Desert Island amps

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  1. fatbagg

    fatbagg Supporting Member

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    If you had to pick three, what would it be and why? In no particular order, mine would be as follows.

    Diezel Herbert - Possibly bear cleans I’ve ever had, killer ch 2 and absolutely crazy fun playing lead channel. Does it all.

    Cornford MK50 - Purest natural warm and fat tone that still cuts like a madman and is an audible joy to play. Phenomenal.

    Bogner Ecstasy - Does it all with enough options to always find a sound you need at the time!
     
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    Blackface Super Reverb. Big boy low ended Fender beauty and plenty of it.

    Bluesbreaker. When I need that Marshall fix.

    Trainwreck Express. Crank it up and let it sing.

    If I'm stuck on a desert island I really want to make sure anything in range can hear me so they're all going to get played LOUD.
     
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  3. CRAIG4FSU

    CRAIG4FSU Whatever... Silver Supporting Member

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    ampS??!! One would be hard enough to pick, but 3?!

    I'm taking my '68 custom PR with G10 and gold pin tube kit. I could play that amp with a strat, neck pickup the rest of my life.
     
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    Splawn competition + 4x12 w/ creambacks.

    Dr.z max 18 nr + 1 x 12 half open back cabinet with a scumback alnico or a closed-back cabinet with a Greenback.

    Mesa Boogie Mark IV with practically any celestion speaker.. Anything but that awful EVM PA speaker.
     
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  5. Gridlock

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    Guess the desert island has electricity and air conditioning.

    In that case, my three amps are; a vintage Marshall Bluesbreaker, a BF Fender Deluxe Reverb, and a vintage ‘63 Fender Vibroverb.
     
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  6. truckin

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    isn't this just another list your favorite amp thread...
     
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    Give me 3 Dumbles then. I can sell one and afford every other amp I could possibly want.
     
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  8. fatbagg

    fatbagg Supporting Member

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    Haha!
     
  9. fatbagg

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    So you gonna participate for the fun or nah? Essentially it is, but why not?
     
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  10. PhilC

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    I'm assuming pedals are an option -

    Matchless DC30. I'm from Nashville. What can I say? I'd find it hard to not have a Matchless. Parts, chime, edge of break up, sweet midrange with a tele or gretsch. Throw in some pedals and for just about anything short of hard rock, metal and searing leads I could cover it. I've had one since 94 so I'm not sure I'd know what to do without one.

    Something Marshall-ish. I have an OG Metro wired BE100 for that right now, but would be just fine with a 2203 or a super bass or any number of other amps like a XTC, Naylor or Cornford. Since we're on a deserted island certainly volume isn't an issue.

    Since we're limiting to 3, for the rest I'd bring an AxeFX. I'd still be missing a tweed, something d-style like my two rock, something aggro like a dual recto or VH4 etc. I could cover a lot of territory with that axefx.
     
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  11. fatbagg

    fatbagg Supporting Member

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    But with limited traveling space, what three would you take?
     
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    Haha, volume is no issue here, god knows that Cornford is quiet to loud as F, with little between.
     
  13. mhenson42

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    Wizard MTL
    Wizard MCII
    Fryette Ultra Lead
     
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  14. fatbagg

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    I wanted to listed a wizard, definitely In top spots! That Fryette must be something special.
     
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    Shouldn't everyone just want a Kemper, since it can sound just like every tube amp you could ever want?:rolleyes:

    Seriously though, now that I'm thinking about it, is there some sort of airdrop planned for replacement tubes and strings? Where am I supposed to get electricity from?
     
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    I'll play a little more fair I guess...

    Blackface Deluxe Reverb
    Metropoulos Metroplex
    RoadKing Dual Rectifier

    Those three give me the majority of my favorite amp sounds over the last 50 years, over every genre I like.
     
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    Desert Island Amps I’ve had:

    Naylor SuperDrive 60
    Marshall Plexi Super Bass
    Hiwatt DR504

    Ones I dream about:

    Jim Kelley Line Amp
    Trainwreck Express
    Park 75

    I could add many to both lists, these are the first to come to mind.
     
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  18. fatbagg

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    The deserted island still maintains full electricity, for now. Even has a stash of infinite tubes, crazy stuff.
     
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    Geeze Silver Supporting Member

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    To be clear - this is the island of lonely guitar player loving hot bikini babes with no emotional baggage, right?

    Russ
     
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    AC-30/DC-30 type - Probably the Bad Cat Black Cat

    5E3 type

    JCM-800
     

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