Jer-tone Bedroom Rig?

Re: Jer-tone Bedroom Rig?

Postby mijknahs » Wed Oct 24, 2012 1:40 pm

Tone wrote:Do people (retailers) respond to every post with fanboy equip replies that have nothing to do with the original post?


Uh...no.

Not even sure what would cause you to say that.
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Re: Jer-tone Bedroom Rig?

Postby Tennessee Jedi » Wed Oct 24, 2012 1:40 pm

Tone wrote:Do people (retailers) respond to every post with fanboy equip replies that have nothing to do with the original post?

This board is a joke, goodbye.

How did he know my rig was really in my attic and not my bedroom ??????
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Re: Jer-tone Bedroom Rig?

Postby Stella Bloo » Wed Oct 24, 2012 2:11 pm

Friesman,

How are you connecting the SMS to the Superbaby? I have the Microbaby and love it but would love to be able to run the SMS through the Microbaby. I don't see how I can bypass the preamp and plug the SMS into the Microbaby? There is no "Send/Return" bypass loop. I don't think there is one on the Superbaby either....please let me know how you are running it.

Thanks so much....agree the Emery stuff is terrific for getting great tube tone at lower volumes.
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Re: Jer-tone Bedroom Rig?

Postby barefootdave » Wed Oct 24, 2012 3:40 pm

Oh Tone, don't go! We will miss your well thought out contributions!

I guess all the retailers can relax now that tone-cop is gone. Proceed with your blatant self serving posts meant to mislead stupid sheep like me.
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Re: Jer-tone Bedroom Rig?

Postby wolftigerrosebud » Wed Oct 24, 2012 5:12 pm

barefootdave wrote:Oh Tone, don't go! We will miss your well thought out contributions!


qft

I'll light a candle for you, Tone.

In regards to the topic, I feel like any small Fender tube amp can get pretty close if the right pups/picks/pedals (maybe buffer), technique (mostly technique) are used. I use one of the new Fender Champs because the SMS/E120 rig is too loud for the apartment I live in. Swapped the speaker and the tubes a while ago, and I think it sounds good. It's more tweed-y than blackface, but it's still definitely enough in the ballpark that it's fine as a bedroom practice rig.

The Princetons sound excellent, too (the reissues included IMO, they sound pretty darn good with the right speaker), and they're probably the chimiest and most treble-heavy/least mid-heavy of the small Fenders before you start hitting the Super and Twin Reverbs. I tried a Princeton yesterday and was considering getting one for a more portable and potentially Jerry-friendly rehearsal/small gigging amp.
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Re: Jer-tone Bedroom Rig?

Postby mijknahs » Wed Oct 24, 2012 6:12 pm

My friend gets a great bedroom Jerry tone with just a Strat and a Fender Sidekick 25 (solid state). The Roland Cube 30 can get decent bedroom/headphone Jerry tones as well. Personally I just play my regular rig at bedroom (actually garage) levels and it pleases me to no end.
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Re: Jer-tone Bedroom Rig?

Postby cmc64 » Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:00 pm

wolftigerrosebud wrote:
barefootdave wrote:Oh Tone, don't go! We will miss your well thought out contributions!


qft

I'll light a candle for you, Tone.

In regards to the topic, I feel like any small Fender tube amp can get pretty close if the right pups/picks/pedals (maybe buffer), technique (mostly technique) are used. I use one of the new Fender Champs because the SMS/E120 rig is too loud for the apartment I live in. Swapped the speaker and the tubes a while ago, and I think it sounds good. It's more tweed-y than blackface, but it's still definitely enough in the ballpark that it's fine as a bedroom practice rig.

The Princetons sound excellent, too (the reissues included IMO, they sound pretty darn good with the right speaker), and they're probably the chimiest and most treble-heavy/least mid-heavy of the small Fenders before you start hitting the Super and Twin Reverbs. I tried a Princeton yesterday and was considering getting one for a more portable and potentially Jerry-friendly rehearsal/small gigging amp.


I am in the same boat. Got a sweet deal on a SuperChamp X2 about 9 months ago, put in a NOS RCA 12AX7A, a matched pair of JJ 6V6S tubes and a JBL K-110, the right effects and a Strat and things are sounding pretty good.

However, when I crank up the Mesa Mark IIA and the JBL K-120 2x12 to get the tone I get blown out of the room. Sure is sweet, though..
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Re: Jer-tone Bedroom Rig?

Postby Friesman » Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:20 am

Stella Bloo wrote:Friesman,

How are you connecting the SMS to the Superbaby? I have the Microbaby and love it but would love to be able to run the SMS through the Microbaby. I don't see how I can bypass the preamp and plug the SMS into the Microbaby? There is no "Send/Return" bypass loop. I don't think there is one on the Superbaby either....please let me know how you are running it.

Thanks so much....agree the Emery stuff is terrific for getting great tube tone at lower volumes.



I go from guitar cord to reverb pedal input to input of sms and output of sms to output of superbaby BUT you need to turn your tone knob completely off so the superbaby or microbaby acts as a power amp only-let me know questions -tx
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Re: Jer-tone Bedroom Rig?

Postby Linkslover » Thu Oct 25, 2012 3:34 pm

I tested the XD Champ and the Princeton Reverb Re-Issue and there was no comparison in tone. If you can afford the extra bucks, go with the Princeton. It is all tube whereas the Champ is part tube and part solid-state. The Princeton at 15w is small enough to play in a small room, but can still be cranked up loud enough to blow your eardrums. It has a sweet full tone to it that emulates the Twin Reverb and the Deluxe Reverb.
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Re: Jer-tone Bedroom Rig?

Postby mijknahs » Thu Oct 25, 2012 3:39 pm

Linkslover wrote:I tested the XD Champ and the Princeton Reverb Re-Issue and there was no comparison in tone. If you can afford the extra bucks, go with the Princeton. It is all tube whereas the Champ is part tube and part solid-state. The Princeton at 15w is small enough to play in a small room, but can still be cranked up loud enough to blow your eardrums. It has a sweet full tone to it that emulates the Twin Reverb and the Deluxe Reverb.


Or even consider buying an old used Fender Princeton Reverb?
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Re: Jer-tone Bedroom Rig?

Postby JonnyBoy » Thu Oct 25, 2012 4:04 pm

Tone wrote:Do people (retailers) respond to every post with fanboy equip replies that have nothing to do with the original post?

This board is a joke, goodbye.



That was the strangest goodbye I've heard in a while. Now back to shameless big business promotion:

I still think a Princeton and deluxe (15watts and above) are still too loud to push to their sweet spot tube wise, but are great amps all around. These days I think any amp will do with a good transparent OD like a CTO, kalamazoo or maybe an earth drive (havent tried one yet) to get that loud amp like tone at low levels. Modeling amps are just fun to play with relative to old school one trick ponies, and theyre cheap!! Honestly my go to house amp has been my HRD3 (k120 spker) with an OD. My gdec is great for practicing solos with loops and tracks. Start with a great clean tone and build from there. A vintage amp will totally provide that and a pedal will take it to the final point. These new hybrid amps with distortion circuits are basically the same thing, so maybe choosing your drive channel by buying your own OD is the way to do it and be totally happy.

Shopping for amps is fun. Go get it on at GC or your local music shop. :cool:
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Re: Jer-tone Bedroom Rig?

Postby Stella Bloo » Thu Oct 25, 2012 4:40 pm

Friesman,

More help please, I don't have an output jack on the Microbaby, other than speaker jack. I have input only.

Am I missing something?

Thanks so much
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Re: Jer-tone Bedroom Rig?

Postby cmc64 » Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:36 pm

mijknahs wrote:
Linkslover wrote:I tested the XD Champ and the Princeton Reverb Re-Issue and there was no comparison in tone. If you can afford the extra bucks, go with the Princeton. It is all tube whereas the Champ is part tube and part solid-state. The Princeton at 15w is small enough to play in a small room, but can still be cranked up loud enough to blow your eardrums. It has a sweet full tone to it that emulates the Twin Reverb and the Deluxe Reverb.


Or even consider buying an old used Fender Princeton Reverb?


I tested the XD Champ and the X2 Champ and the X2 blew the XD away. Really it was like night and day. The XD was very noisy, boxy sounding - I actually took it home for a few nights and fooled around with it and could not pull a decent tone out of it (IMO) so I returned it. Man that thing was NOISY. I got the X2 and even stock I was much happier. When I re-tubed and put in the K-110 it made a stunning difference.

There is a small guitar shop near me that has a an old Princeton Reverb in great shape for $124.99. It had been there for ages priced at $179.99 and after they lowered the price, well, it's been many months and it''s still there. I played it a few months ago and it sounded pretty good - no issues at all. I may pick it up the next time I get paid but I need to do a bit of research - $124.99 sounds pretty good but I gotta check the going rates.
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Re: Jer-tone Bedroom Rig?

Postby mijknahs » Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:38 pm

cmc64 wrote:There is a small guitar shop near me that has a an old Princeton Reverb in great shape for $124.99. It had been there for ages priced at $179.99 and after they lowered the price, well, it's been many months and it''s still there. I played it a few months ago and it sounded pretty good - no issues at all. I may pick it up the next time I get paid but I need to do a bit of research - $124.99 sounds pretty good but I gotta check the going rates.


That price seems too good to be true. I assume it's a silverface from the 70's?
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Re: Jer-tone Bedroom Rig?

Postby tigger » Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:43 pm

I don't think there are any Princeton Reverbs out there for $125... Must be a later solid state Princeton.
For that price I would go for a new Mustang instead, pretty much the best bedroom amp out there.
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