Cool amps with really stupid names

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  1. HereIGoAgain

    HereIGoAgain Member

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    I've been wondering about this. If anyone would know this, you TGP'rs would. Since I've been reading about the "Hot Rubber Monkey" and various incarnations thereof (Ceriatone, Fuchs, etc.), I've been thinking.....

    Are there other amps out there that sound cool, but have really stupid names?

    So far, I've got:

    Hot Rubber Monkey
    Peavey's "Wiggy" series amps
    and This one from Metasonix.

    So let's have them. Do you guys know any cool amps with stupid names? :D :D :D :D
     
  2. fender753

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    trainwreck, good amps, imo lame name
     
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    GAT Gold Supporting Member

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    I have a Scrumptious Monkey coming. Nuff said.
     
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    Fender Bassman. Its not very good for bass.

    dk
     
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    marshall 1959, 1987 etc. caused a lot of confusion methinks :D

    also the boogie nomad.... I guess they called them that because none of them ever seemed to find a home.
     
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    Great name.
     
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    LMAO :agree

    While we are at it, stiletto, Mesa Boogie, modern vintage, butt plug pedal
     
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    You made that up, didn't you?

    Didn't you?:confused:
     
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    Aw come on, that Metasonix amp is great. He makes really great stuff, just not really for the TGP crowd. I think the name is hilarious.
     
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    Scumback Speakers Gold Supporting Member

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    Perhaps if you knew the reason for the name you'd be less of a hater... http://www.southbayampworks.com/thescumbagnamestory.htm

    :stir LOL Nice to know that "scum" gets your attention. But it's ok...I don't buy anything with vampire in it, either. :)

    Hey, while we're at it...does your screen name imply that you bite only things that are made in 59, you were born in 59, you've been a vampire since 59, you bite the necks of 59 Les Pauls, or 59 year olds...or what? :crazyguy I always wondered....
     
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  14. MetalGuitard

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    The Diezel Herbert is one of the most impressive metal amps around and the least 'metal' name of any amp ever. Their Einstein isn't too bad name-wise but with the other, I just picture in my head some mullet-having local metal dude on stage screaming...

    'OK, Dayton. We're gonna rock the f()ck out of this place with my Herbert!!! YaaaarrrrgggggG!!!!!!'

    I know, I'm guitarded...
     
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    Old Flame, Hot fudge with Nuts, Sweet Spot - Allen has bad names IMO
     
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    Scumback Speakers Gold Supporting Member

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    No worries, apology accepted. I've got a pretty thick skin. You'd have to work a lot harder than that post to get me riled up. :)

    Bloodbank business? Yikes... :)
     
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    Great amp, not so great name
     
  19. HereIGoAgain

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    Speaking of which, Orange does make some sweet amps. I'm partial to the AD30T, but since I got my Laney VC30 210, I've kinda lost interest in the Orange.

    I do know someone, though, who will not buy an Orange amp purely because it's well, orange. He did say that if he liked one badly enough, "There's Krylon for that."

    I've been wondering about Crate Amps. As in "Why is the company named 'Crate?'" Could that be a somewhat stupid name as well?
     
  20. JimmyR

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    Crate amps were originally built to look like they were made of a crate. IE the cab looked like an old shipping crate. I'm old. I know these things!

    Bad amp names? Bad Cat. Great amps, terrible name. When I gigged with my Hotcat (also bad) I taped over the eyes and the word "cat" so that whenI turned on the amp it just read "bad".

    I agree too that Mesa Boogie is a bad name. I know lotsa guys who struggle to pronounce "mesa" - some even say "metza".
     

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