Suhr ML Standard.
I just put a set in my Strat and they are absolutely fantastic. I have (and had) several Suhr pickups, they’re all great, but IMHO you’re search will happily end with the ML Standard.
I’m hoping to own this amp someday soon, the features and tones are so impressive.
For my part, I would absolutely get the IR version. I own the RLIR and it’s the best gear purchase ever. Having that built into an amp is just genius IMHO. I would use it all the time. Plus I’d keep the RLIR to...
Gotcha, that makes sense. FWIW I've found that when comparing IR's (through my studio monitors) vs. the cabinet in the room, the sound and experience is quite different, and my pedals behave slightly differently as well (even when dialing up an identical IR to the cab). I chalk it up to...
Not sure if this matters or helps, but are you using an IR that’s close to/the same as your actual cabinet and mic/placement?
Also, are you comparing the IR to your mic’d cabinet in a separate & isolated room, listening to both through the same monitors?
That clip sounds great!
I love my LG into PRRI, though it’s got a 12” Greenback which probably helps, and I have the Princeton volume ~5 where it’s just starting to break up.
Not a fan of fuzz into super clean/bright amp, that’s definitely where you need a light OD inbetween (KOT is a great choice).
I've been through several Ge Sun Faces. They're all good, but the LG (Low Gain) ended my search. It's fantastic—killer fuzz tone, amazing cleanup.
A close second was the 2N527 (has a nice bright cutting top end to it, the cleanup tone is pretty bright).
The BART is almost too over the top...
This is really great stuff! I'm going to experiment with the two chorus concept, and also play with the idea of a preamp pedal into the power section of the amp, that's a great tip as well.
Thanks for the encouragement and ideas!
@RockDebris wow this is really cool and really well done! You may be on to something with the stacked chorus idea being a key to those tones (rather than just the GK preamps). And maybe just running things a bit brighter since I don't have active single coils with an ebony fretboard.
May I ask...
@Benz2112 Yeah that's a good idea on the Jazz Chorus, that might be a good choice for those bright "fast" transient clean tones, and the chorus would be a bonus. IIRC Alex used that amp here and there, but not exactly sure what songs/albums?
Do any of the newer solid state amps (Quilter?) do...
I love Rush and Lifeson, and I'm quite fond of his tones from those albums mentioned. I realize many don't like this era, and there are other threads on Lifeson's tones before and after these albums, but I really love those albums and his tones and parts he created for them.
I know pretty well...