new amp: Suhr Bella

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  1. riffmeister

    riffmeister Gold Supporting Member

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    Got this amp a couple weeks ago, already had the first gig with it. What an outstanding amp, in every last detail! Fantastic clean platform for pedals, and depending on where the volume is set, it can get a little crunchy with the boost on, especially in 22W mode. I actually use the boost in a somewhat unorthodox way, I think. Usually, you would think about kicking on your OD pedal and then using the boost for louder/more saturated sounds. I actually use the boost for clean leads, no OD pedal, but kick on the compressor pedal. Wow, what a super good sound.....clean but louder and fatter (b/c of the boost) and with great sustain (b/c of the compressor pedal). Super Good Stuff there, Mr. Suhr!!!!

    Hope to get some clips recorded in the next couple of days.....
     
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    riffmeister Gold Supporting Member

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    Here's a clip of the amp played clean. Volume at noon (this is "band" volume level, 44W mode), treb/bass/presence at 10/11/10 oclock. Boost off. Guitar was a Suhr Classic TS with s/s/h, neck+middle -> bridge -> neck+middle. Pedals were Wampler Ego Compressor -> Fulltone Choralflange -> Maxon AD80 analog delay. SM57 XY pair about a foot away from the speaker into a Zoom H4n digital recorder. Just a smidge of reverb added in the mixdown.

    http://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=13133228

    I love this amp! Next up will be a clip with the same setup but with an OD pedal in the mix.
     
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    Sweet. Sounds good!
     
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    Sounds great, I still got about 4 weeks before I get mine. I'm waiting patiently but it is hard to not think about how long I have to wait.

    Are the effects in the loop or in front of the amp?
     
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    riffmeister Gold Supporting Member

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    Hang in there, it will be worth the wait!

    I haven't used the loop yet, I run all my effects out front. Typical setup is wah -> compressor -> OD -> chorus -> delay.
     
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    riffmeister Gold Supporting Member

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    Same guitar/amp/recording setup as above. New pedal chain: Fulltone Fulldrive2 -> Hermida Zendrive -> 1990's Ibanez Tube Screamer -> Maxon AD80 Analog Delay. All on bridge humbucker. I dialed in the drive pedals to sound "approximately" the same.

    Clip was done this way: Clean -> Fulldrive2 -> Zendrive -> Tube Screamer -> Zendrive + Tube Screamer.

    http://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=13134947

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    riffmeister Gold Supporting Member

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    I think maybe I should start a new band called

    ......"Crickets".......

    :D
     
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    Sounds killer. Can't wait to get mine.
     
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    Soundclick, now that's a blast from the past! :p

    Sounds great. Definitely a Suhr home run this.
     
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    Listened to the clips, sounds great. I think I've got the wife talked into letting me get one. Killer amp, bass is so tight but punchy. Treble is easily over the top but can be easily tamed down with the tone knobs and bright switches. Just so huge sounding as a clean amp. Best cleans I've ever heard when I played one last week at a local shop.
     
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    Sounds great to me.
     
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    riffmeister Gold Supporting Member

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    Yes, and it's still working great on my dial-up modem!! ;)
     
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    I've had a strange lust for one of these for a while now, even though I really don't need another amp. This did not help. Not one bit. :mad: :D
     
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    I've got a demo almost finished, should be done today or tomorrow. It probably won't help either, the Bella sounds so damn cool! :)
     
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    riffmeister Gold Supporting Member

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    Nice, looking forward to it! By comparison, I'm sure my little demos will just barely whet the appetite for what is to follow..... :D
     
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    I absolutely do not need that... but don't let that stop you :cool:
     
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    Can not wait.
     
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    Here it is, thanks for watching! :)
     
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    Wow! Sounds great, riffmeister & Pete!
     
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    riffmeister Gold Supporting Member

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    Especially Pete!!!!!!!!

    You can compare our home studios....

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    ....and Pete wins on that score, too!!!!!!!! :D
     
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