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WHAT is THE best sounding amp you've ever played through?

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by blowtorch, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. blowtorch

    blowtorch Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Mine would be either an old silverface Fender Twin loaded with huge iron (I think maybe EVs) that I played in a studio while recording some stuff for a honkytonk band, or a Mesa that someone let me play at a gig, don't remember what model that thing was.
     
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    1971 Marshall 100-watt Super Lead or a 1966 Super Reverb
     
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    1965 Gibson Recording Amp
     
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    5e6a Bassman.
     
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    teleamp Poster Extraordinaire

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    1965 Princeton Reverb
     
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    A buddy of mine let me use his 1958 Bassman one night for a gig. I was totally amazed by it. The transition between clean and dirt was so gradual and broad, that every nuance in your picking produced some audible effect. It was bright, but gentle, if that makes sense.
     
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    peavey stereo chorus 208 into an old martin pa
     
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    LabSeries L-5.
     
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    I,ve owned every Blackface amp but the "Tweed Bassman" is the King:!:
     
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    were the lab series L-9'S AS GOOD AS THE L-5'S?....there is a couple that are up for sale
     
  11. Dave_O

    Dave_O Friend of Leo's

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    I did an outdoor festival gig back in the mid 90s, used a 50watt JMP Marshall with a basket-weave Greenback quad with my 52RI.

    The.
    Best.

    Louder than sin, but better even than my AC30 or my old HiWatt
     
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    Morgan SW50R for clean. Bloomy, warm, insane. Sounded great with overdrive pedals too, but crazy good clean sound, especially with single coils.

    Another Morgan for "natural" gain- Morgan 30/800, in "800" mode. Creamy & crunchy goodness. Very Marshally.
     
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    jmiles Friend of Leo's

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    My '56 Pro Amp.
    The old Lab that I had, with the 15, would be my second choice. Well, no, third choice. Second is the '62 Super.
     
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    I played an outdoor festival a while back and plugged into the strangest of (supplied backline) rigs - a 150 watt Line 6 spider head running into a vintage looking Marshall 4x12. It sounded absolutely glorious.
     
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    andyfromdenver Friend of Leo's

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    60s Vox AC15 with orig speaker.

    Very tangy. Like spicy food the sharp highs were painful at first, then start to tickle the ears in a nice way.
     
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    For clean playing, a SF Twin Reverb with an extension cabinet holding JBL D-130. The guitar was a '66 Epi Riviera.

    For overdriven lead guitar, An early SF Super Reverb cranked up to 7 at an outdoor street party. No mics on the amps. I had to keep turning it up. Great sustain and overdrive. Guitar was a '68 LP Gold Top with P-90's. Unfortunately, I was in a country rock band and I would have been better off with a Tele and a Twin. I can get close to that tone with my H-6 LP, a Zendrive and my Vox AC-15.

    Honorable mention to some tweed amps and a Vox AC-30.
     
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    KC Friend of Leo's

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    I've got a Bad Cat Black Cat 30 that I like a lot, and I did once play through Lowell George's old Dumble -- quite a nice sounding amp, despite not having time to really get it dialed in. But there used to be a blackface Super Reverb that sat in the back room of the Top Hat bar that I would borrow once in a while which was exactly the right fit for the club -- you could turn it up loud enough to get it to sing without killing people with volume. Man, I loved that amp!
     
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    1964 Fender Vibrolux Reverb with one original speaker and one Scumback speaker.

    This is my personal holy grail Fender amp.
     
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    like these? only thing louder than one is three!!
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    tele12 Friend of Leo's

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