Fryette PS-2 transparency?

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  1. Bluesful

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    I'm confused here.

    Using your amp's MV you won't really be getting that though?
     
  2. Nicholas mcallister

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    I realize that but I still think it sounds better than the sound I was getting with heavy attenuation.
     
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  3. mscotts

    mscotts What?! Silver Supporting Member

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    I’m also comparing both to a real speaker cab I used to mic up a lot. It’s loaded with vintage greenbacks that I love. John has said many times that the RL’s response is tailored to react like a greenback speaker. Probably why it sounds and feels “right” to me....
     
  4. ripgtr

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    Had a redplate w/ mv and it sounded different w/ master up with ps than without even at fairly moderate volume, even at the same overall volume.
     
  5. blackba

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    What’s interesting about having the ps2 or Suhr rlir is that you can find where the sweet spot is on your amp as far as volume. I have found that I don’t always like the my amps master volume dimed. A few examples. I like the Soldano hr25 and Marshall 2553 both about 6 on the master volume. Mesa mark Iva, liked it best at 3. Especially the mark Iva surprised me, would have thought I would have liked it better further up, not that it didn’t sound good with it up higher, but it started to loose tightness a bit.
     
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  6. Bluesful

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    Yep.

    I think a lot of people say they don't like cranking the master and using the PS because there's ghosting and all sorts of other harmonic content going on that they may not have experienced before as they've never been able to run the amp wide open.
     
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    Thanks, man. Did some reading up on this after your post. I was wrong, and you are right, thanks for the mid-course correction!
     
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    How are you running your WD setup?

    I just bought a VHT 252 as well as I tried tube power with my WDW setup, and I way prefer it over using the Matrix GT800 solid state power amp tbat I have been using...

    Thanks!
     
  9. DownByLaw

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    I run my Suhr SL 67 on about 8 on the master, between 4 and 6 on the preamp with a couple of boosts in front. Typically tube changes once or twice a year. Not bad as it's 2 power tubes, maybe a bit
    expensive for a 100 watter. But, that's the sound and why I bought the PS.

    Patrick
     
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  10. JoeB63

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    What do you hear that lets you know it's time to replace the Power tubes?
     
  11. marshall2553

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    Do you think the RL is just a better load than the PS or is it the PS’s power section that you feel is the problem? I’ve had the RL before and it’s great, but I’ve been thinking of picking up a PS-2 or the new PS-100 just so I don’t have to get a separate power amp.
     
  12. DownByLaw

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    The sound loses punch/dynamics and the bass gets too loose/woofy.

    Patrick
     
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  13. cam0122

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    WaHOO!!!
    A technical description that even I understand!!!
    Righteous, Dude!!!
     
  14. ablue

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    Yes I love reading about the PS2 and transparency
     
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  15. cam0122

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    Do you use a PS2?
    What is in your rig?
     
  16. ablue

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    Various Komet amps run thru my PS2. I can find no faults with its operation, durability or “transparency “. These PS threads are just amusing to me
     
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  17. cam0122

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    Komet amps? I've heard of that brand.
    I'm in the market.
    Thanks.
     
  18. ablue

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    I have had 1 for 17 years and a few more a little less. Strong recommendation
     
  19. cam0122

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    I am looking at their information. Based out of Louisiana. All handmade. They sound great for sure.
    They are among the high priced, boutique amps.
    Probably well worth the extra cash.
    Definitely gets the highest DROOL FACTOR RATING.

    Thanks again.
    Curt
     
  20. ablue

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    As a younger man I was impressed by the gain on tap,easy musical feedback and clean to mean from the guitar volume control of these amps. Using the PS2 with a touch of reverb in the loop has given me a much deeper appreciation of the clean to medium clean sounds. The touch sensitivity is another huge plus . Look around and you will see that excellent hardwired amps are not cheap. Buying used is a great opportunity. Don’t be misled by the lack of all kinds of bells and whistles.
     
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