Care to share some experiences and feedback? Comparisons to other amps?
this part puts me at a little bit of hesitancy but I really would like to try something new. I put a wanted ad up for a Spitfire or M12, whatever shows up first I'll hopefully take. missed a great deal on a M12 on Reverb just yesterday so maybe a Spitfire is meant to beI found it much more enjoyable with humbuckers than singles - but I wasn't a single coil player at the time I had it. It was getting back into single coils that eventually made me open to selling it.
FAAAK that sounds nice! Any idea what Lance steps on partway through?Yeah, great amp. I had one for about 2 years before I got my C-30. Mine was the small box combo, if I had it to do over again I would get a head and 212, but that's just me.
It has that classic Matchless thing going on very glassy, jangly, lively. Lots of harmonics like most EL84 amps, but that bright, "alive" thing that you get from old Fenders. More headroom and volume than most 15 watt amps, does get dirty at high volumes but not like the Lightning or Nighthawk. If you're looking for loud, harmonically dense clean/edge of breakup there isn't much out there than works better. Much more crunchy with humbuckers and P90's, but works well with everything.
There are a lot of demos out there, but the Lance Keltner one is the closest to what it sounds like: