See, there are some TopHat threads:
Less expensive than a new DRRI.
And look at those beautiful guts !!!
Now @mbell75 has TWO troll threads on the first page.
C'mon dude -- go for three !
It's forgivable -- he thought he was dying:
And we hope he's right -- that each design is better than the last.
It's not like sports, where athletes age past their prime.
Not at all. If...
Okay, let's try those three areas, comparing Bartel vs Tone King:
* Master volume vs current limiting (Metro) or attenuator (Sky King,...
Here's the stuff you get with a Bartel:
He spells it out really clearly, with photos and...
Note that Mark builds the cabinets and tolexes them himself.
Most builders outsource their cabs.
And the cabinet is carefully designed for sound....
Open and closed are apples and oranges.
Closed: more and tighter bass, more focused sound
Open: less and looser bass, more dispersion in...
Repeating what I'm sure others have said.
For light weight, you want a digital power section:
* Preamp pedal + Quilter Tone Block or...
There are plenty of IR boxes that work with *any* amp.
For example, the Mooer Radar or Two-Notes Torpedo Cab M.
Working off @big mike 's idea:
They already have. BTW we have entire forum devoted to them:
Headroom = maximum clean output power.
The PNR and PR have the same headroom, because both have a maximum clean output power of around 15...
Many builders make blackface-style amps.
No need to limit yourself to Tone King and 3rd Power.
Don't nuke the thread. Instead, watch the thread -- someone may want to talk later.
And if you want to ask Brian questions "in public", you can...
It's finger jointed pine, it should be great.
BUT do you want a cabinet to put your amp chassis into ?
Or do you want a stand-alone cabinet...
Oops, that won't work -- it's PCB, so probably not available in...
16 gauge is the way to go.
14 is really too fat, and not necessary.
18 is also fine, but you can make 16 work.
It has to be...
Some atypical Bartels:
Was the song called "My Amp is More Expensive Than Yours" ?
Some additional thoughts:
* I generally prefer their latest work of good designers.
I assume they're progressing with each new design.
I had a Sugarland but sold it because I needed the money. :-(
I've played the Imperial and Metro in stores.
* The Bartel is not the...
15 watts of clean headroom.
That's what "15 watt amp" means.
Grace Design Bix / Alix / Felix
Good for acoustic too !