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Solid State amp you've known and loved,,, or hated,

Discussion in 'Modeling Amps, Plugins and Apps' started by ASATKat, Oct 17, 2020.

  1. schroeder

    schroeder Tele-Meister

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    I picked up mine for $75 to use as a 2x12 speaker cab. Lots of noise that was just broken solder joints on the filter caps. Last year I went opposite direction & converted from speaker cab to a head. Definitely an amp to play using the clean channel.
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  2. schroeder

    schroeder Tele-Meister

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    My first real amp was a Fender Stage 112 SE. Sold it to my Brother-in-law when I got a tube amp. Tried a few times to buy it back, but no luck.
    I have since gathered up a small amp collection of small/medium/large tube & solid state amps.
    It needs a lot of work, but this SS Ampeg GT-10 sounds pretty good. Full size reverb pan. Discrete components - no chips.
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  3. Abu Twangy

    Abu Twangy Friend of Leo's

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    My current fave SS is my Acoustic Image Ten2. I bought it as a clean jazz guitar amp and bass amp. 800 watts of Class D power, two 10" speakers and a switchable tweeter.
     
  4. chrisdb

    chrisdb TDPRI Member

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    about 20 years back I had a used Peavey TransTube Bandit that was remarkably soulful that I now regret selling after buying a Peavey 1x15 Delta Blues. I have a friend gigs out a lot and he leaves his vintage Fender amp home and always plays through his Peavey Bandit on gigs.

    I also have an Acoustic 150 with a matching 6x10 cabinet that the original owner practically gave to me. It had been sitting in his basement since the 70's and he wouldn't take more than $100 for it. I'm starting to use it much more now that I have discovered the JOYO amp modeler pedals... the "American" in particular... that lets me dial in a nice tone without getting uncomfortably loud in my own basement.
     
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  5. stormsedge

    stormsedge Friend of Leo's

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    I like and use my Quilter Tone Block 201 all the time. I never really bonded with My Fender Mustang I (had it for 10 years at this point) or a Traynor Reverb Mate 30 (I picked up at a thrift store).
     
  6. LesQuire

    LesQuire TDPRI Member

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    Fender Tone Master Deluxe Reverb, ZT Lunchbox, ZT Lunchbox Reverb and Electro Harmonix Magnum 44. These are my SS amps that I love. Think I prefer most of them to the few tube amps I've owned, a Hot Rod Deluxe and a Vox Night Train 15. The more I use my ZT Lunchbox Reverb the more I realise that I can get pretty much any sound that I like out of it when combining with a gain pedal. It's much more flexible than you'd think!
     
  7. Mr Perch

    Mr Perch Tele-Afflicted

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    He did when I saw him in Madison. It sounded good, too.

    I had a little Acoustic G20 that I liked pretty well.
     
  8. Mr Perch

    Mr Perch Tele-Afflicted

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    I bought a Mustang LT50 last summer. It took extensive computer tweaking to get the tones that I want, but it can be done. It falls just short of the sweetness of my Dean Markley tube amp, but it is super convenient, on-board effects, and I can carry it in one hand. And, it is loud enough to gig with.

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  9. driver8

    driver8 Tele-Holic

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    Peavey Bandit with an American Sound is a great combo
     
  10. McGlamRock

    McGlamRock Poster Extraordinaire

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    I have an old Peavey Studio Pro 50 (ca 1983) that I love! It's only 20 lbs, has a 12 inch speaker, it's loud, and takes pedals well.
    It's my new practice amp once those resume

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