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  1. Amp Building/Technical/Repair
    Hi folks. I picked up a Symphonic MA-13 tube amp yesterday. It's in good physical condition but I'd like to get a health check done on it. From what I've read, I will need an isolation transformer installed, and a three pronged power cord. It's a sweet sounding little amp. Loves my acoustic...
  2. Amps and Cabs
    I’m a hard rock guitarist with heavy influence from American 80’s glam metal and British Classic Rock. I’m also looking to get a somewhat affordable 4x12 half stack that produces “classic tones” and can play at volumes from dead quiet to insanely loud. I’ve tried the Marshall Origin 50H and BOSS...
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  3. Amps and Cabs
    I'm just curious what kind of amp stand everyone would use for a Fender Champ. I just got one of the '57 Custom Champs - it's 13.5" wides, 7.5" deep, and 12.5" tall. I'd definitely like to have mine off of the floor. I'm thinking about using an end table or a nightstand. Ideally, I think I'd...
  4. Amps and Cabs
    Just wondering if there's anything like a JM Sig Two Rock type amp available within CAD 2000. A 50w head or combo would be fine. The main thing I'm looking for is clean headroom that works well with pedals. Not looking to purchase right now. I wanna save up slowly for the next 10-12 months for...
  5. Amps and Cabs
    So, I've wondered for the longest time about what makes someone choose an amp head over a combo version of the same amp. Wouldn't having to carry two separate things (amp head and cab) a pain? Seems like carrying a combo would be easier but quite a few of the gigging musicians I follow use amp...
  6. Amps and Cabs
    Anybody intrigued by these amps? Yes it definitely can't replace a real tube amp but if you don't have the budget to maintain more than 1 tube amp, then would this be a fair shout? Has anyone tried the Tube Logic tech on the Roland Blues Cube?
  7. Acoustic Guitar
    Hi, I'm looking to buy a new acoustic guitar and I would like people opinions and suggestions about it. Here is the guitar I have at the moment: - Fender Ron Emory Loyalty Slope Shoulder Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar - Between 5 and 10 years old - Martin MSP7100 SP Lifespan Phosphor...
  8. Amp Building/Technical/Repair
    Hey guys... was looking to upgrade my amp, but the ones I want are outta budget and/or not finding any used for sale around here. Started to look at the idea of building a nice cab, and adding an amp, preamp and power supply to it. Master volume and nothing else.... just a powered 50w(ish) 12"...
  9. Amps and Cabs
    Hi everyone, first post here. I'm considering the Traynor YGL1, and I currently have a line on one for $300. I'm wondering if anyone can tell me how this amp sounds for primarily clean playing, as I'd like to use pedals for gain sounds. All the demos I've seen seem to focus on the overdriven...
  10. Electric Guitar
    Does anybody recommend someone in Ottawa/Gatineau that could take a look at my Marshal JCM 2000? It turns out that after playing for a few hours the volume drops considerably. I also want it to be all checked as it’s been a while since the last time.
  11. Amps and Cabs
    Hey fellow forum users! I need your help! I am in the process of creating a small band with some friends. It's nothing serious, we are mostly going to jam together, learn our instruments and show the others what we learned. We probably aren't going to gig, unless it's in a couple of years...
  12. Amp Building/Technical/Repair
    Sad news. Well known amp repair tech. John "BUZZY" Burak from Toronto passed away JOHN BURAK's Obituary on Toronto Star
  13. Amps and Cabs
    hey guys! I've got a 74 Fender Twin Reverb that I really love but since I don't really play gigs anymore, I was thinking of going to something smaller just for playing at home. Are there any models of Fender (tube only) amps I should be looking at? I need that clean Fender sound and an amp that...
  14. Amps and Cabs
    So here is a new EHX amp that I didn't see anybody cover during the actual NAMM show. It's a reissue of the Sovtek amp of the same name from the 90s. What I found interesting was that he said it will be "quite affordable". It seems to be the year for pedal companies to issue amps. Wampler...
  15. Amps and Cabs
    Hey.. I have two vintage courier amps by FANON. As it stands now, one works and one doesn't. I'm wary of the guy I took it to and don't fully trust his work. The one that doesn't work is the one I love, 280 watt machine. The one that does work I am less in love with because it isn't as powerful...
  16. Amps and Cabs
    First acquisition in some time. We decided to take advantage of the insane housing market here a few months back and sold up, made a ton of money and moved into a nice apartment. We love it actually. But I had to give up my "studio" I used to have in the basement. A lot of gear was sold and I...
  17. Amps and Cabs
    Hey there anyone willing to read this, just wondering if any of you have had experience with Wounded Paw's rather new creation, the Black Sheep Bass Preamp. The design of this amp is very unique and I am highly considering buying one, even if it means getting rid of my Fender Bassman Pro 300...
  18. Amp Building/Technical/Repair
    HI, I just installed a new set of tubes 3 weeks ago and am now noticing that when I turn on the amp it makes a static, crackly noise. Does that mean the power tube is gone? It is a Fender champion 600. 1 12ax7 and 1 6v6. This is really disappointing. It seems to ease up after the amp is on for a...
  19. Amps and Cabs
    '65 or '68 reissue. I was thinking of picking one up. What do you figure these are worth second hand? The ones on kijiji seem to be about the same price as new.
  20. Amp Building/Technical/Repair
    Lets see some of those creations folks. A little story of the build would be nice as well
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