Incoming Kartakou Collosus

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  1. maggotspawn

    maggotspawn SS.org Regular

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    You can pick up a Voodoo Lab Control Switcher for like $100. Then it would work with your setup.
     
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    The control switcher just works with a regular DIN cable? What's relay switchable other than channel?
     
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    For the Collosus, using the included footswitch, the loop is switchable as well.
    The Collosus footswitch jack is 5 pin DIN,
    but I used the adapter Vasili sent me . It converts the DIN to 1/4" TRS female. I used an insert cable to plug into the adapter, then into the Control Switcher. 5 pin DIN may work, but I didn't want to fry anything.
     
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    Emperoff Hasta la vista, Baby Contributor

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    Kartakou's stuff is custom made, so maybe it can be tweaked by request?
     
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    All it would take to work with the G major is latching relays for the channel switching.
    I don't know how involved that is though.
    BTW, I got to crank it up a little today. Sounds pretty sick.
     
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    Received mine today, been testing it for the last hour will do a full review later but.....first impressions....ive been buying gear since the the early 80's so I've been thru honeymoon phases, i like this unit !

    Has balls and cut....want to try all my cabs, boost pedals and all my guitars..so far the Bad Monkey is the best boost with the Low and hight at 1 o'clock ..had to tame the pres on the mesa 2:90 a bit, the mesa 4x12 will rattle ..

    stay tuned..

    Mike
     
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    What would be cool is if the I/II switch could be relayed instead of the loop. I'll inquire what can be done.
     
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    maggotspawn SS.org Regular

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    Well, the G Major 2 I planned on running with this would not play nice with my SS power amp. It kept triggering the limiters. When I turned down the output, I lost a lot of volume. I returned it to GC. Stuck a delay pedal in the loop, and that's it basically.
    I usually don't use much more then some delay anyway. 240 watts is loud as HELL. Sounds awesome. Might try out that Amptweaker DepthFinder for laughs.
     
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    Remind me again how long it took from ordering it to when you received it?
     
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    About 3 weeks. Definitely worth the wait.
     
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    Nice. I might pair it up with AMT tube cake for home use...or maybe a used rocktron velocity...
     
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    Thoughts on the sound of the preamp overall?
     
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    I've only had a 6505+, and never played an OG 5150. This preamp definitely has that grind to it. I play it with the 5150 setting engaged. The 6505+ setting is a bit too tight for me with my SS power amp. I don't feel the need to boost it. The clean channel sounds better to me then the 6505+ clean, which had too much hair for my taste. Overall, I really dig it, sounds sick. It's a steal at $400 shipped. I got it during a Reverb sale for $370. Very happy with it.
     
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    Think it can replace the evh 50 watt head? Or at least cover similar sounds?
     
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    I haven't played one, so can't comment.
     
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    In my experience the EVH had a more refined/smooth gain structure while the 6505 had a more gritty/biting gain structure.

    The EVH has a bouncier/faster low end response than the 6505 too.

    If this thing is really is voiced like a 6505 i doubt it will cover EVH 5150 ground.

    But, that’s just my guess
     
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    Ok cool. I keep going back and forth on this or the carvin x1.
     
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    Final setup. Snagged an ETA power conditioner to fill the empty space. left over from the G Major.
     
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    Man these preamps look so rad!

    I think I'll get one of these and the R&R preamp! They sound great too!
     
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    Why did you get rid of your Gmajor?

     

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