Post by mrwillnixon on Mar 31, 2010 16:10:52 GMT -7
Played this amp in a store a while ago, and thought it was really cool. One concern is though, how much clean headroom does it have? I'm usually running a Fender Twin with a 2x12 Ext. Cab at around 4 1/2, and of course since it's a Twin, it's squeaky clean.
How loud does this thing get before it starts to break up? I'm a real stickler for clean headroom, so I need to know.
It's kinda like a really good sounding old Super Reverb, but more versatile. I too play a Fender Twin when I'm able. I use my EZG in smaller clubs when volume is an issue. It has quite a bit of headroom, but still it's along the lines of a SR. Mine came from the Doc with #4 rated Groove tubes. They broke up really quickly. I put a set higher rated TAD tubes in it and that helped out quite a bit. I have an older set of Winged C's in there now. They sound really good in the EZG and it has about the same headroom as the TAD tubes. It's no where near the headroom of my Twin. Not that it's a bad thing as I love the EZG tone.
Hope this helps, Shane
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Clean headroom is a subjective thing, because we all percieve volume differently. If you are used to (what I assume is an 85 watt 4x6L6) Fender Twin, the EZG-50 will have similar headroom, but will breakup at a percieved volume slightly lower than the Twin. Not worlds apart though.
The Super Reverb is a nice starting point for understanding how the EZG-50 works. I would say the EZG-50 even has a bit more headroom and sounds as good or better than a fine vintage Super. I use a single 2x12 or a 4x12 cabinet most of the time with the EZG and it sounds great either way.
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