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by Mike P
Wed Jul 21, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: Synergy Amps & Modules
Topic: What preamp tubes do you favor for replacements??
Replies: 12
Views: 1212

Re: What preamp tubes do you favor for replacements??

While the ARS Chinese 12ax7's in slot V1 were definitely an upgrade for me in terms of overall tone (JJ's have a huge 250-400 Hz presence that doesn't work for my ears), I wasn't 100% happy with the tones. This past weekend, I decided to try an NOS GE 5751 I had lying around in the V1 slot of the So...
by Mike P
Tue Jun 15, 2021 11:02 am
Forum: Synergy Amps & Modules
Topic: Is SYN inbuilt cabsim any good?
Replies: 7
Views: 540

Re: Is SYN inbuilt cabsim any good?

Here are a couple of tracks in which I used the Soldano SLO>SYN-2>Vintech x73>Celestion IR's using Recbainet 5. No EQ was added in the mixing stage, there's no power amp simulation, etc., so you're hearing the tone of the guitar, Synergy preamp and effects in the DAW. I used Soundtoys Echoboy Delays...
by Mike P
Fri Jun 11, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: Synergy Amps & Modules
Topic: Is SYN inbuilt cabsim any good?
Replies: 7
Views: 540

Re: Is SYN inbuilt cabsim any good?

Hi, looking to simplify recording by going direct, rather than mic+cab etc. Is the SYN-1/SYN-2 cabsim: 1. Not terrible 2. Good enough 3. Fantastic I have a Randall RM100 (no dual channel mod). Should I buy a Torpedo or similar instead of a SYN? Thoughts and opinions gratefully received. Cheers. I w...
by Mike P
Thu Jun 03, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: Synergy Amps & Modules
Topic: Boutique Amps Distribution’s LA warehouse hit by fire
Replies: 4
Views: 483

Re: Boutique Amps Distribution’s LA warehouse hit by fire

Fortunately, no one was in the building at the time of the fire, so there are no injuries to report. The area where the office staff, photo studio and technicians worked has been completely destroyed. And while they don't know the extent of the damage, it's safe to say that everything was lost in th...
by Mike P
Wed Jun 02, 2021 10:36 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Diezel VH4 Synergy Module - $300 Shipped OBO
Replies: 1
Views: 366

Re: Diezel VH4 Synergy Module - $310 Shipped OBO

Price Drop! $300 shipped or best offer. :D
by Mike P
Tue Jun 01, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: Synergy Amps & Modules
Topic: Boutique Amps Distribution’s LA warehouse hit by fire
Replies: 4
Views: 483

Boutique Amps Distribution’s LA warehouse hit by fire

https://www.guitarworld.com/news/boutique-amps-distribution-fire Boutique Amps Distribution’s LA warehouse hit by fire By Matt Owen about 2 hours ago The manufacturing and storage facility stocked Friedman, Wampler, Soldano, Egnator, Morgan and Tone King gear An LA-based warehouse belonging to Bouti...
by Mike P
Sun May 09, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: Synergy Amps & Modules
Topic: Synergy SYN2 Master/Slave setup - Volume Issue - SOLVED
Replies: 17
Views: 1263

Re: Synergy SYN2 Master/Slave setup - Volume Issue - SOLVED

I had this same exact issue and as it turns out, the SYN-2's weren't designed to be Daisy-chained, which is why you'll lose gain and volume when chaining them together. I started out with one SYN-2, then when I added a second, I lost a little gain but not much. By the time I added a third and fourth...
by Mike P
Sat May 08, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Diezel VH4 Synergy Module - $300 Shipped OBO
Replies: 1
Views: 366

Diezel VH4 Synergy Module - $300 Shipped OBO

I'm selling a Diezel VH4 Synergy module that's in perfect condition and rarely used in a smoke-free home studio. This module is pretty versatile, from mid-gain to full on thrash and shred. $310 shipped USPS Priority Mail in the Continental US only. http://www.mikeplas.com/pictures/1.jpg http://www.m...
by Mike P
Sat Mar 13, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: Synergy Amps & Modules
Topic: What preamp tubes do you favor for replacements??
Replies: 12
Views: 1212

Re: What preamp tubes do you favor for replacements??

Hey Guys, my apologies but I was wrong. All of my Synergy modules came stock with either ARS JJ branded tubes or just JJ tubes in Valve 1, while the Chinese ARS tubes are in Valve 2. I mistakenly assumed that all of the tubes would be the Chinese ARS branded tubes. I just got back from picking up 10...
by Mike P
Fri Mar 12, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: Synergy Amps & Modules
Topic: What preamp tubes do you favor for replacements??
Replies: 12
Views: 1212

Re: What preamp tubes do you favor for replacements??

I'm going to call ARS Monday or Tuesday because this is really bugging me now. I've always purchased their Low Noise, Chinese branded ARS 12ax7 tubes and just assumed that the Synergy modules were using the same. But now that you guys have indicated that some of these tubes are JJ rebranded, it make...
by Mike P
Thu Mar 11, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: Synergy Amps & Modules
Topic: What preamp tubes do you favor for replacements??
Replies: 12
Views: 1212

Re: What preamp tubes do you favor for replacements??

I've always chosen their Select Low Noise Tubes but it sounds like things may have changed since the last time I was there and picked up their branded tubes, which is a bummer.
by Mike P
Thu Mar 11, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Synergy HBE - Sold!
Replies: 2
Views: 634

Re: Synergy HBE - $260 shipped OBO

Lower Price :)

$260 shipped in the Continental US.
by Mike P
Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:17 am
Forum: Synergy Amps & Modules
Topic: What preamp tubes do you favor for replacements??
Replies: 12
Views: 1212

Re: What preamp tubes do you favor for replacements??

That's only partially correct. ARS relabels both JJ and Chinese tubes. Every Synergy module I've bought has a JJ in V1 and a China in V2. Look closely at the fine print. This must be a recent change because as a customer of theirs for more than 25 years, I was told directly that they do not rebrand...
by Mike P
Sat Feb 13, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: Synergy Amps & Modules
Topic: What preamp tubes do you favor for replacements??
Replies: 12
Views: 1212

Re: What preamp tubes do you favor for replacements??

Stillclimbing wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 5:21 pm
ARS doesn’t make their own tubes though do they? Aren’t they just JJs?
No, ARS tubes are not JJ's and they sound completely different than JJ's. They're Chinese made tubes made to ARS specs.
by Mike P
Tue Jan 26, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Synergy HBE - Sold!
Replies: 2
Views: 634

Synergy HBE - Sold!

For sale is a Synergy HBE module that's only been used in a smoke-free home studio. The module is in perfect working and cosmetic condition. USPS Priority Mail Shipping to the Continental US only. https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0?ui=2&ik=c0bfe06a5f&attid=0.1&permmsgid=msg-a:r-1637796557660018946&th=...