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Sound Quality

This amp has an unreal range of tones. Channel one offers a nice warm clean tone that I find preferrable to the cleans on my Soldano Lucky 13, an amp known for it's spanky clean. Channel two gives you a nice crunch with the gain cranked, and it produces one of the best solo tones I've ever heard, one that starts with a bit of bite and smooths out into an amazing singing quality when I kick on my Keeley modified Tube Screamer. With the gain boost on channel two, I get a thicker rock and roll crunch, and I find myself on this tone most of the time. For a time, I owned the Ecstasy 101A, which is comparable to the 101B in most respects, perhaps a bit better on the channel one, but the 101B has a much superior channel two, at least to my ear. Channel 3 on this amp is gonzo high gain, and I don't find myself using it as much as I'd imagined, probably owing to the tamer nature of my band.

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General Comments

This amp if one of the most flexible amps you'll find, and its price tag reflects this. Too bad I didn't have one of these when I was young and had all the time in the world. Youth is wasted on the young (or is that money is wasted on the old?).


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