Do Cute Amps Matter?

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  1. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Cool as f!
     
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  2. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules Navin R. Johnson

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    And named after a really wild movie!
     
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  3. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Sorry, did you say something about an amp? I was distracted by that luscious quilt!
     
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  4. Jo-

    Jo- f-hole lover

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    It is a nice quilt for a CE, isn't it. Unfortunately she's faded a lot and doesn't look quite as vibrant a colour as before.
     
  5. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    But the quilt won’t fade;)
     
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  6. Jo-

    Jo- f-hole lover

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    It does sound great, I usually run it with the old PRS HG70 4x12 Extension cab. That cab sounds fab!
     
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  7. Bill SAS 513

    Bill SAS 513 Just another old guy in a T-shirt

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    I'd seen really well made Guitar cabinet(s) in Carter's Vintage in Nashville, not cheap, but Beautiful...
    and to answer the question, a resounding YES!!! I needed a seafoam Dr Z head, even before I knew which model it was, as long as it wasn't a model already in the room.
    And Les, I proudly call my man-cave "Radon Studios"...My wife hates it, and I'm a bit of a hoarder (she hates that, too!!!).
     
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  8. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    I love that name! As you know, I call mine Studio Craptastic. However, I’m putting in a few small improvements, so I may have to rename it Studio Semi-craptastic.
     
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  9. Serious Poo

    Serious Poo Shoegazing Member

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    IMHO, pretty is as pretty does. Most of my gear is utilitarian, but I have picked up a couple of pretty amps & cabs along the way. They inspire me in different ways, sort of like Ginger & MaryAnn. YMMV...

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  10. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules Navin R. Johnson

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    Which model Louis Electric amp is that? And, are they are great as they say?

    Also- Ginger! :D
     
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  11. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Man, those are sexy!
     
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  12. Serious Poo

    Serious Poo Shoegazing Member

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    That’s a Louis Electric SwingKing w/ two 10” speakers. It’s basically an old Tweed Pro with a souped up preamp section. Crazy great amplifier.
     
  13. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    If I kept my amps in cases in my studio, I wouldn't need cute amps. But I'd need cute road cases.
     
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  14. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    I’ve decided that cute lamps matter almost as much as cute amps.

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    Yes, I am indeed a sucker for Pottery Barn.
     
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  15. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    In my own defense, however, things have changed an awful lot since I got into the studio business. Back in 1990, when I started putting together a serious enough studio to compete in the world of ad music, I had 5 racks of hardware processors, analog synths, a big analog mixing console, two analog tape machines (multitrack and mastering deck) synchronized to an analog 3/4” U-Matic video deck via hardware synchronizers (no one even knows what those are any more), and all those oodles of things looked mighty impressive. Who needed decor?

    Now, my music world is “in the box.” Everything cool in my studio except my amps is invisible. It’s freakin’ software. It shows up on a screen.

    Today I treated my studio to a lovely set of orchestral samples from the Berlin Strings. Gorgeous sounding stuff.

    Can’t see it when you come into the studio. You know, that kind of sucks. They should let you download a certificate in addition to the samples. The certificate should say, “If you know what this doofus spent on invisible orchestral samples, you wouldn’t think his studio was quite so craptastic.”

    But they don’t do that. So today’s studio rat needs amps. And lamps. I’ve become something of a studio interior decorator for want of something interesting for clients to look at when they stop over.

    I could add that it needs tramps, but that’s such a dated expression. ;)
     
  16. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Is that an Apothecary Table from the days of Yore?!;)
     
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  17. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    How about they send you a beautiful ornate wooden plaque (no not your teeth). That would (wood?) look cool!
     
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  18. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    For the money I laid out, they should do that, and it would be nice if it also was large enough to work as an acoustic diffuser!
     
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  19. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    It isn't, but I want one. It'd be a great place to store microphones.
     
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  20. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    It was my Phoeble attempt at humour!

     
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