What amp do us peasants play our SE's through?

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  1. AkiraSpectrum

    AkiraSpectrum New Member

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    Since i'm not in a band any longer I'm just using Line 6 Helix Native.
    If I had a band to play with again it would be my Peavey 5150 2x12 combo, or my Crate GLX65 1x12 combo if I'm lazy.
     
  2. alantig

    alantig SSBMA

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    But he's right - same amps I play everything else through. Archon, 2-channel C, Orange Dark Terror Jim Root, Budda SD-18, Fender Champ, software or an Adrenalinn III.
     
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  3. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    DG 30.... what?
     
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  4. Boogie

    Boogie SuperD

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    The amp that also shares the name of where I was born...Super Dallas. There could be more that I’m withholding. :oops:
     
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  5. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules New and improved member

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    Sorry, OT I know, but that's a beautiful amp! I'd love to have that!
     
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  6. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules New and improved member

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    Ok, that does it. There are no secrets here! I'm sending Sergio to your house now, and we WILL know the truth!
     
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  7. ScottR

    ScottR If nobody saw it, it didn't happen.

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    Now you've done it...The monkeys outta the bottle man...ya can't just put it back in. This is bad...
     
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  8. fender1punk

    fender1punk Certified Guitar Hoarder

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    Mustang GT100 when the wife's home. Otherwise it's either a Mesa Boogie mini rectifier or a heavily modified Hot Rod Deluxe.
     
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  9. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Wholeheartedly concur!

    I’ve played a small tube amp for the last 25 years and they’re so versatile.

    Simple to control, no uploads of software.

    Helps you find your own sound without trying emulate someone who had they’re own journey of tone!
     
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  10. drdoom8793

    drdoom8793 THAT guy at Chick-fil-A

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    Kemper through a 2x12 Port City Cab.
     
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  11. shinksma

    shinksma What? I get a title?

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    If I was starting out, and didn't know about the Archons or Sonzeras, I might get pulled into the Backstar or Orange Amp line of inexpensive stuff.

    But knowing about the Sonzera - that is where I would start, if I couldn't find a 25W Archon combo for a good deal.
     
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  12. garrett

    garrett knows just enough to be dangerous

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    I've played every guitar I've owned since '95 through my Fender Blues Deluxe. It's a solid amp that's great for club gigging. It has a nice clean base tone that gets plenty loud and you can color it however you like with pedals.

    I also love the Yamaha THR10. It's a great little tool for bedroom playing.
     
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  13. elvis

    elvis Hamfisted String Banger

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    There is wisdom here. I started my gigging life with a '65 Deluxe Reverb. Colored with pedals (and I was a metal player). A single-channel amp that sounds great is a good place to start. Look at Andy Timmons - these days he uses a couple dirt pedals into the clean channel of a good amp.

    I haven't been able to play the Sonzera, but that may not be the best tone for everyone. Archon 25 would be a good alternative.
     
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  14. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    I’m all about the clean amp and pedals thing!
     
  15. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules New and improved member

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    The mans compassion knows know boundaries. Thanks to Elvis, my Archon is as beautiful on the outside as it is on the inside.
     
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  16. elvis

    elvis Hamfisted String Banger

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    Lies. All lies. I am the devil's half step-cousin.
     
  17. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules New and improved member

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    I thought I'd had a strange an uncontrollable urge to play White Zombie tunes since I got that package! Hmmmm...
     
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  18. Dirty_Boogie

    Dirty_Boogie Still got the ol' tagger on it

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    Boss Katana 100, but currently looking for a used Blackstar HT 20. I prefer to get my distortion out of a tube amp, and fine tune to taste with a Boss graphic EQ in the effects loop and/or an OD pedal hitting the front.
     
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  19. Ovibos

    Ovibos Unsure why all necks aren't rosewood

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    My Joyo AT Drive (timmons clone I think) is my goto pedal for "someone else's amp" and getting a good crunch. It's also teeny and easy to take along.
     
  20. flux

    flux 594 & CU24

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    Couldn't agree more, great advice. I toted around a first-gen Hot Rod Deluxe on and off for 20 years, same approach but with a halfway usable drive channel for some material, and a wee bit more headroom than its little brothers. Great glossy clean channels on those suckers for the price point, they always cut through like a champion, but still sound pretty fat and warm at low volume. They're also so ubiquitous on the used market you can scoop and score.
     
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