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This is the "How Many Amps Do You Own" thread

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by T Prior, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. JeffBlue

    JeffBlue Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 24, 2012
    Southern California
    1968 Fender Silverface Vibro Champ w/10 inch speaker mod
    1969 Fender Silverface Bandmaster Reverb head
    Fender Super Champ X2 head
    Vox Lil' Night Train head
    Trace Elliot Bonneville C50 4X10
    Custom rack mount system Art SGX-2000 Express/Mesa Boogie M190

  2. flinx

    flinx Tele-Meister

    Jul 4, 2010

  3. Tomm Williams

    Tomm Williams Tele-Holic

    Jun 11, 2016
    Pictures, info !!!!!

  4. DavidP

    DavidP Friend of Leo's

    Mar 16, 2003
    Vancouver, BC
    Nope, not gonna divulge that top-level secret -- if I did I'd have to count them...

  5. bigben55

    bigben55 Friend of Leo's

    May 19, 2010
    Cincinnati, OH

    Big amp: 1966 Fender Super Reverb

    Smaller amp: Dr. Z Z28 1x12 combo with the Z Brake Lite

    Band practice amp: Redstripe Peavey Bandit

    I can't see "needing" any others. Wanting, that's a different story.
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  6. Pappy Yokum

    Pappy Yokum Tele-Meister

    Dec 12, 2017
    Chincoteague, VA

    I'll "2nd" you on that Carlsbro 50-TOP.
    I have one, also. Total Marshall Plexi killer. Greatest "sleeper" amp out there.

    ~ Pappy ~
    former community organizer
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  7. dsutton24

    dsutton24 Poster Extraordinaire Gold Supporter

    Dec 29, 2010
    I think I currently have eleven amps, I have them because I have them. There's no rationale other than see amp, like amp, can afford amp, buy amp. The amp that gets the most use is a Roland Cube. The others range from a Greta to a Sovetek Bassanov.

  8. Hello, My name is tweedman and I'm an ampoholic.

    I'm sure I'm going to miss some and I'm not going to get into the ones long gone.

    '71 SLP because it's the standard
    45 JTMRI because it's the standard
    Class 5 modded because it's my mini version of the first two.
    micro because it's cute.

    5F1 Champ clone because I've sold my original
    5E3 Deluxe clone because I've sold my original
    '72 Vibro Champ because I like SE amps and tremolo
    '72 Princeton Reverb because I like Tremolo and Reverb
    '95 Custom Vibroluxe Reverb because I like a little bigger Tremolo and Reverb
    '66 Bassman because it doesn't get much better than this
    '72 Twin Reverb because it is the definition of Clean Tremolo and Reverb

    Crate Vintage Club 3112 because believe it or not it sounds great

    Family Marshall-Lester.jpg IMG_1695.JPG

  9. Doug 54

    Doug 54 Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Dec 12, 2004
    SS: one 8" speaker, one 12"
    Tube: 10" speaker


  10. ebb soul

    ebb soul Poster Extraordinaire

    Jun 7, 2016
    Smyrna georgia
    Gk rb200
    Vox ac4c1 10"
    Vox ac4c1 12"
    Traynor darkhorse
    Fishhman loudbox

  11. dogmeat

    dogmeat Tele-Meister

    Oct 12, 2017
    I'm down to 5 but that don't count 2 I need to fix. uhhhh.... and at least one more I need to build

  12. jimytheassassin

    jimytheassassin TDPRI Member

    Apr 29, 2016
    Oneida, NY
    I've spoken with a former employee and learned much of the story here. The 50Top and 50Top EVO drew significant interest, as did the 59 spirit and the NuTone amp. There was a lot of buzz within the company about these amps too, but it wasn't shared throughout and the company became split about what direction to go (rebuild the U.K. Heritage the company was founded on, or compete with cheaper products and move production to china). Unfortunately Carlsbro was already financially in trouble in 2003 and it didn't become just how truly futile their situation was until 2008 when they went under "administration" (markets crashing worldwide was the final death blow). This is the simple explanation of what happened and what went wrong. The story of bad decisions goes back much further but hind sight is 20/20.

    In retrospect, I think they also fell victim to their own marketing, or lack of focus due to the split within. Carlsbro is still hardly known in the USA and they had an opportunity to pretend they never made budget solid state amps and PA equipment. They could have forged a more Boutique image and reconnected with the heritage that the company was founded upon. But things were changing globally, and you're probably right that the downward trend in watts had already begun. Too little too late... probably. I suppose many reasons could be imagined. Their ultimate demise was truly disappointing to many devoted employees and fans.

    To be honest, I had never heard of Carlsbro until I stumbled upon the 59 spirit last year and rediscovered it's roots. I'm a fan now though. This and the 50 Top are flat out amazing.

  13. jimytheassassin

    jimytheassassin TDPRI Member

    Apr 29, 2016
    Oneida, NY
    I agree! Is yours an original or a reissue? Pics ?

  14. Rick330man

    Rick330man Tele-Holic

    Jan 9, 2011
    Florida Keys
    Since my wife's a lawyer, I fear the repercussions of her discovering my post. Can I plead the 5th?

    (1) Sunn T50C; (2) Fender Hot Rod Deluxe; (3) Crate BV120 head; (4) B52 AT-100 head; (5) Blackheart Handsome Devil 15 watt head; (6) Blackheart Little Giant 5 watt head; (6) Crate Vintage Club 50 head; (7) Jet City 5 watt Pico Valve; (8) Epiphone Galaxie 25; (9) Epiphone Galaxie 10; (10) Bugera V55 head; (11) Pignose G40...

    I'm sure I forgot something.
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  15. btheblue

    btheblue TDPRI Member

    Jul 9, 2017
    66 Bandmaster
    Valve Jr upgraged
    Early 60's Harmony H400

  16. btheblue

    btheblue TDPRI Member

    Jul 9, 2017
    AlbertaGriff and 24 track like this.

  17. rob2

    rob2 Tele-Meister

    Apr 25, 2009
    ...another Bandmaster here,right after you!....five amps;
    three working...
    Mid-60's Bandmaster
    '74 Marshall Treble and Bass
    Mid-60's Selmer Treble'n'Bass
    through Marshall 4x12's
    two non-working but kept for old times sake...
    HH VS Musician Head
    Marlboro G50R 2x10 combo,'77
    ...there's nothing much wrong with them,keep saying I'll get them looked at soon....
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  18. Pappy Yokum

    Pappy Yokum Tele-Meister

    Dec 12, 2017
    Chincoteague, VA
    It's original, and "near mint". Has the color-dotted control knobs.
    I had two, believe-it-or-not. Acquired at the Bee3Vintage "Fall Philly" guitar show a decade ago. Literally, "for a song" ( $$ ).
    Jaw-dropping tones, no matter what guitar I play through it. Compared it to a friend's vintage Marshall Plexi. He walked away muttering to himself.

    No pics right now. Maybe (?) soon. I just moved (again o_O!). The amps (most of them, save for a Lab-Series L5, which is the most versatile one, including for electro-acoustic stringed-instruments) ... are in storage.

    ~ Pappy ~
    deplorable picker :cool:
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  19. theripper

    theripper TDPRI Member

    Nov 11, 2017
    Hauntingmidsville, Illinois
    Ampeg rocket 2, Mesa dual rectifier tremoverb, Friedman runt 20, Fender DRRI, Blackstar 20 watt. So like 5

  20. stephent2

    stephent2 Poster Extraordinaire

    Jun 22, 2003

    Schertler Jam 400, best acoustic amp of many I've owned.

    Goodsell Super 17 MkIV" (2xEL84s) w/ Eminence 1258 12" ceramic in Gold Sparkle (deluxe size cab) is the gig amp for electrics

    Goodsell V6 (2x6V6s) w/ WGS Black and Blue alnico 12" in vox Fawn (deluxe size cab), I have this in my home studio

    In Production: Goodsell Prototype in princeton style lacquered tweed cab, single ended Class A w/ 6550 power tube and 2x8 WGS G8Cs, will be around 17-19w a/ SS rectifier and a 0B3 gas voltage regulator.

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