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Post by villager » Thu Jun 13, 2013 12:02 pm

heh no uk

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Post by felixcatus » Thu Jun 13, 2013 12:06 pm

Phew, that's a relief. :D

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Post by jonah65 » Sat Jun 15, 2013 2:24 am

just listened to the fryette on youtube, wow that is some amp, good choice
villager,i want one. 8)

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Post by felixcatus » Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:34 am

Brought one home Saturday.

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Post by jonah65 » Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:44 pm

keep it locked away, i'm coming over to belgium in july on a baccy run
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cracking amp.

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Post by villager » Sat Jun 22, 2013 5:52 am

whats your impressions felix?

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Post by felixcatus » Sat Jun 22, 2013 6:38 am

I?ve only used it at home, so far.
It?s a very versatile amp, I think it?s going to take a long time to really getting to know all off its tricks.
Its super reactive to the way you play/pick/strum.
One little minus point would be that the reverb starts to squeal after 12 o?clock when used with single coils.
But I?m loving it, it?s an amazing amp.

Here?s a clip from Mr. Fryette himself
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=app2lHXHo4I

PS I like it best when played with P90?s
PS2 I removed the tube cage in the back for better heat transfer, so the tubes can run a little cooler.

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Post by felixcatus » Mon Jul 01, 2013 11:04 am

The Memphis started to produce some hum, and lost some clarity. No surprise after sitting in a music shop exposed to brutalization for 2 years . :D
It also seems a common problem with the early models, something of a bad bunch of Sovtek power tubes or so.
I switched the power tubes and the amp totally opened up.

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Post by villager » Mon Jul 01, 2013 11:35 am

mine arrived today sounds pretty good so far,

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Post by villager » Sat Jul 06, 2013 2:08 am

ok apart from a bad tube in the reverb, which a quick swop fixed, i cant find much to moan about, great clean channel and the gain is stupendous for el84's, i just bought a mad professor pedal to superdrive the gain stage, as i am looking for a d-moll channel 3 type of gain for solo's, but all in all as a gigging amp combo this is near perfect..

now do i sell the cornford head and run the fryette through the cornford 2x12 in the studio, or keep it, and have the choice of all 3.. decisions..

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Post by villager » Sat Jul 13, 2013 4:38 am

gigged it for the first time, bloody loud, no problems with a drummer..

great tone too

i like this amp

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Post by felixcatus » Sat Jul 13, 2013 10:40 am

8) 8) 8) I'm glad you like it.

PS what type of reverb tube did you use?

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Post by villager » Sat Jul 13, 2013 12:03 pm

12ax7

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Post by felixcatus » Sun Jul 14, 2013 12:01 am

Too bad the previous (12AT7 stock tube?) was broken.
A commentary on the difference in response between the two, would be interesting.

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Post by felixcatus » Sun Jul 14, 2013 11:31 am

Villager, does your amp have a volume increase when you change the voicing switch in the drive channel from smooth to crisp to fat?

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