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BY Molly
#855746
PaulWD (I think that's his forum name) came to Gearfest today armed with an incredible selection of amps. Coincidentally, when I bought that PRS the other week the seller showed-off a few of Paul's amps too. They're housed in all sorts of weird and wonderful cases. Anyway, there was one in particular today that just sounded incredible with a Strat. When KDawg cranked his Bare Knuckle Strat through it it just reminded me of Rory Gallagher's tone. Beautiful with lower output Strat pickps too. It's based on a Bassman 5C5 circuit (no, didn't mean anything to me either...) and is housed in a case that for decades housed one of the Geraldine cinema amps. Anyway, it was for sale so I grabbed it. Thanks Paul.

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I'll have to make a nice case for it. At least something to protect the tubes.

Edit: Reg recorded a wee snapshot.

Last edited by Molly on Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:00 am, edited 1 time in total.
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BY Molly
#855769
jeremyb wrote:That thing sounded incredible, it spoiled us for every other amp!!


I think it's an amp that does one thing but does it well. I didn't like it much with humbuckers. Very much a vintage Strat / Tele amp. :-)
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BY Bg
#855772
don't you dare case it! That looks perfect! Its not like you're going to be gigging it :P
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BY Molly
#855778
Bg wrote:don't you dare case it! That looks perfect! Its not like you're going to be gigging it :P


What do you mean! Oh, OK, yeah... Fair enough. :-(

Mattallica wrote:i think an Ampeg flip top arrangement would be the best compromise


Had to look that up. :thumbup: I'd probably make a balls of it and ruin the bloody thing.
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BY Bg
#855781
If you must, you could get it powdercoated a nice misty buff, like last time. That worked out so well...
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BY Molly
#855784
Bg wrote:If you must, you could get it powdercoated a nice misty buff, like last time. That worked out so well...


Why must you constantly remind me of my failings? What of my successes? The time I wallpapered an Explorer in floral flock. That worked a treat.
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BY Bg
#855788
dude its my duty...

*cough* Prince Phillip...
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BY willow13
#855812
Molly wrote:Cheers Reg for the short video. I've added it to the OP.


that sure does sound great. I reckon crank a hot P90 with it and it'd be fire
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BY Olderama
#855817
Even tho I don't have tubes/valves anymore it still increases the pulse when I see a amp stripped back and to be able to produce that tone
Awsome
Gas is now flowing lol
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BY Molly
#855823
Reg18 wrote:I’d like to know what transformers this had, as in can Paul build another one which would sound identical?


I think he said he had two amps from the cinema. That said, I'm not sure what, if any, components were used.