Divided By 13 LDW 17/39 Coming Very Soon

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  1. mlongano

    mlongano Member

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    I finally got the call that the LDW 17/39 has shipped and should arrive on Friday. I've been waiting about ten weeks to get my hands on this amp, and am really looking forward to giving her a try.

    I feel that the Master Volume will be a big help to me since I don't gig or play in a band. I play strictly at home, but that doesn't mean I don't want good tone!!

    I ordered it with the effects loop also, so I'm anxious to try that with the Fulltone TTE in the loop.

    It's Forest Green with Black "V". I'll post pictures this weekend some time.
     
  2. Ted Witcher

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    What is this amp? It's not on Fred's site.
     
  3. electronpirate

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    Lyle Workman one I think (LDW).

    How is it supposed to be voiced?

    EP
     
  4. mlongano

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    It's basically a 39 watt version of the JJN50/100. Do a search and you'll find about ten or fifteen threads discussing this amplifier.

    I am surprised that it's not on their website by now, it's been out for about three or four months.
     
  5. JoeP

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    When did you order yours? Mine should be coming up soon...

    PICTURES!!!!!:drool :RoCkIn

    J
     
  6. gkelm

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    Good for you, bro. Looking forward to a report. I have an FTR37 on the way, my first 13.

    The LDW or RSA23 were the other models of interest to me.
    Greg
     
  7. JoeP

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    Your going to LOVE that 37. I really like mine. One of the best amps I've ever had..

    Mine's not going anywhere. :dude
     
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    my 9/15 is great. I'll get an RSA 23 one of these days. I REALLY want to find a used D13 combo, though.
     
  9. JoeP

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    Got the call on mine on Wednesday. I hope to have it this week.

    Joe
     
  10. mlongano

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    You must be very excited!!

    How long did it take from when you ordered it?
     
  11. mlongano

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    Hey Randy, check the Emporium...there is a Divided By 13 combo for sale!!
     
  12. JoeP

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    About 9-10 weeks....
     
  13. davidkiddmusic

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    Anybody know about the difference in sound of the RSA 23 on the click channel and the LDW's overdrive? Im in love with the RSA 23 but the Master volume thing is kickin'. What about the cleans of the LDW?

    Thanks!
     
  14. mlongano

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    The cleans on the LDW are very, very good. Not quite as good as the FTR37, but the best cleans I've ever played in a "high gain" amp.
     
  15. BadAssBill

    BadAssBill southofnash.com Silver Supporting Member

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    Mike,
    How is the amp at 1/2 power? Does it retain it's tonal characteristics with the power cut?
    Also, does Komet make an amp below 60 watts?
     
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    actually thereĀ“s the constellation which is a 30 watt head made by komet.
    damnit, wanny try it out but they are so hard to come by over here in europe.:horse
     
  17. mlongano

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    Hey Bill!!

    I haven't tried it yet at half power...I'm waiting to get the instructions on the impedance setting before I try it...Fred did not put his little placard inside the closed back cabinet explaining the technical details and configuration settings for half power.

    Speaking about the closed back...Fred also included an open back panel for the cabinet which I haven't tried yet...how cool is that!!

    I A/B the LDW with the Komet 60 yesterday...it wasn't really a fair comparison as the Komet was plugged into a 4x12 Germino with G12H30s, and the LDW was plugged into Fred's closed back 2x12 with Greenbacks...


    ...but the upshot is that although both sounded fantastic, I like the tone of the overdriven Komet a little bit better than the LDW...only problem is the Komet has to be very loud to get that tone!!

    Mike
     
  18. BadAssBill

    BadAssBill southofnash.com Silver Supporting Member

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    Ah yes...the infamous "Sounds great on 11" challange. When you get a chance to try it on 1/2 power let me know...I'd be very curious to see how it compares.
     
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    It gets more typically "class a" sounding at half power- sweeter, more chimey, not as tight and bold. A very useable sound and a big plus to have the option of both tones (since if you just want lower volume but the class a/b sound, you can just bring down the master).

    Hey, I notice the person who started this thread has a Komet 60- how do the two amps compare? What's the differences, and what does each excel at in your opinion?
     

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