Post by stormymondays on Nov 9, 2019 15:54:02 GMT -6
I was going to suggest the Fender Deluxe Tweed, but it's expensive and that amp comes with a learning curve. There are many builders doing 5E3 clones but you should definitely try one before going that route. That amp goes from 50s clean to Hotel California solo tones (both guitars, LP and Tele).
I know the designer of the Origin. Well, he actually left the company before the amp came out and they changed a few things. He specifically recommented the 20 over the 50, and the head version. I paired mine with a 1x12 cab with a Celestion Type A and the amp sounds really good, very big range of sounds, including some stellar cleans. I then spent some extra replacing the tubes with a custom set from Tube Amp Doctor and it went from really good to absolutely awesome! So don't discount that amp yet. If you have a combo with a good speaker already you can use the head with that combo, you just need an adaptor with two female jacks (Neutrik makes one).
He’s right I tried the head and it sounded really good into a 4x12, the 20 watt combo: anemic!
I just got an Egnator rebel in really good shape: 20 watt tube: 6v6 and ek34 snd a mix pot so you can dial in the sound, anothevoot for watt 1–20, 3 pots for eq and gain and master and couple of switches for tight and bright, cane with a kustom eminence 12: pretty pleased: decent price.
I am very pleased, the amp’s not abused, original tubes ( all groove tube) but no funny noises. It is very versatile, takes my comp and ocd pedal really well.
The kustom cab, although small and open, seemed resonant. I had some roxal board sound insulation, so cut pieces to compression fit inside, to close it and absorb/ dampen those resonances, so now sounds even purer and less resonant.
It’s not a powerhouse but for recording: seems great. I am just tracking a new song, so will fire up the rebel for recording duties this weekend.
Again thx for the suggestions and insights!
Last Edit: Nov 10, 2019 4:36:21 GMT -6 by kcatthedog
Post by Martin John Butler on Nov 10, 2019 9:58:40 GMT -6
I've had two Blackstars, the 20 W and the 5 W. Sold both. Liked the sound a lot, but they were both so noisy I just couldn't record with them. I heard an amazing amp yesterday called the Mercury V by Carr amps. It can be dialed in from 1 W- 20W. Sounded like the best Marshall and Fender had a baby, just perfect, but of course at $2,200, it was out of my jurisdiction.
Post by Martin John Butler on Nov 10, 2019 12:56:42 GMT -6
Amps are almost as bad as mics. You get what you pay for, ugh.. The Mercury V I tried yesterday had 6L6 tubes I believe. The one above has EL34's I think. The 6L6 was a bit more Fender like, but still has that beautiful Marshall first transient tone.
Post by kcatthedog on Nov 10, 2019 14:33:04 GMT -6
I mean seriously what a track !! I recall getting seriously loaded, seriously out there and seriously in trouble with some gal at somebody else’s pool party, as this album blasted, but that’s all in the past! Ah, to our misspent youths’!