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  1. #57


    Join Date: Sep 2008
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff View Post
    Maybe this is where a smaller amp is advantageous. When I record with a mic, I don't have to have it blaring loud. My neighbor certainly can't hear my amps, and my wife is just upstairs watching TV.

    For recording silent, I'd just rather buy a $400 load.
    You also go for Foghat tone.


  2. #58


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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    You also go for Foghat tone.
    This is true; I do NOT play super high gain. Definitely right in Drew's wheelhouse there!

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    FWIW I dialed in my metal rhythm sound on Drew's roadster while I was up there in Boston, and even with his guitars that sounded like mine, it was clearly voiced very differently than my triple, even though they were manufactured in the same era. It's a darker amp for sure with a bit less of the midrange punch I expected from the red channel in modern.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vince View Post
    FWIW I dialed in my metal rhythm sound on Drew's roadster while I was up there in Boston, and even with his guitars that sounded like mine, it was clearly voiced very differently than my triple, even though they were manufactured in the same era. It's a darker amp for sure with a bit less of the midrange punch I expected from the red channel in modern.
    Yeah, they're all quite different. I'd say if Chris ever went down the amp path again, knowing his taste, a Triple Reborn is a way better fit than a Roadster was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff View Post
    Yeah, they're all quite different. I'd say if Chris ever went down the amp path again, knowing his taste, a Triple Reborn is a way better fit than a Roadster was.
    I'll JBA5150.

    But my Roadster didn't sound nearly as good as Drew's does. I could never get it to not sound like there was a blanket over the cabinet, unless the volume was beyond noon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    I'll JBA5150.

    But my Roadster didn't sound nearly as good as Drew's does. I could never get it to not sound like there was a blanket over the cabinet, unless the volume was beyond noon.
    It's just a drag because if you want an American one, you've got to buy used now.
    Disclaimer: I work ultra part-time for a local music gear dealer. And as a male plus-sized model for mankinis.

  7. #63


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff View Post
    It's just a drag because if you want an American one, you've got to buy used now.
    Eh, as long as they sound good, who gives a shit?
    "They can kill you, but the legalities of eating you are a bit dicier." - David Foster Wallace

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew View Post
    Eh, as long as they sound good, who gives a shit?
    Reliability comes to mind. That remains to be seen, but I've already seen quite a few of the Chinese Peaveys in for repair. So, just my opinion, I wouldn't want to spend a ton of money on one.

    Doesn't matter; I'm as likely to buy any variety of 5150 as Chris is to buy a Supro reissue.

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