Dead Again's Brian Avigne with his Maestro Reverb Amp

Dead Again's Brian Avigne with his Maestro Reverb Amp

Postby waldo041 » Sat Feb 18, 2017 6:03 pm

I recently delivered an amp to Brian Avigne of Dead Again out in Michigan. The amp came to me as a Shakedown GD50, I completely stripped it and built a Maestro Reverb Amp for him with the chassis. I think he is the only one that can truly make an empirical review of both amps. I will not go into any detail of his reasoning for the change, but did want to pass along some audio/video of his first ride of the Maestro at a gig. Just to note, he is using my new adjustable gain TPC-2 at Unity in his Michas Wolf.

Here are a couple quick quotes from Brian.

"Reverb is the best I've ever heard, perfect"

"Just makes it easy to maneuver in the mix,there's always a little left in the tank when you need it."

"Man the amp sounds so good I'm debating selling the Mac"






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Re: Dead Ahead's Brian Avigne with his Maestro Reverb Amp

Postby TeeJay » Sat Feb 18, 2017 8:18 pm

Inspiring tone. :D :smile:
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Re: Dead Ahead's Brian Avigne with his Maestro Reverb Amp

Postby Bigfoot Co. » Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:13 pm

That sounds amazing Waldo. :cool:
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Re: Dead Ahead's Brian Avigne with his Maestro Reverb Amp

Postby hippieguy1954 » Sun Feb 19, 2017 3:16 am

Awesome Jerry tone! Maestro Reverb Amp is the "cat's meow". I also have a Maestro modded Twin and it does sound fantastic even without the McIntosh, just not enough power for my application and slightly different tone for sure.
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Re: Dead Ahead's Brian Avigne with his Maestro Reverb Amp

Postby tatittle » Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:00 am

"Maestro"... When I 1st opened the thread I was thinking this was about an old Gibson (or whichever co. owned Maestro vintage effects pedals) amp I had never heard of before. Sounds like it is Mike Wald's creation; even more exciting!

It does seem to have extra liquidy crispness even thru my laptop speakers. Gotta say Brian has the most accurate Jerry 32nd note (or whatever) runs Ive heard.
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Re: Dead Ahead's Brian Avigne with his Maestro Reverb Amp

Postby bcresci » Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:09 am

Sounds awesome. The whole band sounds really good.
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Re: Dead Again's Brian Avigne with his Maestro Reverb Amp

Postby waldo041 » Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:20 am

Maestro is actually Dan Healy's nickname, but the actual Maestro Mods within the amp are mine after years of searching and testing. There are some known Healy stuff in the amp, the Maestro Mods just set it all apart from anything else. I have a 69 on the bench almost finished if anyone is interested. Still needs a Head cabinet, or the buyer can have the original drip edge cabinet it came with. $2500 plus shipping.

Brian and Dead Ahead sound relly good, their next show is on 4/20 if anyone is in the Detroit area. You can find them on facebook as well.

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Re: Dead Ahead's Brian Avigne with his Maestro Reverb Amp

Postby MattMan » Sun Feb 19, 2017 5:04 pm

Here's another short clip that really showcases the tone. Just wonderful Jerry tone Mike! Brian's not too shabby either. Its cool how, once again, Jerry has brought us together!
Note the thread on the Wald buffer which is another fundamental component to the Jerry tone. MM

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Re: Dead Ahead's Brian Avigne with his Maestro Reverb Amp

Postby waldo041 » Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:15 am



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Re: Dead Ahead's Brian Avigne with his Maestro Reverb Amp

Postby lovetoboogie » Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:55 pm

Really nice! Great vocals as well...dig the lead tone on They Love Each Other.
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Re: Dead Ahead's Brian Avigne with his Maestro Reverb Amp

Postby hippieguy1954 » Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:13 pm

The whole band sounds great. Two questions: Is Brian's cab mic'd? How open is the cab back? Thanks
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Re: Dead Ahead's Brian Avigne with his Maestro Reverb Amp

Postby TeeJay » Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:35 pm

The whole band sounds great. Two questions: Is Brian's cab mic'd? How open is the cab back? Thanks


Looks like a the bottom JBL has a mic on it.
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Re: Dead Again's Brian Avigne with his Maestro Reverb Amp

Postby waldo041 » Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:11 pm

hippieguy1954 wrote:The whole band sounds great. Two questions: Is Brian's cab mic'd? How open is the cab back? Thanks


Like TeeJay stated, bottom jbl mic'd. Hard Trucker cab.

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Re: Dead Ahead's Brian Avigne with his Maestro Reverb Amp

Postby hippieguy1954 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 2:01 am

waldo041 wrote:
hippieguy1954 wrote:The whole band sounds great. Two questions: Is Brian's cab mic'd? How open is the cab back? Thanks


Like TeeJay stated, bottom jbl mic'd. Hard Trucker cab.

~waldo


Thanks. I couldn't tell for sure about the mic on the bottom speaker. No mods to the back of the Hard Trucker cab?
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Re: Dead Ahead's Brian Avigne with his Maestro Reverb Amp

Postby strumminsix » Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:29 am

Great tones! bravo to you Mike and the band!!
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