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Anyone here who plays a Hot Rod at home?

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by koko1, Mar 22, 2017.

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  1. koko1

    koko1 TDPRI Member

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    .. or can my '65 PRRI sound in any way like a Hot Rod? :)
     
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    wanna trade?
    USA HRD
     
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    I had one. The big one. Didn't last long.
    I sure would have traded it for your
    Princeton, all day long.
    I would not want a ppri to sound like a hot rod.
    I might clip the bright cap.
    I think I only like the small HR.
    But even then less than a PRRI.
     
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    THX. No. I can buy used Deluxe's for around €450,- here in Germany. I like the sound of these Hot Rods, but can't imagine they are good for playing at home.
     
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    I really enjoy my newer hot rod deluxe III at home, frankly, its what I mainly bought it for....I have had and traded off a PRRI and a 68 custom PR, also a DRRI, tried the bright cap mod, along with vintage tubes and NOS ones as well. For me the hot rod fills my smallish practice space in a way that I like...and you know..... getting to know and understand the amp well, helps reduce my tinkering time on stage for live shows.
    I have had numerous Blues JR [hot rod] amps and think there just a great grab and go, plus quick stage tinkering time, after practice at home with them and finding a tone that works. There are so many great choices now, tube and solid state, finding what sounds and works for you is the "ticket".
     
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    Tommy Biggs Friend of Leo's

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    If you replace the volume control it is more 'control-able' I think it's called a linear taper volume pot. But yeah they are louder than I needed for a home amp.
    I traded mine for a Supersonic 22.
     
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    It boils down to; do you want smooth tone, or do you want to be heard two city blocks away?
    Or... do you want to walk under your drummer and your bass players 200 watt ampeg, or walk over them?
     
  8. koko1

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    ;-) . Ok, I'll keep the Princeton.
     
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