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post Dec 27 2008, 04:28 AM
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I was in Guitar Center and decided to plug my strat into a Fender Deluxe Reverb tube amp. ohmy.gif Suddenly I hate my Line 6 Spider Jam! OH MY GOD!!! The sound out of that thing was ridiculous!!!! It was $1,000...and it stayed in the store. My wife would KILL me if I bought that thing! Man...I now see what all the "tube amp" hype is all about!

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post Dec 27 2008, 04:37 AM
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I feel your pain ... I am working hard to avoid buying am expensive tube amp ...


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post Dec 27 2008, 04:46 AM
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QUOTE (Praetorian @ Dec 26 2008, 10:28 PM) *
I was in Guitar Center and decided to plug my strat into a Fender Deluxe Reverb tube amp. ohmy.gif Suddenly I hate my Line 6 Spider Jam! OH MY GOD!!! The sound out of that thing was ridiculous!!!! It was $1,000...and it stayed in the store. My wife would KILL me if I bought that thing! Man...I know see what all the "tube amp" hype is all about!


Look at Carvin. You can get a Vintage Bel Air for About $600 with shipping. They sound great. I just changed the tubes on mine, set the bias myself (it is easy). Fender is fine. But you just bet more for your money with a Carvin. But don't get the Vintage 16. It is more of a specialty amp, which is ok. But the Bel Air is what you want. You don't hear a lot of people say bad things about them. In fact, I never have.

edit: correction, they are $100 more.

https://www.carvinguitars.com/products/sing...?product=BELAIR

Still, way better way to go than a Fender at this price. Mine just sounds great. I often play just right into it, even though I have all kinds of effects, it sounds so good, even at very low volumes.

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post Dec 27 2008, 05:04 AM
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I know what you mean Ben. I had a Marshall solid state half stack (which has been sold btw) and plugged into a little twin reverb and was like...WHAT!! That was the first tube experience for me and If I could justify the cost, I'd have one now!! laugh.gif No comparison..


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post Dec 27 2008, 05:35 AM
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I agree with others. There is know substituite for a really good tube amp and how it feels when you jam through it.

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post Dec 27 2008, 05:48 AM
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I posted awhile back about my first expierience with an all tube amp... ah here it is

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...c=20388&hl=

anyway, yeah the sound that came out of that amp was AWESOME... to bad it was $2000

anyway... you could always tell your wife that it costs less than it did...

"how much did you pay for that?"

"what this old piece of junk? I got it at a yardsale for $30" laugh.gif ph34r.gif


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post Dec 27 2008, 06:21 AM
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QUOTE (Ctodd @ Dec 26 2008, 11:48 PM) *
I posted awhile back about my first expierience with an all tube amp... ah here it is

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...c=20388&hl=

anyway, yeah the sound that came out of that amp was AWESOME... to bad it was $2000

anyway... you could always tell your wife that it costs less than it did...

"how much did you pay for that?"

"what this old piece of junk? I got it at a yardsale for $30" laugh.gif ph34r.gif


Problem is...my wife is VERY knowledgeable about my hobbies! I can't pull fast ones on her! biggrin.gif


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post Dec 27 2008, 09:27 AM
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Now, you know what you can save for! biggrin.gif

Recently, I fell in love with a Fender Stratocaster. smile.gif Its sound is so amazing! I´ll be saving for this. smile.gif
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post Dec 27 2008, 10:11 AM
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Ah! Same here, I did my album record with an AC-30 and now my PodxtPro sounds lifeless like desert! Man what have I done biggrin.gif


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post Dec 27 2008, 11:13 AM
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QUOTE (Andrew Cockburn @ Dec 27 2008, 06:37 AM) *
I feel your pain ... I am working hard to avoid buying am expensive tube amp ...

Sorry if a joke is misplaced here - but people usually work hard to be able to buy expensive amps. So in some weird way you can consider yourself lucky! laugh.gif ph34r.gif


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post Dec 27 2008, 11:25 AM
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QUOTE (Kristofer Dahl @ Dec 27 2008, 05:13 AM) *
Sorry if a joke is misplaced here - but people usually work hard to be able to buy expensive amps. So in some weird way you can consider yourself lucky! laugh.gif ph34r.gif


If you are serious about playing, I don't know why anyone even thinks about $700 or so. Even if you are poor.

Regarding the wife, here you go. Leaves plenty for that nice 50W combo amp with 2 good 12 inch speakers. Get a dog for companionship. I have an Uncle who had mental problems, I thought he had a real loving loyal wife. She put him away. Dog will never do that.

http://www.mydivorcedocuments.com/index.as...CFQxKGgodvFH0DA

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post Dec 27 2008, 11:35 AM
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QUOTE (fkalich @ Dec 27 2008, 01:25 PM) *
Regarding the wife, here you go. Leaves plenty for that nice 50W combo amp with 2 good 12 inch speakers. Get a dog for companionship. I have an Uncle who had mental problems, I thought he had a real loving loyal wife. She put him away. Dog will never do that.

http://www.mydivorcedocuments.com/index.as...CFQxKGgodvFH0DA

Fkalich - give us a link to a get-a-dog site a well and we'll be set to go! laugh.gif

Hey it just struck me how - how about www.the-fkalich-lifestyle.com - I think the domain name is still avalailable! You could gather all the important websites we need to know about in order to deal with life (oh and you know what's going happen if you don't feature gmc there...right? ph34r.gif )

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post Dec 27 2008, 11:58 AM
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QUOTE (Kristofer Dahl @ Dec 27 2008, 11:35 AM) *
Fkalich - give us a link to a get-a-dog site a well and we'll be set to go! laugh.gif

Hey it just struck me how - how about www.the-fkalich-lifestyle.com - I think the domain name is still avalailable! You could gather all the important websites we need to know about in order to deal with life (oh and you know what's going happen if you don't feature gmc there...right? ph34r.gif )

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post Dec 27 2008, 12:02 PM
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QUOTE (Oxac @ Dec 27 2008, 01:58 PM) *
You're gonna hire guitartube to fix the error?


Something like that...or just send Oxac with his sword. tongue.gif


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post Dec 27 2008, 12:05 PM
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I share your feeling man ... So many times I went to the store and tried things out but at the end didn't have financial source to just grab it right there smile.gif
Luckily right now things have switched all the way for me. I am really good friends with person who owns music shop in my town , and he endorsed me with POD X3 Live along with speakers and awesome mixer for live performance. I also get strings for free and other things like fretboard cleaner and all the other products. In exchange I go to his shop whenever he has busy day and just take a guitar and do some solo stuff , that eventually leads to customers buying guitars,amps and asking about lessons smile.gif


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post Dec 27 2008, 12:09 PM
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QUOTE (Kristofer Dahl @ Dec 27 2008, 05:35 AM) *
Fkalich - give us a link to a get-a-dog site a well and we'll be set to go! laugh.gif

Hey it just struck me how - how about www.the-fkalich-lifestyle.com - I think the domain name is still avalailable! You could gather all the important websites we need to know about in order to deal with life (oh and you know what's going happen if you don't feature gmc there...right? ph34r.gif )

laugh.gif laugh.gif sorry for hijacking unsure.gif


I would always feature GMC, GMC is unsurpassed, nobody else even comes close. But I will ask first before I gave credit to GMC for anything I show (which may be pretty soon), best to not assume. There is this lady in town with all kinds of weird yard art, her whole property looks like some crazy person's insane junk yard. I am sure it looks good to her though. She had an Obama sign during the recent election. I am sure the Obama people would have asked her to put a McCain sign up in place of that.
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post Dec 27 2008, 12:31 PM
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Yeah, it's definitely hard not to have your own tube amp, but don't worry, it's not the gear that makes the fine player. If you are consistent enough and practice, the great gear will come by itself.


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post Dec 27 2008, 02:28 PM
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QUOTE (Kristofer Dahl @ Dec 27 2008, 11:13 AM) *
Sorry if a joke is misplaced here - but people usually work hard to be able to buy expensive amps. So in some weird way you can consider yourself lucky! laugh.gif ph34r.gif

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post Dec 27 2008, 03:42 PM
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laugh.gif funny thread smile.gif

Praetorian you can always say you got it second hand for 400$ wink.gif


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QUOTE (Fran @ Dec 27 2008, 09:42 AM) *
laugh.gif funny thread smile.gif

Praetorian you can always say you got it second hand for 400$ wink.gif


ph34r.gif Nah...she knows me too well!


Does anyone know how this amp would sound with a Metal Muff plugged into it? Is it a very one dimensional clean tone amp only? Or would it sound good for metal too with a good distortion pedal?

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