Bootlegger Amps????

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  1. lineboat

    lineboat Friend of Leo's

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    Anyone here have any experience with one? I've recently heard a 30 watter, and I'm pretty interested in one. The 30'sounded killer, and they have a 15 as well. So, anybody have any experience?
     
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    I own the Blues 30. It is absolutely amazing. Had it over a year now. You can plug straight in or shove pedals down its throat. It's so versatile. I'm thinking of picking up the 15 watt too.
     
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    Interesting brand-name there.
    In these parts, "bootleg" is another way of saying cheap rubbish.

    eg.

    "Yo, man. That First Act amp is pretty bootleg."
     
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    I researched those. There is a Chinese OEM factory that makes these. Then you buy a bulk order with your logo on it. You can find them on Alibaba
     
  5. lineboat

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    Really? I'll hafta check that out.
     
  6. sleazy pot pie

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    I looked into the chinese oem earlier this year. There are a few people selling them online as rebranded tweed amps. Bootlegger and effingood are two i found.
    You can get a tweed 5f1 or 5f1 for between 2 and 300$ from china, depending on the order size. I think the best price I found was about 250 delivered for a single 5f2.
    They offer a number of amps from 5f1, 5e3, mesa style, blues jr to marshall. I was about to pull the trigger when I found a joyo 5f1 on ebay for 150 I think.

    I dont think what effin good or bootlegger are charging is unreasonable if you feel better buying from someone stateside. All i added a 50 cent cap to the joyo and now have a great amp on a small budget. Mine is a pcb board , where these are hand wired, which would make them easier to mod if you wanted. There is a ton of threads on here about 5f1 and 5f2 circuits.

    if you do a google search of tweed handwired amp china you should find a few sites.
     
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  7. lineboat

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    I'll check that out for sure. Just about everything is made in China now it seems.
     
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    You can buy direct from China for $367 shipped

    http://bit.ly/2hA3M5I

    Make sure the voltage is 110 vac
     
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    Just purchased a 15w with tremolo and reverb. Will review when it arrives.
     
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    It's my understanding
     
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    Purchased the Bootlegger 15 with tremolo and reverb. Not happy.
    Very dark, even with a Telecaster. I e-mailed the seller. He sent me
    new tubes, no change. Reverb very weak, tone very dark. I'll keep
    it as a engineering project.
     
  15. sleazy pot pie

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    Did you buy the head or combo?
    I saw recently they were blowing out the heads for something like 225$
     
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