The Aerosmith Brad Whitford 100 watt Prosonic

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  1. Ascension

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    I snagged this one on ebay Sunday night and just got it today. Bruce Zinky while running the Fender Amp Custom Shop custom built this one as a one off custom for Brad in 1996. I talked to Bruce Zinky on Monday and he confirms that this one is the ONLY 100 watt Prosonic that was ever built!!
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    All I can say so far is WOW what a TONE MONSTER this amp is !!!
     
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    Thats awesome!!!!!!
     
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    Pretty much my thoughts so far :agree:bow:bow!!
     
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    Nice amp, Bro!!

    Did it cost you an arm... or just a hand??!!

    Keith
     
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    Very cool. Can you do clips?
     
  9. Ascension

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    Let's just say I was surprised at what I got this one for. It was still in line for what a normal early Custom Shop Prosonic should sell for so I did pretty well I think.
     
  10. Ascension

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    I right now can't crank it here at the house but here are a couple of quick low volume sloppy clips.
    Stand alone with my 95 Washburn USA MG 102
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    Solo voice clip to a jam track same guitar
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    This amp sounds a LOT better when you get the volume up a little but this was in my bedroom studio so I couldn't get it over 1.5. It's amazing how good this one sounds at low volume. That is pretty typical of any Prosonic( I have two "normal" Prosonics also) though.
     
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    Awesome! Well done, Bro!!

    Keith
     
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    So is the reverb pan gone for good?

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    Nope still attached to the rear grill and the verb on this amp sounds incredable!!
    It's hitting the stage with me tonight for the first time in about an hour so.
     
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    $1100... nice deal, too.
     
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    Dude that sounds great!
     
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    Yep and I had absolutely no idea what this one really was when I bought it!! I thought it was a "normal" early Custom Shop Prosonic that had been tweeked for Brad with adding Reverb by using a Combo chassis and mounting the verb tank on the rear screen at the Custom Shop. I figured that price was a fair one for a true early CS amp and with the documented history this one had and it would make a nice investment. I had absolutely no CLUE about it being a one off Zinky handbuilt 100 watter until the next day.
    I played this one out on stage tonight and I can tell you I will own this particular amp for a LONG time!! I play Prosonics almost exclusively and have for several years now so I know these amps well but this one is something new for me!! It flat knocked me OUT with the tones tonight WOW!!
     
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    Ascension,I'm just wondering what rectifier/power mode that you usually play through with your other "mortal" Prosonics.When I had my Prosonic combo,I mainly used the tube rectified 30 watt Class A mode.I'm guessing that your solid state rectified 100 watt tone monster is quite loud and punchy.Enjoy!

    :BEER

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    Killer score on that prosonic, sounds good :)
     
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    For smaller venues I normally use the Class A 30 watt mode but for bigger places I will always use the full 60 watt SS rec mode. The 100 watter is just fatter, bigger and meaner sounding across the board than a regular Prosonic. The crunches have incredable complexity and are really thick, sweet and rich, but it's the cleans that are to DIE for!!!! Here is a clip of the clean from a Church service last night through my 4/12 http://www.soundclick.com/bands/default.cfm?bandID=809752&content=songinfo&songID=6617049
    Loud is an understatment on this beast as cranked it's flat BRUTAL!! But shockingly it also will produce killer tones at some surprisingly low volumes.
    This one is a keeper!!
     
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    Man- great score on all fronts! A piece of history AND a killer combination. I like those prosonics and sort of wished at the time I was playing one that there was the same tone in a slightly higher wattage range. Score!!! There is some nice stuff being auctioned off!!
     

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