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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by mathiassiv, Mar 20, 2014.

  1. blueslover

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    Yea I get that, I feel like with pedals it will cover a ton of ground. The Bloomfield is a seriously SICK amp. I’d go with a darker amp to pair with it with the TC.



    Here’s another clip but with pedals this time
     
  2. ducmike

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    Man I love my TC. Honestly there are times when I debate selling it to fund a BD, but then I hear the TC with pedals and all is right

    Your clip sounds really good, loving the Belief intro too.
     
  4. blueslover

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    I apologize for nothing except my sloppy playing! Lol

    I stopped playing for years so I get a pass on the overplayed slow dancing riffs lol
     
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  5. Bluesful

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    Sounded great to me.
     
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  6. texstrat

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    Does anyone have experience with the Kimock Signatures? I can’t find a ton of info on these amps and have an opportunity to squire one that’s all original- ss state rectifies. What do these sound like?
     
  7. 65 Strat

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    Never played one, but since (I believe) the Custom Reverb circuit evolved from the Kimock Signatures, they should share a lot of tonal similarities to the early Custom Reverb line of amps. Note that the tube-rectifier versions are actually more coveted than the solid state rectifier versions, so if the seller is trying to push the SS rectifier thing as a bonus, I actually think it's the other way around...
     
  8. texstrat

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    Thanks! The seller is not pushing the ss at all - we’ve actually discussed how Two Rock could mod it to dual rectified if I felt the need.
     
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  9. Wyzard

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    What is the approximate price for a Kimock Sig these days?
     
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    Hard to tell, since there are so few of them. I think they retailed new for approx. $7,500? Over the years, I think I've seen them listed in the $5,500 to $7,500 range, but hard to nail a specific number in that range because there are very few records of what they actually sell at (as opposed to listed at).
     
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  11. texstrat

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    Agree, I think $
    Agree. Think $6500 to $7500 is the reasonable range.
     
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  12. Wyzard

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    There's been a solid state-rectified one in the UK for sale for absolutely ages: the store has been advertising it at £10K :eek:, but I'm told they'll take a bid:rolleyes:
     
  13. Bluesful

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    IIRC after a while Kimock realised a tube rec was better so they switched from the SS to tube recs?
     
  14. ToneSeeker1969

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    Quick question for the classroom. I'm looking to purchase a new studio signature. I'm torn between getting the combo, or the head with the closed-back 1x12 cabinet. It seems as though more places are carrying the combo. While I like the concept of the combo for gigging purposes, I've always leaned towards heads and cabinets. I also prefer closed-back cabinets to open back. I tend to like when the low end is tighter and more focused with the closed-back. If anybody has any hands-on experience with the combo, and would like to comment on the bass response, it would be greatly appreciated. I'm pretty sure I came to the right place to get some educated feedback. Thanks!
     
  15. ToneSeeker1969

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    I'm wondering what the price difference is between the combo versus the head and cabinet.
     
  16. slide13

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    $300, or right around a 10% difference. (2900 vs 3200). Not insignificant but not enough to make it worth sacrificing if what you really want is the head/cab.

    As far as more places carrying the combo, I’m not sure that is true. I think the heads/cabs sell out quicker. When I bought mine Midwood had just gotten in 2 heads and 1 combo. The first head was sold when I contacted them a day or so after arrival. I bought the second one. The combo sold a few days after that.
     
  17. ToneSeeker1969

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    Did you also get the closed back 1x12? I'm curious if you share my assessment regarding the tightness in the low end with the closed back.
     
  18. slide13

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    I did not, I went open back cab as that’s what I’m familiar with. Not sure I’ve ever had a closed back cab now that I think about it.

    Never had a chance to play before I bought either so I don’t know how they’d compare to each other or to the combo. I can say my open back cab is very full with a really strong bass response. The closed back may be tighter in response, but I don’t feel my open back is lacking for my tastes in any way.
     
  19. ToneSeeker1969

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    I have an opportunity to purchase the same set up as you with the open back cab from a guy who bought it and found it to be too loud. He's asking $2800 for it. I'm sure you'd agree that sounds like a steal, and I should probably go for it instead of getting the combo.
     
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  20. texstrat

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    I’m sure this has been discussed before, but my search brought up some threads from a few years ago...

    I’m building a new pedalboard for my recently acquired Bloomfield Drive and Kimock Sig... what are some favorite transparent style overdrive pedals for Two Rocks? What about boosts or clean boosts?

    Here’s what I was thinking:
    Mad Professor Deep Blue Delay
    Mad Professor Royal Blue Od
    Timmy Od
    Greer Lightspeed
    Keeley Katana Boost

    Any other ideas is greatly appreciated!
     

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