CAA OD100SH with a Stratocaster!!

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  1. Fretmaster

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    I feel like an idiot saying this but why didn't anyone tell me to play my OD100 with a Strat!? I spend 90% of my time playing an LP or the like and love the OD with the LP but holy sh-t does this thing sound amazing with a Strat! I just plugged in a Custom Shop Showmaster this evening for about an hour and was competely taken by surprise. She's a completely different (and I think even better) animal with a Strat style guitar. The cleans are fabulous and the overdrive, well that goes without saying on this amp. She flat out smokes without a doubt. And the balance between channels and boost even seem better with the Showmaster. I am seriously rethinking my desire to let this one go from my collection. The only thing is now I don't know what to sell since I HAVE to downsize and truly love every amp I own. Damn this sickness!! Any way, major cudos to Suhr and the OD100SH. She's flat out awesome without a doubt.:dude

    Steve
     
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    I've noticed that it is very rare with these kinds of amps (I include Two Rock and Fuchs) to hear clips of Strats (or any single coils) - I think they are missing out on a considerable slice of the market. Let's hear some Strats with "quack", please.

    Best, Pete.
     
  3. Fretmaster

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    The Showmaster actually has a 59' PAF in the bridge but the single sound fantastic too! I really like the way the strat comes through this amp. Very sweet.
     
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    I've gotta try one of these ;) It's killin me that I haven't ever made time for the opportunity.

    I kinda feel the same way about my Two Rock Custom Reverb. There are just soooooooo many different tones in that amp, including quite a few that sound amazing with single coils, that I never cease to be amazed by it.

    Glad you're diggen the CAA.............
     
  5. MightyGuru

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    Totally agree. Some of my fave tones are Scott Henderson's with a Suhr+CAA.
     
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    I've had mine a couple of weeks now and I must concur. I love it with HB's, but something about the way this amp puts out makes me wanna play my strats with it - on both channels. I love it.
     
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    Me too! I love this amp with both my HB equipped and pure SCs but the amp is the best I have ever played with a strat. Turn the sucker up a bit and it is absolutely amazing.
     
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    Agreed, best strat sound from any amp I've used, esp the clean channel. Loud is better...

    You guys talked about using the effects loop volume to crank up the tone at one point around here. Can you clarify that idea for me. Thanks.
     
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    Patch a guitar cable from the input of the effects loop to the output of the effects loop. The effects loop level control is now an additional master volume, that really allows you to fatten the tone at lower volumes!
     
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    Very cool! Haven't tried that yet either!:) Although I'm not wanting for fatness now. This baby is PHATT already!:dude
     
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    Thanks Blueser, that's what I thought. I tried it. It does fatten up the sound a bit.

    I turned up the volume on the front of the amp and the loop volume down. It seemed a little more compressed sounding too. I am going to try it again.

    it is true though, this amp already does sound PHATT!
     
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    Agreed, but if you make adjustments on the loop level, and the master, and experiment in balancing both of them in different settings, you will find that it does help the tone in instances where you need LOW volume.
     
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    Fantom1 let me borrow his Scott Henderson Tore Down House CD last week. Is that the OD-100? The tone on the title cut is one of my all time favorite strat tones ever.
     
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    Are you still going to sell it?
     
  15. Fretmaster

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    That decision has been torturing me. I had decided that I am and have been a single channel amp kinda player for a long time. For this reason when I looked at my collection trying to decide what to sell the OD made the most since being a channel switcher. But then I keep making the mistake of playing it and I think I'll be making a big mistake if I do sell it. The problem is I have vowed to myself and the Mrs. that I would get my collection down to no more than 6 amps and about that many cabs which means I still need to sell about 10 amps and a few more cabs. The problem is I love everything I have. I've spent years filtering through all the choices out there to come down the arsonal I have now and it is killing me to let any of them go at this point. I know there are lots of your guys who can relate to this. But when I have amps and or guitars that I have had for several years that still don't have but a couple hours of playing time on them it tells me I have way more gear than I have time. What's a man to do.:(
     
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    Well... I got to play the OD100 again tonight for about an hour and a half and sakes alive I can't believe how good this amp is. The more time I spend on it the more I appreciate it and the Strat was definitely the magic ingredient for me for sure with this amp. It's been a long time since I've had this much fun playing a Strat. Any way, I wanted to mention to you other OD100 owners how incredible a match the OD is with Weber Silver Bell Alnico 30's! They really compliment the OD. They accentuate the midrange and round off the top end of the OD just perfectly. They bring out a lot of the tonal character I love so much about my lower wattage amps through my Alnico Blue loaded cabs but could never get with my big watt amps due to power handling. So if you own an OD and are playing it through a 4X12 you owe it to yourself to give this match-up a try. I guarantee you it will blow you away. And yesÂ….the OD and the cab are off the market at least for now. Now I just have to decide what I am going to sell in there place. I hate having to make choices like this!:(
     
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    A Strat doesn't have a humbucker in the bridge.
    It is a bolt on (or set neck) with a humbucker in the bridge that may say Fender.
    Ask Eric, Jimi, Jeff, Eric, Ike, Buddy, Buddy,.......

    ;) Jeff
     
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    Sell the Cantus . . . . . Sell the Cantus . . . . um, to me.
     
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    LOL.... but the decision for the next amp on the block has been made after a several hour long tone fest today and it's one I never thought I would offer up... my black widow tolex Komet 60 #29. This is one of the most painful offers I've ever made. The mission continues...:(
     
  20. bluesdoc

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    Damn......... between Snider's and Fretmaster's ravings and my own conversion to strat (type) only playing, this makes me very uncomfortable........:eek: :rolleyes: I've been so committed to cheap amps, but life is getting shorter by the day. oh jeeze, what's a geezer rocker to do :confused: :rolleyes: :cool:

    jon
     

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