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Offline robertmarlin

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« on: December 25, 2009, 03:58:22 PM »
Hi All,

Just picked up my amp in time for Xmas. As you can see from the pic it is pretty small, but looks can be deceiving. She is a little monster, I can go from monster tone to whisper tone and she still keeps her crunch and awesome tube tones, very kool. I used a local Vodka bottle for scale, those of you who like vodka would also like this local brew, I call it my medicine :)... yes I am married.



Highly recommend these lil babies to anyone after a monster amp in a small package. http://www.mahaffayamps.com/little-lanilei-3350lt.htm

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« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2009, 04:46:35 PM »
Interesting, and refreshing to see a boutique tube amp that is not close to $2000! But a couple of questions...

1. The link you provided points to different looking amp. Why does yours look like the 1/4 watt only version below? Are the color combos selectable?

http://www.mahaffayamps.com/little-lanilei-quarter-watt.htm

2. I don't recall seeing a guitar bra like that before. Does it wrap around the back for protection there?

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« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2009, 05:49:06 PM »
You can order the amp in either tweed or black, I just told Tris I wanted one and left it up to him on finish. 1/4 watt is like the volume you usually talk at, 50 watts is ... well I have only turned it up about 1/5 of the way because I don't want to lose my hearing, its loud...

I made the cover you see in the pic, I live in Belize and the humidity here is extreme. I did not like my forearm sticking to the top of the Fly so I sat down and worked on a design, it is still a work in progress the one above is rough but does the job. I plan to make one that covers the back as well as the top portion, and I want to try one in leather to see how it look.

Happy Festive and keep your fingers on the strings...

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« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2009, 08:57:57 PM »
Hi Robert. I always wanted to try one of those. They get great reviews.

I liked that concept and I liked the Emery Sound amp concept which also gets great reviews and has great sound clips.

Ultimately I bought Alex's Attenuator because I knew I wanted to get into some different tube amps. I now have a boutique vintage Newcomb 7 watter based on a princton circut and a Trainwreck Rocket clone (40 watt). With the attenuator I can get great tone and tube crunch at bedroom levels.

Anyway, Your Fly looks awesome too.

I would love to hear some clips using both.

Your bra design is cool too. Thats such a classy Fly, consider one in mink (faux fur of course).


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« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2009, 12:44:25 PM »
Hi Bill... I am trying to work out Pro Tools right now so I can make a few simple recordings. There is alot in this program but should be able to work it out, just a matter of finding free time to tinker about.

I can tell you that I can get a clean sound from this little amp when I switch to the Bright channel, the middle channel Gain gives me much more crunch and sounds warmer, I think it turns on another tube for this channel. Then there is the Hi channel, lots crunch and more edge. I am very happy with this amp, I have wanted one of these now for a few years and very please I now have it.

On the S2 with it's lipstick pickups which are very clean and bright, I can get a good Santana sound straight into the amp no extra effects (good since I don't have any). Putting a song list togther of songs I want to learn in 2010, I want to be able to learn at least 20 - 30 new songs a year, can't sit about noodling forever right... Happy New Years...


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Offline danjazzny

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« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2009, 12:59:46 PM »
Hey Robert, Nice looking little amp! Does it have a direct line out for recording into your computer? [8D]

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« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2009, 05:58:51 PM »
There is a line out so I guess that could go to a breakout box like the one I have an M-Box2 Mini to my Pro Tools. I will be testing it out soon, it is an amazing little amp for it's size.

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