Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by fuzzface71, May 31, 2015.
Well, can you tell which one is the Boogie? And which on is the real '65 Deluxe Reverb on this clip?
i couldn't tell what was going on in the video . . . but they both sound great!
Ok, let me play:
First one is the boogie?
Is that a guess or can you (how can you) tell?
I haven't heard the clip, but let me just say that the MKI amps (haven't heard the originals, but own 2 RIs) are sooo good and so overlooked. Fender-type cleans and Dumble-like leads (yes folks, you've bought 4K$ ODS replicas and numerous pedals while "that" tone is right under your nose at a very affordable price)
I always heard Boogies were copied from the old Fender's circuit. With eq before gain. I like the first amp as it is more balanced, the 2nd one has a lot of mids. But later, the dirty tone is just too fuzzy/compressed on whichever is first dirty amp, I like it more with the 2nd amp. Seems the frequencies of the amp help limit that fuzzy, pedal kinda sound.
If you want to compare them, you need to get them eq'd so they sound as close as possible to each other. Example 1 sounds like a SRV tone Example 2 sounds mid heavy no bass.
You could make either one of these amps sound like your examples.
And for comparisons sake, I wouldn't use a fuzz/distortion pedal.
I liked the first one better without overdrive, and the second one better with overdrive.
first amp: Boogie
second amp: Fender
My guess is first is Fender, second is Mesa.
The second sounds like it has a beefier midrange, which I associate with Mesa.
My money is on the first being Fender as well.
Agree. This is what I hear also.
First one Fender.
My first great amp was a Tremoverb and i made it sound Fender like for the cleans.
I am listening thru my Macbook tiny speakers but i would love to know if i am right.
Can u pm me?
First sounds more scooped and the second has more mids... so I'm leaning Fender, then Mesa.
Both sounded great.
I think the first is the Fender, but its hard to tell on my laptop speakers.
Man, not the first time my ears have deceived me, but I thought the first amp was the DR for sure. Both amazing tones. I really don't understand why the boogies are so maligned by some.
Visually, I can. Is the video supposed to have letterboxes indicating which one is engaged? I'm probably missing something…
Are we presuming they're being played left amp first, right amp second?
100 watts 4x6L6 vs. 22 watts 2 x 6V6.
-not hard to hear the difference, especially in the low end.
thanks OP, cool comparison.
Cool! what do I win, a cookie?
The difference to my ears was the more mid scooped sound of the second amp seemed to go away with the added overdrive.