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Discussion in 'Amp Input - Normal or Bright' started by Jigglebone, Apr 19, 2017.

  1. HTSMetal

    HTSMetal Strat-Talker

    146
    Jan 16, 2014
    Satan's Armpit, KY
    My one and only, does everything I need it to:

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  2. Lonn

    Lonn Administrator Staff Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jul 6, 2014
    In the shadows
    Admin Post
    Very nice. I have the same amp and my wife is named Maria.

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  3. gwjensen

    gwjensen Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Aside from a Carr Mercury, which ain't gonna happen, this is the one I'm gassing for.
     
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  4. SonOfIAm

    SonOfIAm Strat-Talker

    117
    Apr 15, 2009
    northwest
    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.
     

  5. gwjensen

    gwjensen Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Thanks for the tip! We have a local shop that carries EHX tubes. I'll get some this weekend. Any advice on power tubes?
     

  6. Stratatouille

    Stratatouille Strat-O-Master

    998
    Dec 16, 2013
    Montana
    I only have one tube amp but its a doozy!
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  7. SonOfIAm

    SonOfIAm Strat-Talker

    117
    Apr 15, 2009
    northwest
    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.
     
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  8. Ed Storer

    Ed Storer Strat-Talker Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    67
    374
    Sep 5, 2016
    Seattle
    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.
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    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."
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    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.
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  9. Jigglebone

    Jigglebone Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

    Jan 20, 2017
    Southern Idaho, US

    Major Tubage!
     

  10. Jigglebone

    Jigglebone Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

    Jan 20, 2017
    Southern Idaho, US
    Wow, lots of nice amps there, folks! :)
     
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  11. martynrss2

    martynrss2 Strat-Talker

    233
    Feb 9, 2010
    Aberdeen
    Ive got two little ones.

    Blackstar HT1
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    And just bought last week, a Vox AC4
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  12. nhsdpl

    nhsdpl Senior Stratmaster

    Apr 21, 2012
    West Australia
    Here's mine . . . .


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    Cheers.
     

  13. Lifelover

    Lifelover New Member!

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    Apr 19, 2017
    Finland

  14. texastengu

    texastengu Strat-O-Master

    Age:
    64
    965
    May 7, 2016
    Austin, Tejas
    I inherited this modified Bassman head. Figured what the heck I'd post it.

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  15. heltershelton

    heltershelton ROCKIN FOREVER Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jun 5, 2013
    Not Florida
    wow, a master volume bassman. does it get "marshally"?
     

  16. avri70

    avri70 Strat-Talker

    378
    May 29, 2014
    planet earth
    image.jpg Here! My pride and joy .... cheap, old, but it works and I enjoy it very much!!
     
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  17. texastengu

    texastengu Strat-O-Master

    Age:
    64
    965
    May 7, 2016
    Austin, Tejas
    But of course! And it gets Dumbley too! :)
     
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  18. heltershelton

    heltershelton ROCKIN FOREVER Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jun 5, 2013
    Not Florida
    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?
     
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  19. gwjensen

    gwjensen Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

    What a nice, tidy set up. (and the Les Paul is GORGEOUS!).

    And then there's this... :oops:

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