What amps are y'all using?

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  1. teleworship21

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    This is basically me as well, except a Blues Jr. NOS with the Jensen 12" mic'd in a room behind the stage to FOH. My volume is at about 2. My board has dirt, delay, and I'm in the market for a new reverb pedal for it.
     
  2. TwangBilly

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    My main amp is a 1970-71 Music Man 1-12" 130W combo in a Tolex cab.
    It's a great, loud, clean amp, very much similar to vintage Fender sound. Works great for everything I do, from "twangy" to "bluesy". It doesn't start to breakup and get "fuzzy" or OD until a very loud volume though, most of the time too loud for where I'm playing. A pedal would be the solution but a so rarely need OD I haven't gotten one.
    I do use a compressor, delay, and volume pedal occasionally. I'm kinda old school I guess.
     
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    I have owned a couple of the 65's and loved them. GREAT clean amps that take pedals well.
     
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    Yes the stretching is nice but what bothers me much more than the simplistic music is how much of a box modern worship seems to be in today. The commercial stuff is all a formula and everything has seemingly become so "clickish" in the worship scene today. Got to have the right gear and such or you are not cool and it all seems so shallow.
    The nastyest board I have ever been on was a worship board and there was SO much arrogance it was truly shocking.
    Didn't mean to rant but it's really refreshing to get some where it feels "real" for a change!!
     
  5. Armann

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    Mesa Boogie Express 5:50 V1. Awesome clean sound and the burn channel is really good. Been playing in churches for 22 years now.
     
  6. Southpaw Tele

    Southpaw Tele Friend of Leo's

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    I just bought a Mustang III and have used it twice at church. I'm loving the tones and with the 2 and 4 button foot switches, I'm set!
     
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    I use a Super Champ XD, lined out to PA. No pedals, just the Fender 2-button footswitch. Go between the clean channel and either the Vox or Modern Marshall channels for dirt.

    For our monthly Saturday Nights, I use a 2-amp system with the SC XD mic'd to PA instead, and the line out slaved to a MosValve 1x12 on the opposite side of the stage to make the stage volume spread out without overtaxing the SC XD.

    Here's the SC XD mic'd:

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    Here's a shot of the whole stage with the SC XD on the left and the blond MosValve cab on our right:

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    I have batch of electrics (23 iirc, but a couple not gigworthy) and try to rotate through them.

    I don't own anything formerly owned by Aerosmith. The blond MosValve used to be owned by Charlie Hargrett of the Southern rock band Blackfoot though. Hope that's real enough. ;)
     
  8. tonedr

    tonedr Friend of Leo's

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  10. 1962guitargeek

    1962guitargeek Friend of Leo's

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    I just started using my tele again (vice acoustic)..I have my trusty Classic 30 & my Keystone equipped pine partscaster...very nice!

    may get a Fender if things ever turn around for us financially
     
  11. theskypilot

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    Two for Worship

    Most of the time I use the Vox AC-15C1, but once in a while I need the Blues Jr. just for a change of pace.
     

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  12. jonhart

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    '66 Bassman. The bass channel has been turned into an overdrive channel, but I don't even use it.

    I love this amp. It's a great platform for pedals and I also use a tube reverb unit with it.

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  13. CapnCrunch

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    When I first saw the pic I thought awwwwww a 6g blonde baseman. The black bassmans are cool amps too, but the blonde's are some of the greatest amps of all time. Did you re-cover yours? It looks cool in blonde. What speaker/s do you run it through?
     
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    I didn't recover it. I have no idea how it ended up being blonde. I assume someone recovered it at some point but it looks like Fender might have just put it on there because that tolex is old and worn. I like the look of it though. I found that amp on Craigslist and picked it up for $300.

    As for speakers, I run it through a 212 cab loaded with '59 Magnovox P12Ns. (They are identical to the Jensens of the time.) It's a great setup.
     
  15. CapnCrunch

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    Are you sure it's a 66? Either way, you got a smoking deal:D I bet it sounds awesome with that set of speakers. I wish they still made real Jensens. The Celestion Blue would not be nearly as popular as it is, if they did. Bassman amps from the 60's may be the biggest "undiscovered" or forgotten tone secret. They really are great amps.

    I once saw Brian Setzer in a small club in Seattle when he was just starting his big band. It would have been around 1995/96. He played his old Gretsch through two Blonde Bassmans. I was standing about 20 feet from him and maybe 30-35 feet from his amps. They were LOUD, and I don't know if he was in the mains or not because I could hear his amps so clearly. I've never heard a better guitar tone from any player or amp. It was magical.
     
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    I use a GT-2 with a small pedal board into a DI box which takes it into the house. Sounds good.
     
  17. jonhart

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    It is indeed a 66. The serial number says so, and the transformers are from that year as well. It has that mod though so I'm sure it doesn't have quite all of the mojo it's cabable of having, but it still sounds great to me.
     
  18. smithsonian

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    we're currently trying out the Orange Micro Terror as opposed to building Isolation Cabs. so far it's working out pretty great. we can have them on stage without them bleeding out into the house or even blowing away anyone else on stage...and they still get a decent tube sound with that pre amp...it's definitely worth a shot at the price point
     
  19. Huxley

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    We use a Vox AC-15 every sunday but when we have 2 electric guitars I bring in my AC-30. We have a side room that use to isolate the cabs from the stage. It has been working out quite nicely.
     
  20. Southpaw Tele

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    I use a Mustang III v.2 set to a Deluxe Reverb or AC-15/30 model with lots of dotted 8th delay ;-)
     
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