The Dawg Pound---Lil Dawg Amp Owners

Discussion in 'Amp Owners Clubs' started by Jakeboy, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. vashondan

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    We've definitely got a love.affair going on. What a fun amp.
     
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  2. Jakeboy

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    I am recording a lot and am amazed at the different tones available from my Dawgs...the Champster is really a good recording amp
     
  3. Blix

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    Oh yeah!

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  4. Jakeboy

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    I have something incoming....and it is British!
    This is one Dawg I have wanted Jim to build for years....more to follow once it arrives next week.
     
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    Well? Let's hear it!!
     
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    Here's a pic of my D-lux (chassis build) in its new TRM head cab. Now she looks as pretty as she sounds. :D

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  7. Jakeboy

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    The incoming British amp last summer was a prototype BullDawg...Jim’s AC30...really just 15 Watts with 2 el84s but it faithfully followed the AC30 circuit. The Normal channel was dark but it came to life with a treble booster and the top Boost channel was chimey jangly Vox bliss. Ikptmit for a week and wrote a good review and sent her home to Jim. He makes them now as standard issue. The only reason I haven’t bought one yet is I really have the Vox sound covered with the Vox channel on my Mesa TA15.
     
  8. PeteGalaxie

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    I'm VERY close to ordering a Wonderdawg 25w chassis/reverb tank. Just not sure about the tolex color for the head cab. Black/silver? Black/wheat? Blonde/wheat? I have two 1x12 speaker cabs - a black tolex/black grill cloth/gold piping and a blonde tolex/wheat grill cloth/white piping. If I go for the black (which I think is more "vintage correct" for a blackface) I'll need to change the grill cloth in the black cabinet to either silver or wheat depending on the head cabinet. I think the black/silver is the most "traditional", but I'm not sure which way to go. What do you think would be the most popular? Black/silver, black/wheat, blonde/wheat? Which would you go with?
     
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    How much that puppy run ya?
     
  10. PeteGalaxie

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    Just ordered a Wonderdawg 25w head in the classic blackface cabinet. Jim is a pleasure to talk to and extremely helpful. I'm sure I'll be very happy with thus amp!
     
  11. xjazzy

    xjazzy Friend of Leo's

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    It was almost 10 years ago! I have no idea!
    I never bought it.
     
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  12. PeteGalaxie

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    Got my WonderDawg a little over a month ago. Everything I hoped for and more. Truly fabulous amp - and at a fantastic price!!! Here's the final photo from Jim showing my completed amp:

    Now I'm looking at either the ChocoPrince or the ChocoDawg...

    Decisions, decisions, decisions! :D
     
  13. PeteGalaxie

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    Do most Lil' Dawg owners have a combo? If so, why do you prefer a combo?
     
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    Can any Mutt owners tell me if it has a tighter bass response than the standard 5E3?
     
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    I’m not reviving a zombie thread for no reason: I have a Lil Dawg WonderDawg on the way, should be here tomorrow.

    Bought it on reverb for a good price. I “had” to sell my Fender ‘68 CDR and Fender ‘68 CPR. Actually, I didn’t really like either of those. It CDR is physically large and heavy: I love the clean head-room, HATE HATE HATE the tremolo. The CPR is the exact opposite: LOVE the tremolo and reverb but the head-room is not great (dirty above 4). I’m hoping the WD is the best of both: the physical size of the Princeton, which I love, with the headroom of the CDR. For tremolo, I have a JHS Tidewater mini tremolo, which sounds like a tube bias tremolo like in the Princeton, not a opto trem like in the Deluxe. I’ll post pics when I get it tomorrow.

    Speaking of Jim...I should mention that the Reverb post included shots of the transformers and build info on the tube chart. I sent the codes to Jim and asked what the wattage was. He replied within 24 hours, answered my question, which led to another that I sent, and he answered that one too. Who does that for a used amp? What a great guy!
     
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  16. Whoa Tele

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    I think the Lil Dawg will accomplish your goals. I have a 25 watt version and am very pleased. I also have a 5E3 that Jim built. He's one of the nicest independent builders I've ever encountered. Enjoy your new amp and let us know what you think.
     
  17. PeteGalaxie

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    Yup, you are going to love it. I, also, have the 25 watt version. That was my first Li'l Dawg. I now own the Choco-Prince (Brown Princeton) and the D-Lux (Tweed Deluxe 5E3). I'm currently thinking about a fourth. They're that good. And Jim is tops!
     
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