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Sound off! I want to know what you think about your rig! Throw me some settings and tube compliments! M.E.
Hey!Originally posted by enharmonic
Michael, you should open the master up on that amp to at least noon if you want to get an idea of what you have to look forward to. Also, check to see if you have it switched to class A or class A/B...two totally different sounds in that amp
It looks lovely with your setup. Noon isn't ear-splitting loud. If those GT's aren't compressing for you the way you'd like, try the Valve Art KT-66's.
Hey.......I don't think I woulda said that! When people get stuff that floats their boat, I'm of the opinion....."More Power To Ya".Originally posted by michael.e
You are so right Riff! Those two will never leave the stable!
Do you recall the time that I was singing the praises of my then new T-Verb and you commented..............
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Don't worry M.E.
You will come to your senses. "
Well Riff, you were right!!
How is your Savage? Did you ever figure out what was up?Originally posted by michael.e
I am finding that the non-musical distortion is in the preamp section. If I turn the master down and crank the pre's up to about 1/2, it sounds pretty grainy. It sounds as though I am slamming the input with a dimed out Super Hard On or something. As I turn up the master on the amp and back off on the guitar volume control it sounds nice and crunchy.
Is that the difference? This is a crunchy, dynamic type amp, as opposed to a smoother preamp section in something "newer" sounding. This amp is definately old school, and I dig it! I am expecitng a %13 Joyride and a Retroman Sibyl early next week and am looking forward to putting them through the paces with this rig! M.E.
Interesting you should ask.........Originally posted by sparkle**
How is your Savage? Did you ever figure out what was up?
Really? You don't like the OD sound of the amp??Originally posted by michael.e
Interesting you should ask.........
I had not been able to dial out the non-musical distortion no matter what level the master is set at. I crank the amp master to full and start to kick up the pre's. The cleans sound BEAUTIFUL and I am really happy with that aspect of that amp. As soon as the amp hits distortion, it sounds like crap!!
A couple of days ago, I loaded the amp with some Telefunken 12ax7's and the cleans sound spectacular!! The dirty tones still sound like crap to me, and I do not say that lightly, I am really dissastisfied with the overdriven tones of this amp and the preamp levels reach the JCM800 levels, but it sounds terrible. Like a way overdriven input.
I wonder if something is not wrong with the amp.
It is a good thing that I use this amp strictly for cleans. M.E.