Is one amp enough?

Neptical

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Personal preference. Some people ( such as myself) find that variety is the spice of life. Many amps offer something completely different than the other which can spark creativity. I like to plug in to different amps on a daily basis as it sparks new riff ideas without getting stagnant on one amp. YMMV.
 

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Do I really need it?
You're asking the wrong people...
One is never enough.
Hard to argue.
Some people ( such as myself) find that variety is the spice of life. Many amps offer something completely different than the other which cab spark creativity.
My thoughts exactly.

If you need a backup, does it need to be the same amp?
Different amps will give you different options.
But if you have a line on a great deal, you might not want to let it slip away.
 

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I have one amp, a Studio Vintage head.
Its my favorite amp and I dont care about buying a different model.
A friend is willing to sell me his SV for a great price.
Do I really need it? It would just be a backup if mine went down.
If you gig its a good idea to have a backup, for home maybe dont need it. For home get something totally different for variety. :yesway:
 

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I could do one amp says the guy with an abundance of amps hehee.

I thought I was practical. Turns out I'm not while I look at my amp stable.

I appreciate different voicing's too.

Can't have enough plexi!? Go for it. It'll be a happy ending.
 

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Technically, yep, plenty of legends made one amp work, especially when you factor in a couple different sounding pedals/guitars to run through it, not to mention different cabs if in the studio, etc...but man, a second voiced amp really opens up doors (I'm sure you know this and are just asking about a backup/second though, which I dunno, seems redundant to me...but if you love it, why not!)
 

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I get what you are saying and might want to reword your title as it will result in different replies. People are commenting on a scecond amp, as in - any backup. Not having a double of the same amp. Then there is the question of getting an amp that you already own, at a good price; just because of that.
I have one amp, a Studio Vintage head.
Its my favorite amp and I dont care about buying a different model.
A friend is willing to sell me his SV for a great price.
Do I really need it? It would just be a backup if mine went down.


The single reason I have two SV20 heads, one is waiting to be converted to a 1992 SV20. IOW the SV20 circuit is described by Marshall as the 1959 - Superlead circuit. Since Marshall has no offering, I need a Superbass!
Its my favorite amp and I dont care about buying a different model.
..for now, but, oh you will.. I believe Marshall did such a good thing offering modern players a 60s amp circuit, you will probably endeavor through all the Plexi's. until you hit the 2203, then it begins again!
Two SC's also on the list- same principle!

These (NMV) amps are a Jekyll and Mr Hyde when voltage and volume is put into the equation. YMMV
 

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I've owned many amps and don't need to look further than a second SV.
I sold all these a few years ago.

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At a great price .. then hell yea you need to snag it..
There is nothing better than playing through both of them at the same time..
One is never enough.

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Mitch
Plus you have to try them out hooked up together just to make sure everything works okay as it should and then just like me you will love it and say I will never play thru just one amp when 2 amps is twice the fun ! For real :headbanger:
 

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Ask yourself this...

were your amp to become damaged or out of service, requiring you to be without the amplifier for as long as a 2-3 week bench lead time, and then another 2-week parts-ordering/arrival with supply-chain bullshit, how fundamentally content or OK would you be doing without?

There is your answer.

Two is one; one is none.
 

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