Amps that are timeless

mountain blues

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The Tweed Bandmaster and the Brownface Deluxe are my votes. I have an early Victoria Bandmaster and a new Suhr Hombre, and they are a little bit of heaven on earth.
 

justonwo

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Not sure what to say about Hiwatt. They had their heyday and then fizzled. Great amps, though.
 

ufguy73

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Fender Tweed and Blackface
Vox AC30
Marshall Plexi and JCM800
Soldano SLO
Mesa MK and Dual Rectifier

a little more time and i bet we could add:
Friedman BE100
EVH 5150
Two-Rock Classic Reverb
 

davidespinosa

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Standard list of iconic amps:

* Fender tweed, brownface, and blackface
* Marshall 18W, Plexi, and 800
* Vox AC10, AC15, and AC30
* Hiwatt
* Soldano
* Boogie Mark series
* Trainwreck
* Dumble
 

MantraSky

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Fender Twin/Deluxe/Bassman
Marshall Superlead Plexi
Vox AC30
Mesa/Boogie MKII-C (+)
Mesa Dual Rectifier (early)
Soldano SLO
Bogner Ecstasy 100b
Dumble Overdrive Special
HIWATT Custom 100

(one day Friedman BE-100)
 

p.mo

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Too many timeless amps. But, if you frame it around timeless guitar/amp pairings, you might be able to slim the list down to a dozen or so.
 

prototype

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Too many timeless amps. But, if you frame it around timeless guitar/amp pairings, you might be able to slim the list down to a dozen or so.
i remember back in college i was bored one day and checked our library for guitar books and found this one. Some really interesting stuff and good pairings mentioned. If i remember correctly the main ones were the Chicago blues rig (335 -> super reverb), the Hendrix rig (strat -> univibe -> fuzz -> plexi), the british blues rig (les paul -> bluesbreaker), and a british invasion rig with i think a ric into an ac30.

 
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It is fascinating to see amps come and go. Particularly when it really is a good amp. But I'm wondering what your thoughts are on amps that have stood the test of time. I can only think of two off the top of my head - Fender DR and Vox AC30. I'd like to say something from Marshall but I can't think of one.
any blackface Fender is probably gonna be relevant for as long as guitar is around.
 




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