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    Default Re: can you help me pick my next amplifier???

    Actually I explaining what I wanted incorrectly. My 20th Shiva IS dark and saggy! Love it.
    But the 20th is more open than the original Shiva. I have three cabs. One with V30s, one with high powered greenbacks and one with Lynchbacks.

    I love my PWE, sound like the best Marshall I have ever played at any volume.

    I think I want something simple and that can take 6L6 tubes and is less forgiving.
    And, takes pedals well. I am thinking Mesa Boogie Electradyne.

    Last night at practice my Shiva sounded dark and I had the presence and treble at 1:00 o'clock.

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    Perhaps a Laney also?
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    Default Re: can you help me pick my next amplifier???

    If your Shiva sounds dark, you could try a different V1 Preamp tube. For example, substituting a EH 12AX7 in for a JJ 12AX7 should give you a brighter tone.

    Perhaps some new tubes would bring the sexy back to the amp you have?

    Don't want to talk you out of the ED, though--it's a great amp!

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    I like how my Shiva is. All JJ preamp tubes. I prefer them in all my amps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by papersoul View Post
    I like how my Shiva is. All JJ preamp tubes. I prefer them in all my amps.
    Have you tried a lot of different preamp tubes, or are you just stubborn?

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    Quote Originally Posted by misterwhizzy View Post
    Have you tried a lot of different preamp tubes, or are you just stubborn?
    Oh my, I tried a ton! I have preferred JJs in all my amps for years. They give me the feel I like and the tone. Most preamp tubes I tried were not that great, always came back to JJ!

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    Get a Nightrain and play it through a 15 inch speaker. .

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    Quote Originally Posted by karpathion View Post
    When someone mentions the 90's, the first two amps to pop in my head are a Dual recto, and an SLO. The SLO would be my choice.
    Too bad I can;t stand either of those amps. LOL. 90s make me think of JCM 800 and both my amps do a great, if not better JCM 800 tone.

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    I say just stay with the shiva and dont get a new amp,


    maybe downgrade from shiva even

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    I've heard players boast of their thick beefy tone before, only to be greatly disappointed and leaving me worried about what other delusions they are living in their life.

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    My MGUS is under control. I see the best guy in Philly. Nothing I can do other than exercise, eat right and take my meds. Outside of that....concentrating on music helps me a lot!

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    oh, I see, cool then
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    Quote Originally Posted by Van Noord View Post
    I've heard players boast of their thick beefy tone before, only to be greatly disappointed and leaving me worried about what other delusions they are living in their life.

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    I found it.......Mesa Rectoverb Series II! Unreal! I love it.

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    Don't laugh guys but after much thought and amp demoing, I decided I have to use what works for me and just do my best to adapt to different situations. Luckily I am fairly one dimensional, LOL.....mostly classic rock, 80s and 90s rock and hard rock to modern day indy rock. The heaviest I play is newer Metallica, bands like Tool and APC. I am a hardcore Marshall type amp guy, love EL34 amps, I can't solo on anything else and that is key. So, I am ordering a Splawn Streetrod head to join my 20th Anniversary Bogner Shiva and PWE Event Horizon.
    What can I way, I like amps built off a Marshall platform. Nothing, not even the new Mesa Boogies feel as good to me. I find them way more plug n play too.
    Next on my list? A Friedman Naked.
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    Just place my order with Scott Splawn to get a Streetrod head to add to my collection.

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    Decided to pick up a Fryette SigX as well if I can find one. I think the SigX adds a new element to my collection. I also picked up a modified by BFg amplification, Mesa Dual Rectifier.....sounds like an amazing marriage of Mesa and Marshall.

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    plz post a pic of you and ur herd and a copy of today's newspaper









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    Quote Originally Posted by Van Noord View Post
    I've heard players boast of their thick beefy tone before, only to be greatly disappointed and leaving me worried about what other delusions they are living in their life.

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    Gave the Sig X back to my friend because I ended liking my modified Dual Rectifier much better. So right now the 20th Shiva, PWE Event Horizon and BFG modded 3 channel Dual Rectifier have been blowing my mind. Eventually I would like to get some more amps but I have a full plate for a while. Thanks guys!

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    you have a mental problem? Your brain gets screwed? You purchased this stupidity over the years or it runs in your family genes?

    It's like I tell you to sell your daughter/son to father better than you and buy instead toaster

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    Traynor !!!!

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