claytushaywood wrote:Yeh sorry. i made a thread and then i couldn't find it. thought i forgot to finalize the original one or something. anyways... id love to get the sms classic. but here's some cool things about the alembic that are making me wonder about it. it can be found under $500 or even less on some forums and craigslist. i really dig the concept of fthe 2 channels. either going stereo or cascading with pre tone and post distortion tone controls. i was under the impression that the f1x was just a single channel version of the f2-b but the f1x was more of a guitar pre because of the bright switch. i dig the direct output and fx loop of the f1x too. id like to be able to record other instruments if im gonna be buying a standalone tube preamp. i also got a couple tech's locally that can build a custom version of the alembic for under $600, and i could combine some of these features.
any more opinions out there? i'm not gonna be disappointed if the alembic is not jerry like a power amp besides a mac is not jerry. know what im sayin? i'm trying to get a variety of tones from the eras- im not gonna be using super 2's and a mac and all the exact pedals. im just trying to get in that ballpark of clarity, singing sweet sustaining highs, punchy sspanky lows, with that 72 barely clipping singing overdrive sound. one day i'll have a full on 80's setup and a full on 70's setup with a tiger and a wolf.... maybe.
i see the revelation has some more options- how does it sound for jerry stuff? everybody just absolutely loves the sms which is amazing that there is absolutely nothing bad to be said about it. what makes it different? is there some topology he used to get lower noise? not much info on the website imo
thanks guys! sorry there's like 20 questions in this post
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