Originally Posted by screamndemon69
Tech 21 Trademark 10 (10wtts, SS, 1x8 )
The Trademark-10 has been discontinued, and was replaced with the Trademark 30 - 30 watts into a 1x10 speaker, with the same preamp. I own one, and I love the thing.
The EQ isn't terribly musical and has to be used VERY carefully - it's active, so even small changes make a huge difference - but it's a great sounding amp right out of the box. I generally leave mine set with the EQ level for bass, treble, and midrange, the preamp type on "Brit," running "crunch" I think (whatever the middle gain option is), and the drive a touch over hot, wiith a bit of reverb and no speaker model. It's not as touch-sensitive as a good tube rig, but it's an amazingly good simulation of a EL34 amp being overdriven, and will totally do "Crystal Planet" sort of tones.
I've got a demo I cut with it on my myspace - http://www.myspace.com/drewpeterson7
- called "Windowpane Demo" I think, that was the Brit mode for all rhythms and leads (with I think a bit of the tweed for the clean stuff in the background in a few places), mic'd with a SM57. It's amazingly good tone for a small practice amp at bedroom volume.