Did you guys have Amp GAS after getting first tube amp?

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  1. Woollymonster

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    Usually the next tube amp for most is something low power, even lower than 5 watts. That is why I love my Carr Mercury V. Zero to 14 watts. Great tone at any volume level.
     
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    My 1st amp was a Sears Silvertone, loved it.
    2nd amp was 66 DR, loved it also.
    Would probably still be using it, but started building my own amps.

    Building my own amps caused me to be obsessed with tinkering to create the perfect circuit:rolleyes:
     
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    Yes, yes, and yes.

    Having GAS, and actually having money to pay for it are two different things, however. Nowadays I have more money to spend than I did when I got my first tube amp. So, there's that. But I'm also smarter now, too. So there's that.
     
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    Yeah, I thought that last week, too. This week not so much. Already scheming about whether to keep the BJ I just got, or not. I really like it. But I also really like other amps, too. :)
     
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    Just got my "first" MMB, and am waiting on parts. Another one just came up on my FB for low price cuz it needs work. That's the magic words.

    How do I deal with my GAS? Learning to fix broken amps. :cool:
     
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  7. dreamingtele

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    my goodness that sounds amazing.
    At what volume level do you experience break up?

    i wouldnt want it to break up as Im all about them cleans
     
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    Not to mention, get amps for cheaps
     
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    this is where im at! Hahaha.

    but fortunately im into mid-watt amps for gigging and clean headroom for my pedals
     
  10. Woollymonster

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    With Carr's onboard attenuator, literally at spoken voice volumes. I always play it louder but comfortably.

    You can set the headroom anywhere you like. It can get very loud before breaking up. Small club gig loud. I like a variety of tones. I play a variety of music.
     
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    My first amp was a SFTR. That's about as tube amp as you get
     
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  12. dreamingtele

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    im taking it slow though. I learned from buying guitars is Im getting more for my money if I spend on quality than get more “okay” guitars. This way I get to keep them forever if not longer.

    i really want BF cleans so I’m aiming for that at least for now. Im planning to learn on this amp for a while, know what I do or dont like in an amp. Pretty much when I started my tele journey with a MIM. I learned i like vintage specs better, rosewood better than maple, etc etc
     
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    i play in venue’s where amps are mic’ed so i guess thats okay as long as it doesnt break up at 3. I mostly play with just cleans, delay and verb so yeah.
     
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    You might look at the Carr Sportsman if you are into more clean Fender Black Face tone. It does have a sort of attenuator as well but it mostly limits the headroom. You would swear you were listening to a vintage Fender. The Mercury V has a more British voice.

    Here is the Sportsman:
     
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    I had a Tone King Falcon for a couple of years. Sell your blood or your car. It's worth it. I sold it to get the Sky King, which has Falcon DNA mixed with that of the Imperial. You may need to sell your children. It's stunning. 3 years, and no GAS.
     
  16. dreamingtele

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    they sound REALLY GOOD!! Man the price though!! I want the Impala or the Rambler!!

    hopefully this coming christmas id have more funds to get a true BF fender clean amp.

    oh well, i stopped looking and watching amp videos and just ended up practicing and learning this amp and trying to get those sweet spots with my pedal board, chasing that tone in my head. I have another gig coming up this Dec 8th, and looking forward to using this again!

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    Hi.

    In a word, no.

    I’ve only ever owned two valve amps. Bought a Mesa Boogie SOB in the mid 80s. Next was a hand wired Vox AC4-HW1 just a few years ago.

    Same with guitars - four electric and one acoustic in about the same period.

    Give me a sound, and I’ll run with it for decades…

    Pax/
    Dean
     
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    This sounds like a sound plan...

    Anybody wanna buy some blood and a ‘16 Honda?
     
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    I must confess, it's not something I have pondered.

    I tend to acquire gear (guitars, pedals, amps) on a whim, and in most cases it's when I stumble onto an opportunity for something that is irresistible at the time.

    In my life, I can count on one hand the times I had a hankering for a specific item, and set out to get it.


    I love my tube amps, and I love my solid state amps. All are bone stock.
    Only one is a hand-built tube amp, the item depicted below.

    The same awesome friend who built my green Tele last year crafted this amp (photos below) from scratch, based on the classic Marshall 15 specs.
    It's really nice.
    We used it at a large outdoor sports fest gig back in September (mic'ed with a Shure 57 of course).

    To the point of the OP's original query, it was not built specifically for me.
    I don't really care what tubes or speakers are in an amp, as long as it sounds great and sings to me.

    Okay, I'm gonna shut up now.
    :(

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    I guess so. After buying my 1st, a peavey classic 50 410 , 3 hours later I bought my 2nd, 3rd and 4th at a pawn shop moving sale. 2 of them were junky aa5 circuits but the other 2 were a silvertone 10xl and a Kalamazoo model 1. They are excellent.
     
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