Would you rather have one guitar and lots of amps or lots of guitars and one amp?

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  1. DM426

    DM426 Member

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    Title says it all. If you had to make a choice, which would it be? Why?
     
  2. derekd

    derekd Supporting Member

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    I have a blank canvas sort of sound I want out of an amp. I prefer to alter that sound with pedals and different guitars.
     
  3. Rumble5

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    I have three nice electrics, one cheap electric, and a bass (besides the acoustic instruments). I have four nice guitar amplifiers, a cheap modeling amp, and two bass amps. I will probably always have more amps than guitars.

    Why? Because I think the amp actually contributes more to the sound. A really nice guitar will still sound crappy through a crappy amp. A crappy guitar can sound awesome through a nice amp as long as it stays in tune and the neck is straight.

    I have a feeling you would get a different range of responses if this thread was posted in the amp forum.
     
  4. rsm

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    Neither. I want (and have) both.
     
  5. GulfportBound

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    I have three Les Pauls, one Flying V, and one Fender Princeton Reverb.

    Works for me.
     
  6. Carabinerx

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    I went the route of lots of nice amps and one guitar realizing, once I had one of the amps dialed in and utilizing the features I wanted that the others didnt have, or were lacking in some regard, I just kept going back to the one. I worked a little harder to get the same sounds from the one amp that could easily be found in the others, but once I knew it inside and out -- there was no need for the others...so now im unloading and looking for the guitars I want
     
  7. rummy

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    Many guitars and a Boogie.
     
  8. Jahn

    Jahn Listens to Johnny Marr, plays like John Denver Supporting Member

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    Is it cheating to also use a DAW amp sim? Because whatever a fender amp can't do in real life, my DAW can do via S-Gear. If I didn't have that, the sole fender amp would start wearing thin on me right quick.
     
  9. phazersonstun

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    I own 3 amps and an 11Rack.
    About 7 giggable electrics.

    That said, I've been gigging the same amp for 17 years.
    The Tele & LP always go to the gig with me.
     
  10. peskypesky

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    give me a good tube amp and a nice variety of guitars.
     
  11. swiveltung

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    Probably one guitar... not sure why I have so many... when it comes gig time #1 and #2 are the only ones that go 95% of the time!
    Amps... different type for diff venues.. outdoors? small bar? Diff amps....to get in the tone zone...
     
  12. 59Bassman

    59Bassman Plank Cranker Silver Supporting Member

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    I've always been WAY more into guitars than amps. Currently, I have 10 electrics, 5 amps (if you count the little battery powered practice amp...). I could be very happy with just my Mesa Mark V and my guitarsenal.
     
  13. SW33THAND5

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    I would rather have LESS guitars and one GREAT amp
     
  14. geodr

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    ask on the amp forum and see what the results are!
     
  15. rhp52

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    A great tube amp and a variety of guitars for me
     
  16. Dubious

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    Ive got 6 amps and 6 electrics. Total cost is well under 1 suhr.

    Variety is the spice of life.
     
  17. Binaural

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    Option 3 - Lots of guitars and lots of amps. That's what I did :)
     

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