What amps do you like?

Do you like solid-state amplifiers?


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68GibsonSG

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I know your going to be shocked when i say this i like solid-state amps, specifically Acoustic (Acoustic Controls Corp.), one reasons is because they sound good, and the other reasons is they are the only true solid-state amps that are big enough for a gig



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i'm sure ess hates them, to me he seems like he loves the tube sound
(by kind i mean the brand and if its solid state or tube, i'm not just talking about transistors vs. valves), if i was to own a tube amp it would be a fender either a Tone Master, or Band Master



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oh, sounds good to me, i dont hate tube amps, but personally they have been undependable to me at gigs (i was talking about late-60's tone & band masters)



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yea, but they'd always over heat, i think what i had was a fender stage master i bought it new in 2000 got rid of it last year they used to be on the fender web-site now i think they stopped making them
 

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The only true solid state big enough to gig eh?

And just how big is big?
 

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Lots of amps were bad designs but put out anyway for typical corporate reasons.....Fender's reissue Bassman had 1/4 watt resistors where they should of had 1/2 watt hence problemo's! Like anything else maintenance reigns supreme.....there are no secrets to this stuff! :idea: Fixed properly it runs 30 years every time.
 

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oh ok, by big i mean look at the doors' setup sumtime (i have the same amps) i use Acoustic 260 heads & 261 cabs, i'll send sum links tommorrow right now the site has over used its bandwidth, but yea the only other true solid-state amplifiers are tiny
 

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To tell you the truth, I get more joy and dynamics out of this LINE 6
FLEXTONE III XL (and floorboard) than any amp I've ever owned.

It's also the the second solid state amp I ever owned (the first ss was a
Fender that I didn't own for long in the 1980's = didn't like, also too BIG).

Not to say I didn't enjoy the valve (tube) amps, but alot of tube amps
IMHO are one trick ponies (I had a Mesa Boogie MARK IV, TRAYNOR, etc).

Still got that Mesa Boogie Subway Rocket and for THAT sound, it's great.

My next amps are the VOX modeling amp and a LINE 6 SPYDER II head.

If I had the cash: VOX, MATCHLESS, TOP HAT, BAD CAT, TONY BRUNO...
 

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oh, the vox sound is pretty cool especially the super beatle, but if i change the settings on mine the right way it sounds almost like a super beatle
 
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Lake Tuberonkoma, :lol:
Exit 60! LIE Nice out there 68' did a lot of work for D'Quisto's house in Greenport, a right after that pig? resturant or something like that...... :wink:
 


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