Let's See Some Of Your Amps

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  1. pippoman

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    I’ve literally owned and sold tons of nice tube amps, but the one I miss most is the Bogner Shiva. That’s out of a list from lots of Fenders, Marshall, Vox, DrZ, Supro and the ilk. The Shiva checked all the boxes for me. It was just too heavy for small gigs. 7E42C08E-32AB-4F19-B7EA-971F1F542B38.png
     
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    It's here. It's officially mine and it's glorious!

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    A whole family of amplifiers with my '98 American Standard before it got rhinestoned.:confused:

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  4. naveed211

    naveed211 Friend of Leo's

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    Very nice. Yeah, I won’t say my amp buying days are totally over. A Matchless DC-30 is still the greatest amp I’ve ever played, I feel like I owe it to myself to own a Matchless at some point in my life (probably a Lightning 15 head). A bucket list amp, if you will.

    But the Quilter 101 has been a revelation. Super portable, sounds great, light as a feather, sits in the mix perfectly and has no problem keeping up.
     
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    refin Friend of Leo's

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  6. pippoman

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    You’re really not missing much Naveed. I guess it’s nice to have a lot of cool collector’s amps around if you’re a collector. I’ve been gigging and rehearsing and playing at home so much that I don’t feel much like collecting nowadays. Besides, Joe Bonomassa’s collection blows everybody else’s clean out of the water. Even my guitar collection is down to 7 quality electric guitars and only play 4 out; I have a nice acoustic and bass. The other 3 electrics are mainly for recording and personal enjoyment. If you’re a gigging musician looking for another amp for backup I’d personally suggest another Quilter. It might not make the forum pics, but those amps are nothing to be ashamed of. Matchless amps sound great and are very well built, but so are a lot of others. The Swart AST is an incredible amp and you can pick up the 20 watt version for around $1500 used. I had a Matchless Spitfire ADD22960-BF57-47BD-AB88-427449918269.jpeg and loved it, but I liked the tone and drive of my Swart even more - it was compact, had reverb and trem, and got into Tweed territory. To each their own I guess. You’re not hurting if you have a Quilter though. That’s only my opinion and it’s absolutely okay to disagree. I’m speaking from the perspective of a 69 year old who still loves great gear and a lot of music genres, and I’ve owned more amps than I can remember. I guess I’m not easily impressed.
     
  7. naveed211

    naveed211 Friend of Leo's

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    Oh, I’ve been through enough amps to last a couple lifetimes. I can say with certainty my days of 4x12s or 70-85 pound 2x12 combos (heck, even over 40 lb. feels like a chore these days) are long over.

    That’s partly why I took a chance on the Quilter setup, and its paid off big time. I lack nothing for tone, and the practicality is through the roof. It’s been a godsend for being in a band again, and I wouldn’t play it if it didn’t sound really good. It does.

    Maybe I’ll buy that fun, mid-life crisis car instead of the boutique amp and roll with Quilter.
     
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  9. Dan German

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    Pickings are thin around here compared to some of you folks, but this is what does it for me these days:

    Most used, most practical, an Orange Micro Terror. Usually through headphones, but I can hook it up to the speaker in either of my combos if I need:
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    Fun, but serves no practical purpose, my ‘65 Harmony H303C:
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    Last, but not least, my ‘83 (or ‘84, I forget…) Princeton Reverb II. Modified totally, as well as cosmetically. Not a perfect amp, but I can’t afford one that would serve me any better, so this is what my tone will be:
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  10. pippoman

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    Wow, didn’t realize you’ve been around that long. Get that car man! I really can’t think of anything I really need at my age, but my wants are through the roof. I’m just not really pursuing any of them.
     
  11. pippoman

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    Enjoy the great new amp! I’ll bet it sounds fantastic.
     
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  12. pippoman

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    You ain’t hurtin!
     
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    I know what you mean about shipping amps. It’s been over a year since I shipped one and it was a pain! I’m just careful about buying these days. I plan to keep my current amps and I’m not planning on buying another. I would consider another Swart to replace the one I sold, but not anytime soon. Anything beyond my Quilters, which I do gig with, is just for fun and not worth the output.
     
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  14. John Backlund

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    One bedroom rented house, early 70's, and Schmidt Music in downtown Minneapolis had a big sale on Univox amplifiers. So, here's a big nod to epically stupid amplifier overkill, especially for a 'player' who could play a handful of 'cowboy chords, and maybe a barred G major on a good day.
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    That is epic. Truly epic. Dumb, but epic. I salute you and your endeavour to spread the joy of a poorly tuned open chord throughout your neighbourhood I imagine their appreciation was shown by applauding on your door with their balled fists.

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    My Bad Cat Trem Cat is the best sounding amp I've ever played. It doesn't have an effects loop but it takes pedals great. Mine is from 2005. 286FF950-D6B3-46C7-8EB2-B3267208F50A_1_105_c.jpeg
     
  18. Drew617

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    This is the entertaining corner of my home office, AKA bedroom, since children overtook my actual office during the pandemic. This is a 6G2 Brown Princeton clone and a Vibro Champ clone, both built in 1980s Spectra cabs and chassis; a Creme Brulee (single channel EF86 AC15) clone without its tubes, a robrob Blackvibe Micro EF80, a tiny 5F2A clone, a Realistic PA amp that'll become another Blackvibe, a Phil Jones Micro 7, a Gibson GA-5-ish thing in a Bogen box, a Newcomb H-25 2x6L6 PA amp that I'll restore or convert, and a robrob Champ Micro EF80 built in a $10 Yamaha practice amp.

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    Just small amps for gigs anymore, and the Blues Jr. ( 1999 Blonde) is my 'big amp!
    So no music room (apartment), so guitars & amps in my bedroom or living room, ready to use. The Blues Jr., Pathfinder, Frontman, Roland Cube 30X, and Fishman Loudbox Mini.
    Mini Cube for home!
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