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#1
I'm curious what people's opinions are on Phaez amps. I'm on another forum and they absolutely love them. A lot of bang for the buck. What are people's opinions here?
#2
The insides I've seen look like absolute shit.



A few HCAF'ers have had bad experiences with him. He's generally hated over there.
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^ What a mess!!!

What about the tone? ¬¬

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That gut shot is ridiculous, theres practically no attempt to keep things neat and organized. I wonder if it has a lot of inherent noise
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#6
It looks like they sell kits that might be the inexperience of the builder not anything wrong with Phaez's own builds.
#7
No, that's several years old purchased direct from Phaez. That's his abysmal wiring/layout style. I guarantee you not a single build of his would pass EU, US or Canadian electrical standards tests.
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#8
I've seen tiny terrors modded in China on vacation that look better than that.
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#10
Man, I can't even begin to describe how bad that heater wiring is. Then the glued in electros. The lack of headshell/insulation from high voltages. The use of thin, cheap project aluminum which requires wooden blocks to keep it from collapsing. The rat's nest signal routing. The long exposed leads. The transformer leads that were just clipped and left floating with no insulation. Words cannot describe my feelings of disdain for the person who thinks it's okay to sell crap like that for any amount of money.
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#11
Looks like he's trying to save on wire by taking the shortest path possible.


Wire nazis
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#12
I wrote a review about the amp on www.guitarliving.com about a year or so ago.

I think the amp does the gritty tone very well, and the clean is very beautiful. However, its distortion is not versatile at all. It looses definition very quickly compared to my bugera 333xl, which is what I ended keeping as main amp after trying many many amps.
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Looks like he's trying to save on wire by taking the shortest path possible.


Wire nazis


I know it's a joke but I find it ironically hilarious that the guys who espouse the virtues of PTP (short signal path, ability to build in 3D, etc) usually don't exhibit any of them.
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I'm really not seeing how a 333XL and the amp posted above would even be in the same category for anything
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I'm really not seeing how a 333XL and the amp posted above would even be in the same category for anything


Well, it is indeed not a classic rock sound like the Phaez, but overall it sounds better accross a broader range of distortion sounds. When it comes to that gritty purposedly not super defined tone, however, powerchords, sound amazing on the phaez, and better than any of my other amps. Its just that is not very versatile.

I own the amp I reviewed still though because as mentioned its awesome at some things. The bugera 333xl is my overall favorite amp, thats why I recommend it. Its not expensive, and sounds great for any users who play a variety of stuff.

For recording rock though is where I would say the phaez is amazing. The way its wired doesn't matter in my opinion. The one I have looks pretty solidly built.
#16
I thought there was a NGD for a Daisycutter or another amp on here somewhere?
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#17
You don't need to be familiar with ptp amps to tell that that looks like hell.
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looks like he's even got a drill and a screw driver.

tsk tsk.

and possibly a pair of pliers.

lefties.
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I know it's a joke but I find it ironically hilarious that the guys who espouse the virtues of PTP (short signal path, ability to build in 3D, etc) usually don't exhibit any of them.


definitely not a jadis.

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#21
Does it look solidly built from the outside, or the inside?

I can't argue with whether you like the sound, but from what I've seen of Phaez guts, the workmanship is suspect at best. Too many people look at a decent tolex job and some metal input jacks and declare an amp well-made.
#22
here's another one.



I kinda hate that stuff like that exists.

Because every time someone is like what's ptp wiring??

some shit like that gets pulled up.

instead of the jadis.
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#24
I don't understand how ptp came to mean put the parts whereever you want and then run miles of wire where it needs to go.

I mean this is some kind of vibration mounting disaster but at least they got the important parts right.

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Quote by jwoodbury3571
I'm curious what people's opinions are on Phaez amps. I'm on another forum and they absolutely love them. A lot of bang for the buck. What are people's opinions here?



Phaez amps are very nice. The pic posted is of an early Phaez. I can assure you that these amps are TOP quality. I wonder how many of these guys have actually played or heard one. You can not get much better. Bugera? Really? This thread is a joke.

OP. Listen to the clips on youtube. they will answer your questions.



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#27
Quote by bufbills
Phaez amps are very nice. The pic posted is of an early Phaez. I can assure you that these amps are TOP quality. I wonder how many of these guys have actually played or heard one. You can not get much better. Bugera? Really? This thread is a joke.

OP. Listen to the clips on youtube. they will answer your questions.





That's top quality? You've gotta be kidding me.

I piss better quality.
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#28
Pfft. That still looks like absolute shit. The dude has absolutely zero clue as to how to layout an amp.
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#30
Not to mention an exposed HV circuit is a ****ing fire hazard for crying out loud.
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#31
glue. that's the best way to do things.

you know they make clamps.

top quality clamps.

you can even buy them online.
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#32
I like how he said the one I posted was an early one and then he proceeded to post his like it was an improvement when in reality, it's the exact same thing except with all black wire. Would love to troubleshoot that one when it fails. Though to be fair, it might be wildly obvious when the caps fall out.
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#34
I like it when caps storing several hundred volts can fall out the bottom of the amp onto the floor where my dog plays.
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#35
Oh hey. Look. Some c-clamps and wire ties. Next thing you know, they'll be putting chassis in wooden boxes so that the end user is safely shielded from high voltage circuits.

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#37
Jadis has too many electros. Why does an amp even need that many caps. Don't they know all caps sound the same?
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#39
I'm a player not a builder. Phaez amps are AWESOME.

You can criticize all you'd like. Unless you've played one you have nothing to complain about. Make one of Randy's amp fail then you're opinion may be worth a damn.

Until then keep playing with your eyes, boys.
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#40
Quote by KingEdB
I'm a player not a builder. Phaez amps are AWESOME.

You can criticize all you'd like. Unless you've played one you have nothing to complain about. Make one of Randy's amp fail then you're opinion may be worth a damn.

Until then keep playing with your eyes, boys.


I'm sure the money you wasted on it was well spent.

radio shack parts and hot glue is expensive.
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