Tube snob going Quilter...

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  1. DrPepper

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    Getting older, amps getting heavier, but wait, a 19 lbs alternative... Quilter 101 & 10TC incoming. Going to "dock" the mini onto the speaker cabinet and have a gigable combo that will be much easier on my back...
     
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    I went Quilter (Mach 2 head) 2 years ago. It’s taken some time to find the right speaker and overdrive(s), but I’m very pleased. The tube amps stay in my studio now.

    Enjoy!
     
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    King Creole Friend of Leo's

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    Sounds good. I hope it works out well for you. I have a Quilter Pro Block that I like quite a bit with the right speaker.
     
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    A very good choice as far as small, giggable combos go.

    My current rig is the Quilter Overdrive:
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    On top of one of these:
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    but I'm hoping to eventually get one of the blockdock 12 cabs for a lighter carrying option.
     
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  5. 4pickupguy

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    There are some great amp alternatives out there now. There are even pedal amps that do the blackface tone really well. In a way it breaks my heart because I feel like I’m betraying an old friend. Well, until I have to carry that friend to the car.
    Its only a matter of time before a 100 watt Kemper is the size of a tube screamer.
     
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    Or fits in the cavity of your guitar.

    I've gigged my little Microblock 45, which is getting close.
     
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    I build my own tube amps... but... I do sometimes gig with my 101R and always have it in my gig bag just in case. I recently did an outdoor gig with it paired with an Emi Lil Texas and dialed in at about 10 watts output, it was plenty loud enough for my needs on lap steel and Esquire. [​IMG]


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    I've been using a Tone Block 202 with a 1-12 semi open back cabinet. It sounds very good.
    It's not the same as a real good tube amp, but still very good , my pedals work great through it.
    Two of my buddies have the Micropro Mach II 8" version combo amps, and there are some great sounds in those amps too but there are also more options than I want / need.


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    One of these days and it won't be long--well maybe a year from now--

    I'm going SS, but I haven't decided what to get. Currently I'm interested in the Nextone, but who knows what'll be out there then.
     
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    I started out wanting the MicroPro MKII 8 or 101R, but the 101 is all I need... It will more than likely live on the "surf" voicing. If I still feel a need for reverb, I'll get a pedal for that...
     
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    I will do itmaybe in ten years or more... ZT amps are calling my attention...
     
  12. muchxs

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    I saw an old Lab L5 at Guitarcenter a few days ago.

    Tempted...

    :lol:
     
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    Frank'n'censed Doctor of Teleocity

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    “Tube snob going Quilter...”

    Quilters know all the angles.
     
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    So...what is the right speaker for Quilters? That seems to be a recurring theme in this thread.
     
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    muchxs Doctor of Teleocity

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    I expect if you cracked open one of those self- powered QSC wedge bins that have become ubiquitous for P.A. mains... I'll bet the speaker(s) inside would be a near perfect match for your Quilter.
     
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    Those rock, did it have the EVL?
     
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    Whatever works best for the individual using it I would imagine... I'm getting the Quilter cab that has 10" speaker, I happen to have a 10" Celestion gold that I might try in it.
     
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    Congrats! Quilters are great amps. Almost went with one before I settled on my Blues Cube. You'll be very happy with it.
     
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    muchxs Doctor of Teleocity

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    Stock speakers. They seem to work o.k..
     
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    I don't have the money to try all the different speaker suggestions I've read about but a Li'l Texas in an open back cab sounds pretty good with my mini.
     
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