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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.
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  • #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.
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        <div class="message">yeah no **************** LOL<br />
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        typical HCAF.. dude plays 10 gigs his whole life..... and all of a sudden he's a ****************ing expert. <img src="http://img3.harmony-central.com/acapella/ubb/icon_lol.gif" border="0" alt="" title="lol" class="inlineimg" /></div>

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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..........
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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
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                • #9
                  How serviceable are they? The tube layout is odd. Biasing seems like it would be costly.
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                  • #10
                    there is one at a local store that i really like alot
                    but i ain't gots no money
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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"
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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!
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                        <div class="message"><a href="http://acapella.harmony-central.com/forums/showpost.php?p=33169374&amp;postcount=84" target="_blank">btw petejt,<br />
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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.
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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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