DRRI with Tone King Imperial chime?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by radiohead625, May 21, 2011.

  1. radiohead625

    radiohead625 Member

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    Is it possible to get the clean chime of the Imperial out of DRRI? I love the cleans of the Imperial, sounds like fender meets vox. Can you do anything to make the Deluxe chime more?
     
  2. Fenderosa

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    The Imperial is cathode biased and has custom wound transformers and a custom speaker that contribute to making it sound the way it does.

    I don't think it is possible to get the chime of the Imperial out of a DRRI without substantial modification. For the money, effort, and research it woud take you would be better off simply buying a Tone King Imperial.

    If you just want to make the DRRI chime more swap the speaker with something that is similar to the Imperial speaker.
     
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  3. digiTED

    digiTED rock > talk

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    To my ear, a significant part of the Vox-y chime mystique lay in upper mid harmonics.

    I'd start with an AlNiCo speaker with just enough wattage.

    You might try an really open boost/OD with good EQ, especially with mids. I like a C-Bread Silver Kiss with my DRRI for this purpose.
     
  4. lukeII

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    I would recommend the Divided by 13 SJT 10/20 for that job: there are a couple of vids on youtube.
     
  5. radiohead625

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    Well if i was to get a divided by 13 it would probably be a ftr37, but im trying to get a deluxe on the cheap and get it to sound as best as possible. Im really digging the cleans of the imperial and its based on a deluxe reverb.
     

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