Are there some vintage Solid State amps that have mojo?

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  1. harvey j

    harvey j Member

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    Voc Cambridge reverb from thomas organ, I have a Fender Montreux 1983 Rivera design, that is killer, also Fender sidekick switcher amp another great sounding amp that does not sound like a tin can.
     
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    nmiller Drowning in lap steels Gold Supporting Member

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    The Standel Transistorized series sounded superb - a deep, dark, rich chiming clean. Alas, they weren't too reliable and they weighed twice as much as the tube models.
     
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    Years ago I used my drummer’s Yamaha G30 and thought it sounded good. Pretty fendery with decent reverb and took pedals very well as I recall.
     
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    Yep. We had two JC120s and three of the 2x12 Yamahas back in high school and I always preferred the Yamahas.

    Each of the pickups in this guitar cost more than than I paid for the amp.

    I've owned or do own modern Fenders, Vintage Fenders, hardwired Voxes, Dr Zs, vintage clones and for what it is, I still dig the Yamaha and play it regularly, albeit with a pedal for any sort of gain.

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  6. Guitardave

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    Most of them have already been mentioned. Roland, Yamaha and Peavey are the three top ones I've owned.
     
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    It's not really vintage but the Peavey XXL deserves a mention. Also, the Fender Ultimate Chorus I had from 1998-2006 was a great amp. It had excellent clean tones and the distortion wasn't terrible.
     
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    Sunn Beta Leads kill for heavy sounds

    I think Clapton used Sunn Coliseum heads for the live Derek and The Dominos album. His best strat tone imo.
     
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    Lab Series L5
    Gallien-Krueger 250 ml
     
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    Lab Series.

    Mosvalve rackmount. They also made a matching preamp that was awesome. I wish I had never sold that stuff.

    Fender Princeton Chorus. Dirt channel wasn't much but the clean channel was excellent.
     
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    No such thing as mojo.
     
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    Of course there is. It may only exist in one's head but it does exist.
     
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    Peavey backstage 30. Awesome for edge of breakup bluesy tones.
     
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    "Ever-So-Much-More-So"

    A traveling salesman peddles cans of an invisible product which he guarantees will enhance one's life experiences.
     
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    In my attic I have an old Fender 85 from about '95. It's OK but only after buying it did I find out that Radiohead fans seem to like them. I think the mojo is in Jonny's hands though.
     
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    axdxm Supporting Member

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    Dude. Do you even TGP?
     
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    Im ambidexterous. Wait what?
     
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    Peavey Bandit

    Lab Series L5/7

    Marshall Lead 12

    Kustom 70’s tuck and roll
     
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    I know ha. I was thinking of the older ones, the MOSFET I guess. Like the AVT series.
     
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    Princeton Chorus / Ultimate Chorus are great SS amps that seem to take most pedals well.

    Can be found for a steal too!
     
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