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Stupid loud amps, 40 watts and up...who owns them and why?!?!

Discussion in 'Amp Input - Normal or Bright' started by The-Kid, Dec 1, 2019.

  1. spellcaster

    spellcaster Strat-Talker

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    My amp stays at home and doesn't get gigged. I use a 12AY7 in V2 and have the inside pair of 6L6's pulled to tame it a bit. It's just for nice clean sound and it sounds just fine at low practice volume.

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  2. Robins

    Robins Dr. von Loudster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    More is more.
    If a 50W amp is a growling beast the 100W is shaking the floor.

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  3. Jwalker99

    Jwalker99 Strat-Talk Member

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    Wow, what amp is that?


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  4. owenmoney

    owenmoney Strat-O-Master

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    I have two, Fender 75 all tube, heavy and loud, and Mesa Express 5:50 plus. The why is simple, I like how they sound . The Fender gets the classic clean and c@n do 75 or 15 watts, the Mesa is my dream amp, has almost all the bells and whistles of the mark five but can go down to five watts, single ended like a fender Champ. Just has a ton of options. From clean to scream. It does everything I need.


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  5. Groovey

    Groovey Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Marshal DSL100h. Love it. Running it through a 2x12 with V 30s. Contrary to popular believe, it may be played well at lower volumes. Suits me just fine in the house or on the porch.

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  6. spellcaster

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    It's a 1970 Twin Reverb chassis in a Coastal Designs head cabinet, and a 1968 Dual Showman box with two 15" JBL D130F's.
     
  7. davidKOS

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    "1968 Dual Showman box with two 15" JBL D130F's"

    My all time favorite sounding cab! 2 15" JBL's!
     
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  8. Jwalker99

    Jwalker99 Strat-Talk Member

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    Agreed....the best amp of all time. Dick Dale’s amp. A bandmaster w same cab is 50 watts lower. Not that anyone can hear the didference.

    Just get an OX attenuator


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  9. thomasglide

    thomasglide Strat-Talk Member

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    Nope. Brand new Vox AC10. Kick ass on the old Blues Junior.
     
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  10. The-Kid

    The-Kid Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Hey i like small amps too. i have an AC15.

    But big amps have a place in my heart always.

    But yes agree on the AC10. Makes the Blues Junior Redundant.

    If the Blues Junior only came with 6V6 or one 6l6 instead of the El84s...
     
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  11. pazman6

    pazman6 Senior Stratmaster

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    I don't need clean headroom because I never play clean......

    My wall of metal is 570 watts of joy. All purchased from Ebay and Craiglist. I actually only use a single 140 watt head and single 4x12 most of the time, but I have the power if I ever need it and multiple backups. Everything in the picture cost a little under $1900.

    3 each Ampeg VH-140C (Solid State) (140 watts each) (1 head, 2 combos)
    1 Ampeg VL1002 (EL34 Tube) (100 watts)
    1 Marshall JCM 900 (Model 4500) (50 watts tube)
    5 4x12 Cabinets

    I can't play that well, but it is a lot of fun to crank it up.
     
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  12. Seamus OReally

    Seamus OReally Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    I cranked up the Fuchs a little today just for funsies. Dialed in a smooth sustaining overdrive that would grow just a little hair when you smacked it, and I could still sing above it. It doesn’t want for compression or harmonics played this way, although it is louder than “bedroom” volume.
     
  13. frankiebguitar

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    Quilter Micro Pro if you have to actually carry it.
     
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    frankiebguitar New Member!

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    Almost deaf just looking at the picture.

     
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    I play thru a MAZ 18 NR with closed back 2x12 MAZ CAB .... My ‘91 Strat loaded with Fralins .. we mic it when more headroom ... if outdoor I bring out the MAZ 38 SR w/rev or 2204 Marshall 50 full stack . The “go-to “ amp for me is the 18 I dearly love that amp. Can be on the run overdriven with guitar knobs and PU switching very nicely . The 38 and 2204 actually wayyyyyy too loud man. DR Z nailed it with a MAZ 18.
     
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  16. JimboJonesIV

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    My first amp was an unbranded, probably Valco or something, rescue I got for $5. Saved it from going out a 7th story window. My first real amp was way beyond stupid loud. For no reason other than it was a deal, (from the man who was to become my second ex brother-in-law) and in a small town back then you didn't have many options, I played through a Traynor YBA-3A for several years. That's imbecilic loud! Probably the heaviest amp ever made too.
     
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  17. scooteraz

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    I have the twin to your Mesa (color and all). I also have a California Tweed. I love both for the reasons you love your two. I have a Rivera attenuator as well. I also have a 12 or 15 watt Victoria that is also pretty loud.

    Love the tones, use whatever means are required to keep the volume in check.
     
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  18. The-Kid

    The-Kid Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Yes sir. Wise words right here
     
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  19. owenmoney

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    The Mesas are just really great amps. I’m a convert to them, they are my go to amp from now on. I am getting a Bias Effects spark amp for jamming with cds etc while my wife is working. It definitely won’t replace the tube amps though. It’s just something portable and I can use while my wife is working during the day. she works at home so the louder amps aren’t acceptable but I can use the little Spark downstairs or with headphones and jam away.


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  20. ZlurkCorzDog

    ZlurkCorzDog INMATE #7XX7XX7 Strat-Talk Supporter

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