SYN-50 vs Mod 50 heads

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9985
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SYN-50 vs Mod 50 heads

Post by 9985 » Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:15 pm

Is there any argument to get a used Mod 50 over a used SYN-50 head, assuming similar condition & price? The SYN-50 has the onboard non-modular clean channel & XLR cab sim line out, Mod 50 has 2 loops (series & parallel), which I don't see as much of a plus.

EDIT: as was pointed out below- the onboard clean is only in the SYN-30, not the SYN-50.
Last edited by 9985 on Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:56 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: SYN-50 vs Mod 50 heads

Post by Mike P » Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:01 pm

My experience has been that the Synergy modules sound WAY better in Synergy Preamps/Amps than either my RM100 or RM20
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Re: SYN-50 vs Mod 50 heads

Post by webrthomson » Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:07 am

The Mod50 does not have the cathode switching which the SYN50 does. The Mod50 does have support for tubes other than 6L6's, Synergy are very unforthcoming about the SYN-50 supporting tubes other than 6L6's.

The Syn-30 has onboard clean, the Syn-50 does not have that feature.

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Re: SYN-50 vs Mod 50 heads

Post by 9985 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:55 pm

thanks for clarifying the onboard clean- bummer they didn't include on the SYN-50.
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Voodoo Amps Platinum Marshall JCM 2000 DSL 100
Egnater Tweaker 15
PRS Archon 50 Combo
Synergy SYN-1

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Re: SYN-50 vs Mod 50 heads

Post by webrthomson » Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:23 am

9985 wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:55 pm
thanks for clarifying the onboard clean- bummer they didn't include on the SYN-50.
Sure is - looks very like the Friedman simple clean on the SYN30 - nice idea though!

Shame to lose a slot to a clean module, but the Friedman BB/BE looks interesting in that respect as it's clean on side dirty the other :)

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