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Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by grim83, Apr 15, 2018.
Reverb and tremolo be damned what I miss in most amps is great sound!
But what would I do with all my old paper back books?
Call me a traditionalist, but I feel every amp should come with a coiled cord, 3 sets of guitar strings, and a handful of peppermint after-dinner mints.
I like the Brown trem as well. Only petal I've ever had that nails it is a Fuchs Creme de la Trem but mine broke for the second time. What are you using?
As for the 9v out, the coolest idea for this I've seen was from Fuchs as well. They offer a TRS connection from the map that carries power. Only their petals accept it, but others can be modified IIRC.
Kind of a late idea but still neat.
I almost bought that pedal. There are actually two different kinds of Fender bias trem. The Fuchs is the powertube bias emulation and what I have is what I believe is the preamp bias emulation. There is not much difference to my ears, but the Swamp Thang and the Sugar Baby would probably be closer to the Fuchs. I have the VFE Old School. It has so many adjustment possibilities, I doubt you would be disappointed and probably covers Brownface territory. I have even found a setting that I use just to add a lush thickness to my sound without it actually doing tremolo.
Now I just use a Demeter. It sounds fine. When I want the bias sound (mostly for recording) I just plug into my Gretsch 6160 or old brown maps. I have an original Vibroverb, Bandmaster and Concert.
Why don't the heavy ones come with a roadie to tote it for me??
And +1 on the pine cabinets.
For me, trem is just something that I don't care to use. My thinking about it is that it is such a highly specific sound that promotes the feel of early rock and early surf. I'm sure I could find a few ways of using it in my blues trio, but my health is getting in the way of my dreams and plans.
The obvious solution to lugging a larger amp around, if, course, a pedal. I haven't played one in a while, but I remember that it was a pretty useable sound.
But nothing beats the impact of a twin reverb with JBLs, with tremolo on max depth. Stand in the right position in from of the amp, and you'll feel the pulse take over your nervous system.
Never really used trem a whole lot since my grade school days and Crimson and clover.
Maybe I should revisit. Most of my amps have, but, I keep off.
The beauty of the bias trem in my amp is how it has almost a ducking / dynamic control aspect to it. When I dig in and hit it hard, it gets out of the way then bounces back.
It affects the way the amp breaks up in a wonderful and musical way and gives a little motion to the sound even when dialed way back.
I couldn't really imagine it not being part of the amp.
There are lots if nice trem pedals, but nothing like this.
My favorite feature of the Yamaha G-100 II is the parametric EQ. If I ever buy an EQ pedal, it’s going to be a parametric.
I never use the tremelo function on my DRRI because I'm too lazy to plug in the footswitch that enables this function. Why couldn't it just be a button on the panel?
I will say i messed with a joyo trem and it was very usable especially for so cheap, my problem is i just dont care to use pedals i like what few effects i use to be on the amp. To that effect i unfortunately have not been able to get on with modelers yet so im still in tube land.
It probably used to be until somebody said "Why can't there be a footswitch? "
I'll throw in another vote for parametric EQ, as well as pre- and post-gain EQ.
That said, if I owned an amp with parametric pre- and post-gain EQ, I might well spend the rest of my life playing with knobs instead of guitars...
A lid that comes off with four bolts, revealing the circuit board. Makes adjustments/mods/repairs a LOT easier than pulling the chassis. Pete Traynor figured this out 40-some years ago, why didn't it catch on?
I would have no use for it. My pedals are far from my amp.
Just a thought, but it seems like nearly all the comments thus far are describing BF or early SF Fenders, either as in or with a bit of modification. Pine cabs, trem, etc...