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What amp do you use for home/quiet practice?

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by markal, Apr 20, 2016.

  1. cboutilier

    cboutilier Tele-Afflicted

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    1975 Super Reverb. Practice clean to get my techniques down. Use a pedal for dirt if I absolutely need the gain to get the sound right for what I'm working on.
     
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    Zepfan Doctor of Teleocity Gold Supporter

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    I have a Ruby that I made in a Behringer 10watt practice amp that quit working, I designed and built a dual 386 chip bridged amp head, Got a Crate G20C XL and a Silvertone 1482 Tube amp.
     
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    THR10, but if it's packed up in the bag I'll just turn my Mark IV down real low.
     
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    My little Fender Champion 600, "the Juice Box" Image1495825311.398019.jpg
     
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    Vox Cambridge Reverb, it's a '66 and I've had it since 1969.
     
  6. Riffraff12571

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    I've got a bunch of of 25w and lower amps to pick from so it changes all the time.

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    My most recent addition as a birthday present from my wife. I asked her to get me a WGS Invader 50 speaker (50W Greenback) for a DIY cab I made from a trashed Hammond M111. While getting that she saw this Bugera T5 and got m that too. It's a single ended EL84 with a 12AX7 in the preamp. It's a .5/1/5w amp with a MV. I'm running a '70s Crybaby into a Musket Fuzz in front of it and it sounds surprisingly good at all volume levels.

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    An acoustic.

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    I have a Mesa Lonestar Special, and a Tone King Ironman 2 attenuator. But lately, I've found that I like my low volume stuff to sound like an amp that would traditionally make those lower volumes. So, lately, the Pignose has gone from decorative to a surprisingly capable and charming little tone box.
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    68 DRRI sounds good even at low volumes. just need a transparent OD in front.
     
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    For strictly low volume home playing the Yamaha THR10C! Amazing little amp!
     
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    I have an AC15 I play on at home too. If I want crunch I just turn up the channel volume. Great tone at any volume at least I've had it to. May be heading out to the county in two weeks and will be able to completely open it up.
     
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    I use a Mesa Mark V 35 combo. Sounds great loud or quiet.
     
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    Never heard of it till I looked it up. Way cool amp you got there !

    My practice amp is usually
    1. Vox amplug.
    2. Fender Greta.
    3. 2003 Carlsbro 59 Spirit (all British hand made and one of a kind) 2-el34 2-12ax7 with Master volume and the sweetest tone. 12" Celestion classic lead 80. Basically it's a 50 Top but better. I also have a blonde 50 Top half stack for my full band practice and gig rig and it rocks the socks off
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    I have a SLM (CRATE) V58 US made with stock celestion 8", opamp upgrade to the texas instruments , (cleaner), one tone bypass cap clipped out, got a strange two way tone knob that's supposed to go from smile to frown, has an effects loop that uses a 1/4" stereo jack and y cord, plugging halfway into the effects jack with the guitar cord bypasses the ss gain pre and tone stack giving it a low gain darker champ sound, cool little amp for the hundred I paid for it, they made some junkie ones from the far east that have a bad rap.
     
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    Most of the time Mustang II on '65 Twin with FX
    on '63 Spring Reverb.
     
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    A Laney Cub 8. ECC83 preamp, 6V6GT O/P. When clean there's a Zoom reverb in front.
     
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    Picked up a used Spyder with a single 12 and built in FX. Fun little amp to goof around with. I see why the kids like them. Nice to have a few FX when practicing without dragging out the pedal board. Plus the headphone out sounds good with a pair of Sony phones.

    I have a 1985 Mesa Boogie Mark IIb and a Morgan PR12 loaded with a Weber for my onstage rig(s)
     
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