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Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by Tele-beeb, Aug 4, 2020.
I can't remember the model, but this one old Supro amp sounded just stupid good!
A 18 watt 2x10 Bad Cat with Reverb at the Arlington TX Guitar Show in early 2000's.
Two come to mind.
The first was a Groove Tubes Soul-O 75 head and 4x10 cabinet that had custom tool leather. It was at a local GC in the late 90's. It had been special ordered for someone who refused delivery whatever reason so they were selling it for a $750. It was a very nice amp but rather loud so I hesitated even though I was pretty flush with dot-com and Y2K consulting bucks at the time. Someone else snapped it up soon afterward.
The other was a Victoria Vicky Verb I tried out at a rather hoity-toity guitar store. It had a really nice sound and a really big price tag.
Ampeg VT-40 4x10 60 watt combo guitar amp. Transparent and present and in that 4x10 way, clear, loud, easy to get a useful sound out of.
On bass, an Ampeg SVT with 8x10 cab at gig volume. The real deal
mine was probably one of the handwired deluxes that fender put out a couple of years ago. i was playing an es-339 through it and i consider that to be the finest guitar noise i ever made. all of blues rock and classic rock right there in my hands. but i never played a strat through it and that 339 made anything sound awesome. wish i had kept it!
before that, the best i can remember was a bruno cow tipper.
70s OR-120s and OR-80s through orange 4x12s. have used them in studios, at the time i didn't have the cash for them. now i could probably build one, but i don't exactly have a use for them. i've thought about making 15-30 watt versions in the past though.
A friend's 1979 Mashall JMP Mk II.
I have never owned a "good" amp per say. I wish I could afford one. I just got my first electric 7 months ago. I love it. I want want want a "good" amp, one of these days. Played acoustics for 30 years. Never elec. I'm a lefty so it's not been easy. I think I have opened a new box recently and have learned so much from playing an electric. I plug into a cheap amp and make it work(home use only)! I love plugging into a nice tube amp any chance I can. One of these days I know I wil get onel. Too many health and financial issues right now so I'll be happy with what I have. It's wonderful just to be able to play with what I have. Keep on pickin!!!! Twin reverb or vibrolux would be nice one day!
I once plugged into a B-52 AT-100 head through a 4X12 cabinet in a guitarshop, while waiting for my frettless bass' maintenance. I ended up spending the whole afternoon in there. It's a three chanel Mesa dual rectifier style amp, not something I would be interested in normally, but it was warmed up, and I plugged in. It had a chrystal clear clean channel, and two separate were distinctively different od channels. I was tempted to buy it, but my tiny attick can't store a giant like that, not to mention I could tear down walls with it.