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    Sooo...no one's talking about the Archon?

    Probably because it just came out

    http://www.prsguitars.com/archon/

    Based on the sound clips, which sound pretty fantastic, this amp bears a lot of similarity to a Bogner Shiva or maybe a scaled down Ecstasy.

    The clean sounds great, and the dirt sounds really good too. Hearing Tremonti play "blackbird" on one of the demo clips, it sounded quite close to the album version.


    So what's the catch? Anyone have thoughts on this amp?
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    Wait? There's a new amp?

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    Give me a week or 2 and I'll tell you all about it.
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    At that price I see a ton of Archons being picked over a Mesa. If I didn't already have a Custom 50 I'd get one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fro View Post
    At that price I see a ton of Archons being picked over a Mesa. If I didn't already have a Custom 50 I'd get one.
    I agree. I'm planning to replace my Uberschall TJ with it. I love the hot rodded Marshall tones it can get on the clean channel of the TJ but I have other amps that can do that. I'm hoping this has the clean tone of the H or the Dallas along with good high gain metal tones. If it can get close to the next tier of higher gain amps like Deizel or Bogner at this lower price point, I think they have a winner.
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    There's two other threads about this. One is like 8 pages.

    They'd be longer, but everyone has been buying the amps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jfb View Post

    They'd be longer, but everyone has been buying the amps.
    Yeah.. They're already over it...that sh!t happened.. like yesterday? They're moving on to pushing their agenda of extra-stringed metal guitars now.

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    We're not supposed to talk prices on the forum, but I think the amp is a heck of a deal.

    It's on my studio list for next year. I don't do much high gain stuff, but every once in a while something comes up at a client's request, and it'd be nice to have on hand.

    Then there's the DG amp...another must-have....
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    No price discussion besides maybe MAP pricing on the forum per the rules please.

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    My bad, sorry about the price discussion

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    Quote Originally Posted by sergiodeblanc View Post
    Yeah.. They're already over it...that sh!t happened.. like yesterday? They're moving on to pushing their agenda of extra-stringed metal guitars now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy80 View Post
    My bad, sorry about the price discussion
    Should probably edit your post to X out the price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vchizzle View Post
    Should probably edit your post to X out the price.
    I like X's.
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    In the video demo I saw, no one spoke the word ARCHON, so I don't know how it is pronounced.
    Similar to trying to figure out how to say Mira.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HANGAR18 View Post
    In the video demo I saw, no one spoke the word ARCHON, so I don't know how it is pronounced.
    Similar to trying to figure out how to say Mira.
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    Love the clips of this amp! I'm in discussions with Jack at Northeast music to get one in the spring with a colored facia like one of my Tremonti's!
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    Quote Originally Posted by themike View Post
    Pirate Inmate - AR CON
    Agreed.
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    Is she saying it correctly here? Sounds almost like she's saying "Arc-in".

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    Quote Originally Posted by yankeebulldog View Post
    Is she saying it correctly here? Sounds almost like she's saying "Arc-in".

    Rebecca Dirks sure is pretty, but it's ARCHON!
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