Phaez Amps [merged]

Discussion in 'The Squawk Box' started by LPV, Jun 27, 2009.

Phaez sub forum? Yes or no?

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  1. Duane_the_tub

    Duane_the_tub Senior Member

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    OK, somebody with Phaez experience want to weigh in on how this sounds?

    Concept: Plexi/Dumble home amp
    Channels: M87X and Daisy Cutter, each with lo+hi inputs
    12 watts, with power scaling down to >1 watt
    Power section: 1XEl34 (can also take a 6V6 or 6L6, auto biasing)
    Tube-driven FX loop

    Anything else worthy of inclusion? Like I said, it'll be a home amp. I also already have my Fender bases covered.
     
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  2. cherrysunburst00

    cherrysunburst00 Senior Member

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    COOL idea
     
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  3. Pleximan

    Pleximan Senior Member

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    Yes, it's easier to drive EL-84 tubes in to saturation. The EL-84 really doesn't like it much. My Phaez McClane eats EL-84 tubes for lunch. They usually need replaced after about two months for me. The amp is used in a full band situation though. The 6V6 tubes would definitely last longer and give you that glassy, rounded slash tone. You can tell on AFD he's not using EL-34's in the amp. It's very smooth, glassy, and round. Aggressive in the bass register, a characteristic of 6550's. 6V6 tubes IMO would be closer to that or closer to a 6L6 even. The circuit really matters in this case. Old Marshalls need EL-34's; new inspired by amps can be built around any power tube and still sound like the intended amp. My Demeter TGA 2 inverter cops a very close to Fender clean with EL-34's or 5881 tubes. Or a full bore Marshall overdrive with the same said tubes.
     
  4. V2

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    He also used Alnico II pickups, which give an extra glassy sound (as on 'under the bridge' by the Red Hot Chili Peppers). You can get smooth tones out of EL34s with those pups....
     
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  5. rclausen

    rclausen Senior Member

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    I'm not familiar with the M87X but the Daisy Cutter isn't going to give you anything close to a plexi or dumble sound, unless you're after a SUPER saturated plexi tone. He has/had a dumble inspired circuit.
     
  6. Duane_the_tub

    Duane_the_tub Senior Member

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    I might have the name wrong then. It's whatever he calls his Dumble OD circuit.
     
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    rclausen Senior Member

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    HRM possibly? Either way, it sounds like a great amp. I think it would end up leaning more towards the plexi with the el34 and more dumble-ish with a 6l6
     
  8. Duane_the_tub

    Duane_the_tub Senior Member

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    Upon further review, seems like the Dumble circuit would be much more functional as a standalone amp. I instead went with a Plexi for the clean channel and the Daisycutter - the circuit that put Randy on the map - for the OD channel. 12 watts with power scaling, power section swappable between EL34 and 6V6/6L6, hi-lo inputs and a loop.

    Build is underway - stay tuned!
     
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    singlecut Senior Member

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    Looking forward to your opinion

    I have a Phaez or 2

    Really good amps
     
  10. Duane_the_tub

    Duane_the_tub Senior Member

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    Done, awaiting shipment. Am I excited? Yeah, just a little...

    mad king in cab fr.jpg
     
  11. cherrysunburst00

    cherrysunburst00 Senior Member

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    NICE!!! CONGRATS!!!

    I luv me dem tube amps
     
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  12. jay1williams

    jay1williams Senior Member

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    Awesome, Congrats!!

    Post some clips when you get it...
     
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  13. needlespauls

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    Depending on finances this year...I might just try out a simple 6v6 low watt Daisycutter. Seems like the bread and butter high-gain circuit.
    Liked the 2 Phaez amps I had in the past a lot....I played a used Daisycutter at a local store a couple years later and was like dammit!! That’s the sound that matches up with me. We’ll see....
     
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    cherrysunburst00 Senior Member

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    I've been wantin' a 6v6 amp meself.

    Which 2 Phaezes did you have?

    Had me a SIBLY w/1 el34 and powerscaling. Pretty darn nice amp. I miss it.
     
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    jay1williams Senior Member

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    Randy gets killer tones out of 6V6's, not sure how he does it...
     
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    I'd like to know who owns the two custom 10W Daisycutters that I built. I don't think the original owner has 'em anymore. They were pretty darn good amps....
     
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  17. needlespauls

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    I had the very first Pasadena...a 50 watt EL34 version, and an 18 watt EL84 Jackal. Overall I liked the Pasadena better, but I don’t think I got to spend enough time with the Jackal. I know for a fact that at the time the cab I had probably didn’t do the two heads enough justice.
     
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  18. Duane_the_tub

    Duane_the_tub Senior Member

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    The eagle has landed. I'm gonna wait on the NAD post until we've become better acquainted, but right out of the box: I'm pretty psyched.

    20180109_212542.jpg
     
  19. stringtheory

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    Was up Phaez apprecianados. I have a Dragonfly the one on you tube with bongos and convos in the background track that i need to sell but don't want to sell. If anyone is interested let me know. I don't want to sell it. Damn thing is top shelf and a tone monster. If anyone is interested contact me at rfranklin4545@suddenlink.net. If it doesn't sell i'll keep it and tell the the old lady i tried. I really don't want to part with it and i'm trying to find money somewhere else i can keep this but if i do sell it i will get another someday. oh yes i will. Anyway let me know if interested. If no one is interested that will be fine by me at this moment
     
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  20. phaezamp

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    Hey MLP-er's! How are you? It's been a while.
     

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