Become a Supporting Member

Go Back   The Gear Page > The Gear > Amps and Cabs


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-05-2012, 03:18 AM
bluesmann8 bluesmann8 is offline
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 522
Allen Amps

I'm liking what i'm hearing

brown sugar

the Encore

They sound like some good hand built point to point amplifiers. I've always liked the sound of an old Fender amp and their build quality back then speaks for themselfs. Ebay is full of them and going for big bucks. I remember a time not so long ago.(smiles) I think i'll go check out their website
Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2012, 04:45 AM
riff1006 riff1006 is offline
Supporting Member
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Ozarkistan
Posts: 1,673
That Brown Sugar has been on my short list for a while. I don't know if I'll ever get to it since my short list is getting kinda long. What with all the cool tweed clones and even some vintage Fenders available in this market what's a guy to do? I really like what I saw in another guys sig....the soul is willing but the wallet is weak.
Smoov deals.
Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2012, 07:47 AM
LJOHNS LJOHNS is online now
Supporting Member
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: WV
Posts: 509
I will be purchasing a chihuahua soon!
Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2012, 08:14 AM
mad dog mad dog is online now
Silver Supporting Member
Feedback Score: 14 reviews
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Montclair, NJ
Posts: 8,741
I found a kit built Encore head several years ago. At this point, it's getting more play than several other equally worthy amps. It's the sound, and the versatility. This one had a few small problems to work through. Turns out the speaker ohm switch was miswired all along. Also, my amp tech added a cap to the reverb recovery circuit. That plus no more speaker mismatch has made a real improvement. The amp had tended towards too bassy and lower headroom. I'd considered swapping the stock OT for a larger one, decided not to. The overdrive on this amp is beautiful, too good to mess with.

The RAW switch is the secret sauce. Just a little bit changes the deal, especially useful with single coils. I hardly ever used the MV until recently, now realizing what a little roll-off there can do. Both push the amp towards the tweed side as needed.

Wonderful amp. Definitely VR inspired, that's certainly obvious. But with it's own thing too. The trem is expecially tasty.
Originally Posted by Rotten
... when you posted it initially, I was thinking of just buying it and holding it for you until you came to your senses. Glad to hear we don't have to go through that.
Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2012, 08:17 AM
TheGuildedAge TheGuildedAge is offline
Supporting Member
Feedback Score: 36 reviews
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Northeastern PA
Posts: 5,613
Great amps and service. Every electric song on our cd I used a classic 10.
Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2012, 08:21 AM
Phil M Phil M is online now
Supporting Member
Feedback Score: 4 reviews
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 9,691
I loved the Old Flame - tone and features. After owning several real deal 1965 Fenders, the OF is my "blackface" amp, loved everything about it.

I had a Brown Sugar too that was pretty cool.
Good Deals with: John H, buckwild, markguitar, Spirithunter, spaceman_spiff, goodommen, Tone Meister, DCAddy, shanetram, bigupdeis, Alton, skydog slide, imonabuss, traviswalk and many, many more since 99.
Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2012, 08:37 AM
62Tele 62Tele is offline
Supporting Member
Feedback Score: 8 reviews
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 4,425
I've been through a slew of vintage Fenders, a number of boutiques and even a couple of custom builds. My Brown Sugar makes me happy every time I plug it in and is a versatile, extremely well built gig monster. I put a 40watt output transformer on the amp and it spans tweedish to brown to blackface territory, runs 6v6, 6l6 or EL 34 power tubes without re-biasing, and with a 12" neo weighs about the same as a DR. It takes pedals quite well and is a blues monster plugged straight in. Top it off with David offering stellar customer service and it's a no brainer for me.
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:04 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright ©2002-2015, The Gear Page, LLC, Brian Scherzer
All rights reserved.
Header Graphic by NetThink 21