Last edited by jfb; 08-09-2013 at 09:34 AM.
Jesse, is your Shiva an older one or new 20th version?
Cool. I've only played the oldest version, which I liked a lot, but felt I needed just a little more available in the gain dept. I've been wanting to try both your version and the 20th.
I just increased the size of my fort. By 50 watts.
Quick shot of the 50 watt fort expansion.
Got this used locally from a buddy at a price I couldn't refuse. For some reason I put off playing these. I regret it. It slays. I paired it with a Bogner Shiva 1x12 and it sounds huge. Couldn't be happier.
The 50 watt shares an EQ, Gain, and Volume controls between Channel 1 and 2. Channel 3 has it's own set. This works out reasonably well I don't find I miss separate controls between the first two channels. The foot switch does all 3 channels and effects loop.
The thing that caught my attention is how much gain is on tap and how good it sounded at low volumes. Channel 1 is about what you'd expect. Channel 2 is metal territory with gain around 4, but I felt it was sweetest at 5-6 with lower volume levels. Channel 2 is even more saturation and is metal right out of the gates with gain at 3, but with lower volumes I like it around 4-5. I found myself living on Channel 2 honestly. It was heavy.
Needless to say I was rocking my Charcoal Cherry Burst for initial play through on this beast.
I need to build up my walls with more paisley. Experience you can't come fast enough!
Fort upgrade day.
Infrastructure is key man!
Been using these for a while, but thought I could use a few more.
Also picked up plenty of speaker cable in efforts to outfit my fort to the PRS max.
I forgot to order PRS patch cables during this round, but when I picked these up I remedied my mistake.
Thanks to Brett at Eddie's for the deal.
Nice! I could use one of those.
Id: Just look at these pictures. Our friend has a fort! I want a fort. How come we don't have a fort?
Ego: His fort certainly looks like more fun than our non-fort! There is a fort gap! We need our own fort!
Superego: You have a studio.
Id: Everyone has a studio these days. That's not enough!
Ego: He's right, Superego, we are falling behind everyone else and we can't let that happen.
Superego: Give me a break, you morons, we buy only what we need and use on tracks.
Id: Gee, I dunno, if I had that stuff I'd use it.
Ego nods agreement.
Superego: Pick two (id picks two, gets eyes poked, Ego puts hand in front of eyes, stopping the fingerpoke, says "nyuk nyuk" and gets punched in the stomach. Melee breaks out.
Wife: "What's going on in there, L? It sounds like World War III."
"Oh it's nothing, we just have a little...GAS...tonight."
"Well, be sure to run the fan, willya? I hope you don't smell up the whole house!"
Last edited by LSchefman; 09-10-2013 at 08:17 PM.
If something is too hard to do, then it's not worth doing. You just stick that guitar in the closet next to your short-wave radio, your karate outfit and your unicycle and we'll go inside and watch TV.
-- Homer J. Simpson
I love playing in forts.