Tried more extreme settings of the presence - and it worked out nicely! Indeed, this opens up the amp quite a lot. Didn't expected this, so stuck with typical settings between 1 and 4. Never went beyond 7. Now I realise that 8 and beyond delivers a LOT. Definitely another cool parameter to play with - if only the guitar playing through the Zingaro wouldn't be so addictive! I find myself finding a good sound, start noodling around and - oops - another hour went by because the sound gets me in the flow.I crank the presence pretty high...much higher than I would with other amps. It gives a little bite and sizzle and opens it up a little more IMO.
I’m not really after that smoother Dumble sound so making it a little more aggressive works out for me.
You know, at one time I owned my Zingaro as well as a SOD II, and while the SOD II is indeed an incredible amp, I found myself playing the Zingaro much more often on gigs and at home. As a result, I ended up selling the SOD II only because I didn't need all of the "bells and whistles" that if offered. Since the Zingaro did everything I needed for it to do, I just couldn't justify keeping its bigger brother. Plus, the Zingaro is so much easier to lug around. It's just a great amp!Absolutely! If you're in that D-thing, I don't think it can get much better than the Zingaro (sound wise). I bet the multi Chanel SOD II brings more flexibility and all the bells and whistles, while the Zingaro is kind of limited when it comes to all those options. But sound wise it delivers all the goods. Oh man, I can't wait to get home and torture my aching fingers with my guitars. It's so much fun to play this amp. Really inspiring. Not only I have the best tone I ever had. I also play stuff I never did before, just because this thing is pulling me away from may worn-out standard licks. What else can you ask an amp to do for you?
I had some Mesa 6L6 laying around because I’ve always trusted their QC.what did you put in there?
Yea that one is in VT and has been on CL for a long time .. . Good price, but 25 watt model. Someone on this forum should buy it so I don't drive down there EricIf this thread has anyone gassing for a Zingaro there is one on NH craigslist right now. Seems reasonably priced.
The 25W has been great for me as a grab-n-go for small/medium sized venues. Plenty of volume, but of course less headroom and looser than the 50/100W. I dig it.Yea that one is in VT and has been on CL for a long time .. . Good price, but 25 watt model. Someone on this forum should buy it so I don't drive down there Eric
Thanks Rollyfoster for getting this straight. I took my information, from the manual which just mentions the tone stack lift but doesn't say a word regarding the mid boost. Makes sense though (considering the change in sound and volume when engaging the BOOST). I edited my original statement in post #74 accordingly.Here’s info about the FET and stack straight from Gary:
“The FET preamp is a clean preamp on the front end of the amp, it provides about 15dB max boost, frequency response is pretty flat from 100 to over 10KHz.
The amps BOOST is a tone stack lift circuit and gives a 15dB boost in the upper mids at the sacrifice of some of the low end.”
I’m not sure where it is but somewhere around here he talks about the “low end sacrifice” which IIRC is a roll-off at like 800hz or whatever to keep it from getting too boomyThanks Rollyfoster for getting this straight. I took my information, from the manual which just mentions the tone stack lift but doesn't say a word regarding the mid boost. Makes sense though (considering the change in sound and volume when engaging the BOOST). I edited my original statement in post #74 accordingly.
I’d imagine it does because the OD section works off whatever the EQ is doing. I’m not sure what the impact would be but the OD doesn’t have its own EQ unless it’s the HRM versionIf you choose the DeLeo voicing other the Desert Sky for the clean tone, does it impact the lead tone ? Or is it the same regardless of the tone stack chose for the clean tone ?