Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by DM426, Mar 6, 2015.
Title says it all. If you had to make a choice, which would it be? Why?
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.
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.
Neither. I want (and have) both.
I have three Les Pauls, one Flying V, and one Fender Princeton Reverb.
Works for me.
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
Many guitars and a Boogie.
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.
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.
give me a good tube amp and a nice variety of guitars.
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...
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.
I would rather have LESS guitars and one GREAT amp
ask on the amp forum and see what the results are!
A great tube amp and a variety of guitars for me
Ive got 6 amps and 6 electrics. Total cost is well under 1 suhr.
Variety is the spice of life.
Option 3 - Lots of guitars and lots of amps. That's what I did