Played a Red Plate TweedyVerb

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  1. soggybottomboy

    soggybottomboy Member

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    I had my guitar plekked and was offered the chance to try it out in an insulated amp room at the shop.

    There was a Fender DRRI next to a Tweedy Verb so I got to try them both side by side.

    I can say with confidence that darn thing was literally the best sounding tube amp I've ever heard. Holy mackrel. If you didn't see how small it was, you'd think it had 10 speakers pointing in all directions. I tried out the blackface setting with my tele and had classic pure bright jazzy goodness. Played an A major 7 at the 5th and let that thing ring -- wow.

    I cranked the voice knob over to Tweed and started sound double stops on the tele bridge, I was trying to see how much dirt I'd get out of it. Wow -- this thing is just resonant and wonderful

    I was truly blown away -- and fricken tiny too.

    I plugged into the DRRI right next to it and while it delivered everything you'd possibly ask for in an amp, I just don't think there's a comparison. Red Plate is fricken' ridiculous. Seriously.

    Anyway, I may have to buy one -- that thing is off the charts.

    One thing I noticed though, was the amp had a fair bit of ambient noise and each "bell & whistle" such as more gain, more verb, more presence, etc really bumped up the ambient noise. It's possible that I just am picky now given I play a Quilter at home and it's dead silent.

    Fascinating stuff -- great times.

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  2. tomc3084

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    Redplate amp are amazing, hope to have one someday. Henry is a great guy, the type of guy you love to support. Unlike some other unmentioned Boutique builders.
     
  3. nospickups

    nospickups Silver Supporting Member

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    Great builder, and incredible amps. The noise was prob just a noisy preamp tube, the two redplates I had were quite as can be.
     
  4. macmax77

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    this is fishy, i mean, this is tgp and you know what an A major 7 chord is?

    I smell fraud!

    :) :D

    and the other one is playing in a band?

    Lies.

    :D

    Just K
     
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  5. Ogre

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    Still enjoying my RedPlate BlackVerb. It more than keeps up with the 8 piece band I play in. Call Henry. He loves to talk tone, and he knows what's what.
     
  6. Iceman63

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    I'm trying to sell a couple guitars so I can pick up a Magica...I want one so badly!
     
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    you are not alone my friend!
     
  8. ethomas1013

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    Yep, I'm an RP40 owner (great amp) and want to add a Magica. Debating head/cab or 1/12 combo.

    I was also considering the TweedyVerb, Blues Machine 66, or Magica when I bought the RP40. Can't own them all...
     
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    Something must have been up with that amp, my BluesMachine is dead quiet.
     
  10. lemonpaul59

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    Redplate has come along way since this one was made.

    You missed the Astro Dust Duo, Blackverb and Blackverb Duo (my model) and now the RP models. The "BlackLine" looks great in a tidy package.

    Usually you can find them on the amp emporium here, or you could buy a new one from Henry.
     
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    How about an A13b9+ ? The plus for the augmented 5th.

    I have a theory about music theory. It's very useful.
     
  12. galibier_un

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    If I had to replace my Blackverb, it would be either another Blackverb, an RP40 a Blues Machine, or a Tweedyverb. For me, simpler allows me to focus on my playing, which is challenging enough.

    ... Thom
     
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    That BM66 is a hard amp to beat. It is very versatile. I go all the way from Americana to rock without much of a change. I really like that amp. Henry has amps for about all occasions and this is a winner. I have 4 RP amps and I love them all and they all have something to add that makes them all their own.
     
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  14. BadAssBill

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    I've sold a lot of equipment over the years. JCM 800, vintage Tele's, Orange, Budda....one of the few things I regret selling was my Blackverb. I had a tone dialed in on the blackface channel was the greatest clean tone I've ever heard. It was like an pushed old blackface with this clean bite....man it was goosebump tone. I ended up getting a Zwreck, which is also just an incredible amp...but I should have figured out a way to keep them both.
     
  15. Darl

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    I'm very intrigued by Redplate but don't understand all the models and how they differ.
     
  16. PurpleJesus

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    Diminished 9th! Diminish the chord!
     
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    This may be the biggest problem for Redplate. All of the gear heads here on TGP love the proliferation of choices, but I think there's a better way to accomplish this without confusing first time site visitor.

    In past years, it was much more confusing. When you needed a spreadsheet to figure out the models, you either need to reorganize your site, or rethink your model lineup.

    He'll get there, and they're mighty fine products.

    Give Henry a call, and he'll walk you down off the ledge.

    ...Thom
     
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  18. ToneSeeker1969

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    Redplate makes fantastic sounding amps for sure, but speaking as someone who has been researching them for months, I find that it is difficult to find videos (aside from Lance Keltner) of someone actually rocking out riffs on the OD channels, instead of soloing the whole demo. The cleans are AWESOME, but I haven't heard enough of the OD in the context I described, to pull the trigger. Also checking out Two Rock.
     
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    Yep, I've got a redplate Aurora 34. It is so so good. The Marshall drive dominates, and the blackface/tweed cleans on it are amazing. Made me a much better player.
     
  20. galibier_un

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    That's an excellent point. The quickness and articulate behavior - even on the tweed settings - makes you aware of sloppy habits.

    Cheers,
    Thom
     

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