Power-scaled a Maz38 Senior 1-12

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You can't see it due to technical limitations, but there is a huge smile on my face right now. :)

I always loved the tone of this amp, but I could never use it because it is such a freakin' loud beast, and in my world, I never get a chance to really let 'er rip.

Val King just installed power-scaling on it. I just got it back yesterday, and now I'm able to get the tone the amp wants to produce at a usable volume. It sings and cries and screams and it doesn't take the paint off the walls to get there. Yummy, just yummy!
 

mcgriff420

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Good choice.

I had a 38 I used with a power brake that I absolutely loved, then I traded it for an 18 thinking I wouldn't have to pack the brake around.
The 18 just didn't have the same vibe as the 38.

There's just something magic about 4 el84's as opposed to 2.

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BobbyRay

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Good choice.

I had a 38 I used with a power brake that I absolutely loved, then I traded it for an 18 thinking I wouldn't have to pack the brake around.
The 18 just didn't have the same vibe as the 38.

There's just something magic about 4 el84's as opposed to 2.

..

And vice versa for that matter!:BEER

After I got an 18 I realized I liked it better than the 38. They really aren't the same amp with one being twice as powerful are they? Each has a slightly different voice IMHO.
 

Killcrop

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Good call. I'd like to see it as an option on his amps. They tend to be a bit loud for my use. I thought about a Mazarati with the Power Scale. That would be killer.
 
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Um, about the equivalent of a used American Strat maybe...

I hate to quote prices on non-price-list items for fear of getting the craftsman into difficulties, especially when he might've been doing me a favor. The mod wasn't cheap, just cheaper than having an amp lying around that I couldn't use.

Sorry to be cagy about this.
 

daveS

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Congrats on the powerscaling....I have it on a couple of my amps and find incredibly useful for practicing at home late at night.

Regardless of price, Val King's work is as good as it gets....the man know's his stuff.

Cheers
-Dave
 

jspax7

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It's great to have an amp that you can really enjoy playing at home. For me, it's a must!

Sounds like a great amp.
 
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Played it at a blues jam on Sunday evening - sounded great enough at the low volumes we needed for the room to make people think my playing was good! ;)
 




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