What's Your Go To Amp At Home

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  1. JacksonCharvelAddict

    JacksonCharvelAddict Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. I have been a Yamaha fan for years. I got the Magicstomp when it came out just so I could get all of the SPX effects in one little stomp box. i think the THR would be a great amp to keep in my living room and to take on trips for something to jam on to keep my sanity while at relatives houses.
     
  2. jchrisf

    jchrisf Well-Known Member

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    Which one do you have?
     
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    If you guys are looking for an amp to use without making noise for others AND something very small. I've been using a Quilter Microblock 45. It's a pedal-sized amp with a headphone jack and a direct line-out jack, but it doesn't need a speaker-load to be used, if desired. I like this because, at low volumes, I don't like hearing my strings.
    Otherwise, if I'm by myself, everything is fair-game up to 100w full stacks.
     
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    I sourced all parts separately which turned out to be not very complicated and a fun thing to do provided that you live in a major metropolitan area :) . I ordered Chassis and faceplates directly from China :) As far as I know Mojotone sourced their chassis and faceplates from the same manufacturer. I actually compared them and they do seem to be the same including color. Classic Tone power transformer, Hammond OT and choke, yellow Mallory caps, F&T filter caps. I built the amp personally and it's been perfect for the last three years I have been using it. I believe that I did a high quality job because the amp generates virtually no hum or unwonted noise and it is very touch-sensitive and loud. I used unmodified 1969 schematic. I believe that Hammond OTs are not lacking in anyway compared to the best modern clones. I did many comparisons with all 50 Watt Plexis I could lay my hands on and I am convinced that Hammond is just as good as any other modern clone out there. See how a Hammond Bassman replacement part OT compares to the original Bassman OT and to the Mercury Magnetics. I used a Hammond 50 W JTM replacement part OT: http://www.hammondmfg.com/pdf/EDB1750U.pdf . Hammond manufactured OTs for the Bassmaster amps and they competed with OTs used by Marshall and Fender during the Plexi era. What other transformer manufacture today can say this?

     
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    Even though I have many Amps including 2 Marshall stacks' I practice mostly in my upstairs computer room with a Kustom Dart' small little amp that has that vintage tuck and roll blue cover' Years ago MF had them on sell at xman time for $100 for 2 of them' Got a Red and Blue. They have a great sound at low volume. Now they go for over $100 each on ebay if you can even find them.
     
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    2555X amp into a 2551AV cab
     
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    Jethro Rocker Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Dammit!! Now I have to look at one of those. Seems like a nice simple emergency backup.
     
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    Yea, it's PERFECT for a back-up. It's easily good enough to be a main amp as well, if that's your thing. It's not a "toy" like some other small amps (the mini Fender, mini Marshall, the mini Honey amp, etc....they all sound like clock radios
    I even have one of those little smokey amps (the polymer version) and it's cool & fun as a novelty but it's not really usable. But for a $30, 0.5w, 2" speaker, deck-of-cards-sized amp/speaker, a novelty is what you get. The little Blackstar Fly3 is $60 and while it's twice as much as the smokey it's 100x better.

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    Jethro Rocker Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    You got me looking at the Quilter Interblock 45 now...:(
     
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    I play though an attenuated 50 watt 2204 type clone my dad built from a Weber kit. I also have a battery powered micro cube that sounds pretty awesome considering what it is.
     
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    My DSL5CR has shouldered the load at home for me since May or so, but it’s probably going to be left out once my JVM arrives next week. I am also having my 76 Fender worked on soon so I will have two amps other than my 5CR to use at home. I have occasionally used my 40CR at home, but it stays at our church most of the time because I’m too lazy to move it back and forth.
     
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    I have a '57 Tweed Champ on top of a DSL5c in the living room.
    I slave the Champ into the DSL from the hi input.
    If I need to use reverb or EQ pedals I turn on the DSL.
    If not, I can run the OD into the Champ if needed.
    For wicked awesome tone I run both at once.
     
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    1987 Marshall Silver Jubilee 2550 w/Rockman EQ, Rockman Chorus (yeah, I still use one), and 2 x Rockman Echo.
     
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    Aren't you worried it'll disappear one day?
     
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    Believe me, the thought has crossed my mind. Access to our facility is tightly controlled (by staff) and it’s about as secure as you can get. I have accepted the risk, if the amp gets stolen I will replace it.
     
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    My living room rig,I use the 15h for the clean channel with the mesa flux five in front for low volume.
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    When i want to play later in the evening i go to the mudd room.
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    My ‘15 DSL40C with an Eminence Swamp Thang speaker.The amp absolutely rips with this speaker. I oscillate between the amp’s gain and a Bogner Red for my heavy tones. I use the amp’s gain when gigging or jamming, and use the Bogner Red when I have to play more quietly. Btw, I can’t say enough good things about the Bogner pedal. Absolutely the most amp like dirt box I’ve ever played. It body slammed my BE-OD off my pedalboard. I promptly sold the BE-OD.
     
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    Or other people messing with it that don’t know what their doing? When my buddy house/dog sits for us, I put the main power cords for my tube driven amps in a drawer because he’s just learning to play, and I don’t want him messing with them. I’ve got a Line 6 AMPLIFi 75 he can use.
     
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