Howdy once again! Last week we began our
exploration of the tonal landscape of the Burriss Royal
Bluesman. This week we get right
down to the nitty-gritty, letting the little blue gal purr through almost every
12-inch model in the WGS line. If you’re
lookin’ for my comments you’ll find them after this here video, enjoy:
All of us present were blown away by the fact that the Royal Bluesman
sounded flat-out fantastic through each and every speaker we tried it through,
something none of us had ever experienced before. Every combination yielded a different sonic
palate, but any one of them could be considered truly exceptional. We Loved, loved, loved the RB with the ET65;
so rich and juicy! In the end, we were
all surprised to feel as though the G12C was the best fit for the little
18-watter. That combo was still nice and
meaty, but had a little more three-dimensional sound, a very pleasing sparkle on
top, and a good amount of clean headroom.
Other speakers that really caught our attention with the Royal Blue were the
Green Beret and Invader, if we were going for a total classic rock crunch,
these would be the top choice. The Green
Beret especially caught the essence of classic rock tones in a very reassuring
way. All in all, though, the Royal
bluesman just rocked our world; this amp takes you by the hand and says "I’m
here for ya friend, you just worry about playing".
Last, I’ve totally gotta give my thanks and props to Brad Sample for once
again taking the time to help out with our little listening tests. Brad’s band, Run With Bulls is heading out on
their first stadium tour, catch them at a show near you!
I leave you with brad’s overall thoughts on the Royal Bluesman. See ya next week tone-junkies of the world!