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    Roland Blues Cube Hot\ Opinions

    I just purchased a Blues Cube Hot and it is blowing me away. I can't stop playing it. I have had several dozens of amps. Some from the 50s, on. Most have been Fenders including 64 Deluxe reverb, 2 1965 Twin Reverbs, Rivera Princeton and Deluxe reverbe, a White amp, 5 Supros, late 70s and early...
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    Super Champ XD

    Check this demo out if you want to see and hear the sounds and versatility of this little monster. Watch the whole video.
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    Super Champ XD

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    Super Champ XD

    I just saw a XD vs Blues Jr, IV comparison recently and the XD blew the Fender out of the water. I had an earlier Blues Jr. and there was no way it compared.
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    Super Champ XD

    I have had tow XDs and kept one. I put a Heyboer trans in it. I also installed a Celestion Gold and reset the bias. The bias on these were set cold from the factory. These changes made an already great sounding amp noticeably better sounding. It has a tighter and stronger sound. I have played it...
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    How does Paulownia sound compared to Alder and Ash?

    I have owned one 59 Tele Custom with rosewood neck, two pre CBS Teles one with maple and one with rosewood neck (sorry but don't know what woods were used with those. I have also had a Japanese Tele custom with rosewood neck, a beautiful Hammer T52 with rosewood neck that was about 9 lbs. and...
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    Speaker fluctuating slightly when tested with a multimeter?

    Well, that was an education. With some intense light and a magnifying glass, I saw that at the back side of the speaker to amp lug, the small wire that comes out of the back of the cone was hanging by a thread. It was a difficult and awkward soldering job seeing that the wire only had about an...
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    Info Needed: Rola Celestion G10-50

    I have 4 of them now. They are commonly referred to as the 10" version for Celestion G112-65 12" speaker. They have a warmer sound than the G12L-35's, (I have three of them) more bass and very smooth highs. They also have a much bigger sound. I have been trying out other 10" speakers to find...
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    Speaker fluctuating slightly when tested with a multimeter?

    I have two identical 8 ohm speakers. I am measuring with a Fluke ohm meter using alligator clips to connect with speaker. I get a steady 6.6 ohm reading on one. On the other, for the first 100 seconds, it read 10 ohms and now it is wandering all over the place. Please explain. I have repeated...
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    1956 (Fender) White Amp

    I owned one about 10 years ago. The amp also had a tone control which made it a Champ with an added bonus. My old amp guy, (Uncle Spot) worked on many Tweed Champs and said it sounded better than any Champ he had ever worked on. I miss it.
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    Compare Early EVM-L, to EV FORCE & Altec 417-8H

    I assumed you were using the common definition of "weak". At any rate, there are a lot of factors in choosing a speaker and I have been very surprised when putting favorite speakers in different amps and cabinets. Sometimes they were an improvement and sometimes a very big disappointment. Once...
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    Compare Early EVM-L, to EV FORCE & Altec 417-8H

    Weaker doesn’mean worse. If that were the case almost all speakers would be worse than EVMs. I bought a Boogie Mk II C+ 60/100 the year they came out and have had at least 6 of them in other Boogie Matks and a Old Frnder Twin over the years. Though they are fine speakers I feel they are a bit...
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    Compare Early EVM-L, to EV FORCE & Altec 417-8H

    For those who might still be interested: The FORCE speakers were rated for 150 watts and designed for musical instruments. The original (I can't comment on more recent versions.) were rated for 200 watts and as a musical reinforcement speaker.
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    Best speaker for Fender Super Champ XD

    I think the Rahin Cages is louder than stock.
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    Best speaker for Fender Super Champ XD

    I have two SCXDs and have tried about 6 speakers so far. I am keeping the stock speaker in one and decided to go with the Celestion Gold 10 for the other. I have set the right bias on both. The bias is way to low from the factory and both have Heyboer transformers. I don't think you will get the...
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