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  1. I did not plug it in backwards, thank you very much And I'm perfectly happy with the Classic now, i had to fiddle around with some bad connections in the back panel and it seems better now
  2. Hey guys, I just picked up a Cry Baby Classic with the Faesel inductor after a long time of researching and am a little disappointed with my purchase. After watching tons of videos and sound clips of different pedals, i decided that the Cry Baby classic sounded the best to me. Well, I unboxed the pedal, and it did not work. When the pedal was on, it added some treble, but rocking the pedal didn't do anything. I took off the back plate and found a plug that was disconnected and plugged it back in. Now it works, but I'm still a little dissatisfied with the sound. I have two problems, one with clean sounds, and one with distortion. Before I explain the problems, i should probably mention that my current setup is guitar->crybaby->amp input, and when i use distortion, it's the amp's distortion control. Clean problem: Seems to work beautifully when playing most notes, but every now and then, when the pedal is in a certain position and you are playing a certain note, there's a terrible high pitched screeching sound with lots of gain. Also, whenever i try to play chords at loud volume for classic rock style rhythm parts, i get that same metallic screeching noise almost constantly. It's coming out of the amp, by the way, so it's not a mechanical part on the pedal that's making the noise. Distortion problem: When i turn on even the smallest amounts of gain on my amp, the wah pedal doesn't really make that "wuah" sound anymore like it did on clean. When slowly rocking the pedal from front to back, the only thing that really seems to be changing is the tone of the gain. Also, i should mention that with the pedal disengaged, the amount of gain i was using seemed trivial. When the pedal was on, it sounded like i cranked the gain all the way up. At some point along the pedal's sweep, closer to the bottom, i hit this spot where everything just sounds super duper high pitched with truckloads of gain. it's great to leave the pedal in this position for a sweet sounding boost, but is it not possible to play that "wuah" sound that it makes with no gain, but when there's distortion? In all the videos i saw, it sounded the same as when it was played clean, except with a bit of crunch. when i try to do it, it sounds like a cookie sheet and a box of silverware being put through an industrial paper shredder. What's going on? do i need to put a distortion pedal before the wah for it to sound good or something? maybe my pedal is just faulty? Please help!
  3. Well, I always try to find my gear used or discounted, so that's hard to say. I wouldn't want to go much over $700. If that was for a new amp, I know that my options would be severely limited, but I doubt I'm going to get a brand new amp. Sometimes you see the odd deluxe reverb or something going at $600 or whatever, so I keep my eyes out for stuff like that. I'm pretty much all set now, and I know what to look for. Thanks to everyone who responded.
  4. Hmm, that's not what i came across in my research. Whatever. Anyways, I said I'm still keeping the Peavey on my horizons, so who knows what I'll end up with.
  5. I've never really thought about getting a separate cabinet, as I have no use for so much volume. I listened to some comparisons of the Peavey and Fender amps, and although the gain channel on the Peavey is really nice, it just doesn't have that bright Fender sound to it, especially on the clean channel. I think I'm still leaning towards the Fender because I don't really use THAT much gain most of the time, but I'll definitely keep the Peavey on my horizons. You never know when some old lady will find one in her attic and sell it for $150 because she doesn't know what it is. I got a 2000 dollar stereo system for 10 bucks from some clueless old guy once...
  6. I looked at the Supersonic, but it seems like that's another tier up from the ones I've been looking at, price-wise. A lot of people have suggested the Peavey Classic series now, so I'll make sure to check that out.
  7. i've listened to quite a few sound clips. The breakup isn't bad, although you're right, it is early. On the frontman, the breakup isn't so much of that crunchy overdrive/gain sound, but more like a constant white noise sort of fuzz. idk how to describe it.
  8. Ok, recommendations are starting to go downhill now. Get rid of the Frontman. My main recommendation for you is to get a Peavey Classic 50. If not that, then either buy a Hot Rod Deluxe or Blues Deluxe plus a good distortion pedal based on your money situation. Best options are to buy either a Fender Bassman or Fender Deluxe Reverb with a good distortion pedal. Checkout a Fender Supersonic too. Yep, I'm not planning on spending any money on my already flaky Frontman when that money can go towards getting a nice amp that will last a long time. I'm pretty sure that I'm settled on a Blues Deluxe Reissue. I've been doing a lot of research lately, and it seems like the best amp for my purposes. I've been finding used ones for pretty cheap. It's plenty loud enough, and I love the way the controls are set up. I know that most of the people here would go for a Deluxe Reverb over a Blues Deluxe, but what can I say. I'm just looking for a basic, versatile amp that can be played without any pedals if needed. The Deluxe reverb has vibrato, which i would probably never use, the channels have seperate jacks instead of being footswitchable... I just like the simplicity of the Blues Deluxe
  9. Pine Apple Slim - yeah, i suppose i worded that badly. it's sucky in comparison to the amps i wish i had, and i'm quite fed up with the clean channel breaking up so quickly. it's still useable.
  10. Send me your Frontman. Obviously there is operator error. Sure its not a tube amp, it is what it is. But if you cant get music out of it, it ain't the amp. Hey, no need to jump to conclusions. My Frontman 25R is completely useable and I intend to keep using it until i find a deal on a Deluxe Reverb or Blues Deluxe or something. However, it does have a problem where the clean channel begins to break up after the volume is past around 5, and there's no way that that's an operator error. Also, if I purchased a nice overdrive pedal, I'm sure that my amp would sound fine with gain as well. The only thing is, I'm looking for a bit more volume than 25 watts solid state and I miss that nice, warm tube sound. I don't think that any of that qualifies as an "operator error", thank you very much.
  11. are the member statuses based on age or number of posts or what? Why do some just say "member" or "junior member" but some look like they've been edited by the user? Sorry if this is a really dumb question, I'm a complete noob when it comes to forums
  12. I would suggest you stick with your amp for a bit longer and keep saving and looking for a good deal on one of these amps, that way you only have to upgrade ONCE and you will save money in the long run. That's exactly what I'm planning on doing. As of right now, I'm borrowing an Ultra Chorus for when my 1x12 won't suffice, so I'm in no hurry. I'm always keeping an eye out for deals on eBay and Craigslist and the like. I just needed to get an idea of what I should be looking for, and everybody here has helped a lot. Thanks to everyone who replied, this forum rocks!
  13. I would suggest you stick with your amp for a bit longer and keep saving and looking for a good deal on one of these amps, that way you only have to upgrade ONCE and you will save money in the long run. That's exactly what I'm planning on doing. As of right now, I'm borrowing an Ultra Chorus for when my 1x12 won't suffice, so I'm in no hurry. I'm always keeping an eye out for deals on eBay and Craigslist and the like. I just needed to get an idea of what I should be looking for, and everybody here has helped a lot. Thanks to everyone who replied, this forum rocks!
  14. The main reason i can't stand my frontman is the gain channel. When playing at low volumes, it's fine, but when i'm playing at gig level and need to dial in some distortion, it sounds more like a a bunch of hoarse men being killed instead of anything remotely musical. I can never get enough bass on the drive channel either. Also, mine starts breaking up on the clean channel when i go past about 5 on the volume. Yeah, it's a fine starter/practice amp, but it just doesn't have the tone of a better quality amp, and they aren't built that well. It seems like my issue with the clean channel breaking up is fairly common, and there are plenty more known issues with them. I tried a friend's Blues DeVille 410 the other day and fell in love. And billy, I always thought that the Twin and Deluxe were just way up there, price-wise. Would I be looking at spending a significantly larger amount on an older, used Deluxe than on a Blues reissue from the same time period? Does the Deluxe Reverb reissue sound pretty similar to the original?
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