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Discussion in 'Amp Input - Normal or Bright' started by nsriley, May 4, 2006.
'72 musicmaster bass amp
'71 silver face champ
The ValveKing has it's own "ValveKing Classic Voiced Speaker" with an antiqued red and yellow label. I have no idea what it is. I bought it for the cleans which I really like and like I said I'm still playing with getting a good dirty tone. I've heard folks say that the amp will respond well to a new speaker and tubes but I'm just not ready to spend the money yet. I've got a Marshall Guv'nor 2 and an older Visual Sound Route 66 but I honestly haven't really tried to dial in either one to get what I want. I need to just sit down and work with what I've got before I decide to change anything. I seem to get side tracked by the clean sounds and forget about looking for the dirt.
for most things I'm running a '61 Ampeg Reverberocket. only ~15watts, but I usually have it on about 4, and haven't run into a volume problem yet. of course, the majority of bars in Detroit mic up guitar amps. I use this amp with my effects. Sparkledrive>TS-9DX>Analogman Blues Driver>Cool Cat Chorus>Nano Small Stone>AD-9>amp
I also have a heavily modified '67 Bassman that sounds like a cross between a boogie and a modified marshall, but that doesn't get used as much anymore, at least not with the band I'm in now. it's pretty high gain.
A high gain Bassman?! My ears are bleeding
it actually sounds really good for what it is. not very versatile, though. I've been toying with the idea of de-modifying it, but it really does to the heavy stuff well, and I can't see a use for a 40 watt clean amp for me. as it stands, it's only putting out about 18 watts. it actually does sound similar to a cranked 18 watt Marshall, now that I think about it...
I also picked up a sweet '73 Traynor YGM-3 just 2 weeks ago...before I knew about this lightning!
YGM-3 pics to follow.
i play my strats with my 65 twin reverb reissue and my g-dec junior
I have been playing this Fender Cyber Deluxe for the past 5 years and I still don't know how everything on it works but I like it.
As promised my reverbtastic YGM-3
Grille cloth needs a bit of a clean!
I got a Peavy Bandit downstairs but when everyone is sleeping I put on my earphones and use a Crate Flexwave 15w that a upstairs room. Can't wait till the next time I can't sleep.
Currently using a '65 Bassman head retro fit into what I believe to be a Princeton cab with 1 15" Eminence legend speaker and JJ tubes. Amp has been heavily modded (not by me). Bass channel resembles the wiring of a Deluxe and the normal channel is pure Bassman.
Playing an original '69 Tele and a 2006 EJ Strat through the Bassman.
Marvelous setup for me.
Differnt ones for differnt reasons..Sometimes two or three at a time...
Fender blues junior
Homemade pedalboard with a few pedals.
I also have a Vox AD50VT that I only bring out when I have a friend over jamming and we need two amps. I have a Marshall MG30dfx that I loaned to my little brother who is just starting to play.
I really like my Blues Jr.
My #1 is my 1965 Bassman.Tone monster!!
I have exactly the same as you!
The chain goes from Guitar > Korg Pitchblack Tuner > Vox V847 Wah> Voodoo Lab Micro Vibe > MXR DynaComp > Keeley Modded Boss BD-2 Blues Driver > Effects Pedal Boutique SRB-808 Plus > AMT California Sound or AMT British Sound (I swap them out alot) > Ibanez CS-505 Chorus > MXR Carbon Cooy Analog Delay > Electro Harmonix Deluxe Electric Mistress > Loop-Master A/B box > Budda Superdrive 30 II or Fender Deuxe Reverb Reissue
Budda Superdrive 30 II with a Budda 2x12 Cab:
And a Fender '65 Deluxe Reverb Reissue, with a Alnice Jensen P12N speaker.
And for just quick jamming a Vox AD30VT:
New Amp rig....
Open Back Avatar 2x12, sounds good, looks good.
It's an 18 watt, but uses the larger 20w Lead and Bass enclosure to accomadate the second channel (EF86)
Other features are a half power switch for 9 watts. Sounds good so far, I can crank it on the half power setting in my practice area and it is manageable.
Posted elsewhere, but I just took pictures last night.
Mid-60's Kalamazoo Model One Later 70's Musicmaster Bass
Late 50's Magnatone 260
My amp 'non collection' is very humble compared to many of you here.
I have an early 70's Vibro Champ which I bought from new and only use for home/studio use.
The other is an FM 212 DSP for gigging.
For the price the FM is good though I was initially alarmed at the high noise floor of this amp. Also its annoying that the levels jump from one amp model to another. But as its used for gigs and has remote channel switched it really doesn't bother me too much.
The Vibro Champ is fabulous, enough said.
I'm a Marshall guy. I've spent several years repairing amps and guitars for people so I've racked up quite a collection of guitars and amps I've bought from people that brought them to me broken and sold them to me for bottom dollar. When it comes to playing the blues, nothing beats my vintage 1956 Fender Tweed Vibrolux.
1989 Mesa MarkIII Blue Stripe
1997 Mesa Triple Recto 2-Channel
ENGL 580 Midi Pre
ENGL INVADER 150
2x Modded 6505 Plus Heads
2x VHT Fat Bottom 4x12 Cabs
Bogner 4x12 Uber Cab
Bogner 4x12 Straight Cab
Marshall 4x12 1960BV Cab
Mesa Recto Standard 4x12