Glaswerks has landed.

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by Sean French, Aug 27, 2008.

  1. Sean French

    Sean French Supporting Member

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    Been playing it for 3 hours so far.Very impressive amp for sure.
    I'm going to go in a adjust the internal trimmers to take out some bass and lower the gain some.A bit robust for my taste.
    I put NOS Mullard ECC83' in V1 and V2.I've got the same in my CA.Gary put new Winged C 6L6' in there for me.
    Too early for me to give a review.Plenty of tone shaping options.So,far for the exception of the bright switch I prefer the switches in the middle position(off in most cases).It has the bright switch mod so it only works on the clean channel.Very useful IMO.I'm so far prefering it in HRM mode with the PAB on.Cleans are fantastic.Trying to get a handle on all the switching options right now.After I adjust the trimmers and live with it a bit more I'll give my impressions.




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    Was doin' some a/b comparisons with my CA.

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  2. mitch236

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    Nice setup! I can't wait to hear some clips!

    Is that a 1x12?
     
  3. tvegas99

    tvegas99 Silver Supporting Member

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    what speaker is in that 1x12? thanks!!
     
  4. Sean French

    Sean French Supporting Member

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    TR standard 112 cab(small oval port)with a 16 ohm TR1265.
    My original Celestion 1265 is being repaired at the moment.ASW is doin' the repair/recone.
    I must say I've loved this TR1265 with every amp I've thrown at it.
    I sold my TR 212 cab as I just prefer the 112 cabs.
    Got a Glaswerks 112XL cab on order and should have it in a couple of weeks or so.
    The Celestion 1265 will go in it.
     
  5. sickboy79

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    Very nice! Congats!
     
  6. mitch236

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    I have a TR 2x12 sig and was thinking about going 1x12 to make lugging around the cab easier. Why do you prefer the 1x12? Does it sound as big as the 2x12?
     
  7. Sean French

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    When I had my standard TR 212 cab it had TR1265' as well.I did comparisons many a time.There are a few reasons why I prefer the 112 cab.First a 112 cab is smaller and lighter.lol
    The 212 is a bit fuller sounding but,the 112 has more cut because the mids are more present and the low end is tighter.Less voulme too.Which to me is a plus.
    I don't care for too robust a sound.I always tend to back way off on the bass control.
    I like a very clear,uncluttered OD sound and I just find a 112 cab suites me best.
     
  8. les

    les Gold Supporting Member

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    Hey Sean,

    Does your Glaswerks have the new BluesMaster circuit?

    Did you get the bright switch clean only mod?

    Looks beautiful!

    You can get a lot of different Dumble voicing from your Glaswerks, enjoy!

    Les
     
  9. Sean French

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    Hi Les,
    Yes,I had the bright switch clean only mod.
    It's an early one s/n 18 so,it's not a BM.I don't think.
    Gary,did do some updates though.Changed the main filter caps,replaced the signal caps to his current(he says they sound better)and he changed the power supply voltages to be in line with his current amps.
    Yeah,there are tone shaping switches galore.


     
  10. les

    les Gold Supporting Member

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    Great, the bright mod is very cool!

    You are in amp heaven with your TR's, CA, Glaswerks and Bludo (soon).

    Should keep you busy for a while!

    Take care,

    Les
     
  11. Sean French

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    Well,all my TR's are gone now.Can't wait for my Bludo that will be here next month.:drool
    Got the GW chassis out sitting on the head shell.I took some pics of the trimmer settings as Scott suggested and sent them to him.
    Just waiting on his call to as he wants to help me with the adjustments.
    That Scott is a very helpful cat.:AOK
     
  12. Pa'ani

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    Congratulations on your Glaswerks, very vool!
     
  13. voodoosound

    voodoosound Funk & Grooven member Silver Supporting Member

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    Just curious. Why would you on direct receipt from Gary (who owns a scope and knows how to use it), want to tweak your trimmers? Now I know Scott has good ears but IMO you should live with it the way Gary sent it to you for a bit before you start tweaking. Just my opinion Sean.
     
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    Took the words right out of my mouth

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  15. Sean French

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    Hi Rob,
    There was too much gain for my needs and Scott walked me through how to measure the trimmers.I had to set the OD gain at 9:00 or less,otherwise it was too much gain.
    I backed the gain for the HRM and non HRM a bit and it made a world of difference.Also took a bit of bass out.
    It's not a big deal really.I know what the measurements were before and after the very minor tweaks.
    This amp is working out just fine and is sounding killer.
     
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  16. voodoosound

    voodoosound Funk & Grooven member Silver Supporting Member

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    Cool Deal. They are wonderful amps aren't they. Enjoy!!
     
  17. Mac Daddy 355

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    Sean
    how does it compare to the CA ?
     
  18. Gary Brennan

    Gary Brennan Old cavorting member Gold Supporting Member

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    Hi Sean,

    I have #20, a 50 watter. Are the knob positions in your photo how you have been playing the amp? What kind of guitar? Thanks,

    gb
     
  19. NFB

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    Sean,

    Would love to hear your opinion so far vs. the Carol Ann?



    You have two great amps![​IMG]
     
  20. GuitarNorton

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    How does the Carol Ann sound with the 1265?
     

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