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#21 t0aj15

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 11:55 PM

I looked at that amp and ended up with the ProBlock 200 (I am intrigued by their 2 x 8 speaker cabinet which is way overpriced).

 

In the mean time though, it is a backup to my classic tube stuff and am still getting familar with dialing in a great sound with pedals.

 

I use to use a Crate PowerBlock and I sold it when it was working but it always felt cheap (not so with the quilter stuff).

 

Post some live videos when you get a chance in a live setting.  I am curious.... take care

I also use the Pro Block 200 but strictly as a poweramp with an Ethos preamp and an FX8 for efx. Haven't even turned the tube stuff for several months.


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Posted 05 May 2017 - 09:46 AM

Good going Detroit Blues.

 

I looked at that amp and ended up with the ProBlock 200 (I am intrigued by their 2 x 8 speaker cabinet which is way overpriced).

 

In the mean time though, it is a backup to my classic tube stuff and am still getting familar with dialing in a great sound with pedals.

 

I use to use a Crate PowerBlock and I sold it when it was working but it always felt cheap (not so with the quilter stuff).

 

Post some live videos when you get a chance in a live setting.  I am curious.... take care

 

I'm a basement dwelling hack guitarist these days.  Probably won't have a chance to test it live until PSP....

 

ProBlock is a loud amp.  I like what I'm hearing out of this tiny MicroPro.   I came close to buying the same rig you have, but I agree that the 2x8 cabinet is too expensive for what it is.


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Posted 08 May 2017 - 07:43 AM

I thought you did not like any amp above the 20-30W range. What made you change your mind?


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Posted 08 May 2017 - 09:24 PM

I thought you did not like any amp above the 20-30W range. What made you change your mind?


It can be quiet as a church mouse and still have some grit or it can keep up with a full band unlike many tube amps that must be turned up to get that nice juicy tone...
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Posted 23 June 2017 - 10:56 AM

Breaking News....

 

Vince Lewis just posted on FB... He loves his new Quilter 

 

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Posted 23 June 2017 - 11:47 AM

All right!  Bass, Mid, Treble AND Reverb?  Bugger.  Bought my 101 too soon.


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Posted 23 June 2017 - 07:08 PM

Yeah, it's sort of a cross between the older 101 and the Aviator. Not surprised Vince picked one up.
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Posted 27 June 2017 - 04:50 PM

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Posted 28 June 2017 - 06:10 AM

 

This statement:

 

"Having played my Quilter side–by–side with a variety of boutique tube amps and workhorses, such as the Fender Blues Junior and Peavey Classic 30, I’ve concluded that Quilters do not sound quite as good as tube amplifiers."

 

I cannot say I agree with it.  Using a 8" speaker, it may not sound as good as it could.  Plug it into a bigger cabinet?  That's where the magic really happens.

 

Plus, I've had a Blues Junior (which needed the BillM mods to sound really good, and a Delta Blues which is the Peavey Classic with a 15" driver).

 

I say this amp sounds better than both.

 

One part I do agree with...

 

"The MicroPro has many, many knobs and offers no less than 36 permutations of its tone–shaping controls. Most of these permutations I do not like, but I know other players who get the tones they need out of the very settings that I avoid."

 

I found I only use the Tweed and Blackface channels.  I don't mess with the controls too much once I dial the amp in for the guitar I'm playing.


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Posted 07 August 2017 - 07:28 AM

I hope that after this past weekend, I made some believers out of some you.

 

Saturday night, Fredzep played his newly acquired MicroPro 200-8 (previous version of my MicroPro).  He had it loud and proud against some much larger amps.

 

To my ears, it was fantastic.

 

I think a few members on Friday night also liked the tone that came out of that amp.

 

More to think about I guess.


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Posted 07 August 2017 - 10:47 PM

Yeah, I'm glad that I picked up a Micro Pro 200.  Amazing things come out of these little amps.  We heard them do a great job with various clean tones at PSP and the reverb is really, really nice. 

 

I wanted to see if they could produce the power / volume that they claimed and the amp proved it on Sat.  Unbelievable that that tiny combo can produce stack level volumes all night long.

 

  I knew that I had to learn how to improve the tone some more and today I improved my ability to get the amp to do a classic rock/ overdrive tone.   For me the limiter and boost knobs compressed the sound too much and lost the live feel.  So I found some nice settings today that had the boost on , but the boost knob on 0 and the limiter knob on 0.  That maintains the dynamics of the amp even with a good amount of gain.  Lots of great tones in this little amp, I'm not selling my tube amps, but like the variety that I'm finding in the Quilter.  A larger cab is the next thing to try out.... 


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Posted 08 August 2017 - 07:09 PM

Yeah, I'm glad that I picked up a Micro Pro 200.  Amazing things come out of these little amps.  We heard them do a great job with various clean tones at PSP and the reverb is really, really nice. 
 
I wanted to see if they could produce the power / volume that they claimed and the amp proved it on Sat.  Unbelievable that that tiny combo can produce stack level volumes all night long.
 
  I knew that I had to learn how to improve the tone some more and today I improved my ability to get the amp to do a classic rock/ overdrive tone.   For me the limiter and boost knobs compressed the sound too much and lost the live feel.  So I found some nice settings today that had the boost on , but the boost knob on 0 and the limiter knob on 0.  That maintains the dynamics of the amp even with a good amount of gain.  Lots of great tones in this little amp, I'm not selling my tube amps, but like the variety that I'm finding in the Quilter.  A larger cab is the next thing to try out....


Yep, I use very little of the limiter. It supposed to be sort of a compressor. I don't have a foot switch, so I never used the boost either.
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Posted 10 August 2017 - 08:40 PM

So many different tones in that MicroPro 200,  I found one today that did sound good with the boost turned up and tone controls flat or cut and the presence cranked.  

 

Seems like every time I plug it I find a different way to achieve a nice overdriven tone. 


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Posted 10 August 2017 - 10:08 PM

So many different tones in that MicroPro 200,  I found one today that did sound good with the boost turned up and tone controls flat or cut and the presence cranked.  
 
Seems like every time I plug it I find a different way to achieve a nice overdriven tone.


Did you try a bigger cabinet? Plug that beast in a 4x12! Be prepared to be blown away!
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Posted 10 August 2017 - 10:34 PM

Did you try a bigger cabinet? Plug that beast in a 4x12! Be prepared to be blown away!

No... you're right,  a 4x12  will rock like crazy.   I haven't tried it yet, I know that will be great.  

 

Today I got a really big , full sound out of that 8"  ... amazing that it can do that. 

 

Really happy with that purchase... 


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Posted 11 August 2017 - 08:35 AM

They are very innovative, but like many new innovations, they typically do not replace the traditional tools (i.e. tube amps) used by musicians all that quickly. If nothing else, they seem to fill a specific niche. 


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Posted 11 August 2017 - 01:05 PM

They are very innovative, but like many new innovations, they typically do not replace the traditional tools (i.e. tube amps) used by musicians all that quickly. If nothing else, they seem to fill a specific niche. 

Yeah... there is a certain amount of a learning curve to get the tone you want from it.  I'm used to dialing in a tube amp, but these amps have a lot of stuff going on.  Change the mode or type of boost etc. and suddenly it's very different from where you started and reacts differently to changes.  Powerful for a tiny amp. 


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Posted 12 August 2017 - 06:41 PM

Yeah... there is a certain amount of a learning curve to get the tone you want from it.  I'm used to dialing in a tube amp, but these amps have a lot of stuff going on.  Change the mode or type of boost etc. and suddenly it's very different from where you started and reacts differently to changes.  Powerful for a tiny amp.


Here's what you need Fred!

Marshall 8x10!

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 07:31 PM

Here's what you need Fred!

Marshall 8x10!

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Ha... I could rock that..    although it looks like a pain to transport. 

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 08:08 PM

Ha... I could rock that..    although it looks like a pain to transport. 
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I couldn't imagine the weight.
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