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how I tested an amp

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by jhundt, Dec 3, 2020.

  1. jhundt

    jhundt Doctor of Teleocity

    Mar 23, 2003
    back in the old days (late 70's) I was looking to buy an amp because my group was getting a lot of dates. I would walk into a guitar shop, scan the amps quick, pick one or two and try them out. And the first 15 seconds of this first song was what I played. Then I would try the first 7 seconds of the second song.

    If the amp couldn't do this - with less than a minute of knob-fiddling - I moved on. Not surprisingly, I ended up with an Ampeg V4. It was heavy; it was loud. But when I played it, I felt like somebody!

  2. wabashslim

    wabashslim Friend of Leo's

    Nov 26, 2005
    Sonorous Desert
    In the 70s my bandmate had a V4 & I used one for a while. I didn't like mine & I liked his even less. It was versatile, had handy features like the switchable midrange, but just sounded weird. Could never get a basic, ordinary, normal electric guitar sound from it. And yes, heavy & loud.
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