Bruno UG30 or Pure 64 mean street classic

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  1. Guitar Slinger6

    Guitar Slinger6 Member

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    I am still looking for an amp and reading all these threads and hearing suggestions has got me thinking. I had chosen the Bruno UG30 because of my style, but now I am hearing the vibe of the Pure 64 mean street classic. I currently use an old Deluxe and like the warmth of the 6V6s. I have heard the Bruno UG30 clips and really like them alot. So here we go again, any input, clips, and insight would be great. Again my clips are below so you can offer your opinions on what you think would be the right choice. Keep in mind this will be mainly a studio amp, however I am not ruling out gigs.

    http://www.soundclick.com/bands/default.cfm?bandID=801755&content=music
     
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    Well I sold my bruno after having to decide what amp to reduce my collection,and ended keeping the P64 mean st.
     
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    riffmeister Gold Supporting Member

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    Haven't played the Meanstreet, but the UG30 certainly has the lushest clean-to-crunch tones imaginable, and a brilliant 3-knob reverb.
     
  4. Guitar Slinger6

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    I have heard about the UG30s reverb. I have looked at pics of the panel but can not see a reverb knob. They said they had reverb so I assume it is there but where?
     
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    riffmeister Gold Supporting Member

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    First three knobs on the left are for the reverb....mix/tone/dwell.....then vol/treb/bass/presence.

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    The reverb driver tube is an EL84, the reverb return tube is a 12AX7. Sounds great!!

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    You will not be sorry with the UG30 in any event! It is one of the great amps of all time.
     
  7. Guitar Slinger6

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    Thank you for educating me. :D
     
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    Like it that much?
     
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    UG30s really are nice. The have a sweet sparkle on the top, and plenty of bass. they break up nicely too as you turn them up, but you don't have to play loud to get a good tone
     
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    As I said in another thread, it has sent the following amps packing:

    Tone King Meteor II
    Blueverb
    Cowtipper 45

    and a few others that I can't remember right now. It has the most incredible tone, the most incredible reverb, and takes pedal better than any other amp I have had the pleasure of owning.

    Nahhhh....I don't like it too much! ;)
     
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    The UG 30 is a nice amp and has sweet tone and reverb. I have owned all the amps mentioned in this thread except th CT 45. For overall tone, feel, and the way the pedals melt into the amp I chose the Pure 64 Mean Street. I have the older 6L6 version that just flat out is awesome. I also have the new 6v6 Mean Street Classic that smokes and loves all pedal I have put in front of it. All are great amp mentioned, but for me the Pure 64 is more versatile and has a better feel and amazing tone to top it off.
     
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    Does the Pure 64 have a lot more clean headroom than the UG30?

    I've heard the UG30 can't stay very clean when loud.....like keeping up with the drummer loud. What say you guys?

    The UG30 clips at Bruno's site are just super amazing. That player's not bad either....!
     
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    riffmeister Gold Supporting Member

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    The 6L6 P64 does have more headroom than the UG30.

    With a medium hitting drummer and Fender single coils, the UG30 can be used as a clean amp (maybe with a little hair). But if you are seeking a pure clean tone for gigging medium to large rooms, and you use humbuckers, the UG30 is not the right amp. It excels at fat clean-to overdriven sounds.
     
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    Ugh, I want one anyway. Those clips blow my mind.
     
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    Then again, the 64 clips also blow me away. Mark is a badass player!
     
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    The 6L6 Pure 64 has much more clean headroom than the UG 30. It will hang with the any hard hitting drummer. The nice thing is that it sounds so good at lower volumes as well. It does not need to be turned up loud to deliver the wonderful tones it offers. With the curve switch you can go from wonderful rich, full cleans to a fatter, warmer tone with a turn of the switch. I enjoyed the UG 30 but I much prefer the the Pure 64, it is very very toneful and and eats up any pedal you put in front of it.
     
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    Doesn't that get expensive? Crap, there goes another one...... :crazy

    ;)
     
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    Especially if you're using any Cornish pedals!!
     
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    My small contribution to the UG30's glory here and here.
    Sorry for the clipping audio take (and ugly background :lol: )
     
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    LOL! Ain't that the truth! ;)

    Mark is working on my amp, bringing it up to specs etc. Looking forward to some 6L6 goodness when it comes back......
     

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