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Wish Wish List: New Amps

York Audio

Veteran
Orange OR80 or OR120
Sunn Model T Reissue
Mesa Dual Caliber 50 or 100 watt

Edit: I wrote this, my kids started going insane, and I posted it with the intention of saying why these would be cool amps, and not just sounding like an entitled turd.

I’ve been down the YouTube rabbit hole watching videos of old Oranges and reissue Sunn amps and just feel like they’ve got something new to offer to the amp arsenal. They’re amps that have real character in their gain structure and midrange. Just plain ballsy, and would be great options for thick tones with personality.

The Mesa Dual Caliber (DC-5 or DC-10) seems like an interesting beast. With Mesas, the fewer the channels and modes, the better it sounds. Something about the added circuitry makes things buzzy and undefined, but the stripped down models have more focus and just feel better. This amp was made in the 90’s and was meant to be a bridge between the Mark IV and the 2 channel Dual Rec.
 
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Pwrmac7600

Forum Addict
The Mesa Dual Caliber (DC-5 or DC-10) seems like an interesting beast. With Mesas, the fewer the channels and modes, the better it sounds. Something about the added circuitry makes things buzzy and undefined, but the stripped down models have more focus and just feel better. This amp was made in the 90’s and was meant to be a bridge between the Mark IV and the 2 channel Dual Rec.
I actually own this amp, The DC-10 to be specific. Bought it new back in the day and it was my main gigging amp. What you say about bridging the gap is exactly right. When I was making my purchasing decision I sat with the DC-10 and a Recto for the better part of 2 hours. And in the end I went with the DC 10 because i liked the fact that it was a different tone than the Recto, Everyone at that time was using recto's and I wanted something that sounded a little different. I also think it is a little more diverse than a recto. Amazing amp, still love mine to death. Wish Fractal would model it.
 

Joe Bfstplk

Inspired
yearly vote for the EF86 channel of the DC30, and while we're shooting for the stars a version that's both channels jumpered, which is the way most DC30 players prefer to run that amp.
+1

This is very close to the EF86 channel in my Simone. Basically, I have a tighter range for the 5 bass-reduced positions, and slightly less gain dialed in via plate/cathode/screen r/c circuits.

Bonus points if the cap values can be editable from DC30 values to tweak where the bass rolloff happens....
 

james...

Veteran
Orange OR80 or OR120
Sunn Model T Reissue
Mesa Dual Caliber 50 or 100 watt

Edit: I wrote this, my kids started going insane, and I posted it with the intention of saying why these would be cool amps, and not just sounding like an entitled turd.

I’ve been down the YouTube rabbit hole watching videos of old Oranges and reissue Sunn amps and just feel like they’ve got something new to offer to the amp arsenal. They’re amps that have real character in their gain structure and midrange. Just plain ballsy, and would be great options for thick tones with personality.

The Mesa Dual Caliber (DC-5 or DC-10) seems like an interesting beast. With Mesas, the fewer the channels and modes, the better it sounds. Something about the added circuitry makes things buzzy and undefined, but the stripped down models have more focus and just feel better. This amp was made in the 90’s and was meant to be a bridge between the Mark IV and the 2 channel Dual Rec.
I agree with the Orange amps. The RV50 and AD30 by themselves don't really represent the classic Orange sound at all.
 

REDD

Forum Addict
Did someone say ADA MP-1? Would love models of the tube dist channel, one mated to an EL34 (Brit 800?) power section and one mated to a Mesa style (6L6) power amp.

ADA was my sound for almost 2 decades. We had a band open for us last saturday night and the guitarist was playing thru one and I had a flashback moment. this has got to be included some day soon I hope!
 

JDR3009

New here
Absolutely seconding the request for an MP-1. I’d love all of the modes, but if I can only have one, the tube distortion by a long shot (though I’d love the solid state clean as a complement to the JC-120 models!)
Did someone say ADA MP-1? Would love models of the tube dist channel, one mated to an EL34 (Brit 800?) power section and one mated to a Mesa style (6L6) power amp.

 

Larry Kehl

Regular
since we're listing (asking?)

Most any Henriksen
AER Compact Classic or Compact 60

Gibson GA-19 RVT
~'60-'64 Gibson GA Skylark
Warbler Muse Juke 1210
Lexicon Signature 284 (rack mount EL84 - without "pulling for boost" - boost is just extra)
 
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