Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by hippieboy, Apr 17, 2019.
Goodsell Super 17 Mk2
Allen Hot Fudge w/Nuts
Love both amps, highest esteem for both builders.
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.
Best for what kind of music? I haven't found an amp that will do everything.
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.
Fender Deluxe Reverb 64 original
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.
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.
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.
I've gone through a lot of amps to end up at the Smallbox conclusion.
My long gone Seymour Duncan Convertible.
65-66 Marshall JTM 50-Black Flag-Bought it 10 years ago-Still the best...
An actual 68 Pro Reverb.
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
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.
Blonde 6G9-B Tremolux with a 2x10 cab. Holy ghost. Them's the goods.
late 60's Italian Evan 60 (30w) with a 3 x 10" Evan cabinet
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.
Was the komet purple and white? If so, that got me hooked too.
66 Vibrolux Reverb w gold label Jensens.
If I remember correctly it was green with off-white V with NOS tubes. Long ago, jan 2003, so I can be wrong.