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Custom Audio Amplifiers OD100 Bob Bradshaw era?

 
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bluesyland



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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2018 2:23 am    Post subject: Custom Audio Amplifiers OD100 Bob Bradshaw era? Reply with quote

Hi Scott.
I want to ask you what you think about the Custom Audio Amplifiers OD100 Bob Bradshaw era. I have the possibility of buy one used but in perfect condition. Here, for example, a marshall dsl100 jcm2000 is about 1500 dollars and this OD100 at 2500 dollars. What do you think about this possibility?
What I know is that the clean channel is fendery and the crunch channel is marshally. Then, it has a master volume, so its possible to play with it in small places?
Thanks for your comment!
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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2018 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a great amp - when John Suhr took over the manufacturing from Bob, he didn't change the design. Later he made a version with EL34 tubes instead of 6550's, which are more like Fender 6L6 tubes.

It's a much better amp than a Marshall JCM 2000. You're right, the clean channel sounds very much like a Fender, and the other channel is more like a Marshall. Personally I like John's EL34 version more because it's even closer to a Marshall, but the 6550 version is great too.
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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2018 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For what its worth, the OD100 is in the top 3 amps Ive EVER played! Its also an amp that the Suhr folks can modify too. My favorite version had the SH mod on the clean channel and an SE mod on the second channel. VERY open sounding amp. Cant say enough good things about it...

Good luck.
Chris
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bluesyland



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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 3:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scott Henderson wrote:
It's a great amp - when John Suhr took over the manufacturing from Bob, he didn't change the design. Later he made a version with EL34 tubes instead of 6550's, which are more like Fender 6L6 tubes.

It's a much better amp than a Marshall JCM 2000. You're right, the clean channel sounds very much like a Fender, and the other channel is more like a Marshall. Personally I like John's EL34 version more because it's even closer to a Marshall, but the 6550 version is great too.



Many thanks Scott for your comments!
I bought it and arrived home yesterday. Its a monster amp, so beautiful cleans and distorstion. Deep bass, wow!
It has Sovtek 5881 wxt power tubes. Im matching it with an economy 2x12 v-types cab at 4 ohms and sound great. Can you recommend me any guitar cab to match it? What do you think about Marshall 1960? And the 1936?
Thanks you so much Scott!!
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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 4:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sorry, I meant 5881's. I don't know where 6550 came from.....

I'm a big fan of Greenback speakers so if you're going for a 4x12 (which I think that amp really needs), I'd go with either a Suhr or Bogner cab (empty), because they have real wood backs, not that cheap pressboard shit that Marshall uses. Those things sound pretty bad.

If you want the best sounding cab ever, get a Kerry Wright cab, but be prepared to drop some cash - they're about 1700, empty.

Put four 8 ohm Greenbacks in the cab and wire it in series/ parallel - that way the amp will run at 8 ohms and sound it's best.

There's a wiring diagram here - it's the last one of the four.

https://www.eminence.com/support/wiring-diagrams/
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