My Search For Louis Electric , Fender 57 Lp Tweed Twin, J B Hp Twin or BASSMAN.

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  1. Tag

    Tag Gold Supporting Member

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    Where did you try one? Suhr or original?
     
  2. Bluesful

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    Never tried one.

    There can't be many in Australia at all.
     
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    Transformers for Cobra shipping out tomorrow!!!
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    As soon as they arrive, final testing and CLIPS!!!
    :dude:dude:dude
     
  4. drbob1

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    At the risk of derailing again, the Jim Kelley he's talking about is one of the Line Amps that Jim is newly building. So far 4 have been sold-I got the only head/cab version. It's a GREAT amp. It'll sound basically the same whether you're ***** footing around at living room levels or cranking it flat out and rattling the pictures on the walls. The only drawback is, that by choosing preamp tubes you choose the range of results you can get. A setup of 12AX7s (4) is a rock and roll machine, whereas a 5751 input and 12AU7 output is sustaining clean without a whole bunch of crunch unless you absolutely dime everything. It's what ALL that "making an amp sound good quiet" solutions have been trying to be for decades (and that includes the PS2 and the GP/DI). That said, I still have room in my heart for other sounds...
     
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    Sounds awesome.

    Jim is open to working with a manufacturer to get that design out there, so maybe one day there's hope I can get my hands on one.
     
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    drbob1 Silver Supporting Member

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    Yeah, I talked to a couple of amp guys I know, but none of them are interested in being in the amp selling business right now.
     
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    Too bad Suhr doesn’t do it anymore. He’s another guy with an incredible ear for amps IMO
     
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    I wouldn’t write off Suhr yet, he has worked with JK previously, so who knows what’s next...
     
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    Alright brother, it’s finally here, can’t wait ...
     
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    Idk but this PT15 looks *******ed amazing
     
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    No amp is for everyone or does all things.
    My Dumble and Quinns sound phenominal right down to a whisper. Then again, I cant stand power amp distortion and flub. When Shad first came to my house he was floored at the low volume tones. He spent 2 hours playing the Dumble totally overdriven WAY below talking levels in awe. Shad and I loved the same type of Dumble tones, so thats a big part of it. Power amp distortion guys usually dont dig Dumbles smooth, focused type of tones. Its all preamp with LOTS of power to keep it tight.
     
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    I am trying it out for sure and am half way through it finishing as soon as I’m back from vacation but I believe what Jim is talking about is one specific part of the circuit and not really his complete line amp.
     
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    Have you tried my Bella? It has similarities to the LP Tweed Twin. I was inspired by the amps I did for Clapton, 0 flub, less flub for sure compared to a high power, they are very different.
     
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    Very cool.
     
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    Is that "one specific part of the circuit" the phase inverter?
     
  16. DiPa

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    I am going to guess the output section...
     
  17. Tag

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    Not sure John. I played several of your amps at Golden age guitars. The amps I tried didnt work for me, but I fell in love with your version of a semi hollow Tele with humbuckers. Just a beautiful playing and sounding guitar! I will own one some day.
    :aok
     
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    So you’re saying Keith Richards over Jim Kelly? Yeah that’s an easy one!
     
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    Play a Bella Reverb and let us know what you think...
     
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    For me. No comparison. Cleans are both unique and very cool on both amps, but for overdrive and what I like, KR all the way. To be fair, for cranked power amp distortion tones at lower volumes, the Kelly does it better, but if you like THAT kind of a sound down low, use an attenuator with the KR. The KR is one hell of an amp.
     
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