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Re: Let's see your AMP!

Postby BetterOffShred » Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:20 am

tremolo3 wrote: Why would you go from AB165 to AA864?


I didn't like the AB165 sound honestly, Plus I got the amp for $250 and it sat in my garage for 10 years. There's a bunch of crap in it that sucks tone (IMO) and it was pretty harsh. I know everyone likes the extra stage of gain, but I really wanted that classic glassy AA864 sound. Mind you I am exclusively a guitar player through this amp (currently, though I'd love a J-bass).

I also put in a variable Negative feedback loop by adding a 50K pot in series with that 820R that the AA864 uses. Its a popular mod and I really like it, when I turn up, you can roll the negative feedback out and it sounds pretty raw. It also just went in the death cap switch hole, so I didn't have to mutilate the old girl to get another knob.

The next step is adding the other half of the tube to the bass channel for a total of 4 gain stages! :joy: That way I'll have my "Blackface" tone on normal chan, and then 2 extra stages of gain on my bass channel.

I don't consider the silverface era Bassman amp to be highly collectable, but they certainly are going up in value like everything else. I keep all the original components and I don't drill holes in the original board etc. It's a sweet sounding amp, and my SG really sounds fat through it. It of course takes pedals like a boss as well.
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Re: Let's see your AMP!

Postby imJonWain » Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:18 pm

^on that note though I feel like a lot of the oddball amps and guitars who's prices shot up in the early 2000s with the garage rock graze are starting to drop to more sane prices lately
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Re: Let's see your AMP!

Postby BetterOffShred » Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:25 am

Yeah, I'm definitely looking for a late 60's early 70's silverface Twin Reverb or Deluxe Reverb (I want both, I'll get whichever one comes along first, first :p ). Deluxe reverbs seem to be pretty crazy on price always.. Twin's are cheap because nobody wants 85 watts anymore.
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Re: Let's see your AMP!

Postby imJonWain » Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:15 pm

Yeah it's funny how the big amps end up being the cheaper ones now. Also maybe try a musicman? I have an early HD130 210 combo (with the tube PI if it matters) that I LOVE and I've heard it described as a baby twin. You can get these around $400.
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Re: Let's see your AMP!

Postby BetterOffShred » Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:12 am

Tube PI always matters! Yeah I run a 12AT7 in my Bassman PI and it's really nice. Honestly I've been looking at the smaller Ampeg combos like the Gemini for pretty decent prices.
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Re: Let's see your AMP!

Postby Iommic Pope » Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:08 am

BetterOffShred wrote:Tube PI always matters! Yeah I run a 12AT7 in my Bassman PI and it's really nice. Honestly I've been looking at the smaller Ampeg combos like the Gemini for pretty decent prices.

Word up.
Did this in my MIG50 (also a Bassman) and it makes a massive difference.
12AT7s can also hanlde more hardcore voltages and are thus better suited for the PI position.

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Re: Let's see your AMP!

Postby BetterOffShred » Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:42 am

The GE 12AT7 and Sylvania 12AX7 are both rated for 300 volts (plate voltage) but yeah I've heard you can punish the 12AT7's fairly brutally and they keep coming back. The original AA864 schematic shows 220 and 205 plate voltages on the PI halves, which is typical, like 200V on the V-4 etc.. I tried a few different PI tubes since I've gotten my Bassman back up and running in the last year and I think the biggest difference for me was having a "matched" tube, that's to say both sides that are being used as the phase inverter have very close gain characteristics. I thought it was BS magic from the tube depot till I tried it.

Back to smaller tube amps that cost wayyy too much money, I looked at some Deluxe Reverbs yesterday, and about puked. I may just buy one of those '68 custom reissue joints and put a turret board in it myself, and maybe get some classictone transformers.
Then there is also this:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/ampeg-gemini-2- ... SwPK1ZUFYn
It's pretty rough, but I like the 15.. Ampeg also used some weird tubes in these amps, but I believe you can just change the socket wiring and a couple resistors to use more conventional tubes.. It's just money.
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Re: Let's see your AMP!

Postby Andrew » Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:02 am

O Drones wrote:Had some decent things kicking around for the new The Cherry Wave EP :cool:

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A few months late, sorry.

How do you like the OR50? Good cleans and takes pedals well enough? I love Orange's thick tones but sometime Orange don't get too friendly with fuzz or dirt pedals. :idk:
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Re: Let's see your AMP!

Postby ibarakishi » Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:04 am

interested in this too ^
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Re: Let's see your AMP!

Postby I, The Witchfinder » Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:36 pm

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What do you guys think? Cool or nah?

Amps:
'74 Fender Pro Reverb
'73 Ampeg B25B w/ V4 Cab
'72 Sunn Solarus

Guitars:
'83 MIJ Squier SQ Tele w/ Bareknuckle Blackguard Flat '50 pickups
2016 Les Paul Studio

Pedalboard:
TU-3-->Boss FZ-2-->LPB-1-->Boss HM-2-->'88 Rat-->green russian muff reissue-->DE-7-->Digidelay

Oh yeah also have an original Sovtek Tall Font Russian Muff and Analog Man White Dot NKT-275 Sun Face off board.
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Re: Let's see your AMP!

Postby JereFuzz » Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:50 pm

That is a nice sunn ... I have a 2x10 studio
Synths:

Arturia: Minibrute
Casio: CTK-6200
Novation: Mininova
Korg: MS-20
Moog: Minitaur
Roland: JD-XI, JU-06
Yamaha: Reface DX

Drum Machines/Samplers/Sequencers:

Akai: Rhythm Wolf, Tom Cat, MPX8
Alesis: SR-16
Korg: Volca Beats
Zoom: RT-223, RT-123
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Re: Let's see your AMP!

Postby Corey Y » Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:05 pm

I, The Witchfinder wrote:Image


What do you guys think? Cool or nah?

Amps:
'74 Fender Pro Reverb
'73 Ampeg B25B w/ V4 Cab
'72 Sunn Solarus

Guitars:
'83 MIJ Squier SQ Tele w/ Bareknuckle Blackguard Flat '50 pickups
2016 Les Paul Studio

Pedalboard:
TU-3-->Boss FZ-2-->LPB-1-->Boss HM-2-->'88 Rat-->green russian muff reissue-->DE-7-->Digidelay

Oh yeah also have an original Sovtek Tall Font Russian Muff and Analog Man White Dot NKT-275 Sun Face off board.


Very nice :cool:
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Re: Let's see your AMP!

Postby JereFuzz » Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:09 pm

Why doesn't fender bring back the sunn brand? I'd love to get a sunn beta lead head ...
Synths:

Arturia: Minibrute
Casio: CTK-6200
Novation: Mininova
Korg: MS-20
Moog: Minitaur
Roland: JD-XI, JU-06
Yamaha: Reface DX

Drum Machines/Samplers/Sequencers:

Akai: Rhythm Wolf, Tom Cat, MPX8
Alesis: SR-16
Korg: Volca Beats
Zoom: RT-223, RT-123
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Re: Let's see your AMP!

Postby BetterOffShred » Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:42 pm

Yeah man that rig is teh sex! I love all things fender and sunn
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Re: Let's see your AMP!

Postby MechaGodzilla » Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:49 am

I, The Witchfinder wrote:Amps:
'74 Fender Pro Reverb

I'm looking to get a '73 Pro Reverb very soon. How loud would you say it has to be for the sound to get a little bit coarse and gritty?
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