What is the best amp you have ever played??

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  1. NortheastHick

    NortheastHick Supporting Member

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    I have amplifiers that specialize in one tone or another better but if I had to choose one amp to do any style of music it would probably be a Mesa Boogie Mark IV.
     
  2. xrcdan

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    i don't know how you are supposed to remember tone from different amps you've had over the years for comparisons but 3 amps come to mind two rock opal which i played but could not afford at the time, fender super reverb, and my current favorite all time amp the dr z z-lux.
     
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    I am pretty fond of my Victoria Regal II, the thing is so sweet sounding, so full and warm. The Trem and Reverb also sound very nice!
     
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  4. DiPa

    DiPa Constant GAS Silver Supporting Member

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    Yep, Best is a moving target, honest, each amp does and offer something special and unique that we enjoy
     
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  5. mediabuyout

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    Glaswerks SOD II. Words can't describe how good it is.
     
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  6. DV52

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    And you get each one for what they are and enjoy them for what they do.
     
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  7. Buck Woodson

    Buck Woodson Supporting Member

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    They are all perfect!
     
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  8. Pongo

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    Same.

    My "best" amp list usually includes at least one or two amps I own, because I consciously hunt 'em down to try when I hear a sound I really, really like. But there's no way my needs (or my wants) will be the same from day to day. "Best?" I can't even decide what kind of sandwich I'm gonna eat for lunch, and I'll probably want something different tomorrow, anyway...
     
  9. DiPa

    DiPa Constant GAS Silver Supporting Member

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    Not all, only the ones we buy ;)
     
  10. Gridlock

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    A few very good ones that I’ve owned.

    1965 Fender Vibrolux Reverb-Amp
    1966 Fender Princeton Reverb-Amp
    1966 Fender Twin Reverb-Amp
    1977 Marshall JMP 2204
    1977 Marshall JMP 2203
    2015 Marshall Astoria Classic
     
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  11. DiPa

    DiPa Constant GAS Silver Supporting Member

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    Today I am going to call out the HPTT, 57 Custom Twin Amp, the 57 Twin Amp and the Twinolux as being best for today, my HPTT arrived and I pulled out the other twin tweeds to join and just having a ball and spin, I don’t think we give the tweed Twins enough love, they are just too awesome. I haven’t even brought out the Bandmaster and Bassman, there’s going to be a shootout and lots of fast draw in the next couple of weeks amongst tweed amps. So for those weeks, these are my best.
     
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  12. PhilC

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    There's a lot of ground to cover, and I don't believe 1 amp can be the best at everything.

    Clean - Magic 5E35 (still own)
    Low gain and parts - A particular '92 Matchless DC30. 20+ years of use has really done wonders. (still own)
    Blues and mid gain - K&M Custom (still own)
    Crunch and leads - Naylor SD60, Bogner 100B and/or Friedman BE100 original Metropolous wired version. I really couldn't pick between them. (still own the BE100)
    Angry - Mesa Rectifier pre-500 Rev D I bought off of the guy from Rammstein. It's mean! (still own)
     
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  13. harvey j

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    Music Man and Lab Series amps.
     
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  14. rxguitars

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    Fargen Olde 800. Plexi setting. Just does it for me.
     
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  15. Pastafarian

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    What is best? The best amp I have tried is my Mark V 90w combo because it encompasses almost everything I ever wanted in a guitar amplifier. It's not the best sounding, best weight, or best looking amp though. The best sounding amp I ever tried was just a 1973 Twin used as a pedal platform. I also ran it into a 1x15 cab. The tone was as crushing as crushing gets and could eat Marshall half stacks for lunch.
     
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  16. 71strat

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    My 2013 LTD ED Metro GMP45 head x 4 1972 Pulsonic G12H, 25w/75Hz x Mather Replica JTM45/100 TVB cab, with EC Collins Pinstripe cloth, and yes, the cloth does make a huge sonic footprint.
    I hit the jackpot with this amp. When I bought it, it only had 20 hours on it. NOS Mustards/PEC. NOS KT66s tubes. I retubed the preamp tubes with NOS Mullards, 10M/mC1, 61 fat base rectifier, bought 2 more 56 coated glass Marconi Osram KT66s.
    I only wish I could play through a LTD ED Metro GMP45/100 Stack

    This is also the best sounding cabinet Ive ever heard. Its got great punch, low end, and clarity.

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  17. Tom Gross

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    Some I have been fortunate enough to have played over the years that come to mind as particularly memorable:
    • Trainwreck Liverpool
    • Trainwreck Express
    • 80's Dumble ODS
    • Some old early 60's VOX
    • Fuchs modded EL34 Traynor
    • Two Rock Opal
    • VHT Pittbull 45
    • Blackface Super Reverb
    • A Marshall Plexi that had "Modified by Ken Fischer" on the back. The guy handed me a 57 Goldtop to play through it. He made me take my wedding ring off.
     
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  18. sxcustom

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    for cleans, the Mezzabarba Z18 forever haunts me
    for dirty, Boogie Mark IV
     
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  19. jamester

    jamester Silver Supporting Member

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    Back in the mid-90's I had a rack with a Mesa Quad Preamp and Peavey Classic 50/50 tube power amp. I will miss it forever, best and most versatile rig I'll probably ever have.

    Currently my '64 BF Bassman 6G6-B holds the tonal top spot, just wish I could use it more. It's too big and powerful for most of my gigs..
     
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  20. PBGas

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    MY BE-50 hands down for me. It has almost everything I need. Just have to get a c45 switch put on there and we are good to go!
     
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