What amps do you like?

Discussion in 'Amps & Cabs' started by 68GibsonSG, Feb 12, 2005.

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Do you like solid-state amplifiers?

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  1. Yes

    75.3%
  2. That's crap

    16.9%
  3. I dont really care

    7.9%
  1. 68GibsonSG

    68GibsonSG Member

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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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  3. ess

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    on the contrary duder. im into ALL gear, crap or otherwise. just to varying degrees.

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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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    get em serviced regular :idea: :idea: :idea: :arrow:
     
  6. 68GibsonSG

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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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    hey 68, ease up on the ink dude!
    we can hear ya!
     
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    yea, okay.......
     
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    (i have 3 stacks) my Acoustics sound pretty good with a Maestro Fuzz Tone
     
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    :lol: @Ess!
     
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    hey voxman where on L.I. r u from im from L.I.
     
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    :arrow: :lol:
     
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    i live in greenport on L.I.
     
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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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