I miss Fender Amps!!!

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by rdamato, Sep 30, 2008.

  1. rdamato

    rdamato Supporting Member

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    WTF is wrong with me. In the past year I have had a Maz 18 and now a Bogner Shiva and I am still missing the simplicity of Fender. The other guitarist in my band said that the Shiva may be one of the best sounding amps he has heard.
    Okay........ What am I missing?? This past summer, I played at an outdoor gig and the backline was a couple of Silverface Bandmaster Reverbs thru Weber Alnico Blues. It sounded heavenly. I didn't realize how much I missed that tone.
    I need counseling now. Should I chuck all the high end stuff and get back to basics??

    Confused in NJ,
    Ron
     
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    geng Member

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    Back to the basics
     
  5. Fred McMurray

    Fred McMurray Member

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    Depends on the Fender amps yer wantin' to chuck it all for. If Fender was your preferred route to begin with, and if they help you find your own voice, I say chuck away.
     
  6. Andre357

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    I've thought of chucking everything and just getting a SWART AST PRO or Goodsell MK III ( you know, just a good sounding amp with verb and trem )

    Any day now I just might........A tele, strat and one of those amps ( ok maybe both :) ) and I'll be all set....

    I'm getting sick of the whole effect, multi channel, effect loop thing, I really am...

    Either that , or I'm getting old .....;)
     
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  7. Jahn

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

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    Gotta '52 Princeton Tweed, '64 Princeton Brownface, '65 Vibro Champ Blackface. That's all ya need if you aren't blowing any doors down. Fender Amps Rule.
     
  8. ReddRanger

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    Agreed. There's nothing wrong with you.

    Fender amps rule.

    :)
     
  9. rdamato

    rdamato Supporting Member

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    Andre:
    I feel exactly as you do. I just want to plug and play. Maybe a Full drive in front and call it a day. I am also tired of picking up heavy amps. I'm 50 and not getting any stronger.
    And Jahn, tell me about brownface tones.

    Ron
     
  10. Jahn

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

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    The grass is always greener. There's lots a Fender amp can't do. No amp does it all.
     
  12. Andre357

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    Man those videos, have me re-thinking my whole rig. Excellent tones and tasteful playing....old school, hip in a retro sort of way.......
     
  13. Jahn

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

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    I totally agree with that. Heck, even a Fender Amp can't do what another Fender Amp can do. You have to really hunt down the one(s) that make the right fit for you, that's for sure.
     
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    Its threads like this, that makes me think some people care more about playing (using the essentials) then getting caught up into the "tone rat race". I was there, and in the end, a jcm 800 and allen encore got me right back to the basics. 2 amps, 2 channels, great!
    also i would have no problem trading the encore with a '66 super reverb...
     
  15. KazJY

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    Well put!

    I just went through this whole thing with Marshall - I kept looking for something better than what I had, and I realized I HAD it. I am actually looking to pick up a Fender to round out the amp lineup.
     
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    I pr3f3r Marshall MG200FX
     
  17. rdamato

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    My problem is that I'm not a tinkerer. I just want to plug and play. Too much thinking takes the fun out of playing.
     
  18. wingwalker

    wingwalker Fuzzy Guitars

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    I love my little Fenders...the only thing I like better than an little old Fender amp cranked is two of them!
     
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    It's a excuse to buy more gear!! Simple!
     
  20. Texsunburst59

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    Yea I got caught up in the back to basics Fender amp thing. I couldn't stop collecting amps. I had to have every vintage Fender that came my way. NOW I'm ready to get back to the "Flavor Of The Month " club. It just seems so much more fun being in the "IN" crowd and feeling like your somebody than just having a room full of old amps. Thanks for waking me up. Now I gotta get rid of these old amps.:D
     

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