Van Weelden Steel String Singer - John Mayer SSS-D Amp

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  1. NorCal_Val

    NorCal_Val Member

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    Go to the “EVH is a guitar dead end” thread. The OP lists quite a few.
     
  2. kingston

    kingston Member

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    Isn’t the Sebago Texas Flood a clone of the #002 SSS?
     
  3. moidan

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    Yes, and I think a cool one too:aok
     
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    When you get to Allan Holdsworth or Scott Hernderson come back to me. In the meantime, I am not a 13 year old girl.
     
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    When you get your SSS#2 clone, and you want to sell the Twinkle Land, pm me ...:p:p:p:D.. but if you ever do, joking aside, i'd be interested
     
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    Not sure what constitutes a guitar hero, but I'd definitely add Blake Mills and Julian Lage to that list.
     
  8. traviswalk

    traviswalk In the Great State Gold Supporting Member

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    The pedal is the Ayan Smooth and Slim, which does knock off highs if you want it but the #2 is not a bright amp naturally. That's right, the BLK1 video was just with a solo Oak Cliff Special, which is the SSS #2 clone that is justifiable because Bill at Two-Rock maintains and services #2 ever since Mayer has owned it. He was able to build clones of SSS #2 while the original was on the same bench. So I support ufguy that Van Weeldens are great and he's a tremendous builder of the D-style circuit, but if you haven't been in #2 and you are just going off the 90% schematics available on the internet then it's tough to pay up for an 'exact' clone.

    It is, but again I don't know how, when or where Bill Sebago would have had a chance to be in the vicinity of the original since Mayer purchased it.
     
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    traviswalk In the Great State Gold Supporting Member

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    Also, the original transformers on SSS #2 were from a BF Twin Reverb, so not much in the way of special sauce when it comes to sourcing the transformers.
     
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    Yeah, the who's who of "Who?".
     
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