Played my first REAL amp today

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by ekkybedmond, Feb 11, 2012.

  1. ekkybedmond

    ekkybedmond Member

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    http://www.johnklaver.nl/Klaver 5e7m Combo/ATS00000.htm


    Yep, there is a first time for everything. In my 30+ year career/ learning curve as a guitarist, this was my first PTP vintage style amp to play.

    Having experience with Fenders (tubes and SS), Marshall JCM 900 and H&K Studio 84, this was som'tin' else. Built by guitar teacher in my musicschool (hey, I still need lessons..).

    Can't tell if this is a set from TAD or an own/semi original design, but who cares, it sounded great. It sings, very touch sensitive

    I want one
     
  2. Muzzy

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    I love the tweed bandmasters. Great amp. No wonder you want one.
     
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    I felt the same way when I played my 1st mesa
     
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    Every ounce of obsession over guitars you've had in the last 30 years is about to be channeled into amps.
    Welcome........
     
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    i played a handful of amps and then i tried a mesa/boogie one day. it was amazing.
     
  7. Danktone

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    Same here. After playing for a year, I grew out of m first solid state practice amp and wanted an amp that could keep up in a band environment. I remember looking at a peavy transtube and thinking they were awesome. Then the salesman showed me a 5150 combo and that sounded way better than the transtube. While I was messing around with the 5150 my dad wandered over to the mesa boogie area. He was like "try one of these," I did. Needless to say we were both floored at how good the boogie sounded. It was a DC-3, my first tube amp!
     
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    that's funny, I bought a 5150 head as my 1st tube amp. I played a few others and eventually got a dual recto, I was blown away at the tone once I cranked it. Made every note jump out and sing.
     
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    After owning dozens and dozens of fancy boutique and Fender/Marshall mainstays, my main gigging amp for the last year or so has been a River City tweed Bandmaster clone that I bought off of Craigslist. It's just one of those magical combinations of preamp/power section drive, speaker dirt and wattage for the not-too-clean/not-too-dirty gigging that I do.

    There's a reason that this amp is the sound of "Won't Get Fooled Again" (and the rest of "Who's Next?", for that matter).
     

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