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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by riffmeister, Mar 29, 2005.

  1. riffmeister

    riffmeister Gold Supporting Member

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    Hey yooz guys that hang out over on the TopHat Forum.....if the site goes down, let's meet and yak right here.




    BTW, I'm working on getting a new (used) tube-rectified Club Royale 1x12 as we speak!! :D
     
  2. scot

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    Great Idea Riff....Scripty right?
     
  3. dehughes

    dehughes Supporting Member

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    Nice Riff. Good idea for sure.


    david
     
  4. gaussmarkov

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    fine and dandy. :)
     
  5. riffmeister

    riffmeister Gold Supporting Member

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    Nope. New one........built in Dec '04. That way, I'll have one of each (old & new).

    Woo Hoo!! :D :dude
     
  6. wordsonyou

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    Was that the one on ebay in maroon tolex? Congrats on the new aquisition (if you got it).
     
  7. riffmeister

    riffmeister Gold Supporting Member

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    No, not that one, it is from the Emporium. Same deal in black/gold.
     
  8. fenderbender4

    fenderbender4 Silver Supporting Member

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    Any of you guys played the emplexador? I am looking for a high gain amp head that can get me from blues breakup to a raw classic rock sound, to 80's metal, and is capable of getting a scooped mid sound for punch in choruses. Let me know, thanks.
     
  9. riffmeister

    riffmeister Gold Supporting Member

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    The highest gain is like a JCM 800, and it's not really a mid-scooped sound. If you are interested, here's one for sale:

    http://www.tophatamps.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1514&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0

    :cool:
     
  10. Teleplayer

    Teleplayer Silver Supporting Member

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    Good idea Riff, and good luck on that 1x12. It's a great little rig.
     
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    Kiwi Silver Supporting Member

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    Count me in. But I'm a block-logo kind o' TopHatter.

    Kiwi
     
  13. sunkidd

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    Good idea Riff!
    about a least hanging out till Brian gets something going.... I would really miss you guys if the TopHat site has to go!

    I am taking a hard look at TV's Purple King Royale...... just kind of bad timing as I don't really have the extra funds right now....

    I have built a really cool drum kit with lots of Zildjian cymbals for the last couple of weeks with my "spare" money??? and didn't really want to see Brian quit the TopHat stuff for a while... cause I knew it was coming.... just in denile.......

    the drums are for my studio and anyone that wants to come over and keep a beat! I gotta admit that they are really fun to beat the crap out of after dealing with some of the a**h**es I put up with!!! :eek:
     
  14. riffmeister

    riffmeister Gold Supporting Member

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    do you still have that one-off dual channel 40-50 watt amp?

    I'm waiting for Brian to do it up officially in his new venture.
     
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    illinimax Gold Supporting Member

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    2 TopHat amp owner here (new CR and Teleplayer's SD). Any word from the silent, but deadly partner in charge d'affaire?

    -BC
     
  16. wordsonyou

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    Congrats. I tried to nab the one on the 'bay but got outbid at the end :(
    Bad for my tone, good for my Visa bill.

    I suspect we are reaching the end of the good deals on those club series amps. Once the word gets out to everyone on Brian leaving I'm sure we will see them go for 12-1300 for the 1-12. I remember 2-3 years ago you'd see the occasional club series amp on the 'bay for 700-900 bucks.
     
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    Yup, I'd wager prices will go up. My amps aren't going anywhere, though....perhaps, if Brian gets some new amps 'a coming, I could be talked out of one...perhaps....


    david
     
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    riffmeister Gold Supporting Member

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    Beautiful script logo Vibra Trem 1x12 just went for $750 on the bay! I got my scripty CR 2x12 for $850 on the bay!! :eek:

    Those day will be over soon.....
     
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    Excellent verbiage. I guess "silent but deadly" now has another application..... :dude
     
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    I sure do ... it's not going anywhere!

    Background: Some years back, Brian built a one-off amp; the chassis dates it to Sep-98. Ch 1 is a blond Tremolux circuit for clean tones. Ch 2 is a JTM45 circuit for gainy early Marshall sounds. Both feed a pair of KT 66 tubes.

    Mix & match channels with an A/B/Y pedal. The Marshall side has two volume knobs to control the bright and dark channels ... so there's almost three channels available. Wattage is probably in the 30s. Tube rectifier.

    Friends who have played it have called Brian, asking if he might build one for them. The answer (back then) was no, he had plenty else to do, with current models. Now? Hmmm ...

    I'd love to see Brian produce a similar design as his first "solo" effort. Talk has been that it would be powered by 6L6s. I'm guessing it would take off ... at last, Fender and Marshall in one box. For real.

    Kiwi
     

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