Hyped amps you purchased and HATED!

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  1. Stratonator

    Stratonator Member

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    Every msg board, regardless of what it's about, goes through the same thing. A product comes out, some people lose their minds, the movement snowballs, tons of people follow suit and pretty soon, tons of people own it. A little of time passes and all of a sudden, people start selling it used in droves because it wasn't all that it was cracked up to be.

    What are some amps that were hyped, bought, and hated?
     
  2. dsmc80

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    Most Two Rocks I've tried, including the older Krinard stuff. The quality was just wonderful, but I was never quite happy with any of the amps.

    The exception for me was the Eric Gales amp. That thing is a ****ing monster.
     
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  3. Aslan

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    I was always watching the demo's by Phil X so when the Evil Robot C-30 came out I bought one without playing one and if just didn't work out for me. Painful lesson to learn because the resell was poor.
     
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    Smacky the Frog Gold Supporting Member

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    The Vox VT Pro neo stack. Dunno why but every comparable setting on the VT40+ sounded better. Love the Valvetronix series for what it is, figured the top of the line would be great but it wasn't (to me)
     
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    These threads never end well. What works for some, doesn't for others. Doesn't make anyone 'wrong'.
     
  7. GCDEF

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    Blues Junior and Univalve were two of the worst hyped amps I've ever owned.
     
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    Blueverb. A friend and I tried everything we could think of to make it sound decent. Apparently others agreed because, after I traded it, I saw that it got sold or traded a few more times.
     
  9. Stratonator

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    I never insinuated anybody was wrong. Opinions differ greatly no matter what the product. I was merely curious as to which hyped amps didn't cut the mustard in the eyes of some members here.
     
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    It's extremely helpful if people state very specific reasons why an amp didn't work for them.
     
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    Eskimo_Joe Rocker, roller, way out of controller Supporting Member

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    Mad Professor CS-40. I loved all of Bjorn's work and had huge expectations of the amp and it was nothing special. Maybe I needed to try it with some different cabs, but I actually had a matching MP cab at the time and I figured if I didn't like it with the intended cab it wasn't for me.
     
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    Once upon a time, Two Rock amps were the rage at TGP. Tried 3 of them...could just not "get" what all the hype was about. Guitar would be a boring subject if we all liked the same stuff though ;).
     
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  14. Sean French

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    I didn't hate the amps I'm going to list. They were simply not for me.

    Bruno Cow Tipper 22 combo.
    It was simply too dark. Even with my Tele.
    Didn't dig how the tone controls interacted with each other.

    Dr Z Maz 18 combo.
    Had an unpleasant high mid spike that could not be dialed out.
    The reverb was horrible sounding.
     
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    Most of them.

    There's really only been a small handful of amps I've ever really enjoyed once I plugged into them.
     
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    Ibanez TS15 with the built in Tube Screamer - wasn't nearly as loud as a 15w tube amp should be and had very lackluster tone. Only made it through one set at a gig, swapped it out during the first break. Put it on eBay the next day.
     
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    Same experience here. I bought a new Maz 18 and hated it...
     
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    ...dare i mention the original line six flextone.....:eek:

    remember the hype? full page ads in guitar mags, etc?

    otherwise, yeah...blues jr - there is a reason why there are so many mods for this amp
     
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    Lots have come and gone.....I don't really hate any of them so to speak. They all have some great functions. For me they didn't work, for others, it's probably what they were looking for.

    Some various observations:

    I had a Diezel Einstein and like the Plexi mode on it. Great amp all around and superb build but I had something different in my head for the high gain channel and this didn't do it for me.

    The Fender Supersonic 22 was a good amp. I liked the features on it but again, the higher gain channel wasn't exactly what I was after.

    Mesa Boogie - Mini Recto rack mount. So wanted to love this thing!!!! It is a great amp and was a nice compact setup that I would have used in a rack with my Torpedo Live. I just didn't like it when I turned it up. Things got woofy on me even through a Mesa 2x12 cab. I could turn down the bass as it is well known to do that in the higher gain channel but the EL-84s just didn't pump out what I wanted to hear.
     
  20. Slevin

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    Oh man, I was going to say I don't think I ever hated any of my amps, but you just reminded me I had a flextone iii and yeah, it was god awful. Super forgettable amp obviously
     
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