I'm committing heresy...

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  1. Bob M

    Bob M Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

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    I'm taking a new amp rig to Wednesday's practice. Typically I'll use a '66 Ampeg Jet, but this week I'm using a DV Mark Micro 50 with a cab that has a Rajin Cajun in it. It sounds great in the living room. Works real well with my Tele and Jazzmaster. I hope my tube amps understand...

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  2. MountainTwang

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    That is a great rig! No heresy as far as I'm concerned. Those Micro 50s are sweet.
     
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    I don't consider tube technology "orthodoxy." Nothing heretical about that rig. Enjoy! Hope it sounds as good in your practice space as it does in your living room.
     
  4. Wally

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    Just sell your tube amps. You obviously have lost your hearing and also can no longer carry the weight of a real amp!!!! eeeeehaw..... ;)
    Enjoy what pleases you.
     
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    It's too small and convenient to sound good :)
    JK
     
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    Lets hope the tube amp gods dont burn you at the stake :lol:
     
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    Jakedog Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    I got my DV mark a year ago. It’s the only amp I’ve used since. All the tubers got sold. Except one that was a gift. But it hasn’t been plugged in in a year.

    Congrats! You’ve picked a good rig.
     
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    codamedia Friend of Leo's

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    Your tube amps understand... it's the tube amp lovers that don't ;)
     
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    They sound great to me, too.
     
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    Fiesta Red Friend of Leo's

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    I still love my tube amps, but I used my daughter's Fender Rumble 150 for a jam recently and was very pleased.

    If it just sounded good for harmonica...
     
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    I prefer the high price and inconvenience of tube amps.
     
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    ........your penance?.......you should be flogged.
     
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    My cousin told me about using a SS pedal amp for a gig that had stairs. He said it was good enough. I'll take his word for it since he has played guitar for John Waite.
     
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    Your tube amps will be jealous like that one girl who let you kiss her and then you promptly forgot about as soon as the hottest chick in school let you get to 2nd base
     
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    Exactly. If it’s heavy enough to cause back injury, you can be assured it’s going to have great tone. Common sense!
     
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    I practiced with the DV Mark last night. Kind of mixed results. Enough good to stick with it, but it needs some tweaking. Not totally unexpected. Our practice area is mostly exposed concrete and I always have a hard time getting new stuff to sound decent. It is certainly loud enough!
     
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    If you’re playing basically clean or using the onboard drive circuit you’ll be fine with the DV50. I had one for about a week or two and sold it because all my dirt pedals sounded terrible with it. Everything had a harsh hiss on top of the dirt sound. Solid clean tone, but it doesn’t do dirt pedals too well. Unfortunately, I love dirt pedals so it had to go.

    YMMV of course.
     
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    A few years ago, before I refurbished my old SF Super Reverb (needed new tube sockets and tubes used to drop out of it), I used to take an Orange Micro Terror to gigs as a backup. I had the MicroTerror velcroed into the back of the SR for convenience.

    A couple of times, the SR broke down, so I'd plug the MicroTerror into the SR speakers to continue the gig.

    More than once, people at the gig complimented me on "how good my vintage Super Reverb sounded" when they were really hearing the MicroTerror through the SR speakers.
     
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    An update on the Micro 50-I used it last night at practice with a Gretsch 6120. I had a big sound going on with a ton of headroom. At about 11 o'clock on the clean volume channel there was just a hint of break up that really sounded "tubish" in nature. Great sound but I've noticed it is markedly different from guitar to guitar. It needs tweaking. Still have to rate it as a good, possibly great amp.
     
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    My tube amps (all but one of which I’ve built or at least restored) get really sad when I grab my Quilter 101R and leave them home. Ever hear of cone cry or sag? That's what happens. It’s heart-wrenching.

    If it sounds good to you, it is good!
     
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