What are y'all's dream amps?

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Re: What are y'all's dream amps?

Post by marqueemoon » Tue Oct 27, 2020 10:53 am

Lots of Bassman love here. Can’t say I miss mine much. Too much clean headroom.

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Re: What are y'all's dream amps?

Post by Vendetagainst » Tue Oct 27, 2020 11:03 am

marqueemoon wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 10:53 am
Lots of Bassman love here. Can’t say I miss mine much. Too much clean headroom.
That's fair, depends on the kind of music you play. I for one definitely love that headroom because I play shoegaze and doom metal so a crapton of pedals haha. However, I definitely prefer the mid 60's black Bassmans over the 50s tweeds and early 60s blondes.

Some great amps in this thread! Another one I would like to own but haven't seen mentioned is the Mesa Mark II C++. It only does one sound (80s thrash), but it does it so well. That EHX MIG-50 reissue looks pretty cool too.

And an underrated pick no-one talks about that I absolutely love is the Selmer Treble and Bass 50 S.V.

https://youtu.be/uHVv-2lZN_o?t=161

God, it sounds so thick and grungy in this video. Kinda Bassman-esque actually. And it totally looks like a doom amp as well.

Another great video of the Selmer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIAXXbwOXDA

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Re: What are y'all's dream amps?

Post by Maggieo » Tue Oct 27, 2020 12:04 pm

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Re: What are y'all's dream amps?

Post by lamp » Tue Oct 27, 2020 12:06 pm

I had my dream amp, and sold it, have regretted it ever since...but we had just moved house and needed a new window and some carpets.
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Re: What are y'all's dream amps?

Post by mackerelmint » Tue Oct 27, 2020 4:54 pm

And now for something completely different:

Mine would be a small, solid state stereo power amp, 150W per side, with independent EQs. I use preamp pedals, all I really want is clean volume on a wire running into two identical cabinets.

Edit: Parts for this very thing came in today! :w00t:
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Re: What are y'all's dream amps?

Post by peterherman » Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:10 pm

I've had and let go of a couple. I wish I hadn't gotten rid of a Magnatone 410, a 63 Vibrolux, or a 64-5 Tremolux head w/a repro 210 piggyback cab.

I think if I could just magically wish to have anything, though, it'd be a tough call between a tweed Harvard (the Steve Cropper amp) and a legit AC10 Twin.

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Re: What are y'all's dream amps?

Post by Singlebladepickup » Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:32 pm

Blackface or Brownface Princeton with an old reverb unit. My beat up '79 SFPR is great though and better than I imagined I would own in terms of amps

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Re: What are y'all's dream amps?

Post by Larsongs » Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:57 pm

I'm done lugging 100 lb Amps! I do have some great Amps but there is one I would like to find that would get a lot of use at home, in the Studio, Rehearsal, Jams & for Gigs..

A mint Closet Queen all original Spec Vintage Blackface 1965 Fender Deluxe Reverb... Not too big, not too small.. Just right!

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Re: What are y'all's dream amps?

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:08 pm

When I was younger, I always lusted after a Bogner Shiva head, mostly due to As Cities Burn using them. Bad Cat Hot Cat head (100?) is another I lusted after for a while, though no longer. 1961 Vox AC30 like Dan from That Pedal Show has, which EL34's instead of EL84's, as it sounds SO damn good. Marshall JMP for a while too. Honestly, I'm happy with my tone, and don't really lust after any of the more expensive or vintage amps very much anymore.
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Re: What are y'all's dream amps?

Post by mackerelmint » Tue Oct 27, 2020 10:36 pm

Larsongs wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:57 pm
I'm done lugging 100 lb Amps!
Oh, that nobody would ever have to lug such things again... :D
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Re: What are y'all's dream amps?

Post by crianlarich » Wed Oct 28, 2020 1:25 am

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Re: What are y'all's dream amps?

Post by redchapterjubilee » Wed Oct 28, 2020 5:51 am

Is it wrong that I kinda already have them now somewhat? The Mark I is my live thing and I know how to make it do what I like. The '59 Bassman LTD chassis I turned into a head and re-transformed has the Marshall roar I hear in my head that I've not been able to find with an actual Marshall, and the Ampeg J-20 bats clean-up in its brown Deluxe kind of way. The 5E3 with all knobs at noon with a Jazzmaster is instant perfect rock rhythm guitar. I suppose the only thing I'm missing is a good Vox setup. I've had an AC10 and a Blue'd AC15 and didn't really get what I was wanting out of them. I've loved the heritage AC30 I played in an Austin studio in the early '10s and would love to have something that sounds more like that, because the AC10 and AC15 did not. It could also be my inability to dial in the Vox thing because the engineer chained up that AC30 with the Mark I and they complimented each other beautifully (though not for every song). So maybe put me down for a good Vox AC as my dream amp right now. But I would love some of the other higher powered tweed circuits too, like a Twin or Pro.

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Re: What are y'all's dream amps?

Post by marqueemoon » Wed Oct 28, 2020 6:01 am

Larsongs wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:57 pm
I'm done lugging 100 lb Amps! I do have some great Amps but there is one I would like to find that would get a lot of use at home, in the Studio, Rehearsal, Jams & for Gigs..

A mint Closet Queen all original Spec Vintage Blackface 1965 Fender Deluxe Reverb... Not too big, not too small.. Just right!
Portability is an important dream amp quality for me for sure. Been loving my Swart AST for this. It’s very light and compact. I use the hard sided slipcover it came with, put it in the passenger’s seat and strap it down with the seatbelt. I can load everything in in one trip without breaking a sweat.

I’m with you on the BF Deluxe. That’s my dream vintage Fender amp too.

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Re: What are y'all's dream amps?

Post by Jaguar018 » Wed Oct 28, 2020 6:15 am

I have never been able to determine what my true dream amp would be. If I had the space, it might be one of these:
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It just looks so cool to me.

I did have my dream amp custom made for me though. It's a BF deluxe head with no tremolo paired with a 2x10 cabinet.

I still wish I could play BF Super Reverbs and Ampeg VT 40s.

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Re: What are y'all's dream amps?

Post by Nevets » Wed Oct 28, 2020 7:23 am

A Fender Twin Reverb was always my dream amp when I was younger but I'm perfectly happy with my Princeton Reverb.

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