I don't think that is the case with all of them. In particular, the FAS Class-A was the result of an "accident" if my memory is correct. Cliff used the wrong power section or something when reworking one of the models but liked the results... So he gifted it to usi think you've picked an odd one to start with - the FAS models are cliff's creations and are his educated opinion about what an ideal amplifier of a particular type should sound like, so in theory they shouldn't need any under the hood tweaking.
By "audiophile clean" are you talking about having no distortion? The Class-A is probably not the best amp for that. Try the JC-120, or USA Clean or Tube Pre models.Understoood, and again thank you for responding.
With respect to "what you're trying to achieve", I thought I was clear, transparent and well maybe not so fast.
I like this fas amp and I understand how to bugger with the basics...and the tech notes are interesting reads but from a practical perspective you have kind of laid out my argument. In effect you leave things at default and you focus on a subset to achieve what you are looking for. I'm not trying to bite the whole apple, just wanting to know if I am wanting audiophile clean but willing to push the preset a little off course to get more attack[re: fast], etc...how do others approach the problem?
Well... Maybe my memory since I haven't played with that one in a while, and I tend to dial in a lot of breakup but that is based off of an AC30 (I think) which is not the cleanest amp. Of course that can depend quite a lot based on how it's adjusted.Really? I am in the process of building a patch and it appears VERY clean. ...and it sounds good.
At the end of the day, once I like the tone...I am thinking this amp might be a good choice to get it to sing as opposed to distort when driven ever so slightly.
Well... I just loaded it up and it is actually pretty clean for me at default settingsWell... Maybe my memory since I haven't played with that one in a while, and I tend to dial in a lot of breakup but that is based off of an AC30 (I think) which is not the cleanest amp. Of course that can depend quite a lot based on how it's adjusted.
Hey careful there, I resemble that remark…I modified the crap out of a 2004 996 X50 CabrioletIts like saying "I just bought a new Ford GT40, what should I change to make it fast?", even though some of the best brains in the business spent years on R&D making it already fast....