The absolute best 'boutique' amp you've 'played' was ....

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  1. Bluewail

    Bluewail Tone curmudgeon Silver Supporting Member

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    I’ll chime in about my Redplate Blackline. It does classic Fullerton cleans but with far more eq possibilities so you can have pristine Blackface or chewy Tweed tones. The overdrive is perfect. The separate tone controls and wide gain range allow you to cover all those d-style tones plus a lot more. Buffered loop too. Amazing amp.
     
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    NamaEnsou Supporting Member

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    Just asking for a friend but, got any pics of them? :)
     
  3. lp144

    lp144 Silver Supporting Member

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  5. Chance Terrill

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    Friedman dirty shirley 40 watt head......... Boutique enough for me cuz the Dave emails me back in 24 hours personally and signed my amp...... Sounds like the marshall in my head, amazing master and fx loop..... Never been more inspired by an amp or any other piece of gear.
     
  6. MTN

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    Hi-Tone CP30 and SAP Lowatt Combo.
     
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    Larry Crane's 1966 Fender Super Reverb that I bought for $750 from Guitar Center back in August of 2015.
     
  8. ILookLikeElvis

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    For me, it's a Mesa gen 1 Lonestar. I still have it but it is WAY too much amp for me.
     
  9. Jason Carter

    Jason Carter Silver Supporting Member

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    Komet Silver Cloud - Big room filling rich and dynamic KT88 tone at a controllable volume.

    Komet K29 - Bold EL84 tone with great clean to mean transition.

    Dumble 90's ODS HRM100 - Once it is allowed to get warm up and be on for over 30 minutes this amp had something special is the overdrive department.

    Hogy's 60's JTM 45 - Been one of my favorites for a long time, has an incredible feel under the fingers.
     
  10. JackD

    JackD Gold Supporting Member

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    I have one that Guy Hedrick made for me personally around 12 years ago (GT100 F/V). I love that amp. You nailed the description, just plug in and GO! Sounds great at any volume. Very special amp :).
     
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  11. 71strat

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    Metropoulos GMP LTD ED Head all NOS glass, Mather Oversize TVB cabinet EC Collins cloth x 4 Pulsonic Celestion G12Ms.

    Yes, I still own it.

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  12. Shiva

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    With single coils, can't choose just one. It's a three-way tie:

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  13. TP Parter

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    Don't know what model it was, but the Wizard I played in a little music store in Denver back in the early '90s was just unreal. Boogie MkIIB, Tophat Emplexador, Matchless DC30 and Super Cheif, Bogner Shiva, and Orange AD30TC were all pretty awesome sounding too.

    The Wizard and the Mk IIB were probably my two favorites, the only two I might take over my Tremoverb.
     
  14. Dusty_Dave

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    StockRock Gold Supporting Member

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    Chris Merren JTM 45
     
  16. Boogeyman78

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    Until a few weeks ago I would have said the Matchless Chieftain. I think the Reinhardt Vintage 50 may have the #1 spot now.
     
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    Well, i’m Reeeeeeeally hoping it’s a Bogner New Yorker, because as if last night I’ve got one of those on the way!

    I’ve typically steered clear of tweed style amps, but after listening to EVERY SINGLE demo I could find, i feel like it has what i’ve Always been missing in my Deluxe Reverb and think it’ll pair really nicely with my ‘64 ampeg Jet.
     

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