Palmer PGA-05 and Triaxis

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by soundmuppet, Mar 7, 2015.

  1. soundmuppet

    soundmuppet Member

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    Saw that these had been reduced and picked one up off Amazon at around 50% off with free shipping. I use a pair of PGA-04 units at home for my Mesa 5:25 and Hot Rod Delux III to let me play at bedroom/headphone levels and have been more than happy with the results.

    I also have a Mesa Triaxis and the Recording out is a little on the dark side. I decided to get the PGA-05 to offer up the ability to choose how I wanted things to sound a little more. I seriously considered a two notes unit, but I like the Palmer gear so I jumped at the deal.

    Really happy I did, it's astonishing, the Triaxis has really come alive, it's like there is a change in the dynamics of the unit and it's way more alive and present than with the recording output. Even with a clean setting and a drive pedal in front, the amp seems to respond to the picking much better and has a much nicer attack and sustain. All this without having done any real tuning to suit the new setup yet. Obviously, using the main output is a different signal path, but the speaker simulator does seem to wake things up a little.

    I know the Palmer gear is not as popular in these parts, but I'm a happy user, it's clean and simple....just the way I like it! Looking forward to recording some new material with the band using this setup.

    Anyone else using the Palmer stuff? Happy with it?
     
  2. stratpaulguy86

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    Heck yeah. I have two PDI-03's in my main rack and I couldn't live without them. My recorded tones are big, beefy, and super punchy. I have zero desire to monkey around with a microphone any longer not to mention...I can run two 100w heads into my pair of PDI-03's set as a loadbox for SILENT stage volume or recording!
     
  3. soundmuppet

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    I agree....we run direct to the board as well....it certainly reduced the 'level wars'. I used one of my Palmers with my Express 5:25 rack mounted for a while, sounded great.
     

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