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NEW AMP RULES!!!
Dear Friends and Guitarists:
I just picked up a new Fender Amp.
It is the Ultimate Chorus Amp...
...and it rocks! It whomps ass!
If you've heard me playing through my old Peavey only, I suggest you come out to a show soon and hear the difference. It has much more tone and a sweeter control over all the ranges of frequencies (and effects!)
And it fits beautifully with my fender strat.
posted by Cody Phipps on Jan 16, 2001 08:45PM

I have a Princeton Chorus, and I really like it. The Ultimate Chorus sounded really good at the show at the Thirsty Dog.
posted by Zach Beane on Jan 16, 2001 08:55PM

Yesahh! Thank you Zach. I'm glad you like it. The Fender Guys have really got a handle on that in-combo chorusing effect. It sounds really crazy - thick and meaty, but also much more spatial.
posted by Cody Phipps on Apr 20, 2001 05:25PM

Hey, two shows in, how do you like the new Hot Rod Deville? The tubes sound pretty sweet to me. :-)
posted by Zach Beane on Aug 16, 2001 11:50AM

That amp is the wickedest sounding badass thing in the known universe. I think it's that evil glow that the tubes put off - makes it a multi-sensory experience. I'm tellin' you four 10 inchers is the way to go, and even with "only" 60 watts it'll mutilate human flesh if you turn it up past 2 & 1/2. That thing could kick a Marshall's ass.
posted by Clint Phipps on Aug 16, 2001 01:13PM

I can't believe how hyped I was about the chorus amp. It seems like years ago. The tube amp is certainly a superior genus of amplification. The classic tube amp sound, plenty of gain, and screaming headroom in the volume. Also, a great archive of vintage reverberation is included. All around great amp! I've still got a lot to learn about it, and I'm very glad that we picked it up.

Some things to note:
-the 3-band parametric EQ is unique in that it is ordered in series BEFORE the drive and gain, which makes for a ton of variation in the tones and overtones that can be produced.
-the jewel is color coded with the mood of the amp - or the musician (inside joke.)
-every knob goes to 12.
-as if drive isn't enough, there's a more drive channel.

It really rocks.

posted by Cody Phipps on Aug 16, 2001 10:12PM

Well, I just blew up that new amp.
Time for another new one!
posted by Cody Phipps on Oct 26, 2001 12:42AM

Whadduhya mean by "blew up," dude? Were there, like, pyrotechnics, man? With smoke and all? Cool. Or did you, like, insert a straw or something into one of the, uh, orifices, and, like, puff up your cheeks (the ones near the facial labial area, I mean) and like, blow, if you know what I mean? Way cool. Or unless you were playing like real loud or something in a smoke-filled room, maybe you should bitch to Fender, or to Daddy's, and get a new one free. Totally cool.
posted by sam aritan on Oct 26, 2001 03:38PM

The whole thing went up in a ball of flame and smoke, leaving nothing but a skeleton of ash. It was a horrible day, tremors felt throughout the Fender community. SRV was rolling in his grave.
posted by Cody Phipps on Oct 29, 2001 09:17PM

...and the US military purchased 500 Devilles for immediate exportation to Afghanistan...
posted by Clint Phipps on Oct 30, 2001 04:15PM

What's really cool is when I turn my deluxe all the way up to twelve...
posted by Cody Phipps on Jan 10, 2002 10:25AM

Yeah, I really like the Deluxe. What can I say, I guess I like changing guitar amps, trying new things. This is now my 5th different guitar amp, and I'm seriously thinking about trading it in someday on a new one. I've got one particular one in mind, but I'm keeping it secret until I actually purchase it.
posted by Cody Phipps on May 10, 2002 11:31AM

I blew up an amp once. An old Bassman head. Sparks, smoke, flames. Mmmmmmmmmmm....flames....
posted by Jon Look on May 17, 2002 10:49AM

I got a new bass amp last week. Talk about kicking major ass. :-)
posted by Jess Chahanovich on May 17, 2002 01:47PM

Jess, what kind of bass amp is it?
And Jon, how high were the flames?
posted by Cody Phipps on Jul 06, 2002 12:50PM

So I have to get my amp biased, cause it is not a self biasing amp. Kind of a pain, but a necessity if you want it to sound decent. I was thinking about picking up an auto biasing kit, but I'm no electrician, and I don't want to blow anything (including myself) up. I will probably do it though, and video tape the explosion for you all.
posted by Cody Phipps on Jan 22, 2003 06:19PM

I recently bought a new amp as well as the Les Paul... And I would recommend this amp to anyone out there that's thinking about getting a new one.. It's a Fender Cyber Twin. All digital... I mean, the fucking thing has a USB port in the back or some shit. go to www.fender.com to check it out if you wanna see what it's all about. Anyway, it's fucking nice.
posted by Josey Cary on Mar 13, 2003 08:21PM

I bought yet another new amp.
This is the Sunn Model T.
A 100 watt 4X12 monster of an amp.
Crushing volume, searing gain channel. Clean to break up/brown sound clean channel.
Nice for medium to big venues.
Self biasing.
Volume controlled all tube effects loop.
Nice.
posted by Cody Phipps on Apr 19, 2004 09:07PM

Does anyone else out there own a Sunn amp? Just wondering...
posted by Cody Phipps on Jun 25, 2004 03:46PM