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I can't believe I missed this..Blockhead content

daveowens2007

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I had the 100watter...there was no "crunch" like you
would expect on a normal plexi..i tried everything to
get it to sound right..on the 50.ive heard that it takes
alot to make it sound like what its advertized..

its not VH in a box..would rather have Peters,Rocca..etc.
 

pickslide

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I was watching this too, but after reading less than favourable impressions here on TGP, I let it go. It may be a lot cheaper than retail, but if it does not do what you want, then who cares? There is a small guitar shop here in town that has had a Blockhead sitting there for well over a year. I dont think that they will ever sell it.
 

carbz

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How bad could it sound really? I know its design was to nail the VH sound which has mixed opinions from the people that have tried them. I agree if it sounds like crap what good is it. At the price it sold for its worth taking the chance IMO. Had I seen that I would have bid at least up to $1250 which is still half of what it cost new. If you think about it how could any of these boutique guys be making a living with with a lot of their amps selling used for nearly half of what they cost new? Even the more repected popular ones with the exception of a few sell for much less then they cost new.
 

daddyo

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This along with the Reeves Custom 50 that sold for $860 (that is a great amp) leads me to believe it is a buyer's market now.
 

pickslide

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I also saw a reeves custom lead sell for around $1200 I think. Now there is one back on ebay and I think that it is the same one trying to sell for at least $1600.
 

rhinocaster

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I finally purchased my first Blockhead after wanting to try one for years. I now have an 18 Watt combo that sounds just like I wanted it to sound. I don't know anything about what people are looking for in the bigger amps, but I can say that this little combo sounds like British Blues.

100%
 

LesPaulMan

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Blockhead Custom 50 is a fantastic amp. I've owned mine for over a year now and agree it does the VH thing, but really sounds like a modded Marshall. I'm hoping to post clips one day (It would be nice to put the naysayers to rest).

The one that just sold on Ebay was an amazing deal. You can't even buy a kit for that kind of money, let alone a handwired amp already built.
 

carbz

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Blockhead Custom 50 is a fantastic amp. I've owned mine for over a year now and agree it does the VH thing, but really sounds like a modded Marshall. I'm hoping to post clips one day (It would be nice to put the naysayers to rest).

The one that just sold on Ebay was an amazing deal. You can't even buy a kit for that kind of money, let alone a handwired amp already built.
There ya have it folks. Straight from an owners mouth. Now I'm even more pissed....................................................:FM You need to make some clips sir.. Not much of anything on these amps. I do agree their service is not so great from what others have said. I called them and emailed and never heard back from them.
 




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