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REVEALED / Quarantine Boredom: Blind Amp Shootout

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by bxlxaxkxe, May 7, 2020.

A or B?

  1. Amp A

    20 vote(s)
    54.1%
  2. Amp B

    17 vote(s)
    45.9%
  1. Ken

    Ken Silver Supporting Member

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    Amp A has a low mid thing which reminds me of the Bogner tone.
     
  2. White Limo

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    They sounded very similar to me but B by a smidge.
     
  3. jmelm

    jmelm Silver Supporting Member

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    So when are you going to disclose the amps?
     
  4. bxlxaxkxe

    bxlxaxkxe Supporting Member

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    Not sure exactly but probably pretty soon
     
  5. Mattbedrock

    Mattbedrock Silver Supporting Member

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    Standalone, I preferred the less bright A. But as others have said, in a mix with bass and drums, it might not be the best.

    I prefer to listen to amps with a backing track for that reason. It's all about how they work in context of a band or recording.
     
  6. Radius

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    Both sound good. Maybe too much the same to matter.
     
  7. bxlxaxkxe

    bxlxaxkxe Supporting Member

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    AMP A is the Bogner Goldfinger Superlead in '81 mode

    AMP B is the 1980 Marshall JMP 2203

    Both were being pushed by a Maxon OD808

    I wasn't trying to make these sound the same, but was capturing how I've been setting each one up lately. Similar vibe, slightly different flavors.

    Hope it was enjoyable and everyone is doing well.
     
  8. harvey j

    harvey j Member

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    You had amp b louder than A
     
  9. Pongo

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    If we're just listening to the guitar and amp, I preferred A. But as others have said, both sound good, and in the context of a band, B would likely cut better and be more complimentary to the mix.

    Relevant anecdote: I own a GF SL45, and it pretty much lives on the '68 (crunch) and '77 (gain) channels. More than enough gain for lil' old me... and the one time I accidentally stuck it on '81, I immediately vanished into the mix. That said, '81 has the least volume of the three gain options, and I didn't spend any time trying to EQ my way out of the mess, but it's probably relevant to the concerns I had listening to A and B here.
     

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