I'm hoping to pick mine up this week... I'm drooling all over my desk thinking about it. My poor new baby, sitting in that cold, dark room at the dealer all by itself... so lonely and quiet.
My 25th Annie #77/100 is heading back to Maryland for the HX/DA mod. Obviously not this week.
Do you guys know what the serial numbers on the amps mean? I assume they are like the guitars... start with year... but are the amps split up my make, or are they just by order of assembly? Just trying to get a little more info about the head I'm buying. Thanks guys!
So here's some more stuff about the HX/DA I'm learning as I go along...
For many years I've advocated True Bypass pedals, or at least switchers that can take pedals out of an effects chain. And one of the biggest tone-suckers to me has been the Boss TU-2 tuner. I gave my old one away.
Fast forward to about a month ago. I needed a new tuner for a pedalboard I just finished, and figured I'd try a new Boss TU3, simply because in a pinch it could power another pedal, and sometimes I use up all the outputs on my Pedal Power box. Figuring it'd be a tone sucker, I put it in a separate loop in my switch box to be able to take it completely out of the tone chain.
The other day, I left it in the chain just to see what it sounded like. As expected, it did what Boss tuners do - had an effect on the tone. But with the HXDA, I kinda actually *liked* it. It rolled off a little of the low end, rolled off a little of the high end, and yet it gave me another tone color that worked with the amp.
In fact, it gave me a nice coloration!
Proving once again that a) one just never knows, and b) everything I put in the pedal chain, no matter what it is, seems to just work with this amp!
I have never, ever had an amp that sounds so "right" with everything I run through it. Guitars, pedals, what-have-you. Everything sounds good. The amp's not picky, it's like a big, friendly dog - it just wants to make you happy.
I don't mean to derail the thought process here, but this seems to be a good group to ask...
Have any of you spent any time with a Super Dallas? In theory, with it's Cinemag tranny, design lineage, and EL34s, it should be fairly close to an HXDA. But how close? The comparison to the original Dallas wouldn't hold up, but with these mods, the overlap seems real.
Pedals afford me the flexibility needed in my current gig, and the Dallas seems to be made to accomodate my situation. The $20 question: could the Dallas be modded to have an HX and/or DA switchable option?
Chris Reynolds...Nashvegas TN
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#1 fan of Doug "DA MAN" Sewell!!
Fulltone Clyde Deluxe wah, set to the traditional "Jimi" setting >> Deja Vibe (Univibe clone) >> Fulltone '69 fuzz (germanium fuzz-face style) >> Road Rage True Bypass looper >> TC Nova delay, Boss TU3 (the looper lets me switch the delay out of the signal chain, same with the tuner, which is good because the TC generates some digital hiss that gets kind of objectionable when the gain on the amp is cranked).
I'm planning to add a Trower overdrive (a pedal I really like) in order to get the signal chain he uses as I love that tone.