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  • what was the first amp you ever bought, and your last amp

    first Gorilla Tube Cruncher combo

    last  5E3 Tweed Deluxe

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  • #2

    First: 40 watt Holmes practice amp. Sounded great until the speaker started to crackle and I eventually gave it to Goodwill during a long lapse in playing.

    Last: Blackstar HT-1R


    • Pine Apple Slim
      Pine Apple Slim commented
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      1st was Yamaha practice amp circa 1978-79.
      The last one was another practice amp, Mustang 1.

  • #3

    My first amp was in my Sears Silvertone guitar case. My first 'proper amp' was an Ampeg Gemini I in the mid 60s. My last amp was the Kemper Profiling amp.


    • #4

      Well the first one I bought (as opposed to receiving as a gift) was my '69 Kustom 100, which I still have.  Most recent purchased is a Crate B150 bass head I bought to flip, but will have to do some work on before reselling.

      Both can be seen in this pic:




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      • #5

        First - after playing through a borrowed 2x12 no-name tube amp for years, I finally bought my own; a mid-80's Crate G80XL :mantongue:

        Latest - Jet City JCA22H



        • Patuney
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          The first was a MusicMan 210 sixty five, the last my Genz Benz Black Pearl.DSC03500.jpgDSC03661.jpg

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      • #6

        First amp when my parents were footing the bill - Gorilla 10 watt practice amp

        First amp with my own money - Fender Pro Junior

        Last amp I bought - Traded a guitar for a Peavey Mini Collosal JSX.  Recently replaced the preamp tube in it to  a 5963 (close to a 12AU7in sound) tube to give the amp a lot more headroom.  


        The only amp I regret parting with is the Fender Pro Junior.  In fact, I'd say that is the only piece of music equipment I sold or traded that I wish I still had.  The Peavey isn't a bad small tube amp, but the Fender was better.


        • Malcolm Ramone
          Malcolm Ramone commented
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          First, Peavey Audition 30. Great amp, but i blew it up.
          Last, a Marshall Lead 100 MOSFET head, which lives at my band's studio now. At least until I can afford to have my Ampeg VT 40 redone! -Adam

      • #7
        First - Gorilla GG-20
        Most recent - Vox AC4

        Certainly not the last. I want an Orange one of these days.
        Guitars: 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)Pedal Chain: BBE Green Screamer -> MXR Distortion III -> Boss CE-5 -> EH Stereo Pulsar -> Boss DD-20 -> BBE Boosta GrandeAmps: Vox AC4, AC15, AC30, Pathfinder 10, DA5SoundCloud


        • 44caliberKid
          44caliberKid commented
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          Yes awesome! My first amp was also a ill Gorilla, the 10 watter I believe, with no OD so I got my first OD pedal for my bday..a boss ds1 back in the late 90s I was about 13. My last amp, and currently, a peavey valve king 1x12 50 watt combo that I reloaded wit a Celestion vintage 30. And if I had the money today...a Badcat Lynx...but I'll probably change my mind tomorrow.

      • #8

        First one I bought was a Pig Nose amp. It was great for practice but could not play out anywhere. The last amp I bought is an Egnater Rebel 30 combo.

        Hughs and Kettner Grandmeister 36
        Mesa Boogie Road King II
        Egnater Rebel 30 Combo
        Fender FSR Standard Black
        Schecter Hellraiser Black Cherry
        Ibanez RG570 Blue
        Ibanez AR200 Red Wine
        Gretsch G5120 Orange


        • #9

          My very first amp was an unknown model Epiphone. I think it was 5 watts. Hated it, but it took dirt pedals pretty well.

          My most recent amp is a Blackstar HT-5, which is now three years old, and I'm still in love with it.

          My next amp will be an Orange of some flavor. I'm vacillating between a Micro Terror, a TT, a Jim Root #4 Terror, an OR15, or maybe even a used AD15/12.

          Originally Posted by csm

          The first, and most frequently violated rule of punk is: THERE ARE NO RULES.

          "You know, once you've had that guitar up so loud on the stage, where you can lean back and volume will stop you from falling backward, that's a hard drug to kick." — David Gilmour

          Fender :: Gibson :: Epiphone :: Ibanez :: Yamaha
          Blackstar :: Orange :: Vox


          • #10

            and yes, I had to build it myself.  In fact that was when i learned to solder.

            Heathkit Combo

            I missed the part about the last amp.  It's a Blackstar HT-Stage-100, the head only.  It's sitting on top of a Peavey Windsor cab and I also have that head as well.


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            • #11

              first amp: some sort of small Peavey solid-state combo amp.

              last amp: '60s Fender Champ.

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              • Special J
                Special J commented
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                First amp was some cheesy Crate POS practice amp.

                First proper giggable amp was a Peavey Stereo Chorus.

                Most recent was my Valvetech Hayseed 30.

            • #12

              My first amp was a Gorilla,  the first amp I bought was a Marshell valvestate VS100 (Ithink) in 1992-3.  Wish I knew how to use it back then, I had only been playing for about 10 months when I got it.  Wish I still had it as with a lot of the gear I've had. Last amp was a Blues JR.

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              • Mad Tele
                Mad Tele commented
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                gorilla ftw!

            • #13

              This was the first

              A Gorilla GG20R.

              Last one is this.

              Hughes & Kettner Tubemeister 18.


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              • Buttcrust
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                Supro Super, Mustang mini

            • #14

              First: Marlboro something or other...


              Last: Tech21 Trademark30...


              • #15

                3 months after I bot my first electric....Peavey Rage 158! I was stoked. Really made my strat come to life.

                Last one was a Mustang II. Play it daily. Great practice amp.


                In between were many tube amps(ampwhore) and a suprisingly awesome SS amp, a Lab Series L7 (actually more an L5 since it's in a 2x12.) Sounds like a twin.

                Originally Posted by GW348

                I just let the pee flow. The places I play, no one notices or have peed themselves too.

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