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Discussion in 'Amp Input - Normal or Bright' started by Jigglebone, Apr 19, 2017.
My one and only, does everything I need it to:
Very nice. I have the same amp and my wife is named Maria.
Aside from a Carr Mercury, which ain't gonna happen, this is the one I'm gassing for.
If you're looking to open it up any more, I'd recommend Electro Harmonix preamp tubes. I tried Tung Sol's and one sounded good in the first position but for me seem a bit darker and compressed in the others compered to the EH tubes. The EH 12ax7's are looser and more musical to my ears in the gain stage positions and as the phase inverter.
Thanks for the tip! We have a local shop that carries EHX tubes. I'll get some this weekend. Any advice on power tubes?
I only have one tube amp but its a doozy!
Haven't experimented with any yet, the JJ's are fine for now. I believe preamp tubes affect an amp's tone much more than power tubes so that's what I typically focus on. Not saying they're not worth experimenting with, just that for me there's not as much to be gained tonally brand to brand. Tube rating (early breakup vs high headroom) makes a bigger difference in my opinion. However, I am considering EHX and Tung Sol when it comes time to replace the power tubes.
As much as I generally dislike "show us" threads, I'll jump in on this one,
First is a '69 Super Reverb that I've repackaged to a 2 x 10 running 6V6's. The original cab with the original 4 x 10 CTS alnico's is safe in heated storage and I can reconfigure in about 20 minutes. Cab is by Weber.
Second is an Allen Sweet Spot that I assembled from kit. It's like a "blueprinted" Princeton Reverb with beefy transformers and an Emi 12" Li'l Texas neodymium speaker. 28 pounds of "grab 'n go."
Latest is a Dr. Z Maz 18 Jr. I recab'd this one in a Mather cab and cut 8 pounds off the handle weight - it's still not light, but it's really versatile. I'm running Russian Military 6p14p tubes and it's really sweet. It's a 2001 model with Weber Beam Blockers, BrakeLite attenuator, and a cooling fan.
I may be getting 22 watts out of the Super Reverb, but the other two are only 18 - but plenty loud and clean.
Wow, lots of nice amps there, folks!
Ive got two little ones.
And just bought last week, a Vox AC4
Here's mine . . . .
Engl Savage 120
I inherited this modified Bassman head. Figured what the heck I'd post it.
wow, a master volume bassman. does it get "marshally"?
Here! My pride and joy .... cheap, old, but it works and I enjoy it very much!!
But of course! And it gets Dumbley too!
i noticed it has a "bottom" knob. when i had that old super lead, or what ever it was, i would patch the left bottom input to the top right, then plug into the top left. doing this gave me two volumes, one i called regular and the other i called balls. does that bottom knob kinda do the same thing?
What a nice, tidy set up. (and the Les Paul is GORGEOUS!).
And then there's this...