dementiacaptain
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#1
I decided that for the album I am working on, I needed something a bit more on the Marshally side of things. I had no interest in paying for a JCM800, so I opted for something on the cheap (real cheap) side.

This:


Untitled by bllyfen8, on Flickr


I can't get over this amp's low end, it has this awesome growl reminiscent of the Krank Chadwick I had. This is definitely what I needed, a very thick, nasty kind of tone, I like running it full tilt on the preamp gain with just a hint of power tube breakup. It is pretty much exactly what I think of when I think "Brit tone," but definitely a little bit more full in the low end.

Not a whole lot of features to comment on, the EQ knobs can be pulled out to boost the frequencies, though the only one that is really usable for me is the middle knob, the bass pulled out is ridiculously bassy, though I imagine this makes it a pretty suitable bass amp if need be. Ultimately, I am pretty happy with it, simple and to the point. I have also replaced the missing knob in the picture, too lazy to retake a picture though

Thanks for looking guys
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#2
Nice there is a 50 watt series II AOR for $299 and I'm flat broke.

I even have a couple Mullard 12ax7 and =C=EL34 just wanting a new home
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dementiacaptain
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Thanks

Rob, this one was a bit pricey at $350, but it had a fresh retubed and except for the missing knob it was pretty much perfect condition, little dusty. I have to say, it definitely seems like your type of amp.
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#6
Thanks man, it ain't no splawn but it'll have to do
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$350 is not bad, Bugeras go second hand for more than that

But the fact it had some new tubes is really nice. Congrats
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sweet!
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awesome
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HNAD! This isn't helping my GAS for a vh100r either...
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Thanks guys, hopefully I will be getting a decent 212 soon to put under this mug. The shell is so damn long, I am probably going to have to go with a 1936. Any reason not to?
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Quote by dementiacaptain
Thanks guys, hopefully I will be getting a decent 212 soon to put under this mug. The shell is so damn long, I am probably going to have to go with a 1936. Any reason not to?


i don't think so. from what i've heard, marshall has gone back to plywood for the 2x12s for the past ~18 months or so (IIRC), so if you're getting one, try to get a newer one i guess? you could email marshall to be sure of exactly when they changed back.
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#18
Oh, very nice, very nice....

^MDF is a totally viable baffle material. Just sounds a little different.
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When did they start using MDF? I will have to get a used one, but if I can get it old enough it shouldn't be a problem right?
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ages ago, i think. like the 80s. don't quote me on that, though.

^^ from my limited experience with it, i think ply sounds way better.
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Now are those just the baffles or the whole cab? I like ply as well, but the most important thing for me is speakers and price, which is really where marshall wins
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Check out the 1966 2x12 cab from marshall, they have 2-3 on GC used site. they are vertical 2x12 and they are Ply because they were made in the 1980's
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#23
Eh, it sounds bad but I really wanted something to fit under the Laney, and I know a vertical won't ultimately I know it isn't what is important, but I like my rig to look good y'know?

Otherwise I would just keep my Mesa 112 and be happy.
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#24
Laney has the 2x12 vertical cab that was made for the AOR amps, they are normally <$200 on GC they fit the haed size
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I am on the hunt now, I didn't see any earlier, looking on the laptop now
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They have one 2x12 with the AOR head on GC, but they want $700 for the 1/2 stack
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#27
Yeah that's a negatory. Link? For whatever reason their site is not playing nice with my computer right now. I might be able to convince them to let off it.
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Type in Laney AOR in the used search bar it is the only listing under AOR right now.
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#29
That's the thing, it won't let me go to the regular used section of the site right now, so I can't use the search bar.

If I go to a subsection on the used gear tab I am fine, but I can't do it otherwise
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Quote by dementiacaptain
Now are those just the baffles or the whole cab? I like ply as well, but the most important thing for me is speakers and price, which is really where marshall wins


i think the cab, but that was only second-hand information from someone else who emailed them on another forum (actually i think they took their own cab apart to find ply and then emailed marshall to see what was going on- more i can't remember for sure).
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Nice. Ive always liked the AORs. Wish I bought one!
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Bad news, the AOR was acting up yesterday. I was thinking of screwing with it, but I will probably just return it since I am still within my 30 days.
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That sucks man
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#34
yeah if you're still within the return period there's no point in taking any chances.
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No doubt, but it is what is. when you buy stuff from GC used it is usually 50-50 that it is borked.
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