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If you could only have 2 amps/guitars

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by AlNelson, Oct 29, 2004.

  1. AlNelson

    AlNelson Guest

    Say you could only have 2 amps, 2 guitars and 2 pedals. Further, say everything had to be stock, 'normal' gear. What would you pick?

    A tough call but, I think I would opt for a Tele, a 335, an AC30 and a Super Reverb with a booster pedal and a delay.
     
  2. Jimmydeez

    Jimmydeez Supporting Member

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    PRS Swamp Ash Special
    Martin DC-16 RGT

    Black Cat 1x12 Combo (My 2x12 is too heavy)
    Scottls Baby Fuchs

    Hot Cake
    Visual Sound H2O Liquid Chorus.

    I think I could cover almost all of my bases with this stuff.
     
  3. Leonc

    Leonc Wild Gear Hearder Gold Supporting Member

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    Thorn Master Artisan #009
    Driskill Diablo LC

    Aiken Tomcat
    Divided by 13 FTR37

    Blackbox Oxygen compressor
    EB Vol pedal - yah...the crappy one :cool:

    ...but this could all change...tomorrow :D
     
  4. pureoldsound

    pureoldsound Member

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    tough call.....amp wise I'll choose my Voodoo amps V-plex and one of these:

    Baka 50
    Bruno UG
    Fuchs OD 50
    Bad cat Hot cat 30

    Since they are all head amps I need a cab:

    For the the V-plex an old 60's Marshall cab (with the basket weave grill) loaded with pre-rola G12M and G12H

    or a very good 2x12 with same speakers, for both amps.

    Guitar:

    Gauge custom guitars

    Pedals:

    MXR 6 band eq
    Keeley Compressor

    Since I'll be using just 1 guitar (if I can cheat) I'll substitue the guitar for an attenuator.
     
  5. ari

    ari Member

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    I'd go with a Strat and a Les Paul, my Laney LC-50II and Deluxe Reverb, with wah and delay pedals.

    ari
     
  6. TNJ

    TNJ Gold Supporting Member

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    Amps:
    1)Two Rock Custom 50 watt head...with Two Rock 1265 112 cab (and my Avatar 212 Fane cab...because I can have '2' of each component, yes?)
    2)Tone King Comet 40A 112 combo

    Guitars:
    1)Baker RF signature...versatile/toneful/valuable(and getting moreso everyday)
    2)Suhr Classic 'Old Yeller' strat style...best single coil guitar I've ever had

    Effects:
    1)Klon Centaur
    2)BOSS ME50 multifx...

    Done...
    S.
    j
     
  7. 908SSP

    908SSP Supporting Member

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    one guitar Parker Deluxe

    three amps
    Maven Peal Ganesha
    AC30TBX
    Fender 1967 Vibrolux

    Volume pedal
    Fuzz pedal
     
  8. shallbe

    shallbe Deputy Plankspanker Gold Supporting Member

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    I would have 2 Les Pauls: a 54 P-90 Goldtop and a 58.

    The two amps would be a Jamison combo and the K30.

    I would want a univibe and a boost.
     
  9. SuperReverb2

    SuperReverb2 Member

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    Soldano SLO 100 plus a Soldano 4 x 12 loaded with the Eminence Legend 30's.

    Fender "reissue" 57 Tweed Twin

    Guitars:

    Heritage Classic 535 with Seth Lovers
    Epiphone Honeyburst Les Paul Standard (YES, it's stock and it sounds Great!)
    Fender 50th Anniversary Strat

    Pedals:

    None!

    :)
     
  10. John Hurtt

    John Hurtt Supporting Member

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    Stuff I own or anything I want? :D

    Own now:

    Guitars:

    PRS McCarty (will be replaced with my Thorn when it's finished!). Dead stock except for added Tonepros and straplocks.

    Fender CS '54 Strat - Ash body in 'burst, birdeye maple neck

    Amps:

    Mesa Boogie Nomad 55 w/ 212 Rectifier cab

    Fuchs Modded Fender DRRI


    Anything I want? I'd take my upcoming Thorn and Strat for guitars, the strat kills and I'm sure that my Thorn will be "pretty good"! For amps I would like to run maybe a Komet and one of Andy's production Fuchs. Then again the Aikens are very sweet and I'd like to check out Doug's Rocca's....

    Crap, too much great gear out there!
     
  11. katuna

    katuna Silver Supporting Member

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    I think I'd do the Rory Gallagher on the amps. Tweed twin and AC30.

    Guitars - Strat or Tele and a Les Paul Jr.
     
  12. gkelm

    gkelm Supporting Member

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    That's terrible of you to put the guys on this site through such a horrific emotional and potentially psychologically damaging train of thought. But since it may never have to happen, I guess it's OK. ;)

    Hmmm, tough. At the moment:

    Guitars: PRS CE-22 & Fender Strat

    Amps: BF/SF Pro Reverb & and a Marshall-ish head/cab

    Peds: Overdrive and echo (is the TTE a pedal?)

    Whew. I think I've changed my position on this thread. It's actually been quite theraputic to indulge in this tragic fantasy of sorts. Perhaps it's possible to be happy with just two of each?? :eek:

    Greg
     
  13. MikeS

    MikeS Member

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    I'd say for guitars it would be my 335 and my Tele. For amps it would be my Sewell Texaplex and my old Magnatone Lyric 115.
     
  14. bRoWn-SoUnD

    bRoWn-SoUnD Supporting Member

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    I'd go for the first two 59 LPs ever made :)
    And the first two Marshalls ever made :eek:
    Talk about a pot of gold :D
     
  15. Blueser

    Blueser Member

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    Carr Rambler 1x12 combo

    Guitars:

    Gibson Historic 58 RI Les Paul (Voodoo Loaded)
    Don Grosh Retro Classic Strat

    Effects:

    TIM
    DLS Echotap

    I'm done!
     
  16. tmac

    tmac Goldmember Gold Supporting Member

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    Absolutely essential to me:

    1. '98 Fender MIJ 60's Strat (w/large frets & Van Zandt pups).
    2. '01 LP Standard, (stock but needs new pups)
    3. '72 Fender Vibrolux Reverb (to blackface specs - except for the voltage dropping resistor that was changed so that both are 10K now). Very sweet and my all time fave amp I've ever played.
    4. RI '59 Bassman.
    5. My Furman pedal board with: Fender tuner, Barber Direct Drive SS, Boss chorus, Boss delay.

    :JAM
     
  17. mxr2000

    mxr2000 Member

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    guitars (Les Paul Custom 68 reisue, Suhr classic)> amps(Germino 55LV,Germino 45 Classic ,"1" 4X12 extra tall straight Cabinet and "2" 2x12 oversize cabs)>pedals(Analogman KOT,Sweetsound Mojo Vibe):cool:
     
  18. TieDyedDevil

    TieDyedDevil Member

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    Does "stock, normal gear" really include stuff from small builders? That really opens things up. I'd be a lot more challenged if I had to walk into a "typical" music store anywhere in the country and pick two each of amps, guitars and pedals from their stock. Think Guitar Center, for example...

    So, I'll split my answer: unusual stuff versus "commodity" gear.

    A Koll Custom DL paired with a Fender Vibro-King would be my first choice of non-commodity gear.

    If I had to buy something off-the-rack from GC or MF, I'd spend some quality time hand-picking a nice lively semi-hollow guitar (maybe a Gibson or something from the Ibanez Artcore series), then pair that with a simple tweed-ish amp like a `59 Bassman RI or a `57 Twin RI.

    Keep your pedals, or let me find a Leslie 145 or 147 with the combo preamp.
     
  19. kevmin

    kevmin Member

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    Two Thorn guitars: one with single coils, one with humbuckers.
    Two Fargen amps: one with lower wattage and and one with medium wattage. Perhaps a Miniplex and a Bordeaux.
    Pedals: AC Booster and Teese Picture Wah
     
  20. Jeff Flowerday

    Jeff Flowerday Member

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    Guitars:
    My '58 Historic loaded with DarkBursts
    My '54 CS 50th Anniversay Strat

    Amps:
    My 18 Watt clone loaded with early 70s G12H30
    My '66 BF Deluxe(non verb)

    Pedals:
    My Barber Direct Drive SS
    My Maxon AD-900
     

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