In my old band I never had a backup amp. If I ever had an issue I’d borrow from another band on the bill. That happened a few times and I’ve been the backup lender as well. Usually would bring a 2nd guitar but sometimes just strings.
Some of our tour dates were all borrowed or backline gear. A...
The BMR is a great amp! I had a 68 that was my gigging amp for years in a garage punk band. I regret selling it when I moved & needed to downsize. If you prefer a combo you can get a 1-12 or 2-12 combo shell cab to transplant the head into. I wish I had kept mine and done that!
100% return that. Don't fall into the engineered-collectability trap. Vox has done countless LE versions of the ac30 & ac15 over the years. Just because this version is limited to 150 doesn't guarantee it's value or desirability on the used market. Especially with the damage you would take a...
Great amp that benefits from a few mods. I've had one about 10 years & its my only amp. First thing I'd do is remove cap c10. It is a presence cap "on 12" that was not in the original fender circuit. Causes the shrill bright sound. Night and day difference imo. Seach hasserl mods for a bunch of...
Wide range of responses here & some I'd disagree with! Not really that hard to get the neil/jack tones. I'd say a 6v6 combo is your best best. 5e3 clone, ampeg jet & reverbrocket. I think this amp has been discontinued but a great value & the tone is there. Add a big muff for jack tone & ds-1...
I blew a ri jensen p12n (50 watts) with a 5e3 (12 watts). Not sure if the voice coil melted or manufacturing defect but it happened. Jensen said they could not repair so I don't buy from them anymore. I'd stick with eminence and weber for speakers.
I've never played the creamback but the emi gb128 is my favorite spreaker. Not dark at all. I'd describe it as a very efficient greenback with a fuller eq response-balanced highs and lows amongst the characteristic woody mids. Considering it's $65 I'd say a no-brainer.
There is no shame in not liking an ac15! Don't go dumping money into tubes & speaker swaps. The fundamental tone and what you dislike about the amp will not change. I also went through an early korg ac15 and a few other 2-el84 amps before swearing them off and going back to 6v6 fenders.
I don't know why a distinction needs to be made either. However it is clear that the owners and mods are of faith as are many of the members here-there used to be link to a pw forum that I used to accidently click on all the time.
I am surprised by some of the mods comments-talk about divisive.
I put a NF pot on my 74 dr and it adds much more gain and grit and volume. I never noticed a difference when pulling v1.
I'm not sure about the new amp specs but I love the sound of reduced negative feedback on a fender. It sounds choked and a bit wimpy stock to me.
I play fender amps with british style speakers as I love the sound so would suggest a speaker swap too. I have a sfdr with an weber silver bell and a tweed deluxe with a emi gb12 (greenback clone). I wouldn't suggest either for you as they are both very loud and efficient. A low-db greenback...
Ha-true. Though it is also easy to lose that one cable on a gig and you can't find a spare speaker cable. I have always preferred small 1-12 combos but have used heads and cabs in the past. These days I grab my sfdr or 5e3 if I really want to travel light (25 lbs! Most heads are more than that).
I had a rebel 20 years ago when they came out. I thought there were too many features and not enough variety in sound. The preamp had a lot of gain so I usually ran the master high and gain as volume. I moved on to a vintage sound but it was a good reliable amp & easy to carry.
I have a '74. I added the raw control in the ext speaker jack (which reduces the negative feedback). That is a must mod to me for the DR-makes the amp louder and looser. I also like brit style speakers-currently using a weber silver bell ceramic.