I was about to sell this...

Discussion in 'Gear Demo Videos & Sound Clips Archive' started by forgivenman, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. forgivenman

    forgivenman Member

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    Then I started shooting some videos for Youtube to allow people to hear it first hand and I sort of have changed my mind.

    At the risk of totally getting my feelings destroyed, what do you think of the tone an my playing?

    A little about the amp:

    I had it built for me several years ago by Ed Smith of Toad Suck Tones. It's basically a 2 channel amp that I asked him to build as a combination of a Matchless DC 30 and a Marshall Plexi (with more gain on tap). It can run on either 6L6's, KT77's or 6DZ7's (thing of them as a quad o el84's). The 2 channels are completely independent with individual EQ's for each as well as reverb and a foot switch that controls the channel switching, reverb on/off, and a boost function for leads. It also has a great sounding effects loop (which I use primarily to run my BYOC delay through). as you'll hear in some of the video clips.

    Here's goes:

    Lead (with Effects):
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rq5D1GtGuE&feature=channel_page

    Clean (no effects):
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CY_alk1c7rM&feature=channel_page

    Lead (no effects):
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvoyJ1-tV7s&feature=channel_page

    Crunch/Blues tone (with effects):
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvoyJ1-tV7s&feature=channel_page
     
  2. airwarrior

    airwarrior Member

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    That cabinet is ridiculously large.


    Sounds cool. Seems pretty useful.
     
  3. forgivenman

    forgivenman Member

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    Sean French Supporting Member

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    The amp sounds great to me.:AOK
    What power tubes were used in the vid clips?
     
  5. forgivenman

    forgivenman Member

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    Glad you like it- I'm running the 6DZ7's at the moment. The amp was really built/designed around them.
     
  6. pir8matt

    pir8matt Member

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    I have to say, that sounds like my dream amp. Those are two of my fave tones (DC30 and Marshall), but I'd want a smaller head box. Is that required to house multiple transformers or something? I mean, is it basically two distinctly different amps in one box? Could you mount the chassis in a less bulky cabinet?

    I thought your playing sounded just fine to me.
     
  7. Trout

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    6DZ7's (Dual Pentode)are/were very cool tubes, sadly they were never produced in large numbers which makes them fairly rare.
    Pretty much a dual 7189 in an octal package.

    If memory serves, the 6DY7 was closer to a dual low dissapation 6L6.

    I tinkered with a couple of the 6DZ7's, but decided they were to hard to locate replace.
     
  8. Braciola

    Braciola Silver Supporting Member

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    Before I even saw you had an EQ in line, it sounded like the amp was lacking mids/upper mids, then when I saw your EQ settings, that might explain why.
     
  9. forgivenman

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    For whatever reason Ed built the cabinet that way, I'm not sure why but I don't mind it as long as it sounds good.
     
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    Right - BUT..could you put it in a smaller shell if you wanted to?

     
  11. zzmoore

    zzmoore Member

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    I imagine the proximity of the reverb tank was the main concern. He may have wanted to put as much real estate between the tank and the chassis as was possible; avoiding a combo size cabinet as best he could.
    Or maybe he just had a large box available.;)
     
  12. forgivenman

    forgivenman Member

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    I don't see why not. I love the finished wood but you're right, it's really big.

    Here's some shots of the front and back:

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  13. hangten

    hangten Silver Supporting Member

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    If you like how it sounds, why sell it?
     
  14. tennisplayer

    tennisplayer Senior Member

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    Sounds great.
    Hate your feet.
    How much did it cost?
    Great clips.
    Put shoes on!
     
  15. pir8matt

    pir8matt Member

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    Huh, well that is pretty strange alright. Doesn't appear that it wouldn't fit in a more conventionally sized headshell.

    So are you interested in selling it? How much would something like that even go for?


     
  16. stratzrus

    stratzrus Philadelphia Jazz, Funk, and R&B Supporting Member

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    I hope I'm not being a jerk, but if you want an honest opinion...

    The lead tone with effects sounded horribly compressed and the EQ on the Crunch/Blues tone was way over the top. If I read your settings right you had the lows and the highs maxed. A stompbox like that is really not happy when the sliders are pushed up all the way.

    I thought the playing showed some skill but lacked imagination and came off sounding pretty generic in a genre that is now largely passe.

    I know this is coming off as sounding extremely negative, but those are the areas I'd take a look at. I assume you are not just looking for an "Atta boy!"

    On a positive note your playing has a good spirit and it rocks, and you've got good gear...with the right band you'd sound great.

    Good luck with it.
     
  17. forgivenman

    forgivenman Member

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    That's the thing- I was all set to sell it and then I started recording the clips and really was happy with how it sounded.
     
  18. Ed Reed

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    I'm sorry, this may be the best sounding amp in the world but that cab makes me laugh. 1" taller and you could put a speaker in it and call it a combo.
     
  19. forgivenman

    forgivenman Member

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    That's what I'm looking for! Thanks for being blunt! :boxer
     
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