Remember Ark amps? Crazy cabinets & colors. Not really popular but really present about when I joined... Cool thread !
This thread is awesome, but makes me feel old! I recall it as follows:
Balls (first really great 18-watt Marshall amp I recall)
Reinhardt (started with the 18-watt Marshall and went way beyond that)
DST (another great 18-watt Marshall with a Hi-Watt side, too)
Maven Peel (I wanted a Zeeta so bad!)
Alessandro (I always wanted a Black N Tan)
Bruno (most notably the Underground 30)
Komet (started with the Constellation, IIRC)
Two Rock (early stuff, like Emerald, Emerald Pro and Ruby)
Matchless (HC/DC and Clubman)
Badcat (Blackcat and Hotcat)
Fargen (Blackbird was the original big seller)
Carr (Slant 6 was huge)
Straub (amazing hot-rodded Plexi tones in the Cantus)
Aiken (my Intruder is still one of my favorite amps! Best master volume EVER!)
Allen (various amps)
Gries (various amps)
Mojave (never took off on TGP but had a cult following)
Germino (although he hadn't settled into his current model lineup yet - I recall the Rock Crusher being a great amp)
Roccaforte (amazing amps and he was on TGP until he got into a nasty troll fight and disappeared; my fave is his Custom 40)
Divided by 13 (FTR 37 started it all!)
Top Hat (his King Royale had a big following; I was a fan of his Supreme 16 and Vanderbilt 33; I hear his Emplexador is amazing)
Mad Professor (CS-101 and then the CS-40 -- only for the uber elite!)
Dr. Z (early faves were the Carmen Ghia, Maz 18 and Route 66)
65 Amps (origina 18 watt)
Dr. Z (newer amps)
Carr (newer amps)
65 Amps (all the other models)
There are many others. But that's all that I can recall at the moment. This would be fun to do for luthiers, pickups and effects, too!
Hey, I'm just getting into 65 Amps now-Around the time I got here, 65 Amps was becoming a big deal. At this point, I'm not sure if the company is still going. Dan Boul seems to be working for Line 6 now.
Like some others, I remember guys showing off amps from Reinhardt, Dr. Z., Divided by 13, Top Hat, Germino, and some others around that time. Funny to think that I never got around to trying amps from most of those builders.
Amps were like pedals are today back then. I bought a bogner xtc and Fuchs ods 100 in part, because of this place.
Thank Christ pedals are cheaper.
I still have my C30 which is running NOS GE’s in the preamp and a Kendrick brown frame speaker. Reminds me of the good ole days when I couldn’t afford boutique so I bought cheap and gradually added mods. It actually sounds more Fender now than some Fenders I’ve played through. Staying on topic, I recall many of the eras and darlings already mentioned. Man I lusted for a D/13 and a TopHat but never jumped.I remember lots of THD Univalve praise. And the 2X12 mix of celestion speakers, I think it was Greenback and a V30.
And lots of Peavey Classic 30 love.
True. I bought a Ceriatone BM50 HRM combo during that period, 2011 - 2012. Even though the drive channel was ultimately not my cup of gravy I kind of wish I still had it now because the cleans were absolutely heaven. But man, what a loud amp.Anything Dumble clone related was huge from 2002-2013