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Suhr Hedgehog...when?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by MightyGuru, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. MightyGuru

    MightyGuru Member

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    Reading it up and listening it looks like an amp I would be very interested in....anyone have an idea when this beast might be released?

    The Bogner Goldfinger is another NAMM head-turner that has me salivating.
     
  2. Sir Douglas T

    Sir Douglas T Supporting Member

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    Don't quote me but I believe they said the hedgehog should start going into production in april or so and yes this amp is going to rank right up there with the best of the best. - Sir Douglas T
     
  3. Eagle1

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    My guess would be after a couple more redesigns Suhr doesn't seem that convinced by it yet to me .I think he's trying to please too many disparate forces with this one and it's falling between stools .
     
  4. Husky

    Husky Gold Supporting Member

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    Oh no it is a done deal, right now I'm just dealing with packaging (Chassis and final logo design)
    Also offering a 4 preset footswitch included and the motherboard as an option
     
  5. It's Time!

    It's Time! Senior Member

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    Mr. John Suhr, what type of music would you say the Hedgehog is best suited for?
     
  6. celestion101

    celestion101 Silver Supporting Member

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    Hey John....you must be enjoying the Husqvarna given your name change. Thinking back I should have changed mine to KTM! :D

    Hopefully we can go riding again in the near future.
     
  7. Husky

    Husky Gold Supporting Member

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    Less Marshally more Fendery type stuff.
    Bluesy amp that still has the ability to sing.
    Very Flexible amp really. I would say great for everything except 80's hair rock.
     
  8. MightyGuru

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    April?

    That's not too bad. Thanks.
     
  9. TimmyPage

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    Did you say.. Hedgehog?

    [​IMG]

    I can't even hear that word without thinking of my childhood hero.
     
  10. JoeB63

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    Still working on Chassis design? Go tubes down!! (If it's not too late). I know you like tubes up, but......... well, I don't.

    The customer (proud owner of 2 Suhr guitars and a Badger) has spoken!

    I recently got a whole midi-switching set up going, so this amp would be very cool for me.

    Thanks
     
  11. 6AM

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    Is this the fabled three channel Suhr amp?
     
  12. JoeBob

    JoeBob Supporting Member

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    Anyone can post links of infos on THE amp in question ?
     
  13. It's Time!

    It's Time! Senior Member

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    Thank you sir.

    Sounds like you have a winner!
     
  14. Husky

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    Sorry Joe
    Tubes up.... for reasons of reliability and heat. It is better to have the heat rise away from the chassis and components.
     
  15. spyeman

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    This and the Mark V are the two amps I'm looking at coming out of NAMM......The hedgehog looked great....
     
  16. 6AM

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    Awww, man... the three channel amp has turned into a single channel 50 watter. :puh
     
  17. Dana Olsen

    Dana Olsen Gold Supporting Member

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    And it sounded and felt AWESOME, IMHO.

    I think my fave characteristic is that all the "tone mod" buttons - Bright, Mid-boost, gain boost - all worked just like you'd expect them to as a guitar player. When I engaged the "Bright switch on the fly from the pedalboard, the high frequencies just extended up a bit, you could hear it clearly, but you didn't feel like you had to reach back and turn the treble down on the amp just 'cuz you engaged the Bright switch.

    Mid-boost just fattened things up a bit, but it didn't overwhelm the tone with mids or make it really congested sounding, just more mid-ey.

    It's a great amp. John's right - not for hair rock, but a great sound for other stuff. I found it very easy to dial in sounds on, and also easy to get different tones from the same guitar. It's definitely not a one trick pony - I dig it a bunch.

    Great job, another great Suhr amp. Of course I want one - SIGH!

    Thanks, Dana O.
     
  18. It's Time!

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  19. okbutjustonce

    okbutjustonce Senior Member

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    gotta love logic...
     
  20. jchan

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    The tubes up design is what makes sense considering heat rising and getting it away from the electronics. The only reason to build a tube down design is to either accommodate a reverb unit or a combo configuration with the speaker below it. It is definitely a compromise since heat rises back into the electronics. Heat is the number one cause of electronics failure. Some builders like Bogner and Mesa, put a fan in their tube down designs for this reason.
     

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