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  • Sound city amps

    Thinking of trading my TSL100 for 120 watt sound city head. Who knows about these things. I am not sure of the model but it's got six 5881s powering it. It has reverb, and the tone controls are active. Its really easy to make it sound ****************ty but dialed in it sounded great clean. Loud too. Unfortunately thats all it can do. It has none of the slave ins I have seen on other models so using my rack with it probably won't work. I was really looking for a Laney AOR series hundred watt but can't find one. I really liked this so I am considering it.

    Tell me what you know about them.
    My contributions to global trade...

    American, Japanese and Mexican guitars
    English amps
    Effects from all over Asia.

  • #2
    ill take it if you dont...****************ing killer..sounds like a Hiwatt..
    and Doug R can make it take your face off if you want it to..

    nice an cheap too..usualy around $500-700 in nice shape..
    im waiting on my $600 from GWB to get a use HG100..
    thats my next big choice..

    buy it ..dont wait....i look for them all the time on ebay..

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    • #3
      Be prepared to go deaf if you're not careful.

      Won't get much overdrive out of them without making the world collapse onto itself first.
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      • #4
        AOR's do pop up.
        Originally Posted by guitarbilly74


        yeah no **************** LOL

        typical HCAF.. dude plays 10 gigs his whole life..... and all of a sudden he's a ****************ing expert.




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        • #5
          David gilmour used to use them before he used Hiwatts. Ive read (i think) that the Sound City amps were made by the same company or guy that first started making hiwatt amps. confucious says "some sound city amps to hiwatt as what some traynors are to old fenders"?

          Let the corrections (from folks more in the know) than I roll..........
          Gear:

          Gibson Explorer with EMG 81/85
          1989 Epiphone Emperor
          Mesa Dual Rectifier
          Saxon cabs 2x12 with Eminence Legends

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          • #6
            Loud & clean with not much else.

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            • #7
              you run a boost or a box of some sort infront.?
              there's a master on it.?

              The Hiwatts i listened to have masters..and they boosted them..
              used a Y-cable as well..
              wicked fat...



              Loud & clean with not much else.

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              • #8
                LOUDER THAN GOD
                seriously, theyre up there with the ampeg v4s in terms of shear volume
                Guitars: USA Peavey Wolfgang, MIJ Ibanez SCA220, Squier Telecaster Custom, Taylor 110e
                Amps: 1989 Peavey VTM60, 1969 Sunn Sceptre
                Cabs Avatar Vintage 4x12 w/ WGS Green Berets, Basson Vertical Slant 2x12 w/ Eminence Legends
                Pedals Korg Pitchblack, BBE Green Screamer, BAT Pharaoh Fuzz, MXR Carbon Copy, Line 6 Echo Park

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                • #9
                  How serviceable are they? The tube layout is odd. Biasing seems like it would be costly.
                  My contributions to global trade...

                  American, Japanese and Mexican guitars
                  English amps
                  Effects from all over Asia.

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                  • #10
                    there is one at a local store that i really like alot
                    but i ain't gots no money
                    My band: The Letter 3

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                    • #11
                      David gilmour used to use them before he used Hiwatts. Ive read (i think) that the Sound City amps were made by the same company or guy that first started making hiwatt amps. confucious says "some sound city amps to hiwatt as what some traynors are to old fenders"?

                      Let the corrections (from folks more in the know) than I roll..........


                      lol wut

                      Pete Townshend used SC amps after Marshall, and switched to Hiwatt when Sound City refused to do an amp modification them; some employee offered to make basically the same amp but with the customizations Pete wanted; he called the company "Hiwatt"
                      Originally Posted by Ferdinandstrat


                      And Mr. Grimace, there is nothing that I would be delighted more to do right now then to punch you in the face until it disintegrates.



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                      • #12
                        lol wut

                        Pete Townshend used SC amps after Marshall, and switched to Hiwatt when Sound City refused to do an amp modification them; some employee offered to make basically the same amp but with the customizations Pete wanted; he called the company "Hiwatt"


                        cool story, I never knew that!
                        Originally Posted by Spacehog26


                        Sonic Maximisers are...the musical equivalent
                        of a turd polisher.




                        "This isn't 4chan you idiot"- anon.






                        Originally Posted by lfrz93


                        btw petejt,
                        is that you in your avatar?









                        Originally Posted by petejt







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                        • #13
                          you run a boost or a box of some sort infront.?
                          there's a master on it.?

                          The Hiwatts i listened to have masters..and they boosted them..
                          used a Y-cable as well..
                          wicked fat...


                          It's not mine it's just a PC pic. I remember when they came out as new lol. I tried one a few years ago but it was pretty **************** to be honest , just as I remembered

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                          • #14
                            lol wut

                            Pete Townshend used SC amps after Marshall, and switched to Hiwatt when Sound City refused to do an amp modification them; some employee offered to make basically the same amp but with the customizations Pete wanted; he called the company "Hiwatt"


                            Well i Guess i was kinda wrong, before hiwatt Gilmour mainly used Selmer amps, but if you look at the abum art on Umma Gumma there are a few sound city heads in one of the photos as well. Dave Reeves who worked for Sound City created Hiwatt, originally under the name Hylight electronics, like you said at the behest of pete townsend, but still (by the same company OR guy).... sort of what i had said/meant to say anyway.
                            Gear:

                            Gibson Explorer with EMG 81/85
                            1989 Epiphone Emperor
                            Mesa Dual Rectifier
                            Saxon cabs 2x12 with Eminence Legends

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                            • #15
                              How serviceable are they? The tube layout is odd. Biasing seems like it would be costly.


                              they are extremely easy to service. everything is built on tag strips or turret strips, nothing is hard to get to.
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