All I needed was a big, loud Fender clean sound.

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  1. Commodore 64

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    I think it's funny that so many of you think that someone who likes distortion only likes it because they are hiding the fact they can't play very well. Oh yeah, you clean players are SOOOOOOOOO much more technically proficient. And only technically proficient people play clean.

    I bet you go to dive bars and listen for people's mistakes so you can feel better about your living room, note-for-note, tablature-perfect recitals.

    (OK that was over the top ;) :D:D:D:D ).

    Also, does anyone else think a Princeton 90 doesn't qualify as a "Big Loud Fender Clean" amp? At least make it a a Frontman 212R, if you wanna call it Big, Loud, and Clean. :p
     
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    Worse yet... Ms. darkwaters would disapprove of this message.
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    Yeah, I'm going deaf too. :)
     
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    I don't disagree with your dislike for dirt pedals. I'm re-exploring them now, having preferred for a long time guitar --> amp, Fenders and Marshalls. We'll see how it goes I guess. But I can very much get along without any pedals. Just seeing if I can add some versatility to my amps right now with some pedals.
     
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    Or a Dual Showman Reverb...
     
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    Now if I could only find a gig with a room big enough to play them in!
     
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    Your name wouldn't be Junior Brown now would it?????
     
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    My Roland Cube 80 does it for me...no snobbery here.
     
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    'Zactly! I say go Ukulele from now on!
     
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    well . . .

     
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    Oddly, my neighbors do not complain even though I have my SR up to about 6-7 sometimes, pointed away from me of course :p. I got a deluxe memory man clone the other day and put the feedback up too high, I am sure there were quite a few people who lost hearing for a while. I would gladly apologize for that mistake, but not for being loud in general. I live in China. People are constantly remodeling their houses and all you hear is drilling and banging.

    I remember when I got my first super reverb, lovely '67/8 silver face. I grew up in the US in a rural area but lived in a single story apartment most my childhood, so at that time could not open it up. Neighbors would have freaked out and I would have been in trouble (was a teenager at the time). Luckily, my mom worked graveyard at the bank and her office was in the basement of a large building. I do not know how to explain this, but in the basement there was a large door (not to be opened ;)) that lead into a tunnel system connecting several other important buildings. Well, that is when my super reverb got to go to 10. I would not recommend it, but it was fun.
     
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    Yeah, Dual Showman w/ JBLs.
    If you needed more than that it was time for a multi-amp lashup.
    Thankfully such overkill, for me, is in the distant past.
     
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    What he said. Amazing whats already in the amp when you let em roar. Oh...and gain control....there is that nob on the guitar.

    I think pedals were created for guys who, for one reason or another couldnt, or didnt want to let their amps loose.

    I play loud. Sorry, not sorry.
     
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    For me,....a Tele through a... Mid 60'S FENDER Black Face DELUXE REVERB........
     
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    OMG, that's a HUUUUUUUUUUUGE Big Fender Clean. And it's from the 60s. OMG Blackface? Can we see pics please?
     
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    My band was a nine piece soul cover band. The big clean BF sound was perfect there. Many thanks to Leo for getting it just right for me.
     
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    Probably also the way you played, like a lot of soul stuff is up on the top three strings and out of the bass player's way.
     
  18. Tony474

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    Oh, yes indeedy!! Massively expensive here in England, but I don’t begrudge a penny of the price I paid. That said, it’s too nice to take to some of the dodgy places I used to play before the lockdown, so I manage to achieve a great deal of the same character from a 1985 Sessionette 75 with the 2012 “RetroTone” mods in the output stage. You won’t find one in the USA. Yes, solid state (horrors!) but it sounds superb.
     
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    Sadly, I don't have my original Tele anymore and I never could afford a Blackface Deluxe Reverb, especially back in the 60's when I was a teen. But I played through a few back then and it was the sound I always wanted and loved.
     
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    After having a Twin Reverb and a couple of Bassmans, when playing clean I use THIS.... 70€ second hand


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    The Drive channel is the second worst ever after the Peavey bandit but cleans are NICE
     
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