Top Hat Club Royale owners please help!

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  1. kingdavidy2k

    kingdavidy2k Member

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    I've got one from 2014.
    Great great sounding amp!

    Just being honest with myself and latest realisation is that The tone in my head that I'm searching is Vox Top Boost.

    So can I get that tone from my CR? I understand (correct me if I'm wrong) that the CR is loosely based on Vox circuitry?
    Not sure I want to part with my CR to get a Vox is the CR can be tweaked to sounding like an AC.
    Speaker change maybe?

    Thanks guys!
     
  2. mockoman

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    Does yours have a switch for Fat/Normal/Bright? Try switched to 'bright' .

    You can also run the treble knob all the way off, to all the way on,and everywhere in-between; the character of the amp will change,as well as the treble.
    I leave the cut off,all the way CCW.Makes mine dull.Yeah,does nothing till 2-3 o'clock...

    For speakers,I have had great luck with a Cele Blue/G12H mix,but 2 G12H's was a good combo too.

    Is yours a 1X12? Someone here will be able to help you out for sp recommendations (I like an EV in a 1X12)
     
  3. riffmeister

    riffmeister Gold Supporting Member

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    broken in Celestion Blue and mess around with the treble control (it subtracts mids after about 1 oclock)
     
  4. kingdavidy2k

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    What about Greenback? Or V30? Anyone tried those speakers in CR?
     
  5. JES1680

    JES1680 Silver Supporting Member

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    I've got an early 2k with SS rec running a Blue and a V30 it can get quite voxy / chimey. I believe yours is a newer circuit with tube rec. Didn't Brian change the design to lean towards the Marshally end of the spectrum with the latest models?
     
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    riffmeister Gold Supporting Member

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    I would not recommend a V30 by itself......this didn't work for me, too forceful in the upper mids.....Greenback will move things in the right direction, though.
     
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    Yeah the V30 wouldn't have been my first choice either, but this one came with it. Actually sounds pretty good with this combo, but If I had a G12H30 laying around I'd probably switch it out.
     
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    I had a CR 2x12 with V30+GB and it sounded great. But the V30 alone had a bit too much upper mid for my taste. These things are all so subjective.....
     
  9. kingdavidy2k

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    Hmm I wonder what was changed and if it's a simple mod to get back more towards ac15?
     
  10. ProfG

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    Contact Brian at TopHat. No better source of info than the creator himself.
     
  11. kingdavidy2k

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    Brian just did confirmed that the latest model is actually more towards Vox with bigger OT.
     

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