Epiphone So Cal Head

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  1. Gear91

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    Anyone know anything about the Ephiphone So Cal head and the cabinet that comes with it (4x12 cab stocked with Eminence "lady luck" speakers)? Looks pretty interesting, only $499. Its pretty new, including the speakers, so there's not much information on it and no reviews.
     
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    Anyone?

    (crickets chirping)
     
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    I'm very, very interested in these amps. Given the success of Epi's Valve Jr., I have fairly high hopes for it.
     
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    The first thing I noticed when I saw a pic was that the transformer looks very small for a 50 watt amp.
     
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    Yeah, it does. I noticed that too. Maybe (pure speculation here) it's really designed to run best on the 25w setting. I'm really interested in it, though, because it has a lot of features that appeal to me - channel switching, 25/50w switch, and the open grill design. I'm really looking forward to trying one out.
     
  8. Leftee

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    Looks pretty beefy for a 50w to me. It's hard to tell from that view though.
     
  9. Scumback Speakers

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    It doesn't look that big to me. It's not small, mind you, but it's not as big as alot of the 50 watt iron I've seen. It does look similar in size to my 20 watt amp output tranny, actually.
     
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    Looks like the MF availability date got moved back to 30 JUN 06. :(
     
  11. Matt H

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    the pt looks smallish, but can't gauge thickness... of course- for a pair of el's and a handful of 12ax7's that is looking to get 50W, it's not that undersized.

    southbay- your 20w amp, is that a single ended or push/pull amp? a SE (specifically) tranny will be larger because of the air-gap anyway. Also, i'd imagine your designs are likely lower voltage than this amp, which means higher current. Current draw tracks more linearly with transformer size than I've found voltage to. this is probably a decently high voltage (i wouldn't be surprised to find it was int he 475V range... thus lower in current than if at 400V, and cheaper to produce) amp.)

    also- for a 50W amp, the output transformer doesn't look all that small. I've got a pair of 50W shumacher transformers on my desk, and they're about that size. it doesn't look much smaller, if at all, than the OT in the bassman I'm staring at either. (looking at stack thickness, since endbells speak nothing to mass or "true" size of transformer).
     
  12. Rock Johnson

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    Maybe. I certainly want to try one out.

    What I'm really hoping is that it's jubilee-ish.
     
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    I was interested in that at first but it needs an effects loop.
     
  14. Rock Johnson

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    Unless you're a cro-magnon guitar player like me who doesn't use effects much, if at all.
     
  15. Rock Johnson

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    Okay.... they're out on the street now...


    Anybody played one yet?
     
  16. Jube2550

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    Blasphemous thought!
     
  17. Gear91

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    Hmmm . . . maybe i should get one to let everyone know how it sounds . . .
     
  18. Rock Johnson

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    Yes. You should. Absolutely.

    Do it.

    I bet you won't.

    :D
     
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    New Musicians Friend catalog came yesterday, price was $499. Wow. Cheap for a 50 watt head. Looks interesting to buy one and mod or mess with for that price. Spidey sense cheapness detected.
     
  20. Gear91

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    I that a dare!?!?
    :crazy
     

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