In Transit: Allen Sweet Spot

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  1. BadHat

    BadHat Supporting Member

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    I called David on the 11th, he shipped it today! He had told me it was a six week turnaround. Stoked! Supposed to be here Thursday.
    This guy is a great player, my only beef is he doesn't demo any clean tones.



    Mine is the same color scheme, but with the Eminence RW&B.
     
  2. reverendfrankie

    reverendfrankie Supporting Member

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    Congratulations!
    I have a 15 year old Sweet Spot that I love. I run it in stereo with a Kingsley deluxe 30.
    I run it with 6L6s as well. Great amp.
     
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    David is awesome. My Old Flame is 18 yrs old and still going strong.
     
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  4. BadHat

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    Mine is coming with the 6L6's as well.
    I'm assuming that demo has the 6v6 option. How are the cleans in yours, reverend?
     
  5. Baker18

    Baker18 Gold Supporting Member

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    Great cleans with my Sweet Spot w/ 6v6s. David Allen is first rate.
     
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  6. BSOD

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    Dude, how small is this man playing the amp? At first I thought the amp looked massive. Then I saw the 12 in speaker hole and realized prince was playing guitar for us
     
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  7. BadHat

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    I want one of those, too!
     
  8. GenoBluzGtr

    GenoBluzGtr Silver Supporting Member

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    I gigged a Sweet Spot for a year or so - great amp. Cleans are just as nice as you'd expect. I DID find that I preferred 6V6's in it, though. It got a little fatter with 6L6s, but not much louder and didn't have that nice, smokey, low-mid character though. I miss mine! My bandmates called it "The Mouse that Roared"
     
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  9. easyed

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    Congratulations! You have a great versatile amp. Welcome to the "Allen cult".

    I assembled my Sweet Spot 8 years ago. It is the most played amp in my 3-amp stable. I'm running JJ 6V6's and an Emi Li'l Texas neo speaker. The amp weighs just 28 pounds - making it the "grab-n-go" amp. If it didn't sound great, I wouldn't be grabbing it, but it does sound great and it fits in the trunk of my Volvo along with my golf clubs.

    I say that it's a "blueprinted" Princeton Reverb. Blueprinted being a term from the automotive realm that meant making the drive train what it was meant to be - not "hot rodding". OK, having transformers capable of running 6L6's, and the RAW feature, and a MID knob may be hot-rodding.

    My amp has visited the tech once, but that was an astoundingly simple fix - the nut securing the ground eye to the power transformer had worked loose. I could/should have fixed it myself, but I was really busy with my work schedule and I didn't feel like spending a couple of hours "chop-sticking".

    Best of all. While I didn't have (need) much interaction with Dave Allen through the process of ordering and assembly, the service was excellent. He's really amazing.
     
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  10. BlueRiff

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    Congratulations!! This amp sounds incredible. Looking forward to the report back!
     
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  11. BadHat

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    This thing is killer!!!
     
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  12. Cliffhydro

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    Nice! Congrats.
     
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    Congrats! I’ve really been wanting an Accomplice Jr.
     
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  14. monkmiles

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    Congrats! Love Allen amps. I have a Hot Fudge w/Nuts and a Model LF (built this LF from a kit).
     
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    Yeah! Tell me what you think with the MID knob at 10.
     
  16. BadHat

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    I do believe this is the perfect grab and go amp. At 35 pounds for the 1x12 combo, it's not so big and heavy you hesitate to lift it. 25 watts with 6L6's is plenty loud enough for most purposes other than Woodstock and the sound is just frickin' wonderful! It is actually giving the Dr. Z Surgical Steel a run for it's money in the clean category, I'm loving it.
     
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  17. Lef T

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    I've listened to all his Allen demos and it left me wondering if the Allen plays nice and clean.
    I have a feeling that all those clips aren't really indicative of what an Allen sounds like.
     
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  18. BadHat

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    Not at all, they all seem to go for the crunch tones. Mine is plenty nice and clean, just how I wanted it. I think all those clips must be with 6v6 tubes, mine has 6L6s in it.
     
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  19. davidespinosa

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    Yeah, those demos totally suck.
    In reality, the amp sounds like a blackface.
     
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  20. ChampReverb

    ChampReverb Silver Supporting Member

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    The clips on the Allen website are pretty underwhelming.

    In person, however, my bandmate’s Accomplice sounds great with a control set that makes it really versatile.

    -bEn r.
     
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