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Re: Christmas Wish list

A miniature amp....how intriguing, Bill! I like it. I'd like a minature 
Looperlative too, about the size of a Crackerjack box, with just mini 
in/outputs and MIDI in.  The question is, would it be possible to make a 
Looperlative this small, if money was no object? Do you we have the 
technology to do it?

It's not exactly what you want, but these are sort of interesting:

http://www.impamp.com/ - The World's smallest vacuum tube stereo power 

Zvex Nano Head is the world's smallest tube guitar amplifier

Apparently there are two world's smallests amps.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: William Walker
To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight. com
Sent: Thursday, December 21, 2006 7:09 PM
Subject: Christmas Wish list

  What I want for Christmas, other than World Peace, doesn't yet exist, at 
least how I envision it.  Santa, if you are listening, I want an all tube, 
all analog amp pedal. That's right, a low wattage amp, that is in a stomp 
box chassis, that uses either preamp tubes like 12ax7's, or subminiature 
tubes like the 6021's found in my Duncan twin tube preamp pedal.. I'm 
talking about a mini amp, something that is generating 1 to 5 watts, yet 
capable of either clean headroom or overdrive, and has a reactive load 
cabinet emulator, and the option to run a speaker cabinet,  go direct , or 
use headphones. Ideally the pedal amp could select between US and British 
flavored amp platforms, but I'd settle for one really convincing black 
style amp sound. I know that there are products like the Warmnfat, and the 
ZVex micro amp, but as I understand it, neither has a cabinet emulator, 
which I would love for late night home recording. I just think it would be 
cool to have something I could run my stomp boxes into that didn't involve 
miking an amp, or using a modeler, or buying an iso cabinet.  If I don't 
it that, perhaps the incredibly close friendship I've developed with 
Sales, in a really short time, will result in him giving me his vintage 
Maurer :>).
  Speaking of vintage I have been helping my nephew restore a 76 Gibson 
Paul Deluxe. These guitars represent the low water mark of Gibson's 
years, and this example is no exception. It's a veritable butcher block of 
construction with a three piece mahogany back, a three piece un-matched 
plain Jain maple top, and a three piece (5 if you count the headstock wing 
laminates) maple neck. It weighs a ton, and due to being stored for too 
in a too shallow case, it has neck and fret board issues I'm in the 
of having corrected. In spite of that it sounds wonderful, the mini hum 
buckers sound beautiful, punchier and more focused than regular hum 
IMO. The eye opener to me is that even these  poorly constructed Gibson's 
are fetching upwards of $3000 now, and adding further insult, one reason 
that  most people who owned one back then, did what I did when I had mine. 
route it for standard hum buckers!!!! Luckily, my nephew's is in pretty 
stock condition, other than the bridge needed replacement as the original 
had bowed.
 Happy Kringle one and all.