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  Topic: Looking for a SUPER high headroom clean amp.
Tim Marcus

Replies: 16
Views: 1115

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 11 Oct 2017 11:06 am   Subject: Looking for a SUPER high headroom clean amp.
I can throw a hat into the ring on this one:

https://milkmansound.com/collections/amplifiers/products/700w-bass-half-and-half

this model sounds great with guitar too. The preamp is clean up to a ...
  Topic: Deluxe Reverb reissue reverb fix
Tim Marcus

Replies: 2
Views: 429

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 9 Sep 2017 11:00 am   Subject: Deluxe Reverb reissue reverb fix
the vintage tanks had molex connectors too

Someone down the line probably removed them and soldered to the posts if you see them soldered.

You can do the same with the new tanks if you want to ...
  Topic: Milkman 300W Half and Half Combos are inbound!
Tim Marcus

Replies: 6
Views: 2018

PostForum Section: New Product Announcements   Posted: 18 Jul 2017 10:24 am   Subject: Milkman 300W Half and Half Combos are inbound!
this has the shorter 9" 3 spring tank. Great sounding reverb tank, its a bit smoother overall than the 2 spring 17" tank.
  Topic: Milkman 300W Half and Half Combos are inbound!
Tim Marcus

Replies: 6
Views: 2018

PostForum Section: New Product Announcements   Posted: 17 Jul 2017 11:30 am   Subject: Milkman 300W Half and Half Combos are inbound!
There are a few small differences:

This one can switch from 120V to 240V for global use

I removed the "reverb tone" and replaced it with "Dwell" based on customer feedback. D ...
  Topic: Milkman 300W Half and Half Combos are inbound!
Tim Marcus

Replies: 6
Views: 2018

PostForum Section: New Product Announcements   Posted: 16 Jul 2017 3:35 pm   Subject: Milkman 300W Half and Half Combos are inbound!
thats the DI level control

You can use the XLR output with or without a speaker connected. Thats a studio quality tube preamp with eq and reverb coming out of that balanced output!
  Topic: Milkman 300W Half and Half Combos are inbound!
Tim Marcus

Replies: 6
Views: 2018

PostForum Section: New Product Announcements   Posted: 16 Jul 2017 9:47 am   Subject: Milkman 300W Half and Half Combos are inbound!
The combo version of the new Half and Half is finally here! I will have several in stock ready to ship in August.

We really hit the mark on this one: 25 lbs

Real tube front end: preamp, eq and ...
  Topic: Milkman Half and Half reverb not working.
Tim Marcus

Replies: 28
Views: 2344

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 29 Jun 2017 11:41 am   Subject: Milkman Half and Half reverb not working.
I have a great dealer in Chicago - Chicago Music Exchange. They do repairs there too. I would trust them over anyone else.
  Topic: Milkman Half and Half reverb not working.
Tim Marcus

Replies: 28
Views: 2344

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 29 Jun 2017 10:23 am   Subject: Milkman Half and Half reverb not working.
if you want less reverb recovery, you need to replace the 12AX7 to the left of the little reverb transformer (facing rear) with a 12DW7

leave the 12AT7 in place as the driver.

The 12DW7 has 2 t ...
  Topic: Milkman Half and Half reverb not working.
Tim Marcus

Replies: 28
Views: 2344

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 22 Jun 2017 11:13 am   Subject: Milkman Half and Half reverb not working.
yes, you will need to remove the tank from the bag, which is there to dampen and protect it from anything you might store in the amp (cables, power cable, etc)

Regarding the pig, I have met that pi ...
  Topic: Milkman Half and Half reverb not working.
Tim Marcus

Replies: 28
Views: 2344

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 22 Jun 2017 8:52 am   Subject: Milkman Half and Half reverb not working.
99% of the time reverb goes away because of an issue that is external to the amplifier. Since this post is going to live on the forum forever - here is a troubleshooting and parts list for all Milkman ...
  Topic: Milkman Half and Half reverb not working.
Tim Marcus

Replies: 28
Views: 2344

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 22 Jun 2017 8:25 am   Subject: Milkman Half and Half reverb not working.
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  Topic: New Milkman 12" Speaker
Tim Marcus

Replies: 9
Views: 2835

PostForum Section: New Product Announcements   Posted: 18 Jun 2017 8:53 am   Subject: New Milkman 12" Speaker
yes of course it sounds great with guitar! Milkman amps are used by some of the best guitar and steel guitar players in the world. My speaker, like my amps, is designed to be versatile enough to do ju ...
  Topic: Lots of Electronic Gear choices out there for Steel
Tim Marcus

Replies: 2
Views: 484

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 16 Jun 2017 10:52 am   Subject: Lots of Electronic Gear choices out there for Steel
as a builder of steel guitar equipment, I can say that the instrument is not in decline.

Lots of new young players coming to the instrument, and the choice of equipment gets them very excited.
...
  Topic: New Milkman 12" Speaker
Tim Marcus

Replies: 9
Views: 2835

PostForum Section: New Product Announcements   Posted: 13 Jun 2017 11:23 am   Subject: New Milkman 12" Speaker
Here are the full specs. Enjoy!

http://bb.steelguitarforum.com/userpix1504/5289_Screen_Shot_20170613_at_122212_PM_1.jpg
  Topic: New Milkman 12" Speaker
Tim Marcus

Replies: 9
Views: 2835

PostForum Section: New Product Announcements   Posted: 11 Jun 2017 8:27 am   Subject: New Milkman 12" Speaker
The speaker is very open and natural sounding. People always throw the word JBL around on here when describing steel guitar speakers, but in my experience none of the aforementioned speakers sound any ...
  Topic: 1x12 cab advice
Tim Marcus

Replies: 14
Views: 1617

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 10 Jun 2017 7:14 am   Subject: 1x12 cab advice
oh - and you can email me for price tim at milkmansound.com

I don't want to post price on the forum... but lets say they are more expensive than the Peavey but much less expensive than $1000

als ...
  Topic: 1x12 cab advice
Tim Marcus

Replies: 14
Views: 1617

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 10 Jun 2017 7:11 am   Subject: 1x12 cab advice
I have some in stock in my chocolate finish. These are nice and light, and sound great with a single 12"

they are open back, but deep, so there is a fair amount of bottom

http://bb.steelgu ...
  Topic: New Milkman 12" Speaker
Tim Marcus

Replies: 9
Views: 2835

PostForum Section: New Product Announcements   Posted: 7 Jun 2017 9:44 am   Subject: New Milkman 12" Speaker
here is the speaker in the 85W 1x12 combo:

http://bb.steelguitarforum.com/userpix1504/5289_DSC05350_1.jpg
  Topic: Steel Gear Costs
Tim Marcus

Replies: 46
Views: 5826

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 6 Jun 2017 11:20 am   Subject: Steel Gear Costs
I can give a very simple explanation as to why Milkman amplifiers are expensive:

They are hand made in the USA, using mostly US sourced components:

US made speakers, transformers, wire, capacito ...
  Topic: New Milkman 12" Speaker
Tim Marcus

Replies: 9
Views: 2835

PostForum Section: New Product Announcements   Posted: 6 Jun 2017 10:37 am   Subject: New Milkman 12" Speaker
I have been working closely with Eminence on this rare earth magnet speaker. It is very similar to the amazing EM12 but with a light neo magnet. The speaker is 8ohms, and can handle 250W. There are no ...
  Topic: Sierra Steel Guitars
Tim Marcus

Replies: 108
Views: 23896

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 24 May 2017 7:32 pm   Subject: Sierra Steel Guitars
but what if I already own 5 pedal steels?

I must sell something and get one from Ross - this is exciting! Very Happy
  Topic: Milkman 40 Watt Pedal Steel Mini Amp Open To Trades
Tim Marcus

Replies: 21
Views: 6250

PostForum Section: For Sale: Amps and Accessories   Posted: 19 May 2017 9:50 am   Subject: Milkman 40 Watt Pedal Steel Mini Amp Open To Trades
thats the Ceramic magnet speaker

you should list this on reverb.com I bet it will sell faster there (more 6 string players - they have adopted this amp)

- Tim
  Topic: Milkman 700W Half and Half - in stock
Tim Marcus

Replies: 0
Views: 573

PostForum Section: For Sale: Amps and Accessories   Posted: 19 May 2017 9:04 am   Subject: Milkman 700W Half and Half - in stock
I have a few of the 700W Half and Half in stock, ready to ship:

http://bb.steelguitarforum.com/userpix1504/5289_700W_Black_Front_1.jpg
http://bb.steelguitarforum.com/userpix1504/5289_700W_Rear_1.j ...
  Topic: The new 300W Half and Half is here!
Tim Marcus

Replies: 7
Views: 3672

PostForum Section: New Product Announcements   Posted: 19 May 2017 8:53 am   Subject: The new 300W Half and Half is here!
Well, this was a hit - I am sold out!

I should have more available in a few weeks
  Topic: JBL speakers
Tim Marcus

Replies: 9
Views: 1138

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 17 May 2017 3:01 pm   Subject: JBL speakers
look at the spec sheets - its my understanding that the 140 was meant for bass guitar, and does not have the sweet top end that the 130 has
 
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