Amp Variety Is The Spice?

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  1. Larry F

    Larry F Doctor of Teleocity Vendor Member

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    Two, count 'em two Quinn SDQ 15-w combo and head. Custom made by Shad Damron.
    Ceriatone ODS type, 50-w head
    Ceriatone Trainwreck type, 50-w head
    Victoria Bandmaster type
    Cornell Romany Plus

    The twin Quinns are my favorite for everything. Since I have trouble lifting and moving things, I wanted these to be as light as possible. He used aluminum chassis, pine cab, Jensen 12" neo-dym. Each amp weighs 23 lbs, which I can handle. If not, my wife with the thin rich lady arms can actually carry one a ways.

    I play one of the Quinns all day long. After replacing the power switch, which failed after 5-6 years of daily use, I decided to try out just leaving it on all the time. It has been about a year and a half for the one upstairs. If I leave town or something, I'll turn it off. Also, electrical storms cut the power to most of our house on occasion, so the amp will go off, then back on again a few hours later when power restored.

    The Ceriatone ODS type sounds fairly close to the Quinns, insofar as the amp structure is about the same.

    The Ceriatone Trainwreck has a different circuit design that D-types, and has no MV. In fact, minimal controls. I use a Bad Cat attenuator and everything sounds great. It's extremely touch-sensitive and tricky to play for a while. It is all about using the guitar volume control.
     
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    Frodebro Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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  3. muscmp

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    beautiful tele! i don't think i've seen that color. which tele is it?

    play music!
     
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  4. muscmp

    muscmp Tele-Afflicted

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    some of these don't get much usage as they are either too heavy or too loud. not included is a 76 champ and 75 vibrochamp. they do get a lot of usage in a stereo configuration.

    play music! fenderland.jpg
     
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  5. Treynor

    Treynor Tele-Holic Gold Supporter

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    Thanks! That was one of my builds from last fall with a GFS XGP double bound body.
     
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    ah, custom. no wonder i've never seen a fender tele that color. they should!!

    play music!
     
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    That Katana looks pretty sharp on that Mesa cab.
     
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    Beachbum Friend of Leo's

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    Thanks:)
     
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    Forgive my ignorance...


    You keep a tube amp on 24/7??

    Does that not put undue stress on the amp/components/tubes over time?
     
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  10. fasteddie42

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    Yeah that's one of my favorite peices of gear. Everything you need and nothing you don't.

    Those cunucks at radial seem to know what they are doing.l!
     
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    I have several other amps but with all this stuff I figured I might as well put some of them together for a multi amp setup with the ability to combine them via footswitches in various ways.

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    I've posted this elsewhere here but this is the setup:

    Traynor YBA1A and AC30CC2 together with a stereo chorus for dirt.
    Modified Bassman 100 into a 2x12 for clean
    Leslie 16 driven by a Bassman 100

    Combinations:
    Traynor and Vox in stereo alone.
    Traynor and Vox with the Leslie.
    Bassman 100 with the leslie.
    Leslie alone
    Clean rig alone
     
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    schenkadere Friend of Leo's

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    I have 2 amps. A Randall Diavlo RD5C 1x12 and a Roland Cube 40GX. One is a simple 5W tube amp, the other a decent modeling SS amp. Together they cover a ton of tonal ground. Granted, I'm currently noodling at home, but if I had all that gear, I'd find myself tinkering more than playing. You guys have some beautiful gear. Maybe someday my kids will move out and I'll have 2 dimes to rub together. I always have to sell something to fund something...otherwise I feel too guilty, lol.
     
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