Out of all the amps you've owned and played though, what was the BEST overall amp

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  1. Dr. Tweedbucket

    Dr. Tweedbucket Deluxe model available !!!11

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    ..... that you've experienced so far? :confused


    ... and do you currently own that amp? :knitting
     
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  2. Jason_86_951

    Jason_86_951 Supporting Member

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  3. Al Rose

    Al Rose Gold Supporting Member

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    Dr. Tweedbucket - 6500RPM redline implies you are a big-block guy? I used to drag race big block Mopars.....

    Al
     
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    Echoplexi Silver Supporting Member

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    My 1970 marshall 50 watt head and boogie mk ii c+ are the two best and after dozens of others I'm down to just those two now. Can't see either going anywhere.
     
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    I got my first V4 ~35 years ago, now on my second one. It does everything I want/need, I love it.
     
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    Either my Marsh 5e3 or my 75 Fender Vibrolux Reverb. Total opposites but both amazing. Lost the VR in a bad trade but still have the 5e3.
     
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    phalanges Member

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    My '59 Deluxe is the standard by which I gauge all others.
    I had a head cab built and my favorite cab is a Marshall 1966A with a G75t and a Greenback.
    Straight in, tone on 12, the other 2 volumes vary with guitars.
     
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  8. soundchaser59

    soundchaser59 Thank You Great Spirit! Silver Supporting Member

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    Hands down, by a long mile........Rivera Knucklehead 55.

    Totally regret letting go of it.
     
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    I had a burgundy tolex Carr Slant 6V (early one) for a few days-returned it to the seller for what was most likely a minor tube issue from shipping. I bought a 6V head some years later hoping to get that tone again and realized how special that first one was. If I could track that burgundy 6V down, I'd buy it back in a heartbeat.

    Happened again a year later when I bought a 65 Deluxe Reverb off e-bay that kept blowing fuses-probably a tube problem from shipping again. Both of these amps had that something special that brought out some tones that I have not been able to get from other amps.
     
  10. nmiller

    nmiller Drowning in lap steels

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    It's 45W of clean power (it barely distorts at all), but it sounds as good with the volume on 2 as on 10. Warm, jazzy tone with controls that don't make a huge difference but adjust to individual guitars, and lush reverb that hangs back and doesn't take away from the clean signal. Equally good for lap steel. Plus, at $750 used, it's the best value-for-money I've ever spent on gear.
     
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    Muffdriver Supporting Member

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    My Fargen miniplex mki... but I have never played another plexi clone or a real one
    i like it better than univalve bivalve shiva mesa soldano jubilee engl vht... i've played/owned some great amps but i'm certain i'm a plexi guy
     
  12. Bryan T

    Bryan T guitar owner Silver Supporting Member

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    1964 Princeton Reverb - Great studio amp, great practice amp, great small gig amp.
     
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    Sold it. :(
     
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    It would be good to know the guitar and music style too since amp name alone doesn't tell the whole story.
     
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    majorminor Silver Supporting Member

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    Kind of just depends what I'm in the mood for, but I've yet to get a bad sound out of my 335 fatneck in to a fairly cranked blackface Super Reverb w/ the old alnicos. It's a sound you just get lost in.
     
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    tvegas99 Silver Supporting Member

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    that's easy, the answer is the next one I buy

    seriously, don't our needs and preferences change over the years... a Suhr Badger 30 is what I have now, they are incredible amps, amazing amps for the $$$ and versatile enough for my different gigs... I'm very happy
     
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    Mesa Lonestar Special that I actually bought from you.......
     
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  19. Dr. Tweedbucket

    Dr. Tweedbucket Deluxe model available !!!11

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    Hiwatt DR103 / Marshall superlead 100W ... I don't have to rev them past 6500rpm .... (I'm a big block Chevy guy) :)


    Still have it! Thats cool! I still have my second one too, I love it!
     
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    Matchless C-30.
     
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