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Welcome Larry, the mad scientist of high gain!

Tue, Sep 25, 2018 1:58pm

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Re: Welcome Larry, the mad scientist of high gain!

Tue, Sep 25, 2018 2:46pm

Welcome Larry!
I'm taking really good care of your baby here in LA.
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Re: Welcome Larry, the mad scientist of high gain!

Tue, Sep 25, 2018 10:15pm

Did you get a Larry Keith ?

Re: Welcome Larry, the mad scientist of high gain!

Wed, Sep 26, 2018 7:53pm

Hey Stephen, how you doing brother?
Been a long time…
yes, I did… Absolutely beautiful amplifier, I have not stopped
playing it since I got it, for about a month now.

Re: Welcome Larry, the mad scientist of high gain!

Wed, Sep 26, 2018 9:30pm

I'm doing great. How's life treating you ?

Very nice... congratulations.

Re: Welcome Larry, the mad scientist of high gain!

Thu, Sep 27, 2018 5:18pm

stephen sawall wrote:I'm doing great. How's life treating you ?

Very nice... congratulations.


Thanks Stephen, yeah life is ok, Thanks for asking, although just a few years ago when I turn 50, The body starts to take its toll, aches and pains, and some major health issues over the last couple of years, but I am doing much better now.
I figure life is short… Live it up, it’s later than you think!
So I bought a Larry Dino, and from the first note I played through it I am completely ecstatic with it!

:thumbsup:

Gary, ‘thegame’ helped me make the decision for the amplifier and has been absolutely unbelievable in answering questions, his Dino knowledge has been invaluable :yes:
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Re: Welcome Larry, the mad scientist of high gain!

Thu, Sep 27, 2018 9:18pm

I would be into trying a Larry. One of the few I have not played on.

Re: Welcome Larry, the mad scientist of high gain!

Sun, Sep 30, 2018 8:18pm

Welcome to the forum, Larry! I love the sounds that I heard in the clips of the Dino 962 amp head. Unfortunately, I've never seen, heard, or played through a Larry Dino 962 amp head in the U.S. The sounds are good to me and the build quality is excellent. Do you plan on having a U.S. distributor in the western United States?

Guitar George

Re: Welcome Larry, the mad scientist of high gain!

Mon, Oct 01, 2018 2:14am

Hamer95USA wrote:Welcome to the forum, Larry!

Thank you and welcome to you also!

Hamer95USA wrote:I love the sounds that I heard in the clips of the Dino 962 amp head.

There are no clips of the DINO 962 yet, nowhere.
You presumably have heard very old clips of the DINO 939, which I've quickly taken back in 2006 especially for Mike Fortin on his request, to decide about ordering a DINO
These clips meanwhile absolutely aren't reference of the sound quality of my current DINO 939 and DINO 962 models.

Hamer95USA wrote:Unfortunately, I've never seen, heard, or played through a Larry Dino 962 amp head in the U.S. The sounds are good to me and the build quality is excellent. Do you plan on having a U.S. distributor in the western United States?

No I don't plan to have a distributor in the USA anywhen in future, because my annual output of amps is much too low.
But soon I can give you the contact of someone in Orlando/FL, where you can try a DINO 962 in his studio.

Re: Welcome Larry, the mad scientist of high gain!

Mon, Oct 01, 2018 3:49pm

My own custom 150w Larry right here:

Its called the ARES 3-C. In essence its a Dino. 3 independent channels with an additional 'mode' on the clean channel gives this 4 distinct tones overall.
1) California Clean (CC)
2) SRV (shared controls with the clean channel)
3) British Hotrod (BHR)
4) Scream + (SCR plus) - basically a slightly revoiced Scream channel with some BHR like upper mid grind dialed in and tighter lows compared to the creamier, more liquid stock Scream voice.

And lots of tubes :lol: :LOL:
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Re: Welcome Larry, the mad scientist of high gain!

Mon, Oct 01, 2018 4:09pm

thegame wrote:My own custom 150w Larry right here:

Its called the ARES 3-C. In essence its a Dino. 3 independent channels with an additional 'mode' on the clean channel gives this 4 distinct tones overall.
1) California Clean (CC)
2) SRV (shared controls with the clean channel)
3) British Hotrod (BHR)
4) Scream + (SCR plus) - basically a slightly revoiced Scream channel with some BHR like upper mid grind dialed in and tighter lows compared to the creamier, more liquid stock Scream voice.

And lots of tubes :lol: :LOL:


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Re: Welcome Larry, the mad scientist of high gain!

Mon, Oct 01, 2018 4:23pm

My goodness, that thing is beautiful Gary…
It’s like looking at a rare piece of art!
:thumbsup: :yes:

Re: Welcome Larry, the mad scientist of high gain!

Mon, Oct 01, 2018 4:25pm

thegame wrote:And lots of tubes :lol: :LOL:

Seven preamp tubes like every DINO, no matter whether 939 or 962
But six instead of regular four output tubes for the Steamhammer Output Section :rock:

Oh yes I remember, into this amp rebuild went some 'Blood, Sweat & Tears' :D

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Re: Welcome Larry, the mad scientist of high gain!

Mon, Oct 01, 2018 6:04pm

Welcome Sir!!!
Once Again I have to check my bucket list of amps. Your in the top 3.
I still have 2 amps in my jam room I haven't taken out the box yet. Been over a month or so. :lol: :LOL:
Seems the older I get the less desire to play. But still love the Thrill of the Chase!! :D

Re: Welcome Larry, the mad scientist of high gain!

Tue, Oct 02, 2018 7:58pm

Wow. Beautiful works of art there.
:rock:

Re: Welcome Larry, the mad scientist of high gain!

Sat, Oct 06, 2018 8:02pm

Anyone else here with a Larry amp?

Re: Welcome Larry, the mad scientist of high gain!

Thu, Nov 01, 2018 5:54pm

SBlue wrote:Anyone else here with a Larry amp?

No but maybe I should. Which OT is that Gary? That amp is sick :doh: Any clips yet?

Re: Welcome Larry, the mad scientist of high gain!

Fri, Nov 02, 2018 9:26am

exo-metal wrote:
SBlue wrote:Anyone else here with a Larry amp?

No but maybe I should. Which OT is that Gary? That amp is sick :doh: Any clips yet?


SKOT transformers, made with very old core material for authentic early 80's tone. He's using a different company now but with the same materials. OT is standard one as used in a Dino, but the PT is beefed up with stronger primary and heater winding to accommodate the 6 output tube design.

Maybe clips one day...

Re: Welcome Larry, the mad scientist of high gain!

Sat, Jan 19, 2019 9:05pm

That amp is badass.

Re: Welcome Larry, the mad scientist of high gain!

Thu, Mar 21, 2019 12:51pm

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Hi guys,

I own a Dino Preamp from the 90ies. A great amp with four channels/sounds!
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