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    Default "With this amph I get no screaming solos"

    When I am looking for music gear I often check what people say on Harmony Central. I found this old Yamaha solid state amp, and from the review below I just KNOW that I am going to like it...

    Price Paid: US $100 used
    Features: 4
    The Jx50 looks like it was made in the seventies, or evan the sixties. The amph color is brown and gold nobs, not to classy looking for the 2000's and beyond. I play alot of jazz and blues stuff(steely dan and so on), and the amph does not cut it with the one twelve. I'm not in a band but Ive been playing for about six years.Has high imput and low imput. A pull gain volume and master control volume. Has four equalizing controls Treble-middle-bass_ and some nob called FAT that I have never seen on another amph. Has a very nice reverb though and play Marley tunes quite nice also a reverb foot switch plug in the back, but Ive never evan it. Now the speaker in the cabniet reads a diferent modle #JA3066 60 watt r.m.s. And the amph reads 75 Watts r.m.s. So since I bought it used the first speaker must have been replaced.

    Sound Quality: 3
    I play a Peavey preditor, wich is a strat look alike and a sound alike. I love the pick scrapes and sharp bends and the Jx50 fits my style of play to an extent. With this amph I get no screaming solos. My ground is pulled out of my edison cable so I get alot of scrathy sounds and every now and then I pick up radio station. The bass on the amph sucks bad. No distortion peddles eather the speaker just bottoms out. The pull gain just makes the amph sound worse too.

    Reliability: 8
    Besides dirt getting in the pull gain, 999999 times out of a 1000000 it will turn on.

    Customer Support: N/A
    I bought the amph used.

    Overall Rating: 3
    I am nineteen and I feel that by the time I'm twentyfive I will be a damn good guitar player. I would pay somebody steel my JX50 its a piece of crap.

    Submitted by Dustin at 03/04/1999 15:09
    I can't say that I've given up on a flanger cause I've never liked the effect either. I also can't say the same about Tremolo. I hate them both equally. - Tone2TheBone 2009

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    LOL. I wonder what planet this guy was playing on. Such a good review...I want one too. GAS is never ending. LOL

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    I think the "With this amph I get no screaming solos" is a brilliant expression. I am going to use it as a benchmark for all future amp purchases!
    I can't say that I've given up on a flanger cause I've never liked the effect either. I also can't say the same about Tremolo. I hate them both equally. - Tone2TheBone 2009

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperSwede
    I think the "With this amph I get no screaming solos" is a brilliant expression.
    me too....classic!

    would make a great signature!

    ww

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    You think?
    I can't say that I've given up on a flanger cause I've never liked the effect either. I also can't say the same about Tremolo. I hate them both equally. - Tone2TheBone 2009

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    i laugh everytime i read that quote...

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    There are several goodies still available!

    "My ground is pulled out of my edison cable"

    or perhaps the future classic?

    "999999 times out of a 1000000 it will turn on."
    I can't say that I've given up on a flanger cause I've never liked the effect either. I also can't say the same about Tremolo. I hate them both equally. - Tone2TheBone 2009

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    i kinda like this one!

    ww
    Quote Originally Posted by just strum
    For the record, my annoyance with Warren has a lot to do with the hissing noises he makes.
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    Personally, I appreciate the fact that it "has high imput and low imput." Multiple imputs are very important you know!

    BTW, can someone give a better description of scrathy sounds? Is that similar to the racket two cats make out in the alley?

    Being that this review was authored back in 1999, Dustin must now be 25. I wonder if a) Dustin became a damn good guitar player, b) Dustin ever found someone to steel his amph, and finally, c) if Dustin ever learned English?
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    Quote Originally Posted by r_a_smith3530
    BTW, can someone give a better description of scrathy sounds?
    did you listen to my links for the marshall mini?....i am the king of scrathy!!

    ww
    Quote Originally Posted by just strum
    For the record, my annoyance with Warren has a lot to do with the hissing noises he makes.
    Guitars: Gibson 1998 Les Paul Special : Peavey Predator (Early 90's Fat Strat Copy) : Ibanez GAX30TR
    Brownsville Reso - 101 Electric Reso : Fender GDO-300 Maple Quilt Top Acoustic

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    Danelectro Cool Cat Chorus : Behringer Distortion Modeler : Ernie Ball Volume Pedal : Dunlop Cry Baby Wah

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    Haha!

    I just wonder why he need a "screaming solos amph" when he plays Steely Dan songs...

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    Lmao.......
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    "Just by chance you crossed a diamond with the pearl, and turned it on the world, that's when turned you the world around" . . . .

    Get along, get along Screamin' Amp Solo Guy, get along . . .
    Last edited by Nelskie; February 14th, 2006 at 12:13 PM.

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    Now that was funny. I know I usually have many mistakes, but that's merely because I type too fast, and I'm too lazy to go back and edit my errors, but unless this guy was trying to convey that he has some kind of strange lisp, with the constant 'amph', he is in dire need of some English lessons.

    Out of interest, peoples' names on H C are usually links if they are members. If his was, I think we should e-mail him to find out if her ever did become the awesome guitar player he aspired to be.

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    Unfortunately there is no link, but here you got the page where I found his amazing review,

    http://www.harmony-central.com/Guita...ha/JX50-1.html
    I can't say that I've given up on a flanger cause I've never liked the effect either. I also can't say the same about Tremolo. I hate them both equally. - Tone2TheBone 2009

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    Quote Originally Posted by warren0728
    did you listen to my links for the marshall mini?....i am the king of scrathy!!

    ww
    Now don't you go tryin' to lay none of that Boojie Woojie music on me Warren.
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    Reliability: 8
    Besides dirt getting in the pull gain, 999999 times out of a 1000000 it will turn on.


    To hell with gigging, or cabinet materials, hardware, or electronics. Brother, if there's anything that screams amp reliability to me, its a pull-gain knob turning on 999,999 times out of 1,000,0000 - even when subjected to dirt!!! I do, however, have to wonder if that statistic came from actual "field-testing". Also - when you're becoming one of the greatest guitarists of all time, doesn't this seem unnecessary? I mean, you could get in a lot of practice in the time it takes to pull a knob in and out 1,000,000 times.

    LSD? Yeah, that'd be my guess, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nelskie
    I mean, you could get in a lot of practice in the time it takes to pull a knob in and out 1,000,000 times.

    LSD? Yeah, that'd be my guess, too.
    Yes, LSD, taken with a heavy side of 'shrooms!
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    AMPS: '03 Ampeg BA115 bass combo, '86 Peavey MkIV Series 400 bass head, SWR Workingman's cabs, 2x10" & 1x15", '00 Peavey Micro Bass

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    Nelskie, I think you are on to something here. He doesnt even LIKE the pull-gain!

    "The pull gain just makes the amph sound worse too""The pull gain just makes the amph sound worse too"
    I can't say that I've given up on a flanger cause I've never liked the effect either. I also can't say the same about Tremolo. I hate them both equally. - Tone2TheBone 2009

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