Can you talk me out of buying a Quilter Head?

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  1. Bob M

    Bob M Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

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    Looking at the Quilter 101 Reverb as a grab and go head. I have a bunch of cabinets so I'm looking for simplicity. I have vintage stuff and no experience with this except decent review I see. The price is OK at $399 new. Looking for clean (country band). What do you say?
     
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    I say consider DV Mark options, too.
     
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    Recce Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    This is the wrong group to talk you out of things. Does it work for you? Well then.....
     
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    I played with a classic country band and the lead guitarist played a quilter 101 reverb head, got a pretty nice clean tone.
     
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    Quilter is a ridiculous name. If people see you playing a Quilter amp they will think you are ridiculous too and laugh at you. Pretty soon no one will come to hear you play. You will go broke and find yourself wallowing in a filthy gutter in a bad neighborhood of Boston.

    Are you convinced?
     
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    davidge1 Friend of Leo's

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    Not to mention all the chicks that you won't get.
     
  7. Bob M

    Bob M Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

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    Wow-I never thought of that. But you have a point-Bandmaster or Showman are much more suitable...
     
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    No not happing. ;):lol:
     
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    If you like SS amps, Quilter is the best of the them.

    However, for me, Quilter still sounds SS to my ears
     
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    Singin' Dave Friend of Leo's

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    Lead guitarist in my country band has a Quilter head as a backup to his Dr. Z stuff. Sounds great!

    I'd recommend bringing one of your favorite smaller cabs to a shop that sell's them and you be the judge!
     
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    I love my Quilter head (an Aviator). Sold all of my tube amps except one little 5-watter I built myself. I do use an always-on pedal or two to get me to that edge of breakup grit at low volumes.
     
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    Pffft...fuggedaboutit.

    Just buy it. Be happy. Live your life. Who cares what anyone thinks!:D
     
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    Now you're talkin'. Chicks dig guys toting big Fender iron. Makes your biceps pop.
     
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    Buy it- even if only for a backup when your tube amp ****s the bed. They sound great.
     
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    I went with the Mark DV GH little 250

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    Though I should be a fan, I’m not.
    I’ve tried three, and tried to gig with one, I did not bond.
    They sound better than a ZT Lunchbox, they do not sound as good (to me) as any Roland Cube, Boss Katana or Tech 21 Trademark.
    For lack of a better term, they sound “digital” to me.
    I’m a Roland product believer.
     
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    Also you will get turned down from auditions because people will think you are looking to join a crafting group...
     
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    I’m a huge fan of lightweight Class D guitar amps. I haven’t been able to get along with Quilters. I love the size, the weight, etc. To me, they always sound like they have a blanket over them. There’s a presence that’s missing.

    I converted to class D a year ago. I tried a bunch (Roland, Boss, Quilter) and finally took a shot in the dark when I couldn’t find one to try out anywhere and just blindly ordered a DV Mark. I figured I could return it. I haven’t done a gig without it since. All tube amps but one that was a gift have been sold. The one I have left hasn’t been plugged in in over a year.

    I say look really closely at DV before you grab a quilter.
     
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    Then again....

     
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    You could use that money to buy 800 frozen burritos instead.
     
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