Ok, I spent some time with a Filmore 50 Combo and yes, it sounds very nice. Great job Mesa. I could see myself owning one of these some day. On a side note, I also got to play a Mesa California 2:20 and it also sounds really good. Mesa is on a roll right now.
There are an aweful lot of companies making those grubby Klon clones. Way Huge, MXR, J. Rockett, electro-harmonix, Mythos, Wampler, Ceriatone, Ryra, Nordvang, Rimrock, Decibelics. I’m guessing you’re staying clear of their business as well. Consistency is key, and I really respect that.
Having both a High Chief and a PoT, I don’t find them to replace the other. The Caline sounds pretty different to me in person. Sounds good, just different from the Analogman.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not dumping on the Caline. I would imagine some folks might prefer the Caline, similar to some...
I owned a Suhr HSS and it sounded and played great. Really nice guitar. Someone local made a really good offer on it, so I sold it. My experience is that they are really consistent, so I know if I ever want another one, it won’t be hard to find a good one.
It doesn’t have as much top end as a Marshall, but I think it sounds really good. In a live mix, I’ve found that the 3rd Power amps sound really great. As a former JCM800 2204 guy, I think I’m qualified to discuss.
I understand that the newer Kitchen Sink 6Vel has more of the kerrang, but I...
I don’t even want to know my pedal count, lol. Not sure at all where I would land. And honestly…I find it inspiring that some of you keep spreadsheets of your gear. That might sound ridiculous, but I think it’s probably a really good idea if you have a lot of gear.
If your drummer won’t, or can’t, play to a click, then this is going to be a challenge. There are few things worse then a band that gets off tempo with tracks. And trying to course correct the tempo in real time will be a challenge all it’s own. Especially if tempo changes are a common...
I’ve had just about every typical master volume you can imagine, and that 3rd Power hybrid master is easily the best. Whatever they are doing, it works. That said, I’m also a big proponent of the Power Station as a volume solution. It’s just a fabulous all around unit.