65amps Stone Pony

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  1. Richards

    Richards Member

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    Today, I purchased (via phone order) the new 65amps guitar amp; Stone Pony 25 watt head. I added the Master Voltage feature (costs extra) which allows you to dial down the amps output (wattage). I will be recieving the head in about 2 weeks time , and I will chime in and let you know my thoughts.

    As of right now, I am confident the amp exceed its expectations, this will be my first 65 amp, can;t wait to play it!!

    Thanks to Sam at 65amps and J.S @ Tone Boutique.

    Cheers, Richards
     
  2. Rock72

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    Please tell me more about the amp. Couldn't find any info on their website.
     
  3. Richards

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    The output tubes will be 7591's (just like all the great Ampeg's) . This tube is described as "half of a 6550". Its plate current is more like a 6L6 or EL34, and it is capable of a lot more power with tremendous frequency response in a small package. The Stone Pony will also come equipped with a ef-86 , 12 ax7's and will be tube rectified. (Please correct if I am wrong)

    Tone wise, i hear its definately going to be able to cough up all those Ampeg tones in spades, with some brit flavour ala ef-86...Also "what I heard" is if ya like the guitar tones from albums like Sticky Fingers/Exile on Main Street, alas the name "Stone Pony", then this may be the amp for you, well since I have been a strict Rolling Stones diet my whole life , my curiousity got the best of me, and I had to buy one....

    All that aside I'm sure this amplifier isn;t a one trick, "Pony", (Hey , guys at 65amps; remember who came up this cheesy line, when your marketing the amp in the near future!! , send 10% marketing royalties to ....)

    I'm sure others can chime in who know the amplifier a hell of alot better then me, I just can;t wait to get mine!!

    [If I have presented any misinformation about the amp, please correct me.]

    Cheers, Richards
     
  4. Rock72

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    Hi Richards,
    thanks for the info. I'm salivating.... Love my Soho, and is not a stranger to a second 65 Amps in the future. Hope you have the facility to make some soundclips when you get it.

    Cheers,
    Christian
     
  5. skhan007

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    WOW!!! An amp dedicated to the tones of two of my all time favorite records!! :bananaI think Mick Taylors tone on Sticky Fingers is among the best ever recorded in the history of recorded music. And Keith's tone? Don't even get me started. I hope to hear clips of the Stone Pony sooner than later!
     
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    WOW!! I loves me my Ampegs! issa bowt time someone did these right!

     
  7. toadcaller

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    You are gonna be loving it. I heard Stroud demo one last week. Flat out awesome amp. Congrats!
     
  8. Richards

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    Yes I will have the facilities to make some soundclips. Skhan007, I agree with you on Mick Taylors style , ability, and tones, on Sticky Fingers, and Exile. The guitar tones on those albums capture so many moods.

    Toadcaller, does the description (tonally) of the Stone Pony compare with what you heard at the demo? I would imagine its a good rock-n-roll amp?

    Thanks everybody, Richards
     
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    What a great idea. Keep us posted.
     
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    I got to hear Dan B. play the SP a the LA Amp show and it sounded glorious! Les Paul junior, tune to Keef's preference and viola!
     
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    Thanks for your post fusionbear, much appreciated!

    Cheers, Richards
     
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    Spot on. Rock and Roll for sure. Lots of bottom end, but no mud. Spectacular.
     
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    Grant Ferstat Some guy in obscure bands in a far away place... Silver Supporting Member

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    I really want to hear this one!

    I loved my London but ultimately it lacked a little bottom end and headroom for me. That little extra wattage on this guy will hopefully mean that it has a little more authority but still with that nice sensitive low wattage sort of feel the London had.

    I'm really interested to hear more from new owners.
     
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    Grant, I know you like to receive a bit of Authority once in a while ! This amp sound very cool in it's description...........as do all their Amps ! I still like my London But..........always keen to try other stuff . Bit hard Down Under :(
     
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    The tyranny of distance as always!

    Hopefully I'll get to try a few things in Nashville and I can give you a report.
     
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    I am very interested in the Pony. What is the wattage going to be?
     
  18. Richards

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    Two different amps, Low wattage Stone Pony is 25W, High Watt Stone Pony is approx 40 Watts. My Stone Pony ships out tommorow , Thursday Oct 30th, I should recieve it by Friday. Cheers, Richards
     
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    Interesting. The Ampeg VT22s/VT40s that I thought the Stones used in the studio (among many others, natch) used 7027A power tubes, and the SVTs they used lives were probably 6146/6550. What Ampegs used 7591s? Gemini?

    But if this can cop those Sticky Fingers/Exile tones at non-earth-shattering volumes, I'm waaaaay interested. The "low" output Ampeg in that crew (VT40 combo/V2 head) is a healthy 65 watts, if I recall correctly, and has been described as capable of sterilizing cattle at the distance of a half-mile.
     
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    A low-power, crankable VT-40-sounding amp would be DIVINE. I love my '70 VT-40 like my child but it needs to be louder than a mofo to start grinding (and weighs a metric ton). Cool!
     

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