Which FENDER Amp are you using for your SG?

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  1. Super fuzz

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    Just yanking your chain. :cheers: Fender cleans are magical. I've owned a Fender HRDx III for several years. Beautiful cleans, but much to loud for what I used it for. Not sure the HRDx is in the same league as BF Fenders though, but I thought the cleans were really nice.
     
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    Hi folks. I got rid of my tower of stuff from the 80s and bought a Fender Mustang III V2. I was suspicious at first as I had owned some solid state equipment in the 80/90s. ANyhow, this little thing blew me away. It has 99 presets, which you can honestly ignore about 3/4 of them. I really only use about 15 sounds from the amp; the usual chorus, phaser, reverb, etc. The beauty of it is that you can go to the last settings listed which are the bare bones amp sounds "Marshall-esque", Hi-watt-esque, Champ, Twin Reverb, etc. You can also change the names of the presets to your own liking, as many of them are pretty lame. You can just start with those and add your own effects from the amp, utilizing the foot switch to change between them. I purchased the 4-button switch and use it in conjunction with the 2-button that came with it for more variety. As many of presets are horribly saturated with distortion, reverb and other silliness, you can also just go into the configuration of each one and remove them or tone them down to something that makes sense to you. I have all the sounds I ever needed in this amp. I tend to stick with the basic Marshall (60s,70s,80s) amp sounds with some added compression or chorus. Is it loud? It's 100 watts man, which is loud enough to play any gig, even if you have to send the signal out through the PA using it as your head. Though I grew up on tube amps, this thing does the trick and I don't hear much difference in my sound (or maybe my standards have changed). I highly recommend this lightweight amp. BTW, I did thoroughly compare it to the Line 6 Spider, etc and I just found the Fender to sound more authentic in its modeling and with warmer tones. Plus the included FUSE program adds tons of possibilities for tweaking your sound even more for recording purposes.
     
  3. deMelo

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    I'm on the poor men's lane.

    Only got a Hot Rod Deluxe SE, nothing fancy, vintage or expensive, does the job just fine.

    Anyway I never was an "amp man" anyway. I wanted a Fender tone, and the newer stuff delivers the package.

    I'd love to get something better, but things here are so horribly expensive that it just ain't worth it at the moment.
     
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  4. Blackmore

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    I play through a '65 BF Bandmaster that I modded to Brownface... I love the BIAS vibrato of the Brownface.

    Here is, with a little 1x12 cab that I use at home and mi '71 Super Lead, the '79 LP Deluxe and a Strat kit from warmoth... sorry, no SG on the picture...haha

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  5. eS.G.

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    Check out Panama Amps---- they sound (and are wired just like ) vintage Fenders for a FRACTION of the $ ;)
     
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    That's the ticket! nice lester and plexi
     
  7. eS.G.

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    Sometimes I use THIS Fender with my SG
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  8. DrBGood

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    Super Champ times two, one of each.

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    I'm using a blonde Deluxe Reverb Reissue. It takes pedals well and sounds great without them.
     
  10. Gibsg

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    I' ve got 1 Fender amp, 15/20 Watts w/ Eminence driver, easy to move .
     
  11. donepearce

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    I have a Fender Red Knob Twin for larger venues. But I almost never use it - it needs a crane and a flat-bed truck to move it. My VT30 does all the leg work.

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  12. SG_Island

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  13. ScottMarlowe

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    This one:

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    AKA Mississippi Twin
     
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    '95 Pro Junior... and a '64 Fender Concert Amp... which needs servicing...
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    WOW.

    THIS is a copy of the 5F1 "tweed" Fender Champ. does that county
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    heck yeah! Sweet little amps.
     
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  17. WavMixer

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    Dam your cheap buys!!! I paid $100 for mine, but it was brand new. I gotta quit buying new stuff and save some $$$. Actually if I stopped buying period I could save lots of $$$... like that's gonna happen.


    *EDIT*

    I just noticed that I already posted almost the same post. I must be getting old in my old age.
     
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  18. eS.G.

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    YOu dont wanna know how cheap I got the Panama Rig for .......... buwahahahahaaaaa
     
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    WavMixer Well-Known Member

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    That's ok, I got my Silkyn amp to keep me warm and happy.
     
  20. Goldmember

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    (edit: Sorry...Missed the "Fender" in the topic title) For home use, this, (oh, and I dig it):
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    ...but sometimes use this, which I dig, too...

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