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Senior Member
Username: dannobasso

Post Number: 937
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Wednesday, January 07, 2009 - 9:49 pm:   Edit Post

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.

Senior Member
Username: terryc

Post Number: 667
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Thursday, January 08, 2009 - 1:09 am:   Edit Post

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
Senior Member
Username: bassman10096

Post Number: 1183
Registered: 7-2003
Posted on Thursday, January 08, 2009 - 4:44 am:   Edit Post

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?
Username: jedisan

Post Number: 38
Registered: 3-2008
Posted on Thursday, January 08, 2009 - 8:38 am:   Edit Post

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!
Intermediate Member
Username: harald_rost

Post Number: 162
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Thursday, January 08, 2009 - 9:45 am:   Edit Post

You probably think about David Nordschow:
Username: jedisan

Post Number: 39
Registered: 3-2008
Posted on Thursday, January 08, 2009 - 10:37 am:   Edit Post

Oops, thanks for the clarification.
Senior Member
Username: dnburgess

Post Number: 585
Registered: 1-2003
Posted on Thursday, January 08, 2009 - 4:59 pm:   Edit Post

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.
Advanced Member
Username: edwin

Post Number: 394
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Sunday, January 25, 2009 - 8:16 pm:   Edit Post

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!


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