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

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  1. PurpleJesus

    PurpleJesus Silver Supporting Member

    Jul 11, 2014
    I’ve bought/sold more than I would like to admit.

    But right now I’m feeling pretty much happy w everything.

    Lexicon 284 Stereo amp
    Ceriatone/Kane-modded Liverpool clone
    Krinard-modded Filmosound 385s (2)
    1964 Bandmaster
    1972 Hiwatt dr103
    Kelley FACS
    Marshall Class 5

    The Hiwatt and Kelley are my two favorites, but the 385s are right there too. Just unbelievable tones available from all three. Clean to scream.

    I want to add a 64-68 Bassman and a Super Reverb from the same time period. Matamps look cool too, and
    My buddy says the JOAT is amazing. I’m sure I’ll keep trying stuff. I’ve really gone away from the ODS style amps after trying a bunch. But, I did build a direct board with a Kingsley Maiden D and Page DS (Dumble #124 preamp section clones) and a Torpedo CAB acting as the power amp and speaker sim. It’s essentially another “amp”.
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2018
  2. snakestretcher

    snakestretcher Member

    Dec 25, 2008
    Exeter, England
    Since 1968? Dozens. Now only have two; the F50 below and a Blackstar Fly 3. From memory; Selmer Treble n' Bass 50 Mk1 and matching Goliath 1x18" cab, some sort of Laney head, AC30, Boogie F30, MkV, several Bandits, Fender Pro Tube Pro Reverb, Blues Junior, VHT Pitbull, Peavey Bravo, Classic 50 2x12, Cornford Hurricane, Marshall DSL401, Cornell Romany etc. Most of the others, including a couple of less than memorable Marshalls, are best left forgotten.
  3. protest

    protest Member

    Oct 13, 2013
    South Jersey
    KSR Colossus
    Diezel Herbert
    Mesa Tremoverb
    VHT Sig X
    Mesa Studio Pre

    KSR Juno

    On the lookout for:
    Mesa Mark IV

    Soon to leave:
    VHT Sig X
    Mesa Tremoverb
    Mesa Studio Pre

    Used to own:
    Ceriatone King Kong
    Crate 120w SS combo
    Engl Sovereign
    Friedman JJ
    Hotone Purple Mist
    Marshall JVM 1w
    Mesa Min Recto
    Mesa Mark IV (2)
    Mesa Roadster (2)
    Mesa Maverick
    Mesa Royal Atlantic
    Mesa Tremoverb
    Mesa Quad Pre
    Orange OR15
    Soldano Avenger
    VHT Pittbull 50cl (2)
    VHT Pittbull 100cl
  4. dirk_benedict

    dirk_benedict Supporting Member

    May 29, 2007
    Massachusetts, USA
    Oh man...this is fun! Doing my best to remember here in chrono order. Star next to it means its still around.

    Crate GX40CXL
    Fender Stage 185
    Fender Hot Rod Deville
    Music Man HD130
    Danelectro Nifty Fifty
    *Hiwatt Studio Stage 2x12"
    Fender Twin Reverb Custom 15"
    Fender Vibroverb '64 RI
    Mesa F-50
    Mesa Boogie Mark IIb
    Mesa Boogie Lonestar
    Supro 1624T (from Watts Audio kit)
    *Bogner New Yorker
    Vox AC15
    *Carr Hammerhead MkII
    *Carr Artemus
    *Bogner Duende

    Bass is easier...
    Amperg B2-R
    Sunn 300T
    Markbass Little Mark 2
    Trace Elliot GPMSX12
    *Aguilar Tone Hammer 500
  5. ToneDeVille

    ToneDeVille Member

    Jul 16, 2017
    1966 - First amp - early 60's Gibson Explorer -stolen
    Kustom blue sparkle Quad 100 w/ 2x12 cab -sold
    Lab Series L5 -sold
    Lab Series L7 #
    Marshall Reverb 12 #
    Peavey Classic 30*
    Mesa Lonestar 2x 12*
    Fender Tweed Blues Jr*
    Dr Z Carmen Ghia w 1x12 Z cab*
    Dr Z Z Wreck w 2x12 Z cab*

    * = still have
    #= now owned by one of my sons
  6. HesNot

    HesNot Supporting Member

    May 10, 2017
    Charlotte, NC
    As always I tend to be well under equipped for TGP - despite 35 years plus of playing...


    Roland 15w ss practice amp
    Roland Cube Chorus 60
    Peavey Renown 400
    Fender Twin Reverb silverface
    Blackstar HT Club 40
    Jet City Custom 5


    Mesa TA30 212
    Peavey Classic 20 MH
    Hughes & Kettner Tubemeister 5
  7. dcbc

    dcbc Member

    Mar 8, 2013
    1973 Deluxe Reverb purchased 1998 (still own)
    1973 Bassman 100 purchased 1990 (sold 2016)
    1967 Bandmaster purchased 1997 (sold 2017)
    1972 Vibrolux Reverb purchased 1999 (sold 2002)
    1976 Princeton Reverb purchased 2015 (sold 2017)
    1972 Bassman 10 purchased 1994 sold 1997
    2012 57 Custom Twin purchased 2017 (still own)
    20xx Magic 5e3 (still own)
    20xx Clark 5f4 (still own)
    20xx Victoria 45410 (still own)
  8. somedude

    somedude Member

    May 30, 2004
    South of Heaven
    Mesa D800
    Mesa Rectoverb:25
    Mesa Electra Dyne
    Mesa Triple Crown 50
    Mesa Strategy 8:88

    Electric Amp 120w MV
    Fender Deluxe Reverb RI
    Laney Iommi
    Marshall SLP
    Mesa Dual Rectifier (2 ch)
    Mesa Dual Rectifier (Roadster)
    Mesa Lonestar Special
    Mesa Mark III
    Mesa Mark V
    Mesa Rectifier Preamp
    Mesa Stiletto
    Mesa 2:100 Power Amp
    Mesa 50/50 Power Amp
    Orange AD30
    Orange AD140
    Orange Rocker 30
    Orange Rockerverb 50
    Peavey Rock Master Preamp
    Peavey TKO 75
    Rivera Pubster
  9. gkoelling

    gkoelling Member

    Nov 25, 2005
    In The Basement
    I started playing in March, 1967.

    I think this is all of them.

    Harmony I think it was an H400A...I think At least it looked like an H400A
    Sivlertone 1484
    Music Mann 2x10 combo
    Sunn Model T
    Music Mann 112RD 50
    Crate pos 1x10
    Crate pos head and 4x12 cab
    Peavey Classic 50 2x12
    Peavey Classic 30
    Peavey Classic 20
    Custom Vibrolux Reverb
    Rivera Chubster 40
    Gibson 15 watt 1x10 that looked like a Trace Elliott

    I still have these.

    Gries 35 bought in 2005
    Custom built 5E3 head/1x12 cab 2008
    Gries 18 I've had this one 3-4 weeks
  10. Wyzard

    Wyzard Member

    Feb 7, 2010
    Far too many, now down to just quite a lot. Some live in rehearsal rooms, a couple live at home, and some at friends' places (just in case).

    Long-time favourites:

    MkIIB Coli
    King Snake

    CRS V1
    K&M LTD

    New-ish favourites:


    Groove Tubes:
    Trio/Dual 75

    Wish list:
    Soldano: SLO
    Jim Kelley: FACS
    Two-Rock: TC and Bloomfield
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2018
  11. bbsomm

    bbsomm Member

    Jul 13, 2016
    interesting thread:
    owned and sold:
    crate solid state tweed with chorus(first amp)
    epiphone 508 5 watt tube practice amp

    owned and still have:
    1974 peavy Classic - not a classic 50, but one of the hybrid models with SS pre amp, and 6l6 power section 4x10 combo
    vox cambrige (pathfinder with a tube pre amp and an 8 in. celestion blue)
    Goodsell super 17 - new number 1 for the forseeable future. only reason i can even imagine wanting something else is to run them in stereo

    which makes a total of 5, which is about 1/3 of the guitars i've been through in the same 20 years.
  12. Jeff Gehring

    Jeff Gehring Silver Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2008
    Kansas City area
    Amps I have owned:

    * indicates multiple examples owned

    Gibson 9 tweed amp
    Heathkit TA-16 twin twelve
    * Fender BF Bassman
    * Fender BF Super Reverb
    * Fender Twin Reverb
    * Fender BF Deluxe Reverb
    * Fender Vibrolux Reverb
    Fender PA 100
    * Fender Champ
    Fender Vibro Champ
    * Fender Princeton Reverb
    * Tweed Bandmaster 5E7
    * Tweed Pro 5E5-A
    Tweed Super
    Tweed Tremolux 5G9
    Tungsten Crema Wheat
    Double Deluxe
    Clark Low Country Tweed Twin
    Komet K-60
    Dr. Z Maz 18
    Dr. Z Z-Wreck
    Sunn Sceptre
    Marshall 100W 1959
    * Marshall 50W 1987
    Marshall JTM-45
    Marshall 4101
    Germino LV-55
    * Mesa Super 60 (Mark I)
    Mesa Mk IIB
    Mesa Mk IIC+
    Mesa Cal 22
    Mesa Cal 50
    Traynor YBA
    * Ampeg Reverberocket
    * Ampeg Super Echo Twin
    Ampeg Rocket R12
    Ampeg Reverberocket II
    Ampeg VT-22
    * Carlson TurboPup
    Vox AC-30
    Music Man 65
    Lots of self-made amps

    Current amps:
    Self made Darkstar 1x12 combo and 2 x 12 combo
    Self made TremoPup 2 x 12
    Ampeg Reverberocket II
    Ampeg Reverberocket (in pieces)
    Ampeg Super Echo Twin
    Self made 1987 Marshall style head and 2 x 12 slant cab
    Self made Twin Reverb
    1968 Super Reverb
    Fender Vibrolux Reverb
  13. VanWhelan

    VanWhelan Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Roswell, GA, USA
    Damn, some of you guys have owned a lot of gear. Here's my small list (ones I still have listed in bold) - in order:

    Spectra 110 combo
    1967 Fender Bassman head + tall 2x12 cab (one of my biggest regrets was not keeping this one)
    Marshall Valvestate 8040 combo
    Fender SF Super Reverb
    Fender Hot Rod DeVille 212 (2001)
    Marshall JCM 900 2100 head + 1936 2x12 cab
    Fender Blues Jr.
    Fender Hot Rod Deluxe (lacquered tweed)
    Egnater Renegade head + Tourmaster 2x12 cab
    1964 Fender Deluxe Reverb
  14. bbutler123

    bbutler123 Member

    Feb 16, 2009

    Up to 2007, I had bought 21 amps.
    In the next 9 yrs, I bought 55 more. (2007-2018)
    At present, I have 6 amps.

    --Small Sears tape recorder amp
    --Sears Silvertone 1-12" amp
    --1966 Fender Super Reverb
    --1966 Fender Single Showman
    --1966 Fender Dual Showman
    --Acoustic 110 watt SS amp w/6-10"
    --Ampeg Rocket
    --Orange stack, 120 watt
    --Silvertone head (maybe 1464 or something)
    --Scott -- a stereo home amplifier run through Celestions
    I used this amp more than any other amp for about 25 years after this.
    --Peavey Classic
    --Randall 120 watt head
    --Fender Deluxe Reverb (bought for $30 at garage sale in the 80's, sold it for maybe $50-I didn't appreciate it then.)
    --Fender Showman head
    --40 watt Seymour Duncan tube amp 2x10"
    --Crate tube amp 1x10"
    --Fender Bassman head
    --Fender Hot Rod Deville 2x12"
    --JBL PA cabinet used for guitar
    --Kustom amp put into Pathfinder speaker cab
    --Roland Microcube
    ----about 2007 here
    --3- Fender Frontman 212R, 2x12"
    --Vox Valvetronix
    --Fender Blues Jr.
    --Epiphone Valve Jr. 5 watt
    --Epiphone Blues Custom 2x12"
    --Marshall SS 1x12" MG50
    --2- Marshall SS MG heads and 2- 4x12" cabs
    --Bugera V22
    --Bugera 1960
    --Marshall 4210 JCM800 combo
    --Another Marshall MG50
    --Another Fender Frontman 2x12"
    --Marshall MG 100 watt combo
    --Roland Street Cube
    --3 Vox Pathfinders at different times
    --2 or 3 Marshall Class 5s at diff times
    --Marshall DSL 1/2 stack
    --Blackstar Club 40
    --Blackstar 100 watt head
    --Blackstar Stage 60
    --EH .22 Caliber
    --Marshall 1923C DSL combo
    --1964 Fender Pro
    --Fender Twin Reverb
    --Fender Frontman 65 watt 1x12
    --Fender Pro Jr.
    --Blackstar HT5
    --Dr. Z M12
    --2 more Vox Pathfinders
    --Acoustic 40w. 1x12
    --Marshall Class 5 head
    --Fender Deluxe Reverb RI
    --Roland Cube 60
    --Bad Cat Cougar 5 watt
    --Bad Cat Classic Cat
    --Bad Cat Classic Deluxe
    --Magnatone Varsity
    --Fender Champion 600
    --Bugera V22
    --Orange Tiny Terror
    --Esteban 10 watt SS amp
    --Roland Microcube
    --Marshall AVT20
    --Marshall DSL40C
    --1968 Silverface Vibrolux Reverb Reissue
    --Dr. Z M12 - again
    --Fender Frontman 25
    --Marshall AVT 20 (again)
    --Dr. Z Z-LUX

    That's 76 amps, I may have omitted some. I still have the 6 bolded ones.
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  15. Dashface

    Dashface Member

    Jun 25, 2007
    Victoria BC
    I don't think I've had _that_ many.

    I have had and sold:

    Fender Hot Rod Deluxe (v1)
    Fender Bandmaster (1964)
    Fender Bassman reissue
    Fender Super Reverb (1968)
    Fender Princeton reissue
    Fender Champ 600
    Lil Dawg Tweed Deluxe
    Marshall JMP 50 (1980)
    Marshall Bassbreaker reissue
    Vox AC30
    Vox AC30 HW
    Vox Brian May
    Mesa Boogie F30
    WEM Dominator

    I still have:

    Hiwatt Custom 50
    Hiwatt Custom 100
    Joyce Custom 100
    Mesa Boogie Mk IIB
    Clara Deluxe Reverb
    Sound City Concord
    Yamaha RA 200
    Fender Deluxe Reverb (1965)
  16. Johnny Cache

    Johnny Cache Member

    Mar 3, 2018
    Lost count along time ago back when I used to repair them and buy and sell some. I'd say over 50. 15 were Fender amps most MIA tube amps. A few Gibson's, 2 Sunn, 1 Orange 120, 1 Vox Pacemaker (USA tube) and a bunch of other stuff.
  17. Atmospheric

    Atmospheric Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2005
    Newberg, OR
    I'm 62. I've been playing 52 years. I've owned 44 amps. I still own four of them (one just arrived today).

    Still have:
    1. Aguilar Tone Hammer 500
    2. Bad Cat Legacy Cub III 15R
    3. Vintage Sound 15
    4. Morgan SW50R

    Don't have (sorted by decade):
    1. 70s Fender Super Bassman
    2. 70s Jordan
    3. 70s Roland JC120
    4. 70s Sears/Silvertone Small combo
    5. 70s Sunn Concert Lead
    6. 80s Fender Super Champ
    7. 80s Fender Super Champ
    8. 90s ADA Rocket
    9. 90s Ampeg 1-12 combo
    10. 90s Carr Hammerhead
    11. 90s Clark Beaufort
    12. 90s Epiphone Electar Tube 10
    13. 90s Fender Deluxe Reverb (1973 SF)
    14. 90s Mesa/Boogie DC-2 (Studio Caliber)
    15. 90s Peavey Classic 50
    16. 90s Supro Corsica
    17. 90s SWR Workingman's 12
    18. 90s Top Hat Club Royale
    19. 00s Bad Cat Mini Cat II
    20. 00s Eden Nemesis NC210P
    21. 00s Fender Champ (BF)
    22. 00s Fender Princeton (1965)
    23. 00s Fender/Rodgers Tremolux Combo
    24. 00s Groove Tubes Soul-O 75CP
    25. 00s Groove Tubes Soul-O Single
    26. 00s Mesa Boogie 20/20
    27. 00s Orange Tiny Terror
    28. 00s Peters AX84 homebrew
    29. 00s ThunderFunk TFB420
    30. 00s Top Hat Club Royale
    31. 00s Trace Elliot TA-Cube
    32. 10s Fuchs ODS-100 Mod
    33. 10s Genz-Benz ShuttleMAX 12.0 (Used)
    34. 10s Genz-Benz ShuttleMAX 12.2
    35. 10s Gries Green Monster
    36. 10s Homebrew BF Princeton clone
    37. 10s Morgan SW22RC
    38. 10s Slo-Flo Tweed deluxe clone
    39. 10s ThunderFunk TFB800
    40. 10s Vintage Sound 22SC
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  18. frownonline

    frownonline Member

    Mar 26, 2009
    Previously Owned:
    • Fender Squier 15 combo
    • Carlsboro Hornet combo
    • Marshall 8240 combo
    • Trace Elliot Commando 15 combo
    • Gallien Kreuger 250ML combo
    • Ashdown Evo 500 ABM C210H combo
    • Mesa Boogie Trem-O-Verb combo [Regrettable sale :-(]
    • Trace Elliot Acoustic Cube combo
    • Trace Elliot Power Cube speaker
    • Ashdown Evo 300 ABM C110 combo
    • Gallien Krueger 2000CPL Preamp rack
    • Marshall MS-2
    • Carvin Vintage 16 [Regrettable sale :-(]
    • Yamaha BBT500H
    • Yamaha THR10
    • Fender Rumble 100 V3
    • 1995 Yamaha SR50-112 combo #1 - Ex Rick Astley
    • 1995 Yamaha SR50-112 combo #2

    Own Currently:
    • Mesa Boogie LoneStar Classic combo
    • Mesa Boogie Subway Blues
    • Mesa Boogie Electra-Dyne combo
    • Mesa Boogie Stiletto Ace combo
    • Vox Lil Night Train head
  19. ripgtr

    ripgtr Member

    Jul 17, 2014
    Austin, TX
    Currently own -

    • Redplate Blackverb. This has become my new gig AND home amp. Got it about a year ago.
    • '76 SFDR. Was my gig amp since I got it in 2000.
    • '66 Pro Reverb. Got it in about '93, gigged it off and on since, but doesn't see a lot of action anymore. It is actually in my office/studio right now, been playing it, comparing to the BV. Will probably sell.
    • 5e3 clone I built in 2001. Needs some work, when I get some time.
    • An early '70s Sho Bud Tube Twin. Basically a copy of a twin. Currently in pieces, was replacing caps and have not had time to finish.

    Owned in the past -
    • Quilter Steelaire. Got it for pedal steel. Really wanted to like. Really didn't.
    • MK IV. Was my gigging amp from about '94 -2000, though occasionally I'd use the pro.
    • Fender Concert II. Got it in the early 80s, used it until I got the pro and then the MK IV.
    • Twin Reverb. Bought new in Jan '74, used until I got the concert.
    • Peavey Combo. '78 maybe. I think it was called a classic. The old black one, not the newer one. SS pre, tube power. I used it for a short time, playing in a band that did southern rock. Didn't like it, went back to the twin.
    • Univox - SS amp. Not great. Got it in '71.

    So, not even a dozen amps in over 45 years.
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  20. JCU

    JCU Silver Supporting Member

    Apr 18, 2017
    Currently Looking at:
    Suhr Bella
    Two Rock Classic Reverb
    Carr Lincoln

    Currently own:
    Tone King Imperial mkII (main one)
    Vintage Sound 22
    Marshall Slash 5
    DR Z Maz 18

    In the past (in no particular order):
    Peavy Bandit
    Vox AC15
    Vox Cambridge 30 reverb twin
    Fender Blues Junior
    Blackstar Artisan 30
    Roland JC120
    Ibanez TS30
    Two Rock SP35
    Roland Cube 10

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