Port City Pearl: What's inside?

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  1. FenderLover

    FenderLover Friend of Leo's

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    I see the Pearl has a 'clean all the way up' reputation. It just has volume and EQ, but 3 12AX7's. How are they used? I'm thinking conventional gain / EQ / gain and one for the PI, so what's the other 12AX7 used for? Maybe a follower for the tone stack, still one more triode....
     
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    FenderLover Friend of Leo's

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    FX Loop!

    Sorry, I didn't notice the 'tube buffered FX Loop'. If you blow up the grainy photo on their site, it appears as though half of one triode is not used, so no separate Cathode follower for the tone stack.

    I'm guessing it's: Gain, volume, follower, FX Loop, EQ, Gain, PI.

    Now I wonder what the B+ is running at. Any more technical info out there? Anybody play one? Seems like it could be a Baby Twin, or Uber Deluxe, without reverb of course.
     
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    uriah1 Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    I find that 6L6 amps usually go up farther anyway...

    I was curious about those and their combo12.

    Comparing to redplate...not a lot of 6L6 amps (boutique) out there.
     
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    I did sound for a band whose guitarist was using a Port City amp. No clue what model it was, but it sounded REALLY REALLY good.
     
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    I'd like to know what EQ circuit it (the Pearl) has in it. Fender type? That amp appeals to me because it's got a single channel, Volume, EQ, clean, loud.
     
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