New Onyx Sig!

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by LSchefman, Jan 27, 2006.

  1. LSchefman

    LSchefman Member

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    Today, my new baby arrived with the DHL man. A new Onyx Sig, dressed in blonde tolex with a maroon grille. Do these things look great in blonde!

    I couldn't WAIT to plug in and play!

    As you guys probably know, the Onyx is a lot like the Custom Reverb, but it's set up differently. It's still my favorite TR model, and yeah, the CR is hot right now, but this is a great amp. It's very, very versatile.

    I pretty much played all afternoon, at least 'til my ears started to fade...

    This is a fantastic example of the breed. It has a very sweet, singing clean, and the gain channel can do just about anything I need it to do. Bill tweaked the bias on this one (don't ask me what he did, it was way over my head), and it dials up the nicest "edge of grit" tone I have ever been able to coax out of an amp. If this ain't the holy grail (for me), well podnah, I dunno what is. These are the tones I hear in my head, and I can get them with ridiculous ease from this amp.

    As with my previous Onyx Sig, the gain controls on both channels are remarkably adjustable. There is no single "sweet spot"; instead, I find there is a wide range of gain that works for each channel, which translates to the ability to drive the amp in a unique way for each tune's needs. And once again, the tone controls are musical throughout the range of adjustment, not just at one setting (this is really important to me. But I digress).

    I ran the amp through the Mesa widebody 112 with Mesa Black Shadow 90 installed. This is a nice speaker for the kind of music I play; though not quite as sweet as the TR speaker cab, it's good for an indie rock sound, and not too shabby for blues, etc. Until I can afford to add the TR cab, it'll do.

    Anyway, I just wanted to share the love. :) Gonna be LOUD at Chez Schefman this weekend!
     
  2. Scott Peterson

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    Let me be the first to say - CONGRATS!

    Les without his TR is like, well, french fries without ketchup. Buffalo Wings without beer..... you get the drift. Rock on!
     
  3. riffmeister

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    TWO Rock On! :D
     
  4. Fretmaster

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    Let me to be the second to say congrats! I love my TR Em Pro too much for words. I hope some day to add a TR Sig amp to my collection as well. I feel your excitement. Thanks for spreading the love. ;)
     
  5. aleclee

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    Two Rock? I guess they're okay.








    Congrats, Les. Glad it's as good as you remembered. :AOK
     
  6. trisonic

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    Well done, Les!

    Have fun with the amp and make some music.

    Best, Pete.
     
  7. big mike

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    Good deal Les. Glad you got one back in the corral.:RoCkIn
     
  8. Sharkey

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    I for one would like to see some pics of this said beauty:D

    Can I get a second on this motion:AOK
     
  9. big mike

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    Seconded.:BEER
     
  10. Leonc

    Leonc Wild Gear Hearder Gold Supporting Member

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    That's really great Les. Good for you!
     
  11. LSchefman

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    I don't have a digital camera...I'll borrow one and take some pics asap.
     
  12. Silverboy

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    All right Les, if you can afford an Onyx Sig, you can afford a digital camera!

    but seriously, congrats...
     
  13. riffmeister

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    use the Leica! :AOK
     
  14. bluesdoc

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    Yeah, really........... :D

    Glad to hear you're back in the saddle, Les.

    I still feel like the proud papa...... :BEER

    jon
     
  15. LSchefman

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    >>All right Les, if you can afford an Onyx Sig, you can afford a digital camera!<<

    Yeah, but I don't really WANT one. ;) I'll borrow my brother's.

    Bluesdoc, you're still the Mac Daddy of TR for me!
     
  16. Timster

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    congrats on the sig. there's something special goin' on with these amps. my custom reverb sig is by far the best amp I've ever played.
     
  17. LSchefman

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    I wound up buying my son a digital camera today, so we took a pic of the amp. I'm hoping Peterson will help me out and post it for me! ;)

    And yeah, Timster, they are indeed sweet!

    Stay tuned for the pics, I hope...
     
  18. LSchefman

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    It worked! Here's where I keep the amp:

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  20. big mike

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    Looking good Les!!!!
     

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