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. Sgmaniac

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  2. vic108

    vic108 Well-Known Member

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    A Voxuar, I think!
     
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    i'm inVOXicated..... :D :lol: :!:
     
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    Bada Boom, Bada Bing.
     
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    Voxman Moderator Staff Member

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    Nice one Ess :lol: but I had to have spoke wheels......and I really didn't have to carry much gear....the sound guys did...but not my heads or guitars as dems private parts and as we all know "parts is parts"! Worked in a music store too, of course, and within 6 months I had memorizied everything, being so into it, that I never had to look anything up! Now look what happened......... :cry:
     
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    :lol: yup... heads and guits...... off limits! :twisted: :twisted:
     
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    What he said........ :lol:
     
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    Well... I better add my nickle to the barrel of ideas.

    There are so many different situations, I don't think one amp really covers it well.

    Its nice to say "for clean stuff, I use a Twin Reverb"... but what does that give you? Sure, they CAN be clean, because nobody ever turns em up! Take a Twin Reverb with a pair of D120F's in it, and you really have one hell of a hernia creatin' amp! I think the classic Twin tone, is with the JBL D120s. It never really sounded good with Oxfords. In my Twin, I've got EV Force speakers, and they're a good (read that: affordable) approximation of the JBL, but they lack the pristine sparkly JBL top end. I dont use it much, but probably would if I played out more.

    I use a Showman in a 1x15 combo cabinet for bass. Its got this huge 300 watt handling Eminence speaker in it. It sings. Very tight. Works just great on bass.

    After that, its either a Deluxe Reverb, or my small blackface Champ hotrod. I like playing those inside, but lately, the tweed Deluxe is doing more of that - maybe because its new - maybe because it starts to break up so early.

    I dunno... whatever I'm playing, its gotta have tubes. Sure, snob appeal, but also I can fix just about any problem that arises, so it just suits me better.
     
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    You an' Vox are just plain blessed..I don't have the time or the intelligence to build amps.. I sure wish I did tho'!
     
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    I can't handle the treble out of those D120's and to my ears the Jensen C12n's do it in those twins! I used Phillips 6L6's, like the old Boogie tubes but once I put RCA 6L6 Blackplates in them I knew why Jazz, Blues, Rock,country,and hard rock players used them in their various styles...With those tubes in that amp almost any stylist can use that amp! The Blues tone up loud is excellent.......some have a rasp up loud which is a parasitic that takes a good insightful repair to locate! But to each his own ears
     
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    blessed with too many boxes of crap, and too little room, combined with an excess of time due to a less than adequate love life..... lol
     
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    Not inteligance Bloose, but the fact that every amp I had repaired came back with as many problems as it left with! WTF, earn as you learn? I couldn't do any worse than that,so.....So necessity became the mother of invention, and slowly but surely, after shocking myself to hell and back squared, I started getting them to sound "Right"! And everyone agreed, as I started taking their sound apart and working with them on it ! So that encouraged me to go on even further, and, I felt it was my duty to make these old tube amps sound as good as they possibly ever could............ each one was special in their own rite and not a way to get a $ to pay another bill. Same with guitars
     
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    That's cool Voxy!

    You & CB are kinda like the MONSTER GARAGE's of the amp world!
     
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    That's called Marriage CB! :? :lol:
     
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    sounds like a new series to me!!!! :D
     
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    Reality check series? Skidly?
     
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    kinda like fear factor...but with better tunes!!! :D 8)
     
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    Seems a third of the members like sssooooo, ssssooooo, sooolid sstttttate amps...... :? I'm starting to pick up a nervous twitch! :oops:
     
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    i know where there's a good deal on a super crate dx-212...ALL the bells and whistles!!! :D
     

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