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ES-335 Enthusiasts - What Amp do you prefer with your ES?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by bertramladner, May 4, 2020.

  1. supergenius365

    supergenius365 Supporting Member

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  2. Buck Woodson

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    My Metropoulos DVL-1. Super-Plex as well. Maximum kerrang.
     
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    No Boogies yet? Okay, '79 Mark IIA then. Rhythm channel, clean to edgy break up.
     
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    pretty much anything, I have an ac-30, spitfire, creiatone ots mini, marshall origin, pro jr. everything works good with my 335.
     
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  5. Luke V

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    I agree, 335's just sound good.
     
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    Sorry for the long story but here goes. When I was in high school in the early 70's I had a friend that was a killer player. One day he drove to Memphis and came back with a red 345 with a Bigsby, I think it was a '60 or '61. He played it through a Super 6, and that was the best sounding rig I've ever heard.
    Over the years I've gravitated toward Tele's but I never got that sound out of my head, and I've always been on the lookout for that good (old) 335.
    Recently I found a pretty good deal on a McKay '59 replica and I enjoyed it but the mystery pickups in it needed an upgrade, so I put some Gil Yaron's in it.
    Got it back yesterday.
    Played it through my Tweed Deluxe clone last night, sounded good.
    This morning I plugged into my old drip-edge Bassman (which is my best sounding amp) and BAM, there it was! The sound I've been looking for for 45 years.
    So I'm thinking Bassman (or Super Six).
     
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    Most amps, but i really like how it sounds with a mark III red stripe.
     
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    Interesting. Most of whatever reputation I used to have around these parts was the result of my '86 dot reissue into a Fuchs MM conversion, and later a 100W factory amp.
     
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  9. Danny W.

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    This always sounded great:

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    As did this:

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    Danny W.
     
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  10. bassmannlespaul84

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    Forget a es 335 in my opinion EVERYTHING sounds good through a 4x10 combo..... for me specifically a tweed bassman if you like more midrange push n honk. Or super reverb if you like the mids to come from the guitar n not the amp with alil more sparkle. You can't lose with either one. 4x10 is the way to go pushes alot of air fills up a room n it's plenty loud
     
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    I played my 345 today with my Metropoulos Super-Plex and DVL-1, None better IMO.

    Also, no guitar I own sounds better on a Vox AC30.
     
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  12. DiPa

    DiPa Constant GAS Gold Supporting Member

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    This, yeah, my experience, 335 sound great on just about any amp, bit I dig them most on tweed amps.
     
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  13. Guitar Dave T

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    From my own experience, I'd attribute that to the inherent variance from one 335 to another. A guitar with that much resonating real estate, dependent on the characteristics of multiple plys of maple and poplar, glue absorption, finish & finish absorption is going to be difficult to build with consistent acoustic properties.
     
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    The first step is finding a great 335, most of the ones I have played have been uninspiring, and the good ones are usually 7K+.
     
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    it sounds killer straight into my little Fender custom 57 Champ, especially bridge pickup. Also sounds great through my Victoria Chicagolux straight in, and Swart Atomic Space Tone Pro.
     
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    Mine has antiquities in it, and I will echo many brothers here-sounds good through all of my stuff! I guess I play it through my Glaswerks the most, and the controlled feedback is soooo delicious! I love moving air through those F holes!
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