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How many amplifiers do you own?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by cometazzi, Jan 3, 2020.

How many amplifiers do you own?

  1. 0-2

    20.1%
  2. 3-4

    28.4%
  3. 5-6

    19.7%
  4. 7-8

    11.4%
  5. 9-10

    5.2%
  6. 10 or more

    11.2%
  7. It's Complicated

    4.0%
  1. supersoldier71

    supersoldier71 Tele-Holic

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    Two:
    Peavey Classic 50 410
    Mesa Boogie DC3


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  2. toomuchfun

    toomuchfun Tele-Afflicted

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    This many, too lazy to list.

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  3. Ess Eff

    Ess Eff Tele-Afflicted

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    Huh? Supersonic and a Princeton Reverb are WORLDS apart.

    Maybe you don't know what a Supersonic actually is... just check out a pic of the control panel and you will understand.

    Channel switching, dual tone stacks on clean channel, dual gain controls on drive side, all footswitchable, 22watts not 12watts, etc etc etc

    Oh, and my Princeton Reverb has recently become a Princeton Twin.
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    The black/cane had a 12" speaker baffle that I built. Then I built the Twin version.

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  4. FenderGuy53

    FenderGuy53 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Roland Blues Cube Hot (6L6 flavor)
    Orange Crush 35RT
    Fishman Liudbox Mini BT
     
  5. dickey

    dickey Friend of Leo's

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    '77 Twin Reverb Silverface w/JBLs
    '64 Ampeg Gemini II
    Peavey Classic 30
    Peavey Renown 400 1-15"
    Fender Sidekick Switcher
    Fender Rumble 200 Bass
    Hartke 5 watt

    Use the Classic 30 with guitar heavy gigs, use the Renown 400 with pedal steel gigs.
    Can't use the Twin Reverb or Gemini until gas goes below $2/gallon. Those amps ruin my mileage.
    Obviously use the Rumble for Bass gigs. The Sidekick & Hartke are for the delay note when I use stereo delay.
     
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  6. reckless toboggan

    reckless toboggan Tele-Holic

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    Actually, I own a Super-Sonic 22 and I'm very well acquainted with how it works, and it's sounds.

    I don't own a Princeton and never have. Haven't had the opportunity to try one extensively, and certainly not right next to my Super-Sonic 22.

    I had thought perhaps that, because I can get the clean channel of my Super-Sonic 22 very close to a 65/Blackface Deluxe Reverb RI using the Super-Sonic 22 Vintage channel, and I can get my Super-Sonic 22 very close to a 68/Silverface Deluxe Reverb RI using the Super-Sonic 22 Fat channel (as I have been able to do these comparisons side by side), ...

    ... and based on what I've heard on youtube (admittedly a terrible sound source) the Deluxe Reverbs and Princetons sound reasonably similar in terms of cleans and in terms of overdrive tones (aside from the obvious volume differences, and the actual point of what volume the amps break up at)...

    ...that perhaps I could get my Super-Sonic 22 vintage or fat channel (and perhaps a little eq) close to the Princeton cleans and overdrive, negating the need for a PRRI due to some tonal overlap, just as the SS-22 negates the need for a DRRI for me because of tonal overlap (YMMV).

    That's the question.

    How do the cleans (and overdrive when you crank the volume) of the Princeton sound compared to the cleans (and overdrive when you crank the volume) of the Vintage or Fat channel on your Super-Sonic 22? (I'd guess that the Vintage channel here is probably a lot closer given that your Princeton is a Blackface).

    What characteristics do you hear as the main differences or similarities when you do this comparison?


    I'm not talking about the Burn channel of the Super-Sonic 22 at all here. That's a completely different subject and not relevant to my question.
     
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  7. Straydogger

    Straydogger Tele-Holic

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    1980 Fender Silverface 135 watt Twin Reverb ( Yep it's heavy..stays home)
    Mid 90's Carvin Belair 50 W 2x12
    Marshall DSL40C with an added 2x12 Celestion loaded cabinet
    TC Electronic BAM200 200 watt Bass Head played through a 1x15 Ampeg bass cab or a homemade 2x10
     
  8. stormsedge

    stormsedge Friend of Leo's

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    I changed my vote due to the addition of an Ampoid travel/practice amp...now 5.

    Blackstar HT40 Club
    Quilter 201
    Fender Mustang I
    Traynor Reverb Mate 30
    ...and the little Ampoids

    I still think I want a 5w tube head capable of lower watt increments...maybe later this year.
     
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  9. Tony Forman

    Tony Forman Tele-Meister

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    2 X Engl Screamer
    '65 Fender Princeton Reverb Reissue
    Roland Cube 40XL
    Tascam 30Watt Practise Amp.
     
  10. lupowitz

    lupowitz Tele-Afflicted

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    Roland Micro Cube
    Tech 21 Trademark 10
    Tech 21 Trademark 60
     
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  11. joebloggs13

    joebloggs13 Tele-Afflicted

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    Reeves Custom 50PS head & 2x12 cab
    Roland Blues Cube Artist 1x12 combo
    Fishman Loudbox Mini
     
  12. beyer160

    beyer160 Friend of Leo's

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    Too many. I should sell some, but I'm not about to let stuff go for fire-sale prices, which is about all anything's worth on the used market these days. Of course, I myself have benefitted from the fire sale prices resulting from the great Gear Glut, which is how I've accumulated so much stuff in the first place.

    1967 Ampeg Gemini II
    1972 Ampeg VT22
    1973 Traynor YGM-3
    1974 Traynor YBA-4
    1980 Deluxe Reverb
    '80s Peavey Bandit
    '80s AMP BH420 w/Carvin 2x15"
    Genz Benz Black Pearl
    Jet City JCA20 w/Carvin 2x12"
    Blackstar ID:Core 10
     
  13. nomadh

    nomadh Tele-Afflicted

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    Hmm. Lets see
    tube amps

    crate v30 30w
    Peavey c50 50w 410
    silvertone 10xl 5w
    Epi Vjr 5w
    fender 600 5w
    Axl hybrid 20w
    60's electrocution special project 5w
    60's electrocution special project 5w

    Solid state
    Epi 30w
    Vox valvetronix 30w
    Vox da5 5w
    randall 50w
    Behringer bass 300w

    Not counting rockman, and other pocket headphone amps or my old empty 15" accordion amp
     
  14. BramptonRob1958

    BramptonRob1958 Tele-Meister

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    Just 1 at the moment.

    Fender 57 Custom Champ Tweed Re-issue.

    On the lookout for an acoustic amp
     
  15. Ess Eff

    Ess Eff Tele-Afflicted

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    Sorry, but my opinion is worthless, just like yours and everyone else's.

    As I am sure you are aware, there are dozens of objective variables and subjective variables.

    Don't mean to offend, but I learnt this a long time ago when I would buy stuff ppl recommend or saw/heard on YT, only to find I hated it.

    Even YT shoot-outs, I always seem to like the one no one else likes! So don't ask for my opinion.

    Go to a shop and play a Princeton.

    PS. The supersonic doesn't sound anything like a Deluxe Reverb, which sounds nothing like a Princeton . .. There you go... My worthless opinion. Haha
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  16. reckless toboggan

    reckless toboggan Tele-Holic

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    I understand that opinions are opinions, but I seriously disagree that they are worthless.

    YMMV.

    If I could go to a shop and play one next to a Super-Sonic 22, I would have.

    I'm actually interested in, value, and appreciate what people have to say, and their interpretations of those sounds and variables.

    Again, YMMV.
     
  17. Marc Morfei

    Marc Morfei Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Seven. Need to prune down to four. Five max. Gonna be hard, because every one is good. First up to go is Roland Blues Cube Hot. Anyone interested, shoot me an IM.
     
  18. Marc Morfei

    Marc Morfei Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Fender Deluxe Reverb RI
    Fender Princeton Reverb RI
    Peavey Classic 20 head
    Vox AC10
    Allen Classic 10
    Roland Blues Cube Hot
    Fender Mustang I
     
  19. harpdog

    harpdog Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    Roland Micro Cube
    Gretsch Electromatic 5222 (5 watt with same guts as a Champion 600)
    Roland Cube Lite
    Pro Junior IV
    Champion 50XL
     
  20. Pasta Player

    Pasta Player Tele-Meister

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    Here are the small ones (20 total, multiples of some pictured).
    Just finishing up a year-long study / project about the vintage early portables, so had these fresh pics handy.
    (I won’t divulge the “bigger amp” collection.)

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    And hey @lupowitz, I see your Micro Cube listed.
    (The “Zappa Gear” book arrived here today. Thanks again for that heads-up!)
     
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