Which Amp Do I Need Next?

Discussion in 'Amplifiers' started by watelessness, Jul 4, 2017.

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Which Amp Do I Need Next?

  1. HXDA

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    52.9%
  2. DG

    4 vote(s)
    23.5%
  3. Neither, you already have it covered

    4 vote(s)
    23.5%
  1. Tucson Thump

    Tucson Thump New Member

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    Where did you find it?
     
  2. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Reverb. Studio used only. Really low price.
     
  3. watelessness

    watelessness New Member

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    Yeah, so i ordered an HXDA 30 combo and apparently it won't be soldered for several months. Sigh
     
  4. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    I'm betting you like it. Let me know if you need any tone tips.
     
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  5. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Good things come to those who wait :)
     
  6. watelessness

    watelessness New Member

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    I now have a shipping number...
     
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  7. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Shipping numbers are like scoring a big fat.....never mind........
     
  8. shinksma

    shinksma What? I get a title?

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    Oh man, I can't wait on your behalf for your HXDA!

    Rock it!
     
  9. Boogie

    Boogie SuperD

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    Oh BS!o_O
     
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  10. watelessness

    watelessness New Member

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    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
     
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  11. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Rah rah ah ah ah!

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    Can you warm it up with some hot water?
     
  12. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules Archon owning member

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    F5 only makes your screen brighter. :)

    Ok, the eagle has landed. Thaw, rip, rinse and repeat!
     
  13. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules Archon owning member

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    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.
     
  14. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Dude, turn it on. The tubes will warm it up! :p
     
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  15. watelessness

    watelessness New Member

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    I was thinking that I should strip down and climb into a sleeping bag with it to warm it up
     
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  16. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Rah rah ah ah ah!

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    Undoubtedly a much more intimate idea.
     
  17. watelessness

    watelessness New Member

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    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...

    Thanks, guys!
     
  18. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Well, now you can go back and read all my gush-over-the-damn-amp threads on it.
     

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