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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by CPA, Jul 3, 2005.

  1. CPA

    CPA Member

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    Hi Everyone,


    I was offered a trade for some old vintage parts. The amp is a Alessandro blue tick. Any comments on the amps?
     
  2. riffmeister

    riffmeister Gold Supporting Member

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    George Alessandro makes VERY cool sounding amps.......no question.
     
  3. Ogre

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    I believe the Blue Tick is a 6V6 based amp. Highly recommended!
     
  4. wichita

    wichita Supporting Member

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    Yeah I would go for it. I have had a couple of George's things and they are wonderful.
     
  5. MikeyG

    MikeyG Supporting Member

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    You can't go wrong with Alessandros .... hi-fi sounding amps.
     
  6. joel

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    I've got 3 and I like them all very much. If you can't stand a bit of hiss, you might want to be careful though. All of mine have a bit of 'wind' when they are idling.
     
  7. larrylover

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    Original Blue Ticks were 6v6 amps. More recent versions are made to accept KT66, EL34, 6l6, 6v6 without need for rebiasing. George makes excellent, excellent amps.
     
  8. CPA

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    I did the deal and got an early production one that has 6v6's in it. Can I change the tubes? Do I need to bias it? When it is idling it does sound like the wind is blowing...is there anything that can be done to get rid of the wind?
     
  9. larrylover

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    If it is an early Blue Tick, I don't think you can change the tubes to other types. If you can, you would definitely have to rebias to do it. I think the whistling is a feature of class A amps. The Alessandros are true class A at all times.

    I would check with Alessandro about these questions. Others who have picked up his amps in the secondary market have reported that he is very helpful.

    I hope you enjoy the amp.
     
  10. dbeeman

    dbeeman Gold Supporting Member

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    I have one and it is one of my favorites
    clean to scream with guitar volume control

    and mine has a very low noise floor
     
  11. cnardone

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    I've got a Beagle. It is a function of the design. George has told me that he can get rid of the hissing but it would change the sound of the amp. It makes no difference. When you are playing at volume you cannot hear it. If you have a specific questions, george has always been helpful to me. Send him an email or call him andyou'll get all of the info you need.

    cmn
     
  12. Dave Orban

    Dave Orban Gold Supporting Member

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    I've got a Beagle and an English, and used to own a Redbone... Great amps, all! :dude
     
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    I played a Redbone several months ago that completely blew me away. The English is a stunningly good amp as well. George's stuff is simply killer.

    peace
    -jeff
     
  14. I'm a huge alessandor fan. His working dogs are amazing. Heard one recently and was blown back.
    Unfortunately they are voiced for a style of music I don't play.
     
  15. jokerjkny

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    whistling? interesting way to put it...

    someone correct me, but i think the first blue tick was made for Eric Johnson. George loved the product so much, he began offering as part of his line. and yes, that amp ROCKED. enough so for me to get one myself. course, by then george had them "whistling", and thankfully, no change in tone. :)
     
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    I might be convinced to purchase it from you if you did take it....

    -j :)
     
  17. KenSea

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    The Beagle is the "Best amp" I have every tryed!:)
     
  18. v-verb

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    Incredibly underrated amps. I have a redbone and it's staying - have had it fro 6 months now which is a pretty long time for me.

    Gorgeous cleans with that elusive "swirl" and body to the cleans. Cranked she's very plexi like - lotsa OOMPH!
     

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