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Need Some Amp Feedback

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by EllenGtrGrl, Apr 7, 2021.

  1. mfguitar

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    Congrats on the Aviator, I hope it serves you well. I loved the weight and size, eventually, I found something I liked better.
     
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    If you only need it for 6 or 7 years spend your 800$ on a TM....READ the post below yours about longevity.... My Origin 20 is killer.
     
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    Ah, the sound of a cranked BF Fender fed by a Les Paul. It sounds just like Kim Simmonds, one of my absolute favorite players.
     
  4. EllenGtrGrl

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    No, I didn't mean the tubes being mounted directly on the board, I meant the tube sockets being mounted directly on the board. Normally it wouldn't be a problem with a glass epoxy mil-spec PCB, or industrial spec PCB (both of which are physically pretty sturdy), but the consumer grade PCBs most amps use, don't handle the heat from tubes even in sockets mounted on the boards, very well over the long term. You can wind up with board warping (which can also break solder joints, and internal traces in mult-layered boards), and surface traces lifting over time.
     
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    Agreed, the cable is more scarce than the switch. I bought my amp used, and it had neither. I think the cable is just a standard MIDI cable, but every one I tried wouldn't work because the connectors were too large in diameter to fit into that recess in the foot switch. I've read that some SS22's have a problem with an audible "pop" when switching the reverb on or off. Mine does not have that problem, but I leave the reverb on anyway.
     
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    Whether the breakup comes from a pedal or the amp doesn’t really matter if it sounds good, right? Stick with the tone master and save your back and the extra amp weight. There are hundreds of overdrive pedals that can do light breakup. Conversely, there are hundreds of amps that can do light breakup without pedals and weigh 2-3 times as much.

    I’d suggest a Boss BD2, Boss OD3, or a Boss OD1X as starting points in your overdrive journey. Boss pedals sound good with tube and solid state amps.
     
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    If you get a chance, I'm curious as to how loud the Quilter gets. Does it get gigging loud?
     
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    Yep, I would think it does. It's a 100 watt amp. I had to throttle the master volume back quite a bit, to keep from annoying people in the guitar shop.
     
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