Quilter Amps- What Are Your Thoughts?

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  1. Jakedog

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    Pretty sure this video was made by a shill for the American Wombat Training Association. No way are Wobats that cuddly. I mean, this video implies that Wombats could be as cuddly as kittens. There aren’t. Period. If they really were, way more professional children would want Wombats than kittens. Wombats are cool, I have nothing against them. But they are what they are. And they simply won’t ever be as good as a kitten.
     
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    You're paranoid.
     
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    I vote capybara. These animals seem permanently stoned, they are so mellow.

     
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    It just goes to show you can't trust all the ridiculous wombat hype coming from paid shills on youtube. I know like 5 people who used to own cats, but they switched to wombats after seeing a video just like this one. They were very disappointed when the wombats refused to use the litter box, and instead left their cube-shaped feces all over the house. Needless to say they demanded their money back and went back to being cat people. Besides, everyone knows cats are warmer, and work better with fuzz pedals.
     
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    Today, well, as I was waking from morning slumper, I had the passing fancy that I would see "cube-shaped feces" hyperlinked in a TDPRI post. I laughed it off :eek:

    Get out of my head!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    To the OP, Congrats on the new amp. I've had a good experience with the 101 mini which is similar to your amp, sans the limiter and reverb. I've had it for a few years now and have used it as a pedal platform, a stand-alone amp without pedals and also an acoustic and keyboard amp, plugging into the FX return jack. the FX return bypasses a the tone shaping and also works great if you have a different pre-amp you like. I've been putting a ROG Umble in front of mine with good results. I imagine something like the Joyo American Sound might also sound good as in that role.

    If you haven't watched the Jay Leonard demo, it might be worth checking out. He gives a pretty good tutorial on how the controls work and getting different sounds.

    My own advice would be that speaker choice is a pretty big deal. I settled on an open back 1X12 but YMMV. Try some different combinations if you can. I also got good sounds from 1X10 and 2X12 but don't expect 1X10 to sound like a Twin or visa versa.
     
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    That's all fine, but which looks better perched on your Marshall? On you Fender?
     
  8. Festus_Hagen

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    Summed up nicely.

    I'd have a Quilter if I needed one. I just can't justify it. They sound awesome though, and yes, I've heard them first hand, live, in person.
     
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    Comments like this are ridiculous and belong in the Ultimate Guitar Forum, not TDPRI.
     
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    Good to see you posting again and nice reply to the anti SS guy! And Wombats are super cool too!
     
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    I know enough. I have an associates in computer electronics and servicing. You're not wrong, neither am I. The "touch and feel" of SS and modelers is different than the "touch and feel" of a cranked tube amp. I believe it will always be different. Maybe not everyone notices or appreciates the difference, but I feel the difference when I play one or the other. I'm sure the circuits have gotten much better.

    I will say the most fun I ever had playing a SS amp was a cranked up Peavey Studio Chorus 70 with - if I remember correctly - two 8 inch speakers. I had a Lab Series a long time ago that was really nice, but that was gone before I ever "discovered" tube amps. Oddly, even the little Zoom modeler pedal I have sounds better thru a clean tube amp than it does thru a clean SS amp. But then my little SS amp isn't exactly top shelf hi fi. It's just a backup amp in case my tubes go south on stage.
     
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    Those things can be vicious!
     
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    Thanks for the Frenzel recommendation! Exactly what I am looking for and unlike many of the custom builds, actually affordable!
     
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    I have to admit, I looked up that Frenzel Mini Bassman and saw this youtube demo and thought "Whoa DANG! That's a trick none of my amps can do right now unless maybe I plug in a fuzz pedal..." Sounds pretty sweet to me.

     
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    A friend of mine has one, sounds fantastic through a 2x10 cabinet.
     
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    I haven't played that amp, but I use the Mini 101 and the Interstate (works great in FRFR mode with Helix) and I love Quilter.

    EDIT: It isn't called Interstate it's called Interblock, lol I don't know why I always call it interstate.
     
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    i played solid state amps most of my life until i got a tube amp. its not just the feel, it just sounds better than ss. ss amps sound stale like a recording of you playing and a tube amp sounds live and real.

    i havent played a quilter but ive demoed the boss katana artist 100 it sounds pretty good, kinda like there gt series pedal boards. my ss randall 100 watt 2x12 stereo chorus amp i use to own sounded better to me. but my 68 custom princeton reverb sounds better than ether of them, just not as loud.
     
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    At a minimum, the Quilter would be an ideal backup head for a touring musician. Tubes can and do go bad on tour, so something that takes up little space and sounds convincing enough would be smart to take on the road.

    Depending on the situation and the player, it could also be a good primary amp.
     
  19. 3-Chord-Genius

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    There are a lot of differing views here, but your statement was ridiculous.
     
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    I have a Quilter Aviator that is a real fine piece of gear with it's own sound and you cannot beat the weight. I don't think they claim to sound like anything else. If I used a lot of effects it may be my go-to, but then I bought a couple of Frenzel amplifiers and was really blown away. I now use a custom amp from NAU but the Frenzels are a great value and are for sure "keepers".
     
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