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    Amp advice please.

    If you like how that tweed deluxe sounds and want to bring the dbs down some I’d attenuate it. Weber Minimass to the rescue. Or a Dr. Z brake lite. That one is so small you can just screw it into the inside Of the cab.
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    Should I pull the trigger on an early 70s Super reverb?

    I’ve owned a lot of amps. There’s only one I truly regret moving along and it was a 71 Super Reverb.
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    Weber 10a125

    I have a pair in a 2x10 and love them. Not flamethrowers but still fairly efficient. Will break up when pushed real hard. Great speakers for Fenders of all sorts.
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    NGD: Fender Joe Bonamassa 59 high power tweed twin

    it‘s counter to internet wisdom that a Twin below 2 sounds better than a Princeton on 3. I have to remind myself all the time to just try stuff and see what happens. My favorite low volume amp around here is the Origin 20 ratcheted all the way down to whatever the most attenuated setting is...
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    Why aren't big amps more popular?

    I love threads like these because truly what someone needs in an amp is pretty much as individualized as the guitar they play or the pedalboard they’ve assembled. And amps sadly get the short end of the stick in the triumvirate of guitar tone, mainly because of the size and weight of amps...
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    Louder Speaker for 5E3 tweed deluxe?

    I have a stock 5E3 clone with a 12A125-O in it. My bandmate has a 5E3 he built from a kit and he did whatever the mods are to let it work better with humbuckers. He keeps a 40/40 in his. That amp is easily 3 or 4 dB louder than mine, which was just enough to let it be useful in a loud...
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    New Amp Day - I’m not telling, you have to look

    I gots one of those ampoids and in cinnamon too! I use it mostly to test while I’m soldering on guitars or pedals. But it’s a wild card for layering in overdubs. I’ve done that a time or two and it really cuts through a mix.
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    Is a Band Master comparable to a Deluxe Reverb?

    I own a 70 BM and have owned or played a variety of other vintage amps (71 Super, 72 BM Reverb + original cabinet, 67 Showman) as well as the 63 VVRI. Bandmaster volume is certainly speaker dependent. If I'm running it through my CRex/Wizard 2x12 that BM is super clean (and boomy...it's an...
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    Lower efficiency speakers

    Dunno about 12’s but Eminence made the 10” Blue Marvels Peavey put in their 90s tweed Classic series and those 10’s eat dB’s admirably. tonally They are very similar to Copperheads. I have a 4x10 loaded with them and that cabinet is noticeably less loud than my 10A125-loaded 2x10. And each...
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    Why my Silverface Fender is my favorite amp ever

    The 69 bandmaster I got last year has quickly become my #1 amp. i run it into a 10a125-loaded 2x10 and it just sounds right to me. I got other amps I’ve gigged and recorded with but not anything like this that was so easy to make it sound good.
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    Drip-Edge Bassman 50 for Bass?

    The ultralinear Bassman 135 will cut it with a modern cabinet. It has a DI as well, and because they are super clean for guitar they are still really cheap. Two of my friends have been using those for a while.
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    What is the most sensitive 12" guitar speaker...

    Seems most my 12's are flamethrower Eminences (Wizard, CRex, Hempdog, TX Heat) and they certainly help my 12-20w amps punch higher than their weight. Especially the Wizard, which not only is loud but has a beneficial frequency curve too. I'm not sure you'd be able to make a uppermid emphasis...
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    Help me think this through - Which Marshall Origin combo?

    If I wanted it breaking up then yes. If I wanted it to stay cleanish, no. That's with two 100dB+ 12" speakers too. I did not attempt to work backwards with it though, meaning pull volume for clean rather than building up from clean.
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    Help me think this through - Which Marshall Origin combo?

    I have a 20 and I play drums in a band with a guy who has a 50. to get the 20 where I like it (edge of breakup) it wasn’t loud enough for my band. So I use it at home for recording into a RLIR and for noodling into a Texas heat loaded 1x12 on the lowest setting. Still sounds good that low for...
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    Comparing older Mesa combos

    I’ve had an F30, F50, and a 5:25 1x10 like the one farther up in the thread. None of these amps stayed around for long. That said, the 5:25 was an excellent amp under mic. I replaced it with a 5E3 build and have never regretted it. The F series amps hiss loudly at idle, but otherwise are...




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