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Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by dscottyg, Apr 21, 2021.
They make guitars other than Teles and Strats?
Ya, they do, but the makers try to make them look like Teles and Strats.
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.
Just flipped my SC and need to get some slapback echo back in my life for my Princetons.
No such thing exists unless you are under 8 years old.
A good amp. I play all of my guitars through the same amps.
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.
I play mine through a 5e3 Deluxe, Vox AC4HW1, and VSA Vintage 15 (PR clone).
I really love it through all three...
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.
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.
Whichever amp said tele and/or strat happen to be plugged into.
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.
What amp DOESNT sound good with a Strat or Tele?
Personally, I LOVE my 1973 Triple Threat amps.
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.
there is no 'best amp,' there is no 'best guitar,'---it's all context-dependent on what you want to do.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.