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Re: MikeC Sixty-One SRT

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MikeC wrote: Tue May 07, 2024 7:47 pm
Slowy wrote: Tue May 07, 2024 7:24 pm
NZTone.e wrote: Tue May 07, 2024 12:44 pm Well, an interesting chat I’ve just had with Bill, the builder of Optimus Prime.

He’s been telling me for a while that he hasn’t got time to build an amp so was looking around for something that piqued his interest…we’re chatting away, he’s telling me about this amp he’s bought, then I clicked, it’s a Sixty-One SRT!

It’s very exciting, firstly, because I’ll get to have a good thrash on one, and secondly, because Bill says Mike’s build is as good as any boutique amp makers build he’s ever seen!

How cool is that, well done Mike!

Components, design, workmanship, Bill says it’s all top notch!
Bill is ruthless; in his standards as well as his own work. I have a MikeC amp, I could have told him but it's good to work stuff out for oneself. :D
I chatted to Bill about your amp Bruce, we were on the subject of blown rectifiers...
Never had a problem since then. :thumbup:
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Re: MikeC Sixty-One SRT

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I was privileged to play Mike's SRT today.

Reminded me of my old JMI 30/6 in the spongy compression and bloom. Not bright a modern Voxy, chewy and full like the old ones. Well done Mike.

I must have one.
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Re: MikeC Sixty-One SRT

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GrantB wrote: Mon Jun 03, 2024 4:21 pm I was privileged to play Mike's SRT today.

Reminded me of my old JMI 30/6 in the spongy compression and bloom. Not bright a modern Voxy, chewy and full like the old ones. Well done Mike.

I must have one.
Updates - SRT #7 sold yesterday and #8 is now under construction - it should be ready in 2 weeks or so. Miza has just finished a prototype Sixty-One SRT head cab which has a top vent and is 3cm taller than the cab I was using for a bit more reverb tank distance from the 50Hz hummy PT. And a 112 combo cab is now on the drawing board. GrantB played my own SRT through his Divided-by-13 112 cab loaded with a 16 0hm Red Fang. Phwoar - great guitars, great licks and that Red Fang. Faaaark, I just landed a (Chinese) Greenback G12M and now I'm gonna have to source a Red Fang!
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Re: MikeC Sixty-One SRT

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Sounds awesome
These amps look the part too.
Any recent sound clips ?

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No and its a good point. I need a mic'd cab review. I might have to hit up Grant. These days my own playing just leaves me disappointed.
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Re: MikeC Sixty-One SRT

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MikeC wrote: Mon Jun 03, 2024 5:26 pm No and its a good point. I need a mic'd cab review. I might have to hit up Grant. These days my own playing just leaves me disappointed.
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Re: MikeC Sixty-One SRT

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MikeC wrote: Mon Jun 03, 2024 5:07 pm
GrantB wrote: Mon Jun 03, 2024 4:21 pm I was privileged to play Mike's SRT today.

Reminded me of my old JMI 30/6 in the spongy compression and bloom. Not bright a modern Voxy, chewy and full like the old ones. Well done Mike.

I must have one.
Updates - SRT #7 sold yesterday and #8 is now under construction - it should be ready in 2 weeks or so. Miza has just finished a prototype Sixty-One SRT head cab which has a top vent and is 3cm taller than the cab I was using for a bit more reverb tank distance from the 50Hz hummy PT. And a 112 combo cab is now on the drawing board. GrantB played my own SRT through his Divided-by-13 112 cab loaded with a 16 0hm Red Fang. Phwoar - great guitars, great licks and that Red Fang. Faaaark, I just landed a (Chinese) Greenback G12M and now I'm gonna have to source a Red Fang!
Mike, I think you have a hit on your hands! :thumbup:
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Re: MikeC Sixty-One SRT

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Slowy wrote: Tue Jun 04, 2024 5:37 pm
MikeC wrote: Mon Jun 03, 2024 5:07 pm
GrantB wrote: Mon Jun 03, 2024 4:21 pm I was privileged to play Mike's SRT today.

Reminded me of my old JMI 30/6 in the spongy compression and bloom. Not bright a modern Voxy, chewy and full like the old ones. Well done Mike.

I must have one.
Updates - SRT #7 sold yesterday and #8 is now under construction - it should be ready in 2 weeks or so. Miza has just finished a prototype Sixty-One SRT head cab which has a top vent and is 3cm taller than the cab I was using for a bit more reverb tank distance from the 50Hz hummy PT. And a 112 combo cab is now on the drawing board. GrantB played my own SRT through his Divided-by-13 112 cab loaded with a 16 0hm Red Fang. Phwoar - great guitars, great licks and that Red Fang. Faaaark, I just landed a (Chinese) Greenback G12M and now I'm gonna have to source a Red Fang!
Mike, I think you have a hit on your hands! :thumbup:
Righto, time to raise prices :lolno:
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Re: MikeC Sixty-One SRT

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Slowy wrote: Tue Jun 04, 2024 5:36 pm
MikeC wrote: Mon Jun 03, 2024 5:26 pm No and its a good point. I need a mic'd cab review. I might have to hit up Grant. These days my own playing just leaves me disappointed.
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Everyone I hear play...
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Re: MikeC Sixty-One SRT

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MikeC wrote: Tue Jun 04, 2024 5:43 pm
Slowy wrote: Tue Jun 04, 2024 5:37 pm
MikeC wrote: Mon Jun 03, 2024 5:07 pm

Updates - SRT #7 sold yesterday and #8 is now under construction - it should be ready in 2 weeks or so. Miza has just finished a prototype Sixty-One SRT head cab which has a top vent and is 3cm taller than the cab I was using for a bit more reverb tank distance from the 50Hz hummy PT. And a 112 combo cab is now on the drawing board. GrantB played my own SRT through his Divided-by-13 112 cab loaded with a 16 0hm Red Fang. Phwoar - great guitars, great licks and that Red Fang. Faaaark, I just landed a (Chinese) Greenback G12M and now I'm gonna have to source a Red Fang!
Mike, I think you have a hit on your hands! :thumbup:
Righto, time to raise prices :lolno:
I haven't ordered yet....
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MikeC wrote: Tue Jun 04, 2024 5:44 pm
Slowy wrote: Tue Jun 04, 2024 5:36 pm
MikeC wrote: Mon Jun 03, 2024 5:26 pm No and its a good point. I need a mic'd cab review. I might have to hit up Grant. These days my own playing just leaves me disappointed.
There are certain people on this forum you should never comapre yourself to.
Let me rephrase that. There's a lot of people on this forum you should never compare yourself to.
Everyone I hear play...
Oh you should hear me play, that would make you feel much better! :lol:
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Re: MikeC Sixty-One SRT

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Slowy wrote: Tue Jun 04, 2024 6:17 pm
MikeC wrote: Tue Jun 04, 2024 5:43 pm
Slowy wrote: Tue Jun 04, 2024 5:37 pm

Mike, I think you have a hit on your hands! :thumbup:
Righto, time to raise prices :lolno:
I haven't ordered yet....
OK, fair enough, I'll wait for your order :)
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Re: MikeC Sixty-One SRT

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GrantB wrote: Mon Jun 03, 2024 4:21 pm I was privileged to play Mike's SRT today.

Reminded me of my old JMI 30/6 in the spongy compression and bloom. Not bright a modern Voxy, chewy and full like the old ones. Well done Mike.

I must have one.
Been listening to Rory Gallagher a lot, sounds like a MikeC SRT will get closer to his sound than a new Vox
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Re: MikeC Sixty-One SRT

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MikeC wrote: Tue Jun 04, 2024 8:31 pm
Slowy wrote: Tue Jun 04, 2024 6:17 pm
MikeC wrote: Tue Jun 04, 2024 5:43 pm

Righto, time to raise prices :lolno:
I haven't ordered yet....
OK, fair enough, I'll wait for your order :)
Sigh. I was just saying to Grant this morning that I'm putting great effort into ignoring this amp of yours....

Nothing personal but I have two EL84 amps already.
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Re: MikeC Sixty-One SRT

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Slowy wrote: Tue Jun 04, 2024 9:04 pm
MikeC wrote: Tue Jun 04, 2024 8:31 pm
Slowy wrote: Tue Jun 04, 2024 6:17 pm
I haven't ordered yet....
OK, fair enough, I'll wait for your order :)
Sigh. I was just saying to Grant this morning that I'm putting great effort into ignoring this amp of yours....

Nothing personal but I have two EL84 amps already.
What you got?
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