Most obscure killer sounding amps

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  1. Leonc

    Leonc Wild Gear Hearder Gold Supporting Member

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    Excelsior High Fidelity

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    Rickenbacker B16 Supersonic. It's the grey thing in the pic.
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    kalamazoo model 1
     
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    The Big Gold Single ended amp that Bob Gjika used to make was a killer.
     
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    Higher end Valvetrain - 416, 427, 535. Add an alnico, push 'em a little and they can sound pretty sweet.
     
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    Obscure.....definitely
    killer sounding......depends on what we mean by "killer"

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    dang! reminds me i got my Torres in the living room...only one, dubbed "Field Holler 50": JTM45 circuit, tube tremolo, separate 12" & 15" baffles, will take a variety of tubes - 6v6->KT88, user bias ports, in a small (19"w x 20"h x 9-10"d) combo package. really an excellent amp i've had almost 10 yrs

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    Metasonix ****ing ****er.

    I will KILL to own one
     
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    Single ended Valco-made Penncrest (J.C. Penney brand), champlike w/ a 6v6, 12ax7, solid state rectified. I switched out the orig. crap 8" speaker for a nice weber alnico. Does just one thing but does it wonderfully. Like it wayy better than any champ I've ever played thru!
     
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    Gretsch 6165 "Variety Plus". Valco made 2x12, split chassis, 2 x 6L6. Jensen C12PS speakers. Reverb and vibrato, high/low gain switch, bass and normal channel. A very cool sounding amp.
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    Univox. Hilgen. Sano. Lafayette. Coral.
     
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    Also the old PLUSH / EARTH amps from the 70's. Sundown amps made by Dennis Kager are great too.
     
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    :agree
     
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    smoke and a pancake?
    bong and a blintz?
    Garnet and a zip?
     
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    'Sound' amps from New York in the mid late 60s an offshoot from former Ampeg employees.

    My 73 Carlsbro 60TC with the big Drake trannies (some had Partridges) sort of Vox/Hiwatt/Marshall and loves od pedals, very usable at much lower volumes unlike many 50 watt Marshalls.
     
  18. epluribus

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    Hokay, obscure...how 'bout bizarre?

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    An old 50W Marlboro (aka Monkey Ward) 2x10 SS combo came across my workbench a while back, still sits around in the shop. Preposterous as a guitar amp, middling cab by MDF standards, utterly sterile speakers even powered by a proper tube circuit, no OD to speak of, modest EQ, tinny reverb...but...

    ...my kid plugged his five-string bass into it. Bang! Monster little bass amp at lower rehearsal volumes, hangs together all the way down to the B-string. Tight dance-floor low end that projects! Leaves an awful lotta pricey modern bass practice gear decidedly in the dust. Even makes a decent little PA amp for vocals, powered monitor, or as a (loud) platform for a modeler. Strangest of all, it doesn't strangle at low volume--distributes the power very nicely way down on the dial. Killer? No. Just a stupid-cheap piece-o-junk that keeps on earnin' its keep.

    Best part...people want to skulk away when they absent-mindedly ask "So how do you like your..." (revulsion dawns) "...Marlboro?" (gulp) :BluesBros

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  19. Chrome Dinette

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    Ampex 622, originally intended for hi-fi use. I changed 2 components and it's a pretty cool guitar amp. Works great with just about any pedal. I used it for some tracking recently. My big amp/cab was in an isolation room and I put this one on a chair in front of me, using it for songs where I needed to feed back.

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    anyone have a link to this company? the name is pretty much google-proof.
     

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