« Great amp! »Publié le 07/08/11 à 14:06
One cool thing that this amp does top any Marshall in the ability to change different power tube from EL34, 6L6s, KT88s, or 6550s which makes this a very cool feature. Being able to tailor your power tube section to your liking is very beneficial. Marshall has dropped the ball on something like this.
CLEAN CHANNEL -
Volume, Bass, Treble.
DIRTY CHANNEL -
Gain, Bass, Niddle, Treble, Volume.
REVERB CONTROL -
For both channels, footswitchable.
Reverb, FX loop, Output value select, Failure fuse
Class A/B 100W (RMS)
Preamp - 4 x ECC83, Output - 4 x EL34, Reverb & FXloop - 2 x ECC81
1 x 16ohms, 2 x 8ohms
(W x H x D) 55 x 24 x 28cm
I used this amp with a Les Paul and a fender Strat. I was able to get some good Zeppelin tones and dial up some Angus Young setting pretty easily. The attack was something I noticed very quickly. It had a touch response similar but more dynamic than a Marshall. It had that midrange but was different in that it felt a little more comfortable if I played sloppy than I would with a Plexi amp. I think it was a little more forgiving and a hair more saggy which would constitute the forgiveness of the amp. I pretty much stayed on the gain channel but occasionally switch over for some smooth warm cleans.
At new this amp come in new at around $2299. I was impressed with this amp. I think it had many attributes that put it above some Marshall amps. I love the vintage vibe it had and the better clean channel than say a JCM 2000. I was able to get a very good tone that could play in a band setting very well or record with.
I would recommend this amp to anyone looking for something different than a Marshall that wants to get a good OD channel and a smooth clean channel all in one amp. It is priced a bit high for where i think it is worth, but then so is a reissue JCM 800. I would pick this amp up on the used market since they hold a good value and seem very road worthy.