Jazz Guitar Posted January 23, 2004 Share Posted January 23, 2004 For me I knew in 1974 Boogies were 4 me. One Santana concert was all it took. 30 years later, I still vastly prefer Boogies to "English" sound. Some people did manage to get good sound from their early Marshall Plexis, like the Allmans and Robert Fripp. But those amps were CRANKED to 11. Not practical, not healthy. Master volume controls do have their place and advantages. That's why Marshall and Fender were in such a rush to copy Boogie. [disclamier-some say Traynor had the first MV, some say Bogen PA amps were first] For the most part though, Boogie usured in the sound I like to this day. True, today many brands can get a Boogie type sound, that wasn't the case for many years though. So anyway, I bought a Boogie because Santana, Carlton, Ford, Bullock, Holdsworth, Fripp, and a cast of zillions play them, and the tone and sustain sounds great to me, even to this day. Have you recorded an MP3 today? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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