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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. BG7

    BG7 Member

    May 26, 2018
    I've played for about 20 years and I haven't been thru half as many amps as most on here.

    * Fender Princeton Reverb - this was my first amp before I was actually seasoned enough to appreciate how great it really was.
    * Sunn Beta Lead - I was young and naïve and stupefied by the amount of distortion this thing generated. The first day I cranked it while jamming with a drummer I realized it sucked hard.
    * Fender Twin Reverb - Got this one in a trade for a Fender Bassman I owned. This is the amp where I really started growing as a player, but I didn't really care to run pedals, which was kinda necessary.
    * Marshall JCM800 stack - My band was taking it to the next level and so I had to get one. White Anniversary series. I played Judas Priest better than Judas Priest. Then I invested in all the Tom Scholz Rockman boxes and branched out somewhat.
    * Peavey TransTube - I went for the gimmick. This thing had every sound effect you could think of built-in. Plus I was hoping that solid-state tech had improved. It had. It progressed from crap to suck.
    * Peavey Classic - This little dude I like. Plus somehow in my later stages I became a pedal gearhead, so it all worked. I like the simplicity and sound of this amp tho. We all have our opinions.

    Well that's it. I typically play the Peavey Classic the most these days. It just seems to give me what I want.
  2. chipss36

    chipss36 Member

    Apr 6, 2018
    about 5-6 store purchased amps, long ago sold then about 50-60? I lost track, over the years, I built, seem to always find new owners, funny I do not have even one right now, but.....
    a deluxe reverb, and two vibroverb copys on the bench in different stages of build.
    suppose I need to keep a few around.
  3. Jeff Promo

    Jeff Promo Member

    Jul 9, 2018
    Had a small Gibson solid-state amp, a Traynor 100 watt tube head, a Peavey Deuce 2x12" solid-state combo, a silverface Fender Twin, and a silverface Fender Super Six ( swapped Twin and Super Six amps, got rid of the Twin/Super Six cab combo ). Currently own that amp plus an early 90s reissue Fender tweed Bassman, a Fender Hot Rod DeVille, Two '66 Fender Tremoluxes driving two large Fender Bandmaster cabs loaded with JBL E120s, a blackface Fender Champ, a blackface Fender Vibro Champ, a BEAUTIFUL brownface '63 Fender Princeton with a custom matching 1x10" extension cab, two modded reissue Fender Champion 600s, a battery powered mini Twin, a battery powered mini Marshall, a mid 70s Pignose, a home built PAIA Stack-in-a-Box rack preamp, a Line 6 Pod Pro/Mesa Boogie Stereo 20/20 power amp rack combo, a Mesa Boogie TriAxis/Stereo 2:90 rack combo, and an early 70s Ampeg SVT. NEVER enuf toys!
  4. SgMaster

    SgMaster Supporting Member

    Jun 13, 2007
    Brooklyn, NY
    In order..still have them all but only really actively using 2 for reasons below

    1) 90s Marshall VS30R (solid state 1x12) was given to me by family friend when started learning - sitting in storage since I can't even give it away
    2) THD BiValve 30 + Avatar 2x12 (V30+G12H30) semi-open + Avatar 1x12 (G12H30) closed - still have but in storage (due to NYC apt)
    3) 68 Princeton Reverb Drip-Edge - current main amp
    4) Gretsch 6152 - better for apt use than the Princeton but Princeton sounds much better at lower volumes
    5) Bell & Howell Filmosound 179 + original Jensen 1x12 cab - getting updated to be used for guitar in shop now
    6) Bell & Howell Filmosound 385 - getting updated to be used for guitar in shop now
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  5. bschultzjames

    bschultzjames Member

    Aug 18, 2008
    I guess it's time for an amp update:
    New list:

    Current amps:
    • 1962 Ampeg R12R Reverberocket with 6v6's and a 5y3
    • 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
    • Marshall 18w 1974 TMB clone head
    • '68 Reissue Princeton 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
    • 1x12 pine cab w/ alnico gold
  6. sunkidd

    sunkidd Silver Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2004
    So. Cal.
    It would be easier to post the amps I haven't owned!
    same with guitars....
    My wife doesn't even think I'm nuts....(yet);)
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  7. morgan918

    morgan918 Member

    Dec 14, 2008
    Los Angeles
    Going backwards from now

    Marshall 1976 50w MK2 combo
    Supro Big Star 2x12
    66 VibroChamp
    Vintage Sound V20 (steroids princeton)
    90s UK AC15 TBX

    90s UK AC30TBX
    Bluesbreaker reissue
    Hayseed 30
    AC30HW (early 2000s)
    Orange AD-30
    Some kind of MIG
    Roland Blues Cube
    Soldano Lucky 13
    '53 Tweed Pro
    68 bassman
    Dinky little peavey

    Ancient history:
    Marshall Artist 30
    JCM 800
    Fender M-80 rackmount thing with carpeting
    Some 1x12 Crate

    First amp: 50's Premier
  8. amstrtatnut

    amstrtatnut Member

    Oct 16, 2013
    Northern CA
    From earliest to present. Not many like some of yall.

    Honer 5w SS amp
    Yamaha SS 112 amp
    Some kind of fender 60w SS amp
    Fender Vibro Champ/silver face
    Boogie Mkiic+
    Fender HRD 212
    VHT special 12/20 at present. I realize these arent highly sought after but, for me, this amp beats anything Ive owned. Ymmv
  9. DV52

    DV52 Member

    Sep 6, 2010
    palmyra country club and lounge
    She does not want to hurt your feelings .
    I had to sell some stuff as our truck was going south quick .
    I was at GC with my good friend @ reddykillowatt when he was picking up his BE100 . I spotted an ES339 that was fantastic.
    We got to his car and before I made "The Call " he said you have the greatest supporting gal . I said yeah ..she said
    CAN YOU DRIVE THE M@#$*^ FU@!$% TO WORK ????
    Cleared that right up .
  10. sunkidd

    sunkidd Silver Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2004
    So. Cal.
    Yeah, at some of the prices that equipment costs, you should be able to drive them around town!
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  11. DV52

    DV52 Member

    Sep 6, 2010
    palmyra country club and lounge
    It was very funny .
  12. Hudman_1

    Hudman_1 Supporting Member

    May 12, 2018
    I started playing in the mid 1980’s. I’ve owned tons of amps from Crate, Peavey, Randall, Roland / Boss, Yamaha, Marshall, Fender and more. Currently I own one. A Marshall DSL 20CR. I’m planning to add a Fender amp soon. Debating between a ‘65 Fender Deluxe Reverb or a Blues Jr IV.
  13. DiPa

    DiPa Silver Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2013
    Exactly this...
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  14. Uli Jon Blackmore

    Uli Jon Blackmore Supporting Member

    May 27, 2011
    Newark, De
    Most of you have had far more amps than I. I have very little idea about the amps from my teens and early 20s. There were many, many SS Peaveys and a bunch of other crap. I must have been drinking more than the rest of you back then because I have no idea how you remember your earliest amps.
    I remember my first tube amp being a Marshall 40 watt combo around 2000.
    Then I purchased a '79 JMP 100 which I should never have sold.
    I know I had a 1 watt Bumbox,
    a 5150 combo,
    an Orange Tiny Terror
    a Marshall Vintage Modern 50 combo,
    a Fargen Mini-Plex,
    a Marshall YJM 100,
    a 69 Bandmaster Reverb,
    a VOX AC 30 Brian May,
    some shite modelers including the Katana 100,
    a Flexi 50,
    And I still have an ENGL Blackmore 100,
    and a super heavily modified JVM 410.
    I do have a Morris Perplex'd on order and hope that it is the end to my journey. It sort of has to, I have a new daughter and my priorities have shifted.
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2018
  15. 70' s Tone

    70' s Tone Member

    May 30, 2017
    Owned many.
    Been playing and loving my Supros...
  16. Plexi68

    Plexi68 Supporting Member

    May 6, 2014

    Peavey Bandit 2x12
    Traynor YCV-40
    Mesa Lonestar Special
    59 Fender Bassman RI
    Marshall Vintage Modern
    Mesa Electradyne
    Traynor YBA-1
    Reinhardt 18
    Toneking Royalist 15
    Friedman Dirty Shirley 40
    Friedman Smallbox
    Original 1965 Deluxe Reverb
    Morris GCM-008


    Mesa 4x12
    Mesa 2x12
    Traynor 2x12
    Traynor 1x12
    2 Friedman Dirty Shirley 1x12’s

    Current amps:

    Morris GCM-008
    Friedman Smallbox
    Original 1965 Deluxe Reverb

    Current Cabs:

    2 Friedman Dirty Shirley 1x12’s

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