Best Amp for a Fender Jaguar?

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by Footbutt, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. Footbutt

    Footbutt Supporting Member

    Messages:
    2,030
    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2011
    Location:
    Pickerington, OH
    i've been through sooo many amps in my short days (i'm 30) and i've settled on the following:
    18w Marshall (homemade EL84 version and a 6V6 version)
    Ampeg V4
    Hiwatt Lead 50R

    but to all of those Jaguar owners out there, what amp(s) do you use?

    i played through a '70's Fender Deluxe Reverb and my Jaguar sounded great, but i'd love to hear some feedback on amps that have worked well for Fender Jaguar owners.
     
  2. serial

    serial Member

    Messages:
    2,263
    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2003
    Location:
    Central Pennsyltucky
    Late 60s Bandmaster was heaven with my two 1966 Jags.
     
  3. GreenKnight18

    GreenKnight18 Member

    Messages:
    2,005
    Joined:
    May 12, 2008
    Location:
    DC
    I play through a deluxe reverb clone.

    Used to use a Fender Super silverface.

    Did not like the sounds through a Vox too much, but that's personal preference. I seem to prefer "American" voiced amps.
     
  4. cratz2

    cratz2 Member

    Messages:
    10,533
    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2009
    Location:
    Indy, IN
  5. NoisyDad

    NoisyDad Member

    Messages:
    2
    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2007
    Ampeg Jet (most rehearsals) and Ampeg Gemini II (most gigs).
    Love the Ampeg tremolos - and the lush reverb on the G-II!
     
  6. oomske

    oomske Member

    Messages:
    3
    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2009
    I use an AV '62 Jaguar on a Victoria Regal with 2 6V6's and 1 15" Eminence speaker . Sounds really sweet with fantastic distortion , even on bedroomvolume and no pedals .
     
  7. KoskineN

    KoskineN Supporting Member

    Messages:
    1,809
    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2010
    Location:
    Levis, Quebec.
    I play my Marr Jag with my Dr. Z Maz 18 NR or my '79 Champ. Sounds very good!
     
  8. VaughnC

    VaughnC Supporting Member

    Messages:
    15,571
    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2002
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Very subjective. Only your own ears would know what your "best amp for a Fender Jaguar" would be...so we can't decide that for you. However, having said that, and being a Jaguar owner myself, and having played guitar for 40+ years, IMO a Jaguar needs an amp with splashy reverb & vibrato in it, along the lines of a Fender Twin Reverb, to achieve the classic Jaguar "surf & spy" sound. But, if you're not chasing the classic Jaguar sound, then the field is wide open for you to decide which direction to head with it. Good luck in your tone quest ;).
     
  9. axe4me

    axe4me Member

    Messages:
    4,124
    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2009
    Location:
    Howell, NJ
    I would think a Fender Twin Reverb.
     
  10. MatthewK

    MatthewK Member

    Messages:
    152
    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2008
  11. kwaping

    kwaping Guitar payer Silver Supporting Member

    Messages:
    2,536
    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2010
    Location:
    Bay Area, CA
    Oomske, thanks for putting the Victoria Regal on my radar! That amp looks perfect for me. Too bad I'm on a "used DRRI" budget. :(
     

Share This Page