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  1. "...sonic tapestries." ... thats a hook. Who doesnt want that?
  2. I went through a few trying to find a good solid all rounder. I used the 535Q for a while which I thought was okay for any application I needed. But after all that searching Im left with just a Vox 846hw, I think it just sounded sweeter to me, mellower. Probably not what you are looking for.
  3. I like lower gain Marshall tones and thats kinda around what I would try for, clarity punch and presence. Sounds good.
  4. A lot of things in that vid I agree with but while watching it I kept finding myself saying "yeah, but..." I went through a similar thing around 2009-2012, though I was probably less technical about it. Using one cab as the reference I was surprised how close I could get several different amps to sound. One thing I couldnt mimic was the dynamics of different amps, the response to plucking the string. A bad cat cub vs Mesa LS was a real eye opener in regard to dynamics and pick response etc. The Bad Cat being a clearly different beast as far as touch and feel, and Im not sure it was the most dynamic amp Ive had to contend with. The mesa was flat in comparison, but I dont think either extreme was a good or bad thing. The mesa was more controllable volume wise and a better amp to gig with to plow through 40 songs. I could recreate some of the dynamic shortfall in the mesa by using things like compressors pre or post preamp or staggering od or boost pedals...whatever else I tried I cant remember. The biggest take away for me as far as sound was the importance of speaker and cab over any other component like tube type, tone stack etc when searching out a personal over all tone preference. Somewhere on yt I have a vid with a fender 6L6 amp running EL84s. There isnt much difference in core sound, tone stack and speaker dictate sound. At best it just doesnt hold together as well in the lower frequencies with the EL84s. From that point Ive been able to replicate fairly accurately the sounds Ive liked from marshalls, vox's and others using a fender amp with a ss rectifier, a celestion speaker and stacking a couple of boost/od pedals before my main drives. Close enough for rocknroll in a scrappy cover band at least. It also meant I could sell the amps I was trying to mimic and clear up some floor space. I dont think I ever nailed the amps I was aiming for 100% but I did get close enough to the main sounds I liked about them. Creating dynamics is a different game but it can be done to some extent. I agree with the guy but I feel like there are a lot of disclaimers. I like his vids and his presentation but it could be more to do with some confirmation bias than anything else. I do find myself agreeing with him a lot.
  5. Im practicing not stepping over boundaries, so the options for an answer are reduced to: Really good! Thanks.
  6. I always wanted a H555. That looks great! Congrats.
  7. 1981 fender concert. Its just worked for me for 37yrs regardless of what sort of music I used it for. When I sold off all my amps after working my way through them all I was surprised It was the last one standing. I only use the clean channel. Light bulb moment amps were, a little JTM45 head, a Deluxe Reverb and a AC30 and AC15. Once I heard them at volume I couldnt un-hear them. I did sell them though. Mesa ElectraDyne. Absolute stand out as far as sounds. But, too big, too loud.
  8. When he hit the tweed switch - I had a reaction! Great sounding amp.
  9. I kept the FD2 in case I ever found the urge to gig again. It works. I dont remember anything about buying it, when or where, but I remember it being on my board more often than not.
  10. Booster vs boaster in the title. Keep on seeing high frequencies arrogantly stomping around on the heads of more polite frequencies, wearing revealing garments, talking about accomplishments they imagine matter and taking selfies. For better or worse, treble frequencies are the boastful "look at me" frequencies. We need them to remind us how fulfilling and essential the other frequencies are.
  11. "direct to home stereo" Sounds great! Nice playing. Well done.
  12. My first and only Heritage. 2006. 10.5lb. Chestnut burst.
  13. I dont think they are quite there. The reason Ive never kept a DR is because they arent loud and clean. The reason I had them was because that point at around 6-7.5 (depending on guitar/pickup) on the volume is a really great overdriven sound. Capture that in a stompbox and I would be happy - No one has. When I sat with the TMDR I was in familiar surroundings where I have played many amps at reasonably high volumes and I had a DRRI to compare it to. It was the room that I first discovered my love for cranked DR overdriven sounds and realised that the sound I was looking for wasnt an overdriven marshall but an overdriven DR or similar. The TMDR was a good sounding amp in its own right and I liked a lot about it. I liked that it stayed clean until quite loud. But it didnt do the thing that I like about DR's at any volume, it attempted it, but it was not a great attempt. The clean sound was a good clean sound but I couldnt get it to directly line up with the DR I was using next to it. There was something missing - Im not great at explaining these things. Had I tried it by itself and without any expectation from previous experience I would have been more than happy with it. I havnt ruled out picking one up, most of my playing time is spent straight into a completely clean amp - real clean, or using an acoustic guitar. It is kind of the perfect light weight amp for me. Ive kind of just bookmarked the experience as something to revisit if I get back into playing more.
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