Re: JB 59-Twin coming soon

airportdon wrote:
Jane H. wrote:

I know Bad Kitty (forum username) has two of first 100 in her family, husband and son got them...numbers in the 40s i think

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Maybe the owners will start listing their serial numbers

Good idea someone needs to take the initiative.....any takers?

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Re: JB 59-Twin coming soon

I have serial number 0004 and spent the weekend breaking it in with a 65 & 69 Strats and a JB goldtop & JB tomato soup burst LP.   I love the amp.  I can't get sparkling clean from it but that's not what I got it for.   In a reasonable sized venue at the suggested JB settings it was very loud and I have to wonder how long the power tubes will last, but it was sweet.  I've mainly played the strats the last few years and the LPs through this amp was a powerful and articulate sound.  Every note comes through and there is a lot of that tweed saturation.  I kept the guitar volume about half for rhythm and rolled it up for leads (very tough to do when one is used to the ease of the Strat's volume knob).   It'll be a few months before I reach a final verdict on the amp but I was all smiles this weekend.  As with any tweed boosting is better than OD pedals, but the KOT, Doubleland and TS all worked well.   The main use for a pedal at that volume for me was to knock off some of the bass.   Realistically for what I do I think the sweet spot will be around volume 4.  From there I can boost up for more raunchiness or leads and still roll down for cleanish playing.   You can use a strat to get really good Hendrix like tones, ones that are good enough to convince me he likely used tweeds in some studio recordings.  Regardless I got a piece of history that will never leave my side while I'm still breathing.   This is not a bedroom or even really a basement amp.  It's loud.  Luckily I have a tweed champ that sounds similar enough for home practice.   I really want to thank Joe for making this happen.

PRS McCarty 594, Gibson JB Goldtop LP, Gibson JB Tomato Soup LP, 1969 Fender Stratocaster, 1965 Fender Stratocaster, a few Fender CS Strats and a 1980s Gibson Custom LP lite. Fender JB Twin, Fender Hand Wire Vibroverb reissue, Kendrick 59 Bassman Handwired clone, Fuchs ODS 50, Fender 1970s silverface champ & 2018 J. Chester tweed champ clone.  Lots of pedals.

Re: JB 59-Twin coming soon

MichaelDCarter wrote:

I have serial number 0004 and spent the weekend breaking it in with a 65 & 69 Strats and a JB goldtop & JB tomato soup burst LP.   I love the amp.  I can't get sparkling clean from it but that's not what I got it for.   In a reasonable sized venue at the suggested JB settings it was very loud and I have to wonder how long the power tubes will last, but it was sweet.  I've mainly played the strats the last few years and the LPs through this amp was a powerful and articulate sound.  Every note comes through and there is a lot of that tweed saturation.  I kept the guitar volume about half for rhythm and rolled it up for leads (very tough to do when one is used to the ease of the Strat's volume knob).   It'll be a few months before I reach a final verdict on the amp but I was all smiles this weekend.  As with any tweed boosting is better than OD pedals, but the KOT, Doubleland and TS all worked well.   The main use for a pedal at that volume for me was to knock off some of the bass.   Realistically for what I do I think the sweet spot will be around volume 4.  From there I can boost up for more raunchiness or leads and still roll down for cleanish playing.   You can use a strat to get really good Hendrix like tones, ones that are good enough to convince me he likely used tweeds in some studio recordings.  Regardless I got a piece of history that will never leave my side while I'm still breathing.   This is not a bedroom or even really a basement amp.  It's loud.  Luckily I have a tweed champ that sounds similar enough for home practice.   I really want to thank Joe for making this happen.

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Congrats on the newbie # 4

And so castles made of sand melts into the sea, eventually.........

Re: JB 59-Twin coming soon

Thank you,

I'm a long time lurker.  I suck as a player but it's a great emotional release and good for my mental health. 

I really appreciate this forum because it usually stays helpful and respectful.  I've learned a ton about setup from all of you. 

Michael.


airportdon wrote:
MichaelDCarter wrote:

I have serial number 0004 and spent the weekend breaking it in with a 65 & 69 Strats and a JB goldtop & JB tomato soup burst LP.   I love the amp.  I can't get sparkling clean from it but that's not what I got it for.   In a reasonable sized venue at the suggested JB settings it was very loud and I have to wonder how long the power tubes will last, but it was sweet.  I've mainly played the strats the last few years and the LPs through this amp was a powerful and articulate sound.  Every note comes through and there is a lot of that tweed saturation.  I kept the guitar volume about half for rhythm and rolled it up for leads (very tough to do when one is used to the ease of the Strat's volume knob).   It'll be a few months before I reach a final verdict on the amp but I was all smiles this weekend.  As with any tweed boosting is better than OD pedals, but the KOT, Doubleland and TS all worked well.   The main use for a pedal at that volume for me was to knock off some of the bass.   Realistically for what I do I think the sweet spot will be around volume 4.  From there I can boost up for more raunchiness or leads and still roll down for cleanish playing.   You can use a strat to get really good Hendrix like tones, ones that are good enough to convince me he likely used tweeds in some studio recordings.  Regardless I got a piece of history that will never leave my side while I'm still breathing.   This is not a bedroom or even really a basement amp.  It's loud.  Luckily I have a tweed champ that sounds similar enough for home practice.   I really want to thank Joe for making this happen.

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Congrats on the newbie # 4

PRS McCarty 594, Gibson JB Goldtop LP, Gibson JB Tomato Soup LP, 1969 Fender Stratocaster, 1965 Fender Stratocaster, a few Fender CS Strats and a 1980s Gibson Custom LP lite. Fender JB Twin, Fender Hand Wire Vibroverb reissue, Kendrick 59 Bassman Handwired clone, Fuchs ODS 50, Fender 1970s silverface champ & 2018 J. Chester tweed champ clone.  Lots of pedals.