PRS McCarthy into PRS Archon 25 combo! Sweet tones

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  1. nightlight

    nightlight SS.org Regular

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    I did a short demo, tried to keep. Talking minimal. First some clean tones, then some distorted ones.
     
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    Elric SS.org Regular

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    That sounds monstrous for a 1x12 though a phone cam. Is that an EL-84 amp?
     
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    Musiscience Hail the Ibbyborn!

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    Sounds cool, as expected for an Archon.

    I have the same combo and its a beast! The powertubes are 2 6L6 (5881). Favorite analog amp I owned, it's a shame they have been discontinued.
     
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    Badass clip! I also have an Archon 25. It's an awesome amp, even better after I dropped a Scumback M65 in. It got much more ballsy and angry with more attitude.

    What tubes are in yours?
     
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    Still got the stock tubes in it, afaik. I had actually traded away this amp, and then bought it back. It's really fun to play it, and unlike the PRS MT-15, you can really get it to play at low volumes.
     
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    They're 5881s, I don't think you can compare them to 6L6s. It's a slightly different tube that seems to work well with this amp. I had the 6L6 50-watt Archon at one point of time, and didn't think it sounded as good as the 25-watter.
     
  7. DudeManBrother

    DudeManBrother Hey...how did everybody get in my room?

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    I also think the 25 water sounds better than the 50 for some reason. I still have the 100 that I like most, but there’s something to those 25’s.
     
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    What mic were you using? It captured a nice in room kind of sound. What did you run it into for recording?
     
  9. nightlight

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    That's what I've been aiming for in my demos, the "in the room" sound, as opposed to a single position on the cone being captured.

    It's a Townsend Labs Sphere microphone. I ran it into my UAD interface.
     
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    Holy hell. I just looked at that mic. Out of my budget! Lol.

    Sounds great though!
     
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    Trust me, man, I bought this all on a third world budget. Yet somehow, I lead "a lifestyle that's unexplainable" haha

    I can't even figure it out myself. My master up there loves me, and nothing and no one will ever change that fact bwahahaha
     

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