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Which Mack amp is right for me? by Mind Map: Which Mack amp is right for me?
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Which Mack amp is right for me?

Venue

Jamming

No drummer?, HS-18 and SR-15 will work well, but may be overpowering

Drummer, Loud? HS-18 or SR-15, Reasonable volume? HS-18 or SR-15, Jam with your gigging amp DB-40

Gigging

FYI: find out how much guitar amp power you really need. SEE FAQS

Large Venue, Perfect stage amp? Atomsmasher DB-40, Amp Mic'ed, Any of our amps will work, but most customers choose the HS-18 or SR-15., Not Mic'ed, I like my amp to add some overdrive to my tone. HS-18 or SR-15!, Need lots of cleans like a 'Twin'? Not as much as a Twin, but the Atomsmasher DB-40 has lots of clean headroom and gets nasty when you want it to!

Medium Venue, HS-18 or SR-15

Small Venue, Full band? HS-18 or SR-15

Music

Rock

Warm, lush overdrive (Fender + Vox) SR-15

Aggressive overdrive (Marshall + Vox) HS-18

Incredible overdrive and lots of clean headroom Atomsmasher DB-40

Blues

Any Mack Amp! -SRV tone - HS-18 -Humbucker at edge of overdrive - SR-15 -Roy Buchanan, Buddy Guy, etc. - HS-18.   -Robben Ford - SR-15 -Gary Moore - DB-40

Country

Maximum twang? HS-18

Warm and balanced? SR-15

Lots - I need cleans like a 'Twin'. Atomsmasher DB-40 has lots of clean headroom and gets nasty when you want it to!

Jazz

Jazz players use the SR-15 set clean for its balance, warmth and bigger bass.

Metal

HS-18 and a pedal = monster metal tone! Adding power tube distortion to a great pedal metal tone = HUGE! The new Atomsmasher DB-40 adds another dimension of power and chunk - throw that pedal in front and have fudn!

Pickups

Single coil

Chimey cleans and aggressive overdrive - HS-18

Warm, balanced cleans and overdrive - SR-15

Best of all worlds Atomsmasher DB-40

Humbucker

Aggressive upper-mids, tight bottom - HS-18

Lush overdrive, thick distortion - SR-15

Soaring sustain and layered harmonics DB-40

Pedals

All Mack amps are pedal friendly. No preamp distortion, no tone sucking traditional tone controls. Tone is pure through to the power tubes. You hear what your guitar sounds like - and what your pedals sound like!!

Tone

Clean

Chime and cluck? HS-18

Warm and lush? SR-15

Warm, lush and powerful? Atomsmasher DB-40

Overdrive

Balanced? (Fender + Vox) SR-15

Aggressive? (Marshall + Vox) HS-18

Aggresive and powerful? Atomsmasher DB-40