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On 5/24/2021 at 5:24 PM, xStonr said:

They do some very good work over there. I have been tempted on many occasions but have not pulled the trigger.

I just did. On a Trainwreck Express clone, with EL34's. I added a master volume and bias points, without cab and tubes = $819. Ordered it off their U.S. website (Guitar Amps USA). I think shipping is included...I'd better check that:facepalm:. Also ordered (separately) a Metropoulos silent loop kit for this amp.

If I like that one I'm thinking of getting a C-Wreck, which is a clone of the Dr. Z Z-Wreck. I feel a little guilty ordering something copied from a business that's still up and running, but I don't expect the component quality to be up there with Dr. Z, so it's sort of a different beast, and I doubt it's an exact copy. Sure looks like the wiring is tops, though.

Also have a Bluguitar Amp1 Iridium arriving in two days.

Selling six old amps and coming out ahead.:thu:

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14 hours ago, Mikeo said:

good amps, good choice.

 

 

Opinions vary. From what I've seen, I'd say they are about 3/4 positive. The other 1/4 is mostly indifference. Occasionally someone rips their transformer quality. You can order them without transformers and put your own in. That saves shipping costs too when they are shipped direct from Malaysia.

Check out one review that was in Guitar Player. This particular model is more intended for mass production and doesn't have the old-school hand wired turret board:

2202 Guitar Player Review (guitarampsusa.com)

 

The internal views is why I started this thread. It's not often amp companies show you the inside of their products. I think they aren't too proud of them. Ceriatone is, for good reason.

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BTW, a tip: I phone-ordered some things from Musician's Friend this week and they were going to give me 10% off the internet price. Bonus! But we discovered my credit card had a hold placed on it. So, I straightened that out and called back after making a change to the order. One of the changes didn't get the discount so the rep took 15% off one of the other items to make up the difference. So cool.

I usually go with Sweetwater when doing internet buys. No one can beat Sweetwater's customer relations. Seems like MF is trying, though. In this case, MF happened to carry something Sweetwater didn't.

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