From RMyer–(at)–olbio.uoregon.edu Thu Aug 18 17:05:03 CDT 1994
Article: 22485 of alt.guitar
From: RMyer–(at)–olbio.uoregon.edu (Rik Myers)
Subject: REVIEW: Hi-Mu 5.5 Combo
Date: 18 Aug 1994 01:19:13 GMT
Organization: Institute of Molecular Biology, U of Oregon
As promised (looong ago), a review of the Hi-Mu combo amp.
I received my Hi-Mu 5.5 combo amp in mid-December, right on
schedule. Barry did a nice job putting it together, very professional.
Looks better in person than in the crummy GP photo. Basically, its a
Fender champ with a fancy preamp.
I asked for the combo with several options: post-transformer direct
recording output with speaker simulator, tube-driven effects loop, tone
defeat switch, and 25 W Celestian Greenback in place of the standard
Eminence speaker. I received all that plus some extras: the effects loop
usually only has a variable send, mine has variable send and receive (back
panel real estate is scarce with all the extras, so the effects return
level was placed to the side, immediately above the Hi/Lo bias switch.
Also Barry stuck a little toggle way under the amp that alters the feedback
(damping) network. In one toggle position, the circuit is in Barry