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JackButler

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Can't seem to dig in and find all the old threads on these amps.
I am assuimg the Classic Plus or the Std, Plus is the one I would want.
I love my Soldano, gain never above 6, so which model might be in-line with this?
Is the clean truly BF?
 

JackButler

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Thanks, good stuff.
I know in theory the SE+ sound slike the ticket, but there must be reasons people dig the Classics, etc as well.
 

lifeson1

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Yeah like Andy Summers and Mile Landau. . . They are Classic Plus players.
 
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I have one on the way, should be here in a few weeks. I'll let you know what I think of it. I know John said the Classic has less gain than the Shiva, but the Classic Plus has more gain than the Shive with more lows, but still is a classic sounding amp.
Man, I can't wait to get this amp.

If I was a straight Les Paul player I would probably go with a Classic, but I'm more of a Strat guy, so the Plus version seemed more down my alley.
 

GAT

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I had a Classic, great amp but very loud.

If I was going buy another one I would get a 50 watt Classic Plus.
 

Rod

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I owned a Classic + 100 watter, and it was an absoultely fabulous amp, but way to loud, [and heavy]...If I get another one, I'd go with a 50 watter...right now I've got my eye on a Badger
 
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Did you guys ever use the effects loop to control the volume? From what John told me, the 100 watter and the 50 watter don't have that much of a volume difference, but they do feel different.
 

Pa'ani

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I own a Suhr CAA-100 CLASSIC + 100w Head and I use to own a CAA-100 SH/SE+ 100w head that I sold just recently.
I really dig my CAA-100 Classic +, it just sounds amazing and takes to pedals really well!
 

Fretmaster

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I've owned a few different OD100's and was somewhat less than happy with each of them and had almost given up on the CAA line UNTIL I found an OD100SE+ with plexi trannies and EL34's. Now THAT AMP RAWKS!! It has become the meat and potatoes of my live rig ever since. Ridiculous versatility and the tone is always killer. Great amp in every respect IMHO. Probably the best all around channel switcher I've played to date.
 

JohnM

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The clean sound iin my OD50 classic is the reason I am keeping the amp.
I have a 65 BF twin (original one) and the CAE is the only amp I've ever heard that can give it a run. I actually prefer the CAE in some ways, although it is REALLY close. Very blackface.
I do have a bit of a hybrid though...i had John suhr do the classic mod but leave in the 6L6 power section (so it would still have the fendery cleans)

Plus, on big stages through a 2x12 it is the loudest 50 watts you could hope for. tons of headroom.
here's a little clip of the clean sound...no pedals, just tele into amp
CAE OD50 Classic Clean

Oh yeah...and it has a channel 2... :)
 
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I have the stock Classic 80's in my THD 2x12 cabinet, but I was wondering how the two 65's would handle a loud 100watter?
 




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