What is the best amp you have ever played??

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by hippieboy, Apr 17, 2019.

  1. mkg

    mkg Member

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    Goodsell Super 17 Mk2
    Allen Hot Fudge w/Nuts

    Love both amps, highest esteem for both builders.
     
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  2. Bluewail

    Bluewail Tone curmudgeon Silver Supporting Member

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    You know the responses to this type of thread are a bit useless without a context of the type of music the amp owner plays and the type of environment in which he/she plays it. I play primarily roots rock/ blues/funk and my all-time "bests" for home is a Mesa Blue Angel while for playing out it's a Redplate Blackline.
     
  3. Roark

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    Best for what kind of music? I haven't found an amp that will do everything.
     
  4. BTW97

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    A ‘69 Deluxe Reverb a friend of mine has is way up there on the list. The Suhr Bella is on my list to purchase though. It’s awesome.
     
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    Fender Deluxe Reverb 64 original
    Soldano SLO
     
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  6. John 14:6

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    My Friedman Small Box. I have been playing a ton of years and played a bunch of amps. Nothing else even close to it in my opinion.
     
  7. Joern Venaas

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    The tan Dumble with EL34 tubes at Ultrasound. A proper rock`n roll amp with crazy good mids. Played it for an hour with a `59 Les Paul. No altzheimer can erase that memory. Played also a few Trainwrecks and a glorious Komet 60 with NOS tubes. That Komet made me seek out one for myself.
     
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    For years I always vouched for the:
    • Laney VH100R, ticks all the boxes for me.
    Up until recent times, I'm a huge fan of the:
    • Fender SuperSonic 22, I really love both channels, but the dirt channel won me over, chewy compressed tone, love it.
    I will add though, at the moment I'm currently using a:
    • Fender Machete head into a GFlex 212.
    It surprises me everyday, such a versatile amp, with a myriad of great tones. Maybe it's THE one ......
    Of the amps I haven't tried, going on audio and video content, I would love to try a Bogner Shiva.
     
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  9. NamaEnsou

    NamaEnsou Supporting Member

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    I've gone through a lot of amps to end up at the Smallbox conclusion.
     
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  10. Matt Sarad

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    My long gone Seymour Duncan Convertible.
     
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  11. nolenuttt

    nolenuttt Gold Supporting Member

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    65-66 Marshall JTM 50-Black Flag-Bought it 10 years ago-Still the best...
     
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  12. Mincer

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    An actual 68 Pro Reverb.
     
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  13. Norjef

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    newest opinion (3 of 'em): 1. Victoria Sovereign ...2. My Crabby Guy Amps (clean machine) custom Mono Twin- Blackfaced single channel, 1-12" Neo pedalbord amp.... 3. "old" Bruce-made Egnater MICA 2-12" V30 4 channel switcher (EACH channel rivals ALL the other amps I've ever played.. since '65)... I've managed to keep 2 of 'em
     
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  14. Just Mike

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    Back in the '90's I got to play on stage thru a Modded 4 hole Marshall that belonged to Pat Travers. It was only one channel and insanely loud but it cleaned up perfectly for rock rhythms using just the guitar's volume control. When I turned up it was sweet singing sustain perfect for leads. I remember it was a little buzzy, but it had a mid bark that was the closest to "that sound in my head". It was probably one of those legendary amps before they were legendary.
     
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  15. Jacobpaul81

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    Blonde 6G9-B Tremolux with a 2x10 cab. Holy ghost. Them's the goods.
     
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  16. LordSven

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    late 60's Italian Evan 60 (30w) with a 3 x 10" Evan cabinet
     
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  17. jlectka

    jlectka Supporting Member

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    Best I ever played is my Hi-Tone Lowatt. Everything I want and nothing I don’t. Been through a dozen amps over the years. To me it’s the perfect rock sound and takes pedals so well it’s creepy. I can’t wait to get a chance to play it.
     
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  18. wsaraceni

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    Was the komet purple and white? If so, that got me hooked too.
     
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    66 Vibrolux Reverb w gold label Jensens.
     
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  20. Joern Venaas

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    If I remember correctly it was green with off-white V with NOS tubes. Long ago, jan 2003, so I can be wrong.
     

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