Specifics about LSC vs LSS

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Specifics about LSC vs LSS

Post by __TX__ » Mon Sep 12, 2016 5:09 pm

I know there are threads out there comparing the classic to the special. But what I am having trouble finding is how they play. I've had two classics and love them and was a fool for selling them. But I recently had a Paul Reed Smith Archon. And the attack is more immediate and still dynamic. Does the special have that more immediate attack because of the el84s and running class A? I ran my classics on silicon rectifiers. And where do the specials break up? Like where are the knobs at when it starts breaking up? Let's say in a 1x12 combo.
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Re: Specifics about LSC vs LSS

Post by djw » Tue Sep 13, 2016 9:11 pm

The LSS has a little of that EL84 immediacy for sure. Not sure I can answer the question about where the amp starts to break up, knob-wise... all the settings have an affect on that. I will say the LSS has a LOT less clean headroom than the LSC at pretty much any setting.

They're very similar, but the LSS has chime and crackle, whereas the LSC has beef and butter.
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Re: Specifics about LSC vs LSS

Post by __TX__ » Wed Sep 14, 2016 12:12 pm

Much obliged. I'm just going to have to do some driving and check out a special.

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