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Adam's Attic going to Mediterranean!


 
12/11/2005 8:23 PM
Frank De Salvo
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Adam's Attic going to Mediterranean!
We are leaving in late January to go on a tour taking us from Greece, Italy, France, Spain, and up through Turkey (with a few more countries in between!)!!  
 
We are stoked and I can't wait to crank the Boogie in Europe! :D  
 
~F  
 
BTW, if you've ever wanted an amp that can go from Fender Twin clean to Dual Rectifier lead, the Boogie DC series is where it's at! I picked up a DC-10 (100w) off of ebay and absolutely love it through the 1960a.  
 
~F
 
12/12/2005 9:33 PM
Enzo
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All set to run the 120VAC stuff off their 240VAC mains?
 
 
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12/12/2005 9:58 PM
Frank De Salvo
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Yep, yep! :D
 
12/14/2005 7:32 PM
Steve A.
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Remember...
    ... friends don't let friends play Boogie!  
 
    Looking at the schematics for the DC2 (same preamp? I don't know) I see a lot of differences from a Dual Rectifier (4 stages instead of 5, no cathode follower, no 39k cathode resistor).  
 
    Actually I'm not crazy about the Dual Rectifiers so I think that the DC-10 might be a better amp... Have you seen the new F-30, F-50 and F-100 amps? That is the direction they took the Dual Caliber (DC) amps... adding in some of the features of the Subway/Studio amps. The F-30 is very tempting because it is so light, but it only has a pair of EL84's so I'm not really sure that is a full 30 watts!  
 
Steve Ahola
 
12/14/2005 7:45 PM
Frank De Salvo
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Lol, all it took was that power chord for me to forget about the JCM800. :D  
 
Man, the last 30w boogie I had (DC-3) had 3 el84s! The F series does rock, but in a way less compressed way than the DR series.  
 
I'm not sure about the similarities b/t the DRs and the DC series; it's just been the consensus that it shares the same lead channel!  
 
I took the dc-10's chassis out of the head cab and was impressed at the quality of the construction. It was alot greater than I expected.  
 
~F
 
12/14/2005 9:06 PM
Frank De Salvo
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Bah, why cant we edit?! I meant the DC3 had 4 el84, lol...
 
12/15/2005 3:08 AM
Steve A.
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Frank said:  
 
Bah, why cant we edit?! I meant the DC3 had 4 el84, lol...  
 
 
    Try hitting the Back button in your browser. Depending on your memory settings, you might go back to the previous reply entry screen. Usually my memory is taxed to the limits so what I get is a completely blank reply form. :( But go ahead and try it- maybe you can figure out why it works some times but not others.  
 
    As for the DC vs. DR issue, here is the PR crap from M/B on the new F series amps (which have been getting high ratings from all of the magazines that they advertise in. Hmmm... why does that make me suspicious?)  
 
Footswitching to Contour infuses a double dose of steroids and pumps up the gain to fiery proportions producing one of the most hellacious crunch sounds around. This grinding wall of gain was inspired by our mighty Dual Rectifier and creates a unique and luscious harmonic spread slightly different, but every bit as menacing as the Recto.  
 
    In any case, with the DC amps, the lack of the 39k cathode resistor is a good thing in many people's opinion; especially since it was borrowed from the SLO. Mesa Boogie was making overdrive amps long before Mike Soldano came out with the SLO so I personally consider the DR to be a detour in the evolution of M/B products, and a ripoff to boot! Maybe it is because I always root for the underdog, but I like the "other" models- like the DC series, the Subway series, the Maverick and maybe the early Boogie amps (by the time they came out with the Mark IV it just became way too complicated).  
 
Steve Ahola
 
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