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Brock

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I love my little sleeper amps. Makes people stop and ask questions because it looks like a heater. Please post what you have and if you have a youtube you can show that would be great.

Watkins Custom 15

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Deathmonkey

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Nice vid!

My go-to amp for impromptu blues jams is a VHT (Fryette) Super 30. EL84 based 1x12 combo, light, portable, and sounds frakking fantastic. Not a lot of people seem to know about these. They're not cheap, but you can find deals on em used, and they end up being cheaper than a lot of other more well known boutique amps in the same vein.
 

Guitar Josh

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Roland BLUES Cube BC-60. Separate Boost channel, Separate EQ, decent reverb, solid sound amp both clean and dirty.
 

Brock

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Great vid. What are you playing through there guitar and pedal wise?
Sorry, I should have been more clear. I have these two amps in the photo but the video was done by someone else. Here's what he says about his rig:

"Watkins Custom 15 "Controlled Power Amplifier". Prompted by an old picture of the rolling stones recording in a studio with one of these amongst the arsenal, I thought I'd record it ....., 1 x ez81, 3 x ecc83, 2 x el84, ( a mullard and some other cheap one) and a single 10 inch elac alnico speaker. This thing has 4 inputs, 2 for mic, it has a footswitch for the tremelo which uses two of the ecc83s....it has 4 detachable legs which I think may be original as I've see exactly the same legs on ebay which were taken from a WEM dominator....Legs are currently detached....

The pedal I switch on and off for more boost is my homemade TS808."
 

Lost_Cause

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Cool thanks. It looks like a pretty funky almost Yamaha SG type guitar. Does not look like a Gibson.

My sleeper is my VOX Cambridge Reverb Tube 1964. I just put a Weber Blue Pup into it and is sounds so nice. The reverb is very lush and the Trem is very cool. I am not sure if the speaker is even broken in yet. It allows the amp to have great chime and break up solidly without sounding too loose and muddy.

 

Southern ILL

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Vox AD60VTX



I got 2 banks with 4 settings each......I use maybe 3 of those.....Sounds really good no matter where I'm at.

It was NOS $250 shipped.
 

msr13

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Phil Jones Super Cub. Great, light weight amp. Intended for acoustics and archtops, but on the fly, I can plug in anything. Super durable, as well.
 

Brock

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That Watkins sounds the best,wish i knew where to get 1
Guitarmaniacs in Tacoma Washington has a head version of it. He has a few different Watkins and other british tube amps. That's where I bought the gold one.
 
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Aslan

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This is my sleeper amp:



I love the tone and people always go crazy over it at gigs.
 




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