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Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by KingRazor, Mar 25, 2016.
Will own a JC120. Amazing cleans.
I think PolyTone amps were Solid State.
Steel players fortunate enough to own a Webb Steel Guitar Amp have acknowledged during the past 25 years that it is the finest performing amplifier for our instrument.
Henrickson jazz amp.....Session BluesBaby 22......Vox Pathfinder......
As mentioned above many jazz players use solid state and there are a number of dedicated solid state jazz amps.....also the original Award-Session amps sold in great numbers and have quite a following while the cheap as chips Vox Pathfinder receives big love
the world over.
I have a Fender Studio 85 from the 80's that I installed a Hellatone 12' speaker, and it sounds great! Especially with pedals!
Clear, clean and loud as a bell!
Can certainly speak for the Vox Pathfinder as many already have.
Check out this thread. There are some cool vintage ss amps. Interesting to note the old Yamaha G100 series used the same 4558 chip as the tube screamer. I was told once (by a repairman - not a particularly reliable fellow) that my G100-212 was worth more parted out for the chips...
The Kustom Arrow series believe it or not has a really cool clean sound.
Much easier to find bargains in ss.
I know it's contrary to popular use, but I have given up my classic tube amps in favor of a Peavey Nashville 1000, a Kustom Arrow 16 and a very cheep Fender FM212 (which is not so reliable, but nobody in their right mind would steal it...).
With the right pedals I found I could exactly duplicate my Deluxe reverb and my old Super Reverb, so I sold them. The trick is a signal splitter like the Wounded Paw unit, then blend in the tiniest bit of distortion to sparkle up the signal. The Voodoo lab Sparkle drive also does this, but you don't have as much control over the distorted path.
I have owned a couple of the old Yamaha G series SS amps, they are good sounding amps.
Had and sold a couple LAB SS amps, very good sounding, unfortunately also very heavy!
I owned an older Carvin SX SS amp that had a very good clean tone.
Fender Deluxe 112 SS amp has a great clean tone and good reverb.
Older USA made Peavey SS amps, Bandit, Studio Pro, Backstage 50, Special, Renown, their steel guitar amps.
Since no one mentioned it...
The first I thought of was a Roland Jazz Chorus (the different JC-models) as others have stated earlier in the thread. Not only great for guitars, but also for electric pianos like a Fender Rhodes.
I once drove from Granby, Connecticut to Mansfield, Ohio to pick up a mint Evans JE-200... professional quality jazz and steel amp. And I once had a guy drive in from Cape Cod on a Friday afternoon to pick up a Quilter Aviator head from me. Another professional quality all around SS amp. (I still have a Quilter 101 mini that I will not sell).
I have a Dean Markely K50 from the 80's it only 35 watt practice amp. The is still quiet, has reverb and the controls are easy to get to.
I had one of those. I liked it a lot. One day I went in the bedroom and smoke was coming out of the input jack. I think the transformer got fried. Stunk like something awful...
Jazzer dream amps
I had a 50watt Crate with twin 10" Celestions that was great. Had Reverb, Chorus, effects loop and a "dirt" button.
I had no problems getting what I paid for mine new when I sold it. When I bought it I had to wait several months.
I thought that the british sessionettes are sought after too, but there was zero interest in mine.
Both the polytone are nice amps, but in the band we found out "scientificely" that the bass player's humble blues junior sounds better. ;-)
IMHO this was the Epitome of the Solid State amp.
Sunn Colisem Lead.
Clapton used them for the 1970 Derek and the Dominoes Filmore concert, and Jeff Beck, John McLaughlin have also used them.
I got 1 1970 with 8 x 12 JBL D120S, and still have the amp/speakers, but the speakers are in other boxes, and I rarely use the amp anymore. Its a bit noisey, but for a solid state amplifier I don't think there ever was a better 1 made.
Why Does Love Got to Be So Sad ? 1 of his best live sounds ever.
I bought one of these groovy little amps about a year ago. Not sure if they're sought after, but it sounds amazingly good for a birth-year amp:
You know its gonna be a good show when the drummer has a giant Gong as part of his kit!
Haven't seen any GK love here, 250ML, my 1st amp, setting on a stereo 4x12, I was a rock star with this baby.