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  • So what kind of an amp person are you then?

    Furthering the amp discussion (cuz I never open that other sub-forum), I'm wondering if you identify yourself, or maybe more specifically your sound or tone with a particular amp or group of amps.

    The 3 major groups would obviously be Fender people, Marshall people, and Vox people. Maybe you own all three, but do you consider one your main sound? Or is there another brand you totally identify with even if it might be a take one of the "big three"?

    Are you in an original band, where you're trying to define your own sound, or in a cover band where you're trying to cover a bunch of different sounds with one amp? If you use a modelling amp, do you hang on one particular setting a lot?

    I was a Fender amp guy for years, with a brief stint as a Marshallish guy (played a Laney Pro Tube, which is a JCM800-like circuit). Now I find myself really identifying with Vox-like amps. Though I play around with a bunch of different sounds in the studio, my Hayseed 30 is definitely my "main" amp. 


  • #2
    Vox and Fender I guess. My favorite amp is my Egnater Renegade. But I also love my twin, as well as my V22.
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    • #3
      I'm in a cover band but the Egnater would be great in an original band as well.
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      • #4
        I am a Vox guy. I play originals, mostly, but some classic rock covers for fun with another group if guys. I like the Vox sound a whole lot, and I've grown to dislike the sounds associated with the other two. I guess it's all about the midrange.
        <div class="signaturecontainer"><b>Guitars:</b> 3 Fender Strats, Fender Jazzmaster, Squier Bullet, 2 Gibson Les Pauls, Gibson ES-339, Gibson Les Paul Jr. Special, Epiphone Les Paul, Epiphone Dot, Epiphone SG, PRS SE Custom 24, Ibanez AS73, Hamer Duotone, Larrivee D-03R, Takamine EG5013S, 1951 Epiphone Devon, Ibanez SR305 (bass)<br><br><br><br><b>Pedal Chain:</b> BBE Green Screamer -&gt; MXR Distortion III -&gt; Boss CE-5 -&gt; EH Stereo Pulsar -&gt; Boss DD-20 -&gt; BBE Boosta Grande<br><br><br><br><b>Amps:</b> Vox AC4, AC15, AC30, Pathfinder 10, DA5<br><br><br><br><a target="_blank" href="http://soundcloud.com/andrewalderman">SoundCloud</a></div>

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        • #5
          Fender guy all the way, the sound of a cranked up twin still does it for me. I've tried other stuff but always come back to fender. I played in blues/rock cover bands for years and was always able to get the tones I needEd with a few pedals. Have a twin reverb, prosonic, tweed pro Jr, the twin, and a musicman 130hd. I love them all.
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          • Pine Apple Slim
            Pine Apple Slim commented
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            I recently came home to the Fender of my youth.

            Lovin it for both guitar and bass. 

            71 SF Bassman head, 50w, 2 6L6s, stock circuit. Currently playing it thru a 1-15 bass cab.

             

             

             


        • #6

          Fender. 

          But I ike a Vox.

          I have a Mesa ( but it is very Fender )

           

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          • onerailunder
            onerailunder commented
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            Originals band.  Rick into a Marshall.


        • #7

          Fender, though I usually practice through a little Vox.

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          • Marko
            Marko commented
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            PurpleTrails wrote:

            Fender, though I usually practice through a little Vox.


             

            Same here


        • #8

          I gigged with a Mesa 50 caliber and Dual Rectifier for years ( the room dictated which one), great amps that NEVER broke down.  I've always loved the classic Les Paul thru a Marshall tones. Not overly gainy like JCM 800, more like the late 60s/early 70s Plexis. My Kemper Profiler has a LOT of great Marshall profiles as well as the Mesa Road King ( I dig the Vintage channel) the 65 amp Tupelo and the Fargen Plexi. Great Vox models as well.  As a teenager, I had a great 60s Bassman but strangely I'm not really a Fender guy these days.

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          • #9
            I was a Line 6 man for about 10 years. Truthfully, it wasn't because I thought the tone was incredible. It was because I loved having a single floorboard that gave me so many options, amps, effects, volume and wah. I just really latched on to the technology and convenience.

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            • *BLEEP*
              *BLEEP* commented
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              >> So what kind of an amp person are you then?

               

              [looks to the left across the room...]

              Apparently a quasi-****************ty, '80s-era, solid state Peavey person.    :grimace:

               

               

               

               


          • #10
            @warriorpoet

            Your generalizations are quite good, really. I always hear a muffled, woofy midrange from Marshall, which is my main complaint with them. Honk and thud is the best way to describe a Fender.
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            • #11
              I like Voxes for the relatively v clear voiced just overdriven sound. If you sent them right ( and you do have to eq differently for diff guitars) they are wonderful. Use mine in a covers band. I agree that they can be a but thin. Easily remedied with a pedal usually. My AC30 likes p90 guitars best followed by good telecasters. Not quite so great with humbuckers

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              • chipwich
                chipwich commented
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                So many great amps, so little time.

                 

                I most definitely am an Orange guy.  Love the tone, responsiveness, simple controls, how my TT takes pedals well even without an effects loop, and how solidly they are made.  I just wish that they weren't...orange.


            • #12
              @BG76

              Everyone being entitled to their own opinion, of course, I think that the country of manufacture is even less important when it comes to amps. Also, who says you can't repair an imported amp? Or even if they need it all that often?
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              • #13

                I really love the tone of my Mesa Boogie Lonestar Special 1x12" combo. Just switching to the drive channel and having it driven hard sounds great, even at 5 watts. For incredibly sparkling and louder sounds, I still like my Fender DeVille 2x12" combo.

                We are a cover band and I sing lead. I need simplicity when it comes to switching sounds. We cover everything from Pink Floyd and The Who to Maroon 5 and 3 Doors Down. That said, I want MY sound, so I don't get hung up on their tone. I'm never going to be able to cover all that ground, so I just play what I feel and try to get it close without being obsessive.

                My pedal board is relatively simple. Delay, chorus, overdrive, wah and the obligatory volume pedal and tuner.

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                • Presc
                  Presc commented
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                  Fender Blackface for me. I like to play right on the edge of breakup and control clean/crunch by going between 8-10 on the guitar volume knob. Basically don't use any saturated distortion unless I'm playing solos, in which case I step on a pedal. I'm all about a clear, balanced, clean sound, and that's a Fender BF.

              • #14

                I am firmly in the Marshall camp.

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                • hardtdc
                  hardtdc commented
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                  I like the EL84s so I'm in the Voxish camp.


              • #15
                I don't pay as much attention to brand as I do power section. I love EL84s, both clean and gritty.
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                • wankdeplank
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                  My favorites are self-biasing amps cause the other ones can cost an arm and a leg.  Got a Mesa Heartbreaker which can get a nice clean Fender sound on the love side and get pretty close to a Marshall on the lust.  My other serious amp is an old 60's vintage Magnatone 413 which is an all tube version of the one Phil X made famous and also does clean and crunch extremely well.  So Fender/Marshall on the snide I guess.

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