lunasparks wrote:I have a SCXD and am generally very pleased. But that's after tube swaps, re-biasing (cold from factory), and a speaker swap (to Eminence Copperhead, huge improvement over stock speaker). I think the blackface clean can be pretty tasty and crunchy and channel 2 overdriven blackface tones also sound good to my ears. I've asked questions on here about other amps and recently borrowed a DRRI to get a sense for how my SCXD compares to true tube. I have to say that for now I'm keeping the little guy. I can dial in very convincing tones at bedroom levels, generate some breakup (although I should be doing it with ear plugs! Even at 15 watts or so it can get loud in my little home office). And I can play along with clean early- to mid-70s "stratified" Jerry with satisfying results.
The only real problem I see with the SCXD is that I probably paid for more options than it turns out I need. The more I play the more I just use the clean, blackface model channel. If all you want is a solid Fender clean tone at bedroom levels, there may be more in the SCXD that what you need.
jmfranc wrote:I mean the sound of the amp being pushed to the clipping level where the Jerry tone sounds come from.
strumminsix wrote:jmfranc wrote:I mean the sound of the amp being pushed to the clipping level where the Jerry tone sounds come from.
This has come up many times on the board and if you are talking about post say 74 then that sound is from the Mac poweramp.
Many here will argue for most of his years "the Jerry tone" comes from super loud and pristine clean.
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