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post May 1 2008, 12:29 PM
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Has anyone tried a Framus Amp at all? I really want to get rid of my Marshall JCM800 and buy a Framus Cobra. The JCM800 is one of the best amps ever but it just doesn't fit my style. I've had it for many years and it is from 1983 I believe so it's about time I got a new amp.

So has anyone tried the Framus Cobra, Dragon or Ruby? I was looking at buying the Framus Cobra but it is £1800 so $3600


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post May 7 2008, 11:35 AM
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Not one person has tried these amps? sad.gif That's a shame. I guess I will just have to hunt one down smile.gif


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post May 7 2008, 11:43 AM
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its a nice amp man if you have a money so you can do it


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post May 8 2008, 12:40 AM
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I didn't heard about them! smile.gif
But if they cost that much , should be high quality smile.gif


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post May 8 2008, 01:33 AM
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Good amps - only tried the Ruby OC some time back but it was a nice amp. From what I remember of the descriptions the Cobra is a more (Ultra) High Gain Metal, Dragon is High Gain/80s and the Ruby more general purpose. Sort of the Cobra is Framus's take on a Triple Rec... Expensive but compared with a Triple Rec in European shops smile.gif and if I had the money and wanted that sort of amp I'd definitely consider it.

I might have the Cobra and Dragon mixed up though.

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post May 8 2008, 07:38 AM
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I heard some stuff recorded with this amp and is awesome, really... BESTIAL laugh.gif really heavy distortion... but IMO it's too expensive.


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post May 8 2008, 10:59 AM
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Framus contacted me last year and sent me a Cobra and a Dragon amp, and I have to say that both are very good amps. The Dragon is more "british", like a Marshall, but better in my opinion, while the Cobra is closer to Boogies. Both amps offer tons of great features, lots of sound options and are definitely a good choice. I would even put them in my personal top 3 of amps, together with some Engl's and of course my beloved Rectifiers.


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well, can you ask Framus if they can send me some amps ??? laugh.gif laugh.gif



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post May 8 2008, 11:14 AM
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QUOTE (tonymiro @ May 8 2008, 01:33 AM) *
Good amps - only tried the Ruby OC some time back but it was a nice amp. From what I remember of the descriptions the Cobra is a more (Ultra) High Gain Metal, Dragon is High Gain/80s and the Ruby more general purpose. Sort of the Cobra is Framus's take on a Triple Rec... Expensive but compared with a Triple Rec in European shops smile.gif and if I had the money and wanted that sort of amp I'd definitely consider it.

I might have the Cobra and Dragon mixed up though.

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QUOTE (Juan M. Valero @ May 8 2008, 07:38 AM) *
I heard some stuff recorded with this amp and is awesome, really... BESTIAL laugh.gif really heavy distortion... but IMO it's too expensive.



QUOTE (Marcus Siepen @ May 8 2008, 10:59 AM) *
Framus contacted me last year and sent me a Cobra and a Dragon amp, and I have to say that both are very good amps. The Dragon is more "british", like a Marshall, but better in my opinion, while the Cobra is closer to Boogies. Both amps offer tons of great features, lots of sound options and are definitely a good choice. I would even put them in my personal top 3 of amps, together with some Engl's and of course my beloved Rectifiers.

Cheers for the help guys. I'm definitely going to try all 3 models out. The Ruby, Dragon and Cobra. I love the look of the Dragon cabinet and so I gotta see it and play through one. And that is awesome Marcus being sent those 2 amps and you're really lucky to be in that position. Mixed with your great guitaring and awesome band smile.gif I can't wait to try one out. I just need to sell my JCM800 from 1982 and try out these beauties.

Again thanks for the help guys. It makes me eager to try them now that I know 3 knowledgable people like them smile.gif

QUOTE (Juan M. Valero @ May 8 2008, 11:03 AM) *
well, can you ask Framus if they can send me some amps ??? laugh.gif laugh.gif

It would be great just to have them sent to you. smile.gif But now you're full time guitarist and left the pharmacy then you can really knuckle down and have more time to write songs and play gigs smile.gif You rock Juan so all it will take is for somebody to notice you at a gig or your CD and you may get sent some Framus amps in the near future smile.gif


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post May 8 2008, 12:53 PM
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Hehe, just to get this straight, I didn't keep those amps wink.gif Framus contacted me and offered me this endorsement, and since I am not tied to any amp company with an endorsement in the moment I was of course interested. I told them right from the beginning though that it will not be easy to make me abandon my Boogies since I am really in love with them, but well, they sent me those 2 amps, I tested them, I liked them a lot, but I still prefered my Boogies, I just found "my" sound with those amps. So I called Framus, thanked them for the offer and the interest in me as an endorser, gave them my feedback on those two great amplifiers, but asked them to pick them up again. It would just feel wrong for me to keep those amps, officially become a Framus endorser, but still play my Boogies all the time. If I endorse a company I only do it because I am fully blown away by the product, not because I get it for free, and as I said, both amps were really good amps, just not "my" amps, that's why I prefered to decline the offer and to stay with my 3 Boogies.


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While awaiting an opportunity to try them you can hear the Cobra here smile.gifhttps://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...?showtopic=8626


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QUOTE (Marcus Siepen @ May 8 2008, 12:53 PM) *
Hehe, just to get this straight, I didn't keep those amps wink.gif Framus contacted me and offered me this endorsement, and since I am not tied to any amp company with an endorsement in the moment I was of course interested. I told them right from the beginning though that it will not be easy to make me abandon my Boogies since I am really in love with them, but well, they sent me those 2 amps, I tested them, I liked them a lot, but I still prefered my Boogies, I just found "my" sound with those amps. So I called Framus, thanked them for the offer and the interest in me as an endorser, gave them my feedback on those two great amplifiers, but asked them to pick them up again. It would just feel wrong for me to keep those amps, officially become a Framus endorser, but still play my Boogies all the time. If I endorse a company I only do it because I am fully blown away by the product, not because I get it for free, and as I said, both amps were really good amps, just not "my" amps, that's why I prefered to decline the offer and to stay with my 3 Boogies.

That is a very respectable thing to do. It is nice on the company that you are honest with them and it is great from you that you don't feel you have to take up the endorsement even though you'd probably never use them on stage. Some guitarists would just accept any endorsement just for free gear.

QUOTE (MickeM @ May 8 2008, 12:57 PM) *
While awaiting an opportunity to try them you can hear the Cobra here smile.gifhttps://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...?showtopic=8626

Cheers for the link. I will give it a listen. I can't wait to get hold of one now smile.gif


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Maroon, a German Metal band play only Framus amps...Check them out!

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I've heard some sound samples where they sound too fizzy and some samples where they sound very chunky and beefy.
Can you go and try them out in a shop etc. ? smile.gif


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Sure you can try them in shops too, I have no idea about the distribution in Finland, but here they are available in all the major shops. And yeah, I know a lot of musicians that would take any free gear, just for the sake of getting it for free, but this is not really my thing. Sure it would have been a nice thing to get those two amps, I really liked both, but for me it would be kind of ripping of Framus, and this is definitely not my style. As long as I will only use my Boogies I will not endorse any other amps, it would just be a fake.


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QUOTE (Marcus Siepen @ May 8 2008, 05:42 PM) *
Sure you can try them in shops too, I have no idea about the distribution in Finland, but here they are available in all the major shops. And yeah, I know a lot of musicians that would take any free gear, just for the sake of getting it for free, but this is not really my thing. Sure it would have been a nice thing to get those two amps, I really liked both, but for me it would be kind of ripping of Framus, and this is definitely not my style. As long as I will only use my Boogies I will not endorse any other amps, it would just be a fake.

Have Mesa offered you an endorsement or not yet?


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I had a Mesa Boogie endorsment for some years, I am not endorsing them anymore though. I had the deal with the German distribution back then, not with Mesa directly, and those guys were great, but at some point Mesa changed the distributor in Germany and I didn't like the attitude of the new distributors, so I ended my deal. I own 2 Rectifiers and Triaxis/2:90, along with some Rectocabs, so I have everything I need, I don't really need this endorsment just for the sake of having it.


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