01-29-2013 07:14 AM
01-29-2013 07:30 AM
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.
01-29-2013 08:15 AM
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.
01-29-2013 05:34 PM - edited 02-03-2013 05:43 AM
and yes, I had to build it myself. In fact that was when i learned to solder.
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.
01-29-2013 05:58 PM
first amp: some sort of small Peavey solid-state combo amp.
last amp: '60s Fender Champ.
01-29-2013 07:02 PM
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.
01-29-2013 08:34 PM - edited 01-29-2013 08:36 PM
The first amp I ever bought was a Heathkit TA-16 back when I was in high school. It was a kit and it set me on a career path. I was so intrigued by the circuit description that I decided to go to electronics school and learn more about it.
Over the years I have had many amps, mostly Fenders including three variations of the Twin.
The last amp I "bought" is a Yamaha DG80-112 and it is the best amp I have ever had. It has all of the good features of tube amps but none of the bad. I have had it for nearly 15 years and it has required zero maintenance.
I don't buy amps any more but I trade a lot. I usually get old tube amps that don't work, fix them and trade them for something else. I don't really like working on the newer Fenders (printed circuit board) but there are so many of them out there that they provide most of income for my shop.
I recently repaired the input jack on a Cyber-Twin and it was more like fixing a computer. I replaced the tubes while I was at it and I quite like the amp. I'm using it right now at home while I wait for my friend to come and pick it up.
01-29-2013 09:16 PM
A Sunn Stinger 60
01-30-2013 06:33 PM - edited 01-30-2013 09:02 PM
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.
01-31-2013 02:19 AM
01-31-2013 12:13 PM - edited 01-31-2013 12:14 PM
I bought a Sunn SL260 because it was about the most expensive thing I could afford on my dishwashing wages. It now serves as my daughter's keyboard amp... looks like this:
I compiled some Best Buy gift cards and bought a Mustang 1 after Xmas. It's still in the box until I get a room set up with a computer and amp.
01-31-2013 12:56 PM
First amp I ever "bought" was a 1978 Peavey Musician MARK III head with a 4X12 matching bottom....meh....what a beast to haul around.
01-31-2013 02:48 PM
My first amp was a Yamaha JX-40, bought new around 1981. Granted, I was a complete n00b and really didn't have a concept of "dialing in" an amplifier (tone knobs at noon, always) but this thing sounded AWFUL to my ears. The "pull for distortion" sound was even worse. It's only saving grace was the spring reverb. As soon as I could afford it, I traded it in and got a Silverface Princeton Reverb. From the very first strum on the Princeton, I thought "Ah, that's what an electric guitar is supposed to sound like!"
Most recent amp purchase was a bass rig, but the last guitar amp I bought was a used Mesa Studio .22, the non-EQ version, bought it about 3 or 4 years ago.
01-31-2013 03:51 PM
First amp was a Peavey Bandit in the mid-90's. Last amp I bought was Kustom V100. The Bandit was a good amp but i eventually sold it and bought a Marshall JCM 900 and started gigging. I'm now a hobbyist and have bought a lot of amps over the years. I've settled on the V100 for now although I still have my Pre500 Mesa DR in the closet should I ever play a show again.
01-31-2013 07:23 PM - edited 01-31-2013 07:26 PM
I believe my first amp was a Multivox of some sort. Didn't have it for very long, as I traded "up" to a Peavey Backstage 30.
My most recent (certainly not last) amp purchase was a Tube Amp Factory Model F-10 head
Also purchased on the same day, a Getchell Amps "Little Invader"
Yes, it's a hand-wired 2 x 12AX7, 1 x EL84 5 watt amp loosely based on a Marshall JCM800 circuit crammed into a 6 inch cake pan. Bet you don't have one of those.
Both were purchased at the Columbus, Ohio guitar show a few weeks ago.
02-01-2013 01:43 PM
HarmonyCentral.com is the leading Internet resource for musicians, supplying valuable information from news and product reviews, to classified ads and chat rooms.