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  1. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Semi generic question with few details. Gut answers please. I have a 20W amp, I can get essentially the same amp but in a 40W version for an extra $300. Is it worth it? Brand doesn't matter. Would you go for the extra wattage knowing that "for the most part" the 20W will get you where you need...
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    FS/FT - Victory Amps V50 the Earl hand wired 50 watt head Pics and details here: https://reverb.com/item/3335026-victory-amps-v50-the-earl-50-watt-hand-wired-head-made-in-england-guthrie-govan Asking $1825 plus shipping on reverb. Can do a little better if done through forum and with PayPal...
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    Ok. I posted a while back about how I'm buying a legacy amp. It's been a while, but I've been in the hook and haven't really actually gone through with it yet. The reasons I want/need a new amp at all My amp is solid state I've been using it for 6 years It's starting to give out I manage to...
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    I am always seriously impressed when I listen to the sounds people get, particularly on this site. I listen to the guitar challenges and Rab's posts (if you haven't listened to Rab, do so now, the man is amazing). I also love the sounds the fwd, Drew, Fire, Kyle, Heep, Rightjem, Wilch etc...
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    This is something that has puzzled me for a while. Many guitar players and collectors will go to the ends of the earth to find an axe or amp from the 50's, 60s, 70s or 80s. When I ask friends who buy vintage gear why, I am told "they don't make them like this anymore!" or "it's the tone man!"...
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    So it appears I have a curse with new amps. A few years ago I purchased a Peavey Vypyr that worked fine at the store but later at home it stopped working. Sent it back and got a new one. A few weeks ago I ordered a Carvin V3MC. Received it today and while it looks are stunning. The amp...
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    Has anyone ever used Randall RD50C or such? I'm about to purchase one and want to know more about them. I need it for playing death/thrash metal and some home recording. It's all tube 2 x JJ EL34 and some 12ax7's in the preamp section. Shoot :)
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    So I was at a Music store the other day and I ca ught a glance at a Carvin Legacy Combo for about $450(sound about right)? So how do these compare to the half stack? How far can you take it regarding Gain/distortion? and does it actually capture somewhat a Vai sound? I couldn't find any demos or...
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    I just watched a YouTube video about Alex Lifeson's rig and he has four amp heads and a ton of other stuff. Seems a bit crazy. But I was just curious who y'all think has the craziest rig?
  10. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Hello all, I am looking for your expert opinions to help me find my sound. I am not the smoothest player so a clean sound with sharp cutoffs don’t help me  I need something that will have some sustain to it to help connect those phrases together where technique fails me. After a bunch of failed...
  11. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    I've decided that I am in the market for an attenuator and/or direct load box to use for playing out and for home recording. After a good deal of research I've narrowed it down to the two models mentioned in the titles and I'm hoping good old reliable jemsite can help me make the final...
  12. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    hey, I have a bugera 333 head and I bought the adapter jack so I can plug my headphones into the amp. But problem is the sound is coming out from one side only. How can I fix this? Thanks
  13. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Added a Marshall Class 5 and a Jet City. Will post reviews once that section is fixed. A note on the Marshall--it has potential, but I need to mod it. Very farty low end and needs a master volume. The Jet City screams stock, but since I'm modding anyway......
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    For sale I have a Baron Custom Amps Snott Watt. This is an all PTP mini 5-7 watt high gain tube amp. It uses three 12ax7s for pre amp tubes and a 12bh7 as the power tube. Very tight and heavy with a little bit of a british flare. Check it out on http://www.baroncustomamps.com/snott.php It also...
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    It just hit me to look for some of the amps I'm interested in on Craigslist, and there are some decent deals. Assuming the item is within driving distance (so you can try it out), tell me your thoughts about buying stuff on Craigslist. Obviously there's no return policy and I'd be pissed to...
  16. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Hi all, I'm looking for a decent sized amp that I can use on stage to back a show-choir which I will be accompanying. I would usually be playing in a Large auditorium, or a gymnasium (most competitions are held at schools). My price range is between $300-$700 AT MOST. I tried out a few amps...
  17. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    This was a massive collection of amps that was brought together over the weekend and recorded at a studio in North Hollywood. 79 Amps in all from classic to all-out metal. Check out the clips on this channel... http://www.youtube.com/user/jameslugo Cheers, Race
  18. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    I've got one, bought it, hardly used it, just noticed that they're now about £1075 new! When I bought mine, it was just over £700. Time to sell and make minimal loss?
  19. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Any opinions on Blackstar amps from existing users out there? In a shamelessly commercial decision I have moved away from M*****l (controversial I know) and have started dealing in Blackstar amps and pedals. Just the HT1, HT5 and HT5S for now but more later.
  20. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Hi, I use a fender protube 60w (all tube) and I have a Marshall valvestate on the corner on the room (I never use it lol ). This valvestate amp have a tube preamp with a gorgeous tube distortion (the amp section is solid state, so it sucks). I just want to use the preamp section of this amp...
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