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Allen vs. Fender vs. Tophat

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by wire 247, May 14, 2006.

  1. wire 247

    wire 247 Member

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    I would like some opinions on these models: Allen Acomplice (4o watt upgrade) Fender vibro king and Tophat ambassador 50... Looking for medium size 1/12 to 2/12 with blackface tone......thanks
     
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    riffmeister Gold Supporting Member

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    I have a standard Accomplice 1x12 (using 6L6s in it) and I had a TopHat 50W Ambassador 2x12.

    The Accomplice is a totally Fender Blackface sound. The TopHat was more of a Fender-Vox hybrid sound, to me.
     
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    which amp do you like better?
     
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    BRUNO COWTIPPER 45



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    Tag, you didn't waste any time wasting bandwidth with this post did ya?
    He didn't ask about Bruno amps. He asked about three specific amps. No
    more no less. You don't help at all.

    By the way, to the original poster, I have played the VibroKing quite a bit and it is simply a fabulous amplifier. It won't give you the "real" blackfaced Fender thang but what it does give is fabulous!
    Gary
     
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    riffmeister Gold Supporting Member

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    for Blackface tone, the Accomplice

    for a Fender-Vox hybrid tone, the Ambassador

    the Accomplice is much more lightweight and portable, being a 1x12.

    the Ambassador has a bigger, brawnier sound overall because it is a higher wattage amp and a 2x12.
     
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    Thanks for the opinions, to the old tele man, I live in atlanta ga and nobody carries any of these models or lines in town. Tophat and Allen are non existent and none of the Fender dealers have a vibro king in stock because they feel they are to expensive to carry, so things are not as cut and dry as you would like.... I am just looking for oipinions, that is what this forum is for is it not?
     
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    True, but he is right for the most part. At LEAST ask for clips of those amps. Words are not very accurate in describing tone (generally speaking) IMO.
     
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    Why not try the Gretsch Executive series? There HAVE to be some of those around Atlanta. Or the Fender 65 Twin Custom 15 ( a little heavy but a great BF tone).
     
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    I have not had a chance to try any of the amps you listed, but why not just get a Deluxe reverb (1x12) or a Pro reverb (2x12). If it's a blackface tone you want, go to the source!
     
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    Keep your panties on. Wasting bandwidth?? What is your post doing? I am talking about a Fendery amp here. Maybe he has never heard of Bruno, and he can easily ignore my post if he has. :rolleyes: Out of those three amps, Fender all the way!! :AOK
     
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    Hey, stop wasting bandwidth here! He asked about three specific amps! Nothing else allowed! You are of no help here. ;)
     

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