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Amps Not Used For What They Were Made For

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by JoesTele, Sep 9, 2020.

  1. TigerG

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    I believe that's taking a page from the Richie Blackmore playbook.
     
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    I have used my Genz Benz Shenandoah acoustic amp as a bass amp, mainly because it was a small gig and I was to lazy to bring multiple amps. I actually sounded great and I would do it again
     
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    I thought the second line was; 'you can't ride a bicycle to/Timbuktu' Life is hard'...ad nausaeum...
     
  5. Brian Krashpad

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    Haha, I was going to note that even modern '90s Reverberockets still have one input marked "accordion." At least mine does.

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    I have an old ('69 or older, am told) Sunn 200S bass head. I use it for guitar.

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    Any 2 channel amp, I ONLY use the clean channel.
     
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    I NEVER use reverb, not even on my Twin Reverbs.
     
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    I used to use a disgusting old transistor Peavey amp to hold up a table. It did that job far better than the one it was built for. I had to put a cloth over it to keep me from seeing that pointy Buck Rogers logo. :lol:
     
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    The guitarist from Tool used a Marshall bass amp on the "Undertow" album, which I think was their best album and one of the best examples of menacing Marshall tone. He changed a few capacitor values to accommodate the guitar better, and at the time he said he stored the amp head in a refrigerator.... he claimed that it preserves the vintage electronic components, or some such nonsense.
     
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    Man I bet this sounds good as all heck too, that’s awesome
     
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    I used to plug my Hondo II LP into my parents cassette deck and do the record /pause thing too!
     
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    There have been a lot of studio recordings done on Champs, originally designed to be a Student/Practice amps
     
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    Late to this thread and I'm sure someone already mentioned it.
    Leo Fender's bass amps apparently were intended to actually be bass amps. I suppose some even used um for bass but mostly they're really great guitar amps. Can't think of anyone that uses a Leo era Bassman for bass off the top of my head though.
     
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    Possibly the best new Marshall in years !
     
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    I used to play my fender jazz bass 82 model through a bassman 50watt into a two 15 that a friend of my guitar players left there at his house... loved the punch but the volume sucked as the nights would get louder... just too much overdrive.
     
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    I thought he had an aluminum guitar and that was one of the factors for that completely inhuman sound.

    I really always wondered about that brittle buzz-saw tone. It was reminiscent of Andy Gill's Gang Of Four approach, except it was like Albini was playing through a nuclear reactor. Truly unlike anything I had ever heard. The intro to "Cables" when its just the guitar is phenomenal. You are saying that's an overdriven tape deck? Has to be more to it than that.

     
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    Uh, the first couple of PA gigs I did (author's readings), I used my Alembic F2b into a Marshall 8008 power amp into a Cerwin-Vega 2x12" cabinet.

    FWIW, it's a really good guitar or bass setup too.
     
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