NAMM: Hands down the best sounding amp I've ever played

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  1. Plague Dog

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    I heard you when I was playing the Fargen stuff next booth over.
     
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    Which model? What style of music do you play? Give us the skinny! I didn't get to make it this year, I'm jealous!
     
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    I dig the drama but you can't leave us hanging that way!
     
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    Okay, They have two models, one has a little more, what they call "Modern" voicing. I like the other one, I know one is called a ccv 100. I can't remember the designation of the other. I like the one with the more classic, or slightly more forward and darker tone. They are both fantastic high gain tone monsters. I wouldn't play Tom Petty with either one, but you can roll off your guitar for a workable clean tone.
    I'm sure someone could dial in a VH tone, but it goes way beyond that to a VHT saturation but way more articulate and musical with the richest harmonic overtones. I wasn't playing in a band situation with drums and bass, but you can just tell this is a tone that will sit well in a mix and not get lost like so many saturation tones do.
    I went and played Rivera, VHT, Bogner and couldn't stay away. I went back and played the Cameron again. I've played amps that I liked, but never anything that made me want to play as much as this one did.
    This isn't an amp for a guy who likes Rolling Stones or John Mayer.
    Chris was telling a story of a guy from Norway who bought one of these and about two weeks later he had a dozen orders from cats in Norway. After the dude played a show with the amp, everyone wanted one.

    I really have no ties to these guys other than Mark modded a JCM 800 for me last year (it's a killer amp too) so I wanted to try his new namesake amps. Actually Mark is a bit of a flake who has a hard time communicating with customers, but he is an artist and a circuitry genius and if I recall my history Michelangelo had a hard time communicating with a certain pope.
     
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    Thanks for the info! I hope to hear some clips someday soon. I'm sure we'll soon be hearing much more on Cameron's amps.
     
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    It's Michelangelo.
     
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    Hey Satellite, do you have a booth at Namm? I'll come check you out tomorrow.
     
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    dude, go to sleep. you're drunk!
     
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    The Pope was Julius II
     
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    Classic :D
     
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    Yep - for hard rock & metal tones - the Cameron amp was hands-down the best amp at NAMM. Kills everything at 100 yards. The clean channel is pretty darn good too! The new (Modern) amp he brought was nuts - Snider was next to me & I think he dug it, too. Didja, Steve?
     
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    Yes I did! Awesome amp!! NAMM was great fun.
     
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    So which one was the more modern Cameron the CCV-100 or the CCM-100? Also how did it compare to the VHT Sig X? Close to ordering the Cameron!

    Brad
     
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    Both version of of the Cameron were great.

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    i liked the ccv best!

    sounded great when the dave from y&T was jamming on it!
     
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    If you can't get them, it really doesn't matter what they sound like, right?
     
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    I heard the amp at the NJ Amp show back in May. It's all I talked to friends about for a week. I will definitely own that amp at some point....and assuming Mark ultimately gets his **** together and begins delivering them!
     

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