Have 3 amps in mind.

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Hello all!

Long time reader, first time posting. I'm looking for a new amp to go with my 100w Diezel Einstein and I have 3 in mind. Elmwood Modena60, CA OD100 SE+ and Egnater Mod50.

What I'm looking for is just a brighter Einstein or a "REAL" Hot Rodded Marshall type with a great Master level such as all Diezels have. I love the Einstein and would never get rid of it since it's one of the best I've ever owned and played. I've played the Mod50 but it seems to me something is missing, can't figure out what. I tried the SL module and the amp sounded exellent just something was missing but I'll go check it out again. I heard the Modena60 (don't like the 90) and it sounds great as does the OD100 SE+. I haven't played them but from the clips I get a basic idea.

I'd like to have the OD100 SE+ sound with the Modena's master since I hear it's one of the best. The Mod50 has a great master and I played it at very low volume and it was killer. The only knock on the Modena60 is that I heard it was "dark" and I already have a killer "dark" amp and what I consider the best in the Einstein so now I want another high gain amp but a bright one.

Can you guys with all the above amps please give me some advice before I decide? Thanks in advance. :dude
 

paulg

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Welcome, I make my own amps so I can't comment other than to say they all sound like upscale products!
 

Loudnotes

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Welcome to the board. There is a wealth of experience and information here. I haven't heard that the M60 is a dark amp, but I'm interested any responses too regarding this amp.
 
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Thanks guys! :munch

I'll go with the one that has the best master. :BEER I just heard some killer Modena60 clips that were not dark.
 

guitardr

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I've gone thru a 'few' amps...
I have a CAE OD100 Standard that was upgraded a couple of months ago.

They have an SE model (more 'satch' than the Standard) & a Classic model that takes it to "Plexiland'. Google John Suhr and hear the stuff and check out the links. The March-2006 GP has a great review on these as well. A nice company to deal with, and they listen too. If you like Michael Landau, Scott Henderson, and others: just check it out.
 

flyangus

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The Modena 'can' be dark, but the EQ is so adjustable that it can get extremely bright if you want it to. I prefer a bright-ish sound so I EQ it like that - have a look on the Elmwood site, there are a couple of clips I did of the M60 and I don't think they are dark. :)
 
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Splawn amps nail the hot-rodded Marshall tone to a T. The build quality is top-notch too.
I tried them before, great amps but they have to be cranked. Defenitely not what I'm after. I need one that sounds exellent at low and even whisper volumes like Diezels or Mod50s but I want something closer to a Marshall sound. Again, something brighter with good highs. I really don't mind the buzzy highs that much. I just sold a Suhr Badger because it paled in comparison to my Einstein as far as low volume playing. The Badger is supposed to be exactly for that with the power scaling but not even close. I can't play the Badger at 0200 hrs and I can the Einstein without waking up the bird (he'll start singing and doing vibrato sounds real loud) It did sound exellent though, I really liked it.

I can crank anything all day long but at nights is when I do most of my playing while everyone is sleeping.
 
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The Modena 'can' be dark, but the EQ is so adjustable that it can get extremely bright if you want it to. I prefer a bright-ish sound so I EQ it like that - have a look on the Elmwood site, there are a couple of clips I did of the M60 and I don't think they are dark. :)
THAT'S what I was looking for, "EQ is so adjustable that it can get extremely bright if you wanted to". And I think it was one of your clips that I heard at their site. Nice clips and great playing too man.

That's the only thing missing from the Einstein, sometimes I want that almost harsh, highs like Marshalls or EL84s have cranked and most times I don't. The Einstein can't do that but it sure does everything else. :RoCkIn

Thanks, I'll look more into the Modena60.
 
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Well, I've narrowed it down to the Modena60 and the Egnater Mod50. Now the easy part..picking between the two. :BITCH:messedup

I've heard alot of great things about Rivera also and played a combo once with exellent cleans and that Marshall tone I like and it also had push/pull knobs. Exellent amp but loud as ****, I think it was 40 or 50watts there's really no difference between 50 or 100watts. They're an underrated company.

I thought Riveras were boutique amps. Aren't they well over $2000?
 

ed84246

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I tried them before, great amps but they have to be cranked. Defenitely not what I'm after. I need one that sounds exellent at low and even whisper volumes like Diezels or Mod50s but I want something closer to a Marshall sound. Again, something brighter with good highs. I really don't mind the buzzy highs that much. I just sold a Suhr Badger because it paled in comparison to my Einstein as far as low volume playing. The Badger is supposed to be exactly for that with the power scaling but not even close. I can't play the Badger at 0200 hrs and I can the Einstein without waking up the bird (he'll start singing and doing vibrato sounds real loud) It did sound exellent though, I really liked it.

I can crank anything all day long but at nights is when I do most of my playing while everyone is sleeping.
If this is the case, check out Mark Cameron's CCV or CCM amps. Incredible master volumes and for me the top hot-rodded Marshall tone out there. Also, Voodoo amps has great masters on their amps as well and really cool pure or hot-rodded Plexi sounds.
 
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If this is the case, check out Mark Cameron's CCV or CCM amps. Incredible master volumes and for me the top hot-rodded Marshall tone out there. Also, Voodoo amps has great masters on their amps as well and really cool pure or hot-rodded Plexi sounds.
Thanks. I got to play one of those at NAMM (Cameron) but they won't be out until 2565 and I might be dead by then. :Devil I would love one though.

I keep checking out the Voodoos but something puts me off. I might drop in on them to try one out personally. I was going to buy a witchdoctor to test but they didn't have any available so I saved up more and now I can get anything I want. They don't seem to have anything in stock.

I'm sure it'll be the two I mentioned. Mod50 or Modena60. :D
 

ed84246

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I was over at Cameron's just the other night. The amps are moving along and the wait isn't nearly as long as getting a frickin' zendrive...
 




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