NAMM 2020: New Decade, New GAS

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  1. dongh1217

    dongh1217 SS.org Regular

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    Actually, regular 100w 101B XTC can get very tight and brutal. More aggressive than Uber if you want.
     
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  2. MAJ Meadows SF

    MAJ Meadows SF on a tone quest

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    I saw DEP using them AGES ago, and it was the most “pissed” live sound ever.

    Amp GAS is increasing by the minute. I might have misspoken about Synergy solving ANYTHING.
     
  3. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    Yeah this actually sounds better than the clips of the Uberschall I've seen. :lol:


    Dillinger? I thought they were Mesa dudes?
     
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    Alimination Space Adventurer

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    My first time at NAMM, just did a quick video highlights at my favorite booths for guitars and bass.
     
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    MAJ Meadows SF on a tone quest

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    You are correct. They use primarily Mark V’s, and utilize a 5150 mixed (left and right). Ben used to use a Triaxis and even a Stiletto. They’ve also used Friedman's, Soldano, and as far back as the mid 2000s, a Bogner Ecstasy on records. I’ve seen them use various Mesa’s live, along with a 5150 and a Bogner. I wasn’t sure if it was an Ecstasy, Uberschall, or Shiva, but one of the stage guys said it was the Ecstasy. Absolutely gnarly sounding. Perhaps the atmosphere had a lot to do with it, but I developed a new appreciation for that amp after hearing them use one live. I’m definitely grabbing a 3534.

    Anyone see the Two Notes Captor X? THAT I was in the dark on. I need an attenuator and have been researching the Ox Box and Boss Capacitor. Several pluses and minuses either way, setup based. But the Two Notes looks as simple and user friendly as I would hope for plus being a load box etc? And it’s $549. Bravo.
     
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    r33per SS.org Regular

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    Attention all planets of the...

    Sorry, I'll stop there...
     
  7. 0rimus

    0rimus SS.org Regular

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    I don't think I've ever been this conflicted about what I'm going to do/get:

    Option #1: Line 6 Pod Go
    Cheapest, integrates into my current setup the easiest, Line 6 Badonk model. Easy to record.

    Option #2: Synergy
    I always said I'd be on board if they offered preamp models I was interested in; and the Engl Powerball and the VHT Pitbull are 2 amps I've pined after the most since I was a teenager.

    More expensive and would be kinda goofy to integrate into my pair of Headrush 108's, but still super enticing.

    Option #3: EVH 5150 III 50w Stealth

    Expensive. Back to tubes. Loud. Have to haul my goofy ass 212 around again.

    But good Lord does that thing look evil. Honestly they could just re-release the standard 50w in all black and I'd be all over it. But the tighter, gainier blue channel the LBX mk2 has was my fucking jam. Screw that saggy, weak ass blue channel the standard 50w has.

    So yeah. Idunno wtf I'm going to do this year. I know I need to buy a truck though. But guitar wise... Kinda lost lol
     
  8. Se7enHeaven

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    I could be wrong... I think the Terror Stamp does have the voice of the Dark Terror. Wrong or not, hoping to have it in a few weeks and will review/demo it.
     
  9. Bearitone

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    I sent an email to Orange asking about the voicing of the Terror Stamp. I’ll post their response as soon as they reply. I really hope they tell me it’s voiced like a Dark Terror or a hybrid of the TT and DT.
     
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    My opinion is coming from some reviews, wherein the reviewing is claiming Dark Terror. Maybe it's their ears suggesting this or maybe it actually is. Curious to know.
     
  11. Mathemagician

    Mathemagician SS.org Regular

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    So much cool stuff came out that I’m just gonna wait. I have a few great guitars and a great profiler. I can chill and just practice.
     
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    Don't know if this has been posted earlier, as I didn't go through the whole thread, but damn. That guitar. That tone. What a player!
     
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    "Packing all of the punch of the minuscule Micro Terror and Micro Dark amps into an even smaller pedal format..."

    Direct from the website.
     
  14. Bearitone

    Bearitone SS.org Regular

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    sounds like marketing for the power amp, not a comment on the preamp voicing.

    EDIT: shit. I don’t why i didn’t notice before but it has a “shape” knob like a DT, not a “tone” knob like a TT... Dude i think you’re right about it being a hybrid

    Double Edit:
    Confirmed. It’s a Micro Dark with switchable master volume.

    skip to 0:55
     
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  15. Se7enHeaven

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    The power amp is solid state... it's the preamp that is tube... and with the two amp voicing via the shape knob. At $199 USD I think this is one of the best buys for 2020.
     
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    gunch Riff Chugman

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    Laneys and Bogners iirc
     
  17. technomancer

    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    Second of the two Teemu Evil Pumpkin demo vids

     
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    R34CH Counter Culture Bullet Vulture

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    I never knew that Wintersun even had anyone else besides Jari. This Teemu guy seriously rips.
     
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    oneblackened Tube Amp Dork

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    The Pumpkin is by far my favorite of the Fortin amps I've used. Most of them are waaaaay too bright for me but this one felt controlled and usable.

    Also, Teemu is an absolute animal of a guitarist. I took lessons with him for a little bit.
     
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    narad Progressive metal and politics

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    Sounds good but also sounds like Nameless.
     

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