survey: If you could own only one boutique amp which one?

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  1. echo44

    echo44 Member

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    Just curious what your favorite boutique amp is and why?
    Currently looking at fuchs, Louis electric, Victoria, carr and Kinksley
     
  2. GAT

    GAT Gold Supporting Member

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    Mad Professor

    or maybe a Carol-Ann.
     
  3. ecbluesman54

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    My personal pick is my Bogner Shiva. I love all the options it has, and it has been very good as well as versatile for me. I also really appreciate the few times I have had to contact Bogner that they have responded fast, and taken care of the situation.
     
  4. meterman

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    TopHat just works for me, I've got three of them and am no longer looking at any other amps...tone, build, customer service, all top shelf
     
  5. sfarnell

    sfarnell Gold Supporting Member

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    Carol Ann OD2-!00. Both the clean and OD channels are spectacular. It also has the best master volume of any amp I've tried. A very versatile choice.
     
  6. Pa'ani

    Pa'ani Supporting Member

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    Pure Sixty Four Mean Street, that I have used for several months now.
    It sounds and feels great as far as tone goes, it definitely is a "Tone Machine" and very versatile. Just "Pure Tone"...
    Mark is a great guy to deal with and such a genius at what he does.
     
  7. electronpirate

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    Aiken Sabre. I've wanted to have one for years... Other things Michaleen Oge, other things.

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  8. LL1

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    another vote for Mad Professor,,it would be a tough choice but i might pick the new 101 over the CS-40,,,
    both extremely versitle, well made, and amazing sounding but the 101 would have the slight edge with more power, channel switching and ease of playing.
     
  9. doc

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    Dumble ODS or Trainwreck Express or Rocket
     
  10. Flyin' Brian

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    Victoria Regal II. Since I bought it, I've stopped looking for an amp. There are none better for my taste and use.
     
  11. mbetter

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    Either a DC30 or my current UG30.
     
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    pjrhd28 Silver Supporting Member

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    Tone King Meteor Series II

    Blackface, Tweed , Marshall all in one package
     
  14. HHB

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    Tophat, it's the one I do own. So many kickin amps out there these days :bow
     
  15. frank62

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    Louis Electric.
     
  16. The Last Rebel

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    Probably a Metropoulos '67 100 watt. With a really good attenuator. :crazyguy
     
  17. evbrad2007

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    Well, my limited sample size comes into play here but to my ears thus far my Victoria Victoriette (1x12, Mark Baier's preferred set-up on this amp vs. 2x10 as I understand it) has won out over three mighty fine amps in direct comparos with a Swart AST, Heritage Victory (head), and Goodsell Super 17 (combo). I sold each to keep my Vicky. I also played a really nice 1965 Super Reverb at a local shop and was really surprised and blown away when I got home and played my Vicky...just an extra dimension that I didn't get from the Super. pjrhd28, I know you've owned a Victoriette (2x10 right?) and also a Victorilux as I recall and obviously you favor the Toneking, so that offers an additional data point to consider. Of course, as always, trite as it is to say, the tone is in the ears of the beholder, so to speak.
     
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  18. 6AM

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    For me, without a doubt. For you, I dunno.
     
  19. G&L Player

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    Already got it.........absolutely the best amp I have ever owned.

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  20. plagtr2

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    Another for Top Hat! I love mine!
     

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