Tweed Tones from EL84's

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  1. onemind

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    Fully expecting a Marshall or Vox vibe, this amp surprised me, beneath the classy tweed exterior there's plenty of vintage tone. Just raw enough, haven't cranked it yet...should be a revelation.

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  2. cameron

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    "Tweediness" is all about the preamp. What power tubes are involved doesn't matter.
     
  3. wyatt

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    +1

    Besides Tweed is Marshall-y sounding...Vox is not.
     
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    Or do you mean Marshall is Tweed-y sounding?
     
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    That amp most likely was built by Larry Rodgers (he designed it with another builder). It's a cross between a Matchless Spitfire and Vox AC15. Swapping tubes (preamp and power) can change the tone dramatically. They get incredible blues at low volumes and vintage rock on 10.

    What speaker does it have?

    Check out this red one, and a surf green:
    http://www.naturdoctor.com/Chapters/Rodgers/Metro.html

    What does the pedal do (mine doesn't have one)?
     
  6. onemind

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    You're correct about the manufacturer. It has a Celestion Blue in it...a really nice match I think...The pedal is for the bright switch. It's a really nice amp...very punchy even at moderate volumes. I'll definitely try some tube swapping.

    Does anyone else have a Metroliner?
     

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