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#1 User is offline   Lawnmowerman 

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Posted 30 May 2015 - 10:42 AM

Is these amps any good? I have a chance to buy one local and it is in pretty good condition. He says it is a 1978 model low serial number. It is loaded with pyle 12 inch drivers. Are they reall made by Gibson?
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#2 User is offline   Grog 

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Posted 31 May 2015 - 08:27 AM

I think Pyle Drivers are for car audio...............
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Posted 31 May 2015 - 11:21 AM

I believe the Lab Series was a Bob Moog design/build.

And yes, Pyle speakers are completely wrong for a guitar amp. "musical Instrument" speakers and "hi-fi" speakers are voiced very differently.
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Posted 01 June 2015 - 08:06 PM

View PostL5Larry, on 31 May 2015 - 11:21 AM, said:

I believe the Lab Series was a Bob Moog design/build.

And yes, Pyle speakers are completely wrong for a guitar amp. "musical Instrument" speakers and "hi-fi" speakers are voiced very differently.


I have read that pyle back in the day made Guitar amp speakers... Derek trucks was suppose to use them a while back..
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Posted 22 September 2016 - 01:31 AM

I have got an L5 from 1984 to 1993 and I was very happy with it.
At that time I used only the lead channel (with the parametric eq) that was really good for warm (also if a transistor amp) and pretty clean sounds.
For the dist/crunch sounds I think it should be better to use another amp.

For a little period (some months in the 1990) I have got two Lab Series an L5 (clean sounds) and a L7 (bigger speakers - lead sounds) and I was almost satisfied; I drive the two amps with a custom switch I made by myself; but I had a lot of noise for my taste, and also the distortion sound was not wonderful!!

I don't know about the speaker you has in yours, but originally mine had two Celestion 12' and they were really good for clean sound.
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Posted 23 September 2016 - 09:45 AM

View Postmpetri, on 22 September 2016 - 01:31 AM, said:

For a little period (some months in the 1990) I have got two Lab Series an L5 (clean sounds) and a L7 (bigger speakers - lead sounds)


Hi, mpetri -

L5: 2x12" CTS speakers, L7: 4x10" CTS. I still have L5s and an L9, which has the stock single EVM15L. [thumbup]
I live on the neck pickup
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