Feb 24, 2012
    N.J.
    On the first channel, with the Bright switch on, it's unmistakably every bit a Fender amp. Not as sparkly as, say, a DRRI, but then, what is?

    With the gain and mids pushed a little, on Channels 2 or 3, it's respectably crunchy, and more. I fired up my LP through an OCD, into Channel 2 with the gain pushed, the other day. Absolute BLISS.
     
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  13. Shades of Blue

    Shades of Blue Most Honored Senior Member

    Jan 28, 2008
    South Carolina
    Fantastic to hear. I'm hoping for a good bassman style crunchy tone.
     
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  14. nuculer terrist

    nuculer terrist Senior Stratmaster

    Mar 12, 2014
    center of the mind
    I think you made a smart move getting the 15!
     
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  15. Shades of Blue

    Shades of Blue Most Honored Senior Member

    Jan 28, 2008
    South Carolina
    So the BB 15 came in yesterday, and I really like the amp overall, but I have some questions for you guys...

    The amp is incredibly noisy, on anything but clean. I am getting lots of harmonic feedback unless I muting the strings. Doesn't sound bad, but something to get used to.

    Clean channel is very dark, but almost Dumble/Two Rock like. I dig it. Bright switch puts it back in Blackface territory. Channel 2 is my favorite and reminds me of a Vox top boost. With the mids up it sounds like a tubescreamer. Channel 3 is ok, but way too noisy to really use so far. I'm going to have to fiddle around with it some more.

    Worth the price of admission, but pretty noisy. I'm going to have to figure that part out because I'm used to pretty quiet amps.
     

  16. newplayeroldguy

    newplayeroldguy in the wind Strat-Talk Supporter

    May 12, 2015
    north and east
    what is your typical volume setting on the guitar? have you tried plugging the amp into different outlets?
     

  17. Shades of Blue

    Shades of Blue Most Honored Senior Member

    Jan 28, 2008
    South Carolina
    I've got my guitar's volume on 7-8, the amp master at 10 oclock and the gain half way. This is on the 2nd gain structure. I think the biggest thing is the harmonic feedback when I let off the strings....I like feedback but, man.
     

  18. GuitarPix

    GuitarPix Senior Stratmaster

    Oct 21, 2013
    Calgary
    I heard a story about Hendrix's guitar tech never being able to tune the guitar when it was in Jimi's full rig because all he could get was feedback.

    Use a tuner in front so you can mute it when not actually playing?

    Congrats on the new amp.