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Hi Al,Good morning! How are things over on the west coast? It's probably time for another Central FL gearfest!
Interesting your experience with the Rocker 15. I have one and it's anything but bright and raspy. I had to put a 7 band EQ in the loop to get it bright enough for me. The lead channel can get fizzy when you gain it up at low volumes, but at band volumes that pretty much goes away. Maybe you had a bad tube from the start?
You actually influenced me into purchasing a Boss 7-Band EQ when we met at a Gearfest a few years ago. I used the EQ with my Marshall 1974x and the EQ (set to a “V”) really opened up that amp, and added missing low-end and made that Marshall sound good, even at lower volumes.
I really wanted to love the Rocker 15. It seemed like the prefect little grab and go amp. I wanted a small amp that didn’t need pedals. I did try my EQ with the Rocker, and I don’t recall it improving the amps tone. My Rocker 15 was new, but a it was a floor model. Maybe there was something was wrong with the amp. I returned the Rocker 15 while it under warranty. I have also since sold my Marshall 1974x. Guess that I just get along with EL84 powered amps.
I’m sticking with my three vintage Fender amps and my Marshall Astoria for now. Really happy with my current gear.
Al, I Hope to see you soon at the next Tampa Gearfest.