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What amp has been the best match for you and your Tele?

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by skhan007, Dec 5, 2020.

  1. skhan007

    skhan007 TDPRI Member

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    Maybe it’s an amp you currently own, used to own, wish you could own, or have personally played. What amp brings out the best in you and your Telecaster?

    For me, it’s my Alessandro Black ‘n Tan. Lots of fancy innards wrapped in a flamed mahogany head shell. About 12 watts, but stunningly glorious sounding.

    Post pics if you’ve got ‘em and give a description.

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  2. Ricky D.

    Ricky D. Doctor of Teleocity

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    A stock 5E3 for me.
     
  3. Dismalhead

    Dismalhead Poster Extraordinaire

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    My AC15C1 goes really well with my Tele. Not necessarily true with my other guitars.
     
  4. Phrygian77

    Phrygian77 Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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  5. JL_LI

    JL_LI Friend of Leo's

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    image.jpg This one. My Mesa Boogie Express 5:25. The pedal on top is a Boss EQ-200. I get everything I need from clean to growl to smooth jazz with my Telecaster through this one.
     
  6. gridlock

    gridlock Poster Extraordinaire

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    Usually one of my Marshall’s.

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  7. Treynor

    Treynor Tele-Holic

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    The Dallas 50 combo does the trick for me :cool:

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  8. Richie Cunningham

    Richie Cunningham Tele-Holic

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    I haven’t tried it through my HRD III, but it’s pretty sweet with my Champion 100 XL and Boss GE-7.

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  9. Obsessed

    Obsessed Telefied Silver Supporter

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    Oddly enough, it is my slightly upgraded 2w Greta, especially going through my homemade 10" cab. My initial intent was just a living room practice amp, but now I'm using it for recording. I don't play any other guitar through it, and it seems built just for the tele. I usually run a combined trem/reverb pedal with it. IMG_2979.JPG
     
  10. TokyoPortrait

    TokyoPortrait Friend of Leo's

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    Hi.

    Interesting question.

    I bought my first Tele, an MIJ 60s style, almost three years ago to the day, and tomorrow I will have had my second one, MIJ 50s style, for exactly one month (just checked my NGD posts).

    Anyway, this thread makes me realise how few amps I’ve used my Telecasters with.

    The first, 60s style one mostly at home with my hand wired Vox AC4HW1 & Yamaha THR10. But also out and about with a couple of Marshal JCM something or others, all of which except one sounded terrible. Also a few times with Twin Reverb reissues, which always sounded rather good.

    I remember that that one Marshall sounded really great clean. Full and warm. The drummer actually stopped and went, ‘Man, your guitar sounds great.’ One time when I was using a Twin he also stopped, and this time said, ‘Finally, I get to be that guy, the one that goes, you’re too loud.’ I was really digging the Twin.

    But my Vox remains my fav of the limited number I’ve tried. Finicky at times, but also glorious when driving along. It can get a really beautiful range of breaking up through to quite overdriven tones. Big, full, cutting yet still warm (enough).

    My recently acquired 50s has only been used at home so far. Different than the 60s oriented one, but still gloriously great into the Vox. Esp. the bridge pickup. I caught myself just mindlessly strumming chords the other day with it. It was just so pleasing as a sound.

    Anyway, thanks for the thread. It prompted me to fire off an email before replying here. Time to get out and about again.

    Pax/
    Dean
     
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  11. Cheap Trills

    Cheap Trills Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    show off! ;)
     
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  12. Viejo

    Viejo Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    6G3 Deluxe
     
  13. harpdog

    harpdog Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    I’ve played through all 4 pictured. Love the Pro Jr., gigged a lot with the Champion 50XL, enjoy Tele through the Rumble 100, and most recently started with the Tone Master Deluxe Reverb, which will take over the gig role. Probably my favorite at this point.
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  14. Milspec

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    Of all the amps that I own, surprisingly it has been a brownface princeton clone.

    I love my vintage Fenders and my VVT, but that clone is spot on for the tele
     
  15. Novak

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    Orange 32..covers all the bases
     
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    Peavey classic 30
     
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    I have Goodsell amps and for last 10 years have used various versions of Richard's Super 17 1x12 combo w/ EL84s. That's for me is the perfect gig amp w/ a tele. Thicker sound w/ a upper mids bump that it sits forward in the mix. For a more fender-ish sound I have a Goodsell V6 w/ 5881s. I don't believe there's one amp that does it all, there's two different sounds from EL series power tubes vs the 5881, 6V6, 6L6 food group.

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  18. MilwMark

    MilwMark Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Roland JC40 or JC77.

    Flexible. Dynamic. Great onboard MV. Nice reverb. Loud.
     
  19. twangking

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    Ac30, bandmaster, twin reverb. I really need something with a full tone stack.
     
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    Richie Cunningham Tele-Holic

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    Many bonus points for the Champion 50 XL. I have a 100 XL for my living room, and I love the Telecaster into it.
     
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