I'm back to three amps . . .

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by Bob Arbogast, May 22, 2019.

  1. Silverface

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    IMO as a long time player AND tech no gigging player - even if they play only ONE venue all the time - should ever have less than 2 amps on site at all times, and most tube amp users who play multiple venues need to own at LEAST 3 (usually 4 or more) to be able to hit tonal sweet spots in various sizes/configurations of venues.

    Every player I gigged with somewhat regularly who only owned one amp ended up having to borrow one at some point due to a failure, or a situation of having insufficient or far too much output.

    Note - not "power", but "output level". There's a difference, and power (in watts) does not necessarily mean anything specific as far as output level - or "volume".
     
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    those old 50s early 60s tweed gibsons are gold.
     
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    Don't know how/why I ended up collecting amps?
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    5w Champ clone(10"), 15w Princeton RRI (12"), 15w Blues Jnr, 22w Supersonic, 30w Bassbreaker R30, 20w Bugera G20 n 2x12.
     
  4. Bob Arbogast

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    It was easy to have just one amp when I was only playing at jams. But now that I'm in a gigging band, I have a responsibility to have a backup plan in case of gear failure. It's also really helpful to have amps that are "sized" for different venues.

    When I accumulate some more gig money, I just may build another amp. Maybe a 2x10 18W . . .
     
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    I hauled around Fender Twins for years...my BIG amp is now a DRRI. Smaller amp is Pro Junior IV and my toy amp is a Mustang I.

    I LOVE the first 2 and despise the Mustang.
     
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    Congrats OP.

    I’m down from 10 amps last year to 4 amps. Two Marshall’s and two Fenders.
    • 30 watt 1x12 Marshall and 50 watt 2x12 Marshall
    • 22 watt BF Deluxe Reverb and a 35 watt BF Super Reverb
    I really like all four amps but I know that I would be happy with just the two smaller amps. Maybe trade bait in the future.
     
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    Noted. If I find my DR lacking in the near future, I’ll remind you that you don’t really need that super!
     
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    gridlock Friend of Leo's

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    Maybe I need to think again neighbor (Largo/Tampa), but I really want to add a Les Paul R7 to my collection to go with my new R8. I can’t really justify laying out that kind of cash, without involving some trading.

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    Nice trio.
     
  10. Silverface

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    A little Marshall 18 W clone, Deluxe Reverb and 35 watt Holland Little Jimi (incredible Fender cleans and Vox-like breakup, with less headroom than a Deluxe!) was all I needed for about the last 5 years I was gigging. Clubs of any size were no problem (I was playing classic rock, country rock and a little prog rock) and large halls/out door festivals all had miking.

    Oh, and I used to drag a Vibratone (with the on/off and speed footswitch & crossover) and mike it in stereo......o_O
     
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    I'll eventually want to build a Prolux 2x10 from the ground up. Whats a good build time estimate for an experienced person, good with schematics, good with soldier, good with cabinet building skills? 10 hrs? 40 hrs?
     
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