Driftwood Purple Nightmare....What a disappointment

the4thlast1

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Same for me with the Driftwood. I was hoping for a raw pissed off tone , rectoish but tighter and more modern. It’s not a bad sounding amp but it falls short in my opinion. I tried different tubes and settings etc. The biggest issue was the lowend for me. It didn’t have the clarity I would have liked or expected.
 

ccn

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Wow just checking thread out. Is this the male menstration thread 😂.
You all aware 70% of that sound coming from your amp is determined by your cabinet and speakers.

Got a 5153 stealth. Couldn’t get a TONE I liked from it. Got a EVH 4x12 and instantly changed the amp. Was running through a Mesa 4x12.

That’s why it’s good to have a variety of cabinets and different speakers

I’m running a ENGL Powerball II through a scum back 4x12. Simply awesome sauce. And lovely cleans as a bonus.
I think that part is greatly overlooked unfortunately because the right cab usually does make a world of difference . I think most just plug into whatever cab's they have and judge the amp on that which is understandable because not many have the $$$ to purchase the best cab that would fit a particular head the best . Great point on your part.
 
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MadAsAHatter

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Wow just checking thread out. Is this the male menstration thread 😂.
You all aware 70% of that sound coming from your amp is determined by your cabinet and speakers.

Got a 5153 stealth. Couldn’t get a TONE I liked from it. Got a EVH 4x12 and instantly changed the amp. Was running through a Mesa 4x12.

That’s why it’s good to have a variety of cabinets and different speakers

I’m running a ENGL Powerball II through a scum back 4x12. Simply awesome sauce. And lovely cleans as a bonus.

Or it's entirely possible that an amp isn't all it's crack up to be and not the right fit regardless of what cab/speakers you run it through.
 
I have zero experience with the actual amp, but I recently acquired an amp guru neural capture pack of the darkest nightmare and I love it. im pairing it with a wizard capture (with a does it doom doomsaw pedal) and im in tonal heaven. amps tend to react to your playing style as well, and guitar tone is highly subjective.
 

The One

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Wow just checking thread out. Is this the male menstration thread 😂.
You all aware 70% of that sound coming from your amp is determined by your cabinet and speakers.

Got a 5153 stealth. Couldn’t get a TONE I liked from it. Got a EVH 4x12 and instantly changed the amp. Was running through a Mesa 4x12.

That’s why it’s good to have a variety of cabinets and different speakers

I’m running a ENGL Powerball II through a scum back 4x12. Simply awesome sauce. And lovely cleans as a bonus.
HOLY SHIT! ARE YOU SERIOUS? I never knew that. Thanks for pointing ALL of us in the right direction. SMH.
 

VESmedic

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There he is!!!!,
Y’all can keep you ENGL junk, I’ll take
the Pro-cabs, those are dope AF.
Jeez..are the engineers/designers retired
K-Mart guys?
Like a giant confusing plastic alarm clock.
Compression?-that’ll learn you.

-All that plastic and the Euro-voicing,
really gets to you at some point doesn’t it?-


*anybody who wants a nice selection of used
ENGL’s?
Head down to your local Guitar Center,
Go to where they have the heavy-hitters & 4X12
cabinets.
Boom!!!! It’s a damn ENGL holiday!!!
Why is that?
Because nobody wants to take the bath on resale
so maybe the dude’s at GC will realize the value of this and even with them robbing me it will be more then selling anywhere else,
(And saved the embarrassment of takin’ that bath!)
NOT!, turns out they can read like the PP associates, LTFOL!!
-There’s no free lunch..unless your buying and
it sure as shit better not be an ENGL.-


Are you off your schizophrenic meds again?
 

Bad.Seed

Well-known member
WOW! you're demoing stuff in partnership with ENGL.... Damn dude, you've really grown your channel in a relatively short amount of time. Congrats on your success thus far, I hope it keeps growing.
Dude, trust me when I say I'm as surprised as you are! Haha
Definitely NEVER expected this level of attention with the channel, especially in this short amount of time. I guess I'm humble bragging, but I've been thinking about it a lot lately and it's still incredibly surprising to me, but I'm grateful as hell to be doing it.
 
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