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Discussion in 'Amp Tech Center' started by Thinline casket, May 15, 2020.
So it's all fixed up now? If so, tell us how it sounds!
It sounds even better than before. This amp likes to be cranked. If you crank the master you get those grand piano tones and singing sustain.
It's not very Fender-esque. But a nice addition to the arsenal. It's not very clean either. Lol.
It definitely rattles the windows...
Just like the early Marshall’s, it is based on the late 50s 5F6A Bassman/5F8A Twin circuit. It can’t have strayed too far from that.
I would like to hear one of them.
Yes! But just like the early Marshalls, it sure doesn't sound like a Fender. I debated whether to say this or not. But...
My tech said the wires were a bird's nest and it was one of the shoddiest soldering jobs he's ever seen (a loose wire was the problem). The inside is painted so you can't read any of the values. He sent photos to a builder/tech forum he belongs to. Several responses confirmed this is normal. Where I live we would call that behavior "red."
But the bottom line is, does it sound good? No, it sounds REALLY good. I won't end up using it as much as my black and brown clones. I don't play that heavy. But I would prefer this amp to any 18-watt Marshall clone.
You can come over with prof and play it.
Would that I could.
What was the fix?
I just finished practicing.
I can finesse the black face clone for soul and funk. I can get a nice and clean slow blues.
The verbrovibe is tad nastier. Any kind of blues works.
But this thing... Holy crap! It DEMANDS to be played hard. Long soaring bends slapping you in the face and punching your gut. I can't play anything light on this amp. I'm impressed, but I still don't know what I'm going to do with it. (Other than keep it for long soaring bends! Lol)
Just a loose wire somewhere. A week away from home and a hundred bucks. Kinda like band camp.