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  1. #51

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    I have a little jazz and an AI Corus. They are both great and versatile of you need to plug an acoustic guitar in to them they still sound good. Wish the Little Jazz had a tiltback option and the controls are a little tough to see especially on a dimly lit stage but the sound of it leaves little to complain about. The AI sounds surprisingly good with electric guitar as well and has loads of power and a second channel... both great pieces of gear.

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  3. #52

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    For tilting the Little Jazz, I just put something under the front edge. I often use the receiver of my G10 wireless rig, but anything will do. It does sound much better tilted. It's a little finicky getting the best sound, and I find that elevating it makes it a little too bright, and flat is a little too bassy. A little tilt is my preference. The distance from a wall or other big solid object also makes a difference to me. But overall, it's a great amp.

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    A lot has happened in the amps and cabs world since this thread started. Henriksen Blu for starters. However, more and more jazz pros on both sides of the pond are discovering my TOOB line of ultra-light cabs. Just 9 lbs for the 12", 100W 12J jazz model. Pair that with any of the modern micro-amps and you move a totally different amount of air than with a 8" speaker. Jazz guitarist Greg Ruggiero from Brooklyn, N.Y., does 6-8 gigs a week on either a 12J or the telescopic 10T, which fits in a cabin bag. He mostly uses a Wangs 5W tube amp, a proof of TOOB's efficiency. My favorite amp remains the DV Mark Micro 50 (4 lbs), which is perfectly voiced for jazz. The Quilter 101R (2 lbs) is a bit too bright to my taste, while the VOX MV 50 Clean (1.3 lbs) works just fine. However, if a separate reverb pedal is ok for you, you might just as well grab Jim Soloway's past favorite, the Gallien-Krueger MB200 (2 lbs). This is not the place advertise our bass model, the 12B (10 lbs, 300W), but that's becoming even more of a sensation, especially in Germany.

    For details and contact: TOOB. For more photos, videos and news flow: Facebook: toobspeakercabinet. We are also on YouTube and Instagram.
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    I have the bud and really dig it, haven't used my polytone since i got this thing..went to a jam last night and upright bass player forgot his amp? lol i know..ok....plug into my Bud..into the second channel. wow worked great, had the gain all the way down, volume at like 9:00 clock, presence and verb off obviously..plenty of head room no break up..it was quartet with drums. I was playing my Victor Baker..good to know this thing can handle it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpjazzguitar View Post
    I've been thinking about the Bud, but I won't buy an amp that expensive without a return privilege. But this isn't a GC item, is it?

    Anyone know how to buy with a return privilege?
    Djangobooks sells the Henriksen Bud. In the past, they offered a 45 day (yes, really) return policy on amps. Edit - just confirmed that they still offer this:

    Store Policies - DjangoBooks.com

    That’s tough to beat!

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    Guitarist and gizmo freak "M" from Ausburg, Germany, recently purchased a TOOB 10T and paired it with a BluGuitar Amp1. The whole backline weighs 12 lbs and fits in a 10"-08" Tama Tom bag. Our own Stairville SB-125 gig bag from Thomann is large enough for even the TOOB 12B plus amp, cables and sheet music.
    Attached Images Attached Images Battle of the small amps (again) ... Henriksen Bud vs Quilter Aviator 8 vs ????-toob-gigbag-1-jpg Battle of the small amps (again) ... Henriksen Bud vs Quilter Aviator 8 vs ????-toob-hansen-rig-jpg 

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    Hi, one more thumbs up for the BLu BUD, the one-channel BUD that just came out.
    It's only 12 lbs or so and sounds a bit warmer than the BUD. Great little amp.
    It has the new class D power amp.

    Sorry to hear your BUD broke down Jim.


    Cheers,
    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeR View Post
    Hi, one more thumbs up for the BLu BUD, the one-channel BUD that just came out.
    It's only 12 lbs or so and sounds a bit warmer than the BUD. Great little amp.
    It has the new class D power amp.

    Sorry to hear your BUD broke down Jim.


    Cheers,
    Mike
    is there a fan in the Blu Bud ?
    I expect not , class D amps usually
    run pretty cool

    (I expect Henn will go for the Class D amp
    across their whole range at some point )

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    No fan, seems to run well.
    And no gain control, just volume.
    The tone and clarity is wonderful!
    And yes, the Class D is soon to be coming to the 10" combo-November 1st-
    and will make that amp a mere 23 lbs.

    Mike

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    Posted this in another thread but Im glad i have that second channel on my Bud. Went to a jam at a guys house, upright bass player forgot his amp !? how? anyway it happens. Well, plug into my 2nd channel on the bud. Turned the verb and presence off obviously, gain on 0. Sounded great!!. it was a quartet too with Drums and sax. No break up, plenty of headroom, both of us through the bud, ive seen two Benedetto's play through the Bud before but not upright. was good to know for duo gigs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeR View Post
    No fan, seems to run well.
    And no gain control, just volume.
    The tone and clarity is wonderful!
    And yes, the Class D is soon to be coming to the 10" combo-November 1st-
    and will make that amp a mere 23 lbs.

    Mike
    I have the new Henriksen JazzAmp Ten on order, and should have it in 4-6 weeks. As for customer service, Henriksen is excellent. I would have no concerns at all regarding being able to return anything to Henriksen in the event of a problem, but in my experience Henriksen products are very reliable, Jims problem notwithstanding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snoskier63 View Post
    I have the new Henriksen JazzAmp Ten on order, and should have it in 4-6 weeks. As for customer service, Henriksen is excellent. I would have no concerns at all regarding being able to return anything to Henriksen in the event of a problem, but in my experience Henriksen products are very reliable, Jims problem notwithstanding.
    And I would add to that, my problem was really only a serious issue because I was in Mexico when it happened. I have owned lot of Henriksen products since shortly after they opened their doors. The quality has always been very good and their service has been excellent.
    My CD "Bare Handed" is available as a download at Bandcamp.com
    http://jimsoloway.bandcamp.com/album/bare-handed

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    So you've tried both a Bud and an Aviator 8, and found you prefer the Mambo?
    What was missing from those amps that the Mambo was your choice?
    Thx,
    JG

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    Quote Originally Posted by nopedals View Post
    I never play rock or distorted blues any more, but have a cheapo Joyo American pedal, and in a few minutes was able to get both tweed and blackface tones out of the bud. So I don't consider it a one trick pony. In fact, to mix metaphors, I think of it as a Swiss army knife. It sounds good with my ES300, my L7 with clip on mike, and my P bass.
    What you're responding to it seems, nopedals, is the sound/tone of your Joyo pedal - a great one at a great price indeed, but how's this amp on its own? Curious.

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    I've just come home from playing a session with a 6-piece band (3 horns+rhythm) , using my Bud and my Super-400. That guitar puts out a massive signal and I had NO problem hearing myself on stage and I got MANY positive remarks from listeners re that fat and warm sound they heard. People can't believe it when they see that puny amp .....
    Depending on how you dial in the preamp volume on the amp you can fine-tune the amount of "hair" (or the "electric" sound-quality) in your tone to your taste and needs. When recording I've gotten good results using a low-gain overdrive pedal in front of the amp with the drive barely on.
    One more nice addition : the Bud paired with an extra speaker cab will DOUBLE the volume.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gitman View Post
    I've just come home from playing a session with a 6-piece band (3 horns+rhythm) , using my Bud and my Super-400. That guitar puts out a massive signal and I had NO problem hearing myself on stage and I got MANY positive remarks from listeners re that fat and warm sound they heard. People can't believe it when they see that puny amp .....
    Was the Bud mic'd?
    -- Isn't it crazy that "archtop" and "luthier" are spelling errors on this forum?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woody Sound View Post
    Was the Bud mic'd?
    Nope.

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    Slightly larger with a 12" speaker, the new Fender Tone Master Deluxe Reverb is a solid state copy of their tube amp. Weighs 22 pounds. Should be lots of reviews online soon. Looking forward to trying one in addition to the Fender Twin Tone Master at 33 pounds.
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  20. #69

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgosnell View Post
    For tilting the Little Jazz, I just put something under the front edge. I often use the receiver of my G10 wireless rig, but anything will do. It does sound much better tilted. It's a little finicky getting the best sound, and I find that elevating it makes it a little too bright, and flat is a little too bassy. A little tilt is my preference. The distance from a wall or other big solid object also makes a difference to me. But overall, it's a great amp.
    I've tried the LJ tilted and flat. It does make a noticeable difference. I prefer it flat.

    It's a good point about not being too close to a wall. That makes a big difference. There's a port in the back of this amp and having that port too close to a wall really changes the sound. Each time I've been in that situation, I didn't like the result, so I keep it away from a wall.

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    I sometime like it flat, depending on the room - floor surface, walls, etc. I mostly prefer it tilted just a little. It's completely subjective, and there is certainly no one correct way to do it. With the rear port, there are lots of things affecting the sound, including distance from a wall, height, tilt, etc. All I know is trial and error, looking for the best sound to my ears. I find I don't like it as much when it's elevated on a chair or whatever. But that's just me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgosnell View Post
    .... But that's just me.
    And me also.

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    I enjoy these discussionw, seeing what works for others. It's all about mission. Where and I going ... playing ... how much can I carry ... will it work with (fill in guitar and gear). And personal taste.

    My needs are not the same as Jim's (or others). For me, it's mostly practice at home. Lightweight strongly preferred. Boxy not good. Has to work with P90s and low wound HBs equally well. Can't have 8" or smaller speakers ... despite great strides in how these are used, I still don't care for the sound and presence.

    The heavier solution is an old Polytone MBII. 20-30 pounds. Amazing versatile. Got lucky with this one. Played/owned others which came close, but not quite, to the depth and beauty of the sound. Quilter showed promise. I've owned three or four. An aviator head, 101 mini with reverb. Plugged into several mini combos, an aviator combo. All rather nice, but the heads had a sort of nasal or hollow sound I couldn't dial out. Lots of controls, modes, (some pretty confusing.) Nothing worked quite the way I needed. Disappointed.

    Then the OD200. A different thing, so one more try. This time, it's all good. Intuitive, expressive and well voiced controls, especially how the channel volume and master interact. Two channels, though I only use clean. In that one channel, you can vary the clean subtly, from fat, full and flat to edge drive. Nothing nasal. A natural sound.

    I'm reacting not just to the mini head itself. I paired it with the only 1x12 here, the stock, ported cab from Pure 64 Mean Street classic amp, with one of his '16 ohm custom speakers. Not even sure if 16 ohms is safe. Quilter assured me it is, told me I had triggered some little circuit tweak for 16 ohms in the cab, that I'd love it. Love it I do. This modest little setup sounds huge. Haven't weighed it. The ported cab isn't even 20 pounds. Low, cants up by design. The OD200 is 2 or 3 pounds I think. Velcro to the top of the cab and go. If there is a smaller, equally good sounding alternative, I've not heard it. But of course will keep trying.

    The bonus here is flexibility. This setup is perfect for low to medium volume jazz work. Very low into the power curve doing that. Start upping the master, as you dial in more channel volume, things change. The amp has this perfect edge of breakup sound, soaring, fat. Reacts very well with little nudges from pedals. Gets into raw blues tones just as easily, even heavier drive, still all in the clean channel, via pedals. And, thanks in no small part to that cool cab, handles A -A baritone with authority and clarity.

    One lesson learned. The cab is all important. Impossible to judge a small head w/o also finding a good little cab that plays well with it. How many heads have I dismissed prematurely because I just assumed any cab was OK? More than a few I bet.

    The biggest trick in gear sampling is to know when you've found the right one, then actually to keep it. This setup stays.