Amp with the most Controls?

micpoc

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This one seems "feature-rich"...

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My old Supro 1606 has one control. A knob that turns it on and adjusts volume. Actually it’s a gain knob as well; past about 6 the amp doesn’t get any louder, just more breakup.
 

Axis29

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The "Amp with the most Tubes?" thread by @Axis29 got me thinking.

What amp has the most external controls on it?
What amp has the least controls?

I'm counting every switch (toggle, rocker, rotary, button), slider and pot visible without going inside the amp. For amp, I'm including anything you plug a guitar (or bass) into that drives speakers or headphones.

My amp with the highest number of controls isn't too surprising: the Mesa Mark V with 58 controls.
My amp with the lowest number of controls is my Rockman X100 with 5 controls.
The mean average of controls on my amps is: 16.82

How about you?

LOL

I had a Mesa Mk IV back in the day... It had three channels, reverb, master volume, 3 band eq knobs and a 5-band graphic EQ, triode/pentode/ and about a million other knobs and switches...

Front (not my photo):
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Back (also, not my photo):
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And, yeah, it also weighed a metric ton... 1 lb per watt, actually. It was 85 watts.
 

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My minimal rig is a Fender Greta with 1 volume, 1 tone, 2 inputs, 1 speaker out and a power toggle.

My Bandit has the most, but I’m not going to count them!
 




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