Amp Variety Is The Spice?

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  1. Treynor

    Treynor Tele-Holic Gold Supporter

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    Gotta plug our electric guit-fiddles into something. So what is amplifying yours? Here are the ones I currently own. Love em' all!

    Monoprice 5W with Warehouse G8C speaker

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    Revival 8E1 12" Combo

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    Blues Cube Hot Boss Drive Special; Supro TremoVerb (Still my #1)

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    PRS Dallas 50 Combo

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    Fender Pro Junior IV

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    Marshall Origin 20 Combo

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    beyer160 Friend of Leo's

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    When I switched from bass to guitar full time, I developed a plan- I decided I wanted three amps. One loud “gig” amp, one low watt “recording” amp, and one small solid state practice amp.

    It was a good plan, but I utterly failed- I now own seven combo amps and a head. Oops.
     
  3. TelePunkJCM

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    I have two sounds. JCM800 and Fender. That’s enough for anything I do on stage or at home.
     
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  4. Paul in Colorado

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    I have a few I need to sell as I don't use them anymore...

    Fender Dual Showman Reverb ('69)
    Fender Bandmaster Reverb ('68)
    Traynor Bassmaster YBA-2 ('72)
    Rivera S120-210 (Stereo power section each feeding a 10" speaker)
    Vox AC-15 TBX ('99)
    Mesa Boogie Studio .20 +
    Mesa Boogie MK I RI (1990)
    Peavey Backsatge Plus ('80's)
    Silvertone "Champ" (1952)

    I have two 2 x 12" cabs for the Fenders and a 1 x 12" for the Traynor.

    And what am I playing through the most right now? A DigiTech RM 360 modeling peedal.
     
  5. Treynor

    Treynor Tele-Holic Gold Supporter

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    Nice tribe there!
     
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    I little variety is excellent.....


    Orange AD5
    Orange AD15
    Orange R30
    Orange RV50.


    :D

    It may not sound like it, but that's a lot of variety indeed.....

    I also have a Genz Benz Black Pearl 30.
    To add variety to my variety...... ;)
     
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    Yeah that's it variety! I don't really have a problem.
     
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    I only play at home at the moment and i alternate between an Juketone (Chinese made ,English retailer) 5f1 clone and PRRI . Anyone able to inform me of a decent ABY pedal to run them in stereo?
    They`re on opposite sides of the room with me in the middle
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    Oh yeah i got a Bugera v55 combo too ,which i might sell
     
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    Street cube
    I like my spices...
     
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    I take a minimalist approach ........
    one guitar amp, one bass amp, one acoustic amp

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    Perfect.

    I'm pretty much the same. Gimme Blackface Fender cleans with drippy surfy reverb and tremolo, or full raging vintage Marshall. That covers everything I ever want to do.
     
  16. tfarny

    tfarny Friend of Leo's

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    You guys...
    Ceriatone Ultra Champ (souped up BF vibrochamp clone)
    Katana 100 (recabbed)
    Roland Blues Cube Stage
    Yamaha THR10
    In other words, nothing fancy, nothing I can't carry with one hand, lots of good sounds. I do need one more though!
     
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    Given your symptoms, I prescribe a 1969 Princeton Reverb + a high-grade pro tune-up.


    [aside: that's a 50-year-old amp now?!?!?!!!!!!!]
     
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  18. jrblue

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    Not for me. I own 4 amps but play one unless circumstances (venue size) require a switch. I want to learn to play my guitar through a signal chain that is secondary to what my ears, head, and hands are doing. I don't need, and don't want, amp choice to be an ongoing variable in my music. Even the pros who record different tunes with different amps are largely doing so because an engineer is making those swaps, not because the player is concerned with doing so. I know that some people get inspiration and interest out of changing stuff around; I'm just not one of them. I'm happy to do it -- I just don't bother putting my effort in that place.
     
  19. Milspec

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    Too damn many really. I kept exploring different amps hoping to find the perfect set-up, but I ended up with a room full of great amps and no time to play them all.

    Here is my rig rundown:

    '64 Bandmaster modded to quad 6v6 tubes
    '64 Bassman
    '79 Twin Reverb
    '49 Epiphone Century
    '94 Blues Jr. highly modded
    2013 Fralin VVT Combo
    2015 Victoria 5112 Tweed Champ
    Carl's Custom Brown Princeton Head clone
    Gawd Aweful Epiphone Electar combo
    Yamaha THR10
    Fishman LB Mini
    '66 Princeton

    (I have hoarder issues with amps)
     
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    Ain't got much to bring to the table here.....for sheer "variety," I have my Tweaker head, have a grab and go one trickmpony Epi Valve Jr, and a Fender Rumble 25 for SS clean on guitar and occasional forays into bass "playing," which is less like being a bassist and mostly a guitar player fumbling around on a bass. I can fake it, but....a bassist I am not!!! The Tweaker is pretty damn versatile, and I think my tonal bases are pretty well covered guitar-wise for my "needs" (I am not a paid performer)…..my gas is satisfied......FOR NOW!!!
     
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