Whats the perfect guitar to amp ratio?

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  1. Travis398

    Travis398 Active Member

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    I was thinking of getting a new amp and realized I may have more amps than guitars so maybe I need a new guitar instead? it seems wrong having more amps than guitars doesn't it?
     
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    South Park Well-Known Member

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    We need to start a support group for this .
     
  3. BftGibson

    BftGibson Well-Known Member

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    at the 24 to 14 ratio currently
     
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    LPMarshall hack Well-Known Member

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    there is no perfect ratio...

    you always need 1 more!
     
  6. Filipe Soares

    Filipe Soares Well-Known Member

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    the more, the better. and if you have more of one than another, buy more to make it even.
     
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    Gunner64 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    I have 12 guitars. Lost count on amps. My problem seems to be more of the fact that I have it stuck in my head that I need a cab for every head I have, which space wise becomes ridiculous..I need some sort of switcher..
     
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    jcm800gridlock Well-Known Member

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    I’m unbalanced, 5 amps to 4 guitars.

    I need to purchase a new/used Telecaster and then work on hitting the 6 amps and 6 guitars mark.
     
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    jcm800gridlock Well-Known Member

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    After buying three (3) guitars and two (2) amps already in 2020, I promised my wife that I would not look at my favorite music store’s website for a while. It’s been two weeks, but my willpower is getting weak.
     
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    Does it REALLY matter? Except for @Gunner64 s cab issue [I FEEL your pain] I have a few bedrock amps & guitars that won't go no matter what but the rest are in flux and subject to sale or trade IF something new [to me] shows up and I simply MUST HAVE IT!!!

    *** Disclaimer *** - I'm single, live in a total man cave and have no intention of ruining a good woman's life/sanity by spending any significant time with them. That is also subject to change but since hot guitar nerd wood working & shooting women aren't beating a path to my door that looks doubtful.

    Russ
     
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    For every 1 amp, there needs to be 2 guitars.
    For every 1 guitar there needs to be 2 amplifiers.
    Hope this helps explain, decreasing any possibility of confusion. :agreed:
     
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    neikeel Well-Known Member

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    Depends who you ask and when, me or my wife?:(
     
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    SWITCHER it all to a bigger room in the house ya mean.
     
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    have to say the moment switched to more cabs..so many amps have gone...most my Marshall's can get em all in same tone range..so the overlap is redundant..but give me some jensen in a good cab...that changed it for me in the mix...i never practice much on my own with just blatantly flailing into an amp for no end reason.you will never dial in a tone that works live or in the Studio...always practice with a mix to play to, ...you can hear by simply mic'ing a dif speaker how quick you can sit that guitar on what it needs to..def noticed playing with no band..tend to dial up way too much bass..then you go to the band..the clogging up happens...think JP..that was some serious great tone..it is more treble than we realize sometimes...now lil amps that OD in the zone are so fun to me..had a great run with amps...having so many to a/b aroundhas really led to.some conclusions that has really help make better music...i just needed many speakers to influence my tone or mix position than changing amps..IMHO...
     
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    125 amps to 127 guitars. Best to have a couple of spare guitars.

    I'm currently at 4 to 7. Need to catch up.
     
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    4 amps and 5 guitars, works out just great
     
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    I have probably about 10 guitars and I stopped counting heads after 40. That ratio works for me so I can't possibly see how it can't work for you.

    Mega plus one on a switching system. I need one bad.
     
  20. KelvinS1965

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    You might need to update your signature (or maybe you are deluding yourself. ;) ).

    I'm at 8 guitars and 6 amps (7 if you count an Orange Crush I'm currently trying to sell). I'm planing on selling one of my guitars (a Gretsch) so it will be 1:1 soon I hope.

    For me a Marshall Mini Jubilee, Fender Deluxe, a Vox and a small practice amp (happens to be a Champ clone, but anything similar) covers all I need really. So I guess 2:1 guitars is really what I'm aiming for, once I sell my JMP-1H and SV20H heads.
     

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