Blond/Wheat - Allen Accomplice Head: Incoming!

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  1. iim7v7im7

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    A fun Memorial Day weekend...:)

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  2. Griz

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    Congrats on the purchase. Allen has a great reputation at TGP. Which model are you getting in blonde/wheat? You're making me think of my '62 Bassman. Love that amp.
     
  3. iim7v7im7

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    I ordered the "Accomplice", which is based on a Deluxe Reverb as a head with a 1 x 12 cabinet. It should be configured with 6V6s (22W) but is easily convertable to 6L6s (35W) if desired. It's typically a black fase combo amp. Dave has add a few new features to his 2008 amplifiers. I'll let the TGP know what they are after I try it out this weekend.

    Bob
     
  4. iim7v7im7

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    Thank you David Allen!

    Fresh out of the box!

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  5. ReddRanger

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    Very nice!!!! What a sweet rig!

    Please let us know how it sounds. Especially with your Nocaster :)
     
  6. iim7v7im7

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    Can do....lots of knob turning and experimentation first. David has added some new features to his '08 models. This unit has a pull boost for the mids and an IEC power unit in the rear. I can say both cabinets are extremely light, which my old body appreciates!

    :)

    Bob
     
  7. mockoman

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    Is the tone knob for the reverb?
     
  8. iim7v7im7

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    Yes....

    The tone knob rolls off high frequency on the wet signal of the reverb. The reverb control mixes wet and dry signals (sort off like a "brown" swith on the Trex Replica delay).

    Bob
     
  9. iim7v7im7

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    David has also added a boost (pull out control) to the volume circuit that controls the front-end gain (sensitivity) of the amp. When you pull out the control you get a significant boost in "dry boost"gain.

    For a signal channel amp it can produce a vast array of sounds. Volume, Volume boost, mid boost, raw control and master volume all can be utilized singularly or in combination to create tones.

    Lots of experimenting to do!

    Bob
     
  10. Dave_C

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    I still own one of his very earliest Accomplice 1x12 combos. Sweet amp! You'll love it.
     
  11. iim7v7im7

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    Well I am pleased to report for an amp that I purchased sight unseen and never having heard a note (gulp!), I am extremely pleased. The clean tones are vintage Deluxe Reverb. The master volume and or the volume boast are useful for on the edge blues settings. The Volume boast seems to be a bit more touch sensitive. You need to adjust up the reverb when you use this feature. I also am pleased with how my pedals are working with it.

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    Bob


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  12. gkoelling

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    Very nice!

    I'm sure you've already noticed that cream tolex has much better tone than black. :p
     
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    I just bought a new Fender DRRI, and am *seriously* considering returning it within the 30 day period and ordering an Allen Accomplice. I love the 6V6 early breakup point and I'm wondering if anyone here has ever compared a new DRRI to this amp? Do the changes to the "original" Fender circuit affect the tone in any negative ways?
     
  16. ReddRanger

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    Just as an FYI, I think there is a used Accomplice in the Amp Emporium. You might want to check that out if you want an Allen.
     
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    I am late to the party but that beast looks sweet!

    Any Clips?
     
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    +1 Sweet
     
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    Do it! I'm bettin' you'll be much happier. The difference between the two in the quality of components and craftsmanship will be night and day. And the price difference isn't that significant. I've owned an Allen 40 watt Encore head and 4x10" bottom (cream and oxblood) for 7 years and love it now even more than I did when I first got it. David makes great stuff. I'd like to build an Accomplice head. It would be my first build, but I think I could handle it.
    And, no, the changes won't affect the "Fender tone" circuit any unless you activate them to modify the tone.


    Tom
     
  20. dynac0mp

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    Thanks guys! I appreciate the help.
     

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