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Been trying various amps for over a year now. Looking for an amp to back up me old Twin.

 

 

 

 

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Trace Elliot, Mesa single, H&K Switchblade, VHT 2x12combo....to name a few. All good amps.

 

 

But they just didn't have that...great full, rich powerful clean that the Twin has.

 

"Clean?....what's that?" you say.

 

Well the Twin takes preamps like it's very own. The Vox Tonelab sounds great, and when I want to delve into molten metal, I plug the Voodu Valve in.

 

 

SO I tried a Music Man HD130...and there's my sound! That big fat full clean that I love so much.

 

 

 

SO....I'm now offcially a vintage tube amp snob.

 

Admitting it was the first step. :)

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Two amps do not a Vintage tube snob make. Wait until you enter the rarified air of the boutique vintage style corksniffer. Carr, Victoria, 'Wrecks, Louis Electric, Two Rock, Blues Pearl, Top Hat ... oh my, son, do you have a journey in front of YOU.



{censored}, I am the original "cleans are for the weak" guy (although I do have a 65 Twin Custom 15 RI and a 59 Bassman LTD 4x10 RI)) and those Carrs give me wood like a 80 year old man on a case and a half of Cialis.

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Originally posted by DeathMonkey

Two amps do not a Vintage tube snob make. Wait until you enter the rarified air of the boutique vintage style corksniffer. Carr, Victoria, 'Wrecks, Louis Electric, Two Rock, Blues Pearl, Top Hat ... oh my, son, do you have a journey in front of YOU.




{censored}, I am the original "cleans are for the weak" guy (although I do have a 65 Twin Custom 15 RI and a 59 Bassman LTD 4x10 RI)) and those Carrs give me wood like a 80 year old man on a case and a half of Cialis.



I feel like a 15 year old boy on 2 cases of Viagra with Victorias.

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Originally posted by rememberduane

And we agree on something. What year is your twin?
:love:





lol....a miracle, huh?



I had thought it was a 65. But one of the amp techs said it is probably a 64. There's a tube diagram label, that you can just barely see, but I think the serial number part peeled off, somewhere over the 42 years. :freak::)




You can see the speakers....I don't see too many people using them, but I geta great clean sound and awesome lead/hi-gain from them.


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Originally posted by DeathMonkey

Two amps do not a Vintage tube snob make. Wait until you enter the rarified air of the boutique vintage style corksniffer. Carr, Victoria, 'Wrecks, Louis Electric, Two Rock, Blues Pearl, Top Hat ... oh my, son, do you have a journey in front of YOU.




{censored}, I am the original "cleans are for the weak" guy (although I do have a 65 Twin Custom 15 RI and a 59 Bassman LTD 4x10 RI)) and those Carrs give me wood like a 80 year old man on a case and a half of Cialis.





Ah, but even the longest journy begins with two single steps....right?


And if those two amps are the only thing I play, after trying a {censored}load of other amps, probably DOES make me a vintage tube amp snob, leat a freshman.




But no...I think I'm staying with true VINTAGE....rather than modern ATTEMPTS at re-creating the originals....:p :p :)

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Got a set of Celestion Modern Lead 70's in there I see. The model name is G12M-70's.

I find them like a mix between a G12T-75 and a classic Lead 80. I have one in a closed back 112, it sounded good mixed with a V30, but not the best by itself so some reason.

Nice looking amp you have there. I am really enjoying my Fender Bandmaster reverb through 2 alinco Webers:thu: My rig is easier to move I would bet.

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Originally posted by blackba

Got a set of Celestion Modern Lead 70's in there I see. The model name is G12M-70's.


I find them like a mix between a G12T-75 and a classic Lead 80. I have one in a closed back 112, it sounded good mixed with a V30, but not the best by itself so some reason.


Nice looking amp you have there. I am really enjoying my Fender Bandmaster reverb through 2 alinco Webers:thu: My rig is easier to move I would bet.



Hey thanks for the info. They certainly do have a GREAT lead sound.


The speakers HAVE to be fairly old. They were in the amp when I bought it circa 87-88.


Often wonder about having the originals in there, or maybe some other fancy new speaker, but they sound good to me, I ain't going there (never-ending speaker hunt).

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Originally posted by DeathMonkey

Two amps do not a Vintage tube snob make. Wait until you enter the rarified air of the boutique vintage style corksniffer. Carr, Victoria, 'Wrecks, Louis Electric, Two Rock, Blues Pearl, Top Hat ... oh my, son, do you have a journey in front of YOU.




{censored}, I am the original "cleans are for the weak" guy (although I do have a 65 Twin Custom 15 RI and a 59 Bassman LTD 4x10 RI)) and those Carrs give me wood like a 80 year old man on a case and a half of Cialis.



I went that route and it got rather 'spensive.:eek:

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Originally posted by 17 Tubes





lol....a miracle, huh?




I had thought it was a 65. But one of the amp techs said it is probably a 64. There's a tube diagram label, that you can just barely see, but I think the serial number part peeled off, somewhere over the 42 years.
:freak::)




You can see the speakers....I don't see too many people using them, but I geta great clean sound and awesome lead/hi-gain from them.



fenderback.jpg




Uhhhh, what's the deal with the Dean Markley decal? :o

:cry:

:freak:

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Originally posted by 17 Tubes



Hey thanks for the info. They certainly do have a GREAT lead sound.



The speakers HAVE to be fairly old. They were in the amp when I bought it circa 87-88.



Often wonder about having the originals in there, or maybe some other fancy new speaker, but they sound good to me, I ain't going there (never-ending speaker hunt).



I forgot to mention the G12M-70's were common stock speakers in Marshall JCM800 combos, just FYI.

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Originally posted by 17 Tubes

Been trying various amps for over a year now. Looking for an amp to back up me old Twin.





fender.jpg




Trace Elliot, Mesa single, H&K Switchblade, VHT 2x12combo....to name a few. All good amps.



But they just didn't have that...great full, rich powerful clean that the Twin has.


"Clean?....what's that?" you say.


Well the Twin takes preamps like it's very own. The Vox Tonelab sounds great, and when I want to delve into molten metal, I plug the Voodu Valve in.



SO I tried a Music Man HD130...and there's my sound! That big fat full clean that I love so much.




SO....I'm now offcially a vintage tube amp snob.


Admitting it was the first step.
:)



Those Music Man amps are amazing for clean stuff. I have an old Music Man combo and get a wicked clean tone from it. Hey, Albert Lee used to use those amps quite a bit (maybe he still does...) and his tone always kicked ass. Chet Atkins used to use 'em too.

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Originally posted by 17 Tubes



SO....I'm now offcially a vintage tube amp snob.


Admitting it was the first step.
:)



Welcome to the CLUB. I'm just a noobie compared to other vintage tube snobs,but
I'm trying hard. It's like being in the Mafia,cause once your in,sometimes you don't get out.:D

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Originally posted by 17 Tubes

Been trying various amps for over a year now. Looking for an amp to back up me old Twin.





fender.jpg




Trace Elliot, Mesa single, H&K Switchblade, VHT 2x12combo....to name a few. All good amps.



But they just didn't have that...great full, rich powerful clean that the Twin has.


"Clean?....what's that?" you say.


Well the Twin takes preamps like it's very own. The Vox Tonelab sounds great, and when I want to delve into molten metal, I plug the Voodu Valve in.



SO I tried a Music Man HD130...and there's my sound! That big fat full clean that I love so much.




SO....I'm now offcially a vintage tube amp snob.


Admitting it was the first step.
:)




Nice amp. Ya the MM amps do the clean thing real good too.

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Originally posted by The Tone Snob




Uhhhh, what's the deal with the Dean Markley decal?
:o

:cry:

:freak:




And here I thought you'd ask me about my foot. :freak::evil:





I used to really really dig those stings back in the day. And every pack came with a dman sticker. I think I still have a couple...almost 20 years now!


But yeah...isn't that funny, I put a sticker on that? And I HATE stickers on gear...aside from flight cases.

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Originally posted by 17 Tubes




Trace Elliot, Mesa single, H&K Switchblade, VHT 2x12combo....to name a few. All good amps.



But they just didn't have that...great full, rich powerful clean that the Twin has.



The only thing odd to me about your post is that those aren't the amps I would expect someone to try if they're looking for a Twin replacement...

I don't think anything can replace a Twin Reverb for that ultimate BF clean tone, but did you really expect to find it in a Single Recto? :freak:

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Originally posted by ratter



The only thing odd to me about your post is that those aren't the amps I would expect someone to try if they're looking for a Twin replacement...


I don't think anything can replace a Twin Reverb for that ultimate BF clean tone, but did you really expect to find it in a Single Recto?
:freak:



Weird....


I totally understand your post, but I find it offensive.


I'm shaking my head at my own logic...dammit.








But really....I WAS looking for a back-up....but maybe one that offered something a LITTLE different, while still offering SOME of the characteristics. Channel swithing or FX...just in case my pre-amps fried....savvy?


But the backups were either lacking or too expensive to use as a back up. NOT SteveVHT here (no offense intended).


Cool?

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