57 Bandmaster is good

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  1. DV52

    DV52 Member

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    After a month with the amp I am finding many great ways to use this amp .

    Touch sensitivity is very nice . I mean really nice . I am no hotshot lead player. I can play some nice lead lines but I do not have the endless vocabulary of licks on demand .The ability to dig in or play soft with pick or finger or combining both which I do in lead or chord work is outstanding.

    You can use one imput and adjust the other imput volume to add girth or jump the channels and use both imputs for taste . For example Use imput 1 instrument and jump the top 1 into low mic and use low mic volume to thicken up the tone and add a little gain while keeping it on the edge of beak up . Or the other way around to suit taste. For rhythm work it is fantastic . I have a Plimsole and an EP boost and they are nice enhancers as well.

    Anyway I thought I would share this as this amp was not on my radar and just happened into it and I am very happy about it.
     
  2. terrapin

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    Was just reading about that amp in The Soul of Tone book. Sounds like a really cool amp. Jumping those inputs IS the way to go with these amps! I would use those OD/Distortion pedals very sparingly! Those mid 50's tweeds don't need it. It's all right there in the amp! That versatility plus a full tone stack and the Presence circuit is IMO the best! Post some pics!
     
  3. Figaro

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    Have you discovered that when you turn the tone controls up past halfway they increase the gain? This is my favorite feature of the tweed Bandmaster, Super and Pro circuit.
     
  4. Bluesful

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    Have you given it the Pete Townshend yet?
     
  5. terrapin

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    J. Walsh did a BIG Faceplant as you posted that!
     
  6. Bluesful

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    Hahaha fair game.

    If I had a BM though I would have to crank it and give those iconic PT chords.
     
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    5e7 is oh so good. :aok

    -db
     
  8. David S

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    Just built one for a buddy. It has become his favorite amp and he has an original 59 Baseman.
     
  9. DV52

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    Terrapin, I use them lightlyv , I use the EP to fatten up the Tele . The Plimsole to put it into hot rod marshall land .

    Figaro, yes anything past half and the saturation begins.

    Bluesful, I did not do the windmill but there is rumor that Love Reign O"er Me has been played , as P.T is one of my biggest influences to say the least.
     
  10. terrapin

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    Makes sense. BTW, that Townsend Bandmaster tone is in big part thanks to Joe Wslsh..Joe gave Pete the amp. But you likely knew this.
     
  11. DV52

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    I realized that after some research it was the amp that was used on Quadrophenia ,and Who's Next. .
     
  12. stratpaulguy86

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    The '57 Bandmaster RI is on a very short list of amps that I want to own.
     
  13. Bluesful

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    Awesome. :aok
     
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    I didn't know that. I learn something new everyday here.
     
  15. Teleplayer

    Teleplayer Silver Supporting Member

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    Owned a Victoria 35310 and a Clark Tyger at the same time. Both very cool ,but also very different amps.

    Loved the mismatch between the speaker load (2.6 ohms) and the out put transformer. Also loved the sound of 3x10s. So odd, and so cool.
     

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