What Amp Do You Plug Your SG Into?

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  1. javamagic

    javamagic Well-Known Member

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    [quote author=Voxman link=topic=18054.msg232948#msg232948 date=1242573653]
    I've always liked the peavey vintage 30 and I'm an old amp snob cause my ears don't lie to me ;D check one out if you can
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    Would that be the late 70s model? Remember hearing one around that time (a Fender tweed knock-off style) and it made the shittiest guitars sound wonderful. ;)
     
  2. oldrockfan

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    I've still not had a chance to play one of those dr z amps. I wish my GC carried the Dr Z stuff so I could try it out. Or i wish one of my music buddies had one so I could try it out that way. I've heard alot of good things about the Z amps.

    Re the AR/pistol vs amp question... hard choice... would be cool to have both!

    [quote author=revelroy link=topic=18054.msg232990#msg232990 date=1242645392]
    I'm going to a rehearsal studio after work today, located in NYC, and they have alot of 'boutique' amps for players to try. It's called ULTRASOUND and they have a website for you all to check out. Anyway, they have that Dr Z that I was posting about previously and i'm lusting after it.. SHITE! I need another amp like a hole in the head.
    I promised myself I'd buy myself an AR-15 and a pistol first...
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  3. revelroy

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    yep, ultrasound is a nice studio. I've known Jeff West for EONS...
    Yep, the peavey classic 30 looks like a tweedy knockoff, and it's a nice useful amp. not 'great' at anything in particular but pretty darn good for everything ['xcept metal, perhaps] really.
    pistol, AR15, Ruger mini 14... limited funds but want EVERYTHING anyway. laws of economics states it can't be done...
     
  4. marantz1300

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    This 1974 Hiwatt. It sounds nice and has ample volume. [​IMG]
     
  5. 1Way

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    [quote author=marantz1300 link=topic=18054.msg233216#msg233216 date=1243159435]
    This 1974 Hiwatt. It sounds nice and has ample volume. [​IMG]
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    (..ample volume..)
    ;D
    Ya,, for a rock concert. Do you play that rig at home? With or without a power attenuator?

    Sweet rig. O0
     
  6. marantz1300

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    Yes I play it at home .I have some Boogies too and a 1960's 6 watt Scala amp. The Hiwatts the one I play 90% of the time. I mostly use it with a 1x15 Fane cab.You can push the amp harder to reach nice tone at a lower volume then a 4x12. [​IMG]
     
  7. oldrockfan

    oldrockfan Well-Known Member

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    running a 100 watt hiwatt at home... hope you have very understanding neighbors ;)

    I love the tone of those hiwatts, but they are so loud that would never work for my situation. Oh Pete likes them too :)
     
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    I just did some swapping for this Victoria Regal II. So far, so good. A LONG way from a 100w Hiwatt. That's beautiful that you can use it at home. I don't think I could be that lucky!

    [​IMG]
     
  9. marantz1300

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    Sweet amp that Victoria.My others . [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    [quote author=oasis02 link=topic=18054.msg233312#msg233312 date=1243337939]
    [size=10pt]I just did some swapping for this Victoria Regal II. So far, so good. A LONG way from a 100w Hiwatt. That's beautiful that you can use it at home. I don't think I could be that lucky![/size]
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    5-35watts
    Excellent range, use one or both power tubes for home or larger venue! And a sweet cab for hearty 15" speaker.

    From the maker's website.
    Cool deal 8)

    [size=8pt](note to self, find digital camera and finally show rig)[/size]
    :roll:
     
  11. revelroy

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    wow! being able to put in 2 different flavors of power tubes seems VERY cool and versatile.
    how much does one of those amps cost??
     
  12. oasis02

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    They're pretty expensive ($2400-ish). I had purchased a guitar that wasn't working-out, and I didn't care for anything else in their guitar inventory. That's how this came about, it was totally unplanned.

    I've done a lot of tube experimenting, and yes, you really can notice the changes in voicing. I grabbed some EL34s to try to go "Marshall", and yes you can hear it. It's naturally voiced like a '59 Bassman, which Marshall used as a base for his initial amps. So, it's not a far stretch to be able to conjure Marshall-esque tones. A 5AR4/GZ34 rectifier would probably seal the deal.

    My favorite for the home is a sole 6L6. A sole EL34 is still a little loud for my "audience". I prefer the cleans from the 6L6, and use a Fulltone OCD when riffing. That seems to be a good compromise.
     
  13. Tenafly Viper

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    [quote author=oldrockfan link=topic=18054.msg232851#msg232851 date=1242317372]
    I've heard good thingsa bout those laney amps. One of those sleeper brands that not alot of folks know about but reportedly very good quality inside and out. For low wattage, I still love my little badcat 5 watt combo. The vintage 30 they use really is matched up well for it.
    [​IMG]

    If I need more power but still want it to be light and easy to carry, I would opt for the Eggnator rebel. I still need to find some good VOS tubes to drop in it but even with stock tubes it is pretty versatile little head. I run it thru a 1x12 closed back cab with a celestion. Kinda a jack of all trades setup.
    [​IMG]

    For the rare case where I might be playing for a crowd, I have my trusty marshall 50 watt head with a 1960A half stack. As an over 40 guy, I almost never do gigs anymore and hate to lug around heavy amps so most of the time I will just use the little badcat. Easy to carry and easy to setup, if I need more volume it has this handy little adjustment on the back so I can use any cab I want. Pretty cool feature for a small amp
    [​IMG]
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    Bad Cats are really nice. I also really like the Egnator Rebel you have. It is maybe the only Egnator I seem to like. I Find them and some Bogners kinda spongy sounding, like because he throws so much junk in them. Too many knobs and channels.

    I have a Laney GH50L. Laney tube amps are a nice balance between sparkly Vox amps and Marshalls. I really like mine it is one of the nicests amp you can find out their used for dirt cheap.
     
  14. lakehaus

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    '87 Marshall JCM 800 2205, currently run to a Carvin Legacy cab loaded with V30s & G12T-75s. I'm restoring a '70s Marshall B cab and have MIE Greenbacks ready to go!

    [​IMG]
     
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    [quote author=lakehaus link=topic=18054.msg237412#msg237412 date=1249672686]
    '87 Marshall JCM 800 2205, currently run to a Carvin Legacy cab loaded with V30s & G12T-75s. I'm restoring and '70s Marshall B cab and have MIE Greenbacks ready to go!

    [​IMG]
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    I never see 2205's. How is it? It's a channel switcher right? Do you use the channel switching much. I tend to like simpler amps.
     
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    [quote author=Tenafly Viper link=topic=18054.msg237428#msg237428 date=1249747198]
    I never see 2205's. How is it? It's a channel switcher right? Do you use the channel switching much. I tend to like simpler amps.
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    Hey Tenafly - these are pretty common (mine is in a plexi looking cab I built for it), and yes it's a channel switcher. It's a 50w EL34 powered tone beast. I do use each channel - I prefer the "normal", or clean channel with my Strat, and the "boost" channel with my Gibsons. The gain, IMO, is creamy smooth when blended properly with everything else.

    I play 60's - 70's rock and blues thru a sleeper Legacy cab ;) loaded with V30s and G12T-75s (great combo for my style). I'm in the middle of restoring an old Marshall B cab and have greenback G12Ms & G12Hs ready to rock it.
     
  17. oldrockfan

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    Laneys are some solid amps. A real sleeper amp that like he said, you can sometimes find at bargain prices.
     
  18. iblive

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    Amps:
    Fender Vibro Champ, Traynor YGM3 (both from mid 70s)

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    Korg AX5G multi effect that I use mainly with headphone for practice. Keeps peace in the family that way. ;)

    MXR Dynacomp into Boss OS2 into Digitech Bad Monkey into DOD Stereo Chorus into MXR Carbon Copy into my Traynor. (Somtimes I take the second out on the chorus pedal and plug it into the Fender so the delay only goes to the YGM3.)

    [​IMG]
     
  19. revelroy

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    BOTH of those amps are GREAT!!!!
    nice choices!
    I have THREE vibro champs- my original one, then I liked it so much I wanted to have a spare, Then my THIRD one is actually a silverface BRONCO [same exact amp circuit really, but just a different name/faceplate. I dig the fact that it's less common.
    I know a guitarist who plays out if the traynor YBM [bass mate]. great amp!~
     
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    [quote author=revelroy link=topic=18054.msg237683#msg237683 date=1250108829]
    I dig the fact that it's less common.
    I know a guitarist who plays out if the traynor YBM [bass mate]. great amp!~
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    Me too. I like having an amp that ISN'T a Marshall or Vox or (insert common amp here).

    Check out [​IMG]. Seems alot of folk like to use the Bass Mate for their guitars. Tone wise I guess it's like a Plexi.
     

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