O'Brien amps?

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  1. DrJamie

    DrJamie Silver Supporting Member

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    What's the story on these? The variable gain pedal allows you to seemlessly go between the clean and dirty channels? Sounds very cool if it works.
     
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    DrJamie Silver Supporting Member

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    Duh. Seach functionSearchSearchSearchSearch!!!!!!!!!!!!! And, I just read this thread a short time ago! Thanks. J
     
  3. MikeyG

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    Ask Steve Snider what he thinks of 'em, heheh....
     
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    DrJamie Silver Supporting Member

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    I read that too. oh well. Been gassing for a Jersey while we're at it.
     
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    I have to say, that the O'Brien 50 watter that I heard at the last NYC Tonefest was one of the worst sounding boutique amps I have ever heard. It was buzzy, fuzzy, and bland to say the least.

    I thought Steve was exagerating when he posted his rant a while back, but I do have to agree. I hate to spew venom, and have no axe to grind, but you asked, and I am telling the absolute truth. I would play a Peavey Classic 30 over that amp.
     
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    If I recall correctly, the guy representing O'Brien at NYC TF also knew it sucked when everyone decided to go get a sandwich after the first chord.
    +1 Dave,
    Sorry Jamie, hope ya got an approval period, maybe that was a lemon?
     
  7. GasMask

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    $4,000 for a 50W head?

    $3,000 for a 4x12 cab w/ V30's?

    $1,600 for a 1x12 cab w/ V30?



    :eek: :eek: :eek:


    No! No! No!
     
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    I felt very sorry for him, he was also up against a collection of the best amps in the World, too. I still went for a sandwich and a fag with Dave Z. though.........

    Best, Pete.
     
  9. DonW

    DonW Velocity Town Angel Silver Supporting Member

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    They list Joe Bonamassa as an endorsed artist. I've caught him live quite a bit and he's never used anything but Silver Jubilee and Budda amps. Maybe they just sent him one?

    ps- I didn't see Steve's name on the list of artists.
     
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    Pete, I too felt bad for the guy at first, but when you enter the Ivy League, be prepared to study for your finals.

    ie: Be prepared. . . particulary in a front a very curious and demanding audience, . . . in any debut or vocation
     
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    I watched the tonefest video and just couldn't believe how bad that amp sounded. Tone may be subjective, but not when it comes to those amps.
     
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    I played one. CRAP CRAP CRAP. I've heard *almost* better out of my old crate 1X8 15 watt combo. It almost makes you wonder if he intentionally wanted it to sound that bad. Way to trebly/harsh and, oh, it just sucks.
     
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    Incredibly tough audience too!

    Best, Pete.
     
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    I'm the guy who demoed the amp @ the NYC TF...I must admit... I was thinking about getting a sandwich too...

    By far my least fave...sorry but that thing was just whack.

    Peace to all, just my opinion,

    Jack
     
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    I'm probably the only one here who buy one :(

    why?

    because i'm in quebec and there is no way to try any amp i've buy.

    I've buy it after seeing bonamassa play with it.
    :rolleyes:
    and now i'm waiting on my gigliotti tele hope it's better :)

    as I will never learn :D
     
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    murkat I like sea otters Silver Supporting Member

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    yeah.... I remember when Tim "was" trying to voice the 50watt per to my jubilee to woo Joe over.... Lots of trial and errors....:eek:
     
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    Just goes to show you need more than money to actually design and sell a decent amp.
     
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    Scott Holt demoed his O'Brien for me and it sounded great.
     
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    I thought that variable gain idea was done with the Boogie Triaxis about 12 years ago? I seem to recall seeing a demo where the gain was controlled by a foot pedal.
     

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