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most of the time i use a mesa boogie mark II with an old 12" SRO spkr. it's heavy as hell, but sounds great.

i also use a roland jc-50 which is the 50 watt 1- 12" spkr version of the jc120 they don't make it anymore, but i wish they did. this one is old (82) and when it dies i will be sad. sounds good for a solid state amp.

Those who can,do. Those who cannot, usually run the monitor mix.
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Depending on where I'm playing and what band it is:

 

'68 Marshall 50 watt Super Tremelo (red)

'74 Marshall 50 watt Super Lead 2x12 combo

50's Gibson GA-40 combo

Mesa Boogie Formula preamp

Mesa Boogie 20/20 power amp

Mesa Boogie 50/50 power amp

Silvertone 2x12 combo

Scholz Research Octopus midi switcher

Rocktron Juice Extractor

Rocktron Intellifex

ART X-15 Multifoot midi controller

Tubeworks Mosvalve power amp

Vox overdrive

Dunlop Crybaby wah

Dunlop Univibe

Ernie Ball passive volume pedal

other miscellaneous sundry pedals

Marshall basketweave 4X12 top cab (Greenbacks)

Marshall 1x12 (pair; Celestion Heritage 30's)

custom built 1x12 (pair; Celestion Vintage 30's)

 

I think that's about it... yikes.

 

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This message has been edited by Chip McDonald on 04-06-2001 at 03:03 AM

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'72 50-watt Marshall with 4x12 cab

'73 50-watt Marshall with 4x12 cab

Bluesbreaker combo

Marshall JCM800 50-watt 2x12 combo

Fender '63 Vibroverb

MusicMan 130 2x12 combo

Marshall 9001 preamp (2x50 watt power amp)

Marshall JMP1 preamp

Soldano SP77 preamp

Roland GP100

Line6 Asys212

POD

Ampeg SVP Pro preamp

Ampeg SVT Pro 2 bass amp (2x10 and 1x15 cabs)

Les Pauls, Strats or Tele

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I don't wanna talk brands, but my criteria are:

 

1)Loud, clean, full-range sound (distort to taste w/stompbox)

2)Low noise

3)Easy one-hand carry

4)Fits in the trunk of a small car, along with guitar.

 

IMHO, you can do any job with a 50-watt single-12 combo; at giant venues, your amp'll be miked.

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You ever see Dread Zepplin? They use these Rocktrons are whatever they are clipped to their belts, I suspect going straight to the PA. What a wild band anyway. For my money I'd rather see an eclectic band than a tired format of radio slag.
Down like a dollar comin up against a yen, doin pretty good for the shape I'm in
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Originally posted by fet:

IMHO, you can do any job with a 50-watt single-12 combo; at giant venues, your amp'll be miked.

 

I agree with you. I can play anywhere with 50-watt single 12 combo!!!

If it sounds god, just play the darn thing
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udontsay

Here goes....

Starfield 100watt groove tube preamp

Soldano ( I forget sorry ) Pre amp ( maybe a 110?)

1968 Vox AC30

Starfield 100watt Stereo Power amp

Vintage Orange 50watt head

Orange 4x12

2x Marshall 4x12 stereo cabs

2x Marshall 4x12 mono cabs with black widows (yum yum)

Line 6 Pod Pro

TC M One

Qudraverb 2

Bel Digital Delay

Cry Baby Wah

Roland GT3

DBX Compressor Limiter

Ultracurve pro

I think thats about it except for my beloved Les Pauls of course..

 

Simon http://www.musicplayer.com/ubb/eek.gif

...remember there is absolutely no point in talking about someone behind their back unless they get to hear about it...
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If you are asking just for a survey:

 

Peavey Prowler 45 watt combo

Yamaha DG-60

Mostly these days I use a Line6 POD into a PA; I will only use an amp for small jam sessions.

 

If, however, you are asking because you want to buy an amp:

 

1) Take your time. Better to be sure than to make a quick choice and hate it.

2) Try every amp you can, with YOUR guitar. Try any friends you have. Visit every music store within two hours drive of you. Play them all.

3) Find something that sounds good to YOU. Everybody has their own personal style and taste. What one guitarist thinks is the absolute best sound they have ever heard may seem like crap to someone else. If you like it, it's good.

4) A specific recommendation: if you are getting a tube amp, don't be afraid of the smaller models. Tubes don't get that really great sound until you crank them up. A 30 to 50 watt amp will blow you clean out of a room if you turn up to that sweet spot. A 15 or 20 watt amp will do a lot better for practice and smaller jams.

 

Just my thoughts; hope that helps.

 

Take care,

 

Glenn

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A 1966 Ampeg Reverberocket 2 with an added pre-amp and a JBL K-120 speaker, an Oliver B200 through a Mesa Boogie 1x2 cab with the Celestion made Black Shadow speaker, and a 1968 or69 Vox Pacermaker.

Psalm 33:3

The best instrument you have, is your heart.

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Simon says:

>>>1968 Vox AC30

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YOU BASTID!!!!!! http://cwm.ragesofsanity.com/s/cwm/angryfire.gif

You Limies get all the good amps... http://cwm.ragesofsanity.com/s/net7/beerchug.gif

 

 

As for me:

 

For live---Peavey TubeFex,Digitech TSR24,Peavey Classic 50/50 power amp, Peavey 410E Speaker cab.

 

Also for recording---Pre CBS(not sure of the year) Fender Bandmaster head, and a Pod Pro.

 

There a few short mp3's of the live rig here:

 

http://www.alltel.net/~russ/

 

 

This message has been edited by KHAN on 04-06-2001 at 11:45 PM

So Many Drummers. So Little Time...
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Khan wrote:

>>> YOU BASTID!!!!!! >>>>>

 

Now then Khan..... I think thats it is almost possible that I may know who both my parents are..... whoever they may be http://www.musicplayer.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

 

Simon

PS. Now repeat after me........ I luv my vox AC30,I luv my vox AC30,I luv my vox AC30,I luv my vox AC30. hehehehehe

...remember there is absolutely no point in talking about someone behind their back unless they get to hear about it...
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Originally posted by Tedster:

Go here:

 

http://www.vintageamps.com/showroom.html

(Evil laugh) http://www.musicplayer.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

 

I think that guy is a dealer; a friend's brother has a similarly ridiculous collection of Vox amps who I think knows that guy.... I don't see the point in it.

 

I don't think I have a *lot* of amps, since I have a purpose for each. Now when I think about what I *have* had - and the accumulated loss selling them... uhg.

 

On the other hand, I got the Marshalls really, really cheap. I figured out they were cool long before apparently everyone else did. Unfortunately I failed to see the future inflationary prices: I bought the '68 for $350. The '74 combo was basically my first amp: $350 with two Greenbacks in it, AND a new MXR Distortion+. I've probably had about 5 or 6 other plexis/Super Leads, and I never paid more than $500 for any of them.

 

Uhg... I remember when you could take a trip to Atlanta and there would be stacks of plexi heads everywhere, nobody wanted them, all between $275 to $400. A student of mine back then bought a great 100 watt plexi for *$250* from a guy in Atlanta: and we were considering skipping it because "well, it looks a little beat and we can probably find a nicer one for around $325". It used to be so much fun, plugging into all of those old heads: and educational, learned a lot about variability of those things during that time. You could find maybe 25 Super Lead heads used in Atlanta at any given moment back around '85-'86... I remember when I first plugged into one with some sort of distortion pedal at some little store long since gone in Atlanta and thinking "this is THE SOUND, obviously: why are people *not* buying these amps? I don't get it.....?"....

 

I remember stacks of vintage studio gear: played through an 1176 once when I wanted a compressor for a clean sound wayyyy back, and they didn't cost anything. If I only knew people were going to figure this out years later!!!! Ahg.... Vintage Marshalls.... Man, I remember when I had a black face Bassman head I bought for *$50* from a store in town that had LITERALLY a *pile* of blackface Fender amps... Nobody wanted them! AHGGG.. and I didn't think "hey, one day you're not going to be able to just buy one of these for $50 when you feel like it".... Ahgg....

 

AHHHGGG.....

 

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I use two LabSeries L5's. I bought the first one because it was the sweetest sounding amp in the store. A few years later, I bought the second so I could go stereo.

 

If I had to replace them, I would look for two more. Of course, they aren't very easy to find, so I hope these never die.

Scott

(just another cantankerous bastard)

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A few years back I sold my "bar-band" rig, a Plexi 50 watt Marshall and (2) 4x12 Marshall cabs... cause I thought I was done with being in a band, and I didn't have anywhere to play where I could crank my Marshalls up enough for that "good sound".

 

Oh well... if we're lucky, we learn from our mistakes.

 

Now I have a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe, (which sounds pretty good at low volumes), and a POD.

 

I have to admit, despite the POD's lack of completely realistic sounds, it's got me wondering about owning some of the actual classic amps I had never played... especially the Budda TwinMaster, Soldano, and Matchless heads.

 

guitplayer

I'm still "guitplayer"!

Check out my music if you like...

 

http://www.michaelsaulnier.com

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guitplayer wrote:

>>> I have to admit, despite the POD's lack of completely realistic sounds, it's got me wondering about owning some of the actual classic amps I had never played... especially the Budda TwinMaster, Soldano, and Matchless heads.>>>

 

You must check 'em out, I've just bought a Soldano and IMHO its a fab preamp, much fatter and more tonaly variable than the ones in the Pod Pro that I have. A Matchless is definately next on my list. In truth it is a totally different beast in reality. I guess ya just can't beat the real thing huh?

 

Simon

...remember there is absolutely no point in talking about someone behind their back unless they get to hear about it...
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Live: A Vox AC15 with a Vox Wha (including some chemical spray for the pots http://www.musicplayer.com/ubb/wink.gif ) and a Ibanez TS9 TubeScreamer. A Fender Voodoo Strat and a tweaked Ibanez AM-50.

 

In the studio: Koch KV50 (Dutch amp, 3 channels) and the VoxAC15 running true a Palmer Speaker Simulator PDI-03 direct to a mixer, pre-amp or DI. Same guitars: the Voodoo and the AM-50 and some weird acoustic.

 

My main thing: the Palmer. I used to use it live as well. But nowadays I let a technician put a mic in front of my amp. With the Palmer is was just too easy for them and they have to sweat like me http://www.musicplayer.com/ubb/wink.gif

 

Tip: hit the strings HARD!

 

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I am the proud owner of a Fender Bass Breaker which is a Fender Custom Shop Bassman with 2X12 Celestion 35 watt speakers. I can't wait to get this sucker into a club or large venue.

 

In addition to that I have:

 

Peavey 5150 with a Fender 2X12 Celestion Vintage 30's cab

Peavey Classic 50 4X10

Fender '65 Deluxe Reverb Reissue

Line 6 POD

 

Hope I'm done.

 

 

 

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Hello boys and girls.

 

 

72 Marshall 4X12 with greenbacks

'69 100w plexi

'69 RI 100w plexi.

 

Line 6 60w flextone

Fender Deluxe Reverb

 

Tubeworks:

Realverb

Tube Driver

Tube Screamer

 

Prescription Electronics: Exp. Pedal

 

Dan Echo

 

Vox and Budda Wah

 

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Next on the buy list

 

Budda Verb Master (super sweet)

Marshall Bluesbreaker Combo!!! Really want one

 

If any of you guys or gals have or know who is selling one (Blues Breaker Combo)at a good price let me know (email). sidewindermusic@prodigy.net

 

Later

BK

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1969 Ampeg VT-40

1965 Fender Pro Reverb

 

Got the Ampeg cuz it sounds like how I think rock guitar is supposed to sound. Nuff said. http://www.musicplayer.com/ubb/biggrin.gif That, and I've had it since 1979 and never had a problem with it, including the time the back door of my first car, an old station wagon, came open and my amp rolled a couple of blocks down the street. I picked it up, took it to the gig, plugged it in and not a thing was wrong with it.

 

Got the Pro cuz I wanted something to provide a counterpoint to the raunchy Ampeg - something a bit cleaner, but still warm and tubey sounding, not like a Roland amp or something. Between the two amps I can get virtually any sound I want. I have an Ernie Ball stereo pan pedal and I can control the mix of the two amps with that, if I want to mix 'em together.

 

And hell yeah I'd buy either of them again. In fact, I did - the first blackface Pro Reverb I owned was stolen about 10 years ago, and I made a point of finding another as close to it as possible.

 

--Lee

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1971 Marshall Super Lead 100 watt head with either a 2x12 cab with V-30s or 4x12 cabs with 25 watt green backs.

 

Fender Deluxe Reverb with an extension closed back 1x12 cab - JBL speakers.

 

I use these 'cuz they give me the Classic Rock tones that I grew up listening to. I also use them 'cuz it's all I have right now. I'd use other amps if I had them. I would use different amps for different applications.

 

I bought them 'cuz I found it easy to get great sounds with them.

 

Yes, I would buy them again. If I could afford it, I would probably upgrade to Blackface or Tweed Fenders ('55 Bassman) and older Marshalls like the JTM 45 and use the Pinstripe cabs.

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Hmm, judging from the above, rack setups seem to be out these days. :-( Here's my rig...

 

Marshall JMP-1 preamp

Mesa/Boogie Studio preamp

DMC GCX switcher (for MIDI switching between the two preamps)

Rocktron Replifex effects processor

Peavey Classic 50/50 stereo tube poweramp

Marshall 2x12 cabs

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fender sidekick reverb 65

1. makes my el cheapo squire tele sound fabulous

don't like marshells

love jc120's but can't afford one

2. it belonged to a friend so I fell in love with it thru playing and

jamming at his flat. When he gave up electric guitar I jumped at the

chance to buy it

3. yes, it's solid state, and I can't find any mention of it on the fender

web site, but it sounds terrific.

 

pod

1. great versitility, easy to use

2. great versitility, easy to use

3. yes, great versitility, easy to use

 

ps I much prefer my el cheapo squire tele (korean) against my mexican strat?

strange but true

 

This message has been edited by gjh on 04-16-2001 at 08:53 AM

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