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Jeez, I'm back were I was 15 years ago.

NoBrakes

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Not trolling but just finding this ironic. I picked up a old PV C30..1st generation with backward lettering and the plain black pre-Blue Marvel label speaker.. Currently I have my 68' Twin and this PV, same two amps I had 15 years ago.. I just returned a Lunchbox which was actually very cool but just felt to solid state "stiff" to me and I couldn't adapt to it. My Rebel 30 is in the shop and will probably get sold when I get it back. In between there have been tons of amps.. I think I'm going to keep this pair going forward, just works for me.. Just funny thinking I could have stopped years ago and been at the same point.
 

picnic

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I buy a DRRI every few years for old time's sake. then I sell it, but it fun to go back to what you started on.
 

NortheastHick

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I am pretty much back to where i started 30 yrs. ago. Marshalls. And a couple mesa stilleto deuce's. (Just a hotrodded marshall basically). I could have saved thousands, but it was a fun trip. The Marshalls and mesas have totally ended my amp search, don't even gas anymore.




Who am i kidding? Always gassing for the next best......Whatever...:crazy
 

StompBoxBlues

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Just funny thinking I could have stopped years ago and been at the same point.
Well...maybe, but if you are like me...you needed the journey in order to be totally happy with what you ended up with.

It might have always nagged at you "I need to get some better amps" if you never really owned and played the others. Now you know. You tried them. Someone comes up and says "hey, you sound great. You know what you ought to try? A Dumblespringreverbsoldanotworocks! THAT amp would be smoking with your playing" and you can now cooly look at the guy and say "Had one. I like this better".
 

getbent

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I had a visit with a cabinet maker last week and he told me an interesting story about an amp builder he is friends with... he said that the amp builder told him that he woke up one morning and realized that his ultimate tone was a black face princeton... which was his first good amp as a teenager.

The guy apparently realized that that sound had imprinted on his mind so fully that it was THE sound he loved and all the amps he built and designed kind of followed that pattern...

pretty interesting. I've had a couple of super reverbs which was my first amp... for me, I always end up back at a 1X12 combo... the growl is just kinda it for me.
 

StompBoxBlues

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I can see that happening, but...not always.

I do still love the memory of the sound I got with my first good amp...an Ampeg VT-40. Especially when we could get loud. But back then I also played an ES-335.

Years later I spent many years as a strat guy, and tried many amps. Liked a lot of them...but just last year started using a LP, and then found Budda SD-amps...

I'm in heaven. This is IT for me (I think) and it is the sound I always wanted. I'm home! Just a different one than I started in.
 

erplander

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I do still love the memory of the sound I got with my first good amp...an Ampeg VT-40. Especially when we could get loud. But back then I also played an ES-335.
As I was reading through the thread, I was thinking the same thing. My first amp was an Ampeg VT-40, and it got some of the best tones I've heard. I've thought of getting another one day.
 

Hangfire

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I never left where i was 15 yrs. ago, still playing the same amps and guitars. go for what you know;-)
 

Deathmonkey

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Well...maybe, but if you are like me...you needed the journey in order to be totally happy with what you ended up with.

It might have always nagged at you "I need to get some better amps" if you never really owned and played the others. Now you know. You tried them. Someone comes up and says "hey, you sound great. You know what you ought to try? A Dumblespringreverbsoldanotworocks! THAT amp would be smoking with your playing" and you can now cooly look at the guy and say "Had one. I like this better".
I agree. I've had this happen recently with pickups, trying a bunch to realize that what I had in most of my guitars was actually what suited me best. Same with amps and guitars, it's possible to get so caught up in the hype that we think some magical amp is going to come along and make our tonal dreams come true.

Sometimes you have to leave home to realize how much you love it there. :D
 

panoramic

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everytime I get a blackface bassman in the family i think it's over, I started with one and a vibro-champ way back when. I loved them both and fried them both, this is well prior to me understanding you could fix amps. I blew these when I was like 16.
 

StompBoxBlues

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I agree. I've had this happen recently with pickups, trying a bunch to realize that what I had in most of my guitars was actually what suited me best. Same with amps and guitars, it's possible to get so caught up in the hype that we think some magical amp is going to come along and make our tonal dreams come true.

Sometimes you have to leave home to realize how much you love it there. :D

Don't even get me started on pickups! :barf

I once bought an inexpensive squire Strat. Loved the sound of it, and feel. Thought I'd beef it up (also it was a touch bright) and decided to finally try some Texas Specials...I spent some time installing them, got it all tuned up, started playing, and it sounded EXACTLY the same to my ears.

I even listened to a small recording again...I couldn't hear a difference.
 




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