What are some new/other brands I should look at?

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  1. Lerxst2112

    Lerxst2112 Member

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    Since I picked up guitar, I've studied and drooled over gear. I've looked at everything from Aiken, Germino, Swart, Bruno, Divided by 13, etc.. etc.. that we all know about, but what are some others that I should look at? Are there any new companies out there with something I should look at?
     
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    At the risk of soundling like a smart@ss - it depends on what you're looking for, or wanting to sound like, what sonic territory you're into - based on the gear you'[ve mentioned - price isn't an issue :eek: Some more detail might help folks suggest things that are useful?

    Cheers
     
  3. Lerxst2112

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    I'm not asking for anything in particular. I like knowing gear whether it is something I need or something I don't... If you know of an amp company with a website that you think I should look into, say it.

    Could be anything from a Bruno Cowtipper to a Wizard to a 65.
     
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    Definately look into the octal preamp/field coil territory of Siegmund.
     
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    the Gabriel amps, like the Voxer, look interesting.
     
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    Ever since I bought my Diaz CD100 I've looked no further. The few other Diaz owners I've spoken to feel the same way. I have never heard a more toneful amp in my life. EVERY gig I play I get questions about it. Ceasar has passed but the quality remains. Pete @ Diaz is great to deal with as well.

    Here's a link:
    http://www.diazmusicalproducts.com/cd100.htm
     
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    What kind of music do you/will you play? What kind of music/tones do you like? Hendrix? Clapton '66? Big Star? Radiohead? Zep?
     
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    Check out Reeves amps as well (www.reevesamps.com). I have their Custom 6 which is an excellent class a amp for home and moderate level jamming. They're not as well-known as some of the other boutique manufacturers, but should be.

    You might also consider rolling your own if you're technically inclined. Try Weber for kits at www.tedweber.com.

    My Germino Classic 45 will be with me for life. Excellent plexi tones.

    Ask yourself how much you want to spend, what you want to use it for, and how portable it needs to be.
     
  9. Lerxst2112

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    I listen to mostly classic rock. Rush (duh :dude), Thin Lizzy, Allman Brothers, Queen, etc... But, like I said, I'm not really looking at a particular type of amp to buy. I just want to know as much about as many brands as I possibly can.
     
  10. Lerxst2112

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    Oh, I will add that I like single-channel, non-master volume amps.
     
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    Hey, Lerxst!
    Try a "Mad Proffessor"!

    Best, Pete.
     
  13. Lerxst2112

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    I've looked at 'em. They sound killer.
     
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    These are up your alley, then:

    Louis Electric: KR30 (the Keef Richards replica, it may be 40).
    Sommatone: Roaring 20 (or 40).

    Both great amps.

    Best, Pete.
     
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    as many people on this board know, i'm a huge D13 fan. i love everything out of Fred's shop...
    however, besides the D13's i got a Reeve's custom 30 that is really great with the power scaling thing.

    and the newest line that really impress me and hasnt really been discussed here yet is the Jackson Ampworks amps. there are some killer clips on his site and Michael Thompson is a product owner/enthusiast so that says a lot. check em out. www.jacksonampworks.com
     
  16. Lerxst2112

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    All of these amps have masters...
     
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    LOL Trisonic I was thinking about them two ...
    Besides that .. I was going to say Komet and Maven Peal (but MP is now disfunct)
     
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    Jackson Ampworks do not have masters...
     
  19. Lerxst2112

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    Yes, I saw those. They sound like nice amps. My Aiken already covers that territory, though.
     
  20. Lerxst2112

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    The Sewell Wampus Cat does pique my interest (in writing, that is. Haven't heard one).
     

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