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  • #16
    i actually own one...was my first real amp...got it 10 yrs ago and i had to service it once....other than that i have fell back in love w/ the thing....u can get some really good metal tones out of it IMO....and yes schuldiner used it...was actually on the video for the philosopher...and i believe tommy victor of prong used it as well on cleansing...i have to admit...it is not too bad for a ss....check my sig...is the only amp i have now....but....got another amp comin in the big brown truck today...reviews to follow...' btw i got the matching 4x12 cab
    1991 Gibson Les Paul Stnd
    Gibson Gothic SG
    1980's D'Agostino LP copy
    Fender MIM Strat
    Taylor 310
    Rectoverb Combo
    Marshall Valvestate 8100
    Crate Vintage Club 5015
    Digitech Valve FX


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    • #17
      Originally posted by FLYING V 83


      You must have a lemon. Mine is very reliable, I've used it at several gigs and it sounds fine thru my 1936 2x12 cranked, not thin or lifeless at all. In fact, it gets a very decent crunch if you set it up right and not just go for the "scooped metal" sound. I run mine in OD1 with slight gain & lots of volume, bass @ 3, mids @ noon, and treble dimed, contour just below noon. The clean channel with the crunch button engaged is very nice, a good punchy sound. I put a GT12AX7 Mullard in it and it woke it up a lot! Looks good as a 1/4 stack:


      i need to put a new 12ax7 in mine im sure...did the mullard make it sound just hella better?
      1991 Gibson Les Paul Stnd
      Gibson Gothic SG
      1980's D'Agostino LP copy
      Fender MIM Strat
      Taylor 310
      Rectoverb Combo
      Marshall Valvestate 8100
      Crate Vintage Club 5015
      Digitech Valve FX


      m/

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      • #18
        I really love the 8100. Awesome crunch and a wicked fast attack.
        http://www.fairtax.org/

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        • #19
          Originally posted by anubae_obscura


          i need to put a new 12ax7 in mine im sure...did the mullard make it sound just hella better?


          The Mullard gave it more bottom end than it had before I put it in. BTW, I got mine used for $200 and it still had the original Marshall ECC83 in it which still works, but the Mullard just has more "oomph" to it. Great amp, but still nowhere near as loud as my Laney AOR Pro Tube Lead 50. Still, a great backup amp.
          same avatar after all these years....

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          • #20
            Originally posted by anubae_obscura


            i need to put a new 12ax7 in mine im sure...did the mullard make it sound just hella better?


            An NOS RFT sounds pretty damn good in 'em.
            http://www.fairtax.org/

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            • #21
              excellent! thanks for the info
              1991 Gibson Les Paul Stnd
              Gibson Gothic SG
              1980's D'Agostino LP copy
              Fender MIM Strat
              Taylor 310
              Rectoverb Combo
              Marshall Valvestate 8100
              Crate Vintage Club 5015
              Digitech Valve FX


              m/

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Ultrahighgain

                These things are definitly a hidden gem.
                I've always said that. But because they don't have power tubes in them, people here don't want to hear that.

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                • #23
                  i hear ya....
                  1991 Gibson Les Paul Stnd
                  Gibson Gothic SG
                  1980's D'Agostino LP copy
                  Fender MIM Strat
                  Taylor 310
                  Rectoverb Combo
                  Marshall Valvestate 8100
                  Crate Vintage Club 5015
                  Digitech Valve FX


                  m/

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                  • #24
                    I always think about picking one up cheap.

                    I havent had one of those, but did have a VS100H for awhile. Played a 8200 not too long ago
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                    • #25
                      bump
                      I make the fire but I miss the firefight.

                      METALMILITIA

                      All that stuff is evil: Ozzy, Judas Priest. There's backwards messages in that stuff that leads you to the Beast.

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                      • #26
                        I'm getting one tommorow. Quick question about the preamp tube: Can I just stick a 12AX7 in one, or do I need to replace the existing tube with an ECC83? If I change it with the former, and buying a groove tube, which tube should I use, the R2?
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                        Marshall JCM 800 1959
                        Marshall Jubilee 2550
                        Marshall JMP-1
                        Mesa Boogie Mark IIC+
                        Sound City 120
                        Roland JC-120H

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                        • #27
                          They sound great to me. They're also able to keep up with tube heads without much of a problem. I can think of 3 bands off of the top of my head that use them live where I live.
                          Originally posted by Japetus
                          Here will be the bet. By Aug 28th, 2007, Caparison Guitars will have signifigantly reduced in used value. If they have not, I will buy you the new copy of Madden 08, which will be coming out by then.








                          Originally posted by Megadeth7684
                          That's a weak bet. I'll put my whole ****************ing rig on the line. The "signifigant" price drop has to be the $500-600 that you keep saying they're going to be selling for.

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                          • #28
                            Very underrated amp for metal. Several great metal albums had this amp on them in 90's.
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                            • #29
                              I have a 8200, great amp for metal/industrial ...not so good for soloing ...actually if you turn the chorus right down and you kick it on it boosts and brings up the highs a bit and cuts

                              the circuit boards are pretty thin and can be prone to cold solder joints ...I had a bit of trouble


                              the one thing I love is the bottom end on that amp....its the perfect frequency to shake the room but not mud the sound ...awesome
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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by The Idiot
                                I'm getting one tommorow. Quick question about the preamp tube: Can I just stick a 12AX7 in one, or do I need to replace the existing tube with an ECC83? If I change it with the former, and buying a groove tube, which tube should I use, the R2?


                                12ax7 and ecc83 are the same thing -- just different labeling for the states and uk. any 12ax7 will work.
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                                http://www.myspace.com/ariampls

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