What amp to get

Discussion in 'Amps & Cabs' started by WavMixer, May 13, 2016.

  1. eS.G.

    eS.G. Well-Known Member

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    I do recall that I DO NOT recall the low price......musta been RUM Friday or something
     
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    I am full man.....no room in the Inn..... or the manger for that matter.....
     
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    I won't have to sneak it in. I blew more than this on Mothers Day & birthday for my mother-in-law. Next month is my birthday and I think I'll be ready for this tube testing club that was going around a while back. So who has the box of tubes now?
     
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    Thats a damn good question Wav. I forget who has it now. ITs a little box of fun for sure though.

    Congrats man
     
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    I have it Wav. It's all 12AX7's and most are duds, but I'll see if I have anything to add and mail it to you. PM me your address. As for the 6L6 power tubes, if yours turn out as poorly matched as most of the rest of us you might as well plan on buying a set. I got a matched set of JJ's off Amazon and it was like buying a nice new Fender amp when I installed and biased them!
     
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    Looks to be a good deal, but the stock 12" speaker need to be upgraded .

    An other very cool amp 2 x 12" loaded

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    Awesome score - now get an acoustic amp to pair it with!!
     
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    Good stuff, Wav - make sure you take it to 10 just to see what happens... :D
     
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    Funny, I thought the same thing about the speaker when I first looked at it online.
    That opinion has changed in reality, now that I have had it next to some real world "good speakers".
    It has competed well with some fairly classic (not modern, not China made) offerings from Celestion...among others. As it turns out, I have found that I really like the stock speaker paired with a WGS Green Beret loaded 1x12 cab better than any other speaker combination/substitute that I have tried...and I have had the opportunity to run it through four different(fairly classic) 4X12 cabs, two 2x12 cabs, and two 1x12 cabs in diferent combination. I can say, with certainty, that the stock speaker in my Silkyn is fine, and deserves a spot in my collection as an active member. I have no qualms about immediately eliminating any slightly undesirable stock speakers from my collection, as space is at a premium for me these days.

    As to the comparison with offerings from the Bugera line... I have not sampled a lot of their offerings, but none of the three that I have sampled(or worked on) has been built like the Silkyn.
    A more fair comparison(at least in chassis construction) would be early to mid 1990s Laney, or Peavey tube offerings. The chassis is solid feeling, with a pair of heavy transformers, and the internal layout is fairly uncluttered.

    The Silkyn's cabinetry construction is, however, just about OK. The baffle could be improved, but is serviceable(the baffle is plywood at least, and not MDF).
     
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    And your not going to get the Bugera for 200.00 ;)
     
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    I hope your amp will have an Eminence speaker, much better than the no branded I saw before (small magnet circuit )
     
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    Another contender is the Peavey XXL, which is a three channel amp, with clean, crunch, and lead voicings. It's surprisingly versatile. It's the same basic tone circuits as the other Peavey solid state transtube amps, just in a bigger, more powerful package you can get from guitarcenter for ~$250 to $300 or so as a head. They made a combo but it's not as common.
     
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    Yep. That's what comes in them.
     
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    That' s perfect

    :cheers:
     
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    Now the buyers remorse is starting to set in. Will this be too loud for my needs? Will it sound good turned down... way down. I guess I need to start clearing a space for it here in my already over crowded office. Who was that that once called me a voice of reason here on these forums?:wow:
     
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    So Wav......what kinda deal will you make on it used??? ;)

    Just screwing with ya. you will love it. Does it "attenuate?" if not a possible mod? just curious.....you know for when I buy it off of you :facepalm::naughty::cool:

    :cheers:
     
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    I don't know if this will make you feel any better...a little clean demo and a lot of crunch...

    Check the Les Paul at 7:35

     
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    Yeah I watched that vid and I've made it through 27 page so far on that thread. What are the dimensions of the amp, I need to make room for it?
     

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