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    Best replacement output tranny for Tweed Bandmaster?

    Did he tell you who manufactured them?
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    Best replacement output tranny for Tweed Bandmaster?

    Heyboer, Hammond, and Mercury Magnetics OTs are among the best. I believe my '94 Vicky Bandmaster came with a Hammond.
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    Suhr Hombre and Cutthroat Audio Down Brownie - Modern Day Brownface Fender Deluxes

    I have moderate tinnitus, so I am sensitive to high dB levels and don't want to risk doing any more damage, so I use the Suhr RL/IR in parallel with mine and that brings the volume down appreciably. I can hang out with the bright channel around 7 with that. I also have a Crate Powerblock that I...
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    Blues rock suggestions

    Coco Montoya...
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    Brownface Deluxe vs. 18 Watt Marshall Type Amp....Question

    I've had several Marshall-esque 18-watt amps, the Roccaforte being the best of them (and it was a seriously bad-ass amp - Doug knows his stuff), and I'll take my Suhr Hombre any day - so much more depth to the tonal spectrum, and the transitions into full overdrive just have more soul. I am not...
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    Need a British Circuit Amp with Beautiful Overdrive

    As a lifelong Fender guy myself, given what you are looking for, this is definitely where I would go if I wanted a new British amp. Also, consider looking into re-amping vs an attenuator.
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    TGP Amp 'Darlings' over the years?

    Wow. You just encapsulated the last 18 years of my life on Gear Page.
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    So are NOS tubes still worth it?

    I stocked up on NOS/ANOS 6L6, 6V6, rectifiers, and preamp tubes back in the early 2000s—probably overkill—to replace the modern tubes that my amps came with back then, so that is the way I go, and I haven't used a modern tube since then. I'm mostly a single-coil, light- to medium-gain guy...
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    Tweed or Marshall?

    6G3 Brown Deluxe - best of both worlds...
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    Best guitarist who is never anyone's "Favorite Guitarist"

    All of the above, and... Arlen Roth.
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    Suhr Hombre Review

    Yes, when I first got my amp and was concerned about the volume, John walked me through the advantages of using a load box and optionally re-amping vs using an attenuator, and I am sold. The RL/IR in parallel gives me just enough volume drop to play comfortably at home, and I will explore...
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    Suhr Hombre Review

    I hear you, brother - almost a month in, and I am deeply in love with this amp. It is the amp I never knew existed but was always searching for, and now - after too many amps - I can finally relax into the roots of my tone-quest. Feels amazing.
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    Suhr Hombre Review

    Yes, it does - the Hombre is fine with either a 4- or 8-ohm load.
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    Cutthroat Audio Down Brownie

    Yeah, John Suhr did a great job with this amp.
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    Cutthroat Audio Down Brownie

    How do you like it? I am loving mine, and as cool as the Down Brownie is, I am really happy to have Suhr's take on the original.
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    Cutthroat Audio Down Brownie

    Read my mind...
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    Favorite current production 6V6 tubes?

    My new Suhr Hombre came with the latest EH 6V6s and I love their tone and performance from low volume cleans to pushing into crunch and power-tube distortion. I just did replace them with NOS Marconi 6V6Gs, and the difference was what one would expect from a great NOS pair of tubes, but I would...
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    Suhr Hombre Review

    I am using the amp speaker out of the main speaker output jack, and running the RLIR out of the extension jack - hence, in parallel - so that the RLIR serves as a dummy load which takes half of the amp's output, dropping the actual wattage coming out of the main speaker in half without affecting...
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    Suhr Hombre Review

    It does - I use the RLIR, and it takes just enough volume off the Hombre that I can play at home and push it into the crunch zone comfortably. The RLIR is such a great investment for all that it can do.
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    Which Fender Amp for a Classic Rock Guy?

    The Blonde Bassman gets my vote.
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    New Glass in the Hombre

    I've had my Suhr Hombre for three weeks now and am solidly in love with it. I've always been a Tweed and Blackface guy and had no idea what I was missing. This tone and circuit fill a big gap for me. I'm trying out various NOS and ANOS tubes in my collection - preamp and 6V6 - and the first...
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    YOUR "always on" pedal for a BETTER tone

    RC Booster. Pure tone/eq magic.

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