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  • Name two amps, one you LOVE and one you thought you'd love....and didn't

    provide a mini review.....
    good deals with: nearly everyone.
    Previous Moniker tiles: JoshuaTSP, Science! & GAS KING

  • #2
    DSL100 - Best modern amp imo. Too bad Marshall had to pull a Gibson and discontinue THEIR HIGHEST SELLING AMP!!!

    5150 - eh...
    Guitars: BC Rich Mockingbird Masterpiece, Ibanez RX20, cheap ass SG knockoff
    Amps: Marshall DSL100
    Cabs: Marshall 1960AV
    Effects: None

    Great Deals with: conky, Dewysoss

    Offended by anything you have seen me post? I'm sorry to hear that. The "SUCK MY ****" line starts to the left. Have a nice day!


    • #3
      Mark V - because it's a ****************ing Mark V, seriously though, every channel was superb, and one of the best gigging heads around...

      Uberschall - overpriced Recto, no doubt in my mind, a one trick pony that doesn't even do it's one trick that great... would take a 5150 any day of the week...
      Diezel VH-4
      Fractal Audio Axe-FX II
      Marshall 1960A Lead Cab
      PRS Custom 22 w/ 10 Top and Birds
      EBMM JP-6
      Furman Power
      TC Gmajor-II
      Decimator Pro Rack G
      Tech 21 MIDI Moose

      Good Transactions:
      Wizard of Ozz, AdmiralB, ams2ek, C-Dawg, teleman, Moshaholic x2, Larrikin666, stratosaurus, ShaneAVan, MRAAJR (several others I have forgotten)

      The Band:


      • #4
        Budda Superdrive: Seems to excel at everything except for metal(which is fine by me), fits in a band mix better than any amp I've ever played, is lightweight, and doesn't hide mistakes. Forces you to improve your playing.

        Bogner Alchemist: Horrible, horrible amp.
        Good Transactions with: Hank Lady, JonathanD, thinkpad20, leod_74, GodBlessTexas, JerryP, ed_sped2, Sixtonoize, TheChopsyWanker, Silvertongue

        Originally Posted by Hank Hill

        Don't you realize you're not making Christianity any better, you're just making Rock and Roll worse.

        Originally Posted by jnurp

        My ex confided to me when we were madly in love that her ex before me was literally hung like a pringles can. That was one of the worst moments of my life.


        • #5
          dsl 100-my first all tube amp.did everything i ever needed it to do.

          splawn nitro-noisy tube eating POS.was hoping it was going to be like the QR I sold to fund this one but with huge lows....should have got a promod
          no more sig


          • #6
            Peavey classic 30 - Just does everything I want it to

            Most Marshalls... I just never get along with their sound
            MY MUSIC! Cosmonaut Cabrera

            Current gear: FV Stevens electric (Manilas finest!), Fender Mustang 1, Line6 pocket pod and an Ibanez nylon string acoustic/electric

            2/23/2010 - Never Forget


            • #7
              Bogner Ecstasy 101b. My holy Grail. Everything I could ever want.

              Bad Cat Hot Cat. WTF.

              Originally Posted by thegumbootman

              I managed to not say the word "****************" until I was 18

              In primary school when my friends discovered swearing, I thought "I've never said the f-word before. I'm never going to say it". I wanted to say it when I got older (mostly because my friends would nag me about saying it), but I just didn't want to end the streak of not-saying it

              I ended up accidentally saying it to my girlfriend at the time. I said "Someone told me that Ben got with a really fat girl and he titty-****************ed her"


              • #8
                Randall RGT100ES - Basically a Marshall Jubliee with 6L6s, a clean clean channel and reverb.
                I owned both at the same time. I thought the Randall sounded better. Useable clean and dirty too.
                Although, my favorite amp of all time is my GT1.

                Carvin X100B - In the shop, I thought it sounded awesome. Better then the Randall. Bought it. Got it home and thought the cleans sounded hollow, and the dirt sounded ugly. Sold it, and went back and bought the Randall.
                good deals with: nearly everyone.
                Previous Moniker tiles: JoshuaTSP, Science! & GAS KING


                • #9
                  Loved: my modded Super Reverb RI
                  I bought the SRRI for $800 off a guy on Craigslist who needed money for bills. I didn't know anything about Super Reverbs other than SRV used them, but I figured the deal was pretty good and it probably had killer cleans and reverb, so I pulled the trigger. Stock the amp sounded excellent -- very clean and sparkley until about 6 or 7 on the volume, but I had wanted to mod this thing a little. Immediately I went looking for upgrades. I put 4 Eminence Ragin Cajun speakers in there and that seriously improved the sound, but I wanted more. So, I had a tech upgrade the output and power transformers to Mercury Magnetics and then upgraded the filter to caps.
                  Now this amp sounds HUGE. Very responsive/ dynamic. A lot of headroom, but breakup is still possible. Takes pedals extremely well. Isn't picky about the types of pickups used. Sounds as good as the Allen Old Flame and is pretty comparable to a blackface Super Reverb. This is my workhorse and if it ever is stolen, I will definitely replace it/ all of the mods (after beating the thief senseless of course). So, for about the price of a brand new, stock SRRI, I got a killer amp that sounds as good as most boutique Fender styles.

                  Not so in love with: Peavey Classic 30. It was just muddy and gross. I really wanted to like this amp, but I couldn't.
                  Fender '52 RI Tele (BKP "The Boss")
                  Gibson SG Standard (BKP Riff Raff)

                  Jaguar Retro 112 (Celestion Gold)

                  EHX Micro POG
                  Diamond Compressor
                  Throbak sTone Bender
                  Throbak stRange Master
                  Crowther Hotcake
                  Creation Audio Labs MK 4.23
                  Boss CE-2
                  Boss DM-2
                  Line 6 M13

                  RJM Effects Gizmo, Custom Interface, & Axess FX-1


                  • #10
                    Top Hat Super Deluxe-Soooo Smoooothe

                    Mesa Super Sixty (mark i)-Drive channel wasn't what I thought it would be
                    Good Deals: Draco.Aran, maxisnotdead, ontariomaximus, guitarbilly74, brianwahl, sparky1358, vash_08, noiseannoys, ztevin, bonz69, keiffer, rrancani,whiteyanderson,wfojon, co&cafan808, 51504life, PatrickF, thisismeimhome, joepod, TomCray, Hand Amputation


                    • #11
                      Love: My Mark V... It's just a great "go to" amp you can use for just about anything. Does loud or reasonable volume with equal ease.

                      Hated: Peavey JSX... I bought one and liked it till about 2 days after the return window was up and all the sudden the hishy presence thing you can't dial out and the compression you can't get rid of on the lead channel just pissed me off.
                      Originally Posted by Elemenope

                      You get 1 free punch...They can't hit you back..Call the cops..Anything. Who??

                      Originally Posted by RSBro


                      Rack building thread...


                      Amp Packing Tutorial



                      • #12
                        I enjoyed the original '65 Deluxe Reverb I played a few years ago that had a REALLY old 15" JBL that barely fit in it... sounded like golden lava hot cocoa mix flowing into my soul

                        Absolutely hated: Marshall JVM--sounded awful to my ears. The gain didn't seem to want to go past 2 o'clock without getting... disgusting.


                        • #13
                          VHT D60 and Mark IV! My two favs!

                          Cobra. Tried to like it, but it just didn't inspire me.


                          • #14
                            Mesa Studio 22 lead tones, but a lil too noisy at high volumes.
                            Mesa Mark IV Lead tones and good rhythm tones at high volumes(which are not nearly as high as it could go)

                            Mesa Dual Rec.... compressed tones, lead tones meh, I could get along with it, but the mark IV is much better for me.
                            Peavey valveking MUDDY!!!
                            Crate blue Voodoo icepicky clean channel...
                            Fender Hot Rod Deluxe... cleans good, but I dont use cleans very often. Dirty channel sounded like ass.

                            Originally Posted by decode6

                            Way to go primeholy, you've just killed Independent George.

                            Originally Posted by Arpanoid

                            I was meditating on the finer things of life and then I realized that PrimeHoly is the god of this forum. For real. no troll.

                            Originally Posted by eudaimonia02912

                            Just think: There must be thread ideas that pop in Charveldan's head, but which, after some thought, he rejects and decides not to post. Imagine how bizarre those ideas must be, if they don't even meet Charveldan's standards.


                            • #15

                              TSL- Nojoy