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BY Slowy
#817759
Single coil wrote:........If I want to do something, it’s pretty happy to oblige.

That for me is the definition of a perfect amp.
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BY Single coil
#817761
Given you’re a fairly well spoken bloke, I have to ask: Are you being a little bit rude?

I just realised how much OH MY factor my comment contains.
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BY chur
#817762
werdna wrote:Mine is a plexi 100 w with Jose mod. Just add Les Paul. It makes me jump up and down with excitement.


What is the Jose mod?

In a big room the 100 watt heads with a quad are the ducks nuts and make me smile, in the house here they just hurt my head unless I run them into a load/IR loader
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BY werdna
#817763
chur wrote:
werdna wrote:Mine is a plexi 100 w with Jose mod. Just add Les Paul. It makes me jump up and down with excitement.


What is the Jose mod?

In a big room the 100 watt heads with a quad are the ducks nuts and make me smile, in the house here they just hurt my head unless I run them into a load/IR loader


Arredondo was an amp tech working in the 70s and 80s who figured out how to make Marshalls have higher gain. The Jose mod makes a plexi sound like on EVH's first five VH albums. EVH once said that his Marshalls were modded by Jose Arredondo, but later denied it.
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BY Single coil
#817764
I thought he just turned everything up to within an inch of its life and went for it
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BY k1w1
#817766
Not as impressive as some, then again I only play at home, but this 1954 Valco 5 watt is a little tone machine. Ryan recapped and restored it and did a great job ( back when he was reliable ). One volume knob, likes pedals, never going to be sold.

ImageIMG_1809 by Laurie Franks, on Flickr
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BY jvpp
#817770
My Jansen 4/12 copy i am 'building' looks like it is going to be my forever amp :oops:

Other than that very happy with my Princeton FSR.
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BY jeremyb
#817771
I feel like I want a fender twin.
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BY kdawg2a
#817774
jeremyb wrote:I feel like I want a fender twin.

My first good amp was a 1972 silver face Twin Reverb. I used a 74 MXR distortion+ and a 72 competition blue Fender Mustang and it sounded amazeballs. This was in 1993. I still have the pedal and guitar. I've often wondered if I got the same amp again, would I like that set up. That said, I pretty much compressed all my vertabrea into dust when I owned that amp so maybe it's best not to know.
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BY Single coil
#817776
Quite liked my 79 silverface. Couldn’t be in the same room with it when it was at operating volume though.
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BY Slowy
#817784
This thread has made me worried.
Optimus Prime is a Forever Amp if there ever was one.
But I didn't call it that. :think:
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BY Slowy
#817785
jvpp wrote:My Jansen 4/12 copy i am 'building' looks like it is going to be my forever amp :oops:

Other than that very happy with my Princeton FSR.

No, it's Conway's.
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BY slash-ed
#817786
sizzlingbadger wrote:After seeing the shitty build inside the London Pro (double sided tape holding in relays), and its poor power scaling design (Which I managed a partial fix) I was put off owning any more of their amps. Maybe it was just that one though :cry:

My Friedman DS Mini is definitely up there as one of the best amps I have ever owned.


Really interested in this comment Nik, as a previous London Pro owner (but complete electrical/tronics novice).

What was wrong with the power scaling design? Anecdotally, when I had mine I never felt like it completely worked as hyped or advertised. Always felt "choked" when bringing it back to usable volumes.

Also assume you've opened up the DS Mini, and you find it to be acceptable (although non-handwired and bla bla)?
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BY slash-ed
#817787
Also, just to be a dick (but to also participate in the thread), my forever amp is my Fractal AX8 lmao
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BY Slowy
#817788
kdawg2a wrote:
jeremyb wrote:I feel like I want a fender twin.

My first good amp was a 1972 silver face Twin Reverb. I used a 74 MXR distortion+ and a 72 competition blue Fender Mustang and it sounded amazeballs. This was in 1993. I still have the pedal and guitar. I've often wondered if I got the same amp again, would I like that set up. That said, I pretty much compressed all my vertabrea into dust when I owned that amp so maybe it's best not to know.

Got to spend time with a beaten up '72 Silverface Twin that had done years of backline service for Annie Crummer. It sounded fabulous with a Strat. It's punch, presence and volume were so excessive that after a few minutes you were too stunned to notice the volume anymore. (OK, I may have dimed it.)

Great amp. Glad Annie's brother has to lug it around, not me.

And what they say is true; at full volume, it's fat, clear, pleasantly compressed and still clean.
And all the AC30's are backing away.
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