How many amps do you own?

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  1. pharmx

    pharmx Member

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    Some people keep their old amp when they buy a new one, while others trade. I've noticed that quite a few people on this forum have a nice collection of amps. To the collectors out there, I have a few questions:

    1. How many amps do you currently own...how many have you previously owned?
    2. For the style of music you play, can one amp do it all? Or do you need a few different ones to mix and match?
    3. How much do you spend on amps compared to the rest of your gear?
     
  2. Mikey Likes It

    Mikey Likes It Member

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    5 Heads (including the D'Lite that's not pictured), 3 cabs, 2 combos. Because I put together most of my guitars, I spend a lot more on the amps. I could play what I need to play with a couple of these, but it wouldn't be nearly as much fun!;)
     
  3. pula58

    pula58 Silver Supporting Member

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    four amps

    Fargen Blackbird 30
    Princeton Reverb
    Vibrolux Reverb (not the "custom")
    Rivera Chubster

    I tend to pay more attention to amps than guitars or effects. A great amp with a so-so guitar can sound great. But, a great guitar through a so-so amp...not so great!

    P.
     
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  4. pula58

    pula58 Silver Supporting Member

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    Hey "Mikey likes it,"
    I have my Princeton reverb in a head right now too. It is a little monster through an external cab, ins't it!!

    P.
     
  5. cottoneyedjoe

    cottoneyedjoe Member

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    Let's see....

    1993 Rivera M-60
    2007 Boogie 5:25
    2007 Fender Super Champ XD
    1975 Fender Vibrolux
    1986 Marshall JCM 800

    The Rivera was my "do it all" amp, but the Boogie is quickly becoming the "do it all". I have a pretty substantial pedalboard that caters to all the tones the amp won't pull. I sometimes just use the clean channel and drive everything through it.

    That is it.... I need more....
     
  6. clothwiring

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    1. How many amps do you currently own...how many have you previously owned?

    Two amps currently. Matchless Chieftain, Roland Cube 60. Total number of amps...I have no idea. I've owned as many as 7 or 8 at one time.

    2. For the style of music you play, can one amp do it all? Or do you need a few different ones to mix and match?

    For what I would do in public yes. My Chieftain covers the bases I need (with the Johnny A Sig guitar). The Roland is fun from time to time to do shred stuff but I don't usually play that stuff out and about. So the Chieftain covers what I need.

    3. How much do you spend on amps compared to the rest of your gear? Both amps were bought new. I don't see myself spending over $2500 on an amp. I feel an amp is important though. Sometimes we spend all this money on pedals and whatnot when the right amp, and amp alone would do the trick. I've recently changed from using a pedal board to just using a guitar and amp (see signature). I still use my strats at home and would gig them, but the Johnny A just works perfect with the Chieftain and covers alot of territory.
     
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    Mikey Likes It Member

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    YES!!! Tone to the bone, balanced and BIG!
     
  8. Jahn

    Jahn Listens to Johnny Marr, plays like John Denver Gold Supporting Member

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    See the answers in the ()

    1. How many amps do you currently own (2)...how many have you previously owned (12)?
    2. For the style of music you play, can one amp do it all (no)? Or do you need a few different ones to mix and match (yes)?
    3. How much do you spend on amps compared to the rest of your gear(a third)?
     
  9. Steve Dallas

    Steve Dallas Supporting Member

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  10. Bluzeboy

    Bluzeboy Gold Supporting Member

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    Currently ten.
    brown tolex Fenders (super,pro,deluxe)
    Blonde Tolex (Bassman, recovered Deluxe reverb, custom Vibrolux)
    Transition princeton (brown circuit black tolex)
    Masonette
    Vicky 3510
    Z Rx

    Can one amp do it all?? probably not for what I do. Mix and Match

    How much do I spend on amps compared to? I haven't bought a guitar in years (have all I need) but I seem to fall into the amp trap all the time.
     
  11. BIGGERSTAFF

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    Marshall JMP
    Roland Microcube :)
     
  12. Sean French

    Sean French Supporting Member

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    Not many at all.
    Only 6.
     
  13. pickaguitar

    pickaguitar 2011 TGP Silver Medalist Silver Supporting Member

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    Not enough...

    18 watt S2 mini plexi
    67 Bassman
    blues junior
    vox pathfinder mini stack

    I want a Vox AC30BM and a 65/66 Pro Reverb!
     
  14. scottlaned

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    I own two amps right now.

    One Allen Accomplice, which I use for everything.

    One Koch Twintone I, which has a broken input section (and perfect everything else) and I'm trying to get rid of. Anyone trying to get a really good deal? I'm about at the end of my rope having this thing sit on my desk. Seriously.


    In the past, I have bought and sold, in chronological order:
    Fender Hot Rod Deville
    Peavey Classic 30
    Fender Hot Rod Deluxe
    Mesa F30
    Fender Supersonic
    Groove Tubes Soul-O 45 (I love that amp)
    Koch Twintone I
    Palomino V32
    Allen Accomplice

    I started with a broken HRD, and have put $0.00 into amps. Sort of like the red paper clip story. I'm ready to take a hit for the first time on this Koch.
     
  15. blackba

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    6 for me. I like the options of the amps. Lately I have been using them in pairs as an AB.

    I have concentrated on amps and gone through alot, but my overall spending is about equal to my guitars. I play many styles so I like to have options. I can vary amps on recorded tracks or to what best fits my current band's style....
     
  16. Lt_Core

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    Mesa F-50 1x12 (gigging amp, JJ tubes & Jensen NEO speaker)
    Peavey Classic 30 (rehearsal space amp)
    Roland MicroCube (for home practicing)

    I'd love to get a Cube 60 someday and some type of Rivera amp.
     
  17. Category 5

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    Own 10, have access to another 5-10 Category 5 amps at any one time.

    DonR
     
  18. redplexi

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    2- 1948 Supros

    Fenders
    1963 Tweed Champ
    1966 Vibro Champ
    1964 Princeton Reverb
    1965 Princeton Reverb
    1966 Super Reverb
    1965 Deluxe Reverb.

    Marshalls
    1966 50 Small Box Plexi
    50 Watt MK11 Plexi w/ Bray 1 Mod

    Misc.
    Chicago Bluesbox Roadhouse 4x10
    Peavey 5150
    Two Rock Onyx
    Mako Custom 100
    Line 6 Spider Valve
    Line Six Spider II

    16. But I wish that I had 1/2 of what I have sold.
     
  19. billm408

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    Three gigable amps
    Bogner XTC
    Bogner Shiva
    King Uptown 33

    + two practice amps
    Roland Micro Cube
    Marshall Lead 12

    & a Line 6 POD (does that count?)
     
  20. mc2

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    3-an 18w tmb, JTM-45 and a DR.
     
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