Oh man, don't become addicted to amplifier choice.

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  1. zeedoctour

    zeedoctour Tele-Meister

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    Bugger. Too late.

    I went through this with guitars and survived to be cured apparently. I don't want to have to go through that again.

    Besides, I don't get all the abbreviations you amp masters use. I don't want to learn even more stuff. Can I just be happy with my BDV212 and my V22 ?

    (and my Pignose)
     
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    Nope... Where's the fun in being satisfied with what you got..
     
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  3. Guitarteach

    Guitarteach Poster Extraordinaire

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    The realisation that Amps are 95% of the tone and feel of a guitar can be quite the revelation for those conditioned to think it’s just guitars.

    Ohhh.. The wasted years and money that could have been spent on even more effective gear.

    It’s never too late to come to the understanding though. Good luck in amp world
     
  4. zeedoctour

    zeedoctour Tele-Meister

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    Look I can't afford surgery and my self image can't either.
     
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  5. zeedoctour

    zeedoctour Tele-Meister

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    I'm trying really hard to ignore your message but it's not working.
     
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    Telecastoff1 Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    More Amps....it's a disease! You can't stop at just one....or twelve!
     
  7. Guitarteach

    Guitarteach Poster Extraordinaire

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    1979 JMP 50 Master Lead II. Just got back from two weeks on road and first thing I did after putting on the kettle for a cup of tea, was plug into this!

    Brings forth the voice of the Gods - clean or dirty! Best amp ever?... Perhaps. A decent classic Marshall has to be in your collection.

    What you looking at?

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  8. zeedoctour

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    I have a BDV212, 60 watts, and it's really nice. Too heavy to take everywhere and if I do a performance, unless something totally unexpected happens, it's going to be a small room, relatively speaking. Lately I have been playing through my V22 almost exclusively ... because while the reverb isn't anywhere near as nice as the BDV212 ... it's got balls ... is nice clean and weighs half of what that BDV212 does. Rated at 22 watts it's loud enough for where I'm likely to be playing.

    So what would I like next ? Something with a lot of headroom, what they call a "good pedal amp". With a nice spring reverb. That weighs 20 pounds, tops. I don't care if it only has 1 channel and nothing over 15 watts. Even 10 would be ok. I'm still not sure if it should be able to play outdoors off a battery pack, but that would be useful as I don't have anything that can do that, other than my Pignose, which is not adequate for live work without a PA. (some would say even with a PA, but that's up for debate)
     
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    zeedoctour I'm with you on this one man. I was a blues player here in the 60s and I've been a guitar tech for more than 40 years but there are times when I start looking for a piece of rope and a sturdy tree strong enough to take my weight. I've tried banging my head on the workbench to no avail. Maybe I should just go out and find some Mary Jane.
     
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    cover your pickups with a plastic bag and tape it up when you do that work bench therapy ... you don't want to get any hair in your pickups
     
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    cured mine..took a bt but learned exactly what i liked in studio & live

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    Game over
     
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    To paraphrase Rudyard Kipling, a guitar is only a guitar, but a good amp is all tone.
     
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    That horse left the barn a looooong time ago. This is the TDPRI after all.:confused:
     
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    Least it ain't TGP.... LOL

    I never set out to be so interested in amps. Next thing I knew, I had rebuilt a couple! Even worse than enjoying playing through different amps, is learning how to wire them. Once I rebuilt one, I got a fever for capacitors and resistors.
     
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    OP, just wait until you realize how much speakers affect things... ;):lol:
     
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    The kicker in there is the 20 pounds -- I don't think that can be done with a tube amp. The lightest amps in my garage -- a Blues Jr, Marshall OR20c, Gibson GA-15 -- all come in at around 30. Otherwise the Blues Jr would be a decent pick, widely available;e & generally cheap, with a workable spring reverb & a lot of flexibility. I actually like the Origin better, more flexible, sounds great, but you'd have to buy a reverb pedal.
     
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    My V22 already has a speaker swap in it. An Eminence Redcoat Gov'ner and I have to say, bloody nice upgrade too. So I guess I'm doomed. :eek:
     
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    amps are so much of the whole sound. that is why you have to experiment.

    so, you don't get all the abbreviations. then what is a bdv212 and a v22? ha!

    play music!
     
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    So you get satire ? Glad I wasn't wasting my time. ;)
     
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