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Re: are you happy with the major guitar makers
10/30/2005 4:16 PM
Dick Reed (1927) wrote:
Mike, to be honest I don't know which one is louder. I know the tube amp's seem to have more
substance to them, my opinion of course but I play blues and you know it is very soulful and sometimes those notes seem to come right up from your toes, but I don't get that playing solid state. I know there are guy's who love and I think that is cool for the music they play but not many blues guy's i know use solid state.
I just sold an old legend that was 100watts, it had tube pre amp and solid from there on, it was so freaking loud you wouldn't believe it but no soul. I tried everything but couldn't get it to warm up and forget about tone and sustain.
I hope people don't get in an up roar about this, these are just my experiances, I play with guy's who use solid state and they love em.
Yes Mike this is the tweed covered one about 18" x 18" and weigh's about 30 - 35 lb's guessing.
I play next to a guy with a marshall with 2 x 12's, he does a metal kind of sound so it is allot thinner than mine anyway but I turn that peavey 30 up to about 6 and use my blues driver and it smokes that marshall. he could play louder don't get me wrong but where he plays is his comfort setting and that where his sound is, he looks over at that peavey and just shakes his head at the tone and volume.
The place we play is pretty large for a bar and i have never been over 7 on volume. I actually have to face it off on an angle so it doesn't hit anybody right in the face and does that work well, I use the bass players rig as a baffle and turn mine up a little, you really can't see it much and I get surrounded by marshall's and other half stack types and we all laugh at my little rig, but nobody laugh's when I play it.
I was getting very frustrated with it for awhile after first buying it as it sounded like a duck stuck in a soup can, it had a real honk to it.
I tried JJ Tesla tube which i have liked before but they did not help. Finally I used sovtek for the mains and some mix and match Jan for the pre amp and it sounds so good. Then I stumbled on a Gibson gold tone 12" speaker and put that in there and man I got to tell ya about likker tone.
Well this got longer than I wanted but hope this helps.