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Amps that sound like no others.

Tag

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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!
 

Tag

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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!
 

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...
 

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
 

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.
 

59burst

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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!
 

Mike

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


Mike
 

ericb

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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
 

n4p226r

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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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