Bruno Amps...anyone like em?

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  1. MrMedley

    MrMedley Member

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    I'm currently looking to replace my amp, and am really interested in a bruno cowtipper 45. Looking for a blackface style, simple single channel with lots of clean headroom that sounds good with humbuckers. Power switching would be cool. What do you all think? Even better alternatives out there or should i just get a bruno?
     
  2. traviswalk

    traviswalk In the Great State Gold Supporting Member

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    How do you mean by power switching, meaning like a half power switch? I don't think the Cowtippers have a half power, but something like the Two-Rock Classic Reverb may also be up your alley and does have a power switch.

    As for Bruno overall, I LOVE my Underground 30, great amp.
     
  3. mj07

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    Don't think the TR is a simple single channel amp.:D
     
  4. riffmeister

    riffmeister Gold Supporting Member

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    Great amps, I've owned three. Do a search and you will find lots to read.
     
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    Check out a Fargen Blackbird while you're at it. Ben is The Man.
    Haven't played the Bruno but most people seem to say it's great too.
    I think the BB is going to be a little heavier on the mids, Riffmeister, what say you?
     
  6. rawkguitarist

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    Riff, you must be one of the biggest amp whores! :agree

    Do you still have any Hat's?
     
  7. sublimeaudio

    sublimeaudio Silver Supporting Member

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    I'm not crazy about my Bruno with humbuckers. Sounds great with single coils though.
     
  8. amc

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    i think tag may have some lukewarm feelings about bruno amps............
    do a search
     
  9. leofenderbender

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    My CT45 was extremely LOUD.
    Great if you play clean exclusively.
    As said before, better with singlecoils.
     
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    riffmeister Gold Supporting Member

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    Hi Aaron, I still play a '97 Club Deluxe (vol/tone/cut model). That and a Tone King Meteor II are my two main amps.
     
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    sfarnell Gold Supporting Member

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    The TR Classic Reverb is a single channel amp.

    I loved my CT 35 and 45. Huge cleans, great reverb, tighter bottom than a BF Fender.
     
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    ford Supporting Member

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    There's this guy named Tag..... I think he likes them.. :D
     
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    What I've heard is that the CT series is blackface-ish but not as exact a replica of BF as you can get. The Headstrong Lil King series is supposed to be very close to the BF tones. Another good choice would be the Dr. Z EZG50. All three of those amps/series are reputed to be great.
     
  14. Tag

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    The Cowtipper 22-35 and 45s are my favorite Fender style amps, and still the best cleans (along with Jim Wieders personal fargen) I have heard. While both have more mids than a true BF fender, the Fargen has more, and my personal preference is for slightly more scoop. The Bruno reverb is off the charts great as well. Deal with Gene or ken from Ultrasound and you cant go wrong. The best in the business IMO.
     
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    TNJ Gold Supporting Member

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    For humbuckers...get a Bad Cat Hot Cat 30R, or a Dr. Z Maz 38 Sr. (FAB 'bucker clean tones in both)*












    *not bashing Bruno...the CT45 is a single coil machine, to my ears, but not easy to get overdrive tones out of...and yes, I have owned one.

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    bruno's have a excellant following

    check out allesandro amps and vintage sound amps

    vintage sound makes blackface clones and does come with diaz trem mod and both channels are wet also channel one is voiced a bit different breaks up sooner
     
  17. MrMedley

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    Thanks, I will check out fargen and allesandro amps. Also, tag - which Bruno would take od pedals best?
     
  18. Tag

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    They all do, but I LOVE my Cowtipper 35 Pro 2 the most. If you need LOUD and clean, you need the 45 or even a 90 however.
     
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    I like the Cowtippers, but the UG30 is the best amp I've ever played. One day I'll have one......
     
  20. traviswalk

    traviswalk In the Great State Gold Supporting Member

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    As Mr. Farnell said above, the Classic Reverb is fairly simple relative to the other Two-Rocks, and is a single channel.
     

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