PRS Amps

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  1. Gunner64

    Gunner64 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    The MT 15 is the only one I'd consider. I won't pay a premium to have that ugly signature across the front though however. Imo I think they're all over priced, and ugly. I think I'd buy a EVH Lbx before I'd spend an extra $200 for the MT15, and that signature. Yuk.
     
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    scozz Well-Known Member

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    A 2000 Marshall AVT20, a Dsl1hr, and a 1966 Fender Bandmaster,...these three for sure. Also, possibly my Bugera G5 Infinium, and my Blackheart Birch Ply 1-12 cab loaded with a made in the UK G12M-25 Greenback speaker.

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    Not a fan of the PRS amps myself. For the same reasons already stated. I did consider the MT15 alongside the DSL20 and went with the 20 which sounded better after some tube rolling. The PRS was too modern high gain for me. Plus my wife thought it looked fugly in the front room ;P
     
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    Peter McAteer Active Member

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    A slightly driven tone for rhythm is something you avoid? Ok then. :)
     
  5. ampmadscientist

    ampmadscientist Well-Known Member

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    I think the overdrive sounds muddy on this amp, not that I object to overdrive. I try to avoid that muddiness.
     
  6. Peter McAteer

    Peter McAteer Active Member

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    I was only commenting on the Marshall tone Scozz referred to in his earlier post. Not this PRS amp.
     
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    Love the guitars, but none of their amps really fit in my wheelhouse.
     
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  8. Ian Alderman

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    Had an Archon 25 and the clean channel was really good. My issue with the dirt was that there's nothing that screamed "Archon" tone. I've read that some people felt like the distortion was the same as channel 3 on the Diezel VH4, some people commented it sounded like an Uberschall, or a 5150, or a Dual Rectifier etc etc. The amp was a good one, built well, a little stiff feeling though and didn't really have an identity of it's own. I did like the fact that it wasn't terribly noisy and hissy given how much gain it has in the preamp. Another thing I enjoyed was the Depth knob and having that little extra control over the low end as I wound up the amp and got the power tubes working. At 25 watts it felt more like a really good hard and heavy rock amp as opposed to being a firebreathing metal monster it's touted to be. PRS should honestly stick to guitars. Sometimes it's not necessary to reinvent the shovel, just dig the ditch!
     
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    scozz Well-Known Member

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    Haha, I think sometimes ams just skims over posts, I do it too, I think everyone does it to some degree.
     
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    Peter McAteer Active Member

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    Yeah, I'm guilty of that too sometimes.
     
  11. Kinkless Tetrode

    Kinkless Tetrode Well-Known Member

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    With ABB DT was using the HXDA series according to google. The HXDA amps were plexi circuits.
     
  12. purpleplexi

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    I saw a yt vid where he was talking about using an Archon. I think that was post ABB but I'm not totally sure. I'll see if I can find it.
    Or I'll ask him if I bump into him down the pub.
    Actually I did bump into him outside a DTB gig once and we had a very pleasant chat. Nice guy and way too modest for his level of ability...
     
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    Kinkless Tetrode Well-Known Member

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    Yeah it's impossible to not like him. Not only is he an amazing musician, but he seems to have not let it go to his head.
     
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    Yeah he spent the whole conversation after I'd told him I played asking me about guitars, gear, bands I'd been in etc. I should point out that I'm a nobody from nowhere who has never been in any band with any real level of recognition. After he'd gone into the venue I realised I had about 50 things I wanted to ask him. D'oh.
     
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    No way in hell I’d spend 6K on an amp.

    Maybe the one RD tried was a lemon!


    I like the Little tremonti amp, I’d rather have it in a 50 than 100.
     
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    The Korean PRS SE amps were awesome
     
  17. Ian Alderman

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    Here's a little clip I did last year with the Archon 25 Combo:

     
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    Many years ago, I was drawn to a GC Green Tag sale.

    A new PRS Tuxedo 30 head was listed for $700.00.

    I went down to check it out.

    I bought it for $500.00:applause:

    Cool amp.


     
  19. Matthews Guitars

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    I am also not a fan of this "clean dirt" sound. As of yet PRS has failed to make an amp that I would be very interested in owning.

    I've got a classic Marshall (Two, actually) and (currently) two different flavors of Mesa tones, plus Fenders, and a Fractal to fill in ALL the gaps, but what I don't have is an amp that may be mythical. One where the transition between clean and overdrive is so incredibly subtle that there is a range of settings where you could play it and be unsure of whether the tone was clean or starting to get a little dirty. So far the closest thing I've experienced out of it was a Mesa Blue Angel. Those amps are by no means common and I'm always on the lookout for one.

    Surprisingly, my restored 1959 Super Lead also manages to get a very smooth clean-to-drive transition, but it's pretty darned loud at that point.
     
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    I had an Archon 25 as well and agree with your assessment. Clean channel is superb. Dirt is great but yes very much in the 5150 camp. Not that bad of a thing really....I’d buy one again if a good deal popped up.
     
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