King Amplification Tigerhund 18.... KILLER Blackface PTP......LOOK~~>

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  1. Wallace

    Wallace Silver Supporting Member

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    I was going to the Boy's Club jam last Sunday and MY amps were out on the bench! Poor planning on my part but there was a silver lining, or lets say "BlackFace" lining!

    Val King loaned me this for the day. I had it for 6 days. Now I understand how studio pros do it all with a BF workhorse..(no metal..duh).:AOK
    This dawg RAWKS!!! 18 watts??? Clubs??? ITS PLENTY BIG. More Tiger than hound. With the master up and the volume down I got the clear sweet top end as expected but the bass response floored me! Tight and focused. It had so much head room and punch! It stayed clean and held its ground. ...when I wanted some break-up, it came on VERY smooth! Pedals: Barber Direct Drive..BB PRE.. Barber Tone Press....all killer. All the tones I grew up hearing.

    Tube buffered FX loop, adjustable in/out, series or para...my rack stuff sounds good in series and KILLED in parallel...

    Fender campers call your dog! This puppy has Tiger's BAL*S!
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    Hmmmm, this would be perfect for that A/B/Y thang.....
    :BluesBros
    Wallace
     
  2. MoRawk

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    Ahh a local amp builder.
     
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    Friend helping friend I guess.
     
  4. Wallace

    Wallace Silver Supporting Member

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    Yes. Now he is a friend.

    Before that I was just looking for someone to service my amps. I had a great service expierence and found an awesome amp builder.

    The amp is awesome.

    Wallace
     
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    Wallace,
    thats a sweet looking combo. Wish I got there a little earlier last Sunday.
    Whats that Stratoid thing to the right in the first picture?
     
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    Never needed any work done on my amps before but at least now I know of two places that are local. King and South Bay Vintage in Gilroy. The King amps look interesting but I think he needs to invest in some better looking cabs. Just a personal opinion though.
     
  7. big mike

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    Yup. Cool amp. Bet that would kick ass in an A/B rig with my Greer.
     
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    Val King services the vintage tube amps for Guitar Showcase in San Jose. I have played the Tigerhund and thought it sounded very good indeed.

    He was at the Marin County Guitar Show in July and I had a chance to speak with him, as well as, see the amp chasis which had impecable point to point wiring. He will tweak an amp to taste.

    He is heavily influenced by Kevin Connors and has plans to incorporate Power Scaling Technology in his amps.

    That said, I'm not a huge fan of the cosmetics of the amp, but they really do sound great.
     
  9. Wallace

    Wallace Silver Supporting Member

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    Hey Steveo,
    Sorry you missed that part! That BF is the S***

    *Another shameless plug for a friend and a bro.....*

    thanks for asking, its a custom job I dreamed up made by Dan Ransom.
    Thats Dan E Ransom of Ransom guitars in SF. In the same shop as my other friend, Gary Brower.

    Give me a call and I'll give you all the history and the specs on that, Steve!
    Wallace
     
  10. Wallace

    Wallace Silver Supporting Member

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    it would....(will ?)
    and your Greer IS AWESOME!

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    Maybe next weekend Wallace? THis weekend i'm tied up.
     
  12. Wallace

    Wallace Silver Supporting Member

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    + your email traffic:cool:

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    i heard mr wallace jamming thru some choice pedals and delays with the tigerhund (sp?) anyway very lush sounding and appears to be geared toward pedals. to say it's pedal friendly would be a gross understatement. :AOK
     
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    If you deal at all with Val King, you'll be friends very quickly. I found Val through the guys at Haight-Ashbury Music in Sunnyvale - they use him for amp repairs as well. I went down to his shop to have my Hot Rod Deluxe re-tubed, and he let me sit next him at his bench while he did the work, and explained to me everything that he was doing. It's no small wonder people have nothing but praise for the man. He's just a great all-around guy.

    As for his amps, they're not much to look at, but they sure sound incredible. Plus, after witnessing the precise work in his amp chassis, they're of very high quality.

    Now if I can only scrape together the $2150 to get a Tigerhund...
     
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    They look a little plain, but not bad. I'd prefer nickel corners on the tweed amp, but that's just a small quibble.

    The tone is the main thing anyway!

    rock

    bford
     
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    Yup, Val is the man. So, did ya get a look inside his amps? :AOK

    Your grandchildren will be playin those things long after we're gone!
    Wallace
     
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    We appreciate all the comments about our amplifiers. Cabinets are customized with variations of speakers, covering, grill cloth, knobs, and corners.

    Also designing a new 80W head with Power Scaling. Power section uses a pair of KT88s in a push-pull architecture. We have not finalized the feature set and are looking for feedback and for players to put prototype units through their paces.

    Regards,

    Val King
     
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    Hey Val!

    Brian A here. Nice to get some well deserved recognition for your efforts.

    To everyone else, if you like the Tigerhund, try the Uptown! I had one for several weeks to try with different speaker combinations. Just an excellent amp!
     

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