Just ordered a Lil Dawg D'lux

Discussion in 'Glowing Bottle Tube Amp Forum' started by Glass Onion, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. ZZB3

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    I love my D-Lux and Jim is wonderful to answer all questions and to deal with.
     
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  2. Glass Onion

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    Thanks all. This afternoon hopefully.:D:D:D:D:D


    And yes indeed Jim is the best.
     
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    ????? got it?
     
  4. Glass Onion

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    Fed ex sent an email at about 4 saying it would not arrive till today. Saturday it is.

    Oh well. Waiting is a "Petty" problem to complain about.

    Just means a little more time for great anticipation.
     
  5. vashondan

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    It'll be a good day in the neighborhood. Enough anticipation. May it get there early!
     
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    Ok had my 3 year old nephews birthday party here at the house yesterday. Fed ex shows up right in the middle of present opening. Lol


    Had to wait till today to play loud because I was just too worn out from cooking etc.

    I love this amp. Not too loud. Big full sound.

    Nails so many great tones with no pedal needed at all.

    I have messed with settings a bit but at the moment I like it just like my 100 watt Plexi.

    Y cable into both hi inputs and ride the volume knob for cleans.

    This is friggin amazing.

    Thanks one more time to Jim at Lil Dawg amps. Super great amp and service.
     
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    Thanks Vashondan. Your encouragement made me go for the Lil Dawg. Best advice ever man. And all others who said go for it.
     
  8. Glass Onion

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    Pics.

    pardon the mess in the upstairs pool room. Need to clean off the table top video game.
     

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  9. charlie chitlin

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    MD got mine.
    I loved and gigged it regularly for maybe 7 years.
    So many people think the 5E3 is a 1-trick pony...likely they've never owned one.
    There are more tones in that little bugger than bumps on a washboard.
    And Jim treats Dawg owners like family whether they bought directly from him or not.
    My 2 favorie tones are the ultimate clean: plug into #1 in channel 1 and turn channel 2 all the way up.
    Ultimate drive: plug into that cranked channel 2.
    Serious fun if you have an A/B box.
     
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  10. vashondan

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    Glad you're happy! Enjoy the heck out of that thing.
     
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    Hello,
    I am a new member. You will not be disappointed in that amp.
    I bought the head from a Steel Guitar forum member.
    He built a pine cabinet for it. They sound great, and so many sounds are available.
    He recently sold the 1-12 cabinet he built for that amp, and I got that.
    IMO this amp compares to my Victoria 20112.
    Have fun!
    Old Man
     
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  12. Jakeboy

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    Yay! Congrats on the Dawg! Extremely versatile amp if u take the time to learn it.

    It is the sound of the Hotel California record.

    Rock it in good health.
     
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    Can't help but post on my 1x15 Lil Dawg Dluxe again. It is actually all that. Had some really good 1x15 amps before, but something about this one just totally does it for me. Not just with a tele, but oh man, with a tele ...
    MD
     
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    Bought my L'il Dawg 5E3 loaded into a premium grade tweed over dovetailed yellow pine twin twelve wide bottom cab. Very, very unusual find here in the frozen north,(Toronto) and I played through it once at a well curated 2nd hand shop. Immediately was in contact with Jim, who remembered the build as a chrome chassis order (minus cab) Jim surprised with not only his recollections of the order but added photos of the build. AAHH, the differences working with a small builder who knows his trade, tools and can appreciate the "obsessive" nature of a musician. The first owner loaded the twin twelve cab with 1955 Jensen 12's
    and I 've found no reason to change the true vintage vibe produced. This chassis has been produced by Jim with two 1/4" output jacks to answer the original buyer's preference, according to Jim himself.

    Now, my question is to any other L'il Dawg 5E3 owners out there - has anyone gone the route of replacing the 6V6 pair with a pair of 6L6's?
    And if so specify any bias changes or other necessary changes (transformers?)

    I'm interested in going from 12 to 25 watts. So, what do we know about this?
    Thanks
     
  15. charlie chitlin

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    I plugged 6L6s right into mine without setting bias.
    I'm not sure what the effects of this SHOULD be, but I experienced quite a bit more mush.
    The 6V6s had more cut and definition.
    I put them back in and never looked back.
    I didn't experience more power or volume.
     
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    On the same amp of which Charlie speaks, I tried a set of old RCA blackplate 6L6s, which sound so fine in an Allen Encore. No problem for that Dawg Dlux to accept those tubes, but they sounded not near as good as the 6v6s I had been using there. As Charlie says, more cut and definition with 6v6s.
    MD
     
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