For a small/inexpensive practise amp, I'd say it's pretty good actually. It's far better than a lot of other amps of that size. When it was first released people were buying them like hotcakes. I'm sure it still sells a lot.imbackagain2 said:That is the one. IT's crap for an experienced guitar player but a great practise/starter amp for a beginner.
If you mean something like an Electar Tube 10, or Epiphone Galaxy 10, I see no point in making it. It's been done, and there's no way I can compete in a lower-end price point market. I'm barely able to compete where I am as it is.Jeff Flowerday said:What I would like is a Peters practice amp. 5-10 watts, 10" speaker, maybe the RamRod from Eminence. Master Volume, with a gain, treble and bass controls nothing more. Heck, I'd help fund the research and take the first mutt. Anyone else in?
Sorry, I don't make clones. I have too much respect for the other amp companies to do that, and when "it's been done" there's no point in my doing it anyway. Just so you know, if I made something like that, it wouldn't be less expensive. Especially in a case like this where I'd have to make a combo enclosure for it, buy a speaker (which I get no deals on) and so forth.teleman said:James,
I'm getting off topic here, but I was wondering if you build anything that sonically resembles a Marshall 1974X? I recently tried one of those little 18-watters and its a sweet, sweet amp. Very pricey though.
That's too low a price point for me to make any combo amp, unless I were to really cheap out and then what's the point.Jeff Flowerday said:I wasn't thinking in that price point. More along the lines of $800-1000CDN. Competing with the the Nova, MiniCat and Mini Z. A little more umph though. God, I hope I never have to keep up with a 100W in a jam, that's just wrong.
I don't make non-master amps too, as a general guideline (not so much a strict rule). My strengths have been in making amps with good master volume controls, so I don't see any point in straying from that. As such you might think what I'd build wouldn't be close enough to sound like that amp.teleman said:Not looking for a clone. Just something in the same sonic neighborhood.
That's too bad. I'd love to find a Marshall-ish 18-watt amp for around $1,500. I may have to try building one myself.