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Preamps and Effects / Dazed & Confused.....
« on: January 15, 2010, 08:56:34 PM »
OK...so I'm a guitar player (Duh!) and I'm looking for a great SS amp...(can't afford to maintain tubes, besides they're too fragile for my tastes!) But I'm not sure which amp I should get, I've seen the "modeling" amps but they don't do it for me, There are also a ton of ss amps out there, but my problem is that most of them are coming with all sorts of pre-loaded effects. I "want" and amp that is simple and straightforward, with no effects of any kind, (I have a pedal board and a half of those, don't need any extras!) and would like it to have either one or two channels, and as few knobs as possible, no menus, IS there an amp out there like that or would I have to build it? And if I DO have to build it...are there any web-sites someone can point me to? It's weird because I like the sound of Fuzzfaces, and Overdrives, just not through a tube amp....and I also need it to be head/cab formatted because I will be taking it with me when my weekend warrior band hits the clubs around town....can anyone help?

Thanx!

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Amplifier Discussion / Stoopid Question.....
« on: October 15, 2008, 12:59:56 AM »
So I've just gotten a hold of a Peavey Supreme XL head. I also have a Carvin SX300-H head, both amps are S.S. I've placed them side by side and done a comparison, and to my ears the Carvin sounds more "tube-y" than the Peavey does. Why is that?...is there some magic involved?..or does it really just boil down to the resistors, capacitors, transformers used? I've played through them both out of a 2x12 Avatar speaker cabinet, along with & without a fuzz pedal on my Fender Standard Strat...sorry for the stoopid questions but i have to know! Also if it IS just a matter of different components is there any way to make the Peavey sound like the Carvin? maybe by switching out parts?....any advice would be greatly appreciated

Thanx!

Eddie Hendrixx

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The Newcomer's Forum / A Little Help......
« on: July 23, 2008, 12:58:23 AM »
Ok.....so I'm new to the amp game, and my problem is...after hearing my father & his best friend talk about tube amps for years, I've decided that I'm only going to use SS amps with my rig, I won't go into details but I find the sound of tube amps a bit "mushy" for my tastes....I feel that SS amps have more definition in them...that being said can anyone recommend a good sounding SS amp that doesn't cost an arm & a leg? One with 2 channels, (3 is good but I only really ever use just 2!) And one that (preferrably!) "Made In America"? A couple of friendsa of mine have given me info on a company called Carvin, and another one called Kustom but I've been checking the web and it appears there's a whold bunch of companies that do SS amps for the masses. (B-52, Crate, Carvin, Randall, Tech21, Behrigner..etc.) Just wondering...if anyone can steer me in the right direction it would be greatly much appreciated!

Thanx!


Number_47

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