The thickest/fattest tube head!?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by papersoul, Dec 17, 2009.

  1. papersoul

    papersoul Member

    Messages:
    12,776
    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2004
    What do some of you find to be the amp that produces the fattest, thickest tone around....or close!?
    I have an Egnater Mod 50 but am always looking for other amps as I have G.A.S.! I would be looking for something that can
    do hard rock as well. Anyone?
     
  2. Senor Forum

    Senor Forum Gold Supporting Member

    Messages:
    1,087
    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2008
    Location:
    Austin, Texas
    Thick?

    Budda

    Bogner XTC

    Dr.Z RT66

    Mesa Mark 3, 4, 5

    :JAM:JAM
     
  3. overture2005

    overture2005 Member

    Messages:
    590
    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2005
    Location:
    BBY
    You'd better go to the store to try..
     
  4. EastCoastRocker

    EastCoastRocker Supporting Member

    Messages:
    1,348
    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2009
    Well, the short answer is the Mojave Coyote. No one cold EVER say that
    one of those isn't warm and thick.

    The real answer is to ask yourself what you really want. Where are you using it? How? Do you need two channels? At what volume do you play?

    Then go around to different manufactures web sites and listen to clips.
    When you narrow things down,get out and try them !

    Besides the Mojave amps, I like the roccaforte,carrol ann,and Soldano.
    I also will eventually build a metro JTM 45. As you can see, no shortage of
    choices, so give it some thought and demo,demo,demo !
     
  5. papersoul

    papersoul Member

    Messages:
    12,776
    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2004
    Well, I need two channels, effects loop and mostly play classic rock to hard rock.

    How about an older Rivera K series?
     
  6. mvd18969

    mvd18969 Member

    Messages:
    1,850
    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2008
  7. buddaman71

    buddaman71 Student of Life Silver Supporting Member

    Messages:
    11,446
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2008
    Location:
    OKC, OK
    I had a couple of the Egnater TOL 50 212, and they have an EXTREMELY dark, rich thick lead tone. Actually a little dark for me, but lava-thick!
     
  8. doc

    doc Member

    Messages:
    5,707
    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2005
    Location:
    Middle Tennessee
    If you want THICK, you want octal preamp tubes and vintage style transformers. My thickest amp is my Ampeg M-12. They're combos, but I think LeonC has one he converted to a head. He'll attest to the fact they're about the thickest, fattest, most corpulent tone out there. I've also heard some Alessandro amps that have a similar tonal obesity issue.
     
  9. Keld

    Keld Member

    Messages:
    992
    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2004
    Location:
    PDX
    +1, especially the custom shop amps
     
  10. ebenezer

    ebenezer Silver Supporting Member

    Messages:
    1,870
    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2006
    Location:
    Orange County, Ca
    My Red Iron T-Rex has octal preamp tubes and some vintage trannies and it is nothing but thick! It's also high gain so if you don't want that try the Bronx or Mil-Spec. I can't say enough about my Red Iron
    amp! I was able to a/b it to my old Komet Concorde and guess wich one won.....the Rex. Give Red Iron amps a try
     
  11. Hand of Doom

    Hand of Doom Member

    Messages:
    4,457
    Joined:
    May 18, 2005
    JTM45

    I have a Germino C-45, thick as molasses.
     
  12. Baloney

    Baloney Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,677
    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2009
    Location:
    Nashville TN
    Thick = Marshall,Mesa,Bogner IMHO but youll have 100s of different answer because tone is subjective.
     
  13. suhrbrutal

    suhrbrutal Senior Member

    Messages:
    575
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2009
    The thickest chewiest amp I have ever played is the Ampeg V-4. More for cleans, but man that is 1 fat sounding amp.
     
  14. mvd18969

    mvd18969 Member

    Messages:
    1,850
    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2008
    Very true, I owned one years ago. Loud, fat, and plenty of clean headroom.
     
  15. Roe

    Roe Member

    Messages:
    6,953
    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2005
    Location:
    tromsoe, norway
    I'd say a superbass, G12Ms and a good pedal
     
  16. papersoul

    papersoul Member

    Messages:
    12,776
    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2004
    Orange RockerVerbs and Buddas sound great....but I can't afford one right now. :(

    Do the Orange's have effects loops?
     
  17. Randy

    Randy Member

    Messages:
    3,885
    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2002
    Location:
    CT
    I'd check out the Two Rock Emerald Pro that's in the emporium right now - incredibly thick and great for rock as well as Dumble tones.
     
  18. Antihero

    Antihero Member

    Messages:
    447
    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2006
    Depends on your definition of thick. Are you talking bassy? If so RedBear mk60/120
     
  19. Marc Roy

    Marc Roy Member

    Messages:
    11,188
    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2006
    Location:
    Ottawa, ON, Canada
    Carol-Ann OD2 or Tucana fits that bill very nicely.
     
  20. eliot1025

    eliot1025 Supporting Member

    Messages:
    1,419
    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2007
    Location:
    Somewhere under the rainbow
    You're describing a Dr. Z Route 66. Milkshake tones and good for rock. One channel.
     

Share This Page