Hi from Germany/Nuremberg

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  1. Al Meyer

    Al Meyer Junior Member

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    Hello everybody,

    I'd like to introduce myself.

    My name is Alex and I like valve amps so much, I bought a guitar (a Fender HSS Strat) just to get a signal source for them. So I am not a guitar player in the traditional case and I never took a guitar lesson from a teacher.

    My intention to join this forum is to get hints for modifying my Marshall Class 5 amp (more gain, triode switch, master volume) and, just for the case I get the permission from my wife one day, to get some inspiration for my first self designed class A amp. Since I am not playing in a band, I need low wattage.

    In addition I also own a Fender Super Champ x2 head running into a 4x12 Crate. This thing is a little bit boring, since it has a solid state preamp with DSP section. However, I like the clean tone.

    For comparision, I use a chinese solid state amp called "StarFire" with round about 25 W into a low efficiency 8" speaker, clean and distortion channel as well as real spring reverb.

    Greetings,
    Alex

    P.S.: I have some experience in electronics due to my profession as an engineer.
     
  2. Greg's Guitars

    Greg's Guitars Senior Member

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    Welcome, I was stationed in Erlangen eon's ago....Enjoy our little party.
     
  3. Al Meyer

    Al Meyer Junior Member

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    Cool :) I studied there. The former barracks now belong to the technical faculty of the university.
     
  4. Donal

    Donal ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Premium Member

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    :welcome:

    Herzlich Wilkommen

    Enjoy the fun and information :thumb:
     
  5. JohnnyN

    JohnnyN Old School Premium Member

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    Welcome to the MLP :)
     
  6. S. Rock

    S. Rock Senior Member

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    welcome to the forum, Alex. I visited Nuremburg while I was stationed in Germany, too.
     
  7. paruwi

    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    Guten Abend Alex
    und
    Herzlich Willkommen

    hab' auch mal in deiner Region gewohnt
    in Heßdorf, ist aber schon 'ne Weile her

    an die 'Berchkärwe' kann ich mich aber noch gut erinnern

    Viel Spaß hier bei MLP
    :wave:
     
  8. Paul_Myles

    Paul_Myles Junior Member

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    Welcome. I was stationed in Ansbach. Spent a lot of time in Nuremberg
     
  9. JCarno

    JCarno Senior Member

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    Greetings Alex.:welcome: You might have better luck with your quest over here> http://www.marshallforum.com/

    P.s. Please share a good recipe for Curry Wurst if you have one. :)
     
  10. Al Meyer

    Al Meyer Junior Member

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    Hello JCarno,

    thank you for the hint. I just read a few threads about C5 here, therefore I registered in this forum.

    The most important thing for Currywurst is the sausage. Unfortunately I don't know which sausages are available in NY. In Germany mainly there are two different types of sausage used: Bratwurst and Bockwurst-style sausages. Last ones come close to sausages used in Hot Dogs. The sausages (but not the bratwurst) should be cross cut on one side and fried in a pan.
    The sauce is mostly based on Ketchup with tomato paste added, spiced with curry, paprika/pepper and onions. You can add some worcestershire sauce, limejuice and tabasco according to your flavor.

    Hope that helped :)
     
  11. HeartString

    HeartString Senior Member Premium Member

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    Hey Al!! Welcome!!! Germany rocks!!
     
  12. JCarno

    JCarno Senior Member

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    That helped alot. We have good "sausages" here but I've never been able to get the sauce correct. I did try once and let's just say it was a major fail.
    I did notice that in Germany the sauce consistency is regional.
    Some places had a thinner sauce(which i prefer) where others were thicker.
    I'm going to copy your recipe and and tweak to please.
    Vielen Dank!! :)
     
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    Juvion Senior Member

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    Herzlich willkommen im Forum!
    Ich wünsche dir viel Glück bei der Suche nach Inspiration für deinen eigenen amp. :D
     
  14. 5F6-A

    5F6-A Senior Member

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    It's always good to have engineers in the house. Welcome to this place!
     
  15. 5F6-A

    5F6-A Senior Member

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    Hello! Great to have you round here! Welcome.
     

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