#2
Yup, Erock owned one for about a week. Said it was pretty cool but there was just something weird to its sound that wasn't what he wanted. I should've bought it, wtf is wrong with me.
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#3
i know what he means something was bugging me its not the smoothest amp ever thats for sure.
#4
Wow, I'm not the only guy on here who knows about this thing...amazing.
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#5
yeah, I owned one for about a month actually. Too bad you didn't see the classifieds ad I had up, I tried to give a deal here selling it for $900 + shipping. Just a couple lowball offers, no real bites. I don't know if people didn't believe me that they listed for $2k+.

Very cool sounding amp, definitely had some traits of the Recto and JCM. Really liked how it had that rich harmonic content with the big chords. Had a lot of gain, but I didn't really like the voicing beyond 1:00, had a tendency to get buzzy. The lowend was a little odd for me too, had this chewy quality about it I didn't care for. I've heard it sound great in the right hands, just wasn't for me.

The clean channel sounded great for a high gainer. However, it only had a gain control for the clean channel with a bright switch, shared EQ. I didn't mind the shared EQ, but I never got a balance I really liked using the gain to try to match up the vol with the lead channel, at least without tapdancing for the Master 2 vol control. IMO, it really could have used a vol control in addition to the gain control for the clean channel. Was a great clean on it's own though, just didn't like it for channel switching.

One last thing that bugged me about that amp. I noticed when changing preamp tubes, the board really flexed a lot, which shouldn't be happening IMO. I would expect at least a well supported PCB, if not chassis mounted sockets on a 2k+ amp. Mine was one of the first revisions however, so it still had all the same cosmetics as the old Fame version, same piping, gem light, etc... They may have changed a lot with the newer versions with external bias adjustment.
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#6
Quote by Erock503
The lowend was a little odd for me too, had this chewy quality about it I didn't care for. I've heard it sound great in the right hands, just wasn't for me.

That WAS an interesting low end . . . I enjoyed the clip; probably too much gain for me. I'd love to try it, though.
#7
A Laboga endorsee from the band Spoil Engine played at my town. There was something about it I just didn't like. He also recorded the samples.
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#8
It sounds a bit fizzy to me tbh. If it's not that then there's definitely something else about it that's weird. :/
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#9
Sounds very distinctive, I quite like it. Slightly fizzy but when it sounds that brutal...
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#10
It has a really nasally midrange tone from Erocks clips. I prefer his clip of it to some of the others I've heard, they just sound terribly strange.
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#11
Quote by Erock503
yeah, I owned one for about a month actually. Too bad you didn't see the classifieds ad I had up, I tried to give a deal here selling it for $900 + shipping. Just a couple lowball offers, no real bites. I don't know if people didn't believe me that they listed for $2k+.

Very cool sounding amp, definitely had some traits of the Recto and JCM. Really liked how it had that rich harmonic content with the big chords. Had a lot of gain, but I didn't really like the voicing beyond 1:00, had a tendency to get buzzy. The lowend was a little odd for me too, had this chewy quality about it I didn't care for. I've heard it sound great in the right hands, just wasn't for me.

The clean channel sounded great for a high gainer. However, it only had a gain control for the clean channel with a bright switch, shared EQ. I didn't mind the shared EQ, but I never got a balance I really liked using the gain to try to match up the vol with the lead channel, at least without tapdancing for the Master 2 vol control. IMO, it really could have used a vol control in addition to the gain control for the clean channel. Was a great clean on it's own though, just didn't like it for channel switching.

One last thing that bugged me about that amp. I noticed when changing preamp tubes, the board really flexed a lot, which shouldn't be happening IMO. I would expect at least a well supported PCB, if not chassis mounted sockets on a 2k+ amp. Mine was one of the first revisions however, so it still had all the same cosmetics as the old Fame version, same piping, gem light, etc... They may have changed a lot with the newer versions with external bias adjustment.


The Labogas are made here, in Poland. Those things are handmade now, and all units are really different.
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#12
Quote by Erock503
yeah, I owned one for about a month actually. Too bad you didn't see the classifieds ad I had up, I tried to give a deal here selling it for $900 + shipping. Just a couple lowball offers, no real bites. I don't know if people didn't believe me that they listed for $2k+.

Very cool sounding amp, definitely had some traits of the Recto and JCM. Really liked how it had that rich harmonic content with the big chords. Had a lot of gain, but I didn't really like the voicing beyond 1:00, had a tendency to get buzzy. The lowend was a little odd for me too, had this chewy quality about it I didn't care for. I've heard it sound great in the right hands, just wasn't for me.

The clean channel sounded great for a high gainer. However, it only had a gain control for the clean channel with a bright switch, shared EQ. I didn't mind the shared EQ, but I never got a balance I really liked using the gain to try to match up the vol with the lead channel, at least without tapdancing for the Master 2 vol control. IMO, it really could have used a vol control in addition to the gain control for the clean channel. Was a great clean on it's own though, just didn't like it for channel switching.

One last thing that bugged me about that amp. I noticed when changing preamp tubes, the board really flexed a lot, which shouldn't be happening IMO. I would expect at least a well supported PCB, if not chassis mounted sockets on a 2k+ amp. Mine was one of the first revisions however, so it still had all the same cosmetics as the old Fame version, same piping, gem light, etc... They may have changed a lot with the newer versions with external bias adjustment.



cheers for the heads up. the fame stuff is really top drawer for the cash. the make the best PRS copies under a grand.