Best amp you use with your strats

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  1. 07 road house

    07 road house Senior Stratmaster

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    Mine would be my blues cube. Possibly the best amp ever imo IMG_0517.JPG IMG_0518.JPG also another chance to post my new strat. Lol
     
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    Swampash Senior Stratmaster

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    Best Strat tone I've ever had was with a cranked Marshall Bluesbreaker RI and a Boss SD-1.
     
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    Sarnodude Most Honored Senior Member

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    Depending on volume, I love my 5 watt vintage Silvertone. When I want it loud enough to play with my obnoxious ex-bandmates, my Boogie Mark III delivers the goodies at decent volumes.
     
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    07 road house Senior Stratmaster

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    I love the boogies
     
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    wildhawk Most Honored Senior Member

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    Marshall, Fender, Peavey, Blackstar, Boss, etc.

    Like guitars today's best may change tomorrow for me.

    Had a Blues Cube 310 ten years ago.
    Heavy beast. Is yours a 112? As the name suggests it was great for blues. Classic rock and beyond it needed pedals.

    If you're ever in a store that has a Boss Katana you owe it to yourself to spend a half hour with it.
     
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    mad axe man Senior Stratmaster

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    Kester Senior Stratmaster

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    My Mesa Lonestar Special is the best I've had. But it depends on what you want to hear, TBH I've never found one I'm 100% in love with - I don't think such a thing exists.
     
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    Fender Hot Rod Deville. It's my only tube amp. Perfect tone for me. Can make anything sound nice, and any style, with the right pedal.
     
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    07 road house Senior Stratmaster

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    I have heard the katana is similar but way cheaper
     
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    My lacquered Blues Junior, plays amazingly for a little amp! IMG_20160729_162223_kindlephoto-3639134.jpg
     
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    With my strat, I have had a LOT of "the bests" I have a mustang 1 V.2 that sounds pretty good. a 72 Bassman ten sounded better, But it is a 4x10 beast, too big and loud for my house.

    I love the Twin...again, 80lbs and LOUD. but it also sounds good low.

    Blackstar is amazing for it's versatility. I would easily sacrifice my size requirements for an HT-40 for that much usable tone.

    Marshall JTM-45 ...Because who does not sound good out of a JTM-45?

    Mesa Dual/triple Rec These amps got a reputation for being "metal" amps. They do it well. But due to that, a lot of guitarists pass them over not realizing how well they can do blues. That Sag switch is GREAT, which is one reason I feel its emulation in the mustang is severely lacking. However, it is not hard to get a stevie-esq tone with no pedals involved with one of these. unfortunately, they are BRUTES in either half stacks or combos. I am not too old or injured to carry them, But I refuse to lug them around

    Johnson Millennium Something strange happened in modeling amps...the first real one, did it right. It would be almost two decades before the likes of Vox, Fender, line 6 (sort of) and now Boss would start building modeling amps that *sound* like real tube amps. ...Now if they could only get them to flex and "breathe" like real tube amps. The Johnson succeeded on the first pass. Too bad it went under. Those amps were going for $1,400 back in the late 90s or early 00's If you can find one now, they usually got for about $400 and are more than worth the money if they are in good shape.

    so what is my favorite amp? The mustang....It it the one I own, I cant afford anything else right now, and it fits my needs.
     
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    @Thrup'ny Bit is the man to talk to on these babies.
     
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    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon

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    At the moment I'm playing a couple of Blackstars but I have a few more amps to fall back on. Nothing beats a Fender twin for clean sounds in my opinion. ENJOY!!!
     
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    A Rivera Fandango. I'm playing it through an Ampeg Lee Jackson 4x12 with Vintage 30s, but I'd like to find a cabinet with Greenbacks.

    It does a great clean tone, kind of a cross between a Fender Twin and the old Marshall clean. But the overdrive is the closest thing to a Dumble I've ever had. I think Dumbles are way overrated if you consider their price, but it is a damn good sound. I can get 90% there for 5% of the cost.

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    Through a pair of Eminence Texas Heats

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    I know I can never find one to try out. Rich Tone they were on order, Electro = nada. Finally I haven't tried Rock Factory in Castleford. Oh, there is a new shop just opened in Lincoln.
     
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    Fender FM65 DSP on Tweed
     
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    newplayeroldguy in the wind

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    massive overkill for my office/music room, but massive overkill can be a good thing
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    update - for the past few years my main Strat amp has been a THD Univalve with a 6V6 in the power stage. Sounds awesome.
     
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