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"Buy this Rivera. Its got fender cleans AND marshall dirt!"
First amp when I started playing: Fender Ultimate Chorus. The store manager (TR-100 here.... hi Tommy!) tried to steer me to something with tubes plus a pedal, but nooooo, I had to get solid-state with built-in chorus.
Was back a few months later looking to trade it in. My first step on the gear journey.
Reading this hurt ME! Now that says somethingthe worst was a Fender Silverface Bassman 100 4X12 stack for a Fender Roc Pro 1000 combo, trading that in for a Vox Valvetronix AD15VT, trading that in for an Ibanez TS9DX. So yeah, basically when the dust settled, a monster silverface power stack for a tube screamer. oh well.
Mistakes...we've all made a few. Mine is as clear as yesterday and every once in a while I get a horrific feeling as I recall that fateful amp decision of 1987.
Friend: "Hey Steve, you should put in an order for one of these Trainwreck Express heads. I played one not too long ago and you'd love it. Like a Marshall but its got its own thing happening. It feels like it's gonna explode!".
Me: "How much is it?"
Friend: "$1200. I know, I know, it's a lot of money and there's a 6-9 month wait, but TRUST ME, it's worth it!"
Me: "Are you kidding? Thing looks like a freaking vintage radio...and what's with the girly naming?"
Friend: "You need to listen to this thing"
Me: "Yeah right. I can get a Randall RG-80 and a Digitech DSP-128 with tons of money to spare. RIGHT NOW. What a bunch of crap. 6-9 month wait. How's gonna pay that kind of cash for that?"
Friend: "You'll be sorry"
What was your worst amp decision?
I traded a smokin' Komet K60 for a killer '71 Marshall Super Tremolo.Trading my 71 Marshall Super Tremolo away, I did get a very good amp in return (Komet 60) but that Super Trem had that special magic....it was one of the great ones!
OUCH :Spankthe worst was a Fender Silverface Bassman 100 4X12 stack for a Fender Roc Pro 1000 combo, trading that in for a Vox Valvetronix AD15VT, trading that in for an Ibanez TS9DX. So yeah, basically when the dust settled, a monster silverface power stack for a tube screamer. oh well.