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Big glass, big iron & god?

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Big glass in the form of a KT88 quad & big iron in the form of some beefy Heyboer transformers, all working harmoniously to supply ample power for a hot rodded JCM800 type circuit
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A lot of power & great tone. Is there anything that could give this amp any more authority....
Well how about an actual quote from the big dog himself, jeebus πŸ˜ƒ
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Splawn amps contain two biblical references within. Some people are deeply offended by it, some scribble it out, some people like it & others don't care. I myself am blissfully unaffected by it, couldn't give a hoot because I'm not religious & the amp sounds great to me. Also, not once did I catch either of my Splawns handing out pamphlets at gigs or trying to recruit!
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That's cool (well I think so anyway). My MJT body came with a little verse inside (John 3:16), which they had taken the time to translate into te reo Maori. ;-)

Speaking of which, 4 x KT88 must sound like the voice of God too?
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I checked that verse. β€œEveryone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

I've got a 4x12 quad that I sometimes wonder what inscriptions lurk inside if any.

I have no religious subscription, only a curious observer.

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When I was working for an unnamed music store, a colleague delighted in selling to a church a bass guitar with a serial number ending in 666.

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robthemac wrote: ↑Tue Aug 02, 2022 10:45 am When I was working for an unnamed music store, a colleague delighted in selling to a church a bass guitar with a serial number ending in 666.
Amusingly when I saw a photo of the Tamaki's in their Tesla the the number plate ended with 666...
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Mr Davison wrote: ↑Tue Aug 02, 2022 9:23 am A lot of power & great tone. Is there anything that could give this amp any more authority....
Removal of the master volume(s)? ;)

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wavesofffear wrote: ↑Tue Aug 02, 2022 10:56 am
Mr Davison wrote: ↑Tue Aug 02, 2022 9:23 am A lot of power & great tone. Is there anything that could give this amp any more authority....
Removal of the master volume(s)? ;)
Well played sir! That's brilliant πŸ˜„
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Miza wrote: ↑Tue Aug 02, 2022 10:29 am That's cool (well I think so anyway). My MJT body came with a little verse inside (John 3:16), which they had taken the time to translate into te reo Maori. ;-)

Speaking of which, 4 x KT88 must sound like the voice of God too?
The other reference is John 3:16, that is inside the head shell.

The KT88s work very well with this circuit, big & bold. Sounds really good. Amp circuit/design is very well done, can even achieve great tones at lower(ish) volumes. Has a pentode/triode switch also adds thoughtful tonal variations & different feel.
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robthemac wrote: ↑Tue Aug 02, 2022 10:45 am When I was working for an unnamed music store, a colleague delighted in selling to a church a bass guitar with a serial number ending in 666.
Was it a bc rich warlock?
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Mr Davison wrote: ↑Tue Aug 02, 2022 11:36 am
robthemac wrote: ↑Tue Aug 02, 2022 10:45 am When I was working for an unnamed music store, a colleague delighted in selling to a church a bass guitar with a serial number ending in 666.
Was it a bc rich warlock?
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A work mate has the licence plate MRT666
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Mr Davison wrote: ↑Tue Aug 02, 2022 11:23 am
wavesofffear wrote: ↑Tue Aug 02, 2022 10:56 am
Mr Davison wrote: ↑Tue Aug 02, 2022 9:23 am A lot of power & great tone. Is there anything that could give this amp any more authority....
Removal of the master volume(s)? ;)
Well played sir! That's brilliant πŸ˜„
I wonder what the actual power output of this monster is?

It might be beyond the capabilities of most attenuators!

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wavesofffear wrote: ↑Tue Aug 02, 2022 12:21 pm
Mr Davison wrote: ↑Tue Aug 02, 2022 11:23 am
wavesofffear wrote: ↑Tue Aug 02, 2022 10:56 am

Removal of the master volume(s)? ;)
Well played sir! That's brilliant πŸ˜„
I wonder what the actual power output of this monster is?

It might be beyond the capabilities of most attenuators!
When Audio34 (amp tech) had the amp in for tube replacement they measured output as:
81 watts RMS clip point & 132 watts RMS max
So perhaps not as formidable as it may appear.
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Mr Davison wrote: ↑Tue Aug 02, 2022 12:35 pm
wavesofffear wrote: ↑Tue Aug 02, 2022 12:21 pm
Mr Davison wrote: ↑Tue Aug 02, 2022 11:23 am

Well played sir! That's brilliant πŸ˜„
I wonder what the actual power output of this monster is?

It might be beyond the capabilities of most attenuators!
When Audio34 (amp tech) had the amp in for tube replacement they measured output as:
81 watts RMS clip point & 132 watts RMS max
So perhaps not as formidable as it may appear.
Interesting. I suspect the OT and/or B+ are the limiting factors here. The design is ultimately based on a 100W Marshall after all.

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wavesofffear wrote: ↑Tue Aug 02, 2022 1:10 pm
Mr Davison wrote: ↑Tue Aug 02, 2022 12:35 pm
wavesofffear wrote: ↑Tue Aug 02, 2022 12:21 pm

I wonder what the actual power output of this monster is?

It might be beyond the capabilities of most attenuators!
When Audio34 (amp tech) had the amp in for tube replacement they measured output as:
81 watts RMS clip point & 132 watts RMS max
So perhaps not as formidable as it may appear.
Interesting. I suspect the OT and/or B+ are the limiting factors here. The design is ultimately based on a 100W Marshall after all.
I have a Park75 which contains 2 x Kt88's and it's waaay more civilized than the 100 watt 4 holers which preceded it. Decent MV too.

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