New Splawn Day

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  1. Wedge

    Wedge Supporting Member

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    Got in a few days ago a Splawn 50 watt Quick Rod half stack. Wanted one of these for a long time as I am a huge fan of the hot rodded Marshall vibe. This is way overkill for my needs but you know what, I just wanted a half stack! B)

    Fantastic amp with the three gears to give you a large amount of flexibility with gain levels, and the clean channel while not as good as others is entirely usable. This is not meant to be a clean amp anyway......

    Loop volume control works pretty good and allows the channels to be driven hard and tame the output. Yes it is not entirely the same as running flat out without it but my ear drums and neighbors appreciate it.

    The speakers need to break in but I am digging this so far. Have to get used to it as it is a different beast than I am used to lately. The sound is immediate with little sag, but that can be a good thing. Still rotating my guitars through it to see which one it likes best.

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  2. Jason_77

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    Congrats! Those are great sounding amps! I'd like to get a 100w version one day.
     
  3. michael.e

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    Congrats!!! These are killer amps! I have a 3 pre that is going nowhere.
     
  4. acwild

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    Great looking amp, congrats! I was trying to decide between that and the Super Sport but ordered the Super Sport.
     
  5. scriptphase

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    Gorgeous setup. Congrats!
     
  6. Wedge

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    I would love to have the space or the stage to open up a 100 watt version of this.:dude
     
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    Awesome choice! That tolex color Is sweet. Also If you ever need it, you can expect excellent customer service too!
     
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  8. Abandoned

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    Great looking amp. I almost got a Splawn and my second amp head dedicated for rock but in the end a different head (Mesa) won me over. Such bang for the buck.

    But if I wanted straight up hot rodded marshal tone - Splawn is it. I still want one some day.
     
  9. Hammered

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    Nice rig , I love my Quick Rod. When you say 50 watt is it switchable between 50 and 100 watts. I wasn't aware they made a 50 watt Quick Rod
     
  10. Wedge

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    It is switchable between 50 and 25 watts, and you don't have to change the speaker impedance when you switch. Has to do with how they make the drop, I am not technical when it comes to amps. think this is a newer option.
     
  11. Phil M

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    Yes, 50 watter with pentode/triode power switch is a newer option. I've played Splawn heads for years and always wanted a 50 watt Quickrod. When I saw this option last summer I ordered one immediately even though I still have a 100 watter.
     
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    VERY Classy! WOW!!!
    Enjoy. :)
     
  13. DonaldDemon

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    Great looking amp! This was brand new? I'm always curious to how much different the newest version sounds to my old 2005 3-pre model. If I had the cash I would probably order the same exact amp!
     
  14. michael.e

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    Here's a pic of my little QR rig...
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  15. Wedge

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    Yeah brand new, ordered it from Matts Music. Great shop by the way, lots of high end stuff in one place. It came packaged bomb proof, very well done.
     
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    Very cool! I haven't quite talked the wife into letting me get one yet. Every time I hear a quickrod i just start drooling. Enjoy it!
     
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    I like that axe-Ibanez parts-o-shredder?
     
  18. Wedge

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    I'm still considering ordering the 4 button footswitch for my QR. mainly to go from gears 1 & 2. I usually roll the guitar volume down on channel 2 for cleanish stuff. Anyone buy the 4 button switch and find it useful? HNAD btw
     
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    I have the 4 button FS. It is nice, but the 3 button does fine for me.
     

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