Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by fusion01, Sep 20, 2010.
Excelsior High Fidelity
Rickenbacker B16 Supersonic. It's the grey thing in the pic.
kalamazoo model 1
The Big Gold Single ended amp that Bob Gjika used to make was a killer.
Higher end Valvetrain - 416, 427, 535. Add an alnico, push 'em a little and they can sound pretty sweet.
killer sounding......depends on what we mean by "killer"
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
Metasonix ****ing ****er.
I will KILL to own one
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!
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.
Univox. Hilgen. Sano. Lafayette. Coral.
Also the old PLUSH / EARTH amps from the 70's. Sundown amps made by Dennis Kager are great too.
smoke and a pancake?
bong and a blintz?
Garnet and a zip?
Fender always was an "obscure" amp company to me, c'mon Rowland got insane tones out of his!
suport a local guy:
VERY cool craftsmanship.
not that obscure BUT, along the same line
'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.
Hokay, obscure...how 'bout bizarre?
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)
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.
anyone have a link to this company? the name is pretty much google-proof.