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Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by StephaninMelb, Jan 12, 2012.
Best amp I ever had was a Yamaha 50 112, but it died at age 35.
It's not that any amp is better than anyone's,
I just have a cool bassman 5F6A with Celestion Blue
and it's a fun amp to play.
wow! I want that!
I LOVE my Hayseed 30 and think it's better because it looks and sounds like an OLD AC30, but is MUCH more reliable and it looks good with my Tele.
I'll say the same for my Stangray, because it's a Dr. Z and I love it almost as much as my Hayseed.
These are my two desert island amps... The only other amp I'd take over these is a Z-Wreck. Otherwise, I'm completely satisfied (for now)
My lil 50 watt Model 1987 is a 1972 and it has that famous marshall tone.
I'm about to install some new F&T Caps in it.
I put some new EL34 Blackburns in it, and some Holland Mini's.
Fezz, you would like this one.
I put some Welwyn Screen/Grids in it, 1k7watt and the 5.6k to pin5.
I'm doing two new Sprague Atom 10uf/500v bias capsx2 & the 3 cans,
and the 220 or 250uf, whatever it is in V1.
The 1972 Greenbacks w/Pulsonic cones 102/3 , well broken-in.
My JCM800 4210 is obviously the best amp, because it is the one I play my Telecaster thru. Duh.
My amp is better than ya'lls cause like Knight Rider it's the amp that does not exist, OK it does, But I'm the only one to have one.
yeah bet that.. hahahahaha
Not sure if it's better than anybody else's, but this is perhaps my favorite amp, a sort of clone or hot-rodded clone of a Champ in head form. It sounds best IMO through a 1x12 with a Celestion Blue. It was made by TDPRI member muchxs.
Z Wreck. It does all of the above.
I have a Zwreck myself. Great amp.
However, my band likes it best when I play the Fender Quad. Sometimes a 100w into 4-12 its whats needed to be heard over the singers twin reverb. When cranked you can do a fair imitation of the guy in the old memorex commercial.
Not sure if mine is better than yours, but I have this argument with myself all the Time. Currently, my new tone king imperial is better than my old Dr z rx jr.
It takes a lot to be heard over a twin reverb. The twin is the loudest amp I've ever heard....painfully loud. The other guitarist in our band has one he bought back in the 70s. He only brings it out when he wants to punish everyone. That thing is also HeavY!
I hear ya, our singer at first had a Hot Rod Deluxe but wanted more headroom so got a twin loaded with JBL's. Now me and the bass player wear ear plugs hah.
Here a funny thing. His twin with JBL's weighs quite a bit more than my Quad loaded with some old Rola G12-65's. I actually gave myself my first ever case of hemorrhoids when I lifted it one handed up into the back seat of my truck.
I could not sit right for about six weeks.
I really think this is it .... I voiced this to my liking and really is a truely fine amp through a 2-12 with a Celestion Blue and a G30H.... CLEAN WITH A TIGHT CRUNCH WHEN NEEDED.... 5e7 circuit with a few minor tweeks and DC-30 circuit also voiced to my taste...
some bad ass amps!
WOW! It has been so cool going through this thread and seeing all of the different amps on here home made, rare and just power houses! One thing for sure is that you guys like 'em VINTAGE which is the only way to go with a few exceptions. With that said, I'd like to share with y'all my collection:
For sheer POWER I present you with this little known 200 watt power house-
and an up close pic of the whites:
Thanks for letting me share. I am among the most knowledgable guys in the biz!
will this one work? (the whites)
Here's mine -- a Mesa Rocket 44. It weighs just over 20kgs (we all want to save our backs), is about as small as a 1x12 combo can be, has three channels -- a decent clean, a really fat midrangey overdrive and a scoopy/chunky contour mode so it can cover all the classic Rock sounds easily. It can easily keep up with a 100w Marshall half stack volume-wise, and can be dialed in quickly due to a limited number of knobs. Also has a speaker mute and an emulated speaker output that sounds great for recording; takes pedals well and doesn't chew through the tubes for an EL-84 type amp. Portability, power and versatility all in one:
I think its time someone mentioned the Rogue Analog Delay.
oh wait, is this the "my pedalboard is bigger, more expensive, and more complicated than yours" thread?
you must not be married.
My new (OLD) #1.
Converted '47 Masco MA25P phono top tube PA.
It started life as a typical public adress system used in schools, supermarkets and other commercial applications. It's still sporting it's original octal (loctal actually) preamp section and is a tone monster. I'm currently running RCA 6L6GC black plates in the power section but those 6L6GA's sound really nice too, especially clean.
It's been completely recapped and tweaked for optimum guitar use.
Clean I would put it up against any high dollar '50s Tweed Fender out there. Turn it up and little and plug in a Les Paul and it can hang with the best of them.
Crisp & glassy, warm & deep or hot touch sensitive lead runs than bloom into sweet musical feedback, it does it all. Just twist the volume controls of it's linked independently voiced channels and dial in whatever you need. Its unique, cool charm and great tone is undeniable.