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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-16-2003, 06:28 AM Thread Starter
 
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3-chanel all-tube amps...

Hi,

still working together my "small" rig...

Originally I planned to get a 3-Channel Combo (Marshal TSL601 is still my choice).

Since I am using 2 1x12" Cabs (Hughes and Kettner, Thile cabs, 100W) it came to my mind I do not need a full combo, my Cab will do the job. Finally My problem now would be the optic... there are no "small" heads (all tube) from Marshall. Any recommendations would be fine (3 channels, around 50/50 Watt, loop, maybe reverb)

Thanx,
Lenny
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-16-2003, 11:17 AM
 
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Well, there's a marshall TSL 6-series head out there... don't remember the number, but it's basically the amp you're looking at now, minus the speaker.

Also, i'm personally a big Mesa fan, and inches away from picking up a Single Recto right now... Pretty cool head, great "metal" crunch tone but the vintage mode on the distortion channel is a sweet solo voice, too, and while it's only got 2 channels, it's got a footswitchable "solo" master boost, so while you can't set it for different "tones," you can still have a way to let your solos cut out a bit more in the mix. the really cool thing is, it's not channel specific, so you can get a boosted clean tone AND a boosted distorted. rock! the full-size Nomad 45 head might also be worth exploring.

Also, there's a Soldano 50-watter that's been making a bit of a stir on this page recently, and you can set a Legacy down to 50 watts... And if you're really hung up on 3 channels, if you pull the two center tubes from a Dual recto, it effectively cuts the power in half, and a friend of mine's VERY happy with his H&K Triamp...

So really, i was so general here i didn't help you at all. oh well.

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Hi again,

yes, that wasn't really lots of help... thanx anyway

The point is I like the Marshallsounds. And by "small" I didn'T only mean the wattage, that included the enclosure too...

Imagine having a "normal" head on top of a 1x12" cab, that looks kinda... strange? So I'D like to know wether there are heads out there "fitting" on small-dimension cabs.

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Hmm... Well, this isn't gonna help again, but i know mesa does that, and you can get a small-bodied recto or nomad...

As for marshall, www.marshallamps.com might be a good place to start... And if not, you could always buy the 601 and then have the electronics installed inside a custom small-bodied enclosure. This wouldn't be cheap, but it'd give you the tone and size you'd want, and you could probably do a very sweet flamed or quilted maple enclosure or soemthing...

Also, why not put the 1x12's next to each other on the ground, with the head resting on both? I'd imagine that'd be wide enough to make the whole setup look "natural"...

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Imagine having a "normal" head on top of a 1x12" cab, that looks kinda... strange? So I'D like to know wether there are heads out there "fitting" on small-dimension cabs.
It's not how it looks that's important, it's how it sounds.
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