Backstory (who cares!): I have a halfstack that I leave up at my Drummer's place that consists of the Supreme 160, a 2101, and an Ampeg 4x12. This is all older gear that I don't give a crap about, and I use it up there because we tend to get a tad tipsy and he lives in a place where you can get a tad tipsy and run your amp with the volume set to airplane-turbine levels until 3 or 4 in the morning. As you can imagine, we get more tipsy, and louder, as the night goes on, and our improv jamming degrades from shreddy power metal to Slayer as the night goes on.
Anyway, since we both had a bunch of shit to do today, we didn't drink at all last night so I dragged the Recto up there. I live in a duplex with Atrace on the other side. I'm loudish during the day, but always considerate since he's bigger than I am and can come over and punch me in the face at will.
Anyway, I thought that I may had blown one of the (black shadow) speakers in the Ampeg about a month ago, since with the S160 about halfway up it starts to sound really unhappy.
Not so with the Roadster. Holy shit, does this amp absolutely destroy. The Ampeg has never sounded so good, and we ended up stopping around Midnight. I wasn't shy with the volume - he has a big kit in a small, bright room and I really wanted to hear my amp ( ) so we were some seriously loud metalheads last night. And man, oh man, did the Roadster sound fucking awesome.
Granted, I hit a small snag when I had to call Drew to ask him how to switch channels without the footswitch , but that little snafu aside, I swear this thing makes me play and write better. It's so articulate, and even with the gain set to ludicrous, there's so much note definition and sustain that I end up throwing in bigger, brighter chord voicings that I wouldn't usually have used with the 2101 simply because I could hear them so well.
I was wrong. I admit it. This amp is fucking fantastic.
It's okay, we all make mistakes in life. But you have seen the light, and all is well.
My mistake was moving to an apartment where I couldn't even plug in my Triple Rectifier.
Oh god, I miss playing that thing.