Amp Collecting Out Of Hand...

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  1. Jam81

    Jam81 Member

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    wow all the people with multiple amps. Do you get to play them all? I only have 2 and sometimes I feel I don't play them enough when picking which one to use on a certain day :band::applause::dude:
     
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    You go brother!
    Nice collection, something to be proud of and most of all ENJOY:cheers:
     
  3. jmp45

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    I'm always jostling around to thin out the heard. Wifey always says no. She is a bit of an enabler.. She knows I would regret it. ;)
     
  4. Obi Plexi-nobi

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    Picked up a '67 Blackface Bandmaster head :usa:. Also bought a used Great Dane 100-watt '68-'69 Super Bass 'plexi-clone' head w/ EL-34's. Sounds like AC/DC meets Led Zeppelin...:uk:
     
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  5. Geeze

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    Oh yes - scheduled visitation for consistent use.

    Oh hell yes! One of the many reasons I'm single 9 years after my divorce. My current home is kryptonite to almost all women. If they walk in and still pretend to be interested I KNOW they're desperate. Saves time & $$$.

    I'm a bit of an experimenter and a flipper IF I don't like the bit of gear. I believe that you gotta try it at home / jam area to ready understand if they will deliver the goods you want. Maybe instead of thinning the herd you 'trade up' to improve the breeding stock. BTW your wife doesn't have a sister that's available?

    Russ
     
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    Geeze....guess I can consider meseff LUCKY since my wife does not care one way or the other what gear I get or really anything for that matter....
    God Bless er fer putting up with me:applause:
     
  7. jmp45

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    Hey Russ, I'm ok with the old amps, not really interested in anything new. Just considering on what is really necessary, I go back and forth on it all the time. Sorry, I don't think wifey's sisters are available. ;)
     
  8. Scumback Speakers

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    That pic is of the soundproofed garage (2/3 of it), I've got another pile in the enclosed patio at the house, and guitar cases out the wazoo in the 3rd bedroom/office.

    It's a sickness, but I refuse to let it affect me. LOL

    Next house we get will have a dedicated jam room/bar/bathroom and drum riser. That way no one has to do anything but walk up, plug in, sit down and play. That should be fun.
     
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    Yes...for me some get played more than others but I try to play them all and rotate through them regularly but sometimes I land on one for a while just because.
     
  10. tomsvintage

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  12. Geeze

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    @tomsvintage Damn! If one of those beautiful guitar holders shows up when you get to 18+ Marshalls I plan to get to work!

    Update - I did some horse trading and the JMP2203 with the Partridge OT is now in the house. There are many worse things to be collecting for sure!

    Russ
     
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    :lol: LOL !!
     
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  14. ampmadscientist

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    1987 - amp is in a combo cab at work
    Satellite Barracuda - his take on a JTM45
    JMP 2204
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    You only need 47 more, to complete your collection ! Getting close...
     
  15. London John

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    I'm pleased to report that over the last few months I've sold 4 x 18w, 3 x JTM45 (one script, two block logo), 1 x pinstripe 4x12, 1 X '59 Bassman, 1 X '65 Deluxe Reverb and one early Wallace head/cab.

    I feel better for it, as they just weren't getting played.

    On the plus side, I've bought a '59 ES-175 and a '32 OM-28.

    I'm taking the collection back to only what will be on the long-term "keeper" list.
     
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    Gotta have pics of the '32 OM-28.
    A nice old Martin is on my long term wish list.
     
  17. boola1

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    I'm in the process of selling my house and temporarily chopped things down to my '71 50w, Princeton Reverb II and my favorite Les Paul.

    I miss my Tremolux but I could easily live with what I have now. I really should think about selling the other amps, it's just hard to let go.
     
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    Good thing you sold all that tripe. :lol: Now you can get on to that serious wood case Crate collection.
     
  19. shakti

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    I still have the disease pretty badly, although I try to draw the line at having multiples of the same amp...failing even at that! I also try to have one speaker cab per amp, aiming for the "perfect" combination

    1964 Vox AC15 Twin
    1965 Vox AC30 Twin (treble model)
    1967 Fender Super Reverb
    1973 Hiwatt DR103 and SE4123 speaker cab
    1976 Boogie Mk 1 combo (60W, rev, EQ, Altec 417-C speaker)
    1970 Marshall Super PA (will mod to Super Lead and JCM800 specs) with 1970 4x12 with T1511s

    Then the homebrews:
    Fender Tweed Deluxe 5E3
    Hiwatt CP103 ("The Who") amp with 1969 Sound City 4x12
    Marshall 18w 2x12 (vintage chassis and OT, 1966 T1220s)
    Marshall JTM45 block logo/RS OT/Clapton knobs with 1966 pinstripe 4x12 with T1221s
    Marshall JMP50 (bass preamp, EL34s, switchable tube/diode rectifier) with 1967 pinstripe 4x12 with T1220s
    Marshall JMP50 (bass preamp, diode rectifier) with 1970 4x12 with 2xCerwin Vega ER123s, 2xT1281s
    Marshall JMP100 (Super Lead with "West Coast" mods, 6550s) with 1969 4x12 with T1281s
    Marshall JTM45/100 with 4x12 with 1966 T1281s (still hoping to find a tall bottom cab for this)

    Am I done yet? Hmm....I still have plans for another Bluesbreaker combos with a pair of alnicos I have. And I sometimes miss the Hiwatt Jimmy Page model I sold. Other than that, I *think* I am done.
     
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  20. London John

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    To avoid any concern......I still have:

    2 X 18w
    2 X JTM45
    1 X pinstripe 4x12
    1 X white front 2x12 columns (pair)
    1 X tweed Fender Super '59
    1 X tweed Fender Pro '59
    2 X tweed 5e3 Deluxe '59, '56
    1 X Wallace combo
    1 X Maestro GA2-RT
    1 X AC15 '60.
     
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