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Your all time top 5 (guitar amps)
Old 16th August 2006
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Your all time top 5 (guitar amps)

Hi all....

If you could choose 5 guitar amps (no budget...just pick) for your studio...(to cover most ground).....what 5 would you choose ??
Old 16th August 2006
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Since my specialty is mostly loud rock bands...

Rivera Knucklehead
Bogner Uberschall
Bad Cat Hot Cat 30R
Marshall Jubilee
Naylor Dual
Old 16th August 2006
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jmi vox ac-30
50 watt marshall plexi
low powered tweed twin
4 input 50 or 100 watt hiwatt
fender deluxe reverb
Old 16th August 2006
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ah... lovely amps.... yesssssssss.....

Vox AC30
Fender Deluxe Reverb
Hiwatt Custom 50
Marshall Plexi
Divided by 13 JRT 9/15
Old 16th August 2006
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rivera - knucklehead with mesa boogie box or rivera combo, are the two most versatile amps for a studio( for me). I usually dont need nothing else, they cover all my needs, sometimes i borrow fender twin reverb ......
Old 16th August 2006
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Here are my 5 personal favorites in my home studio :

- Victoria Double Deluxe
- Carr Rambler
- Germino LoVo 55
- Vox AC30
- Fuchs ODS30

and not to forget the little Fender Tweed Champ ; it's so tiny it can barely count as one full amp

I think they cover most of my needs (I've got some other amps too).
Old 16th August 2006
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Germino Lead 55LV (Plexi)
Fender Concert (Brown)
Fender Super Reverb (Blackface)
Fender Super Champ
Vox AC30

(Almost there... )
Old 16th August 2006
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cornford harlequin <--- if I can only have one!
soldano slo
vox ac30
hi-watt
fender b-man
Old 16th August 2006
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50's fender tweed deluxe
fender blackface deluxe reverb
original 60's vox ac15 or ac30
ampeg jet
50 watt plexi marshall
fender tweed bassman

-d. gauss
Old 16th August 2006
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Voodoo HEX or VPlex

Deluxe Reverb

HiWatt Studio/Stage

AC30

(Don't need 5)


TH
Old 16th August 2006
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AC30 Top Bost
Tweed Deluxe
Marshall Plexi
Blackface Vibrolux
Something with a modern hi-gain sound, like a Bogner Uberschall
Old 16th August 2006
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fender brown princeton
fender tweed supper /delux
mesa blue angle
marshall plexi
AC30 Top Boost

i have few more i could add it is hard to pick my top five faves
it truly changes
the princeton, tweed supper, and the blue angle seem to always fit someware for me.
Old 16th August 2006
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Frankovitchy View Post
Hi all....

If you could choose 5 guitar amps (no budget...just pick) for your studio...(to cover most ground).....what 5 would you choose ??
Fender Prosonic combo
62 Fender Bassman 50w head (already have it- sexy amp for sure)
Some type of Marshall- probably a JTM 45
Matchless DC30
Dumble ODS
Old 16th August 2006
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Metropoulus 12series or mojave peacemaker(or any other good plexi replica if you can't spend 5k on a real marshall plexi)
vox ac30 red pannel(also a big money amp, a matchless amp would also work)
blackface fender princeton reverb
jcm800 or jmp mk2
vht pittbull ul

if there would be a 6th slot i would add a fender champ
Old 16th August 2006
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i'd rather get a small neve sidecar for the money
Old 16th August 2006
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Guitar amps are my passion far beyond any recording gear.

My Top 5:

Dumble Overdrive Special -w- skyline eq and all Ultra-Phonix max gain mods
1982-early 83 Marshall JCM 800 the ones with the Vertical Input Tranny
Bogner Ecstasy 101b
Mid 60s AC30 -w- Top Boost
Bogner Uberscall

_____________________________________________________________________

If I could add a few honorable mentions:

Orange AD50 (handwired)
Orange OR 120
/13 37
1987 Marshall Jubilee 2555
Watkins Dominator
Bruno UG30
Diezel VH4S
Hiwatts (Originals)
Marshall JTM 45 (originals with GEC KT66s.... the tubes make a huge difference in that amp)
Old 16th August 2006
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Bogner Shiva with EL34s
Vox AC30 (or 15)
Soldano X99 pre into VHT 50/50
Fender Pro blackface
Bogner Ecstacy Classic
Old 16th August 2006
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60's ampeg reverbrocket
fender pro reverb
fender princeton reverb
carr rambler
boogie mark IV
Old 16th August 2006
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diezel vh4
marshall 50 watt plexi
vox ac30
fender vibrolux
small supro
Old 16th August 2006
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cool to see every one dreaming away

I forgot my own top5...

Well i love my 87 Marshall Silver Jubilee....
AC30...
Bogner Ubershall
Marshall plexi
and my danish T-Rex BigTone combo....(think ac30... soundbites at http://www.t-rex-engineering.com/def...w=page&id=2618 )
Old 16th August 2006
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Put me down for:

Marshall Plexi 100 watt
Vox AC 30 Top Boost
Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifiesr (I hate them but hey, you gotta be versatile and nothing splatters quite like a Boogie)
Fender Deluxe
Hiwatt 50
Old 16th August 2006
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fender twin classic
Vox ac30
fender tweed bassman
mashall jcm 50 watt valve combo
Orange 100 watt lead
Old 16th August 2006
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Fender
Marshall
Vox
Hiwatt
Dumble

models are up to you but that about covers it ...
Old 16th August 2006
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Marshall Plexi
Dumble Overdrive Special
Fender Twin
Fender Bassman
Marshall Bluesbreaker

How can anyone NOT pick the Marshall Plexi??? The greatest guitar albums of all time have been recorded with these

Jimi's Are you Experienced
Eddie's Van Halen 1
Eric Johnson's Ah Via Musicom
Cream Disreli Gears
Old 16th August 2006
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marshall jcm800
vox ac30
bogner shiva
anything from matchless
and one of the vintage fneders
Old 16th August 2006
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1959 Tweed Fender Bassman 4x10
Hiwatt DR103 Custom 100
60's Vox AC30 TB
Mesa Triple Rectifier
Marshall Plexi

with that you can do ANYTHING.

I'm tempted to replace the Plexi (which is close to the Bassman anyway) with something older and perhaps smaller (like a Supro ) but it's not a need I find I often have.
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Old 16th August 2006
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Bastian View Post
i'd rather get a small neve sidecar for the money
Me to... but he did say:

Quote:
Originally Posted by Frankovitchy View Post
If you could choose 5 guitar amps (no budget...just pick)
I have 5 amps but I am on a budget.
They are:

Fender Prosonic
Bassman Head
Mesa Rack Rectifier
Fender Blues Junior
Marshall JCM800

Pretty similar really... although about 10k cheaper. :-)

JR
Old 16th August 2006
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I guess I shouldn't be surprised by all the common tastes in "ya gotta have" amps. Tried & true...

Marshall JMP 50 Plexi (got that covered)
Vox AC-30 (got that covered)
Fender Deluxe, blackface (got that covered)

I also like and own:

Vox AC-15 (I prefer the tremelo circuit to those on Fenders)
Dr Z Maz 18 Jr (thanks for the tip, Chap!) - like a cross between a tweed Deluxe and an AC-15

I wish I had an old Twin...I love the tone Keef gets out of his!
Old 16th August 2006
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I'm a little surprised to see so much love for the Rivera Knucklehead. But it really is such a wonderful amp. Especially the "clean channel," which breaks up so nicely that I rarely switch to the high gain channel.

AC30
Mesa Mark iv combo
Rivera Knucklehead 55
Fender Deluxe
Ampeg B15-R

-Jp
Old 16th August 2006
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I can't believe that no one has mentioned the 65 amps yet. I played one briefly the other day and it floored me. One side has that kind of elusive 'brown' marshally sound and the other side is kind of like a more modern voxy thing. The amp is incredibly responsive- just digging in a little harder drives the amp more in a great way. I have to spend some more time with it and figure out what to sell to get one but I definitely will get one.

Oh yeah, I don't work for, or even know the people at 65- I just got really psyched playing through this thing and when I saw this thread I had to throw in my 2 cents.
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