Do you have all of those amps?I love amps and I also love my two Kemper rigs. These are some of my favorites that I really enjoy playing on.
- PRS - Archon - I love the gain and clean channels. At volume it really has a nice heavy gain sound that I like.
- Bogner Überschall - Possibly my all time favorite Gain sound. So unique sounding to me. I sense a little Uber in the Archon as well.
- Bogner XTC Classic - Lovely and versatile amp for all kinds of things. It doesn't excel at the heavies I usually play but is an amazing amp
- Cornford RK 100 - Straight up amp that delivers the Rock and 80's metal tones. Handles a boost well and cleans up nice if needed.
- Diezel VH4 - Another great all around amp covering all kinds of territory. Great loops and tracks like a champ.
- Mako Dorado - Another great amp that is similar to the Uberschall and the Archon. If you combined those two you would have the Dorado.
- Fryette Deliverance 120 - No frills, tight, crisp monster of an amp. Sits well and delivers on the crunch to higher gain spectrum.
- Bogner Helios Eclipse - Fun amp, nice feel. Simple clean and wonderful gain tones. Very versatile!
- Diezel Herbert - Best low volume gain tones in any amp. Amazing power section. Cleans that rival most anything. Rock to Brutal, its aces!
- Wizard Modern Classic - Rock and metal beast. Loud, tight, articulate. Nothing hits the chest harder. At volume it is an experience!!
- Roccaforte HG 100 - Hiwatt like in a way but way more gain. Loud, articulate and built like a tank. Great rock/metal amp and loves boosts.
- Custom Audio OD 100 SE+ - A lead players dream. Fantastic cleans, great crunch and higher gain tones. Rock Royalty IMO.
- Mesa Mark V - A Beast of an amp. Love the gains and cleans. Takes time to learn it but it is all in there. Lifetime amp for me.
- Suhr Scott Henderson Plexi - What else needs to be said, aside from it also having an effects loop. 60's, 70's, 80's rock heaven.
- Soldano SLO 100 - Beautiful amp worthy of its praise. I have a double dirty one off that is a lifer for me. Rock Royalty lead players dream.
- Friedman BE-100 - Everything you want from a hotrod Marshall tone and more. Feature rich, great under the fingers. Really fun to play!
I do and a bunch more I didn't list.Do you have all of those amps?
You are preaching to the choir my brother! Can I get an Amen?!You are out of control!
I went through the amp-go-round for a few years, but never to that degree. I had multiple Mesa's and a few others, that got "cut" when I found the Archon and ATMA. I've been pretty happy with the ATMA for a small amp, but the Archon still rules all for me.
That said, you have at least 4-5 of my bucket list amps on that list. Uber and XTC for sure, SLO most definitely, and maybe the BE100. Those and a Splawn QuickRod would be my "if I had room for all those" purchases.
you get one from me. hallelujah and a hell yeah.
Side question: Why do you need all these amps... IF tone is really in the fingers???I do and a bunch more I didn't list.
In the early 70's I had a Hiwatt DR 103.
Nothing else I've had has even come close.
It is the amplifier of the Gods.
That being said, my favorite of the ones I still own
is a 1964 BF Fender Deluxe non reverb.
The Kemper has seen the most use over past several years, where I focus on Marshall-based profiles from MBritt. But THE amp of amps for me is the PRS Super Dallas. Yes, I still have the MkIII and a couple others, but the SuperD saw several years of gigging. It is resilient, consistent, well built, and has that 3D sound found in many boutique amps (make no mistake, any PRS CAD amp is a handmade boutique amp). The pedalboard of mystical mojo perfection also pushed the amp into its sweet spot, which is the understatement of the year.
Can’t say enough about the older PRS amps. Doug and Jeff are masters of the amp universe and I’m SO fortunate to have experienced their art.
I don't get rid of much. I am not one that has to try everything and ends up buying the same amp 4 times because I didn't give it a fair chance. Some people are like that. I am not one of them. I have been in the game a long time so I grab what I like and roll with it.I went through the amp-go-round for a few years, but never to that degree. I had multiple Mesa's and a few others, that got "cut" when I found the Archon and ATMA. I've been pretty happy with the ATMA for a small amp, but the Archon still rules all for me.
Since when does need ever come into this equation?That said, you have at least 4-5 of my bucket list amps on that list. Uber and XTC for sure, SLO most definitely, and maybe the BE100. Those and a Splawn QuickRod would be my "if I had room for all those" purchases.
Before I got the Archon, I was trying to get an Uber, but got caught up in the "this one kills on the OD channel but the clean channel sucks" vs. "this has the new upgraded clean channel but the gain channel isn't as tight" and all that crap with the different versions. I ALMOST had a trade made for one.
That said, I'm so happy with what I have now, that probably only an HX/DA, QuickRod, certain models of Shiva, and more likely now, one of the new lower watt versions of the SLO (30) or Bogner 3534. I just don't need 100 watt amps.
If you gotta go, that isn't a bad way to go at all.Archon!
Loved my Atma, too. But, I decided one tube amp, and the Kemper Stage would be my "stuff".
Honestly, nobody made or even asked me to sell off all the amps I had a couple years ago, but I don't turn them up enough to warrant having 10-15 high powered tube amps. 90% of my playing is after my wife goes to bed, so it's lower volume playing with my modeler.Since when does need ever come into this equation?
The Quick Rod was one I let go. Very stiff and bland to me. The newer ones are much better. I love my Shiva KT88 w/reverb. Cool amp!