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Old 25th January 2007 | Show parent
Gear Maniac
🎧 10 years
I may be late to the party but pls tell me what type of tone your trying to get?

I may be a newbie on the recording side but I've owned a ton of exotic guitars and amps. More than willing to give you my perspective. For reference, I can give you feedback on the following: I've had 2 Dumbles, Dumbleators, Trainwreck, every KOMET, old/new Marshalls, Most Brunos, Diezels, Bogners, Soldano SLO (my current favorite), Belov, Two Rock, Blockhead, CAA, Mesa, Some Fenders, Every Matchless 5 times, Mojave, Mad Professor, Splawn, Top Hat, Diaz, Torres, Divided by 13, Budda, Harry Joyce, Maven Peal, Alessandro, Kendrick, Victoria, Speedster and god knows what else. Here are a few thoughts.

Best Clean Chime: Bruno Underground 30 w/ REVERB. Spring for Telefunken tubes (especially the EL84s). You'll notice a huge improvement.

Best Fender Clean/Blackface: Bruno Cowtipper 45 with REVERB. Get the RCA Blackplates and NOS Mullard rectifier. GE preamp tubes will sound just fine.

Best SRVish BIG BIG Clean: KOMET 80. WOW

Best clean on the planet: Dumble ODS but that's way out of reach for most at $35k each.

Best lead tone: Trainwreck Express (New Transformer versions). Good luck finding one now. Next to that I have to like the Komets when dialed in correctly. The SLO is very very nice too but not as thick (yes Govt Mule but try to nail that tone yourself).

Best Heavy OD: Diezel VH4 EL34

Best Classic Rock/Higher Gain Amp: Soldano SLO with all the mods and NOS KT66

Best Clean OD amp(s): Komet Constellation (darker) or Matchless JJ30 or DC30 or SC30 (pretty much the same on Matchlesses).

I'm trying to add perspective not start a war. Hope this helps. PM me if you want color on amps/guitars matching. I love trying the stuff and hearing thoughts fro others.
Old 26th January 2007 | Show parent
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🎧 15 years
If you are checking out Rivera's see if you can get your hands on a Rivera TBR-2SL. They do not make them any more. I like the new Rivera stuff, but I love the old TBR series. Its a big beast. Mine has 21 tubes in it!!

These days my new Jule Amps "brenda K" is about the only amp I turn on. Almost every time a band comes into the studio with their own amps, they loose out to the Jule.

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