What’s the best amp for Teles and Strats?

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  1. telemystix

    telemystix Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    They make guitars other than Teles and Strats?

    Since when?

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    Ya, they do, but the makers try to make them look like Teles and Strats.
     
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    Deluxe Reverb
     
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    As usual, people ignore the OPs question and just take the opportunity to list their favorite gear.

    Any amp will sound good with a tele or strat, if you like the sound of teles or strats. Any guitar will sound good with a Fender amp, if you like the sound of that guitar. Don't over complicate things. Just play.
     
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    Just flipped my SC and need to get some slapback echo back in my life for my Princetons.
     
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    "Best"?
    No such thing exists unless you are under 8 years old.
     
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  7. fjblair

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    A good amp. I play all of my guitars through the same amps.
     
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    Jared Purdy Friend of Leo's

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    The Princeton Reverb or a 5E3 (57' Deluxe). I use to have a Tele and i do have a Strat and they both sound great with both of those amps.
     
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    I play mine through a 5e3 Deluxe, Vox AC4HW1, and VSA Vintage 15 (PR clone).

    I really love it through all three...
     
  10. Obelisk

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    I like my 61 6G9A Tremolux the best. That amp sounds great with about every guitar you throw at it. Though the Tremolux can't do metal, but it has a great clean sound and has nice growl when pushed hard. Not having onboard reverb isn't a big deal for me plus the Tremolux has one of the best sounding bias modulating tremolos of the lower powered 6G amps. I generally bridge the normal & bright channels and mix the levels depending on the guitar. My Tremolux is the last of my amps I would give up. 35 watts of Fullerton glory.

    The Vibrolux Reverb would be my second choice in terms of an amp that works for both Strats & Teles. Wish I owned one though I am fine with my Pro Reverb. The less robust power supply of the Vibrolux just makes for a greasier guitar sound that really works great for single coil equipped Fender guitars.

    Of the small powered combos, I would go with a 6G3 Deluxe as being a great amp for Strats & Teles. The 5E3 Deluxe & Deluxe Reverb get more accolades, but the 6G3 Deluxe is the one for me.

    The other all time classic would be a tweed Bassman. Those work great for Strats & Teles. I prefer a Super Reverb or Concert used in conjunction with humbucker equipped guitars, but the 5F6A Bassman with a Fender guitar is a magic recipe.
     
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    I mentioned a Princeton Reverb and a Deluxe Reverb in an earlier post for smaller venues.

    I still prefer the tone from my Super Reverb over those amps and even at lower volumes.

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    Whichever amp said tele and/or strat happen to be plugged into.
     
  13. Bob Arbogast

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    For the longest time, I would have said my Vibrolux Reverb. But these days I'm leaning toward my 2x10 Deluxe Reverb. The key, in both cases, involves tuning the treble and bass response by a few well-chosen component swaps.
     
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    String Tree Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    What amp DOESNT sound good with a Strat or Tele?

    Personally, I LOVE my 1973 Triple Threat amps.
    Fender Champ
    Fender Vibrochamp
    Musicman Sixtyfive 115.

    My '80 Marshall JCM800 seems to like them too.

    Live, it has been a split between my Vibrochamp and my Musicman for many years.
     
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    there is no 'best amp,' there is no 'best guitar,'---it's all context-dependent on what you want to do.
     
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    I would imagine any Fender tube amp will sound glorious with a tele or strat . I’ve had many of the Fender tube amps over the years and never had one I was disappointed in. I’ve certainly had favorites . Probably my drri and 59 bassman Ltd at the top,but no wrong answer here.
     
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    Depends on what you want...A small fender like a Blues Jr., Princeton, or Deluxe reverb Reissue...or you could go with an Orange amp...they have several, I hear that the Orange Crush is nice little amp. You could also get a small Vox or Marshall, you also have amps that are small like Pignose and Blackstar makes a number of small amps. Not to mention the Honeytone N-10, the Boss Katanna mini, and the Yamaha desk amp. Not to mention the options from amp companies like Roland.

    It all depends on your budget and the sound you want. I personally use a 25 by Stage which is a solid-state 1x10 deluxe reverb style amp.
     
  18. rze99

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    I find Teles sound great through all my amps.

    My Strats sound best to me through my Marshall - fat and big and juicy - and through Tweed types when using the bridge pickup which I find more fussy to avoid thinness and nasal tones.
     
  19. Chiogtr4x

    Chiogtr4x Doctor of Teleocity

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    Exactly!

    I don't have a high bar-
    An amp with a Clean tone ( I can't really describe, I just know when I hear it, and there is variety here...), power enough to play gigs, and Reverb.

    Between the guitar and amp controls, and finding the 'right fit' dirt box, I will be happy.

    ( I guess I don't need the amp to breakup on its own for me to be happy- I prefer to use a pedal to produce the distortion I want to hear at any volume, including really quiet)
     
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    To be fair...aside from a few buskers how many people do you know that play live gigs with a Pignose...unless you're Ralph Machio in Crossroads.
     
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