Top 50 WORST AMPS!

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  1. NortheastHick

    NortheastHick Supporting Member

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    I believe someone else bumped this zombie thread, but yeah kinda weird to check in just to say how good a grandmeister is lol.
    EDIT: I stand corrected. It was the grandmestermeisterburger guy after all.
     
  2. Schafrocks

    Schafrocks Supporting Member

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    Funny, I had a Mark III and the clean channel was my favorite channel on the amp. And, the lead channel was great! The clean on mine was big and bold.
     
  3. DeVilleDude

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    Kustom's button tuck padding did serve a practical purpose....

    When players beat their heads against the cab in frustration from being unable to wring any good tones from the amp, it didn't leave a mark on your forehead.
     
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    Oh yeah.
     
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  5. GT100

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    I had a MKIII fully loaded Simul -green stripe.
    Never was able to get a good clean tone out of it. Thought it was my guitars as they were all humbuckers.
    But then I got a Strat figuring this was the fix -still not luck. So I figured it was the G12-80s in my Marshall cab that were the culprit.
    Then I got a Guytron an realized it was the MKIII that was the problem....

    Lloyd
     
  6. JDandCoke

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    At uni (BIMM) all they had were orange amps. Trying to get a rich, full, clean sound out of a tiny terror at gig volumes has completely put me off that brand for life. They do dirty great but I really hated exam performances there when all I wanted was a clean sound.

    Still nothing close to as bad as those old line6 spider amps, nothing good to say about them.

    I also have some bad taste left in my mouth from using Marshall AVT amps in a rehearsal room once, I'd actually prefer an MG.

    I also feel I should add the vox AC4 to my list, nothing against the sound but that build quality just didn't hold up. Plastic jacks? Please no.

    I was also never a huge fan of the Fender devilles either, there was always just something kind of 'off' about the sound, annoying hiss and a strangely voiced top end. That said I've played through some that had some minor surgery and they can become great, especially the older ones (tweed covered?) without the triple channel etc.

    EDIT: I'm sure there are a bunch of amps that are signficantly worse that fall into the 'practice amp' category, I've played through many terrible amps. Just thought it fair to include the ones at least alluding to be performance amps
     
  7. kevmin

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    Those old Carvin X amps were pretty bad.
     
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  8. GT100

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    Someone I knew back in the day brought over his to sell to my brother.
    I could tell the tubes weren't fresh but either way it was a pass.
    Kinda dull an lifeless.

    Lloyd
     
  9. demea26

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    Love the curly cord that barely reaches his mic stand!
     
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    Goes without saying that you can throw junky practice amps on this list by default. I'm more interested to hear which "good" amps people would put on this list.

    The Marshall TSL was unspeakably bad. I know there are a few apologists out there for this amp, and it does have some redeemable sounds in it but by and large it was such a terrible sounding amp.
     
  11. drpicklo

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    Marshall MOSFET series....up there with the TSL series.
     
  12. GT100

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    It's funny cause I remember when they came out and saying that they weren't all that and guys were looking at you like you had two heads.

    Lloyd
     
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    Fender Tremolux....just a weak, anemic sounding piece of crap. Although it's been many years ago since I owned it....I still cringe at the sound of that crappy little amp.
     
  14. Maltese Fan

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    Epiphone Socal 50. Lackluster cleans and mushy, woofy gain tones.
     
  15. DeaconBlues

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    Seriously? That amp must have needed some serious attention. It's a classic.
     
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  16. jimijimmyjeffy

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    This list would be literally equal to my list of the 50 greatest amps.
     
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    Peavey Encore, fender twin, fender 75, tech 21 trademark 10, sundown artist, line 6 amps,
     
  18. Jon Silberman

    Jon Silberman 10Q Jerry & Dickey Gold Supporting Member

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    What a thing to say to a dude who obviously really really really digs this thread.

    :p

    :D
     
  19. gtrplr71

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    Anything KMD ever made
     
  20. Cal Webway

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    I've probably had some crappy sounding amps.
    Guess I still made it work somehow. Clean and 'verb player.
     

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