I'm really compiling a bunch of info to try to pull the trigger on a bunch of jerry gear- got way too much extra money by way of luck- but not SMS, moriarty, mac, HT kinda money.
so i'm interested in getting some opinions and new ideas for alternatives to some of jerry's gear. like the preamp- just found out about the Hughes and Kettner blues master/crunch master preamp and thought it sounded great for jerry tones! anybody know anything similar to this? what about Frenzel Pre's? I was also thinking that the preamp circuits in old fenders are really not very complicated. subtracting the dual channels, vibrato, reverb, rectifier power section takes a lot of money and weight out of those amps. are there any alternatives to the SMS (i know its great stuff, but i think $700 is a little high for a fender pre when I got a 2x12 non master pro reverb from 73 for $700)... and yes I have this amp... which is great for jerry sounds. but i do want to switch to an external cab (i too believe that combo amps shake up the tubes way too much and make them lose their sparkles) Does weber have any just preamp kits for a twin or similar? I'm open to all ideas just trying to save a little money. Seems like I could get a lot further by selling the pro and buying other gear than paying to have it converted to a head just to use the preamp!
this looks kinda interesting but cant find any sound demos of ithttp://www.ebay.com/itm/FRENZEL-Dual-Ch ... 27be9d7ede
what about power amps? anything like the QSC i should check out? i dont need that much power! are there any lower wattage mac's that can be had for cheaper?
i found some opinions on the Eminence Commonwealths- but has anyone hear compared em to some JBL's?
Thanks for all the help so far guys!!! can't wait til i get started towards my jerry rig so I can contribute with some knowledge, opinions and video sound clips of my own!!!