Gots me an Egnater Rebel 20 in a recent trade. Even though I've raved non-stop about my El Capistan delay since I got it, Rule #14 of pedal trade deals ruled the day: "If you can trade a pedal for an amp...do it!" So I got a new cool tube amp for my El Cap + $30. I'm pretty pleased with the deal. Apparently the El Cap is backordered for the next several months, so the used price on TGP is now much higher than I originally paid for it. I love TGP!
I've not had much time to run it through all the paces, but so far I'm pleased. The dirty side gets quite, well, dirty. Lots of sustain and natural compression. The clean is also fairly compressed (in a good way), at least compared to my Univalve's clean tone. I suppose that's to be expected given the difference in circuit types (push-pull vs single-ended). Still working to find the sweetest spot for the classic "verge of breakup" middle ground, but I'm sure I'll get there. I also need to test the effects loop. That's one thing I miss on my Univalve. There is plenty of clean headroom for bedroom players, studio work, and gigs with a PA. And as with most amps, louder is better to get great tones, although it does sound good at lower volumes.
After a few weeks of playing/testing, I'll post an update.
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