Rock & Roll Enthusiast
Gold Supporting Member
Well, there is nothing wrong with 100W Carol Ann...lol. My first CA in 2009(?) was a 100W OD2 that Alan built for me and was incredible. Was using a Stone Age 2x12 with EVL & Sugarcone...massive tone.My call was about to talk about and SD60, which is a kind of custom Tucana...and then we ended up talking the OD3 Ultra.
I was really set on it being 6L6, which is apparently the baseline OD3 platform anyway.
While I love EL34 amps, I figured I already have enough of them now...plus I was totally blown away by how good Alan's 6L6 amps sound.
My only dilemma was 50W or 100W. I was initially set on 100W...then we talked again, and it 50W seemed like a more reasonable target...BUT...then I added the 67-50/78-50 amps...and some other stuff...and suddenly I had a half-dozen or more 50W amps. So I decided to go back to my original plan, and make it a 100W Ultra...just so I would have at least one hundred watter in the stable.
I think other than that, I will just let Alan do his standard OD3 build, and let him tweak it tonally to where he thinks it should be. I just asked for it not to be on the bright side...so that with tones at 12:00...it's a nice, evenly balance Low/Mid/High tone...and from there I can go up/down to taste.
In hindsight, I probably should have hung-on to that rig, but I’m not a ‘collector’ and none of the amps I play are unobtanium, so I can always get another if needed.
The idea would be to shed a few amps when the OD3 Ultra arrives...
I’m different with guitars, where I tend to keep them for years. I still have the same CR8 LP I bought in 2008 when I joined TGP!!
On a side-note, I’ve already pre-named my Custom Ultra 3 “Patience”...