How many amps have you owned so far and which do you still own today?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by skunizzi, Jan 23, 2017.

  1. skunizzi

    skunizzi Member

    Oct 27, 2010
    I got to thinking how many amps I've bought and sold over the years. There have been quite a few but only a couple have stayed with me over time. Which amps have you tried over the years and which do you still own today?

    Here is my list:

    Current Amps:
    Brunetti Pleximan
    Supro Dualtone
    Fender Blues JR. (Modded)
    Rockitt Retro Marshall Clone

    Past Amps:
    Fuchs Blackjack 21
    Fagen Oldie Mk2
    Fender Supersonic 22
    Fender Hot Rod Deluxe
    Fender Pro Reverb
    Egnater Rebel Head
    Mesa Boogie Mk3
    Mesa Boogie Stiletto
    Mesa Boogie Electra Dyne
    Mesa Boogie Lonestar Classic
    Peavey Classic 50
    Marshall JCM800
    Marshall JCM900
    Marshall DSL 2000
    Marshall 1987X
    Yamaha G100-212
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2017
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  2. Abram4235

    Abram4235 Supporting Member

    Jun 24, 2015
    I'm 32 and have been playing for 20 years. My guitar is a fender american special w/CS69 pickups and SSL5 in bridge.

    I have owned:

    Peavey rage
    Peavey 2x12 combo (i forget the name)
    Peavey head and 4x12 (I forget the name)
    Fender Frontman
    Fender Hot Rod Deluxe
    Peavey 6505+ 1x12 combo
    Blackstar club 40 1x12 combo
    Two rock exo15 + blackstar extension cab
    Two rock jet 22 head and cab - had this for about 2 weeks, sold for:

    My current amp
    Two rock studio 35 head and cab

    Feeling the pull of the TR TS1 just announced. But if I can resist, I don't see selling anytime soon
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  3. FenderBigot

    FenderBigot Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2008
    Tampa Bay
    This may be hard to figure out... (trying to go in order for the most part)

    Peavey Bandit
    SF Twin Reverb (late 70s)
    Roland JC120
    Yamaha T50C (Soldano designed)
    Soldano HR50+
    Fender Blues Deville 4x10 (Bought new MIA)
    Fender Blues Deluxe (bought new MIA)
    Fender HR Deluxe (MIA, bought both used and new) ... Owned three times total
    Fender BDRI
    Vox AC15CC
    Fender HRD RI
    Fender Blues Deville 4x10 (MIA bought used)
    Fender Blues Deluxe (MIA bought used)
    Fender Supersonic 60 (older block logo version... bought twice)
    Fender Blues JR
    Fender DRRI
    Vox AC15C1
    Fender PRRI
    Dr Z Maz Jr NR
    Fender CVR (Fromel modded)
    Mesa TA15
    Mesa Mini Recto
    Fender Supersonic 22 (bought twice)
    Fender Custom Shop Two-Tone
    Fender Vibroverb RI - STILL HERE
    Fender '59 Bassman LTD - STILL HERE

    Pretty sure that's about 90 to 95% of them... I may have missed one or two. :dunno
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2017
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  4. guitarman3001

    guitarman3001 Member

    Apr 6, 2009
    I honestly don't remember. Been playing for about 30 years and have gone through a ton of amps starting with a Gorilla then a bunch of other cheap solid state stuff, then a bunch of rack gear including rack amps and preamps, then a Line 6 combo, then some tube combos and heads.

    I currently have:

    Blackstar HT5R 1x12
    Fender SuperSonic 60 1x12
    Marshall DSL40C
    Mesa Rectoverb 25 1x12
    Peavey Classic 20 MH
    Roland Blues Cube Artist 1x12
    Friedman Runt 20 head

    The Blackstar, Marshall, and Fender are for sale. And over the last two weeks I sold three other amps. Trying to really whittle down my collection to my best amps and the ones I use most often. Those are the Mesa, Roland, Peavey, and Friedman. With those four I can cover everything I need.
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  5. sleewell

    sleewell Member

    Sep 10, 2012
    probably less than 12 total.

    I only have my fuchs viper and fender blues deluxe at the moment. sold a lot lately and it feels great.
  6. guitarman3001

    guitarman3001 Member

    Apr 6, 2009
    It sure does. I've sold several amps over the last few months and it's almost a liberating experience. At first there's a little anxiety about getting rid of something you've owned for a while and still works fine and sounds good but once it's gone you realize you have one less piece of gear to worry about and as long as you have other amps that you've been using more lately, you don't miss it at all.
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  7. sleewell

    sleewell Member

    Sep 10, 2012
    yup, I am the same way. I have owned a wall of amps and cabs and initially I liked it but once I found the one that is perfect for my band the others just sat there and it kind of gave me anxiety. i'd rather have someone using it than just sitting at my house. plus I have 2 kids now so I need the money and space. maybe i'll buy more eventually but right now the slimmed down approach is much better.
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  8. Silent Sound

    Silent Sound Member

    Jun 8, 2012
    Wow! Doesn't it get expensive going through so many amps?

    In almost 20 years, I've only sold 4 amps in my life. A Peavey Rage 108, Fender Frontman 15, Randall Alpha, and Marshall JCM 900 4500. The only one I kind of regret with the Randall Alpha. It was unique and ultra rare. I don't fully regret it because it didn't sound good. That Marshall was the most important amp though. It taught me to not buy amps off of recommendations, but rather to try before you buy and only buy the ones that you absolutely love. It was the last amp I'll probably ever sell.

    Currently the only one's you guys would recognize from my collection are a '64 Ampeg Reverberocket II, '79 Fender Deluxe Reverb, and Bugera V22. All of my other amps are one's I built myself. Now instead of drooling over YouTube videos and floor models at GC and thinking "I wish I owned that one", I drool over schematics and think "What a clever idea! But I bet it would sound even better if I did this instead!"
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  9. guitarman3001

    guitarman3001 Member

    Apr 6, 2009
    It sure can. I don't think I've ever made money from selling an amp. Depending on the amp, I usually end up losing between $50 and $300 per amp. I consider it the cost of being able to play with new toys every once in a while. I'd say losing $100 on an amp I owned for 3 or 4 years isn't a bad rental fee if you look at it that way.

    Another thing is that most of the amps I've owned aren't really in high demand so they're not worth much on the used market. If I want to sell them, I have no choice but to take a loss, sometimes a big one. Case in point, Fender Supersonic 60. I've had it listed for several months and I think the highest offer I've gotten was around $300, and I've only gotten a couple of offers. Most of the responses to that ad have been just tire kicking asking if I still have it, then not writing back, or making me some ridiculous lowball offer of $100.
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  10. mfret1970

    mfret1970 Member

    May 20, 2014
    Peavey Rage 108 (sold)
    ART SGX-2000 express/MosValve power amp/Peavey 4x12 /Sheffields (Cab and MosValve sold--still have the SGX for who knows why?)
    '53 Fender Champ 100% original (with matching lap steel--inherited from g-ma)
    '76 Fender Vibrolux
    '00 Fender Blues Jr.
    Peavey VTM-60/mid-70's Marshall w/v30's
    Mesa Roadster Head with either Bogner Uberkab 412 or more frequently Mesa recto 2x12.

    Don't see myself selling any of what I have currently, even if some of it is not used regularly. If I sell it today, I'll need it tomorrow (said every hoarder ever)
  11. guitarman3001

    guitarman3001 Member

    Apr 6, 2009
    At one point I had the same setup including the SGX foot controller. The cabs I was using were a Randall 4x12 and a Crate 4x12. I had a blast with it. Looking back, the SGX had some pretty bad tones but some of them were not bad at all. I don't remember what I did with that stuff. Not sure if I sold it or traded it but I haven't had it for at least 15 years now.
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  12. NorCal_Val

    NorCal_Val Member

    Sep 23, 2010
    Woodpile, CA
    Over 37 years of playing;
    Peavey Classic-sold
    Peavey Renown-sold
    Randall RG80-sold
    Rack of Doom-still have the parts
    Yamaha t100-sold
    Marshall JCM800 50w-sold
    Ampeg VL 1002
    Mesa Triple Rectifier
    Rivera M100(head)
    Rivera M100(combo)
    Rivera DuoTwelve(combo)
  13. teofilrocks

    teofilrocks Supporting Member

    Oct 21, 2012
    Since I'm not a gigging musician, only a handful over the last 15+ years:

    Fender Blues Junior
    Marshall TSL601
    Egnater Tweaker 15
    Egnater Rebel 30
    Vox AC30C2

    Mesa/Boogie Mark Five:25
  14. big mike

    big mike Administrator Staff Member

    Oct 31, 2003
    Too many.

    and too many.

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  15. MmcGrouty

    MmcGrouty Silver Supporting Member

    Jan 4, 2014
    I've had 22, and now have 18. Selling amps is a hassle.
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  16. grapeshot

    grapeshot Supporting Member

    Jul 27, 2005
    Vienna, VA
    Current: Vintage Sound VS20 & Swart STR

    Past (IIRC):
    Tone King Imperial
    Morgan PR12
    Mesa Boogie Express 5:25
    Koch Studiotone
    Koch Twintone
    Mesa Boogie F30
    Mesa Boogie Subway Rocket
    Mesa Boogie Rocket 44
    Fender Pro Jr
    Fender Blues Jr (had 3x over the years going back to late 90s)
    Fender Bronco
    Fender Deluxe 112 Plus
  17. bschultzjames

    bschultzjames Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2008
    This seems like a fun thread.

    Current amps:
    • Marshall 18w 1974 TMB clone head
    • 1x12 pine cab w/ alnico gold

    • Vox ac15 hertiage handwired head
    • Vox 1x12 heritage handwired cab w/ weber alnico silver bell [50w]

    Past amps:
    • Crate VFX 50w 2x12 [this was a fantastic amp and I actually miss it]
    • Fender Twin II Reverb
    • Fender Blues Jr, early model. Blonde tolex
    • Vox ac30CC2
    • Marshall 50w 1987 from '88
    • Several VHT Special 6's
    • Two AC15 CC1's
    • '68 Fender Vibrochamp
    • '73 Fender Super Reverb

    Past Cabs:

    • Avatar 2x12 w/ v30's, later swapped to alnico golds
    • Marshall 1960TV cab w/ UK 2000's greenbacks
    • Homemade 2x12 w/ vintage '72 greenbacks
  18. Bluewail

    Bluewail Tone curmudgeon Silver Supporting Member

    May 2, 2003
    Pacifica, CA
    From what I can remember...

    Bruno Underground 30
    Carr Rambler
    Carr Slant 6V - Head and combo - Own head
    Carr Viceroy - Own
    Ceriatone Overtone Special 50 Ford Mustang - Own
    Chicago BluesBox Kingston 18
    Dr. Z Route 66
    Fender Blues Deluxe
    Fender '73 and '75 Vibrolux Reverb
    Fender '67 Deluxe Reverb
    Fender Custom Vibrolux
    '83 Fender Super Champ
    '69 Fender Bandmaster Reverb
    '69 Fender Super Reverb
    Fender Bassman LTD (2)
    Fender Princeton Reverb RI
    Fender Mustang II
    Fuchs ODS 50 SLX
    '67 Gibson GA55 Ranger
    Heritage Victory
    Matchless DC30
    Matchless Chieftain - Own
    Mesa Blue Angel - 2 heads and 4 combos
    Mesa Maverick
    Mesa Lonestar Special
    Mesa Express 5:25
    Redplate Blackverb - Own
    Tech 21 Trademark 60
    Two Rock Emerald Pro
    VHT Pittbull 45 (3) - Own
    Victoria 45410
    '67 Vox Cambridge Reverb (2)
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  19. cardinal

    cardinal Member

    Feb 26, 2008
    Too many. But now I just have a 2204 and haven't seriously entertained buying another amp in a long time. Great tone for clean, crunch, and high gain (with an SD-1). That's all I need.
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  20. GAT

    GAT Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 6, 2005
    Literally hundreds...I'm bad.


    Komet 29
    ’65 Fender Bassman head
    ’75 Marshall JMP modded by A. Dumble
    Matchless Clubman Reverb head
    Mesa Boogie King Snake
    60's Ampeg Jet

    Kerry Wright 2x12 cab with older Greenbacks
    JDesign 2x10 cab with 10" Greenbacks

    The Ampeg Jet is the only amp I still have, owned it since my Dad bought it for me in the '60s.
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2017
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