Snake River Amps???

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by bscepter, Nov 25, 2005.

  1. bscepter

    bscepter Member

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    I'm a fan of all things EL84, so I started to drool when I came across this guy's amps.

    see here

    They look beautiful, but they're expensive. (No, not Dumble or Trainwreck expensive, but they ain't cheap!)

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    Seems I've seen this chassis layout before...

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  2. lannyhall

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    I recently ran across those on the web also. I have not heard one in person. I just bought a Machless DC30 that won't be here for a couple of weeks, so I doubt I'll be getting one of these soon.

    Yeah, that lay out may have been use somewhere before . . :)
     
  3. J Purcell

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    There was one of these for sale on TGP board a few weeks ago. I came close but couldn't quite pull the trigger.
    They look like pretty nice amps but then they're all pretty nice amps.
     
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    Well bscepter,
    your Hayseed (which is coming soon I hope) should cover all those tones for about 1/3 the price!!! The one that was on the emporium was going for 2G's and seemed to be a great deal. They sure are intriguing but there are so many boutiques to try at that price that are not Vox clones.
     
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    Leonc Wild Gear Hearder Gold Supporting Member

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    "...Due to the high cost of assembling an amplifier that is wired point-to-point, a very limited number of these can be made..."

    :rolleyes:
     
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    haha, 'high cost'? The cost wouldn't be an issue given the fact that the customer is paying for it...If anything, it should read 'due to the time-consuming efforts necessary for quality point-to-point products, particularly with only one builder, production is limited.'

    These amps sound like a joke to me.
     
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    so you've heard one?

    i used one frequently for a year or so and always enjoyed the experience. one of the better sounding amps i've had the pleasure of using.
     
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    i had two of em and thought they were fantastic. one of the best vox clone amps i've tried. my favorite right now is a Divided by 13 RSA, but the Snake River is high on my list as far as tone and build quality.
     
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    I'm sure they sound fantastic, but from that completely bogus sales pitch, and the price...Sounds like an unethical joke.
     
  10. bscepter

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    My thoughts (and hopes) exactly. I opted for Celestion Blues and Mercury Magnetics iron, so I hope it'll be even closer.
     
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    What is so unethical about it? Whatever.:rolleyes:

    Chuck
     
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    Great sounding Vox clone with all the ac30 preamps in one box

    I did have Dave Smith at Dabeck go thru the one I had and quiet it down a bit

    Bscepter - your sig says you are in Omaha - the guy that builds these lives right next down the street from you!
     
  13. bscepter

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    Huh? The Snake River amps? I thought he was in San Francisco.
     
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    Dude can charge whatever he wants! Maybe he only wants to sell a few each year... His choice. Your choice whether to buy or not.

    Agreed he could rephrase that opening a bit, but don't crucify the guy!
     
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    Whoops. He must have moved. He was in Omaha ... or maybe it was Lincoln
     
  16. bscepter

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    Too bad -- I'd love to see his shop. There is a guy in Lincoln who makes Tweed clones -- Wright Amps, I believe. Though they may just be Weber kits.
     
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    I have an interest in these amps, by the sounds of it, the 3 channels sound pretty authentic? He uses this amp on some clips on his website (for his treble booster pedals) and sound great!! Could fool me into thinking JMI Vox IMHO.
     
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    It is very much like old Ac30s I have played
     
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    Thanks for the info dbeeman!!
     
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    My Snake River arrived today and having played with it for the last 2 hours (on and off). This amp sounds incredible, the top boost and normal channels sound very authentic to JMI tones, I can;t comment on the EF-86 because I have never played a AC-30 4 input with the EF-86. These amps are the real deal in terms of capturing that elusive AC-30 sound. I was A/B this amp to my 64 AC-30 , just as good!! In stereo it was Vox tone heaven. Also A/B with my RSA 31 and what a great combination, definately keeps up to the Div by 13. Next Tuesday (gig), my stereo set up will be Div by 13 and Snake River.
    I never took these amps serious enough to buy one, don;t know why, but I am glad I took the risk and purchased this, hopefully I can keep it in my arsenal, that is unless I get another el-84 gas attack.
     

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