Cowtipper 45 Pro II or Victoria Amps Golden Melody

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  1. cander328

    cander328 Member

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    I have both of these in my sights and need to decide on one or the other. I am looking for the one with the most clean headroom, the most Fender BFDR type clean, and the best pedal platform. Which one?
     
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    riffmeister Gold Supporting Member

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    I think the two amps are going to be quite similar in sound, the Bruno has 2-knob reverb and no trem, the Vicky has single knob reverb and trem. I think both amps are going to sound a bit different (bigger low end, warmer overall) than a Fender Deluxe Reverb.
     
  3. cander328

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    I think I am leaning towards the Golden Melody but tough call
     
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    There's a Golden Melody for sale in the Emporium if your interested. I know the seller and he's very trustworthy.
     
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    Played a Golden Melody and really like it! The tremolo is unreal and it sounds gorgeous. It does breakup some in a tweed sort of way through input one and I am assuming the "bassman" front end refers to a tweed bassman - correct? For better or for worst it does not sound like a BF Twin Reverb. Now I need to try a Bruno CT 45 Pro II!!!
     
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    riffmeister Gold Supporting Member

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    Were you using a humbucker or Fender single coil guitar? (I always thought these were clean machines)
     
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    I was using a HB in the bridge and a Firebird in the neck. Lot's of clean headroom for a 40-60 watt amp but not completely clean past 5 and lot's of breakup by 7.
     
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    Don't know if you saw this add but I figured you need to! Don't know this gentlemen however I do know that he always posts intelligently! As a side note I heard Mark Baier play the Golden Melody at the factory a couple years ago and I thought it was both Black Face and Tweed with tons of headroom with the Tele he was using, not sure about buckers though. I own a Bruno Tweedy Pie and it is by far the best 5E3 Tweed amp I have ever played by a huge margin but there's no mistaken, it's roots are Tweed yet there's a clarity and clearness I've never before experienced before in ANY amp.

    http://www.thegearpage.net/board/showthread.php?t=893003
     
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  9. vibrato fingers

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    I have a Golden Melody with a road case in the emporium if your interested

    Vibrato Fingers
     
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    I have a Golden Melody and have owned in the past a CT45 and a CT35 Pro II (though not a CT45 Pro II). They do fall roughly in the same general tonal camp but they are certainly different enough to have a preference.

    Overall, the Bruno is more in the blackface camp. The Bruno has sort of soft and round low end with a lot of give. It gives it a very lush feel. The Brunos also have a very nice high end - it's clear without being ice picky. The reverb is also consistently excellent on the Brunos.

    The Golden Melody is more of a Tweed/Blackface cross. It's not as scooped and the mids are more forward, and the bass is a bit more punchy. It gives it a glassier, punchier feel compared to the Bruno. The reverb on the Golden Melody is very good, though I slightly prefer the Bruno (but then the Bruno is pretty much the best reverb I've ever heard). The trem on the Golden Melody is out of this world.

    Both have a good amount of headroom, but they break up a little differently. The GM stays very clean at low volumes but will start to break up with humbuckers without getting obscenely loud. When it does break up it has a very tweedlike grind. The Bruno's broke up more like a blackface - not as tight a grind.

    Both are top notch amps. If you can play both, that'd be the only way to figure out which would be better for you but I tried to describe them as much as possible. Happy to answer any other questions if I can.
     
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    There's really only one solution... I think you're gonna have to get one of each.
     
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    That is what I am thinking :cool:

     

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