Swampy Amp Appreciation Thread

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  1. GTRJohnny

    GTRJohnny Member

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    I love amps that can sound swampy. Normally, these are amps that have deep Tremolo/Vibrato, but there could be others too. I'll start the list, but am interested in other additions...

    - Brown Fender
    - Goodsell
    - Juke
    - Victoria
     
  2. doc

    doc Member

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    IMHO, the ultimate swampy amp is probably a vintage Ampeg Reverberocket or Gemini.
     
  3. es137p

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    Victoria Trem de la Trem
     
  4. Leonc

    Leonc Wild Gear Hearder Gold Supporting Member

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    surely any amp in the Swart line up will get you that organic, warm, swampy goodness.

    I'm hoping to get a swart soon, after i've gotten my Red Plate Blackverb and Naylor SD60...... Yes i have a bad case of amp GAS.
     
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    mad dog Silver Supporting Member

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    The two swampiest I've had are the Gibson GA40 and Magnatone M10A. That Magnatone especially. One of the only EL84 amps I really liked. Put on that vibrato and turn up the tele. Addictive stuff.
    MD
     
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    splatt david torn / splattercell Gold Supporting Member

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    i've got an amp that's so damned swampy i gotta pull the leeches
    off my hands after playing:

    custom one-off bogner, poetically designed for the swamps:
    called "furry".
    6v6's.
    asymmetrical power, cathode bias.
    squishy 5u4 rectifier tube.
    capable of swamp gain to the nTH degree.
    killer, unique & irreplaceable.

    looks funky, sounds funkierest.
     
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    Carr Vincent / Viceroy
     
  10. GTRJohnny

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    Yes! :rimshot I was out of town for few days and I return to find an all out swamp fest of posts! Rockin'! :)
     
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    Ampeg Mercury M12. I think there's one sitting in the closet of every gator hunter from the show "Swamp people"
     
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    riffmeister Gold Supporting Member

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    superlativeliest description yet!
     
  13. splatt

    splatt david torn / splattercell Gold Supporting Member

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    aw, shucks!
    if my daddy could see me now.....


    i gotta say, though, dude:
    it's easy when ya live up here in High Perboleville:
    it's the mosterest™!
     
  14. fuzznutz

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    My Swart SST-30 keeps it thick and boggy.
     
  15. Lance

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    I wouldn't rule out the bf princeton reverb. I played a '67 with all nos glass, and coulda swore I saw a gator through the fog.
     
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    Howdy,

    At the risk of being obnoxious, I prefer the "Born on the Bayou" tones of my '68 Vibro Champ to whatever Fogerty used on the record; my '68 Vibro Champ is that swampy.
     
  17. GTRJohnny

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    Funkierest? That's unpossible!! ;)
     
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    Sounds like the Harmonic Trem to me... is it? Very cool... :)
     
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    Leonc Wild Gear Hearder Gold Supporting Member

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    Sho nuff. Yeah it's an amp I built myself but that channel is pretty much the Fender Super 6G4-A (brown) trem channel.
     
  20. GTRJohnny

    GTRJohnny Member

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    This might be a bit off-topic, but not really. And hey, it's my thread anyways! ;)

    Does anyone know what Clapton was using on this...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUZVbjFj2es


    If not, I'll start another thread. It's some great trem-ness. Thanks!
     

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