Amps we dont talk about in public.

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  1. ricksdisconnected

    ricksdisconnected Well-Known Member

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    lets talk amps. no marshalls, no friedman, no boogie, no kits, no orange or vox,
    none of the popular amps we normally talk about.
    what amps do you have and love that we just normally dont talk about or consider?
    i know this could get embarrassing for some of us but hell some of us might find
    something new to look at too.
     
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  2. pedecamp

    pedecamp Well-Known Member

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    I loved my Crate G120, played it for 20 years before I got my first tube amp, no shame here it worked for me at the time! :yesway:

    Matter fact a few years ago I was in a band and used the 100 watt solid state Peavey that was in the rehearsal room rather than drag my heavy amps there and I was pleasantly surprised how good it sounded! I wish I knew what amp it was I'd consider getting a used one if they were cheap enough. :yesway:
     
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    RCM 800 Well-Known Member

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    I have a Silvertone 1483 I found literally on top of a trash heap. Plan to go thru it and bring it back up one of these days. Most of my working but junk amps ended up gifted to new players.
     
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    RCM 800 Well-Known Member

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    Got a 212 crate combo in the late 80's. Good reliable but never got the sound I wanted for it. I think I still have the power section from it, I tore it a part and made a head to put a preamp in with the crate poweramp. Had a Blue Voodoo half for a minute in the late early 2000's. Liked it but the clean channel was too loud and back then I had no idea how to mod things. Probably could have fixed it with a different kind of volume pot. Its ok cause that was just another step in my path to Marshalls.
     
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    pedecamp Well-Known Member

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    Mine was a 2x12 combo with chorus effect built in, the damn thing was 70 pounds! Break my back every time I took it somewhere!
     
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    FleshOnGear Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I had a Blue Voodoo. It wasn’t half bad, it was a solid amp. Ended up trading it toward a used JCM2000 DSL100, which was my first Marshall.
     
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    GIBSON67 Well-Known Member

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    I got my 1965 Lectrolab R400C about 20 years ago, great little amp! I put a G10S50 in there for a little more volume and some light bass playing, again sounds great!
     
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    Nitrobattery Well-Known Member

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    One of my favorite amps on the planet seems to often get overlooked. Splawn amps, to me, are a mix of all of my favorite things about a 2203, a 5150 and a Boogie Mark IV...with none of the things that I don't like about those amps. Really clear, really articulate and cut through a track/mix like no amp I've ever owned (and I've owned a lot). I keep trying to find something to dethrone it, but I always end up thinking that it's not even close. At around $1,100 on the used market, they're a sleeper of an amp that can hang with all of the super expensive boutique stuff.

    Another contender is the Soldano designed Yamaha T100. I played in a band with a guy that had both a T100 and a T50, and those things sounded absolutely ripping. He paid under $500 for each of them. Smokin' amps.
     
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    LPMarshall hack Well-Known Member

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    I unabashedly tout how much I loved my first amp...the Crate Stealth.
     
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    tce63 Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    I have a Laney Laney Lionheart L20T-112

    Fantastic amp, just like a eraly VOX on the clean Channel, and the Gain Channel is like an old Marshall type :)

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    trax1139 Well-Known Member

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    I had an “Earth” head and cab of some kind. Don’t remember the model #s or much else. Just that the cab had 2 15s. It looked kinda like Peavey gear. You can see the silver dust caps on the speakers. Yeah, that’s a Roland Space Echo sitting on top of the head behind the chick’s tambourine. Wish I still had that! F30C600F-BBF4-468D-812F-26C58A0A0495.jpeg
     
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    Brian Setzer Probably has your echo, I read he hordes them lol
     
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    trax1139 Well-Known Member

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    That Rat Bastard!....
     
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    Filipe Soares Well-Known Member

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    maaaan that was nostalgic to me. my first ¨real amp¨ was a Crate GX130C, which is pretty much what you have described: 2x12, chorus, weighted a frickin ton, mine had casters to make things easy. I use to carry my vocalist over it when we were drunk... Oh I miss being 18yo!
     
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    RCM 800 Well-Known Member

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    yea I think mine was a G120C XL.
     
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    pedecamp Well-Known Member

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    I'll never understand why it never occurred to me to put casters on it, I was so young and dumb...
     
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    We had a Vox Berkeley from the 1970's in our band, it was pretty nice. Wish I still had it.
     
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    StratoMarshall Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Back in the late 80's I had a Crate G120C head and 4X12 cab. It actually sounded pretty good. Stereo head, stereo cab. The chorus was sweet and deep!
     
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    ricksdisconnected Well-Known Member

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    ok guys i was meaning in current time. do ya have anything
    we dont usually talk about on here.

    like for example, i have a Egnator Rebel half stack that i just love.
    its not to loud, takes pedals well and is my main practice amp.
    not a lot of bells and whistles to distract me while im practicing either.
    the cool feature is it has a blend knob where you can select 6V6 or EL84's
    and any amount of blend in between. a great amp especially for what i use it for.
     
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    rick16v Well-Known Member

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    I have a Bassbreaker 007.

    Quite dark sounding, but great for a low headroom valve amp.
     

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