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« Reply #30 on: May 30, 2009, 12:20:35 PM »

Hey mcinku,

Congrats my friend, one hell of an amp, I'm sure, especially with tose nice transformers on the pick.
I can't wait to hear sound samples.
Please!!!!!!!

Best wishes
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« Reply #31 on: May 30, 2009, 01:05:48 PM »

Hey mcinku,

Congrats my friend, one hell of the amp, I'm sure, especially with tose nice transformers on the pick.
I can't wait to hear sound samples.
Please!!!!!!!

Best wishes

Thanks man,
I'm waiting for my tech to build an HRM (hopefully this weekend), he sold the one he had .
So be patient clips are coming.

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« Reply #32 on: May 31, 2009, 02:29:15 PM »

BM HRM is an awesome amp and I think it's going to take away no1 spot from the OTS.   Lips Sealed

I was sure I would never find even better amp than OTS... damn.

what else is out there... Sad

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Oh no! And I thought I found my ultimate amp with the S&M Special.
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« Reply #33 on: June 01, 2009, 08:35:28 AM »

Would you say the Bluesmaster gets you closer to a blackface tone than the OTS?
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« Reply #34 on: June 01, 2009, 08:55:19 AM »

Would you say the Bluesmaster gets you closer to a blackface tone than the OTS?

I won't say anything until I try this amp along with my friends Twin and OTS.
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« Reply #35 on: June 01, 2009, 12:01:54 PM »

Would you say the Bluesmaster gets you closer to a blackface tone than the OTS?

I won't say anything until I try this amp along with my friends Twin and OTS.
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« Reply #36 on: June 01, 2009, 03:34:33 PM »

 AS SOON AS MY HRM COMES IN I WILL USE THIS THREAD
AS MY GUIDE, THANKS FOR THE DETAILS  OH AND SOME
CLIPS OF THE FINISHED ARTICLE SOUNDWISE WOULD BE NICE

DEREK
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« Reply #37 on: June 01, 2009, 04:47:25 PM »

Sure thing...

...glad to know all this is helping someone. Take it slow and enjoy it as much as I did.
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« Reply #38 on: June 02, 2009, 11:47:57 AM »

Rest assured it is helping. I just started an OTS build when you began posting. I've wired the heaters and searching thru the package for the caps for the tone controls etc... then I'll solder them in.

It is helping a great deal. Thank you!

I noticed you also built an Express - how was that build compared to this one? Was it easier or harder?
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« Reply #39 on: June 02, 2009, 01:18:43 PM »

I noticed you also built an Express - how was that build compared to this one? Was it easier or harder?

Definitely more wires in Overtone... it needs more time, more patience, harder to track down errors.
With Express it's all about lead dress, it can get tricky if the amp turns out instable... but to me it's easier to build
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« Reply #40 on: June 05, 2009, 02:05:35 AM »

Would you say the Bluesmaster gets you closer to a blackface tone than the OTS?

Yesterday I played both amps against my friends SF Twin...

...and the verdict is.... both amps can do the Twin sound  Cool

We connected the Twin to G12-65 cab just to get as close as possible.

To get there, we had to set the tone stack on both amps differently...
On OTS I had to add bass and take away some mids... on BM I had to take away some bass and add treble. I even used a bright switch.
Both amps were more punchy and dynamic, with more presence (BM had even more presence I would say), I guess that old Twin is in need of a recap job.

Bottom line, both amps can do Fender tone reasonably well. I knew OTS can do that... I did this test before. I just didn't know where BM is compared to Twin.

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« Reply #41 on: June 05, 2009, 01:01:22 PM »

Excellent stuff Mcinku- most useful- I'm about to pull the trigger and order a HRM Bluesmaster pretty much on your recommendations so far- although I think I'll get Nik to do the build!  If you get a minute I'm most interested in your comments on the ease of set-up for the internal EQ for OD- This is the one thing on my current OTS that I wish I had more control over- geting a nice sparkly clean tone usually resulted in a fizzy/too bright lead tone & visa versa- I'm also going for the 100w version this time for the added headroom- any side by side comparisons would be most useful... thanks for the great job too- I'm sure we're all indebted here for your dedication!
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« Reply #42 on: June 05, 2009, 03:29:20 PM »

Excellent stuff Mcinku- most useful- I'm about to pull the trigger and order a HRM Bluesmaster pretty much on your recommendations so far- although I think I'll get Nik to do the build!  If you get a minute I'm most interested in your comments on the ease of set-up for the internal EQ for OD- This is the one thing on my current OTS that I wish I had more control over- geting a nice sparkly clean tone usually resulted in a fizzy/too bright lead tone & visa versa- I'm also going for the 100w version this time for the added headroom- any side by side comparisons would be most useful... thanks for the great job too- I'm sure we're all indebted here for your dedication!

Well I still have all my little HRM trimmers set at noon. It just sounds good to me, so I didn't tinker with that yet. What I learned about BM till now, is that setting clean sound takes some effort. Setting everything at noon doesn't work with BM. OTS will take that setting just fine. A good OD tone on the other hand is much easier to get from BM.

PS: I'm still not totaly acquainted with BM... I still need some time to get to know it better.
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« Reply #43 on: June 06, 2009, 08:26:05 AM »

Here's something I find very useful.
...for example to daisy-chain amps if you're Bonamassa kind of guy  Cool ... or to power loop effects, if you keep them near the amp.
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« Reply #44 on: June 07, 2009, 09:43:53 AM »

Nice one!
USE BIG TOGGLE SWITCH FOR GROUND LIFT !!!

Cheers
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