If the Earmax is anything like the MGHead then I guess it would be OK but I've really no idea as I've no experience with the MGHead. If you think they are similar and in your opinion the Earmax is a bit or a whole lot better than the MGHead, then it would be a pretty safe bet. The Headmaster presents a totally different sound from both the Earmax and MGHead. One which is brighter (although this is debatable) and is more picky about its source partner. Partner it with a bright source and that's what you'll get. Partner with a warm and dark source, that's what you'll get too. SumB wasn't kidding when he says that the Headmaster will extract the most detail from the source. It is not forgiving of bad sources and plays it like it is. If you can live with lesser details and like a tubey sound without having a tubey player, then best if you stick to a tube amp. The only way to really know is to audition, audition, audition. If it helps, I'm known to like a bright sound (not too bright!) but I don't tolerate harshness. A warm sound is also welcomed but not a dark one. Your preferences may differ.
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7/9/01 at 3:47am