New Amp!!! Goodsell Super 17 Blonde! Oh Lord!

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  1. jjboogie

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    This amp truly does live up to it's name and reputation. I've only done one gig with it so far but it is SO touch sensitive. The cleans are stellar! The overdrive is perfect. EL-84 yumminess. Richard's service is phenomenal! Great guy! Got to hang out at his humble shop and talk with him for a bit.

    Looks great with my Talkovich T90 tele too!!!

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    Killer looking rig! Richard's stuff is amazing, and he's the real deal... congratulations!
     
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    That is one pretty amp!
     
  4. TheoDog

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    I don't have a S17 any longer goes GAS is a cruel mistress. I did get my hands on one of the 5watt tweed run.

    My opinion on the s17 is it is a mixture of a vintage Vox and a thick chocolate malt. The tremolo. The single tone knob.

    It was playing a Goodsell that I realized how powerful a minimal pedal chain can truly be.
     
  5. jjboogie

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    Yes sirrrrr!!!!
     
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    Congrats! The Mark IV's really are great -- I have one in the works myself. Lordy, I have a problem....
     
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    Really want to try a G12...keep the milkshake Theodog!
     
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    Smacky the Frog Silver Supporting Member

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    That's great-looking. Congrats!
     
  9. jjboogie

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    You're gonna LOVE IT!!!
     
  10. GibsonLives

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    I bought a MkIV in August of 2013 in almost the exact same color-scheme as the OP. All I've done thus far (at Richard's suggestion) was to replace the stock 12au7 (I think that's what it was, anyway) with a 12ax7 to coax some more dirt out of her. It's amazing how much nuance I can pull out of this single-channel monster using just picking dynamics and the volume knob on my Strat. On a whim, I bought a Boss Feedbacker/Booster when MF was blowing them out for $80, and while the Feedbacker feature seems kinda useless, turning that knob all the way off and using just the boost section of that pedal creates even more hands-free tonal contrast. It's simply an outstanding amp, and I've played many models from several boutique and high-end companies. Have fun.

    Steve
     
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    I've owned two Super 17 Mark 4's in the past and this is making me want a third.
     
  12. playthecray

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    I have an older Goodsell S17 head. Three knobs of goodness and a 17/5 switch. Great amp.
     
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    I almost did the 17/5 switch but Goodsell isn't a real fan of it. I still think it'd be fun to have. You feel it changes the voicing at all?
     
  14. Crate love

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    please tell us more about the 5watt gem!
     
  15. jjboogie

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    Yes! Inquiring minds want to know! I'd like to hear some clips!
     
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    It definitely changes the voicing of the amp. I prefer the amp in the 17 watt mode, but will sometimes switch it to 5 watt. I think it is a nice option to have. When I purchased the amp new from Richard in 2010, he did not indicate to me that he wasn't a big fan of the option. He certainly did not try to convince me not to order the 17/5 option. Richard was great to deal with and is one of the few builders that I would still consider buying new from.




     
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    Maybe his tastes have change over the past five years.

    I find the Super 17 actually sounds great a very low bedroom levels as well as cranked. :aok
     
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    There is not a bad sound in the amp. I prefer to set my S17 cleanish and push it with a couple of different pedals.




     
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    That's pretty much what I'll be doing. Although I did enjoy setting the gain around 10-12 oclock a few times and dig in with the guitar. :beer
     
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    That's pretty much the range of where I set the gain knob. I like to turn the volume knob up around 1:00 and the tone control varies a little based on what guitar I am using, usually 12:00. Simple and toneful.



     

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