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post Dec 1 2007, 04:30 AM
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You ever stop and say... "If I could have this amp I would be done buying amps forever"?

I MAY have already found mine... I like my NOS Blues Junior so much I have yet to hear an amp I like more. I still wanna play around with some Fender Twins but that is the only thing I can think of that might impress me more. What is your final amp? Do you already own it? Or will you never find it you think? I wanna know!

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post Dec 1 2007, 05:05 AM
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I'm not really sure someone ever finds the perfect anything, there is always that nag to buy another. At least I get that. laugh.gif


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post Dec 1 2007, 05:33 AM
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Yeah, I figure a lot of players feel as you do swing. But some of us still dream of some "ultimate" amp or rig. That's what I want people to share. biggrin.gif

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post Dec 1 2007, 07:44 AM
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I'm trying to find exactly that with my amp goal thread tongue.gif There may yet be one more after that amp, but I'm trying to make this one the "perfect" one.

What does the NOS part mean, by the way?


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post Dec 1 2007, 09:31 AM
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Will have to try loads of amps to decide which one. But also a solution can be "Kulik Amp" from Germany, the guy who does custom made amps - that way you can have your own sound the way YOU like it wink.gif


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post Dec 1 2007, 02:46 PM
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At the moment I would say a Bogner Ecstacy, but I have never played one, only heard clips. On the other hand, maybe I'll end up building my perfect amp smile.gif


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post Dec 1 2007, 03:10 PM
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If I could afford the Mesa triple rectifier my search would quickly end. Since I cannot afford it, nor do i have use for that much power I have settled for a Carvin Belaire with the matching 2x12 cab. 50 watt all tube combo that would give me a 50 watt amp pushing 4x12's. I have never played the amp but I have searched many sound clips of it and it is a warm, beautiful sounding set up. Oh well since I don't have the $920 bucks for that yet either, I will just keep dreaming smile.gif


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post Dec 1 2007, 03:59 PM
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My new-year amp dream: Bogner applied his mastery to every aspect of the Line6 HD100 design and construction



My ultimate wet amp dream: As infinite as the universe, as deep as our souls, the Bogner ECSTASY allows the mortal to travel these roads...


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post Dec 2 2007, 05:42 AM
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QUOTE (JVM @ Dec 1 2007, 01:44 AM) *
What does the NOS part mean, by the way?


NOS = New Old School

It means they took the basic Blues Junior and added a vintage C12N Jensen Speaker to it in lieu of the cheaper speaker that the junior comes with. They also added tweed to the body and lacquered it for vintage ruggedness and cool looks.

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post Dec 2 2007, 03:06 PM
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QUOTE (Hardtail @ Dec 1 2007, 11:42 PM) *
NOS = New Old School

It means they took the basic Blues Junior and added a vintage C12N Jensen Speaker to it in lieu of the cheaper speaker that the junior comes with. They also added tweed to the body and lacquered it for vintage ruggedness and cool looks.

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NOS in tube terms also means "New Old Stock" - much sought after tubes that were made in the heyday of tube manufacture and never used. So they are new in ther sense they were never used but old in the sense that they have been sitting on a shelf for 50 years or so.

(Not particularly relevant to the conversation above but I thought I'd mention it just in case anyone was confused! )


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post Dec 2 2007, 03:22 PM
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QUOTE (Twibeard @ Dec 1 2007, 03:59 PM) *
My new-year amp dream:[/b] Bogner applied his mastery to every aspect of the Line6 HD100 design and construction



I really like the look of it. I wish i could hear some sound samples.


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post Dec 2 2007, 03:25 PM
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QUOTE (Pavel @ Dec 2 2007, 03:22 PM) *
I really like the look of it. I wish i could hear some sound samples.

There are sound samples at the homepage.


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post Dec 2 2007, 03:36 PM
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My dream amp would be a mix of a peavey 6505 and a Marshall jcm800.


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post Dec 2 2007, 06:16 PM
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QUOTE (MickeM @ Dec 2 2007, 03:25 PM) *
There are sound samples at the homepage.


Cool! When the amp came out, there were no samples unfortunately...great they updated the site! smile.gif


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post Dec 2 2007, 06:45 PM
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I would really like to have a Marshall 200W full stack. Well, it will come in time off course smile.gif


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post Dec 2 2007, 11:23 PM
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QUOTE (Pavel @ Dec 2 2007, 06:16 PM) *
Cool! When the amp came out, there were no samples unfortunately...great they updated the site! smile.gif

Yeah, there were a bit slow on that part smile.gif


My dream amp, I belive I own it. H&K Switchblade, it does all I want and a little bit more. It fulfills all my needs of modern hi gain amp, british or american, brit crunch and a clean channel that's great sounding.
It's especially Marshall like on the british hi-gain channel. Their sound staff really did wonders on the pre programmed sounds and it's responding really well to the guitar you've got. A strat and a LP will sound completely different and this is the first amp where I can appreciate a singlecoil strat more than humbuckers... and coming from me that's a good judgement. biggrin.gif
It's suitable for my situation now where I can enjoy many different sorts of sound, the day I want to specialize on a Marshall or Mesa sound that will maybe be another story. But as of right now I'm very very happy with the Fender, vintage Marshal, Hi gain Marshall, Mesa like sound I can get from it. Yes, it does a pretty good Fender though it's equipped with EL34's, I'm rather surprised myself. You'd get different characteristics from the 6L6 tubes, but then again if I'd go there I'd sacrifice the versatility for specializing myself. I havn't tried to make it a hi-gain ENGL yet... don't know whether that's doable or not.

Right now what music is about for me is rehearsing and performing live. If i was in a situation where I did a lot of studio work or just bedroom playing I would probably look for something else. (don't need 100W in the sudio/bedroom)


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post Dec 2 2007, 11:52 PM
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post Dec 3 2007, 01:25 AM
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QUOTE (Andrew Cockburn @ Dec 2 2007, 09:06 AM) *
NOS in tube terms also means "New Old Stock" - much sought after tubes that were made in the heyday of tube manufacture and never used. So they are new in ther sense they were never used but old in the sense that they have been sitting on a shelf for 50 years or so.

(Not particularly relevant to the conversation above but I thought I'd mention it just in case anyone was confused! )


You are absolutely correct. NOS actually does mean "New Old Stock" but since some companies like Fender have used the NOS moniker on brand new products I thought "New Old School" fit the idea of what they were trying to do better. cool.gif

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post Dec 3 2007, 02:39 AM
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QUOTE (Hardtail @ Dec 2 2007, 07:25 PM) *
You are absolutely correct. NOS actually does mean "New Old Stock" but since some companies like Fender have used the NOS moniker on brand new products I thought "New Old School" fit the idea of what they were trying to do better. cool.gif

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post Dec 3 2007, 03:52 AM
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QUOTE (Andrew Cockburn @ Dec 2 2007, 09:06 AM) *
NOS in tube terms also means "New Old Stock" - much sought after tubes that were made in the heyday of tube manufacture and never used. So they are new in ther sense they were never used but old in the sense that they have been sitting on a shelf for 50 years or so.

(Not particularly relevant to the conversation above but I thought I'd mention it just in case anyone was confused! )


An amazing concept if you think about it. I have read quite a bit about this. Although the JJ tubes you can get now are pretty awesome. I bought some high gain 6L6's from Eurotube who individually test and match them up and they sound great. They blow the stock tubes in my amp away.
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