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Nailed it.Kestral said:Sounds nice. Though notice it's being mic'ed with a Neumann U-series and Royer mic, so chances are it's going through some pretty sweet pres and compressors, so it may not sound as sweet in person.
You can get great tone for les than $2000 CDN let alone $6000 USD. It's for the rock stars and accountant/doctor/lawyer types.
Yep, gave it a pretty good run awhile back... sounded very Marshall JCM800-ish. If you roll back the volume on the guitar a bit it get's insanely bluesy it's not even funny. Very good amp, especially for the little cash it costs.Stratin2traynor said:Have you tried that Peavey Windsor? I was looking at some Classic 30's on Ebay. Almost bought one. Decided against it until I get rid of at least one of my amps. I could never see myself paying $6000 for an amp.
it is gonna need service if you swap el34's with 6l6's.Stratin2traynor said:I checked out the Peavey website and the combo looks very interesting. Says you can switch power tubes. "Class A Power Amp can use various octal power tubes including EL34 (stock), 6L6GC, 6550, 6CA7, KT88, KT66, or any variation on these types". Plus it has an attenuator. It must be Peavey's response to the Princeton Reverb.
I may have to dump one of my amps and pick up one of these puppies.Drool
Agreed but... ever own and play a top end boutique amp for a few years ?Kestral said:You can get great tone for les than $2000 CDN let alone $6000 USD. It's for the rock stars and accountant/doctor/lawyer types.
Cool man, I'm always up for a discussion. I'm primarily a keyboardist and producer and then a guitarist, and this has held true in keyboarding and producing, and so far in guitar as well.evenon said:Agreed but... ever own and play a top end boutique amp for a few years ?
IME after a while you understand what seperates the boutique stuff from Peavey, Marshall, Fender, Mesa/Boogie, Crate etc... It stops being a $6000 amp, and just a really good amp, maybe musical instrument.
It might only be 5% better, but... once you hear and feel the difference you can't go back.
I'm not calling you out, just discussing.
Good post. I agree with many of your points. Others are just personal preference ie.. vintage AC 15 vs compariable Matchless or Bad Cat... I'm not a Z fan either, but again that's preference.Kestral said:Cool man, I'm always up for a discussion.