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  • holy shit - i've found it!!!!!

    After months of being disgruntled, and plain pissed off at guitaring in general - and sounds in general. my custom ratajczyk amplifier returned from it's creator - and what can i say? - Holy **************** this is the best amp i have ver played, by miles. chunky clear midrangy distortion that goes from blues to the most brutal of brutal - like an even punchier soldano with more low mids.

    I can finally stop spending money!

    and the cleans are like a ****************ing fender......I must be losing it - this amp wasn't my cup of tea at all when i got it, and now - it just cant get any better - i cant stop playing it.

    **************** life is good!

    anyone in australia needs to check these out if you are into metal - call bj amplifiers in brisbane and ask about the amp he made for kosta - It was the first, and i'm sure it wont be the last

    what what.......in the butt.

  • #2
    **************** man you got a BJ?

    Clips!
    Pics!
    More Info in General!

    How much did it set you back?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by rawhedrex

      I can finally stop spending money...It was the first, and i'm sure it wont be the last.


      Haha, you lose already.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by sw_gestalt
        **************** man you got a BJ?

        Clips!
        Pics!
        More Info in General!

        How much did it set you back?


        dude - it's the first proto of his metal amps - same circuit as his overdrive special, only hes modified the preamp in a big way.

        heres the silly part - 1500 aussie dollars!!!! - for a handmade amp! -

        get one - if you want a metal amp - tell him - they are awesome.

        wont be able to do clips for a while though.....
        what what.......in the butt.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by rawhedrex
          ratajczyk


          How is that pronounced?
          BobSavage.net - Music, Amp demos...
          Youtube Vids
          Savage Woodworks

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          • #6
            Rataajzick?

            Who knows.

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            • #7
              ****************ing polish lunatics.....how the hell do you pronounce five consenants one after the other -

              - i think its ratajek.
              what what.......in the butt.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Bob Savage


                How is that pronounced?


                Like a sneeze with an "R" in front of it
                Knut E

                I used to be called "ke2" around these parts

                Some ridiculous videos
                http://home.online.no/~knut-eev/stuff/

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                • #9
                  Hey since you're in Australia, have you ever tried any Sherlock amps?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by takedeepbreaths
                    Hey since you're in Australia, have you ever tried any Sherlock amps?


                    no I haven't - they are meant to be pretty good though - once again a very rocky sound. Sherlock amplifiers are a little flashier and far more expensive than BJs - they have midi and all sorts of bells and whistles.

                    I've never heard one to be honest - but I've heard they are good.

                    Sherlock is in melbourne BTW - thats a couple of thousand Ks from me.....
                    what what.......in the butt.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by rawhedrex


                      dude - it's the first proto of his metal amps - same circuit as his overdrive special, only hes modified the preamp in a big way.

                      heres the silly part - 1500 aussie dollars!!!! - for a handmade amp! -

                      get one - if you want a metal amp - tell him - they are awesome.

                      wont be able to do clips for a while though.....



                      Man, thats ****************ing ridiculous. 1500 spent at a store buys you, what, a line 6 spider, a Marshall AVT...

                      I'm considering selling the powerball and getting something else, so aquiring one of these seems a very logical move given the price, and the fact that I'll probably be able to give him some kind of direction as to how I'd like it to sound.

                      A few questions, if you dont mind answering...

                      How many channels does it have?
                      What kind of tubes does it take?
                      What controls does it have?
                      and of course... What does the ****************er sound like? Like a hotrodded marshall, or more of a mesa type grind?

                      Cheers

                      Dave

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by sw_gestalt



                        Man, thats ****************ing ridiculous. 1500 spent at a store buys you, what, a line 6 spider, a Marshall AVT...

                        I'm considering selling the powerball and getting something else, so aquiring one of these seems a very logical move given the price, and the fact that I'll probably be able to give him some kind of direction as to how I'd like it to sound.

                        A few questions, if you dont mind answering...

                        How many channels does it have?
                        What kind of tubes does it take?
                        What controls does it have?
                        and of course... What does the ****************er sound like? Like a hotrodded marshall, or more of a mesa type grind?

                        Cheers

                        Dave


                        well mine has two channels, and a boost switch on the drive channel. very much like three channels - as the boost can take you from ACDC - to metallica.

                        he can put any tubes you like in it - mine is fifty watts, el34 - stupidly loud.

                        controls are very simple - shared eq, pull pot on the gain - resonance on the back (custom option)

                        it sounds very much like a hotrodded marshall - reminds me alot of a soldano type of sound - only more METAL it has more low mids going on than a marshall - it probably doesn't have the scissor sharp definition of the powerball, but the sound is waaaaaay more organic - and can hold the low B with ease on my seven. - I've never played a better lead amp in my life, and for death metal - it kicks a whole lotta ass. cuts the mix like a knife - drowned out the recto and the blackmore we put it next to. you have to turn it up - get some ear-plugs. The sound is almost over the top - it's not a dry and simple sound - very brutal.

                        It's a very straight forward design.

                        for more money - he can make you whatever you want - even a kt88 power section if you ask him. you can even tweak the preamp if you want - but this takes time - (thats how he eventually designed mine)

                        he's also designing a monster in the next few months - a total metal machine with more bells and whistles than mine has.

                        best thing to do is call him - and talk to him about what you want - tell him you are after something for metal like he did for kosta if you want, and go from there.

                        Oh and his cabinets are the best you can get also - once again cheap as chips.

                        let me know how you go - jon is a champ to deal with - but isn't a metal guy, so it can be hard explaining things sometimes.
                        what what.......in the butt.

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                        • #13
                          Is there any information on these amps on the net?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Omichron
                            Is there any information on these amps on the net?


                            unfortunately - no

                            Jon likes the flow of buisness as it is - and likes people to contact him directly. he's funny like that.
                            what what.......in the butt.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Knut E Evenmo


                              Like a sneeze with an "R" in front of it


                              Hilarious!
                              Dealer for Charvel, Jackson, Splawn, EVH, Fender, Godin, Seagull, Duncan, EMG, Floyd Rose and lots of used gear.

                              http://www.myspace.com/squidmusic1

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