played my 1st quilter - i'm impressed!

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by thunderbyrd, Apr 28, 2019.

  1. thunderbyrd

    thunderbyrd Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Dec 21, 2004
    central ky
    a friend just got one. it's a 101 Reverb through a matching 1x12 cab. sounded much like a really good fender, to me. the gain sound is really fine, also.

    I went on the quilter website and read that the bass and treble control makes a blackface deluxe noise, and the mid control brings out an "aggressive D-style bite". "D" meaning dumble, I guess?

    i'm not as knowledable on amps as most on the tdpri, but for 7 bills, this would do anything i'd ever need an amplifier to do, I think.

    those who know, is it as great as it seems? are there any drawbacks?
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  2. NothingGoatboat

    NothingGoatboat Tele-Meister

    Aug 26, 2017
    Southern California
    I've never played a Quilter, but it seems like you found yourself a nice amp. I recommend you bring it home and test it out there, if you haven't. I've found that testing amps in loud guitar stores doesn't always sound the same as anywhere else, haha. Good luck!
  3. Paul in Colorado

    Paul in Colorado Telefied Ad Free Member

    Mar 17, 2003
    R.I.P. 2019
    We've been using Quilter amps for the Hawaiian Steel Guitar Convention backline for the last few years. We also bring a Twin Reverb. More and more players are plugging into the Quilters as their first choice. Haven't tried the 101 Reverb, but it's one of the amps I'd like to spend some time with along with a DV Mark Guitar Friend II.
  4. dan1952

    dan1952 Friend of Leo's

    Jun 24, 2004
    Anderson, IN
    I used a Quilter on an outdoor gig without being mic'ed, probably 1000 people. 1 -10" speaker, sounded great, if I were still able to play guitar, I'd have a Quilter!
  5. Ringo

    Ringo Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Mar 16, 2003
    Memphis TN
    I have a Quilter Micropro 12" combo, it's about the size of a Princeton Reverb and only weighs 21 lbs ! Still figuring it out as it has a lot of different options, mostly I pick one or two good clean amp settings and use my pedals through it.

    I started out with a 101 Reverb, at the time it seemed a bit dark sounding so I sold it, but looking back in fairness it may have been the speaker I was using with it. I'd be willing to try another one.
    And I had one of the little Quilter Interblock 45 amps, no reverb or limiter but it sure sounded good.

    The Quilter gear is pretty cool , compact , should be very dependable, Quilter is Pat Quilter the guy who started the QSC PA gear.

    There is a Quilter user group on Facebook FWIW, lots of good info there.
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  6. Jimmy Dean

    Jimmy Dean Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 2, 2009
    Portland, OR, houseboat
    I got a 101 without reverb last summer. Done with tubes.
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  7. czech-one-2

    czech-one-2 Friend of Leo's

    Oct 3, 2008
    East of you
    Ringo, I just got a used micropro 200 head and initially, when A/B'd with my other AMPS [yamaha G100 II, Fender Champ 12] I felt it was too dark sounding and almost flipped it. On a whim, I decided to try a JBL E110 with it and wow, there's the sparkle and Fender chime!
    So yes, speakers play a huge role in getting the tone in your head out of a Quilter. I'm keeping and gigging with it now.
  8. D_Malone

    D_Malone Tele-Meister

    Jul 28, 2018
    Ferndale, MI
    Yes, speaker choice makes a huge difference, as with any amp.

    I almost gave up on my Mach II head before I got an Eminence EM12. It’s giving me the sound I was hoping I could get from this amp.

    I find the Mach II to be very bassy/woofy. Seems to be a common complaint with the Quilter stuff. The EM12 tightens up the low end, and the highs are very clear but not harsh. Loving this amp for the first time since I bought it over a year ago.
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