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    10 Tube Amps Cranked after 3 Hours of Warm Up

    No Guild content but this comparison of 10 cool amps was so nicely done I thought folks here would enjoy it.

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    I quite enjoyed that; thanks for posting it. The Bassman seemed like an anomaly; the other amps were all small single speaker combos.
    Shihan= Dennis

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    Thanks, Sal. That was cool.
    1959 T-100 DP
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    The Gretch was really muffled
    1974 Ovation Legend
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    I don’t see the need for hours of warm up. Nothing’s going to change after 5-10 minutes.
    Chris

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    That first Princeton - the brown '63 - that may be my favorite in this sampling.

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    The Lafayette is probably the same chassis as used in the Guild 50J.
    "Steve, you are a man of many goats."~ capnjuan

    "Alternatively, you could just go the ultra-relic route with it. Basically go for a look that says the amp was on fire and they put it out using belt sanders."
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    My old AC-15 currently needs ~20 minutes for the EF86 preamp tube to stop crackling…but it's a wonky tube (as EF86s often are). I'd change it out but getting at the tubes is a PITA—you basically have to dismantle the amp, and it's a heavy bugger—and I've been in a lazy mood since the start of winter. :)

    -Dave-
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    I'd have to do the test on my Mesa Boogie .22 before 20 minutes, because it loses volume and breaks up. Changed the tubes, changed the standby switch, had it in the shop three times and still does it, err.

    Ralph

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