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Discussion in 'Gear & Equipment' started by Dawn of the Shred, Apr 8, 2017.

  1. Dawn of the Shred

    Dawn of the Shred I play Guitar and Drums

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    Some great looking rigs I'm seeing!!

    Now I'm gasing for a Deliverance to go with my Ultra Lead.
     
  2. Wizard of Ozz

    Wizard of Ozz Arch-Mage of Metal

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    Former owner.
     
  3. Grindspine

    Grindspine likes pointy things

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    I have never gotten my hands on a VHT/Fryette amp head, but did manage to snag a Valvulator tube buffer and pedal power supply..

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    Even using it in front of my old solid state amp and pedal board is a pretty big improvement!
     
  4. TheWarAgainstTime

    TheWarAgainstTime "TWAT" for short

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    Earlier this week, I got some new tubes in the mail to try out in my 50/CL. A pair of EHX 6CA7 power tubes, a balanced Sovtek LPS for the phase inverter, and a few EHX and Chinese preamp tubes to roll through some different slots.

    So far I like the different character of the 6CA7 sound, but I'll have to play with settings and louder volumes for a few days before I know if I prefer them to the Winged =C= el34 set I had in there before. Some of that midrange crunch is replaced with more bottom end response and a cleaner/clearer high end, though I think the 6CA7's sound more mushy at very low volumes as a result of that low end extension.

    I still need to try some of my spare 6l6's in this amp, and I may pick up a set of Tung Sol el34's to compare as well next time I find a good sale online. I've landed on a pretty magical tube setup in my Ultra Lead, so I'm excited to try and do the same with the 50/CL :)
     
  5. Dawn of the Shred

    Dawn of the Shred I play Guitar and Drums

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    What are you using in your Ultra Lead?
     
  6. TheWarAgainstTime

    TheWarAgainstTime "TWAT" for short

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    EHX in V1 and V3, Chinese in V2, JJ 5751 in V4, JJ 12AT7 and balanced Sovtek LPS for the phase inverter/power amp driver slots, and a matched quad of EHX KT88's :yesway:

    I've previously used a Tung Sol in V1 that was good for high gain sounds, but lackluster on cleans. The EHX or a Sovtek are a good compromise of gain and control IMO.
     
  7. 7 Stringer

    7 Stringer SS.org Regular

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    I love VHT man, i sold my Sig X last fall and regretted it ever since. I heard a rhumor they where gonna release a version 2 at some point in time. Would be time they realease a new head. That and a Deliverence 2 i heard from the same source.

    Might be all hey say but never know.

    Here is my UL that i will never let go!!!!!

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  8. TheWarAgainstTime

    TheWarAgainstTime "TWAT" for short

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    I like the look of the UL with white knobs :yesway: I was even thinking of painting the "stripes" on my EVH 50w white like you have yours, too!

    You, sir, have some fine taste :D
     
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    7 Stringer SS.org Regular

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    Lol, thanks man, yeah i have a little white knob fetish it seems. I need to find some small ones to fit on my Peters, they are very close together and the ones i tried where touching together.

    Go for the white stripes, it ll look bad ass.

    Chris
     
  10. Dawn of the Shred

    Dawn of the Shred I play Guitar and Drums

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    Ultra Lead with white knobs looks great!!
     
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    7 Stringer SS.org Regular

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    Here is close up when i had my Sig X, damn i miss that amp, sooooo versatile and excelled at every tone it generated. I will get another one at some point:

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    White knobs are great, i just ordered some for my Friedman, just waiting on it getting updated at Dave's, should be here soon....... I hope........
     
  12. Unburdened

    Unburdened SS.org Regular

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    This thread warms my heart. I have recently completed the collection!
    I have a 100CL, 100UL, GP/DI, D120, and a Sig:X. Now if only I could find a D60, I'd be set! Not to mention a FB 4x12.
     
  13. Dawn of the Shred

    Dawn of the Shred I play Guitar and Drums

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    I just may have to steal the white knob idea for my Ultra Lead :hbang:
     
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    mike0 SS.org Regular

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    Unfortunately i'm not currently in the market for buying a new amp, but i do appreciate the offer. And i completely agree with all of your points concerning the two amps. I'll take my sig:x over a deliverance any day strictly due to having three channels and an fx loop; that said, the deliverance is probably my favorite amp and would love to have one just for recording purposes.
     
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    Milpitas Monster SS.org Regular

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    The PS-2 slays and is very versatile. Here is my Simple Simon rig
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    Also gives my Kemper tube and cab goodness
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    DEADGOON SS.org Regular

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    I just got a Fatbottom 4x12. Best cab I have ever owned.
     
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    Grabbed a 2/50/2 from GC used for a good price. I'm going to pair it with the Mesa Studio Preamp I just got an see how it works. It sounds great through the power section of my Colossus though, so unless the 2/50/2 is way better it'll probably just be going back.
     
  18. Dawn of the Shred

    Dawn of the Shred I play Guitar and Drums

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    The FatBottom Cabs are sooooooo good!
     
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    Compared to...? What other 4x12's have you experience with?
     
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    wakjob SS.org Regular

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    Honest opinion on the Studio Pre?

    You can PM me to avoid a thread derail if you want.
     

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