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    Quote Originally Posted by Petawatt12 View Post
    Love the glow!
    And the smell too

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    They taste pretty good too. Kinda like smores.
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    In general, I'm a tube amp guy. But I loves me my Super Champ XD to death, and part of its signal path is ss, though it does have both pre-amp and power tubes as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Krashpad View Post
    In general, I'm a tube amp guy. But I loves me my Super Champ XD to death, and part of its signal path is ss, though it does have both pre-amp and power tubes as well.
    Oh yeah. Been lovin my XD for over 3 years now. Wouldn't give it up. But if I had to I would get me a Deluxe Reverb. I used SS all through the 80's and some 90's for gigging and teaching cuz they were cheap, light, and durable. I couldn't imagine having a tuber then, playing some of the places I played and the things we had to do to get there. Arrgh. You know what I'm talkin about Brian: stages the size of a pool table, green room that smells like ass or no green room at all etc etc. lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by randoo11 View Post
    Oh yeah. Been lovin my XD for over 3 years now. Wouldn't give it up. But if I had to I would get me a Deluxe Reverb. I used SS all through the 80's and some 90's for gigging and teaching cuz they were cheap, light, and durable. I couldn't imagine having a tuber then, playing some of the places I played and the things we had to do to get there. Arrgh. You know what I'm talkin about Brian: stages the size of a pool table, green room that smells like ass or no green room at all etc etc. lol
    Great times.
    Haha, yeah I know those places. Heck I'm not sure there's a single venue in town I play on a regular basis that has a green room or backstage. In fact, one of the places I do play somewhat regularly is called the Backstage Lounge-- and there's no backstage! The back wall of the stage is the exterior wall of the club.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hu Duck Xing View Post
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    I used to have a Lab amp. SS, but it sounded like tubes. Used it for pedal steel and Tele. I was so bummed when I traded it in on a Peavey Vegas. The Labs use a totally different scheme with their transistor amps. Too bad they're no longer around. The only SS amp I'd love to still own.
    I play through tube amps when I play out, but at home for practice I save the tubes and use a Roland Cube 30-nice clean tones and I use the Vox amp sim a lot.

    I still have a Lab Series L5 that has a overheating problem-it's well engineered with a thermal shutdown circuit. They have such a Fat sound and the on board compressor is great feature as well. I really need to open it up and solve the problem, maybe it's something as simple as loose heat sinks on the output transistors!
    I wrote Gibson/Norlin and Moog sent me very detailed schematics and all the Lab Series brochures-cool stuff.

    B.B. King played an L5 when he played here in town a few years back also-but Joe Bonamassa-the opening act-had a rig with 4 tube heads, so there was a lot of diversity amp-wise and it was a killer show!
    Joe absolutely tore it up--but B.B. had the crowd in his hand all evening!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    What speaker is in your L5? I can't remember what was in mine, but what a great-sounding SS amp!
    Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end

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    There are a pair of 12" speakers that are most likely Emminence-they have that look anyway.

    Another hybrid amp is my MusicMan 65 2x12-solid state preamp and a pair of 6L6's for a power amp-it has a 1/2 power switch across the transformer to drop it's output to about 30 watts. It's a great amp for clubs and the power amp tube distortion is solid and sweet.........

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    Welcome to the warm & fuzzy side of the room.

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