Splawn 100w Quickrod...anyone ever play one?

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  1. BoogieManSC

    BoogieManSC Supporting Member

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    Just wondering if anyone has 1st-hand experience with the Splawn 100w Quickrod amp. There's someone within a couple hours from me who has one for a pretty good price that is a head and 2x12 cabinet, mint condition. I've looked on YouTube, etc...and sometimes it's hard to really get the true tone of the amp when viewing videos, etc.

    Is it basically a hot-rodded JCM800'ish type of sound? Some of the cleans I heard didn't sound too bad online, but again....so hard to tell online.

    Thanks very much!
     
  2. ProToolsGuy

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    I own one and absolutely LOVE it. I've recorded several guitarists in my studio and everyone who pays it LOVES it. I can't say enough great things about this amp.
     
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    Great amps! Love the QR.
     
  4. fusionbear

    fusionbear exquirentibus veritatem Gold Supporting Member

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    I own one too and love the amp. The OD channel gears will get you from old school AC/DC to modern shred tones. But, be forewarned, this is a very unforgiving amp. If your technique is not up to snuff, it will show. This amp along with my Carol-Ann OD2 force me to be a better player. The Quickrod is a very dynamic, touch sensitive amp. This amp is like riding a very strong stallion. If you don't steer it right, it will throw you. Handle it properly, and it will reward you with awesome hot-rodded Marshall tones

    The clean channel is very clean, but the tone controls are very interactive, it took me a while to figure out how to dial it in, but it gives you a great Marshall style clean that is plenty loud to keep up with the OD channel. I will be honest and tell you that I much prefer the clean tone of my Carol-Ann or the Sunn S100 clone I built. But, it still very usable for most applications...

    I have made a few clips. Just look for FusionBear66 at you tube
     
  5. BoogieManSC

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    Guys, thanks so very much for your information. This is VERY helpful....it would have taken me HOURS to dig online and hopefully try to find as much info/feedback/opinions, etc.

    Damn...I want one now! The guy has the head and 2x12 cabinet for $1,500. Here's the thing though, the QR is built (by request of this guy) in the Nitro head enclosure. Check it out here:

    http://charlotte.craigslist.org/msg/2801375396.html

    Would that be a deal-breaker for you guys? I think it looks pretty wicked, myself...but just looking for opinions...
     
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    That's a STEAL!! Get it. You'll be over the moon!!
     

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