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  1. ampeq

    ampeq Well-Known Member

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    OK, I ordered a Ceriatone 2202 combo w/ NFB knob and buff. loop. I also ordered a Horse Breaker pedal to try, so we can see how they work. It will take just a little longer than forever but should be fun to play with if I ever get it.
    I am drawing up another amp as well, a 2 ch. Chupacabra with different voicings, it will have a buffered loop, NFB, lead boost, and a couple other little things. Soon as I finish it I'll order one. Nik is a great guy to work with and the options are very reasonable to say the least. Call Fender or Marshall and tell them you want a NFB knob installed, let me know how you make out. I sure wish I knew about these guy's a long time ago. Now, if you don't mind I have to get back to staring out the window waiting for the UPS guy.
     
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    pedecamp Well-Known Member

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    Cool! Looking forward to you getting it! :yesway:
     
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    May your rockin' be righteous :cool:
     
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    Wolvieberzerker Well-Known Member

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    When you say combo, do you mean a 1x12 combo?
     
  5. ampeq

    ampeq Well-Known Member

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    Yes, a 1-12” combo set up. It’s only a 20w amp so a single 12” speaker will be fine, if I do take it somewhere I’ll bring another 1-12” cab. I like combos because with a second 1-12” cab you can get a lot of sounds out of them. I’m debating my 100w 2 ch. Chupacabra being a combo, a 2-12” though. If I do it will have wheels and side handles like a speaker cab.
     
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    ampeq Well-Known Member

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    I also added a choke to the little 2202 combo, so it has 3 custom options now. (Choke, NFB, and buffered loop.) I’ll try different speakers when I get it. Options are cheap by the way, $40 - $75 ($75 for buff. loop) On this little amp it was only 4-6 weeks lead time too. Same for pedal I guess. I need to draw up my 2 ch. amp and get it started, it’s going to be half Chupacabra and half something else. If anyone has anything they would like to see let me know, if I can use it I’ll see if I can add it. I’ll post what I come up with and see if I missed anything. I may go SS face / rear plates, which is the most expensive thing they offer, $150 extra! I’m just as curious about the pedal as the amp, I still can’t believe 1/2 the people here don’t have that pedal.
     
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    Wolvieberzerker Well-Known Member

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    Does it have the fat switch, boost switch and 3 way bright switch, ppimv and pussy trimmer?
     
  8. jchrisf

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    Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on it when you get it.... hopefully you'll give us some sound samples :)

    Right now I am fighting between the 2202, 2204 and the Molecular.
     
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    Ceriatone is growing huge.I'm looking forward to a turret board plexi.Should have it in 5 more weeks.Then maybe a horsie pedal .That word cracks me up.Congrats!
     
  10. ampeq

    ampeq Well-Known Member

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    Yes it still has all the stock stuff, I just added a few things I thought it could use. It should be a very versatile little amp and fit good in my living room. If so, I’ll build a nice wood cab system for it like a mini stack. Should be one hell of an amp.
     
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    ampeq Well-Known Member

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    If you don’t need any more power then say 20w, like the 2202, maybe Nik could build a 20w Molecular. A 2202 and a 20w Molecular sitting on a good 2-12” cab, along with an amp switching pedal, would make a great 2 ch set up.
     
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    Wolvieberzerker Well-Known Member

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    Cool. I have the stock head version. Very nice amp.
     
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    I’ve heard many say it is the best JCM 800 type amp going. If so, this should make me a very good mess around amp. My X100b combo does a great 800 sound and is super versatile, still my favorite amp. Depending what the 2202 can do I will base the second channel of my 2 ch Chupacabra off it. The Chupacabra is a crazy good rock platform, paired with a little calmer amp it should make a very good switcher amp. Ideally I think the All Access 51 would be the best second channel and the Chupa for 1st, both with a boost. (I can dream can’t I.) It blows my mind that I can order an amp like this, just what I want, super well made with no circuit boards, and costs way less than 1/2 the amps I’ve bought in the past.
     
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    I've heard the Yeti can do a real JCM 800 tone.. I'd assume the Cupa could to? They say the Molecular won't though because it has different gain staging.
     
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    The Yeti is very similar to the Chupa, just a little darker I think. The Chupa is a little more bright and aggressive. The Molecular is a little different amp, though very good in it's own way. All are well worth owning but the Jose modded Plexi's are my favorite. As soon as I figure out what to use for a second channel in an amp I'm going to order it. That should fulfill all my needs for a good 100w 2 ch amp. The little 2202 is a very good thing for me to play around with and take places, but the new amp will be my go to amp.
     
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    Boy or a Girl ? oh amp , cool lol
     
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    ampeq Well-Known Member

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    How well does the PPIMV work? Some say it's still pretty loud but others say you can get great sound right down to low bedroom volumes. How does your work?
     
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    That Molecular has a Loop volume control. Those work great on Splawns.
     
  19. Wolvieberzerker

    Wolvieberzerker Well-Known Member

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    The 2202 is loud. Stupid loud. The ppimv only works on lower gain settings. Clean to edge of break up tones. Same with the 3 way bright switch.
     
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    Cancel the order , get a Friedman runt 50 or 20 if you don’t need the volume ( particularly clean) , no need to battle a nvm amp to get the sound you’re looking for . You definitely won’t have to wait weeks to get it either .
     
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