Finally got my Bruno...

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by Lerxst2112, Sep 12, 2005.

  1. Lerxst2112

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    Got my Cowtipper 22 today. It's awesome! Very clean, very warm, very smooth and rich... it's pretty much all you could ask for in a clean amp. Sounded killer with the Suhr, but then I plugged in my Les Paul, flipped the mid boost and bright switch and turned the volume up to about 70% and was in HEAVEN! I'm lovin' it.

    I've said before that I would compare the Aiken Aurora (when it came out) to this amp... Randall Aiken has a hard task ahead of him!

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    Picture is a bit dark. Sorry about that...
     
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    ...says the guy with the Two Rocks. :)

    Thank you, I'll enjoy the hell out of it.
     
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    Hows the dirt when it's turned up?
     
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    I've been pretty curious about the CT 22. Is it a "loud" 22 watts? Congrats on the acquisition!
     
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    I haven't really gotten to crank it yet. What I get from it (to the point I've had it) isn't really dirt... it's clean, but it gets louder and fuller as you crank it. When you hit it, it barks at you. It's pretty sweet.

    Might talk to Tag about it. I only had the chance to play it for about an hour today.
     
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    As far as volume, it's probably comparable to a Soldano Astroverb. It's nowhere near as loud as my Aiken (which is just absurdly loud).
     
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    You got it!! :dude Between this and the UG 30, I pretty much have every tone I want. The Cows cleans are such a thing of beauty. It has such sweetness on the upper end. How bruno keeps it so sweet with such detail is pure genius. Not a trace of harshness anywhere. To me, it is overdriving pretty good at about 1/2 volume, and crunches heavy when cranked. here is a clip of mine wide open with my PRS. Top clip here. http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pagemusic.cfm?bandID=121826

    Enjoy the heck out of that thing. It is pretty much my go to amp right now, over the Cow 45 and UG 30. I absolutely LOVE it!! :BEER
     
  9. Lerxst2112

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    I'm not getting that kind of OD, even with the bridge pickup on my Les Paul. I'm cranking it about 60%, bass/treble about 10 o'clock, mids about 2 o'clock, tone all the way down at 6-7.

    The one thing I notice about this amp is that is just sounds thick. I mean, the clean tones have nothing thin about them. It's just killer sounding...
     
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    Interesting disparity of resultsÂ… weird even. I still canÂ’t wait to try one! Who knows, could be THE ONE for me.
     
  11. Tag

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    Did you try diming it like on my clip? I have played a few of them, and they have all been the same. From 60% on up, the amp does not really get any louder. It just gets more and more overdrive! :)

    Hit it with a Fulldrive II for the violin tone. 100% SMOKING tone! :AOK
     
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    Yeah, that was what mine sounded like. Great cleans, and took pedals really well, but it just kinda barked when turned up.
     
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    -What pups in PRS?
    - i've found the Cornish pedals sound stupendous through the CT's, also, but no pedal gives that low gain OD tone of a good tube amp, IMO. I would be all over a CT 22 IF I was sure that one could be tweaked to do that (as Ken said they might), OR Ultrasound had a decent return policy, but they don't , so i'll keep my $$ till i can hear one in person doing what i want it to do.
     
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    The PRS has dragon IIs, which are medium output. Did you listen to the clip I posted? Every Cow 22 should do just that. They have about the same amout of drive as a Deluxe reverb or the Vibrolux. I posted comparison clips of both dimes. As far as pedals and all tube amps, I disagree. I now like my UG 30 and Cow 22 with my Fulldrive II and Mudhoney even more than my TwoRock or Fuchs for low to medium gain tones. THATS saying something. :) They sound better with pedals than any other amp I have ever played. Probably because they SOUND better than any other amp! :dude
     
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    For those who now own a CT22, what speakers did you get? I'm torn between ordering mine with one 12" or two 10"s. I already have four amps/cabs with 12"s, and a one 10" combo. I used to have a SF Vibrolux (two 10"s of course) that I absolutely loved, but sold it back to the original owner after much begging on his part.

    So, what do you guys have and are you pleased with your choice? Also, what is the approx. lead time on a Bruno these days in your experience? Any info would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    I have a 1\12 and LOVE it! However, I think a 2\10 would be totally cool, and you could always plug into one of your other 12" cabs. I say 2\10! :dude
     
  17. Lerxst2112

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    The clean tones I'm getting are incredible, but I'm still not really getting any dirt at all. As for pedals... I don't use 'em. Guitar -> amp is the pinnacle of how a rig is going to sound, in my opinion (before the flames begin, read those last three words again). I feel that everything you add takes away... but that's probably just my weirdness.

    I'm wondering why I'm not getting any drive? I'm using a Burstbucker V bridge pickup in my Les Paul when I'm trying to get "dirty," and I'm still not getting it. Mind you, it's no big loss, because the clean tones are phenomenal, and the overdriven tones I get out of my Aiken are gorgeous.

    It's actually kind of cool that the amp doesn't really break... it just barks. Really makes your clean playing more like... dynamic.
     
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    I wonder whether you have jj's in your and Tag has the EH's? May have something to do with it.

    Best, Pete.
     
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    Mine has RCAs and telefunkens. :)
     
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    That would make it different!

    Jeez, how's this weather doing your business, mate?

    Best, Pete.
     

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