I think I dig EVERY amp I have at this point! (amp inventory)

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  1. TNJ

    TNJ Gold Supporting Member

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    Never thought I'd say it, but I'm sittin' prettier now than I have in quite awhile. Anybody else reach a point where the amp inventory scratches every itch (and then some) you have?
    I'm there...

    Here's my current harem:

    Bogner Shiva EL34 112 combo with reverb ('new' version. Mr. Bogner knows his business.).
    Fuchs ODSLX100 head (tweaked by SL, best into my Mesa 112 cab with EVM12L. Mssrs. Fuchs and Lerner know their business.).
    K&M Custom 50 watt head (best into my Two Rock 212 with Heritage G1265 and TR1265. Joe M. and Bill K...well you know!).
    Heritage Patriot 212 Combo (SWEET "Blackface Fender Pro Reverb" type rig and great pedal platform. Thanks Mr. Cochrane.)
    Matchless SC30 (built, and formerly owned, by Phil Jamison. The 'red beast' is ALL THAT!)
    '67 Fender Princeton Reverb (pristine. 'nuff said.)
    Wakarusa Amp Company Model A2, 112 combo (tweed champ or deluxe clone (depending on power tubes). Nicely built old school Fender tone machine. Thanks Mr. Shock.)

    Every need I have at this point can be answered by one of the above.
    Life is good, Gentlemen (and Ladies!).
    If you're satisfied...what do you have that gets you there?
    If not quite there, what do you lack?

    S.
    j
     
  2. dankayaker

    dankayaker Supporting Member

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    Congrats . .that's a good place to be.

    Can't say I don't get an itch every now and again, but I'm pretty content with:

    Divided by 13 ERT 33 and matching 2x12
    Budda SD18 and matching 2x12

    I have a little 5 watter coming to hopfully satisfy my small combo needs.
     
  3. JZG

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    I hope you're happy! Those are some pretty sweet amps!

    I have a few itches yet to scratch, but I think I should be there soon enough. I've become a lot more selective with my amp purchases and feel that I've honed in on what suits me best. Right now it's just finding those particular amps.
     
  4. voojo

    voojo Gold Supporting Member

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    Nice! Now, which one is your favorite?
     
  5. localmotion411

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    As of yesterday, I am finally content with my amps.

    Komet Concorde w/ Mojo 2x12 slant cab to be loaded with Scumbacks (rock machine)
    Louis Electric KR12 (big ass tweedy/Marshall tone)
    Samamp VAC 45 (sweet sounding AC30/Fender mix, at controllable volumes)

    Been a long time coming, guys. I hate to say it, but in my case, through much trial and error, you pay for what you get. These were some expensive amps but worth every penny to me.
     
  6. mprvise

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    YES! Although occasionally I GAS for a Komet Concorde, I know it's just not practical for me right now.

    The harem at my place:
    -Mesa DC-5 (back up head)
    -Mesa Subway Blues - rehearsal and sometimes around the house amp - killer through 2X12 THD - may gig this soon
    -Matchless JJ-30 - old not so faithful - can't bring myself to sell it though
    -Top Hat Club Royale - mini Matchless - super small gig/sit in amp
    -Allen Encore 2X10 - default grab and go gig/sit in amp
    -Bruno CT22 - main home practice amp
    -Pure 64 "64" - main gig amp #1 - used with 4X10, 2X10 or 1X12
    -Two-Rock Custom Reverb Artist - was going to sell, but sounds too good with the Port City 2X10 - seeing gig duty again
    -Divided by 13 JRT 9/15 - main gig amp #2 - KILLS with the 4X10 cab
    -Alamo Embassy - hotel room practice amp when on the road (gigs, vacation, whatever)

    Life is most definitely good!
     
  7. markom89

    markom89 Senior Member

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    I'm happy w/:

    Bruno UG30R head w/ a Bruno 4x12
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    JMI AC-15 twin w/blues.

    I'll be adding a Komet Concorde soon, so I'll be even mo' happy!
     
  8. TNJ

    TNJ Gold Supporting Member

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    Tough one...today it's the K&M.
    But, ask me tomorrow. ;)

    S.
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  9. parker

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    And a cool collection it is! Enjoy them...
     
  10. tga-3

    tga-3 Supporting Member

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    Budda Stringmaster
    Dr. Z Stingray
    Demeter TGP-3 Guitar Preamp
    Demeter VTBP-201 Bass Preamp
    Demeter TGA- Slave Power Amp
    Roccaforte 1X12 Open Back w/Celestion G12H-100
    Dr. Z 1X12 Open Back w/Celestion Gold

    ........needless to say, a happy guy.
     
  11. Stephen Landry

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    Steve, you're my hero. That is all.
     
  12. Scott Peterson

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    That's one hell of an impressive list there Jato. Damn!

    I am happy too, far happier than I'd ever imagine but I don't do it traditionally any longer.

    Fractal Audio (Don't call it a modeler!) Axe-FX Standard. Done. It's the real deal and my ticket to the tone. :AOK
     
  13. TNJ

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    Thanks guys...keep 'em comin'.

    Stephen...well, thanks! I dont feel like a hero, though. I just feel lucky(# of amps: 7). :)
    Scott...I MUST make it to your place soon. This axe-fx rig is intriguing.

    S.
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  14. Jimmydeez

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    I am happy as well:

    Bad Cat Lil'15 head
    Budda Superdrive 18 II 1x12 combo

    I have been using a Headbone to run both amps thru the Budda 1x12 with a Hellatone 60 in it. The Lil'15 is a killer clean and crunchy rhytm amp and the Budda gives me the lead tone I have always wanted.
     
  15. voodoosound

    voodoosound Funk & Grooven member Silver Supporting Member

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    I have a few amps but while I can say I have every amp I could possibly need or want and love them all> I still add more to the list!
    :horse
     
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    Steve, I preferred your amp into my 1265s.... Do you really prefer it with the EVM?
     
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    great thread! I was just saying to myself this very thing today as I put the latest amp (Fargen Miniplex II head) in the room with the other amps...I am done for quite a while!!! I tried really hard to gather a wide sonic palette and I feel really happy with the range of sounds I can get now...I feel like my amp odyssey of the last few years is now done for the foreseeable future...the thing that really needs attention now is my playing!!

    I must admit, though, that the S2 micro-amps do look very cool and I am eager to hear more about the "Wrectified" one in particular...

    but I won't even consider another amp unless I sell something first...I really think I believe myself this time!
     
  18. TNJ

    TNJ Gold Supporting Member

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    Scott...at this point, I'd say I do prefer the EVM12L.
    However...I'm kinda afraid to really crank the Fuchs into just the 112 1265 cab. At lower volumes the 112 does sound fantastic. But I dont know if I could gig with it at the volumes I need with the rock outfit. I had that EVM12L smokin' the other night! :)
    When I get that other 15 ohm G1265, then I'll put them both in the open back 212 cab, and you can ask me again.
    :)

    S.
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  19. Leonc

    Leonc Wild Gear Hearder Gold Supporting Member

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    Tres coolio Dr J!

    I'm lovin a bunch of my amps too. Hard to figure out which one to play through next. I still happily trying out new (usually old) stuff too. I've yet to lose interest in hearing something that sounds different and unique.
     
  20. TNJ

    TNJ Gold Supporting Member

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    Yeah,
    I thought of you when I put this thing together, Leon!
    I've always admired your rigs...what are your faves these days?
    S.
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