Gries 5 vs tone king falcon 1x10

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  1. Lawliet

    Lawliet Member

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    The falcon has the attenuator but I feel the gries is more blackface. Is there a difference in cleans and does one do tweed better than the other?

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  2. FFTT

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    Best in low volume

    Gries 5, Gries 12 Reverb
    Reeves Custom 12 with Power Scaling
    Allen Amps Chihuahua with power control.

    These are all 100% hand wired.
     
  3. Lawliet

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    Thanks I'm pretty sold on the gries 5 as long as the only thing I'm missing is a little more headroom and reverb wit the 12
     
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    Dave can configure the Gries 5 for a bit more headroom running a 6L6, just ask.

    A little 5 watter will force you to work on your attack technique.

    As soon as you start digging in, you'll go into breakup.

    To bring out the cleans, you have to play very gently and or back off on your guitar volume.

    I like the added features and headroom of the 12 R, but also have zero volume restrictions.
     
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  5. Figaro

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    The Falcon has more power with its 2x6V6s so it has more clean headroom. It also has a tweed setting and I think it does the tweed sound better. But is it $1000 better? No. Can't beat the Gries 5 for the money. Great amp for around the house.

    Edit: Almost forgot, the Falcon also has a good attenuator...
     
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  6. FFTT

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    5-7 watts tube RMS through an efficient speaker is still plenty loud for extreme volume limitations.

    If the OP needs to take it down to angry mosquito level, he might want to go with the Chihuahua 10 or Reeves 12PS.
     
  7. Lawliet

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    I won't need the extra headroom for my current playing situation. Is the tone still same awesome blackface for the 5 as the 12 which is advertised as being very close to exact princeton?
     
  8. Lawliet

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    Clean headroom isn't a huge factor for my situation but I do like the idea of the attenuator
     
  9. FFTT

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    The Princeton Circuit in the 12R would give you quite a bit more clean headroom.
    Mike Campbell jangle and mojo if you can push it a bit.

    The 5 is like a BF Ultra Champ with the extras in the tone stack.

    A little 5 watter will force you to play gently with precision for cleans.
    Anything much above 9:30 and it will break up as soon as you dig in.

    I love on board Reverb and Tremolo and a bit more spank, so I'd pick the 12 R.

    For recording, build an amp fort out of upholstery cushions.
     

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