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Lullabies

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If you got pics post em !

which is your favorite and what style of music do you play ?

I have a measly 2 amp collection but they both have their uses and I run my Mesa 5:50 (my fave out of the two) with a Traynor 2x12 w/ v30s. I play mostly heavy fuzzy stoner rock/hard rock and bluesier style stuff too.

 

HonkyBach

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- 67 BF Super Reverb
- Two Rock CRS v2
- Naylor SD 60
- Silvertone 1482
- JMJ-30
- 58 Gretsch 6161

Love 'em all and still want more!!! I try to play blues, jazz and alt-rock. Try...
 

Heady Jam Fan

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Currently:
Silverface Deluxe Reverb w/ a CL80
Mesa MKIII Red Stripe w/ an EVM12L

In the recent past:
Another SFDR
Mesa 5:25+
Blackface Bassman
Silverface Twin
Blues Junior w/ CRex (got in a trade)

I've loving my DR right now. With the speaker and the effects I use, I don't have any muddying low-lows, its portable, consistent, enough headroom.

I'm also a huge Mesa fan and I tend to use my MKIII with just the EL34's for a bit more of a midrange focus (less of the really low bass). I keep going back and forth between Celestion Speakers and the EV. I love how punchy the EV is, but I think the CL80 is becoming my favorite speaker. This amp is awesome for its fast-response, it always sounds like its about to explore even at bedroom volumes and has headroom for days, but its a bit heavier than ideal for me.

I play Jam, which includes everything from jazz to hard rock, etc.
 

Lullabies

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Currently:
Silverface Deluxe Reverb w/ a CL80
Mesa MKIII Red Stripe w/ an EVM12L

In the recent past:
Another SFDR
Mesa 5:25+
Blackface Bassman
Silverface Twin
Blues Junior w/ CRex (got in a trade)

I've loving my DR right now. With the speaker and the effects I use, I don't have any muddying low-lows, its portable, consistent, enough headroom.

I'm also a huge Mesa fan and I tend to use my MKIII with just the EL34's for a bit more of a midrange focus (less of the really low bass). I keep going back and forth between Celestion Speakers and the EV. I love how punchy the EV is, but I think the CL80 is becoming my favorite speaker. This amp is awesome for its fast-response, it always sounds like its about to explore even at bedroom volumes and has headroom for days, but its a bit heavier than ideal for me.

I play Jam, which includes everything from jazz to hard rock, etc.
Wow I have wondered about the CL80s as a replacement speaker for some cabs and amps. Sounds like a good speaker.

I too am a big Mesa fan, Just a touch jealous of your Mark III :rotflmao
 

Johnny2013

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Fender Ultimate Chorus ('01 - I'm looking to sell or trade this in soon, I never play it)
Orange Micro Terror --> Orange 1x8
THD Univalve --> Avatar 1x12 with Hellatone 30

I play 60's and early 70's classic rock and current music with a vintage vibe, like Wilco and Malkmus. Also lots of acoustic music but not through amps. The MT is super portable and the Univalve is the ultimate basement tinkering amp. I might trade the Ultimate Chorus in towards a Blues Jr. to get a bit more portable wattage, as the Univalve is not convenient to move around.
 

Heady Jam Fan

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Wow I have wondered about the CL80s as a replacement speaker for some cabs and amps. Sounds like a good speaker.

I too am a big Mesa fan, Just a touch jealous of your Mark III :rotflmao
Lol. Mesa is awesome!
When I bought my 5:25+, I tested the 5:50+ too without any intention of buying it because it wouldn't be lighter than my MKIII. In the noisy store, I liked the chirpier top end of the 5:25, but at home, I found it fatiguing and think I would have preferred the 5:50.

The MKIII cleans amaze me still even after owning the amp for so long. Its somehow compressed and dynamic (extremely fast, articulate and punchy attack) at the same time, never overdrives and is the loudest amp I've owned even on the 15w setting. I'm kinda sad my SFDR's been stealing the limelight recently, but its newer and I'm just finding some extra free time I might try to fill playing with a couple bands and the DR is much more grad-n-go. My girlfriend said she's sad my "little boogie" looks lonely in the corner!

The CL80 (or Mesa C90 & older G12-80) is one of the most balanced speakers out there IMO, but gets kinda 50/50 love/hate here on TGP.
- I think H Magnet speakers are perfect: they handle nearly any bass you throw at them without becoming flubby, but also don't produce the unnecessary low-lows that larger magnets seem to produce.
- It has lots of mids, but more lower mids than a V30 which some people find too aggressive or fatiguing (I love V30's too).
- It has a somewhat rolled off treble that is very smooth. People who like American speakers will say this sounds dull and lacking the sparkle they want. I think it lets the speaker handle clean and overdrive equally well while some speakers excel at one and struggle with the other.
- I really like the larger dust cap. To me, it keeps the treble more mild and less beamy. Just sounds smoother to me.
- I also prefer the punchiness (and cost-efficiency) of Ceramic to Alnico.
- But it lacks the punchiness of flat-coned speakers like the EVM12L. The question is that worth the weight, especially since I prefer the mids of a Celestion over the neutral response of the EV.
 

sled

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65 Amps Empire
65 Amps Memphis
65 Amps Lil' Elvis
3 Monkeys Grease Monkey
3 Monkeys Virgil
SLO (1990 Loopless)
JMP (78)
Bray JTM45
64 BandMaster Blonde
66 Champ
67 Princeton Reverb
Legacy Combo
Mark III SimulClass (For Sale)
Dual Rectifier 3 Channel
Elmwood M90
5150
Mako Dorado
Kalamazoo II
Krank Rev1
krank Rev Jr Pro
 

Lullabies

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Lol. Mesa is awesome!
When I bought my 5:25+, I tested the 5:50+ too without any intention of buying it because it wouldn't be lighter than my MKIII. In the noisy store, I liked the chirpier top end of the 5:25, but at home, I found it fatiguing and think I would have preferred the 5:50.

The MKIII cleans amaze me still even after owning the amp for so long. Its somehow compressed and dynamic (extremely fast, articulate and punchy attack) at the same time, never overdrives and is the loudest amp I've owned even on the 15w setting. I'm kinda sad my SFDR's been stealing the limelight recently, but its newer and I'm just finding some extra free time I might try to fill playing with a couple bands and the DR is much more grad-n-go. My girlfriend said she's sad my "little boogie" looks lonely in the corner!

The CL80 (or Mesa C90 & older G12-80) is one of the most balanced speakers out there IMO, but gets kinda 50/50 love/hate here on TGP.
- I think H Magnet speakers are perfect: they handle nearly any bass you throw at them without becoming flubby, but also don't produce the unnecessary low-lows that larger magnets seem to produce.
- It has lots of mids, but more lower mids than a V30 which some people find too aggressive or fatiguing (I love V30's too).
- It has a somewhat rolled off treble that is very smooth. People who like American speakers will say this sounds dull and lacking the sparkle they want. I think it lets the speaker handle clean and overdrive equally well while some speakers excel at one and struggle with the other.
- I really like the larger dust cap. To me, it keeps the treble more mild and less beamy. Just sounds smoother to me.
- I also prefer the punchiness (and cost-efficiency) of Ceramic to Alnico.
- But it lacks the punchiness of flat-coned speakers like the EVM12L. The question is that worth the weight, especially since I prefer the mids of a Celestion over the neutral response of the EV.
Wow the CL80 is like the mesa C90 Black Shadow. That is what is in my 5:50 express... I love that speaker too. VERY warm and full with tons of mids with my 5:50. I'm a big fan of the 5:50 , my only regret is not getting the plus when I bought mine.

I considered EV speakers but when I heard they were neutral that put me off to be honest. Also I hear they are bright which is the opposite of what I like in an amp. I like a warm bassy amp and I dial in as much treble and bass to cut through and sound good but still warm.
 

Lullabies

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65 Amps Empire
65 Amps Memphis
65 Amps Lil' Elvis
3 Monkeys Grease Monkey
3 Monkeys Virgil
SLO (1990 Loopless)
JMP (78)
Bray JTM45
64 BandMaster Blonde
66 Champ
67 Princeton Reverb
Legacy Combo
Mark III SimulClass
Dual Rectifier 3 Channel
Elmwood M90
5150
Mako Dorado
Kalamazoo II
Krank Rev1
krank Rev Jr Pro
You win sir!

I want an SLO and JMP so bad. I think I would rather get a Soldano Hot Rod 50 before I get a SLO though. I have always loved the sound of the Hot Rod.
 

Heady Jam Fan

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Wow the CL80 is like the mesa C90 Black Shadow. That is what is in my 5:50 express... I love that speaker too. VERY warm and full with tons of mids with my 5:50. I'm a big fan of the 5:50 , my only regret is not getting the plus when I bought mine.

I considered EV speakers but when I heard they were neutral that put me off to be honest. Also I hear they are bright which is the opposite of what I like in an amp. I like a warm bassy amp and I dial in as much treble and bass to cut through and sound good but still warm.
Yeah, the MC90 is more similar to the older G12-80 that eventually became the CL80. Same lineage, some differences in tone and construction. I figured the C90 is probably what was in your 5:50. WGS makes one too, but its apparently a bit darker and has some Greenback flavor in the mids.

Most people prefer the newer EVM12L's which have a crisper top-end. Thats what I have now, but I kinda miss my old EV that had a really really tame, but smooth top-end. At the time, I thought it was bland, but it also made overdrive extremely creamy sounding (its the only speaker that sounded right for the R2 crunch channel of my MKIII). Right now, I think my EV has a bit too much top-end sizzle and a Celestion (or maybe old EV) would do better: I feel like my MKIII really comes alive with the bright/treble shifts on (push-pull knobs) for the clean and lead channel, but its just too much presence that I can't dial out. A darker speaker would work better IMO (but most people prefer the EV...). But obviously these are nit-picky things about an awesome amp (I just tend to think you need to let an amp run the way it sounds best, it kinda dictates its own settings, and fill the gaps with the correct speaker).
 

wrxplayer

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Not much of a "collection" but suits my purposes fine:
1. Bluetron Blueverb Combo. Kind of cross b/t a Deluxe and Super on size but with more gain options and snarl. Loaded w/ Jensen Jet Tornado.
2. Reverernd Hellhound 40/60. Keep this at my rehearsal space. Nice inexpensive do anything kind of amp.
3. Crate 5310. 4xEL84, 3x10's great tone, weighs a ton. Lives in my living room.
4. Tech 21 Trademark 30. Grab n go easy at 14 lbs, back up for gigs.
 

HawkeyeKane

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65 Amps Empire
65 Amps Memphis
65 Amps Lil' Elvis
3 Monkeys Grease Monkey
3 Monkeys Virgil
SLO (1990 Loopless)
JMP (78)
Bray JTM45
64 BandMaster Blonde
66 Champ
67 Princeton Reverb
Legacy Combo
Mark III SimulClass (For Sale)
Dual Rectifier 3 Channel
Elmwood M90
5150
Mako Dorado
Kalamazoo II
Krank Rev1
krank Rev Jr Pro
Whoop Whoop!!! Zoo!!!
 

cardinal

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Just two right now:
Rev G Triple Recto
'82 Mashall 4010 (2204 in a combo)

Between the two, I get all the tones that I grew up loving.

Recently had a SLO (magnificent amp, but the 2204 and a pedal gets in the ballpark and is so much cheaper) and a VH4 and VH4S (also wonderful amps, but just not the tones I grew up with, I guess). Had a few others along the way, but really happy with what I've got now.
 

Lullabies

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Just two right now:
Rev G Triple Recto
'82 Mashall 4010 (2204 in a combo)

Between the two, I get all the tones that I grew up loving.

Recently had a SLO (magnificent amp, but the 2204 and a pedal gets in the ballpark and is so much cheaper) and a VH4 and VH4S (also wonderful amps, but just not the tones I grew up with, I guess). Had a few others along the way, but really happy with what I've got now.
Nice 4010... I almost got that combo but the guy who contacted me to trade stopped emailing back ! lol
 

NewDr.P

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im at work so no pics but i have a jet city 20w head and a marshall class 5 head i play through a marshall 1936 2x12 cab.

i just got the cab and i love it. it sounds huge.
 

Al Rose

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I'll play. First, Tweaker 15, Mesa Express 5:25+, Orange CR35, three single 12" cabinets.



Then the "new" Mesa DC2.



And finally, the Orange Microterror (crappy cell phone pic):



Al
 

grind1

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Bogner Uberschall Ver. 1
ENGL Fireball 60
Satellite Proton
Dr. Z Maz Jr. Reverb
Dr. Z Route 66
Mesa Triple Rec. 2-Channel
Roland Micro-Cube for living room practice that won't wake zee wife.


On order- Baron DHG
 

blaster

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66 Fender Deluxe Reverb
64 Fender Champ
Marshall Class 5
Top Hat Club Deluxe
Roland Cube
 






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