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Instead of Fender amps ....... ?????

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by 83siennateleguy, Jul 31, 2018.

  1. swampyankee

    swampyankee Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    Feb 5, 2015
    Southeastern MA
    The obvious choice for a Fender alternative is a Marshall. But being a single coil - Fender guy from the start, I've never been able to master the whole Humbucker - Marshall sound.

    When I finally broke from the Fender mold, I chose Ampeg. I have a 90s reissue Jet and a 65 Reverberocket, and they seem to add that tonal variety beyond the Fender spectrum. And having awesome tremelo and reverb doesn't hurt either!
     
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  2. colchar

    colchar Friend of Leo's

    I would have to agree since I own an AC15 and a JCM800 (2203)


    Skynyrd did. They used to call them 'Mississippi Marshalls'.
     

  3. j-bro

    j-bro TDPRI Member

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    Oct 22, 2014
    Winchester MA
    Exactly! Dickey Betts played em for a while as well, along with plenty of other greats.
     

  4. Flakey

    Flakey Friend of Leo's

    Get a New Magantone Twilighter (Stereo if possible) and be a happy man for hte rest of your life.
     

  5. Ricky D.

    Ricky D. Poster Extraordinaire

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    Raleigh, North Carolina
    Did you bump your head? Stay with Fender. If you don't, you'll eventually regret it. IMO.
     

  6. Marc Morfei

    Marc Morfei TDPRI Member

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    This thread is great. I think every single amplifier sold on planet earth has been recommended.
     

  7. colchar

    colchar Friend of Leo's


    I've never known Dickey to use them. He always played Marshalls - 100 watters so that he could stay clean while at the same volume as Duane, and then 50 watters once Duane passed away and with his solo band. He also uses a Pro Jr. for recording when he doesn't want to haul around his Marshalls. But I've never heard of him using a Peavey.
     

  8. colchar

    colchar Friend of Leo's


    Keeping a Fender is fine, nut other flavours can be added as well.
     
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  9. j-bro

    j-bro TDPRI Member

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    Oct 22, 2014
    Winchester MA
    With Great Southern:

     
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  10. fatcat

    fatcat Friend of Leo's

    Jul 6, 2010
    Very Deep South
    I bet that I could set up a Tele and an ac30 and fit right into almost any style of music.
     
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  11. Paul Jenkin

    Paul Jenkin Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Aug 17, 2017
    Essex, UK
    Agreed. I've got a Maz 18 Junior and a Brake Lite attenuator fitted. I like it because you get lovely cleans out of it and it'll also get down and dirty of required. As a non-gigging, bedroom-based learner, it's everything I'll probably ever need.
     
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  12. gkterry

    gkterry Tele-Meister

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    I have a Supro Comet which works nicely with Teles. I would also recommend Vox amps too. Chime & a Tele go together quite well.
     

  13. beachbreak

    beachbreak TDPRI Member

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    Florida
    Peavey + compression was a staple of Nashville Tele players for years.
     

  14. Owenmoney

    Owenmoney Tele-Holic

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    Oct 20, 2012
    Oley Pa
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    This is my Mesa Express Plus 5:50 with my Baja Tele. It will do everything from fender blackface cleans to crunchy Marshall, to close to rectifier metal tones, great with teles, strats, les Paul’s and prs.
    From jazz tones to burning raunch. 5, 25, and 50 watt settings. Just a beautiful all around amp.
     

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  15. savofenno

    savofenno Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 16, 2010
    Sweden

    My Ampeg GVT52-212 got really satisfying and tuneful after i swapped V1 tube to TAD 7025 and one of it`s stock Celestion 70/80 speakers to a bright Jensen P12R. Celestion is normally very bassy and closed sounding, but the Jensen balanced that all beautifully!
    Jensens alone were thin and bass weak, so 2 of them is too much and thin. Strange, P10R is banced sounding by itself...

    If i remember it correctly, it has now tones very similar to Fender Twin, but i played with one last time i 1988. The weight is sure the same, i am sorry to say. My Ampeg seems to have a lot more than 50 watts of power too, in contrary to what stands in specification.
     

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  16. fendrguitplayr

    fendrguitplayr Poster Extraordinaire

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  17. colchar

    colchar Friend of Leo's


    Oh that's cool. First time I have ever seen him with them.
     

  18. Jonnyb73

    Jonnyb73 TDPRI Member

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    Lol , best reply on the thread!
     

  19. Old Tele man

    Old Tele man Friend of Leo's

    May 10, 2017
    Tucson, AZ
    Ampeg
    Sunn
    Plush
    Standel
    Gibson
    MusicMan

    ...and, for EU players
    VOX
    Marshall
    Laney
    Orange
     
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  20. CV Jee Beez

    CV Jee Beez Tele-Meister

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    Nov 24, 2016
    Duarte, CA
    AC30 or any derivative
    Tried a Marshall JMP 78 comobo at GC - Killer
    Emery Sound Super Baby or Stage Baby
    Mesa Boogie Mark IIB
    Milkman
    Germino CL45 / JTM 45 tyle amps

    These are a few that come to mind.
     

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