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Whats your favorite tube amp to play on?

Discussion in 'Glowing Bottle Tube Amp Forum' started by Strato50, Nov 26, 2017.

  1. atomrxn

    atomrxn TDPRI Member

    Mar 9, 2017

    That is the tone.
  2. rburd2

    rburd2 Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 13, 2016
    Georgia, US
    I have a Crate V32 Palomino (GC Exclusive from years ago; 30 watt EL84 1x12 combo from years ago) that sounds like God when it works right. That thing, when right, is perfect.

    But I would rather use my Mustang III. Yeah, I mean it. WAY more reliable.
  3. DonM

    DonM Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Apr 21, 2016
    This one, because it's the only one I have.

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  4. Mr_Martin

    Mr_Martin Tele-Holic

    Sep 21, 2009
    Cologne, Germany
    My 1987 Marshall Silver Jubilee Mini-Halfstack 2553 Head (50 Watts) + 2x12 Cab

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  5. noah330

    noah330 Friend of Leo's

    Feb 10, 2009
  6. kookaburra

    kookaburra Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 11, 2012
    Madison, WI, USA
    My favorite has to be my Avatar 45 into Avatar 2x10 Greenback 10 loaded cabs. Usually straight in, but I've a Analogman Beano Boost if I want to do a hot rodded early 70s metal face vibe.

    That is a very recent purchase. Historically, it probably was an early JCM 800 into a 4x12.
  7. dkevin

    dkevin Tele-Meister

    Mar 13, 2011
    Seattle, WA
    It seems my most favorite amp to play on is the one I'm plugged into at the time....
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  8. Wyzsard

    Wyzsard Friend of Leo's

    Jun 22, 2009
    Falls City
    Hard to pick between these two..

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  9. kookaburra

    kookaburra Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 11, 2012
    Madison, WI, USA
    I should add that if I'm sitting down, it would be a Twin. Great sounding, and perfect for sitting on. A Twin has actually doubled as furniture at on point of my life.
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  10. bbetancourt

    bbetancourt TDPRI Member

    Nov 9, 2017
    Bavaria, Germany
    Tubemeister 18 into one of my homebuilt cabinets: 1x12" or 1x8"
  11. BigAshTelecaster

    BigAshTelecaster TDPRI Member

    Dec 8, 2017
    My Carr Sportsman. It's like a combo between a PR and a DR. And when you crank the gain and mids, you get a great tweed / semi-Marshallesque drive.

    Attached Files:

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  12. CV Jee Beez

    CV Jee Beez Tele-Meister

    Nov 24, 2016
    Duarte, CA
    My Holland Gibb Droll, my 60's AC30, or my friends Emery Super Baby.
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  13. moosie

    moosie Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Jul 18, 2010
    Western Connecticut
    71 Super with CTS alnicos

    69 Twin with any speakers :)
  14. ecosse

    ecosse Tele-Meister

    Jul 24, 2011
    Nova Scotia, Canada
    Hard to dislike a twin:

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  15. Quinn23

    Quinn23 Tele-Meister

    Mar 5, 2017
    Somerset England
    Maan. That looks lush.

    My one and only re-capped SF PR. Just recently got a greenback G12, it's in an extention cab tho, as it hasn't enough holes in the chassis yet to mount in the cab, which currently has two EV speakers of unknown model number.. I'll peob have a G12 EV combo, as it does sound extremely gorgeous right now.
  16. NJ Deadhead

    NJ Deadhead Tele-Meister

    Jan 25, 2017
    Greenville, SC
    Fender Greta. It's amazing what you can do with one of these little guys, especially through a decent cab. I gig with a Hot Rod Deville 4x10, but I never play that in the house, which is where most of my playing is done these days.
  17. Guitarteach

    Guitarteach Poster Extraordinaire

    Aug 6, 2014
    Until recently I’d have said any Mark Boogie up to a MK4

    But I’m rediscovering my love of the ‘79 JMP circuit in a 50w 2x12”. That is about as good as it gets and spits fire with a tele.
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  18. Guitaryellow

    Guitaryellow Tele-Meister

    Dec 22, 2017
  19. MilwMark

    MilwMark Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

    Apr 29, 2013
    near Arnold's
    If I'm honest, the only tube amp that ever kept me reasonably happy live was my Ceriatone lunchbox Dumble clone. Say what you will about Dumble but he did some things to the Fender circuit that made it much more useful and useable for meat and potatoes live work, ironically. More useful than any classic Fender, Vox, Ampeg, Orange or Marshall I tried (and I tried more than a few). I foolishly sold it, moving on to other TUUB amps that made me much less happy. @noah330, if that is your Dumble, I am supremely jealous. Nice!

    But my Jazz Chorus 40 makes me way happier than even the Ceriatone. By a large margin. All's well that ends well.
  20. twobuckchuck

    twobuckchuck Tele-Meister

    Oct 21, 2015
    I was playing on a Mesa Boogie Mark V:35 for a while. But after years of previously owning a Deluxe reverb, and recently playing through or backlining my last dozen gigs with touring acts asking or bringing a deluxe every time, I just decided to go back to my Fenders and get rid of everything else except a couple SS amps for venues with bad electricity. To me, Deluxes are the SM57 of Amps. Everyone should know how to use one and know what it’ll sound like (As they’re found in so many clubs across the country). And as I got older the less I cared about unique amps and stuff and just want to focus on playing my guitar.
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2018
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