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If you could have any Amp Head and any Amp Cabinet

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by Big_Bend, Feb 28, 2021.

  1. Big_Bend

    Big_Bend Poster Extraordinaire

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    A kind benefactor has offered to give you your choice of any guitar amp head and any guitar amp speaker cabinet. There are some conditions, of course -

    Price is no problem, get whatever you want.

    You can only pick one head and one speaker cabinet, no combo amps or computer type rigs.

    This has to be gear that is readily available on Amazon, easy purchase and shipping, no waiting.

    This could be a bass rig or a guitar rig, your choice.

    You have to carry this rig yourself to and from the many gigs you expect to get, with no assistance loading in and out.

    This rig has to be rugged, you expect to often be in places without access to service, and if the rig fails, the local cannibals' will eat you.

    Rig has to sound amazing when the guitar is plugged straight into the amp, and it can also handle pedalboards with ease.

    For better or worse, you would like the amp (either the guitar or bass amp) to use a tube or tubes.

    What do you pick for your favorite amp and speaker cabinet? Cheers
     
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    People buy amps on Amazon?

    I figured that was just for Monoprice and whatnot.
     
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    Oh. Well then, (the Amazon contingency should really go away though)

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    Bogner Cab and Head

    Or Mesa Cab and EVH III 100 watt head
     
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    Fair enough... Rigs may be purchased thru mass market retailers like Amazon, Sweetwater, Musicians Friend, or other reputable online music dealers.

    We're not dealing with Dumble type manufacturers here.
     
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    Huh, I have a Blues Cube Artist, and love it, but can’t say I expected to see a Blues Cube as the first response here.
     
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    In that case, Morgan AC20 into a Morgan 1x12 with a Creamback.
     
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    I’m not qualified to play this game because I have very limited experience with cabinet and speaker choices, but I’ll play anyway.

    JTM45 head. Whatever 2x12 cabinet the guys at Wildwood (my local shop) tell me to get.
     
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    Some kinds 20-watt Marshall head and a vertical 2x12 slant cabinet. I'd have to think a bit longer about whether I'd want a plexi-style or JCM800.
     
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    For me, the following points made the Roland amp/cab an easy choice . . .

    *This rig has to be rugged, you expect to often be in places without access to service, and if the rig fails, the local cannibals' will eat you.

    *Rig has to sound amazing when the guitar is plugged straight into the amp, and it can also handle pedalboards with ease.
     
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    Hmm, based on those constraints I’d probably be looking into a PTP amp that could be serviced easier by mediocre techs. Something not too complicated, but built like a tank with proven reliability and great sound. I’d be thinking TwoRock.
     
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    Since I mic my amps to the mains at live gigs, and don't rely upon a wall of crushing decibels to thrust my guitar sounds straight out into the middle of the hall, I'll just stick with what I have right now.

    I'm quite content with what we have going on around here.
    I have some nice, reliable combo amps, and my favorite right now is the unbelievably-awesome-sounding Crate V18.

    But thanks anyway for the very wonderful, generous offer.
    And please pass on my words of appreciation to the kind benefactor.
    That really was most unexpected!


    ;)

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    By all accounts Roland/Boss amps are very rugged, but I will say that my BCA is in for repairs with an intermittent power failure issue.
     
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    Not too complicated? I was thinking something from Mesa Boogie :lol:
     
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    Matchless C-15 and Matchless 1x12
     
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    D-50 Dumble clone.
    Laney 4x12 cause it's the smallest 4x12.
    But I already have them.
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    Reeves Custom 100 w/4x12 loaded with Vintage Purples (Fane clones).

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    Is it heavy?
    Yep.
    Overkill?
    Oh, yeah.

    But you can always remove two output tubes to make it less overkill, and once you plug in all will be forgiven.
     
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    From Sweetwater, Rivera Knucklehead Tre 55 watt into a Mesa Boogie Rectifier Compact 120 watt 2x12.

     
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