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What's your gigging amp history like?

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by loopfinding, Mar 16, 2021.

  1. GuitarsBuicks

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    I am thinking about getting a Bassbreaker. What are your thoughts on it? I am looking for something to give me a reason to offload my Hot Rod Deville.
     
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    * 70s silver face twin
    * 70s Peavey Bandit
    * 80s GK 250RL first through a Marshall 4x12, then later through 2 2x12 cabs for stereo ... so loud (and probably something to do with my deafness these days!)
     
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    For gigs from 1990 to 2020, when it all stopped.
    -MusicMan 65 210
    -Fender Twin Reverb
    -Fender Super Reverb
    -Roland Jazz Chorus JC77
    -Fender Deluxe 112
    -Fender Ultimate Chorus
    -Fender The Twin
    -Fender Blues Deluxe
    -Fender Deluxe 112 plus
    -Mesa Boogie studio 22
    -Fender Stage 112
    -Peavey Classic 50
    -Peavey Classic 30
    -Fender Hot Rod Deluxe
    -Kustom Defender
    -Roland Blues Cube
    -Koch Jupiter 45
    -AER Compact 60
    -Bugera AC60
    -Fender Prosonic
    -Mesa Boogie F50
    -Mesa Boogie ElectraDyne
    -Mesa Boogie Subway Blues
    -Fender SuperSonic 60

    For concerts I' m always asking for Fender Twin Reverb because is easy to have!!
     
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  4. Old Plank

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    My history has been pretty simple .... a warhorse '69 VR for umpteen years; and in more recent years as I'm less inclined to lug that thing around, a '75 PR and AC10. There's been others along the way, but those 3 by far.
     
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    Most of my performing past was with acoustic, starting with an original Loudbox (250 watt single channel) and occasional electric through Peavey Valveking then Hot Rod Deluxe. They didn’t satisfy my loud/clean.
    When my group asked me to play electric a couple years ago, I started with a Strat through my Pro Jr. IV, then got a Champion 50XL for louder cleans, also playing a Player Tele by then. For acoustic I use Bose S-1 Pro or Bose L-1 Compact.
    Now using Tele through Tone Master Deluxe Reverb Blonde, and that’s the best yet.
     
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    Peavey Bandit 65
    Seymour Duncan 84-40 (40 watts 2x10")
    Roland Jazz Chorus JC-77 (80 watt 2x10")
    Marshall 1987 reissue with 4X12 slanted cab
    Marshall DSL 2000 50 watt with 4X12 slanted cab
    Marshall DSL-40 1x12 combo
    Peavey Delta Blues (30 watt 1x15")
    Fender '65 Twin Reverb Reissue
    Fender '65 Super Reverb Reissue
    Peavey Nashville 112
    Bruno Cowtipper head with Marshall 4x12" slanted cab
    Matchless Phoenix 35 combo 2x12"
    Sound City SC-30 (30 watt 1x12" Hiwatt clone)
    Mesa/Boogie Fillmore 25 (25 watt 1x12")
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    We always mic things up so I’ve never needed an overpowering amp. I started with my deluxe reverb re-issue and I got sick of carrying it around and then I went to a blues Junior and then I went to a black star 2O watt head with two avatar 12 inch bottoms. Our sound guy used to make fun of me because he said John we only mic one speaker it’s kind of silly that you bring both of these out but truth be told I thought it looked cool. These days I bring a Vox pathfinder 15 R. Again we mic everything so I really don’t need more than that and it’s a great sounding amp so that’s what I do these days.
     
  8. northernguitar

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    2x12 is nice for stage volume in a bigger club or outdoor venue.
     
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    Me too brother, me too! LOL!
     
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    1968 Vibraluxe Reverb
    Marshall 40 W hybrid (1-12") not sure of the exact name; didn't keep it long.
    1970s Fender Twin
    1965 Fender Twin Reverb Reissue
    2000-ish Fender Hot Rod Deluxe
    2020 Fender Deluxe Reverb Tone Master
    2020 Fender Twin Reverb Tone Master
     
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    I really am happy with mine I actually traded in my Blues jr towards it as as a good of an amp S it was it was more of a one trick pony in my opinion. The Bassbreakers clean are definitely fender,and as you climb the gain stages really gets into Marshal/cranked Bassman territory. The 30 watt would probably be where I started if trading a Hotrod Deville. Your Deville the 2 12 or 4 10 model? Love the 4 10's in one of these
     
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    Super Reverb
    Stereo (tremolux head/cab - Plexi with ampeg 4/10 bottom)
    then years go by
    Crate vintage 50
    Boogie Studio caliber 22
    Blues Jr
    DRRI
    Goodsell
    Supro
     
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    For the majority of bar and home players, the stacks were unnecessary and just made the sound unbearably loud.
     
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    I've used Hoffman, Tone King, Fender, Victoria, Matchless, at least another dozen boutique amps I can't remember. When I got my Goodsell Super 17 MkIV I was done. Best gigging amp o' them all.
     
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    Its an '05 Hot Rod III Deville 212. If it was a 410 I would probably be more inclined to keep it as it would match my SR. I just wish I could figure out what it wrong with it. The new tubes didn't help...
     
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    I can't see a use for this amp! It has the most un-Fender clean sound. Tries to be a tweed but can't come close, far beyond the classic BF - SF era sound. Better stay with your Hot Rod Deville!
     
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    1980 -Peavey Artist 240
    1993 -Crate VC2110r
    2010- 72' SF Bassman head, Weber Cali 15" in homemade pine cab.
    2018-Carr Rambler
     
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    If it made useable sounds I would consider it. There is so much feedback from just a cable into the input section that you can't really hear anything else. Its even there when you bypass the preamp and go directly into the power amp. It has embarrassed my twice on stage. I can't afford to deal with that kind of temperamental amp. At least my peavey amps can take its place and then some.
     
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    When I first started gigging I borrowed my buddys old solid state combo Yamaha. Not sure what it was but it was like 100 watts and had 4 - 12” speakers. It was huge but sounded great. I was shocked when I found out it was a solid state. Then I graduated to a ‘65 Twin reissue for about a year, then my main gigging amp for years was a ‘59 Bassman reissue.

    In recent years I’ve been scaling down in size. I went from a H&K Tubemeister 18 to a Fender Pro jr. now I just graduated to a big boy amp, and my first real vintage amp. A 1958 Supro 1606 “Super”. Nowhere to hide with this one LOL.


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    Direct to the PA through a DS-1 or a Rat is my favorite. Otherwise it’s been borrowed whatevers from someone else on the bill. Unholy racket isn’t very picky.
     
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