Yes indeed! My clips are here:
They are also doing the 50 watter with tube rectifiers, right? I'd love to hear and feel both of them side by side.
Yes, the tube rectifiers are engaged in the 50 watter. Keep in mind that tube rectifiers are squishier and two of them are less squishy than one.This amp already has the squishier power supply and so to me thats plenty of squish and give. The Classic reverb which you dug a bunch has no tube rectifier and remains one of my favorite Two Rocks to date. The type 3 has a pair of rectifiers and is a cool amp but I like the 100 watt Anniversary much better. I also like my modded Topaz that is a Hard amp to beat IMHO.
I think I'm going to try to get my hands on a 10th Anniversary Sig. 100 watter. The 50 was amazing, but I know that I will always need the extra headroom of the 100.
The 100 offers more than headroom. It also adds beef as in girth to all aspects clean and lead. It adds articulation when cranking the amp up as it wont squish up as much.The power supply is not the same power supply as in the E Pro or Opal. This one has the softer supply like the Custom reverbs , and most of their other models. The 50 watt version may offer a sweetness at lower volumes but this amp is far better turned up than as a bedroom amp and that goes for 50 or 100.
Be careful with that softer power supply though. I absoutley can not use it. It is sluggish and farty in pick response to me. Nothing at all like the rubberiness of tube rectifiers. I need the stiffer, faster power supply whether its with tube or solid state rectification. Be careful of which one you order, and try and play them both if you can. That power supply is what made me sell my CRSig2 in a hurry. Just a BAD match for my style. For others, it may be perfect however, as it seems is for Steve. just a warning as it makes a HUGE difference, and you want to get it right!
I actually set out to get the 10th annie, saved up all the money necessary, but after talking to Joe/Bill and playing a Classic Reverb I went with the Classic Reverb instead. I've been totally happy, actually the CR has exceeded my expectations. The negative feedback switches are awesome and not many amps, even the 10th annie, have them. The feedback switches makes me feel like I have multiple amps b/c of the way it changes how the amp reacts. I find that I typically leave the tone knobs alone, after having dialed in my tone, and I play with the switches to get subtle differences. Even these the subtle changes from the switches inspire me to play differently. I normally only play clean or slightly overdriven. I just picked up a fulldrive pedal for some light overdrive and it just works really well together. Anyhow, all I meant is don't let the GAS get to you, the amp you have is awesome.