well, my clips really suck!!
but when i get a chance to really record with it, really spend some time setting up 'my' sound on it, and mixing it with a proper recording, i'll decide then, whether it's a keeper or not...
it does sound a bit small...
not like my mesa, even at bedroom volume!!
yeah, sounding small, i think, can be overcome with judicious eq tweaking, certain compression, and correct placement in a 'bigger' sounding mix..
of course, looking at the history of zeppelin recordings, for example, page used small amps to great affect...
once i get a chance to record some guitars with this, on a proper recording, i'll revisit this for you guys...
the 8" speaker, like i said, was never a consideration for the idea of getting this amp...
i'll mic it eventually, just for fun...
but i always intended on using it with an external cab, so that part's no biggy.
it makes perfect sense to me, not to have included reverb on this.
think about it..
the whole idea, is to push the POWER section of this sucker....
where does reverb go?
well, AFTER the preamp, BEFORE the power..
so if you take a nice reverb sound, and run it through a distorted, saturated power secton, what do you get?
the trem, on the other hand, works wonderfully, both at clean and grunge, and is an intergral part of the sound going into the power section....
more like a pedal, than anything else.
there's no place for reverb in a 'higher gain' amp with no headroom!!!
it's always best for recording (what this is geared for, i believe) to add reverb after the fact, on mixdown, and concentrate on getting a great pure amp tone first.
i added the effects from my yamaha just to see how the fx loop would work, and it works fine, but i wont be recording any more delays or reverbs thru it!
thanks for checking this out.
i didn't do it for myself, i did it for anyone who's hunting for an amp like this.