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Discussion in 'Other Amps' started by G the wildman, Oct 19, 2019.
Guys tell me everything you know. Good and bad.
When I played one for about 1/2 hour...I had GAS really bad for about a month...
The ugly cousin of the Dirty Sanchez.
I’ve owned two 40 watt Dirty Shirley combos. I purchased the first DS new and the second one used a few years later. I returned the first new DS shortly after buying it, after I found my “dream amp” (a Marshall 1962hw Bluesbreaker) used for a good price. I really only had the first new DS for a few days and did not get a lot of time to test it.
The the Bluesbreaker was impractical (way too loud), so I sold the Bluesbreaker a few years later and bought a second DS used online.
The second DS just didn’t seem as articulate as my handwired Marshall amps and the overdrive seemed raspier than the first DS. Maybe there was something wrong with the second (used) DS, but I returned it without getting it checked out, and went back to Marshall amps.
I now own a Marshall Astoria and a Marshall 1974x and happy with my Marshall tone.
I remember the first DS being a warm sounding amp and being pretty happy with its tone. Both of my (1st version) DS’s were combos, if I was to try another DS, it would probably be a DS head and cab.
ROFLMFAO. he strikes again!
the dirty is almost as sweet as the Runt 20
I thought there would be more love.
heres the thing. the dirty shirley is also in pedal form.
its pretty much the amp in a box honestly.
same as the BE-OD has a pedal thats " amp in a box " too.
i bought the pedal just to play with until i got rich and could by the amp
itself. i got to playing with the pedal and ran it through a few amps to find
the right one. i no longer long for the amp as the pedal gets me so close to the ball park
i'll save the extra cash and keep it in my pocket.
just for thoughts........
and from the king of demos.....Pete Thorn himself.
Do you think the Runt 20 is better? Why.
just sounds better to me. opinion based reply only.
I have tried the Friedman ds 40 head and I found the squishy saggy feel addictive. More at lower volumes. Couldn’t get it out of my head. So much so that I bought the pedal to run through my 2204. Still want the DS though. Pedals can come close but the amps always give you MORE.
sure amps always give more. there is more inside lol.
to me it wasnt worth the extra $2,500.
I think over time I am going to wind up owning DS 20 and Fender 64 Delux HW
For me I recon that is all bases covered.
The issue is the price. So it won't happen all in one year - once we Brexit the DS should fall in price in the UK,
OK I’ll play.
DS 40wH single channel modified JTM45 manufactured @ Boutique Amp Distribution factory same as Egnater & a few others.
Construction is central eyelet board with flying leads hand soldered to pots, jacks etc. with drop in PCB for effects loop. The terms hand wired & PTP are used loosely & subject to many debates on the web. They are reportedly QC checked by Dave Friedman before release to the public. General consensus is they are a fine sounding reliable amp however my personal view is for the price I could do A LOT better.
Current Australian Prices
40w Head - $4,210.oo
1x12 Cab - $1,190.oo
TOTAL - $5,400.oo
or 20W Combo - $2,900.00
What circuit is it built after. Just another over priced clone.
I do reckon once I've done some more recon work
The DS pedal nails the tone of the amp, imo...but not the amp feel
Do you think all the tariffs and customs barriers will come down that soon (if at all)?