#1
Well here's one that's sure not to disappoint.

What have we here?!



Why that's right it's another person making you watch them open a package.



Lookie here a Blackstar HT-Dual, What's that you say? "You're in Canada, how'd you manage to get that"



Well My friends I got it by lurking Musician's Friend until a used one came up.



One more for good measure.



Review: Basically this is beyond what I expected. It's almost like adding two channels to an amp. Both of them are voiced quite nicely have a fairly nice range of tonal possibilities. Ever since buying my Rev Jr. I've had a fear of things not providing enough gain and I was quite worried about that with this one. However, it's not the case, for my needs the gain on tap that this thing has is quite ample. It might not please those going for the super br00t4l but it can get pretty nice brutal. The crunch is good and hearty and this thing cleans up quite well to (****ed up I know, who ever thought of putting a clean channel on a DISTORTION pedal).

One thing I did find was the ISF was really not as impressive as I though it would be in some instances. The biggest one being the clean portion of this pedal, I found you needed to have it to either extremes for it to make a noticeable difference.

All in all, glad I picked it up. Also, kudos to Musicians friend for excellent custromer service and speedy delivery time. I placed the order on last Friday and was not expecting it until mid next week, little did I expect one package today and one yesterday.

And there we go, that should give you folks what you were after ...


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#2
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Alright, as promised, this should harden your metaphorical gear wang.

I GIVE YOU SPLAWN! A Quick Rod, to be exact.



Not gonna lie, the first thing that caught my eye about this amp was the look, then the tone sealed the deal for me.



More



moar



More, like a whole box more



Review: This is a killer amp. Again after the bad experience with the Rev I was worried about amps not having enough gain. When I asked the guy who I purchased the amp would if he thought that this amp ever lacked gain he looked at me like I was retarded, and he was right to do so. This amp has the perfect amount of gain for me and suits everything I'll ever play. For me it has the perfect balance of a vintage and modern tone.

I find the clean channel to be quite nice but you can also easily clean up the lower gain settings on the OD channel with a quick roll back on the volume knob. The EQ seems quite responsive, though I have not had ample time to tweak it yet but even just going through typical EQ settings I was able to hear the response easily.

The gears are really cool, them coupled with the OD1/OD2 setting and the solo boost make this overdrive channel really versatile. It can give great dirty blues and crunch sounds on the gear 1 (Plexi) setting and OD1 and it can get outright brutal when you go up to gear 3 (super hot rod JCM 800) on OD2. Everything in between sounds great to.

Also, I was hoping to have an even bigger new gear day that included the pups I got from MF but I just dropped them off at a shop along with my guitars to get it all installed. So, I might throw down a necro bump on this thread once I get those back, with pics of course.
#3
Ooooo, white Splawn, hawt
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#4
Quick Rod nom nom nom
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EDIT: i googled it, you guys are gross.


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#5
Tasty. At first I saw the pedal and was like, wtf mate. But then I saw the Splawn, and all was good again.

Question though, what's the point of the pedal with an amp like this?
#6
ok fine. you win. i'm like half hard right now. like we could do it. or we could not. you know what I mean? like if you really wanted to but like favorite show is gonna come on next and like it's gonna be tivo'd and everything so I can watch it after. or I can watch it now.

I'm that kind of hard.
buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo.
#7
Quote by Shabadoo





Super Awesome. Looks def hawt!


Welcome to the club. Check out my Only Splawn Amp Thread

Gear 2/OD 2 is where I hang out

late




turn your bass down
solo boost will work best at 9 - 10 oclock
volume works best from 8:30 - 10:30
anything after that is more meat and bleeding
gain to taste


! !


v......lol
Last edited by 311ZOSOVHJH at Apr 22, 2010,
#8
a white splawn....


*loses it*
Thank you for that. congrats
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#10
I think we all know how it ends up white in colour...

HNGD
^Note: Probably sarcastic
Gear
Schecter Blackjack C1-FR
Few Agile 8-strings
Ormsby Hypemachine 2014 otw!!

Carvin X-100B
axe-fx II

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#12
Quote by Deep*Kick
I think we all know how it ends up white in colour...

HNGD

Splawn.. Splooge.. Coincidence? I don't think so.

And that thing is hardly a pedal. More like a preamp with stompbuttons on it.
Gear:
- Bugera 333
- VJ & VJ cab
- Jackson JS30
- TS9

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Last edited by Kanthras at Apr 22, 2010,
#13
awesome stuff man!
My Gear
Guitars:
-Gibson Les Paul Studio
-Ibanez "lawsuit" Les Paul
-Ibanez S470
-PRS SE Custom

Amp:
Marshall TSL100
Marshall 1960a cab

Effects:
Dunlop 535q wah
Visual Sound Liquid Chorus

Pickups:
Guitarforce
MHD
#14
Told you to buy the Splawn
Ibanez RGR421EXFM >> Maxon OD808 >> BOSS NS-2 >> Peavey 5150 212
#15
White Splawn with a glass front...
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BURN THE WITCH!!!!!
#16
Thanks all for the kind words and, err, bodily fluids.

Quote by enselmis
Tasty. At first I saw the pedal and was like, wtf mate. But then I saw the Splawn, and all was good again.

Question though, what's the point of the pedal with an amp like this?


The point of the pedal is, I bought it before I knew I was gonna get this amp, like a few days before. Initially it was a last ditch effort to make use of my Rev Jr. but now that I have this I don't need to worry about it though.

It is a nice little pedal though, I'll probably hang onto it for a bit. Might be quite easy to flip, being that their are still no Blackstar distributors in Canada.

Quote by Kanthras
Splawn.. Splooge.. Coincidence? I don't think so.

And that thing is hardly a pedal. More like a preamp with stompbuttons on it.


Very true, original plan was to run some pedals directly into the power amp of my Krank. It was gonna be Maxxon OD808 -> Blackstar HT-Dual -> MXR 10 band -> Krank Power amp.

Then I found this Splawn and well wasn't about to pass up that opportunity.

Quote by 311ZOSOVHJH
Super Awesome. Looks def hawt!


Welcome to the club. Check out my Only Splawn Amp Thread

Gear 2/OD 2 is where I hang out

late



I'll go join in on that thread for sure.

Still haven't really found my specific tone on it yet, only played it for about an hour or two yesterday but as far as I can tell there isn't reall one I dislike barring having the volume at 7 O'clock or less on any gain setting. I'm gonna try and set up something nice heavy with gear 3 OD2 today, see about working in my OD and EQ pedals if neccessary.


Quote by 311ZOSOVHJH

turn your bass down
solo boost will work best at 9 - 10 oclock
volume works best from 8:30 - 10:30
anything after that is more meat and bleeding
gain to taste


! !


v......lol



Yeah, I realized after the picture that my bass was really high, I was just testing out the EQ response prior to the pics.

I got a real shocker from the solo boost, the guy had it set at something like 2 O'clock when I tested it and when I turned it on it almost knocked me out of my chair.
Last edited by Shabadoo at Apr 22, 2010,
#17
AHHHH. I just lost it...

you now own my dream amp. hope you're happy
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countries have been toppled in the time it's taking, revolutions won got a black pres

yawn


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The end of an era
#19
Confrabulations my man.

I'm not too keen on the pedal, personally, but the amp sounds awesome (from clips and videos, at least).

All the best with it.

*jealous eyes*
#20
Nice splawn! I have the same quickrod - mines a more boring black with Marshall knobs though.
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Splawn 4x12

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