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08-06-2010 08:25 PM
That sounds great - I'm inclined to think that guitar just makes everything sound brilliant, am I right?
What's it tuned to? Has it made standard tuning feel piss-weak to you yet?
08-06-2010 08:46 PM
I still am unsure as to why AMT has come out with this.
I was under the impression that the SS-20 was supposed to be their high-gain monster.
08-06-2010 08:48 PM
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Of course, I realize that using it would place me at the mercy of the monitor mix!
08-07-2010 05:13 PM
All good questions. I have compared the A & B and there's a subtle difference - the A seems a little middier, not as much aggression as the B, more along the Classic Rock lines. There's not much difference in the Clean channels though.
I still prefer the F1 as a basis for traveling, the SS's don't sit well with single coil guitars, which I prefer usually. That said, I know that the lads at AMT are working on a new one along the Dumble/MATAMP/Tweed lines so I'm looking forward to that one a lot.
08-08-2010 07:29 AM
08-08-2010 03:59 PM
Hmmm, well my travel guitar has humbuckers, but my main guitar at home has single coils. I would think that all of the EQ options that the SS-11A has would help dial it in with single coils, no?
The F-1 is almost a third of the price of the SS-11A and B.
So if you had to choose one pedal for the direct to house gig, among the F1 and any of the Tech 21 amp in a can pedals, which one would you choose?
I also wonder if you have ever tried the V-Stack Classic or V-Stack Tweedy. I have used both for direct to mixing board recording with good results, but never live through a PA
08-15-2010 06:16 PM
Nope, I've never tried the V-Stack or Tweedy, sorry.
I've tried the SS-11's with single coils and could only get satisfactory results from the clean channel. The Drive channel was just too bitey for mine. That's cool, because I know that they're working on a MATAMP/Dumble/Tweed/MKII-MKIV model - perfect! Can't wait for that one.
I take the Blonde and the F1 with me on my travels these days. The Blonde comes out if it's a single coil gig because I can crank that Gain and Mids a little to fatten the guitar. The F1 gets used if there's a humbucker in the equation because it's strictly clean and has better headroom which, for me, makes it a better proposition as a clean base for pedals and humbucker equipped axes.
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