What Amp Do You Plug Your SG Into?

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  1. Kevy Nova

    Kevy Nova Well-Known Member

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    Wow, so many lovely amps here! I have about 7 or 8 that I use but these two are my favorites:

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    I wanted a small-lightweight tube amp suitable for playing around the house and chucking on the back seat for jams.

    I had an Orange Tiny Terror which had a good gain sound, great for home and studio but not much clean headroom and somewhat lacking in touch dynamics.

    Relatively unknown and under-rated but the Rivera Pubster is definitely in a class of it's own in terms of price / performance. I couldn't be happier.

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    Rivera is relatively unknown but the people who use them swear by them. I recently sold a Rivera Tre Reverb head for $2,200 at the store I work at and the guy came back and said it is the best amp he's ever played through. The Pubster is also a great little amp. Myself, I'm a Fender amp guy through and through, though.
     
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    [quote author=Kevy Nova link=topic=18054.msg228480#msg228480 date=1233684139]
    Rivera is relatively unknown but the people who use them swear by them. I recently sold a Rivera Tre Reverb head for $2,200 at the store I work at and the guy came back and said it is the best amp he's ever played through. The Pubster is also a great little amp. Myself, I'm a Fender amp guy through and through, though.
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    Hey Kevy,

    You wouldn't happen to work at Gelb, would ya?
     
  5. jojo68

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    [quote author=1Way link=topic=18054.msg226685#msg226685 date=1231712451]

    Sweet!

    I could not find Stonertek amplifier on google, so I keep searching until I apparently found you at Harmony Central forum. That's where I more clearly saw the Mig 100 on it and recognized it to be a Sovtek amp. I ended up getting a used 50watt Marshall JCM800 combo (really like it), but I will not forget trying out a few Sovtek's along the way. Very loud, lots of clean head room and similar to the JCM800.

    O0

    I don't know much about Orange amps, except they go way back and they rock, similar to old school Marshall amps. Would like to hear a comparison between your amps.
    [/quote] Thanks man !!! Sorry, I'm just now replying, just now noticed your reply. Yea, that's a sovtek mig 100h. I have no recordings of it unfortunately. Actually I sold it around dec. It's a decent amp for the price for sure. It was mainly a backup amp. I just bought a MATAMP GTO 120 !! Killer amp !! I have no recordings of it yet either. You can hear the orange rv 100 here www.myspace.com/orthodoxfuzz , both myself and the other guitarist use them. There are 3 tracks on the recordings, me on left him on rt. and I play all the leads with an SG Standard. The recording is pretty bad sans guitars. NO mastering or effects on anything at all, drums sound like ass, but the guitars kill imo.
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    weapons of mass destruction there, man! :Droolin:
     
  7. Ne_buddy

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    Haven't replied to this one yet. So, here's the tubage:

    Fender Champ 600 reissue
    Fender Blues Jr. (an alnico speaker)
    Ampeg V4 with Ampeg 2x15" cab (both from early 70s)
     
  8. Voxman

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    The early V4 w/ 4x12 cab was absolutely unbelievable and it was used, not taken care of but what a sound ;)
     
  9. guitarweasel

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    I had a V-4 Stack back in the 70's Damn thing was near worthless cause it was sooooo LOUD! ;D
     
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    The one I had was with the " ols Style " knobs and it broke up quite early with this perfect coloration and compression .. I had to turn it up some but not to loud an again you just plug in an old guitar straight in and it did it to a tee .. maybe EBlyte bay has one up on the block to compare cause I had another one, a stack and it was kinda worthless :-\
     
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    Voxman Moderator Staff Member

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    This was thew worthless one and it;s later .. go by the knobs and graphics

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Ampeg-V4-tube-G...5|66:2|65:12|39:1|240:1318|301:1|293:1|294:50


    And here's the goodie un .. go by the knobs .. it looks like the earlier Linden, NJ one is the goodie and the later so so one was made after the move from there .. and I had the matching 4x12 which was beat to death too but it did it!

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-70-s-Am...c0.m14&_trkparms=66:2|65:13|39:1|240:1318

    I think the Rev Roy is into `pegs V4 being in a Stones band all these years ;D
     
  12. guitarweasel

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    I had the second one.
     
  13. Voxman

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    This is kinda interesting

    http://www.ampegv4.com/forum/index.php

    and I also had the second one afterwards ion a stack too and I know what you mean .. it
    s the foist one that sings .. but according to that site above there 2 different amps .. I've nver analiziedsed them ...yet ;D Right now the 62' EchoTwin and 63? Jet do the best `peg thing for me for me both on 10! ;D
     
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    [quote author=Voxman link=topic=18054.msg229702#msg229702 date=1235705046]
    The early V4 w/ 4x12 cab was absolutely unbelievable -- what a sound![/quote]

    Voxy, if I could find an early one within driving distance of Atlanta, I'd jump on it.

    But, as it is, the sound of my 2 x 15 is pristine for guitar and thumping for bass.
     
  15. jojo68

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    Ampeg V4's get some great tone.
     
  16. ovalissimo

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    I now use my Bassman LTD with my SG standard. I just put a TS9 between them and it sounds great. I just love that dirty sound I get from that setup. And I still use my good old JTM 30 1 X 12. A beautiful little amp that has just come home from the doctor sounding better than ever. :)
     
  17. Rafael

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    I'm thinking I'll be visiting here much more since I've put them single coils up and went back to my SG. I have the hardest time getting use to single coils. Don't even know why I bother, been always an SG fan seems like for ever. Should just stick to the formula that's worked for me for so long...o well, live and learn I guess.

    Anyhow I'm still hunting for an amp, but these are the main 3 I use with my SG...actually the only 3 tube amps I have left to tell the truth.

    A Hot Rod Deville 410. I'm thinking of ditching...not sure though. Not to bad of an amp...good throw away if it breaks to hard ;D. I find it to bassy(spelling?) though..I run it with the bass completely off and still sounds to have to much bass to me.

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    A Red Knob Twin. Not a bad amp at all, just have to crank it to get a better sound out of it.I have to use an EQ to get it to sound good at lower volumes. I've made it into a head now in the attempt to lighten it a bit. Still heavy...big transformers in those things.

    My Verythin Hofner and Epiphone Casino always liked this amp but surprisingly, all of the sudden kind of, so does my SG.

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    My little Princeton. Not to bad just recently I've been on this Mid kick and it only has eq on the amp for bass and treble. Got to carry an EQ pedal for it, along with a reverb pedal for when I want some...non reverb version. Very light though...definitely like that.

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    FWIW...when I'm at home I just plug my SG through SS amps and it be one of these two....mainly the little SS Marshall.

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  18. 1Way

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    [quote author=jojo68 link=topic=18054.msg229698#msg229698 date=1235688482]
    Thanks man !!! Sorry, I'm just now replying, just now noticed your reply. Yea, that's a sovtek mig 100h. I have no recordings of it unfortunately. Actually I sold it around dec. It's a decent amp for the price for sure. It was mainly a backup amp. I just bought a MATAMP GTO 120 !! Killer amp !! I have no recordings of it yet either. You can hear the orange rv 100 here www.myspace.com/orthodoxfuzz , both myself and the other guitarist use them. There are 3 tracks on the recordings, me on left him on rt. and I play all the leads with an SG Standard. The recording is pretty bad sans guitars. NO mastering or effects on anything at all, drums sound like ass, but the guitars kill imo.
    my matamp
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    I’m curious where you are from. I'm guessing across the pond (I'm in USA) as I don't think we get Matamps over here. I've read at least several others here who seem quite happy with their Matamps. GTO 120 (watts!?), wow, sounds a bit menacing, or like heaven if you have an extra empty stadium to jam in. ;D ... Is it domesticated enough to take home, or is the quiet life not a good fit?

    RI Orange amp
    I recently watched a show on cable tv reviewing a reissue Orange amp, and found the demo was quite interesting. I believe it had two gain knobs, one high (frequency/pitch) and one low gain control. At the beginning he made it sound out of focus and then slowly dialed in more treble gain until at the end the focus was very sharp. One of the more unique controls I've seen on a tube amp. I was impressed.
     
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    [quote author=tooradavis link=topic=18054.msg226620#msg226620 date=1231636433]
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    This is it. Modded Valve Junior through a Peavey 4x10 cabinet. Sometimes use the Banana Yellow Boss SD-1. Like the cabinet since it's switchable between two and four speakers. In the future looking to get something with more watts. Hope the image works since I'm kinda new to the forum stuff.

    Rich
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    Thought I'd tip my hat in approval to a cool but perhaps somewhat meager looking rig! 5 tube watts and only one factory control knob (volume), but take her home, soooo much more manageable than 30/50/100watt amps. Decent rig, low low low price, nicely done! ;)

    I'm not sure what mod's you had done for your amp, but if your interested in more from your current amp prior to purchasing or swapping out for another one, you could upgrade the transformer(s). I commonly heard such an upgrade is not only louder, you get improved clean headroom and removes mud and .

    I think it's cool your 4x10 cab is so flexible. How do you like it, ever swap speakers? It's a mini 4x12 cab(!), does it seem to have decent low end especially when turned up a bit?
     
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    Here is another meager setup.
    5 watt Valve Junior with the coupled volume/boost circuit and output tranny replacement. The 2 x 12 cab is loaded with Vintage 30's so it gets a nice lush sound as compared to the 10" speakers.

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