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Username: connor

Post Number: 44
Registered: 9-2009
Posted on Friday, August 06, 2010 - 9:50 am:   Edit Post

Currently my rig is just an Alembic SF-2 and an Eden WT600 head. I'm thinking of getting an F-2B. would having this make much of a difference to my sound? or would it not make too much of a difference seeing that the Eden already has tubes?

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Username: harald_rost

Post Number: 201
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Saturday, August 07, 2010 - 1:09 am:   Edit Post

Hi Connor,

I have an F-2B and an Eden WT-800. Comparing the sound of the Eden Solo and the F-2B in front: It is totally different. It matters if you use the F-2B as Preamp and the WT-800 only as power amp or as full amp, going from the Alembic preamp to the input of the eden. The second option gives you the maximum tone control.

I would say the Eden sounds more Hifi-like but warmer than solid transistor amps like the old Acoustic model. But if you want the "Tube-Sound" like Ampeg SVT add the F-2B. It's worth!

Username: davehouck

Post Number: 9530
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Thursday, August 19, 2010 - 7:51 pm:   Edit Post

When I first got my F-1X I plugged it into the back of my WT800 and thought it was a huge difference.
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Username: edwin

Post Number: 709
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Monday, August 23, 2010 - 5:38 pm:   Edit Post

Not all tube circuits are created the same. I think the F2B is very different from the Eden circuits. I've struggled a lot with Eden equipment, so they are not my personal cup of tea. I find the midrange strange. So, for my taste, an F2B in front of it or even better, straight into the power amp section, would be a big improvement. That said, some folks get a really great tone out of these amps!
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Username: sonicus

Post Number: 1226
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Monday, August 23, 2010 - 8:17 pm:   Edit Post

I like to use my F-2B as the front end to 2 GK MB15OE amps for a nice little "Coffee House " rig.
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Username: bigredbass

Post Number: 1482
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - 1:09 am:   Edit Post

I'd run the F2B and the SuperFilter into the 'power amp input' (bypassing the tone section/preamp) of the Eden and call it a day.
To use those two and the front end of the WT would be a bottomless pit / mishmash of tone control for me. Simple is WAY better.

Then I'd sell the Eden, take the money and buy a good power amp.

I, too, have burnt scars on my butt from David Nordschow's brilliantly-designed / quality-control-by-crackheads equipment. Excuse the rant . . .

J o e y

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