How many of you use solid state amps?

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  1. Blazer

    Blazer Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    This is my Seventies Pearl "Sunflower" amp which is a copy of a Silverface Fender twin reverb albeit with a solid state chassis. As you can tell from this picture, the previous owner was a punk rock guitarist

    And here it is again after a clean up, together with my two telecasters
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    It has this really cool wirey sound, a world apart from eighties Fender Solid State amps, no lush clean sounds from this amp but brash LOUD clean sounds. It's also the most brutaly honest sounding amp I own, if a guitar sounds good through that amp it'll sound good through any amp, and if a guitar sounds bad, it'll not be worth the effort. I use it for recordings and for home use. But considering the sheer volume and headroom of this amp I wouldn't have any objections on using it live instead of my London City "Bulldog" halfstack which is a tube amp.

    So how many of you also use Solid state amps, bring forth the Peavey's, the red knobbed eighties Fender amps, the Randalls, let's showcase them.
     
  2. Buckocaster51

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    When I need something that I can be pretty sure is going to work when I plug it in...

    ;)

    I know. That was a cheap shot.

    I have a Peavey TransTube that I frequently use.

    It pretty much always works.

    The effects may not be the best, but they are pretty much are okay

    It is loud enough for most places

    I'm okay with them
     
  3. studio1087

    studio1087 Telefied Silver Supporter

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    Well, we've rode this horse about a million times.....The VOX Pathfinder 15R....I like it so much that I bought a Carvin 2 x 12 cab for it. The Carvin cab has the Carvin British voiced speakers.

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    I had owned a solid state Carvin SX200 that was louder and clearer than a JC120 that I had in the 80's. I found another SX200 (this one black rather than the older tan) to add to the 2 x 12 Carvin bottom.

    Behold my mid-life crisis amp...the Carvin solid state half stack.....(loud and clear enough to skin you)...

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    I just put the SX200 on the 2 x 12. Solid state bliss. Loud and clear....add the old Maxon TS9 pedal or the Dano/Timmy clone and have party.

    My Blues Junior is still my number one but I really enjoy these two solid state amps.

    John
     
  4. Worn

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  5. Lerb21

    Lerb21 Friend of Leo's

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    Okay, where the heck can I buy one of these things!?!

    Oh, I use a Peavey Rage 158 Transtube amp when I use my POD. Sounds like a regular speaker. It's okay.
     
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    I use a Bandit and I just bought a DA5 and I have a Traynor Mono Block Bass Head but I really do prefer tubes but the Bandit will get the job done which is why I still have it.
     
  7. giginthesky

    giginthesky Friend of Leo's

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    couple of marshall valvestates
    an old multivox (my first amp - i still use it!)
    kustom with crappy built in effects

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    giginthesky Friend of Leo's

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    oops, a crate power block too.
     
  9. Joe-Bob

    Joe-Bob Doctor of Teleocity

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    I have as many SS amps as tube amps.
     
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    I "play" through a Kustom Double Barrel and like it as much as the Peavey DB 115 I had for a short while. I think that says something.
     
  11. buddywayne

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    I use a Cube 30 for a lot of gigs. It works perfect for many places I play.
     
  12. rangercaster

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    i have tube and SS in my collection ... Crate DXB-112 here ... there are good and bad amps of both tube and SS construction [​IMG]
     
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    This has been a great amp for me.

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  14. emiller45

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    I have a couple of Peavey transtube amps: A Bandit 112 and a Supreme head. I also have an old Peavey Special 130 that I gigged with for years. I have a Carvin SX100 and a Tech 21. I like all of them fine.

    That said, my main gigging amp is a Peavey Classic 50/50 rack mount tube amp bridged to 200 watts through an Avatar 2x12 with a Tubefex for a preamp.

    I don't have the aversion to SS amps that a lot of players do. I prefer tubes but gig a lot with the SS amps as well.
     
  15. Ironwolf

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    I have a 15 watt 1x12 Crate and a Roland Micro Cube. I'm looking at a Vox DA20 and looking for a decent inexpensive SS head to use with my 2x12 cab.
     
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    Deluxe 85 in mint condition.
    -high decibel capability!

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    SS=Fender Stage 160, Flextone, Spider, Heath TA-16 [yes, really]
    Tube=1964Valco/Airline, Delta Blues 210, Bravo 112.

    Spider never gets used... then the Heath, byt the rest get well used. FWIW
     
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    Trace Elliot Supertramp 1x12 40 watt
    Trace Elliot Supertramp Tube 2x12 100 watt
    Sessionette 1x12 75 watt
     
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    Traynor Dyna Gain 30DG, 1x12 Celestion, 30 watts (30 pounds!)
     
  20. jarmijo

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    i used a roland cube 15 and a cube 30
    transportable and very good clean
     
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