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  1. ohmanthisiscool

    ohmanthisiscool SS.org Irregular

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    Whatever happend to these amps?:scratch: I remember trying one out and thought it was the best thing ever. The cleans and crunch were amazing and the scoop switch made modern metal seem like cake. I dunno what do you guys think, do you remember them? Anyone have one?
     
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    eleven59 None shall pass. Contributor

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    I remember trying one and thinking it was decent. Mostly, though, they were overpriced, and didn't sound good enough to justify the price.

    I can think of a couple local bands that use them, though, and that "scoop" mode makes them sound terrible, just really muddy and buried in the mix.
     
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    Crucified Deathgrind Maniac

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    I hate them. They sound like garbage when turned up. a couple friends of mine had them and no amount of eqing could make them sound usable at high volumes IMO.
     
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    Necky379 SS.org Regular

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    i tried one out about 6 months ago and also liked it for the most part, mostly because of the cleans.
     
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    John5 is still using them I think.

    They aren't too expensive anymore, but I still don't see many.
     
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    MF_Kitten Set up us the bomb

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    i don´t like them... they sound good at first, but when you´re going to use it in a practical setting, it just kinda goes BAM right in the kisser!

    had to use one for a gig not long ago... couldn´t hear shit... and to compensate, when we turned it up, there was nothing but FIZZ!!!
     
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    ShawnFjellstad hates womanizers.

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    scoop switch = epic fail imo
     
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    WarriorOfMetal The Dragonrider Contributor

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    fixed :yesway:
     
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    TomAwesome I LIKE JUICE!!!

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    I dunno, I've heard them sound decent before. Nothing that amazing, but workable, though still not worth what they were going for.
     
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    arnoroth661 Tremol-no User Contributor

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    I heard something about a 300 watt(400?) head and was like :eek: .

    That's about it, though. :lol:
     
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    deathmask666 Filthy Fat ....er

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    I actually own one...I bought it with the cab...$1000.

    I needed something to play loud and i didn't have shit except for a real shitty marshall solid state amp that i had for too long.

    But i think if I happen to get some extra money i will go for a Mesa.
     
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    Overpriced AVT/Valvestate amp, IMO.
     
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    deathmask666 Filthy Fat ....er

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    mine wasn't...
     
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    $1200 for a hybrid amp head is overpriced, 350 SS watts or not.

    Used they might be reasonable though.
     
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    deathmask666 Filthy Fat ....er

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    yep I agree

    although mine was about $500....for the head..
     
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    Yeah, it's fine for that, I feel sorry for the people who bought them new though. :(
     
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    7 Dying Trees Forum MVP

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    Meh. I had it next to a DSL and an 800. It sounded like a metal zone. horrid.
     
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    Fixed :D :fawk:

    Just kidding guys, not an amp I like myself (then again theres not a Marshall amp I DO like), but fair play to those that do
     
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    What happened to them is you're one of maybe four people who thought it was the best thing ever.

    The mid scoop switch should really be rebranded the tone suck switch, on this and on the TSL. There's only one acceptable time to ever use it - while recording and looking for a "special' washed out thin tone for an overdub. Anything else, and it just eats away your tone.

    Toshiro's right - it's really just a glorified AVT with a case of sticker shock, and the AVT's are overpriced to begin with. It's not that it's absolutely horrid, but there's no way in fuck it should cost $100 less than a TSL head.
     

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