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Amps that sound like no others.

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by Tag, Apr 26, 2005.

  1. Tag

    Tag Gold Supporting Member

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    Im talking an amp that is NOT a take of someone elses tone.
    No Cowtipper (Fender) or S100, Custom reverb\E.Pro, Fuchs.(Dumble) %13 (Deluxe reverb or Matchless) here, we want DIFFERENT sounding. No Vox, Fender, Mesa, Soldano or Marshall wannabes wanted, we want DIFFERENT.
    Here are some that I think are totally their own man. Strange, but I like every amp in my list, even if they are not for me.

    1: Allesandro working dog Rottweiler. Never heard another amp sound anything like it.
    2: Orange Rockerverb... Yes it sounds like an Orange, but THATS different!
    3: Bruno UG 30. Nothing like a Vox or Fender to my ear.
    4: Mesa Maverick. It sounds like ??????? nothing else!
    5: Peavey classic 50. Like it or hate it, it has its own thing going!
    Add to the list, its not that easy!
     
  2. IPlayHamers

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    Here are my picks.

    Randall RG100
    Vox AC50
    Ampeg V50H
     
  3. Tag

    Tag Gold Supporting Member

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    I want to add one...sorry! :eek: The Dean Markley amp.
    I thought it was REALLY cool, and had a 100% different tone!
     
  4. fenderbender4

    fenderbender4 Gold Supporting Member

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    I suppose a sort of "obvious" one would be the Mesa Rectifier series.
     
  5. erksin

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    Vintage Ampeg R-12-R Reverberocket w/7591As - pretty distinctive tone.

    Come to think of it - an Ampeg V-4 sounds pretty unique too!

    Most Supros and Magnatones have their own thing going on as well.

    My '63 Gibson Falcon is a 2-6V6 1-12" combo with reverb and trem, but it doesn't sound like most 6V6 amps I owned or heard...
     
  6. IPlayHamers

    IPlayHamers Member

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    The Mike Matthews Freedom Amp and the Pignose
     
  7. hear and play

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    Perhaps you would want to include it in your "excluded" list, but you didn't, so...

    HiWatt
     
  8. wordsonyou

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    Here is my list of unique sounding amps fwi:
    Bruno UG30
    Kingsley Deluxe 30
    Top Hat Embassy
    Matchless Clubman (doesn't quite sound like anything I've ever heard)
    I thought the Jamison amp had a very unique voicing also
    Anderson amps - nothing sounds the same as these
    Purkhiser Class A El34 - a top boost Vox circuit with class A el34's - definitely sounded diferent than any other amp I heard
    Selmer T n' B - very Brit, but also very different sounding
     
  9. Swarty

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    Mesa Blue Angel comes to mind. If you back far enough all amps had a signature voice. The old Sunn tube stuff had a unique voice as did Ampeg, as did Fender, as did Marshall, as did Hiwatt, etc... I'm just glad that the original Marshalls did not decide to go for a new sound. Mr. Marshall heard something great and ran with it after Fender had moved on to surf amps.
     
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    dr z? anyone?

    i think all of his models are original and different
     
  12. Dave Orban

    Dave Orban Gold Supporting Member

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    JC-120
    Alessandro English
    Alessandro Beagle
    Matchless Chieftain
     
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    RickC Gold Supporting Member

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    I'll offer the Budda Twinmaster

    /rick
     
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    60/70s Hiwatt, vintage Orange, Pearce...
     
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    Dave Orban Gold Supporting Member

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    Legend Rock N Roll 50. Not a great sound, but I've never had an amp that sounded like it. It might have been the amp I owned for the shortest period of time!
     
  17. Mike

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    Music Man RD112-50
    Aiken Tomcat
    Gibson GA Series
    Mesa Maverick
    Standel 25L15
    %13 - all


    Mike
     
  18. Shemp

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    The old 1949-51 Supro one knobbers.
     
  19. ericb

    ericb Silver Supporting Member

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    The KING of the sounds like no others is the LAB SERIES L5 amp and the rest of the L's !!!!!!!!!

    The Queen is the Roland JC120 but someone else mentioned it already ... Why repeat everyone's posts!

    Other than that every amp Ive owned bears some semblance to something else.

    I own a Mike Morin preamp that's rather different (I love it)

    ERIC
     
  20. wsaraceni

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    i dont think the hot cat sounds like any other amp. i could be wrong about that though since i dont know all the matchless amps there are. i'd also say that the mesa rectifier is the first of it's kind. although now lots of amps sound like that.
     

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