Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by gtrs, Oct 30, 2011.
Right to left.
Looking forward to jamming with the band tonight on the OD3. I just installed some Sheptone Tribute humbuckers in the R9, and I'm really stoked about hearing them through the CA!
If your wall is up over 120V, then >500V is normal, albeit on the upper end. Make sure the replacement tubes can survive that level of HT.
Depends on the configuration of the amp, top or bottom mount, left or right hand input. V1 is always furthest away from the power tubes regardless.
BB, you're going to be in tonal heaven with the Sheps! Nice pickups! I just threw a pair of Throbaks in my PRS, and I couldn't be happier with how that guitar now sounds with the OD3. Funny thing is, now that I've become so acclimated playing my OD3, no other amp seems to do it for me any longer.....well, except for the OD2.
Yeah, I guess I was a little quick to answer that one, for I had forgotten that you've produced a few amps with "right-hand" input. Those must be the left-handed models.......LOL.
On a side note, my JB 100 turns "on" by flipping the switches down and the amp turns "off" by flipping the switches up. COMPLETELY backwards from most any switch I have ever used. I've owned the amp well over a year and it still throws me sometimes. Alan likes to keep us on our toes! LOL
Does any other Carol Ann turn on/off this way? Perhaps they all do? I can't remember my Tuc being that way.
It's how old Marshalls work. Must be a British thing. They do EVERYTHING ass-backwards.
My OD2 50 watter is bottom mounted and operates as you describe for the JB 100 (up is "off/stand-by," down is "on/operate"). I remind myself constantly to throw the correct switch, especially when I don't have clear access to the back of the amp and have to reach over the top to flip them.
Seems like Alan is slowly getting assimilated... My new Triptik has the switches wired the 'American' way...
My Revo45 has them wired the 'American' way too.
Both of my OD2s switched the "British" way, but when I got one of them back from Alan after having it upgraded to an OD3, it switched the "American" way.....LOL. Yes, I agree that Alan is perhaps becoming a bit Americanized.
One of my OD2r's was wired upside down......... Alan said it made her sound better !
And hence begins the lore of "pre-Americanized" CAs being better sounding, more robust and that they make you a better musician... Expect to see emporium ads to be updated to reflect these positive qualities of the originals...
And to expand a bit further on this notion, the earlier CA models will soon be coined as something to the effect of OD2B or OD2(B) for their British-influenced counterparts while the later and more inferior versions will simply be the OD2 or possibly OD2(A) if anyone cares to stretch it that far. Man, I believe my OD2B's value just shot up by about a 1000 bucks.
...and they also drive on the wrong damn side of the road...LOL
Hey Alan, we are just having some fun here as I'm sure you well know.
I'm not going to be making the trip with my wife to Boston next week. We have to be back Saturday for a gig. I will wait until her next trip as I heard about this really hip band called "Last Laugh" and I want to be able to stay for the weekend and watch them perform when I'm out that way.
If it's good enough for Jim Marshall...
Wait..I'm giving a drummer credit.
If it's good enough for Ken Bran......
Definitely! Next January I will finally pony up for some NOS Mullards...
Ok, advise here on speaker for my OD50 EL34.......I bought it with the CL80 which sounded ok, but bought an EVM as it seems to be highly recommended but it sounds not open enough. Too mid centric...? I plugged it into a 4x12 cab with vintage blackbacks and it sounded so much better! So what single speaker would I be looking for? I could go back to the CL80, I also have a Scumback M75 65 watter.....would that sound good?
I'm rather fond of Tone Tubby alnico hempcones with my OD2. (50W 6L6) well, actually, I have both the alnico and the ceramic in my cabinet (a Two-rock signature 212) but when I record I put the mic on the alnico.
Since I have a 1x12 cab with the scum back in it I will a/b it with the cl80 tomorrow. Does anyone have experience with a greenback type speaker with an el34 od50? I'm more partial to Marshall tones than dumble for what I'm doing.