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#1 Kurt Russell

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 02:47 AM

I just got a deal on a 2 year old Orange AD140 that i'm excited about, Loud cleans here i come! I was thinking about being modest and getting the AD30, however i found the AD140 for cheaper. SO FUCK YEA.
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Posted 14 April 2009 - 02:59 AM

I have a Fender Blues Jr, Peavy Bandit 112, and Orange Crush 15R.

The Blues Jr is definitely my main amp. I would like to make some changes to it though. Maybe try some mods, change the speaker, tubes etc. Hopefully I can get started on that stuff this summer. I would also like to get a cab to run into.

The Peavy is my first amp. I think it is a pretty good solid state amp. Good for really clean jazz tones.

I got the Orange Crush for free. It's pretty good for a little practice amp.
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Posted 14 April 2009 - 03:08 AM

i have a small yamaha amp that is like
87 years old


it is better than anything any of you own



i also have a loud as fuck bass amp


which is not as cool
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Posted 14 April 2009 - 03:11 AM

I have a wish list of amps that I will own throughout my life, I hope to decorate all of the rooms of my house with an amp.
My orange is my dream amp, however I also would like a Mesa Triple Recto for metal-ing out.
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Posted 14 April 2009 - 03:15 AM

I have a marshall jcm-2000, it sounds good... If I could trade up, I would definitely go for Bogner or diezel amps.
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Posted 14 April 2009 - 03:42 AM

My first amp was an Orange Crush amp, 20 watts, I think it is. I almost never use it anymore.

My main amp is a 1981 Ampeg V4 running into a shitty, cheap Marshall 2x12 cab. I'm planning on getting better speakers or just a better cab altogether, but it's not a priority and I'm kinda broke lately.

I would love to have one of the old Orange OR series amps, but that's never going to happen and they're always really expensive. Besides, the only real reason I want one is because I want to be Wata or something.
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Posted 14 April 2009 - 03:45 AM

i want a roland microcube
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Posted 14 April 2009 - 03:53 AM

I wish they continued the head version of the Roland Jazz Chorus.
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Posted 14 April 2009 - 03:55 AM

i really really want an Orange stack

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 03:58 AM

All of her equipment is really nice. She's one of the few guitarists that make me envious.
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Posted 14 April 2009 - 04:03 AM

i have a small yamaha amp that is like
87 years old


it is better than anything any of you own



i also have a loud as fuck bass amp


which is not as cool

I've played a few Yamaha amps that were pretty badass.

I have a marshall jcm-2000, it sounds good... If I could trade up, I would definitely go for Bogner or diezel amps.

Don't go with Bogner. From my experience, they sound so sterile.
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#12 GLG

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 04:11 AM

Here's my amp history:

Squier Frontman Practice amp (from the Squier Strat pack) {upgraded}

Marshall Valvestate 40 watt combo {traded along with other miscellaneous gear for my Melody Maker}

Fender Twin Reverb Reissue {sold}

Orange Rocker 30 head (w/ Marshall 1936 2x12 closed-back cab) {sold}

Frenzel FM-5E3 Deluxe Plus head (w/ Marshall 2x12) {sold}

1972 Fender Super Reverb (Silverface modded to Blackface specs) {sold}

Current set-up:
1967 Fender Showman head [Silverface w/ Drip-Edge] (w/ matching 1x15 cab)

1968 Fender Showman head [Silverface w/ Drip-Edge] (w/ matching 2x12 cab)
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#13 Ender

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 04:24 AM

i like fender amps
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Posted 14 April 2009 - 04:48 AM

i think its safe to say i have the best amp on the forum

1971 fender twin reverb
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its like the coolest thing ive ever owned
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Posted 14 April 2009 - 04:54 AM

i like love fender amps



i think its safe to say i have the best amp on the forum

1971 fender twin reverb
:cool:

its like the coolest thing ive ever owned

Ummm....

1967 Fender Showman head [Silverface w/ Drip-Edge] (w/ matching 1x15 cab)

1968 Fender Showman head [Silverface w/ Drip-Edge] (w/ matching 2x12 cab)


Has yours been Blackfaced? And does it have a Master Volume? Those are two important questions in my mind. I don't doubt you have a fine amp, and obviously we're all likely to say ours is the best.
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Posted 14 April 2009 - 05:01 AM

The Fender Twin Reverbs are certainly nice, but its role is extremely limited, albeit it being one of the best of what it tries to do. Saying that a 1971 Twin Reverb is the best amp on this forum is hilarious though, considering that the Silverface era amps are generally considered to be inferior to the Blackface amps.

Isn't the Fender Showman a head version of the Twin Reverb with a couple other things? When I was buying my second amp I was divided between a Showman or a V4, but I got a much better deal for the V4 so I went for it instead.
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Posted 14 April 2009 - 05:09 AM

i like love fender amps



i think its safe to say i have the best amp on the forum

1971 fender twin reverb
:cool:

its like the coolest thing ive ever owned

Ummm....

1967 Fender Showman head [Silverface w/ Drip-Edge] (w/ matching 1x15 cab)

1968 Fender Showman head [Silverface w/ Drip-Edge] (w/ matching 2x12 cab)


Has yours been Blackfaced? And does it have a Master Volume? Those are two important questions in my mind. I don't doubt you have a fine amp, and obviously we're all likely to say ours is the best.

oh i didnt read your post lol. cool fucking amps bro

mines silver faced, no master volume, they started putting master volumes on in 1972
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#18 GLG

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 05:12 AM

The Fender Twin Reverbs are certainly nice, but its role is extremely limited, albeit it being one of the best of what it tries to do. Saying that a 1971 Twin Reverb is the best amp on this forum is hilarious though, considering that the Silverface era amps are generally considered to be inferior to the Blackface amps.

Isn't the Fender Showman a head version of the Twin Reverb with a couple other things? When I was buying my second amp I was divided between a Showman or a V4, but I got a much better deal for the V4 so I went for it instead.

Yeah, the Showman is the Twin in head form. Mine are Silverface on the outside, but it was during the transitional period, so it's 100% Blackface electronics.

I agree. All our opinions are going to be subjective. And yes, the all-clean Fender Twin schematic is limiting, but I've come to my own personal conclusion that the distortion/OD channel of a multi-channel amp generally isn't very useful.



I'm sure the V4 is great, too.
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Posted 14 April 2009 - 05:14 AM

twins started going downhill when they put the master volumes on them
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Posted 14 April 2009 - 05:18 AM

The V4 fills in the same niche as the Twin Reverb, and the Showman Head was like $700 more expensive, so the choice was kinda obvious for me.
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