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Old 1st February 2012
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Originally Posted by Apollo Soul View Post
Any distortion in the low register on the Selmer? How does it compare on the top end? More or less bite than others mentioned?
It's a bass-shy amp and it will distort the low end if pushed too hard. Not a problem for me anyway, I play the top 2/3 of the piano most of the time.

I bridge the two channels and use the pushbutton tone switches to bring out the bell tone and remove the mud. The top end is really clear, those EF86s are nice on a Rhodes. Because it has a tube rectifier, it gets punchy when you slam the Rhodes. Combine that with the mild tube midrange overdrive and you have nice control of timbre through your fingers.

mp3 sample of that setup (it's an older recording, the hiss in the piano since has been fixed)