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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?

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  3. 5-6

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  7. It's Complicated

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  1. Stardog75

    Stardog75 Tele-Meister

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    Which out of those do you like best? I have a 65 deluxe ri and I love it
     
  2. JeffBlue

    JeffBlue Tele-Afflicted

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    1968 Fender Vibro Champ
    1969 Fender Bandmaster Reverb head
    Fender Studio Bass amp
    Fender Super Champ X2 head
    Trace Elliott Bonneville 4X10
    Vox MV50 Clean
    Blackstar Fly 3
    Mesa Boogie M190 monoblock
    Peavey KB100
    Stromburg-Carlson PA-to-guitar amp conversion
    Some little single EL84 phonograph-to-guitar amp conversion
     
  3. Matt Sarad

    Matt Sarad Tele-Holic

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    1958 Fender Tweed Deluxe
    Victoria Tweed Deluxe
    GK 250 ML stereo 100 watt
    Tech 21 Trademark 60
    Hughes and Kettner BluesMaster
    1980 Fender Handwired Blackface Deluxe Reverb
    PRS 50 watt H Series Head.
     
  4. Bob M

    Bob M Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    To me 2019 was a year that I made significant amp changes. The attached shot is current-Ampeg BA 115; DRRI; Super Champ x2 with a 12" combo cab DV Mark 50 with a 2 x 10 (SC64) and a 1 x 10 (Ragin Cajun). This is a fairly flexible group that I've found gives me consistent sound. Gone are a 66 Ampeg Jet, 65 Reverberocket and a 65 Tremolux. The old amps were all gig worthy for sure but I felt it was time to move on.
     
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  5. cat dude

    cat dude Tele-Meister

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  6. MisterZ

    MisterZ Tele-Holic

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    In size order:
    * Pignose
    * Katana 50
    * Rumble 100
     
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  7. Old Plank

    Old Plank Tele-Afflicted Gold Supporter

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    1967 Vibrolux Reverb
    !969 Vibrolux Reverb
    !970 Princeton Reverb
    2018 Vox AC10C1
    ???? Hartke 3500 Mosfet bass amp
    80's Crate G20XL

    The 69 VR, with 2 10" alnico Mojotones, has been the long-time workhorse of the bunch, but more recently have favored the lighter weight PR and Vox. The PR has a 10" alnico Ruby. The 67 VR is in beautiful original shape and sounds amazing.
     
  8. Lenny1716

    Lenny1716 Tele-Meister

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    First, I don't use any pedals, so, the amps speak for themselves, and, to me, I find three of the amps; Concert, Bandmaster, and, DR, each have a distinct and different voicing. I can't say one of these a best. However, I must say, I really like the tones of the old amps (Concert and Bandmaster), that I lived with, going on 50 years. Also, find there is a distinct difference, depending on which of my guitars I am playing (6 Strats, 1 Epi LP). I must also say, as my playing these days is mostly "bedroom", I don't have a better environment to compare. I have used my DR playing with a garage band and do very much like it. I haven't play out with either of the other two in many years. Thanks for reading my post.
     

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  9. DougM

    DougM Poster Extraordinaire

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    2 Boss Katana Minis, 2 Yamaha THR10Cs, a Fender Mustang LT25, and a Mustang GT40.
     
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  10. Chud

    Chud Poster Extraordinaire

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    Not as many as I used to. I’m down to four now.

    1980’s Marshall Lead 20
    Carvin V3M 50w head and 2x12 stack
    Supro Saturn Reverb
    Fender Rumble 100




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  11. P Thought

    P Thought Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Peavey Classic 50 2x12
    Peavey Delta Blues 1x15
    SWR California Blonde II
    Fender Mini Passport
     
  12. reckless toboggan

    reckless toboggan Tele-Holic

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    I guess I kind of figured having a both a Super-Sonic and a Princeton Reverb would be redundant,...but that black and wheat Princeton Reverb is a sweet looking little amp.

    I don't want to totally derail the thread, but what differences are you hearing?

    Do you use them for different purposes?

    I guess I'm looking for a GAS justification to have both myself.
     
  13. Recce

    Recce Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    One more today.
     
  14. Charlodius

    Charlodius Tele-Holic

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    ‘65 PRRI
    Tweed Deluxe clone
    Marshall DSL 15 H. w/ open backed V30 loaded cab
    Jet City 20 watt combo
    Crate Palomino V32
    Crate V30 head
    Crate Palomino V8
    Crate Vintage Club VC08
    1974 Peavey Deuce
    1960s Cameo (guyatone)5watt
    First Act VA850 vstack
     
  15. Stardog75

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    Gosh no pedals? I love my delay and distortion.those two pedals make me really enjoy the sound of my own play I guess if I was a virtuoso I'd still like those effects but they really do enhance things for me I respect players that dont want them big time
     
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  16. rjtwangs

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    At 72 I'm not gigging like I used to, so my main requirement for an amp is that I must be able to carry it in one hand. So for grab n' go for the gigs I do I use my Swart AST Pro along with a Rimrock Mythical Overdrive. For playing in the house I have 3 amps that imho are the perfect house amps...1. my 1960 Champ(5f1), 2. my 1962 Princeton(6g2), and my 10/14/2018 Clark Webster/Harvard(sf10)....these three amps give me everything I need at home. From beautiful Fender cleans, to those wonderful warm, brown, over driven sounds the old tweeds and browns are known for!! I still have my blonde Vibro King, but just the thought of moving it around is exhausting!! It was my favorite gigging amp, but now it just sits with the cover on. I still think the blonde cabinet with the oxblood grille cloth and the flat logo was the coolest looking amp....ymmv....


    RJ

    ps, I am a believer in tube amps only....
     
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  17. 5E3 For Me

    5E3 For Me TDPRI Member

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    1960 Tweed Deluxe
    1964 Princeton
    1965 Champ
    1964 Ampeg Jet
    1988 Fender Deluxe 85

    Homemade amps:
    5E3 Deluxe Replica
    5F10 Harvard Replica
    5F6A Bassman Replica
    5G9 Tremolux Replica
    Homemade Weber Smokin' Joe head with mods
    Weber 18 watt kit w/ 2x10 cab
    5F1 Champ Replica ( near completion )
    5F2A Princeton Replica ( half completed )
    A few little practice amps.
     
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  18. gimmeatele

    gimmeatele Tele-Afflicted

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    Fender Blues Jnr III
    Fender champ II
    Fender Stage 100
    Laney cub head
    Marshall origin 20 head
    Blackstar ID60
    Roland cube 40XL
    Roland micro cube
    Laney bass amp 60 w

    (Funny how only one bass amp is needed and I cannot remember the name)
     
  19. Xtyfighterx

    Xtyfighterx Tele-Meister

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    Fender blues jr tweed
    Fender hot rod deluxe USA
    Egnater tweaker 15
    Roland mini cube
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  20. Rick330man

    Rick330man Tele-Afflicted

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    Lots:
    (1) B52AT100 head;
    (2) B52AT100 head;
    (3) Blackheart Little Giant;
    (4) Blackheart Handsome Devil;
    (5) Bugera V55 Head;
    (6) Crate BV120H;
    (7) Crate Vintage Club 50H;
    (8) Crate Vintage Club 50H;
    (9) Crate VC 508;
    (10) Epiphone Galaxie 10 (with Eminence Red Fang Ceramic);
    (11) Epiphone Galaxie 25 (with Eminence 122 alnico);
    (12) Fender Hot Rod Deluxe (with Celestion G12H-30);
    (13) Jet City Pico Valve;
    (14) Monoprice 15 (with G12M-25 Greenback);
    (15) Monoprice 15 (with Avatar SA40 alnico);
    (16) Pignose G40 (with Eminence 105)
    (17) Sunn T50C (with Celestion G12T-75);
    (18) Sunn T50C (with Celestion G12T-100).

    There's a perfectly good explanation for those drawers full of tubes. I need them!
     
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