Trip to Madras. Some gears and reviews.
Yesterday I was in Chennai for a short visit. So happened to meet the Tulasi guys to check out if there's something new. He had 100W Combo which he had made. I didn't check if it had an Overdrive. But I played through it for about half an hour to check how good it was. These are the things
1. It's a 100W Combo with a 12" speaker, so pretty huge. Dont like a combo to be huge because portability becomes an issue. I'd prefer this as a head and a speaker cabinet seperately. The Amp is pretty loud and is loud enough for small to medium gigs.
2. The real treat is the speaker. The highs were amazingly clear, much clearer without harshness than any of the things I have played before. It had tight lows too and moderate mids. Then he told me that the speakers were original Eminense. For those guys who dont know Eminence it's as good as Celestion use in a several Professional high end Combo Amp and Cabinets. I happened to check out the speaker too. He was using the Legend Series Model 121. When I played Arpeggios it sounded very clean and full and sounded like a mild chorus was used. With a good Chorus like a Rocktron Tsunami or a Maxon CS9 Pro, I think this will give a serious competition to the Roland Jazz Chorus. Maybe I am exhaggerating.. Neverthless it sounded great.
3. I am not sure if it had an inbuilt overdrive but I am sure it will be useless because most guy use a processor. The finish was only okay. Doesn't look great but surely sounds great. It cost Rs.8700 I guess or something like that. I forgot the actual price he quoted.
If you dont mind the looks and are open minded enough to play a custom amp, then go ahead and give it a try. Highly recommended. Maybe for my future 12x2 cabinet which is in the pipeline, I will get these speakers and make it myself or rather get him to do the whole thing. The Eminece is a real treat.
By the way I am no representative of this product, so dont question me about this. If you have any queries talk to him straight.
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