Power tubes haven't changed the tone in my amp much (3120, same as a XXX). I've used 6l6, el34, and 6ca7.
Preamp tubes have had a strong influence. V1 is the input driver, and the clean channel. V2 is for the drive channels, and V3 is for the active EQ.
I love EVM's, but the WGS variety sounds so good. A little sweeter, and more mellow than a real EV, but with all the good stuff still intact.
They should drop right into a Thiele cab, since the mechanical specs are very similar.
Putting a solid back on your open back won't hurt anything. It...
You simply can't under power a speaker to death. If it still sounds clear with a clean signal, then the speaker is fine.
Speakers can only be damaged operationally by too much mechanical excursion, or too much current/voltage which overheats the voice coil and causes an electrical short or...
A Thiele cab is a ported cab. It just happens to be designed/marketed to compliment the mechanical specs of the EVM 12L. Any ported cab with a port tuned apx 50Hz, and the low end should respond similarly.
Ported will give extended, perhaps hyped low end, and slightly "looser" response...
Nice! Great solid guitars. Nazgul will sound great in that.
I love mine, but did swap out everything to really make it mine. Got a killer deal at GC for mine due to a paint chip.
All black hardware: Gotoh tuners, Tone Pros bridge. Dimarzio Blaze Custom bridge PU, and BKP Nailbomb neck PU...
I wish I had gone to 7's much earlier in my musical journey. I started in the early 90's, and they just weren't on my radar. Hardly anyone really used them yet apart from Vai, and I've never really been into the shred stuff.
I find them to be more comfortable to play, and they opened up alot...
Like The Mirror, I have gone custom gauges.
62, 48, 36, 26, 16, 13, 9.5
I go appx. 20 lbs wound, 16 lbs plain, based on 25.5" scale. I have found that going thicker on shorter scales gets muddy, and going thinner for longer scales makes them feel looser, because of needing more...
I bring an extra guitar, because it seems faster to swap than to restring/fix. And the other bands rarely have a 7 string to borrow.
Me and the bass player bring a backpack with spare cables for either of us.
And if my pedalboard were to crap out, I would use the bassists board, or just plug...
Don't bother with the Pigtronix unless the noise floor is relatively low.
The one I had couldn't really tame a TS boosted Angry Charlie.
Never could achieve actual silence.
Zvex Loop Gate is my silver bullet for noisy stuff. Not mini though.