The Amp you use

Discussion in 'Amplifiers' started by Steven Lafferty, Aug 17, 2019.

  1. Shreve

    Shreve Katzenjammer Kid

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    They’re little monsters. Plug a 4x12 ext. cab into one for major fun! Mine’s green also, but I always thought the plaid one’s were cool. :cool:
     
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  2. Sonic Blue 55

    Sonic Blue 55 New Member

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    PRS 50 watt H head into : Dan Armstrong Cerwin Vega 12” or Jensen MOD 12”
    Blackface Handwired 1980 Deluxe Reverb 12” Ted Weber Signature
    Victoria Tweed Deluxe with 12” Jensen
    1958 Fender Tweed Deluxe with 12” vintage mystery speaker
    Tech21 Classic 65
     
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  3. Logan21063

    Logan21063 New Member

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    Splawn Nitro (Favourite)
    Diezel VH4
    Mesa Mark V 25

    Mesa 4x12 Tradtional
    Mesa 2x12 Rectifier Horizontal
    Marshall 1960AX
     
  4. Herr Squid

    Herr Squid I was severely impressed

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    Lemme hear a "Retro Sunday!!!" For some reason I did a thing I haven't done since about 1989, which was to crank the rhythm 2 channel gain, push up the treble a little bit, and let 'er rip. Much to my surprise, this led to a whole lotta Rush riffage: "Driven," "Time and Motion," "Far Cry," and "2112."

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  5. AJB1965

    AJB1965 New Member

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    Current Rig: A big pedalboard with a Marshall Origin 20C

    I'm actually looking to get something higher gain to get rid of some of these od pedals. MT-15, Archon 25, Laney IRT30112 or Blackstar HT 60MKII are all potentials.
     
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  6. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    I recorded exactly that combination on a record I produced (though it was a combo with the internal speakers disconnected, hooked up to a late ‘60s cab). Magic.

    But also sublime with Celestion blues.

    Like an AC30, they do get loud! But what a sound.
     
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  7. Bill SAS 513

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

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    So after a couple weeks, and reading MT-15 threads, and the origination of this thread, I went back and messed with the PRS MT-15. I gotta say, it really does have killer cleans, too!!!
    (Of course, the killer CRUNCH goes without saying!!) Comparing it to a couple Z's, I think that's saying a lot!!! I run all the heads through a Dr Z "Z-Best" 2 X 12 and they get crazy loud.
    Kudos for the MT-15!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  8. Boogie

    Boogie SuperD

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    I remember when my gear was this clean. :) Aw, who am I fooling...no I don’t. :(

    That is just beautiful, bud!
     
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  9. AJB1965

    AJB1965 New Member

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    Question for you sir, if one was to get the MT15 and accompanying PRS 112 cab would that be loud enough for a band situation? My 20 watt origin (1x10) barely gets by. For a bunch of AARP card carrying old guys, we get pretty loud lol.
     
  10. Bill SAS 513

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

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    I can say the MT-15 is plenty loud enough for pretty much any band setting I have ever been through, thru the 2X12 .
    The head should be fine...I would try it through the 1 X 12 and see what you think...but I know the head can handle it.
     
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  11. Boogie

    Boogie SuperD

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    Bill, how’s the clean headroom in your application?
     
  12. Bill SAS 513

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

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    Pretty huge...but I am just a basement dweller...so playing loudly isn't something I do regularly. I keep it on 1/2 power and its still crazy loud.
    However, I did try it at the store, prior to purchase, and it was really loud, with minimal breakup on the Clean side.
    Now, on the crunchy side, I had a tough time taming it!!! (in a good way!!!)
     
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  13. strat63

    strat63 New Member

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    I've been playing a Mesa Fillmore 50 a lot lately with great results. I find I use the mid gain setting the most and it sounds best turned up about half way. Not the typical Boogie sound but I have that covered with a Mark V.

    I'm also a huge fan of Matchless amps for my single coil guitars. I've owned many but my favorites have been the Cheiftain and the Spitfire.

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  14. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    I run my Fillmore that way also, though I do like the other two modes.
     
  15. LackingWit

    LackingWit Newer member, experienced lurker

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    I’ve been playing through my Tungsten Crema Wheat since I got it several months back. I switched out the Celestion that came in it for an Eminence L’il Texas. It shed 5 pounds, added 3db (IIRC) of efficiency, and tweaked the tone slightly—moderated just enough glassiness and tightened up the bass a bit. It’s 22 or 23 pounds. It’s lighter than any other amp I’ve ever had, except my Peavey Backstage (from 1981(?)). It’s cathode biased. Switching between 6V6s, 5881s, and 6L6s is as easy as changing a light bulb. With 6L6s and the efficiency of the L’il Texas it’s probably louder than any other amp that I’ve owned, except the Peavey Deuce (from high school to early college—so heavy!), clean or beyond.

    I also have a PRRI, Custom Vibrolux Reverb, and a Mark V:35.

    I think I’ll always keep the PRRI, but I’m not missing the others. The Tungsten CW is exactly how I want an amp to sound.
     
  16. alantig

    alantig SSBMA

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    I posted a video some time ago where I measured the SPL from my MT-15 using an iPhone app. About ten feet from my PRS 2x12. I had to wear headphones to cut the sound down enough to do it, but I was getting 110-112db easily.
     
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  17. JonW

    JonW ...as seen in the PRS company magazine

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    I got myself a Bad Cat Lynx 50 and I'm in heaven
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  18. andy474x

    andy474x Knows the Drill

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    Custom 50
    MT15
    Marshall Origin 20
    Fender ‘68 Custom Vibrolux
    Bitmo Mod Valve Jr

    I like all of my amps, but the Custom 50 is the amp. I modded mine (slightly) to tighten up the bass on the whole amp, and add some treble to the lead channel, as it was a warm and thick sound before, and really still can be, but I like more bite and now it gets that. I just couldn’t resist tweaking it, because it’s at the perfect intersection of quality and features, and now that it does exactly what I want tonally, it’s perfect.
     
  19. markd21

    markd21 New Member

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    DUDE!!! I LOVE the Roadstar. Which model is that?
     
  20. markd21

    markd21 New Member

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    Here's some stuff I have used over the years that led me to greatly enjoying the Helix. Greatly enjoying the Helix helped me realize I like Vox style amps, but not Vox amps, which led me to Bad Cat, which aside from Helix is the tube amp I use these days. But anyway, here are the rigs I experienced over the years....(in no particular order):

    1973-1974 Silverface Twin Reverb

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    1958 Fender Bassman

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    1965 Fender Bassman

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    Marshall Artist 30/1936, Egnater Tweaker 40, 1963 Fender Tremolux, Rivera M60/Rivera cabs

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    1964 Fender Vibro Champ head, Egnater Tweaker 15, Roland GP-8

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    MIDI controlled Rack-of-Doom centered around an Egnater Tweaker 40/1936 cab

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    Wall of Riveras, Egnater Tweaker 15, Fender Tremolux

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    Bad Cat HC30R/1x12 cab/Cub IVR combo

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