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

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  1. markal

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    Right now, my Mesa Express Plus 5:50. 5 watts is great for home, and it gives me amazing cleans and great drive tones, with pedals too sometimes. It’s been used for my last several gigs.

    But a close 2nd is my Roland Blues Cube Artist. Sounds almost as good as the Mesa, 20 pounds lighter, and a bit more flexible.

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    After almost 3 yrs, I’m still smitten with my Allen Encore with 2x 10” Copperheads.
     
  3. tonejam

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    #1Fender Prosonic.
    The 3 way rectifier switch, and great overdrive sound make it the most versatile, best sounding amp I've owned, and I've been a pro musician for 50 years.
    Crispy cleans to melt your face, no problem.
    #2? My backup amp (another Fender Prosonic).
    #2 My backup amp, another Fender Prosonic. ProSonic1.jpg
     
  4. Wally

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    Tip one back and send me the bill on a toast to the Pro Sonic! Lots of favorites!
     
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    dang dude, nice speakers -- I coveted those but saved my pennies for other gear, so the V30 and Alessandro have stayed put for the time being
     
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  6. Wally

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    Bftfender, I have a 421 much like that one. I noticed it in another of your posts. Nice studio room.
     
  7. 0911smokey

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    My amp of choice is a Swart Stereo 5w. Just a huge, clean sounding amp that gets “Tweedy” sounding when cranked..... and won’t cut your head off or tick the neighbors off. My grab and go amp is an Alessandro modified 1974 Princeton Reverb. That’s all I need for sure!
     
  8. bftfender

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    Cool..thanks !! Appreciate your help over the years on the tone journey !!
     
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    Fender ‘68 Custom Deluxe Reverb.
    It’s the best piece of gear I think I’ve ever invested in. 5F3613D0-DD45-4BCD-90E3-B1A616BB8F27.jpeg
     
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    I may have dalliances with other amps, but I always bounce back to my '63 blackface Deluxe-Amp.
     
  11. Snfoilhat

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    All-time favorite. Vox AC-inspired amp. Faux EF86 cascaded into more-or-less real Top Boost plus all-tube spring reverb and power tube bias-vary tremolo. Single-ended EL95. 2.5 watts. Jensen C10N speaker.

    Cat for scale. Cheers

    If a homebrew amp violates the spirit of the thread, runner-up is the Mesa Boogie .50 Caliber+ I had as a teenager. Didn't know a thing about amps, don't remember ever even looking in the back let alone pulling out a tube. But I remember it sounding awesome.
     
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    my 2003 Bad Cat Hot Cat 30 (no reverb)

    Before it I had these (in chronological order descending, .....for the most part)

    1964 Vox AC30
    Holland Gibb Droll 4x10
    Top Hat King Royale
    Germino CL45
    Vox AC30HW2X
    1964 Supro 16T
    Hiwatt Custom 50 Reissue
    Orange Rockerverb 50 (EL34)
    Marshall JCM 800 212 combo
    Fender Concert (Rivera era)
    Vox V125
    DRRI
    Emery Sound Super Baby
     
  13. Unionjack515

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    I always lean toward the Tone King Imperial MK1.
     
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  14. Blue Bill

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    My old '73 DR. I still love it.
     
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    ‘62 Twin-Amp
     
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    I don't think any of my amps are the "one." That's why I have so many and want to sell off a few to replace them with others. But a good BF or early SF Fender reverb amp usually ticks most of the boxes. Right now that would be my Bandmaster Reverb into a 1 X 12" cab with an EVM 12L.
     
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    ‘72 SR w CTS alnicos, black-faced. Glorious!

    Rivera SuperChamp- almost as good, way more portable

    Orange AD50 handwired into 2x12 cab when I want to rock hard.
     
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    My most played house amp is a Super 210 sitting on a 12" speaker bin plugged in..

    a beast of a thing. The clean channel is great, but the drive channel was window rattling at 1... I could never use that here...

    Came time for a cap job, while he was in there I got my friendly tech to mod it so the drive ch was more usable.... which he did quite well, he tamed the OD sweep and wired it into the V on the clean ch so it became a master V set up...

    now I can set the V and Gain where I want on drive ch..and use the MV to adjust the amp V..... I hardly use the clean channel anymore preferring a certain amount of drive going on.... I'd say it's a much better amp to use now....

    not the kind of amp to move around though... it hasn't moved from the spot where a friend and I lugged it into the house a decade ago.... plonk!....there you stay ..:)
     
  19. jamesepowell

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    Legend Rock n Roll 50 was the best of them all, but also loved a Legend A60 & a Mesa Boogie 50 caliber plus.
     
  20. teleman1

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    Was really into my Princeton Reverb, which is awesome. But then, I found a 1954 Supro Comet; tone & volume, 10 inch speaker. Game over.
     
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