wolftigerrosebud wrote:I wonder what kind of JBLs Metheny uses?
gr8fl4295 wrote:Ok, so if you want to buy a Jerry sounding amp, but don't have the cash for a Mac, what do you look at? What's gonna get you close? <$500?
I'm also looking for something that is bedroom level.
Is this a good route?>>
SMS Classic Jerry Mod Pre Amp > Fender Super Champ X2 HD Amp head > Speaker Cab w/ Beyma 10".
Remember, bedroom level and on the cheap (sunk a lot into the guitar).
gr8fl4295 wrote:Would plugging the SMS into a Fender Mustang combo amp suffice?
gr8fl4295 wrote:Ok, I'm getting it now.
One more question though,
If the only thing the power amp is doing is is adding wattage to the line level, what is so special about McIntosh, and all the other vintage/expensive power amps? Couldn't any ol' power amp do the job? What you're paying for is wattage, right? The more you need (to fill a stage) the more you pay?
It doesn't have any effect on the tone, right?
vwjodyme wrote:So if I understand this correctly the power amp needs to be pushed hard (loud) to get the desired effect? Like the volume on an amp with a master volume too? so for someone who wants to play mostly at home, but still have the ability to play in a band setting, I should be looking for 20-50w? Or would any size power amp get the desired tone when paired up with something like an earth drive.
I am asking for an sms for xmas, fingers crossed, so just trying to wrap my head around this.
So, the power amp affects the tone. Even different McIntosh power amps sound different. Some are brighter. Some have more mids. Same goes for all power amps.
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