Suhr OD100 v/s Aiken Sabre

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  1. BrentSP

    BrentSP Member

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    Info that I've gathered so far:

    PCB v/s PTP

    100 watts v/s 50 watts

    6L6s v/s EL34s

    Both have two independent channels

    Suhr Fender Clean v/s Aiken Fender Super Reverb Clean (yes its an actually Fender Super Reverb circuit/design)

    Both have Marshalleque lead channels with boost

    Efx loop v/s EFX loop for BOTH channels



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  2. bluessyndicate

    bluessyndicate Supporting Member

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    Some additional points as I understand it:

    Suhr has boosts on both channels, Aiken has boost on gain channel.

    Aiken has bias ports with locking bias dial.

    Suhr: regulated DC Heaters

    Aiken: 2 effects loops

    Suhr: Effects loop global master volume

    Aiken: International voltage selector

    Suhr: Bright Switches

    Suhr: std available mods: SE, SH, Depth

    Closer comparison might be the Suhr OD-50 which adds a feedback switch
     
  3. BrentSP

    BrentSP Member

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    Great points thanks
     
  4. BrentSP

    BrentSP Member

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    Whose played both amps?
     
  5. gearo999

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    And they sound way different. I played the OD at least ten times and the Sabre for an hour. I prefer the Sabre but the OD is a great amp.
     
  6. BrentSP

    BrentSP Member

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    Well hell don't be hold'n out bro..........give us the goods especially the Sabre. :D
     
  7. Dennis Rayburn

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    Aiken: Bright switch on clean channel

    - A little late to be asking all these questions, isn't it Brent? :)
     
  8. Wizard of Ozz

    Wizard of Ozz Silver Supporting Member

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    I've played both, but own/prefer the OD100. The stock OD100 has the better clean & lead channels to my ears for what I play. However if you prefer a more true to classic/vintage Marshall lead tone, you might prefer the Sabre. The OD100 has a more hotrodded or modern lead sound (with boost on). Both are extremely well built and thoughtfully designed amps.

    A better comparsion would be the the OD50 with EL34s & the Plexi OT vs. the Sabre.
     
  9. BrentSP

    BrentSP Member

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    LOL.....I'm just wasting time until it comes. I'm not interested in the OD. :)
     
  10. digital jams

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    My comment on another thread may have caused this :D I agree with Wizard......different voicings for sure. I have played both amps and the OD-50 but SteveVHT's are not stock by any means, as he explained it to me the OD-50 is nothing John has ever put out before.

    IMO can't compare the two, different amps all together.
     
  11. Guitar James

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    Lost in the mix......
    The OD also has this feature.
     
  12. griffstrat

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    Maybe I'm homophobic...but I find it hard to tell my buddies that I play with an "Aiking Saber".

    Saying that you play with an OD100 sounds much more manly. :D

    Bryan
     

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