Ugly Amps--Why No Love???

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by rdamato, Mar 20, 2008.

  1. rdamato

    rdamato Supporting Member

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    I do not understand why Ugly Amps get no respect around here. Yes, I do have one for trade in the emporium, but no one ever talks about them. They are well built, inexpensive and most importantly, sound great. Steve O'Boyle honors the original warranty no matter who owns the amp.

    I am missing something here or are they just being overlooked???

    Your Thoughts????


    Ron
     
  2. KazJY

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    I really looked into them for 2 days, but the sound clips on their website didn't do it for me - they did get a great review in VG magazine awhile back, and it piqued my interest.
     
  3. rdamato

    rdamato Supporting Member

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    Steve definitely needs to update his site. Live, these amps are terrific.
     
  4. PRNDL

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    This is the first I've heard of them ... and those sound clips are terrible, which is no small miracle since those amps sound incredible!!!
    There are no prices listed on the web site.

    Many of the forum regulars are builders themselves -- some are well known, highly respected and awesome.

    These days there are a lot of builders. It's not that they are ignoring Ugly Amps (or any other builder), nobody is mentioning them.
     
  5. LesMarshall

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    I've heard them in person,totally disregard the clips they don't come close to representing the amp .... The 'voxy' side is way nice
     
  6. Glowing Tubes

    Glowing Tubes Gold Supporting Member

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    I've heard one in person and it did nothing for me. They have their sound and that might be great for different people though.
     
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    there is a link to the prices, bottom on the left side if i remember correctly.
     
  8. ampkitchen

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    hey dudes the site needs some helps no doubt
    I am working on that, however there is one clip
    that I think is worth hearing the prey for green song
    four leaf clover.. check out the solo at the end
    anyway there are a lot of folks bulding amps I am sure
    and there are lots of choices to each his own..
    Peace
    Steve
     
  9. jakins

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    hey steve, i played thru one of your 18 watters the other day and loved it...it was actually the PCB version...is there a huge difference in tone between that and the hand wired version?
    thanks
    J
     
  10. littlejohn

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    There's love I think, I've admired them from afar for quite a while, but I believe the handwired heads went up in price quite a bit, and lots of competition out there, and the news reports say these are "tough times" so money is tighter with so many new boutiques out there.
     
  11. frankthomson

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    i played an Ugly, and loved it....then Steve said he was moving away to CA......and i was never able to get back to his house.


    [good drummer, btw!]
     
  12. ampkitchen

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    Not much difference in the amp I think they both rock
    I am putting tube rectifiers in the hand wired heads
    again, which is cool I like them with the 5ar4 or 5y3
    its also much easier to season to taste.. but its the same
    amp on a smaller steel chassis
     
  13. rdamato

    rdamato Supporting Member

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    Guys:

    The more I play the amp, the more I think I'm going to keep it. It just plain rocks!!
     

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