My First Hand Wired Custom Amp....Fantastic!

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  1. 767400

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    I just took delivery of my first Custom Amp and I am absolutely blown away. I was turned on to Atom Amps by a friend of mine last month. I was very intrigued because my friend who collects vintage amps said his Atom Amp Metroliner sounded the best in his collection. I immediately ordered one and could not believe my ears when it arrived. It has some of the tightest highs and lows I have ever heard. I kept moving my guitar volume up and down, not realizing then, that the dynamics of the amp were so pronounced. I play light and the amps cleans up to crystal clear. Strike down heavy and the amp comes alive. I changed out John's recommended 12" Celestion Blue for a JBL D-120, just because I have Blue's in my Bluesbreaker, and wanted just a little different sound.

    I never would have purchased a custom hand wired amp if my friend didn't give me his advice, so I'm just throwing this information out to TGP if anyone cares. I know there are allot of Custom Amp guys out there, but if interested the amp guy is John Spears 678-378-2739, http://monstereffects.com/. I do not have any affiliation with John or Atom Amps, but am now a firm believer and a huge fan.

    Feel free to P.M. me if you need any further information. Sound clips: http://www.soundclick.com/bands/default.cfm?bandID=832829


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    The Metroliner is a nice amp indeed. I think it would benefit from a master volume, but I guess it would not be "vintage" anymore.
     
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    Sorry. Information on the sound clip from my Atom Amp Metroliner.

    All recordings were made with a Shure 57 mic, Gibson Les Paul R9 plugged straight into the amp with no effects. The first recording (Atom Amps Dynamics) is with a lower volume setting, no change in guitar or amp volume. This is just a dynamics example. The second track (Atom Amps Half Way) is with a 65% volume setting. The third (Atom Amps #1) is low volume, two tracks, with the same guitar and amp.

    http://www.soundclick.com/updateband/songInfo.cfm?bandID=832829&updated=6658761&name
     
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  5. Franktone

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    That's a real sweet lookin amp. That JBL looks really hot in there, from the front and from the back.
     
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    Very cool! I like that cab design; out of the ordinary and very classy looking! :dude
     
  7. teleamp

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    The link is not working for me.
     
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    If the link doesn't work just go to http://www.soundclick.com/ and search 30 West. The top three mp3 are of the Metroliner. I hope that helps.
     
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    Is Larry Rodgers not making these anymore? His website, monstereffects.net is down as well. Anybody know whats up?
     
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    Thats a good old school blues tone.
     
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    I believe (not really sure) Larry Rogers built the cabinet for my Atom Amp Metroliner and John Spears (678) 378-2739 or shaft68@bellsouth.net does the electronics and internal assembly. John knows about the web sight: http://monstereffects.net/metro.html and is working on it, but as of today it is still down.
     

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