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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-05-2003, 04:45 PM Thread Starter
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The tone comes home...

Well, after 2 years of regret, I was finally able to get my old Matchless Chieftain back from the guy I sold it to a couple of years ago. Probably the single best sounding amp I've ever played through, let alone owned. It's just as pristine as she was the day I bought her brand new.

Words simply can't describe the gorgeous tones that come from this work of art!
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I've said it before and I'll say it again: bastard!

I'm jealous. Very.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-05-2003, 07:04 PM
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It's like guitar players porn!!!
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-13-2003, 03:31 PM Thread Starter
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An updated pic of the Tone Family. All that's missing is a Mesa Mark IV and I'll be happy...for now
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-13-2003, 04:54 PM
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Do you use the amp distortion or pedals?
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-13-2003, 06:49 PM Thread Starter
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On which amp?

On the Rivera TBR-2L (rack), it's all the amp. I do have an original TS-9 in the back of the rack for a milder overdrive which I use once in awhile for a more subtle rhythm tone.

On the Rivera Suprema, there's no need for any overdrive pedals- the lead channel kicks a$$, especially with the boost engaged.

On the Matchless, since it's a single-channel amp, I put a TS-808 in front of it and not much else. The natural overdrive is killer, but in a live situation, it's just not convenient to tweak the knobs mid-song. Depending on which band I'm playing with, I may use a Keeley-modded DS-1 for a little heavier distortion.
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