Post Number: 937
|Posted on Wednesday, January 07, 2009 - 9:49 pm: |
I just wanted to let my fellow Alembicians know about Dave and Thunderfunk. I just received a TFB750A from Dave and he has really designed an exceptional amp. Extremely well crafted, very versatile and user friendly. Dave also went the extra mile to make sure that the customer (me) was satisfied. Check him out, try his product and I think you will be very impressed.
Post Number: 667
|Posted on Thursday, January 08, 2009 - 1:09 am: |
Nice compact unit, wonder who the distributer is in the UK.
I was reading the history part of the website..seems Thunderfunk is a strange name for manufacturer who has a lot of connection with country players.
Guess he is branching out
Post Number: 1183
|Posted on Thursday, January 08, 2009 - 4:44 am: |
Never played one, but I've heard a lot of people (who are credible) who swear by them. I always thought they were solid state, but I notice an SS/tube switch. How does it sound? Any particular character or notable things about the sound?
Post Number: 38
|Posted on Thursday, January 08, 2009 - 8:38 am: |
If I am not mistaken, I think I read someplace that Dave Funk was the guy who is responsible for the conception of Eden. I do see similarities between this amp, and say, a WT550. Cool looking package, though!
Post Number: 162
|Posted on Thursday, January 08, 2009 - 9:45 am: |
You probably think about David Nordschow:
Post Number: 39
|Posted on Thursday, January 08, 2009 - 10:37 am: |
Oops, thanks for the clarification.
Post Number: 585
|Posted on Thursday, January 08, 2009 - 4:59 pm: |
The TF amps are somewhat retro sounding as far as solid state amps go - which makes sense considering the lineage of the design. They are somewhat warmer sounding and not as hard as GK.
The SS/tube switch is not a full tube emulation. From Dave Funk: "The Switch" changes between the original High Voltage power supply that feeds the power amp, and a separate Low Voltage power supply that gives a more hifi tone. It is subtle. It's not some dramatic tone shaping circuit.
It's a change in response and texture. The more sensitive your touch, and the louder you're playing (as the effect is more pronounced when the High Voltage power supply is sagging more). the more you'll hear the difference.
Post Number: 394
|Posted on Sunday, January 25, 2009 - 8:16 pm: |
I think the amp you are thinking of, preThunderfunk, is the AMP BH420. I've never gotten to play one of his amps, but I'd love to. His Tube Amp Workbook Vol 1. Fender, is great. I'd love to see some more volumes added to what must be a series!