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

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by flimbo, Dec 10, 2017.

  1. sergiodeblanc

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

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    Oh snap! It’s heating up! Four man cage match, and there can only be one champion.... I’m putting my money on me... or Howie... or maybe Les, he’s got stamina.
     
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  2. Boogie

    Boogie SuperD

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  3. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules New and improved member

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    Nah, don't want to do anything to discourage someone who is new to this forum, or someone who just doesn't have the disposable income that others do. (my tongue is bleeding though for those subscribed to the cage match)
     
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  4. g.wizz

    g.wizz Nabs

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    Due to decibel restrictions I switched from my mini Mark v 25 to the Hotone diamond mojo 5 watt mini head
    with an assortment of dirt pedals (Bogner Lagrange, Dod looking glass and JRockett Archer), it's heavenly.
     
  5. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    No. I’d be a crappy sounding version of myself, and I’d be bummed as hell. I’d be frustrated and it would hinder my work. Also my clients are pretty picky.

    A substantial investment isn’t necessary for good tone. There are plenty of excellent cheap amps on the market.

    I don’t play an SE, but they’re fine guitars that deserve care in amp selection.

    I’ll grant you that I’m biased toward tube amps, but they needn’t be expensive. If you like solid state and modeling amps, more power to you.

    A couple of years ago PRS did a blog article about my work and how I use their amps. I’m still using these as my primary amps, and I love them to death. I do my best to give clients the best tone I can, even though production video changes come so fast nowadays that chasing picture means it’s necessary to write quickly and work “in the box.”

    http://www.prsguitars.com/index.php/blog/post/les_schefman_how_i_use_prs_amps_to_make_a_living
     
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  6. elvis

    elvis Hamfisted String Banger

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    Cool beans
     
  7. pac90

    pac90 In Helix Land, the waters warm

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    He did ask what us peasants use, and I think everyone will agree your more like the laird sitting in the big house with those fancy boxes ;)

    another boss katana user, perfect for home family friendly volumes, and ridiculously priced for us field workers
     
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  8. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    I did suggest the very reasonably priced Sonzeras.

    They’re terrific amps at any price, but they’re a steal considering that they sound quite good.
     
    #68 LSchefman, Dec 15, 2017
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  9. sergiodeblanc

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

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    Which are like, only three burritos more $$$ than a new SE CU24. ;)
     
  10. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    I love the concept of burritos being a monetary standard. :)
     
  11. pac90

    pac90 In Helix Land, the waters warm

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    Hot beans
     
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  12. Boogie

    Boogie SuperD

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    Holy gastrointestinal currency, Batman! Taco Bell’s stock just went up. o_O

    My fretboard may have smelled like a Burrito Supreme at one time or another in the past.
     
  13. bodia

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

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    Taco Bell?! :confused: No wonder you don't have a Santana yet :p
     
  14. bodia

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

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    I could totally do three burritos!
     
  15. garrett

    garrett knows just enough to be dangerous

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    Good tube tone doesn't have to cost a lot. $500 will get you a used Blues Deluxe or Hot Rod Deluxe all day, every day. Either is an amp you can do anything with for a very long time. I bought mine new with money from my first-ever job when I was 16. It's 22 years later, and I use that same amp now more than ever. A worthwhile investment.
     
  16. Glide-bpm

    Glide-bpm We were small but we were slow...

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    Helix and a Xitone MBritt or Mission Engineering Gemini 1 or 2... They look like and amp and move air like an amp, but with FRFR coaxial drivers...

    I rarely turn a tube amp on anymore, and I was an unadulterated Tube Snob for years!
     
  17. g.wizz

    g.wizz Nabs

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    Lovely informative read as always Les.
     
  18. Alan Manning

    Alan Manning Well Love a Duck Mary Poppins.!!!

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    I mess around with an old Fender Frontman, a little Pignose, I also have a Blackstar I'D core and the Sonzera 20 which I'm loving and couldn't recommend highly enough in it's price range.!!!
     
  19. Ekometti

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    Mesa Royal Atlantic with a 1 x 12 wine and wicker cab. I use a cabclone with it as well form time to time.
     
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  20. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules New and improved member

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    My two main amps are a Roland Micro Cube and a Fedner Mustang Mini. I stand for the little people!

    (And the little amps)
     
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