Emi Wizard in a HRDx?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by Wesman61, Mar 9, 2008.

  1. Wesman61

    Wesman61 Supporting Member

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    Anyone else try this? I pulled The R,W&B out because it makes the amp seem too low-mid heavy. I stuck the Wizard in and it sounds great. It has the sweetness that is missing with the stock speaker. Nice sparkle on the clean channel a bit throaty in overdriven mode. Makes it sound a little bit more aggressive.
     
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    No one? This is the best I've tried in The HRDx. I've also tried a TH, Screamin' Eagle, Weber 12F150B. This Wizard beats them all.
     
  3. Al Nico

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    Before I sold my HRDx, I'd also tried a lot of speakers. Out of all of them (including a V30, Weber Blue Dog, Jensen Neo, Tonkerlite, Screamin Eagle), the Wizard was clearly the best sounding clean and dirty. The Stonehenge was also pretty darn good - not as big, present, and tight as the Wizard, but less fizzy on the top end if that really bugs you.
     
  4. Wesman61

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    Yeah it's certain to make You start Your OD search all over again. I have a RT66 and the TS side just doesn't work so well. Too harsh. Turning the tone down only makes it dull sounding.
     
  5. Al Nico

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    Have you tried different preamp/power tubes? My HRDx was a lost cause until the speaker swap(s) and also changing the power tubes to either Winged C's or TADs. I also had better luck using a lower gain preamp tube in the V3 and V2 positions (V3 closest to power tubes).

    That said, the onboard overdrive was never better than a pedal into the clean channel. I had the best luck with a Tonebone British, but the TS side of the Route 66 or Jeckyll & Hyde was not bad either (with the band).
     
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    I've tried a Govenor & a Tonespotter in my Hotrod. I still don't like it that much. I'd like to find a really good Vintage 30 to tighten up the low-end, give it some more twang maybe.
     
  7. Wesman61

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    I think those are all less than ideal choices for The HR. They all push the mids which makes The HR a good blues amp but that's all. The Wizard makes it a much more versatile amp. The cleans are more Blackface with the Wizard.
     
  8. Boogs

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    The Wizard is a great speaker, and very versatile. Nice to hear mention of the Stonehenge as well...that was a good one that never caught on!

    The Wizard has a great high end that is very complex, and a thumping low end as well. One of mine sounded great after a few hours of high volume break in, another needed more like 12, but both ended up with the same nice sound.
     

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