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Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by jmkoeln, May 11, 2019.
My home is where we have band practice so it’s the same as my stage rig.
Pedalboard into Supro for guitar.
Space Echo RE-201 for vocals (into my valveking at home).
Fender Rumble for my bass octave sent from my Boss OC3 pedal.
I use a few different amps at home, but this is my go-to for "out-loud" playing, a 5f2a clone with a finger-jointed birch cab and 10" Weber.
This is the set up. This is in my home studio
I keep a Marshall MG15dfx microstack in the living, cause I’m all about looks. I upgraded the 10” speakers to Celestion 10N40 and either a Greenback or Vintage(can’t recall) and keep the gain down. It sucks a bit less now.
Old pic, the one on the right.
Thanks man! Not to derail too much (although when speaking of home practice rigs, it is pretty germane I spose), but I'd been figuring this is the route I'd wind up going since I've been not super impressed w/ the couple of smaller resistive load boxes I've accumulated over the years and the biggest one I've got (the old big box Dr. Z Brake Lite) has probably been being pushed a bit beyond the practical limits it probably ought to stay below w/ some of my bigger amps.
Do you notice much/any change in picking dynamics?
I still get a chance to take them out & crank them pretty righteously on around a bi-monthly to monthly basis, regrettably not as much as a couple years ago but you take what you can get I guess I'm lucky too in that I live in a house in an urban neighborhood but I seem to be able to get them to "damn this is loud even w/ earplugs" territory at home w/o strife as long as I'm respectful of time of day.
The whole dual 6L6 power amp setup, line in/line out, and series loop are features which I think I'd use extensively too (assuming all those features work well to awesomely for me as I'm lead to believe by just about everyone they will) since I've got several great sounding small-medium wattage amps I'd love to be able to use/extend the headroom of in the louder band setting and most of my bigger ones don't have loops.
Seems like a great design on paper, but the spotty availability and the fairly sizable price tag have kept me gun shy so far. I'm feeling I really need to get over my FUD & rectify that situation w/ all possible haste. Thanks again for the feedback and the nudge
Thanks. The head is by Cave Valley Amps.
It's a single ended Plexi design. One EL34, putting out about 10 watts. Very touch sensitive and some great tone. Very happy with it.
Ethan made the Plexi box from black walnut with a curly maple front. Just some icing on a killer cake!
yeah I hear ya Sid
To get Power Station new you have to order direct thru the Fryette site.
They have a version 2 now which is even better than my V1.
They're not cheap but well worth the $$ imo.
I've seen quite a few for sale used on The Gear Page site.
No change to picking dynamics that I can hear and no change to any other amp tone feature.
I've tried it with 6 different tube amps and it matches great with all.
Long threads on the Gear Page site confirms this.
With your Marshalls & Orange amps cranked on overdrive, for example, you'll get the same warm harmonic overtones when attenuated to bedroom levels with the PS.
There's some long threads on TPG on the power station.
This one is about diff between V1 and V2.
Tweed Tubes or Mustang Modeling:
i really like this one....... that's about where i could have ended, if i didn't buy the HT-5 MkII