Post by petegalaxie on May 26, 2013 17:42:03 GMT -7
I bought my Galaxie new from Humbucker Music in July 2010. What is the warranty on my amp? I am considering having some mods done to the amp and was wondering if it was worth it if I void the warranty.
Post by petegalaxie on May 26, 2013 20:03:17 GMT -7
The only mod I am thinking of is something to lower the volume. I have a Brake Lite which I have been using on click 4 at home and it is still too loud. I've been researching other attenuators (the Air Brake for one, the Weber MiniMASS, etc.) as well as Power Scaling options from London Power or Hall Amplification. It is the Power Scaling options as the mod that I am referring to. I am extremely pleased with the sound of the Galaxie - just way too loud for what I want to use it for - home playing and recording. Another option is to leave well enough alone with the Galaxie and keep her as she is and buy another amp more suited to the home playing and recording needs. To that end, I've been looking at the Reeves Custom 12 PS and The Valve "Bimbo" 105. Different than a "Z", I know, but maybe a British flavor would be a nice compliment to the Gal. Another choice may be the Mini Z or M12 w/attenuator...
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Post by wraparound (Steve) on May 28, 2013 13:03:42 GMT -7
Yeah Pete I would not mod it. The designer has been through all sorts of thoughts and angles on various pathways before production. On commercial amps where this is not always evident then have at it. But I think a Z amp is made to sound best the way it is, and I would vote in agreement with the suggestion to consider one of his other designs. Truth is though, even a small amp can make some real loud sounds but the oomph is gone!
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Post by petegalaxie on May 28, 2013 13:57:24 GMT -7
Great advice from everyone! I am convinced that I should leave the Galaxie AS IS. The TONE is too perfect to mess with. I think my best bet is to go with a low watt amp and attenuator for the bedroom/recording stuff. Time to look at the M12, Mini Z, or Maz 8.
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