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Discussion in 'Amplifiers' started by watelessness, Jul 4, 2017.
Where did you find it?
Reverb. Studio used only. Really low price.
Yeah, so i ordered an HXDA 30 combo and apparently it won't be soldered for several months. Sigh
I'm betting you like it. Let me know if you need any tone tips.
Good things come to those who wait
I now have a shipping number...
Shipping numbers are like scoring a big fat.....never mind........
Oh man, I can't wait on your behalf for your HXDA!
After two days of hitting F5 on my browser to track its shipping progress, it finally arrived this morning around 8. It's still acclimating to the climate though. Sigh
Can you warm it up with some hot water?
F5 only makes your screen brighter.
Ok, the eagle has landed. Thaw, rip, rinse and repeat!
Hey, ship it to the same place they sent Shawns guitar. That should warm it up. That one looks like it was delivered by Icarus! Got a little too close.
Dude, turn it on. The tubes will warm it up!
I was thinking that I should strip down and climb into a sleeping bag with it to warm it up
Undoubtedly a much more intimate idea.
ok. wow. so I just spent about half an hour with it. I intentionally did not read everyone's write-ups on the amp because I didn't want to get swayed by "taste". What works against me in this case is that I really didn't know how to work this amp out of the gate because it's not a normal amp with either two channels or a single-channel amp with a gain and master.
I started with a Cu24 with 85/15's because I thought I would head in a "vintage" direction. It took me about 5 minutes to figure out how to get a pleasing sound, but holy crap, when I did it was glorious. WOW. the gain on this is freaking outstanding. So far I've only put the Cu24 and DGT through it. I strongly favor the HXDA gain, and regardless of any other setting I can adapt to it. I haven't gotten the hang of the DA gain yet but the DGT seems to like it better. Additionally, I'm only digging the humbucking bridge pickup through it which is not abnormal for me.
What I found most interesting is how tight the amp is, and I don't mean compressed, I mean how responsive it is to my playing. And the amp forced me to change how I played for the better. I'm not a good player to start with but I noticed that it was not very forgiving of "spongey" playing, as if the amp was calling me out when I half-assed a chord fingering.
I need to spend more time with this amp and now I can go back and read all your comments in this thread as well as the other threads. More to come...
Well, now you can go back and read all my gush-over-the-damn-amp threads on it.