But if you like a Hiwatt amplifier then you’re probably going like this amp as well. If you do you get a chance track one down play it first to see if you can like the feel and the voicing of it. They also continued to use the same cabinet manufacturer. Early classics to have come from the venture included the Dallas Rangemaster Treble Booster and the Dallas-Arbiter Fuzz Face, but Sound City products faced a somewhat better-developed competition by the time they emerged. Subscribe to our free newsletter Subscribe. Turn up Bass, Middle, or Treble respectively, and you add gain precisely to that portion of the frequency spectrum, courtesy of an individual ECC83 aka 12AX7 triode attached to each stage in the circuit.

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Its knobs offer the standard functions on Marshall and Hiwatt amps, if in jumbled order, but they control something very different going on inside. This is all natural-sounding, so you know it’s great for blues and rock at least real rock and roll. Sort by most recent most useful. You have two that are listed as slave and another two that are normal and brilliant that are a attenuated inputs and then you have two regular inputs as well as another input that has a goofy looking emblem on it.


The tones that you can get range from clean and pleasant, to warm and slightly fuzzy, to outright dirty. Subscribe to our free newsletter Subscribe. I did some mods To reduce this noise. Try to immagine a cross between a Marshall brutally louda Hiwatt clean with headroom to spareand a Fender Bandmaster good ole rythem machine.

Also the EQ control knobs are very unique as I have never seen another like this before. Not as loud as you would think, but this is good since I don’t actually need all that wattage. Perhaps there should be change of the condos filtering of power supply is a bit expensive but not in the program. There is no master original volume. This is the main diffrence between Sound City and Hiwatt. Toys For Tots and Psychedelic Dreams. When I dug into the guitar hard and played something heavy it sounded like a chainsaw.

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Wolf Strat Pete Prown. It’s kind of attnuateur power that works by varying the bias of the 3rd 12AX7.

120ll the EQ stages of most amps, however even those with some element of tube drive such as the classic Marshall cathode-follower tone stackeach knob in this lineup is entirely active.

It is a fairly rare amp and I have absolutely no intention of me spare. They’re kind of hard to find because of the rarity of them and how old they are.

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Did you find this review helpful? Mention the subject of American acoustic guitars and one of the first names that will undoubtedly pop into your head will be C. It worked well, To reduce the high frequencies but there is still hum in the stack Hz.


I could have the amp all the way up and strum delicate chords or pick single notes lightly and it was loud and super clean. It is an active qualisation, a triode is affecting every rglage, which means that there some sort of gain for each range frequency drives low, medium and treble.

The price is right and youre 120p a monster. There is also a unique speaker impedence selector.

Sound City L/B 120 Mark IV

Jorma Kaukonen Dan Forte. Basically overall is a very British sounding amplifier but more in the vein of the hiwatt amplifiers.

The Cost of Protection. There are controls for volume, Cut, Reverb, Master volume, and also a unique selectable 5-way Rotary Tone Switch, which can be used in that capacity, or can be changed to custom bass and treble selection.

It is overkill, I particulirement the active EQ is very effective even if difficult to take in hand.

Not a lot of them have lasted over the years so it will be very hard track one down.