« Nice and tight »Publié le 11/07/11 à 06:57
These amps sound great and take great orders from its users. They obey when instructed to do so for gigs and practicing. They have a great tone and a take pedals extremely well. These amps will travel the distance with you night after night of gigging. You can rely on them except for the light indicator that tells you if the amp is o or not. These little bulbs are notorious for going out on these amps.
Number of Channels Three
Speakers 4 x 10" Special Design Eminence
EQ Treble, Bass, Middle
Preamp Tubes 3 x 12AX7
Power Tubes 2 x 6L6
Inputs 2 x Instrument
Outputs 1 x Speaker
Footswitch I/O Yes
Effects Loop Yes
Weight 50 lbs.
Now that they have a usable gain channel then this amp has much more flexibility that before. The old amps were just outright sloppy. The bad thing is that these amps are made in Mexico. Only if the Hot Rod lll were made in the USA would I buy this amp. So they are going to be cheaper made and will break down on you a lot quicker. I'm not sure if they fixed the jewel light from going out on this model. Everyone who owned this amp knows that the light always goes out on these things.
Anyway, use this amp with any nice guitar. I like this amp with a solid Gibson Les Paul. I used it with a Line 6 Dl4 and a Ibanez Ts9 and I had some great tones that cut through the band quite well. The distortion is a bit muddy on these and I generally would use a pedal.
If you are on the market for a good tube amp that has two moderate low gain but usable gain then this might be the amp for you. However I would never buy this amp since its made in Mexico. Too bad to because this is a great amp and the Hot Rod lll's are even better as far as distortion wise For the price of this amp I would buy a used Marshall JCM2000. At new these amps come in at around $899. You can even pick up a Peavey 5150 for the price of this thing.