Amps we dont talk about in public.

Discussion in 'Other Amps' started by ricksdisconnected, Jan 15, 2021.

  1. riefil

    riefil Active Member

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    I currently love using my Boss Katana 100 version 1. After several tweaks using the software, got it sounding pretty damn good. Won't replace my DSL40C, but its a lot of fun for noodling around in the living room. My wife likes the power scaling feature the best!:applause:
     
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    I have three Carbine that I think sound better than anything I've ever used. One from the late 70's, one from the early 80's, and one of the carpet-heads from the 90's.
     
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  3. Wooferhead1

    Wooferhead1 Well-Known Member

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    marshall.jpg Still loving my Legend Rock N Roll 50 after 40 years of marriage. Playing it thru my extra Marshall 425B cabinet. The speakers made a huge difference. Pairs well in stereo with my VM, loves pedals, it's 2 channel nice cleans with huge headroom, separate back panel controls control each channel and loop levels. Solid state amp with a tube pre-amp. Everyone know the the yadda yadda, Billy Gibbons, ZZ Top, blah. Great Amp, I've only had to fix the "lighted" power switch (Marshall replacement I believe) changed pre-amp tube and kept the cabinet oiled.
     
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  4. MemphisMarshallMan

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    When I first started playing at 14 yrs old I didn't have hardly any money. I scraped together enough money working after school and bought a very well used Sunn Coliseum power amp, built my own crappy cabinet with a 15" speaker and learned to play. It was really really horrible, but I didn't care. It made sound and it was mine.
     
  5. MikeT

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    I've been repairing and building tube amps for over 30 tears. I have a house full of them. My furniture is all Fender, Marshall, Vox amps and a couple chairs. But I use a Quilter now. Never thought I would ever let a solid state amp in my front door. I suppose being 68 and not wanting to carry a tube amp around has something to do with it, but damn....it sounds good.
     
  6. groovenev

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    I had one of those in the 90's it was great! Sounded excellent... clean amp wish I kept it... light and loud :)
     
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    I had one of those in the 90's it was great! Sounded excellent... clean amp wish I kept it... light and loud :)
     
  8. francisca

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    First amp I had as a kid in the 80s was a Gorilla GG-25. My recollection is that is wasn't half bad from an absolute perspective, and quite good when considering the money I spent for it.

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  9. francisca

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    Heh, before the Gorilla I just posted about, I used to plug into the 1/4" Mic jack on my Mom and Dad's Stereo. LOL. I guess that was my actual first amp.
     
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  10. Mike J

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    Back in the late 70's I had a Peavey Classic VT. At the time I thought it was awesome, especially with that built in phaser, but then again I was just learning back then (on a Sekova LP copy). Not sure what I would think about the solid state preamp today. Either way, I would consider getting another one if only for the nostalgia of that being my first amp. Who knows I might be surprised and still like it.
     
  11. treblebooster

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    Not new if it has to be new, but I still use it all the time- my Pignose tube head. Beefy 6L6 tone, decent reverb, loud as hell. I’ve left it out in the rain (literally). Never replaced a tube. Occasional scratchy pot is the only maintenance issue. Only thing I’d change is making the boost footswitchable.
     
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    I have a Seymour Duncan Convertible 100w combo 1x12 Two Channel from the 80's it is Killer, early example of analog modeling you can change the pre-amp config to emulate almost any amp tone... way ahead of it's time but heavy!! I have 17 pre-amp modules...and was still using it for small rooms until covid... (good when you have trouble fitting the Marshall.... LOL [​IMG]
     
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  13. Joe Boots

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    I just ordered, and am awaiting delivery of, the SPARK practice amp. I was in the market for a newer practice amp, and wanted a new distortion pedal, and was interested in getting a DAW to record some stuff. After doing some research the SPARK amp delivered all of this. The reviews I saw were pretty decent, so I pulled the trigger on it. It was only $250 bucks ("only").

    Does anyone on here have one? What is it like?
     
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  14. stevoc

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    This was my first amp as well... loved the tube stack!

    my next amp was a 90 watt crate stack. I don’t recall the model but loved and played it for years.

    after that I went to a rocktron v50d, then one of those Korean made 50w Randall tube combos. Both were decent amps.
     
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    my firat amp was the headstock of my guitar pressed up against the sliding glass door untill l moved up to the microphone jack on the stereo reciever and a boss HM-2 . . . pretty ghetto but determined to rock!
     
  16. Leo27

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    I have an Engl Screamer 50. Really versatile.
     
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    ricksdisconnected Well-Known Member

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    love the HM2
     
  18. fitz288

    fitz288 Apprentice Fermi's Paradox Analyst Silver Supporting Member

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    When you get the Spark, start a new thread, I'd like to hear what you (and others) think about it.
     
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    I love my Pignose G40. I upgraded the speaker to a Celestion, replaced the tubes with Groove Tubes and with the right stompbox, it absolutely screams. And it's very portable. My only gripe is it's a 10" speaker but the 60 watt model has a 12" so maybe I'll get one someday. Or not.
     
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    I love the ID core for early morning headphone practice
     
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