Of all the amps you have owned or used, which is #1 ?

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  1. ZiggyBlue

    ZiggyBlue NEW MEMBER!

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    Hello! I've been lurking about for awhile, and since I'm not that technically knowledgeable (can't even bias an amp, I thought this was a safe thread for me to comment on. My Super Reverb Reissue with 2 horseshoe magnet CTS and 2 Weber Neomag JBL clones would clearly qualify as my preferred tone machine. Some say it doesn't sound like a vintage Super! Doesn't matter! It sounds good! Glad to be here, a part of this forum. This is where you hang out if ya wanna learn sumpin'!!!!
     
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  2. black_doug

    black_doug Tele-Afflicted

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    So many great vintage amps out there. Picking just one is like saying what's your favourite dish? Or the most beautiful woman in the world. Is she a blonde or a brunette?

    I once owned a 50W Silver Jubilee Marshall that had to go when I was laid off and had a long unemployment. I'd probably still have it otherwise.

    Now the one makes me smile is the Dr. Z Z-28 2x10.

    I've owned it now for almost ten years and not ready to give it up.
     
  3. Bob Arbogast

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    All time #1 for me was my tweaked 2009 BF Vibrolux Reverb clone.

    Now it's probably my tweaked 2018 2x10 BF Deluxe Reverb clone.

    Though either of my tweaked 2019 5F11 Vibrolux clones run neck and neck with the others.
     
  4. Dismalhead

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    It was my main amp for 25 years. I'll have to say my old Marshall JCM900 2 x 12" combo. It had British Mesa Black Shadows in it. It roared with authority.
     
  5. stevekolt

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    Fuchs ODS 50...
     
  6. hopdybob

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    for years a evans sound creator solid state amp with fender like clean that almost not go in overdrive.
    now, a peavey express 112 blue stripe with reverb.
    2 channel with each channel its own tone adjustment. were the normal gain has a bright switch to.
    its distortion, to me, is good enough but have to get better in using the supersat distortion with pushpull knob

    it has a very good clean channel, bright fender like and creamy distortion so a beautiful all-rounder
     
  7. Jwalker99

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    Who is captain Amps? Tweed super is a rarely seen amp.


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  8. Sleph

    Sleph Friend of Leo's

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    Amps have been my lifelong disappointment - I've never really owned one that I particularly bonded with - probably the closest to a "number 1" was a Fender Vibrolux.
     
  9. muchxs

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    The next one.

    Although...

    The last one was pretty damn incredible.
     
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    68209452-CA19-439C-8F7A-5E3025E6AA4E.jpeg For he last couple of years it’s my 1974 Silver Face Bassman 50. Its been rebuilt by me several times till I got it where I wanted it. Basically it’s an AA864 phase inverter and an AB763 tone stack. I used slighter higher dropping resistors under the dog house for less gain so it takes pedals very well. The bass channel is set up more like the Marshall/Tweed tone stack and the normal channel is like a Super Reverb. I used a Trainwrek style PPI master volume. I made the cabinet out of 1x12 pine with a 1/2 inch mdf baffle board half open back. I used threaded inserts and bolts to mount the baffle board to the cleats. It uses a new Jensen C12N 50 watt speaker at 4 ohms.

    Using the master volume against the preamp volume and my guitar tone and volume controls gives me both quiet and crunchy all the way to loud and clean.

    For the capacitors, I found the Mojotone Vitamin T caps react exceptionally well in this amp and the Mojotone Mustard caps in the bass channel give t a little more marshall flavor.

    Prior to this it was my stock, but maintained 1967 super reverb.
     
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  11. Telecastoff1

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    It's a tie for me between my 1970-1971 SFTR amps and my 80's Peavey Special 130 amps.
     
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    Hands down, my silverface Pro Reverb. I bought it when I couldn't find a twin in my price range. Lucky me.
     
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    I have to ask.... single-ended or push-pull?
     
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    ‘64 AC30 with Blues combined with either my ‘70 or ‘77 Strat = heaven for me.
     
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