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    Just got my Archon

    New to the forums guys but Ive been a PRS fan for a while. Just got the new Archon in the mail today. I havn't had much time to spend with it, but I absolutely love it. Its such a pleasure to plug into that hi gain channel.

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    Congrats! Welcome aboard!

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    Welcome! Congrats on the Archon, it's just stupidly good. There is no way to describe it other than that.
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    Welcome to the forum
    Enjoy the amp.

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    Welcome! Congrats on the Archon!!
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    2014 ARCHON

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    Very cool. Welcome aboard.

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    Welcome!

    So...you know...we need to see pics of it!
    I saw ten thousand talkers whose tongues were all broken...

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    I'd rather HEAR it!
    Not like the other kids...

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    Now as far as hearing it, I dont think my iphone mic will do it justice, you will have to wait until I get a good mic. I will say this, its an amp you also "feel" when you play. It definitely pushes the air through my 2x12 in the best way possible.

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    Very cool! Congrats, and welcome to the forum.

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    Not like the other kids...

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    Two great amps, one pic. Nice!
    I saw ten thousand talkers whose tongues were all broken...

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    New to the forum, been a PRS lover for years. I have a Custom 24 and a McCarty Hollow Body 2 20th Anniversary.

    Now for the reason I'm here... I have been trying to find an amp and effects combination for years that I can't live without and so far I have not found it. I keep trying new things and fall for it and then usually a year or two down the road I'm looking for the next best thing because I still haven't found it. I have gone through a Marshall JCM900, Roland Bolt 100, now I have a Framus Ruby Riot 2 and I thought that was the one. Then I saw the video on the PRS Archon! I have already ordered the Archon with the Stealth 2X12 Charcoal. Those of you that are playing through the Archon, what are your thoughts? I'm a little confused as to why there is no reverb, but can live without if the amp lives up to what I've heard so far. Unfortunately, there are no Archon's in my local area to plug into and test it out.

    Thanks in advance for any input!!!

    Tony
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    Quote Originally Posted by themike View Post
    Welcome! Congrats on the Archon, it's just stupidly good. There is no way to describe it other than that.
    I am an addicted on rehab and trying to stay away from a new purchase and this kind of comment is not helping me. Damn!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pima651 View Post
    I'm a little confused as to why there is no reverb, but can live without if the amp lives up to what I've heard so far. Unfortunately, there are no Archon's in my local area to plug into and test it out.
    My experience both live and in the studio is that reverb and high gain aren't a great combination. If you find you need it on the clean channel, there are ten zillion good reverb pedals out there.

    And it has an effects loop, so you could use a rack piece if you wanted as well.

    I usually turn the reverb very low or off even on a clean amp. It just clouds up the sound, IMHO.
    Last edited by LSchefman; 04-23-2014 at 10:28 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aduayer View Post
    I am an addicted on rehab and trying to stay away from a new purchase and this kind of comment is not helping me. Damn!!!
    Come on aduayer, everyone else is doing it! lol
    PRS Custom 24, McCarty Hollow Body ll 20th Anniversary, Ruby Riot 2, PRS Archon with PRS 2X12 Stealth Cabinet
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    Quote Originally Posted by LSchefman View Post
    My experience both live and in the studio is that reverb and high gain aren't a great combination. If you find you need it on the clean channel, there are ten zillion good reverb pedals out there.

    And it has an effects loop, so you could use a rack piece if you wanted as well.

    I usually turn the reverb very low or off even on a clean amp. It just clouds up the sound, IMHO.
    Thanks!
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    I am considering either the Archon or the Dual rectifier. I've mostly used combo amps.

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