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Title: What Kind Of Electric Amp Do You Use?
Post by: HangFire on April 01, 2004, 08:32:33 PM
I have a '65 Vibrolux with two Special Design Oxford 10's.  Sounds great with the volume on three, my Ibanez TS-9, and a little bit o' verb. :)


Title: What Kind Of Electric Amp Do You Use?
Post by: guitaradoptions on April 01, 2004, 08:37:45 PM
THD Flexi 50 with THD 2x12 Cab.
Fulltone Choralflange, MI Audio Tube Zone Overdrive, and of course my Gibson Johnny A.
Amazing!


Title: What Kind Of Electric Amp Do You Use?
Post by: Barefoot Rob on April 01, 2004, 08:41:41 PM
62 Bassman with a 2x12 cab,74 Princeton reverb,newish Pro Jr.


Title: What Kind Of Electric Amp Do You Use?
Post by: Zach on April 01, 2004, 08:46:41 PM
Peavey Delta Blues retubed with JJs and upgraded to Weber speakers.  Sounds great with my Fulldrive II.


Title: What Kind Of Electric Amp Do You Use?
Post by: Barefoot Rob on April 01, 2004, 09:33:43 PM
zselby Killer amp,people always laugh at Peavey but I really like the Delta Blue's. B)  


Title: What Kind Of Electric Amp Do You Use?
Post by: Zach on April 01, 2004, 10:14:12 PM
Thanks!  I really like the Delta Blues and the Classics.  I've owned amps that were much more expensive, but there's something about the Delta Blues that works great for me.  However, I do wish I still had the 68 Twin I sold a few years ago.  :(  


Title: What Kind Of Electric Amp Do You Use?
Post by: sc morris on April 01, 2004, 10:40:31 PM
Crate All Tube Vintage Club.  Mine is the small one with the 10'' speaker.  Only one channel....but talk about tone!!!  This thing is louder than most solid states with 2-12's.  When I put my Rt. 66 OD/Compressor on it....look out!!  Blues tone to die for!!


Title: What Kind Of Electric Amp Do You Use?
Post by: HangFire on April 02, 2004, 06:21:39 AM
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62 Bassman with a 2x12 cab,74 Princeton reverb,newish Pro Jr.
Hmm... How many watts is that '62 Bassman? B)  


Title: What Kind Of Electric Amp Do You Use?
Post by: Barefoot Rob on April 02, 2004, 03:14:01 PM
45 Watt's of wonderful tone


Title: What Kind Of Electric Amp Do You Use?
Post by: SR on April 02, 2004, 04:32:14 PM
As much as I love my acoustics :D I have gas for this amp right now http://www.carvin.com/products/single.php?...INTAGE16&CID=GA (http://www.carvin.com/products/single.php?ItemNumber=VINTAGE16&CID=GA)
as soon as I can this will be my the next GAS product I buy :D  


Title: What Kind Of Electric Amp Do You Use?
Post by: HangFire on April 03, 2004, 02:45:23 AM
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45 Watt's of wonderful tone
Is it a big blonde?  :)


Title: What Kind Of Electric Amp Do You Use?
Post by: HangFire on April 03, 2004, 02:47:55 AM
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As much as I love my acoustics :D I have gas for this amp right now http://www.carvin.com/products/single.php?...INTAGE16&CID=GA (http://www.carvin.com/products/single.php?ItemNumber=VINTAGE16&CID=GA)
as soon as I can this will be my the next GAS product I buy :D
Great price, how's the tone?


Title: What Kind Of Electric Amp Do You Use?
Post by: riffdaddy on April 03, 2004, 04:18:19 AM
Trace Elliot, baby! My primary amp is a Trace Trident. I'm currently running a Liquid Chorus, EB Volume Pedal, and Seymour Duncan Pickup Booster. I plan to buy a Victoria Victorilux later this year to replace my ailing jazz amp, an older Ampeg.


Title: What Kind Of Electric Amp Do You Use?
Post by: johnlg on April 06, 2004, 02:28:09 AM
1.  Carvin SX-200, 2-12 (the big amp)
2.  Marshall 50 watt combo, 1-12 (the medium amp)
3.  Marshall 12 watt MG (the tiny recording amp)
4.  Epi acoustic regent (the small coffee-house acoustic amp)
5.  About 23 vintage 80's pedals that I collect from e-bay auctions, I can't help myself but the basic chain is tuner-comp-churus-delay.  (I have several of each pedal, I collect various delays, comps etc.)  Reliving college through pedals I guess.
 


Title: What Kind Of Electric Amp Do You Use?
Post by: AdamOn6thStreet on April 06, 2004, 06:20:40 PM
Traynor 40 watt.  Just one amp, but its got Fender-esque cleans and with a clean boost on the gain channel can get almost Marshally (granted youre playing a HB guitar).  And I swear one of these days Ill find an Ac-30 in there somewhere ;)


Title: What Kind Of Electric Amp Do You Use?
Post by: Barefoot Rob on April 06, 2004, 06:40:37 PM
Hangfire it was a little blond that I loaned to a friend when they got back from there tour it was black.He ended up black and blue minus $500 to boot. :angry:  


Title: What Kind Of Electric Amp Do You Use?
Post by: MrP on April 06, 2004, 08:03:36 PM
My amps are Vox AC30 T -64 and Musicman RD 112.

I really love the old Vox.

/MrP


Title: What Kind Of Electric Amp Do You Use?
Post by: HangFire on April 07, 2004, 12:24:24 AM
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Hangfire it was a little blond that I loaned to a friend when they got back from there tour it was black.He ended up black and blue minus $500 to boot. :angry:
Can't say that I much blame you!

What was he thinking? :blink:


Title: What Kind Of Electric Amp Do You Use?
Post by: Barefoot Rob on April 07, 2004, 12:41:05 AM
As he told me it stood out too much on the stage with all the other amp's  being black.One of these day's I'm going to let Koamon retolex it.


Title: What Kind Of Electric Amp Do You Use?
Post by: HangFire on April 07, 2004, 03:26:55 AM
You may want to try some brake cleaner or lacquer thinner on a small unnoticeable spot of the tolex.  It may come off with a little elbow grease and a good size t-shirt collection! ;)  


Title: What Kind Of Electric Amp Do You Use?
Post by: Frederickmando on April 13, 2004, 06:10:50 PM
Fender Champ.
 


Title: What Kind Of Electric Amp Do You Use?
Post by: trivial on April 16, 2004, 04:03:12 AM
I am currently using a Dr. Z Maz Jr. (No Reverb).  18 watts of el84 goodness. (http://homepage.mac.com/mphilpot/PhotoAlbum12.html)


Title: What Kind Of Electric Amp Do You Use?
Post by: HangFire on April 16, 2004, 12:31:22 PM
Welcome to the forum trivial!

Your gonna love this place. :)

That's a nice Dr. Z Maz Jr., is it class A?  What kinda speakers?


Title: What Kind Of Electric Amp Do You Use?
Post by: trivial on April 17, 2004, 05:40:40 AM
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Welcome to the forum trivial!

Your gonna love this place. :)

That's a nice Dr. Z Maz Jr., is it class A?  What kinda speakers?
Thanks for the welcome.  I think I recognize your name from the (former) TGF.  
I am using a DR. Z 2x10 cab with my head... the speakers are Z's own special design.  I really dig it... but I am looking forward to adding a Z 1x12 cab to go with it somewhere down the road.

...and yes, it is class A.


-Matt


Title: What Kind Of Electric Amp Do You Use?
Post by: SR on April 17, 2004, 02:14:54 PM
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As much as I love my acoustics :D I have gas for this amp right now http://www.carvin.com/products/single.php?...INTAGE16&CID=GA (http://www.carvin.com/products/single.php?ItemNumber=VINTAGE16&CID=GA)
as soon as I can this will be my the next GAS product I buy :D
Great price, how's the tone?
Hey Hangfire from the soundclips I've heard it sounds great and I'll probaly end up buying it as soon as I can here's a link to the sound clips from carvin's website

http://www.carvin.com/jamroom/rooms/vintage16.html (http://www.carvin.com/jamroom/rooms/vintage16.html)


Title: What Kind Of Electric Amp Do You Use?
Post by: HangFire on April 26, 2004, 03:08:51 AM
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As much as I love my acoustics :D I have gas for this amp right now http://www.carvin.com/products/single.php?...INTAGE16&CID=GA (http://www.carvin.com/products/single.php?ItemNumber=VINTAGE16&CID=GA)
as soon as I can this will be my the next GAS product I buy :D
Great price, how's the tone?
Hey Hangfire from the soundclips I've heard it sounds great and I'll probaly end up buying it as soon as I can here's a link to the sound clips from carvin's website

http://www.carvin.com/jamroom/rooms/vintage16.html (http://www.carvin.com/jamroom/rooms/vintage16.html)
This is going to be a hard deal to beat for $399.00!  I saw one of these in Westwood Music the other day but did not give it a listen.  I might have go back... :o  


Title: What Kind Of Electric Amp Do You Use?
Post by: slim on April 26, 2004, 01:27:19 PM
I have been considering waiting for the Reverend Goblin 5 - 15 which will be out in June:

http://www.reverenddirect.com/reverend/amp...etc/goblin.html (http://www.reverenddirect.com/reverend/amps_etc/goblin.html)

Has anyone had any experiance with Reverend?  I wonder how it stacks up against the Carvin, they seem to be going after the same market?


Title: What Kind Of Electric Amp Do You Use?
Post by: SR on April 28, 2004, 04:13:04 AM
HangFire Did you try out the Vintage 16 say did they also have one of these there as well the SX50 this one is in my price range now $299.00


 (http://www.carvin.com/images/product/SX501.jpg)

Sorry Slim I have no experince with the Reverend Amps


Title: What Kind Of Electric Amp Do You Use?
Post by: Zach on April 28, 2004, 04:44:56 AM
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I have been considering waiting for the Reverend Goblin 5 - 15 which will be out in June:

http://www.reverenddirect.com/reverend/amp...etc/goblin.html (http://www.reverenddirect.com/reverend/amps_etc/goblin.html)

Has anyone had any experiance with Reverend?  I wonder how it stacks up against the Carvin, they seem to be going after the same market?
I wouldn't get my hopes up....  

This amp was supposed to be out over a year ago I think.  For some reason they keep pushing it back.


Title: What Kind Of Electric Amp Do You Use?
Post by: JohnM2001 on April 30, 2004, 01:23:17 AM
(http://pic7.picturetrail.com/VOL208/996154/4108189/40056887.jpg)

(http://pic7.picturetrail.com/VOL208/996154/4108189/50448664.jpg)

1971 Twin Reverb, Oxfords replaced with Weber C12CA California speakers.  Big clean tone.


Title: What Kind Of Electric Amp Do You Use?
Post by: HangFire on May 04, 2004, 09:21:36 PM
I've had one of those silverface Twins before.  Those things are loud and clean!  Talk about headroom... :o

Built like a tank, I used to chain it to the car bumper and drag it to the gig! :lol:  


Title: What Kind Of Electric Amp Do You Use?
Post by: HangFire on May 09, 2004, 12:28:16 PM
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HangFire Did you try out the Vintage 16 say did they also have one of these there as well the SX50 this one is in my price range now $299.00


 (http://www.carvin.com/images/product/SX501.jpg)

Sorry Slim I have no experince with the Reverend Amps
SCR378, I don't think Westwood Music usually carries Carvin.  I think they had that one in on a trade.  Is the SX50 tube?  If it is, $299.00 is a great list price! :)  


Title: What Kind Of Electric Amp Do You Use?
Post by: SR on May 09, 2004, 02:55:46 PM
The SX50 is a solid state amp From the carvin site about the SX50 by the way I agree $299 is a great price :D

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SX50 - 50W 1x12'' amp with Classic tube Emulation and Digital Effects


Two independent channels (one clean and one overdrive) offering three bands of active EQ, deliver all the tonal flexibility you need - and the 24 Bit digital effects, with awesome reverb, chorus, flange, and delay patches will make your sound rich and full.
Line out, headphone jack, effects loop, and footswitch jack round out the features of this great amp.


SX Series Classic Tube Emulation, awesome digital effects, famous X4 knobs, rich black vinyl covering and the brass red jewel light continue to make the American made SX Series one of the hottest amps on the market today! No one will know you're not using a tube amp. The reason is Carvin's exclusive "SX" Classic Tube Emulation which has received rave reviews through the years by such notable amp gurus as: David Hicks, Craig Anderton, and Pete Prown (not to mention the thousands of raving SX amp owners).

Emulation or Modeling? Unlike other “modeling” amps, the SX doesn’t just copy the sounds of other amplifiers – it actually emulates 12AX7 tube circuitry. The SX waveforms successfully “emulates” real tube waveforms that breathe and express warmth from a mild soft-clip to a full power soaked sustain. Pro players and industry gurus have stated that the SX Tube Emulator actually sounds better than many tube amps!


two channels – Clean and Distortion. Each channel has its own independent volume control for setting up equal levels quickly and easily. The SX200 and SX200H adds true “Dual Channel 1 & 2” capabilities allowing both channels to be played at the same time with different instruments.
Active Tone Controls All models feature Bass, Mid and Treble controls on both channels. The SX200 and SX200H goes even further by adding a Presence control to each channel for more high-end.


24-BIT EFFECTS Once you have your tone, add in just the right amount of lush reverbs, rich choruses, thick textured flanging and pristine echoes using fully adjustable parameters for damping, decay, depth, speed, time and regeneration–up to 256 24-Bit effects. The SX200 and SX200H adds a second digital processor dedicated to creating a lush, concert-hall reverb at the push of a button.


Smart Effects™ allows the use of a different effect setting for each channel. Once you’ve dialed in your effect settings on one channel, you can switch to the other channel and dial in a different effect. Smart Effects™ automatically stores your settings for each channel even after the amp is turned off.

SX MODELS The 50 watt SX50 with one heavy-duty 12” GT12 speaker is perfect for practice, small gigs or even large venues if you mic it. The SX100, SX200 and SX200H feature a full 100 watts RMS – plenty for most situations. All models feature the heavy-duty 100w GT12 speaker that provides awesome guitar reproduction – from clean to blues to scream’n metal. The SX200 features two 12” speakers for an even bigger sound. The SX200H head can be paired with either a 4x12 half stack or 8x12 full stack.


 


Title: What Kind Of Electric Amp Do You Use?
Post by: SR on May 09, 2004, 02:56:35 PM
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Technical Specs
 
Power amp: 50 watts - THD less than .1% at 50% power, Freq. Response: 20 to 20k Hz • True Dual channel design - clean and overdrive • "SX" Classic Tube Emulation with overdrive control - turn down the overdrive for 2 independent clean channels • Active 3 band EQ for each channel--Bass, Mid, Treble • DSP effects--Chorus, Reverb, Flanging & Echo • Optional foot switch for channel & DSP effects (On/Off) switching • Headphone & Pre-amp output jacks • Light weight - no particle board. • Covered in Black Lavant • SX50 Weight: 36 lbs.

 


Title: What Kind Of Electric Amp Do You Use?
Post by: HangFire on May 10, 2004, 01:07:51 PM
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Technical Specs
 
Power amp: 50 watts - THD less than .1% at 50% power, Freq. Response: 20 to 20k Hz • True Dual channel design - clean and overdrive • "SX" Classic Tube Emulation with overdrive control - turn down the overdrive for 2 independent clean channels • Active 3 band EQ for each channel--Bass, Mid, Treble • DSP effects--Chorus, Reverb, Flanging & Echo • Optional foot switch for channel & DSP effects (On/Off) switching • Headphone & Pre-amp output jacks • Light weight - no particle board. • Covered in Black Lavant • SX50 Weight: 36 lbs.
That's a lot of features packed into a small package!  I'll have to hear it sometime;-)


Title: What Kind Of Electric Amp Do You Use?
Post by: SR on May 13, 2004, 01:41:20 AM
If and when I do get it HangFire I'll get some sound clips up for ya (http://pages.prodigy.net/bestsmileys1/emoticons1/3Dbiggrinbandit.gif)


Title: What Kind Of Electric Amp Do You Use?
Post by: dbirchett on May 13, 2004, 02:26:34 AM
Fender Deluxe Reverb (1980). Fender Bronco (actually a Vibro-Champ) from 1970s. Kind of looking for Princeton Chorus.

Don


Title: What Kind Of Electric Amp Do You Use?
Post by: guard on May 16, 2004, 09:43:41 PM
peavy 5150 it sounds great it's just to bad it's only got 2 channels.  I would like to have a tripple rectifier but hey don't we all


Title: What Kind Of Electric Amp Do You Use?
Post by: Jim S on May 17, 2004, 05:45:33 AM
GUITAR: Soldano SLO-100 and Soldano X99

BASS:  Kern IP-777 preamp and Crown K2 power amp

(http://img56.photobucket.com/albums/v170/IntenseJim/Jim%20guitar%20bass%20amps/electric_guitar_rig.jpg)


Title: What Kind Of Electric Amp Do You Use?
Post by: wilfried on May 17, 2004, 12:07:29 PM
Vox AC15
beautiful amp...
 


Title: What Kind Of Electric Amp Do You Use?
Post by: HangFire on May 17, 2004, 03:59:54 PM
Man!  That's big picture you got there Jim S... :unsure:  


Title: What Kind Of Electric Amp Do You Use?
Post by: HangFire on May 17, 2004, 04:08:19 PM
Here's a pic of my Matchless Clubman 35.  It's the loudest 35 watts I've ever heard.  I bought this thing in 1995, had to special order it with the turquoise and black tolex.  Jimmy Vaughn was having all three of his green Clubmen made at the same time.

(http://www.libertybelles.org/l-03bw1sm.jpg)


Title: What Kind Of Electric Amp Do You Use?
Post by: Jim S on May 17, 2004, 04:24:09 PM
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Man!  That's big picture you got there Jim S... :unsure:
Big picture for big tone and big purchase price.

;)

Actually, I was negligent for not resizing to a more user friendly number of pixels or bytes. Sorry.


Title: What Kind Of Electric Amp Do You Use?
Post by: HangFire on May 17, 2004, 04:38:02 PM
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Man!  That's big picture you got there Jim S... :unsure:
Big picture for big tone and big purchase price.

;)

 
So what are the specs for that thing, and what does something like that set you back? :o  


Title: What Kind Of Electric Amp Do You Use?
Post by: Jim S on May 17, 2004, 05:29:48 PM
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Man!  That's big picture you got there Jim S... :unsure:
Big picture for big tone and big purchase price.

;)

 
So what are the specs for that thing, and what does something like that set you back? :o
The Soldano SLO head is 2 ch 100 watts and the X99 is all tube preampwith 128 channels switched by servo controlled motors. Very cool. When you change channels the knobs move in real time. Best of all is the great tone, superb gain, and it's extremely quiet with great s/n.

I bought the SLO head direct from Mike Soldano around 1990 for approximately $2200. That was just before he sold through stores. Now the same rack mount head would cost about $3500 or so.  THe X99 cost about $2k also but I got it used on Ebay for a very good price in 1999.  I've had the SLO for almost 15 years: no problems, very consistent tone.


Title: What Kind Of Electric Amp Do You Use?
Post by: HangFire on May 17, 2004, 06:24:04 PM
Man, that sounds like a monster amp, what kind of speakers are you using?


Title: What Kind Of Electric Amp Do You Use?
Post by: Jim S on May 17, 2004, 11:52:55 PM
Soldano 4x12 with Soldano speakers: good low end with tamed high end

Sometimes...Daedelus 2x10 with EV Force 10s  1/2 open 1/2 closed cab: very open sounding


Title: What Kind Of Electric Amp Do You Use?
Post by: chuck_forbes on May 22, 2004, 04:06:34 PM
Mesa Boogie Mark III Simulclass Combo (circa 1987) with 3/4 Closed Extension Cab with a 12" speaker, and a Holy Grail Reverb pedal. The overdrive on this amp is great.

The amp can run at 15Watts, or 100Watts, weighs about 90 lbs (ugh!!), and is something I'll never replace. Need to get a dolly though so I can move the sucker around.

-Chuck


Title: What Kind Of Electric Amp Do You Use?
Post by: HangFire on May 25, 2004, 12:14:57 PM
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Mesa Boogie Mark III Simulclass Combo (circa 1987) with 3/4 Closed Extension Cab with a 12" speaker, and a Holy Grail Reverb pedal. The overdrive on this amp is great.

The amp can run at 15Watts, or 100Watts, weighs about 90 lbs (ugh!!), and is something I'll never replace. Need to get a dolly though so I can move the sucker around.

-Chuck
I used to own a Mark II (circa 1982) one of the first to sport the black tolex and wicker cane grill, with matching open extension cab.  Two matching EV-SRO 12 speakers, talk about weighing a ton!  It was the 100/60 watt with reverb, and graphic eq.  That thing was really loud and HEAVY, can't believe all the gigs I would carry that thing to. (whew!) :o