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Discussion in 'Amp Input - Normal or Bright' started by Bangbang, Nov 10, 2008.

  1. Bangbang

    Bangbang Senior Stratmaster

    Mar 12, 2008
    Michigan USA
    Peavy Bandit
    Peavy Rage
    Peavy Envoy
    Roland Cube
    ......currently looking for another toy..can't decide....tube or ss. Hell...I want them all except a Vypyr....Ughhh:!:
     

  2. S. Rock

    S. Rock Senior Stratmaster

    Aug 24, 2008
    Minnesota
    since I'm only playing as a hobby, I only have two amps. I have a Gibson Explorer(tube amp), which I've had since 1966 when I started playing. and I also have a Crate G60 that I bought in '85 when I bought my Les Paul. that's all right now, unless I count the small Hartke amp that I just bought for my daughter. it's a little practice/beginner amp.
     

  3. synchro

    synchro Strat-Talk Member

    45
    Sep 2, 2006
    Tucson, AZ
    '65 Twin Reverb (converted to piggyback)
    Blues Jr (modded)
    Crate Power Block
    Behringer 2x30 watt
    Behringer Ultrabass 60 watt
    Avatar 1x12" bass cabinet
     

  4. ToneMonkey

    ToneMonkey Strat-Talker

    204
    Sep 27, 2007
    Herts, UK
    Matchless Lightning - '98 @ 15W
    Traynor YGM-3 GuitarMate Reverb - '73 @ 20W
    Fender "The Twin" - '94 @ 100W !!
    Blues Jr - 2000 @ 15W

    Covers most bases:)
     
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2008

  5. Shades of Blue

    Shades of Blue Most Honored Senior Member

    Jan 28, 2008
    South Carolina
    Peavey Bandit 112
    Fender Princeton 65
    Ibanez 35W Bass amp

    Working on getting a Marshall Half Stack...:D
     

  6. Crowecaster

    Crowecaster New Member!

    Age:
    61
    4
    Nov 1, 2008
    Norfolk, VA
    Peavey Classic 50 2-12
    Fender Princeton 65
    Peavey Musician
    Epi Valve Jr.
    My Classic is a 1980 model with 2 6L6 tubes, I like it a lot.
     

  7. thaus

    thaus Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jul 6, 2007
    London Canada
    I have a 1995 Peavey Blues Classic.......highly underrated amp, all tube and a great kicking 15" speaker! My practice amp is one of those little VOX ADVT30's.....really nice tones! I just bought a FAB AMP head used from a local guy.......have just read some good and not so good things about this company but for $100, it seems like an interesting 10w tube amp.
     

  8. thaus

    thaus Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jul 6, 2007
    London Canada
    Did Peavey make the classic series as far back as 1980? I have the Blues Classic and I was under the impression that those were released in the mid-90's.......but I am no expert!!!
     

  9. BlueDog

    BlueDog Strat-Talker

    124
    Nov 12, 2008
    Mid America
    Rivera Clubster 25. Basically a smaller version of the Fender Deluxe Reverb II. Sweet strat tones, but can get overwhelmed with big bass notes from humbuckers.
     

  10. tylerangle1990

    tylerangle1990 Strat-Talk Member

    Age:
    26
    66
    Mar 27, 2008
    Kansas
    Fender Stage 1000 (solid state)
    Crate V3112 (MIA- ALL TUBE!)
    VOX Pathfinder 15 (tiny practice amp that serves pretty much no purpose)
     

  11. Boris Bubbanov

    Boris Bubbanov Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Fender 65 Reissue Twin Reverb, Eurotubes replacement tubes;

    Fender Custom Vibrolux Reverb-Amp, stock;

    Gibson (mojotone) GA-5 reissue, stock so far;

    2 Peavey Classic 50 2 x 12s, one stock, and one with Weber Ceramic Blue Dogs and Eurotubes replacement tubes. Stupidly, the amps are in 2 different places 660 miles apart so I cannot compare them.


    Bubbanov

    P.S. I gave my Bandit II to my brother in law. June I think?
     

  12. thaus

    thaus Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jul 6, 2007
    London Canada
    Hey Boris......is the Eurotube mod a noticable improvement? I think I still have the stock tubes (whatever they are!). Actually I think a couple are Sovteks since I remember having to replace a few at the turn of the century.
     

  13. tylerangle1990

    tylerangle1990 Strat-Talk Member

    Age:
    26
    66
    Mar 27, 2008
    Kansas
    I just put Eurotubes in my Crate, one of the preamp tubes was bad when I got it so I still have a stock preamp tube in with the JJs but there is still a TON more definition and dynamic response. Feels much more 3 dimensional, before it sounded a little flat and cold. :D
     

  14. cherokee747

    cherokee747 Strat-Talk Member

    28
    May 24, 2008
    Tulsa,Oklahoma
    I've got a nice 1965 Bassman that's a virtual Tone Monster! Starts smoking at about 5 on the dial. Takes pedals well too.(tubescreamer) I also have a 1969 Plexi Clone my amp tech built for me. 50 watts of pure rock. All Mercury Magnetics inside. I've actually got this head sitting on a 1967 Dual Showman cab w/D130's inside. Qiute a bedroom rig. LOL:) Mike
     

  15. RRLT

    RRLT New Member!

    Age:
    25
    6
    Nov 12, 2008
    Texas
    Crate GX-40C

    some old harmony amp (no model on it)

    the harmony sounds like something bb king would use and the crate sounds real clean at low to mid volume

    -Eric
     

  16. imwjl

    imwjl Strat-Talker

    162
    Apr 24, 2008
    Wisconsin, USA
    Deluxe Reverb reissue
    Princeton Reverb reissue
    Micro Cube

    These are the keepers, and I love the Princeton's slight darkness or depth for lack of better description as well as how it is full and rich sounding at low volumes.

    I had Blues Junior and Deluxe in the Hot Rod series and at this point wish I would not have wasted the time and money and just got these to begin with. I realize the Blues Junior is very popular, so I guess I'm more into 6xx tone than EL-84.

    Have fun shopping.
     

  17. synchro

    synchro Strat-Talk Member

    45
    Sep 2, 2006
    Tucson, AZ
    There's more to the sound of an amp than the tubes, they are one of many factors which determine the sound an amp produces. The Blues Jr is definitely capable of a wide range of classic Fender sounds. It doesn't do a pure Tweed sound but if you truly crank up the mid-range you can get pretty close. It is not exactly on center as a Blackface sound but by soldering one wire between two lugs on the mid-range pot you can get pretty close and still retain the ability to crank the mid-range and get the Tweed sound. Frankly, IMO the Blues Jr is one of Fender's best efforts and it's hidden in their low priced lineup.
     
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2009

  18. Orlando Mike

    Orlando Mike Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 5, 2007
    orlando florida

  19. dan P

    dan P Strat-Talker

    Age:
    65
    345
    Jul 5, 2008
    kansas city
    seymour duncan 84-50, Crate V-15, epi valve jr....all excellent tube amps, the first two are made in the good ole USA !
     

  20. GilJanus

    GilJanus Strat-Talk Member

    Age:
    72
    46
    Jul 24, 2008
    Northfield Falls, Vermont
    Just one at the moment - a Vox DA-5 in Camo -

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    I do have a Fender Super Champ XD on the top of my GAS list :p

    Gil 8)