So, what amps do you own?

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riggles
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Re: So, what amps do you own?

Post by riggles » Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:42 pm

Mark III red stripe
Mark IV B
Electra Dyne
JCM800 2204

All in rackmount frames. Always on the lookout for another rackmount gem.
Mark III (red stripe)
Electra Dyne
Recto Rack
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Sold: Mark IV, Studio Pre, Mark V:25

woodbutcher65
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Re: So, what amps do you own?

Post by woodbutcher65 » Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:27 am

In the past week I've added my first Marshalls to my growing amp collection.
The first is a 1977 JMP 2203 master volume model, 100 watts.
The second is a 1973 JMP 1959 4 input model, no master volume, also 100 watts. (Same model as EVH's original Marshalls, just a few years newer.)

The 2203 is good to go right now. It's a HOOT. The louder it gets, the better it sounds. There's no point in playing it with the master volume under 2. It really starts pouring out its heart up around 4. Marshalls are unlike anything else in my collection.

The 1959 is a restoration candidate. It's nearly all original and what little mods have been done to it are fully reversible. There's not one extra hole in it. It shall be as it was in 1973.

The others...
Mesa: SOB, Triple Recto Solo head, Mark III DRGX, Rocket 44
Fender: Silverface 1978 Twin Reverb, Silverface 1980 Pro Reverb, 1982 Super Twin Reverb.
Modellers: Behringer Bass V-Amp Pro, Fractal Audio Axe-FX II

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Re: So, what amps do you own?

Post by Headache » Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:28 pm

Rocking a Marshall TSL 100

Also a Marshall DSL 100 the new style.

Mesa Boogie 50 caliber plus.

Roland xl 40 for bedroom practice.

Traded and sold off Peavey 6505+, boss Katana head, Peavey XXL, Marshall mf350, various crate and Marshall avt heads.

woodbutcher65
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Re: So, what amps do you own?

Post by woodbutcher65 » Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:27 pm

Amps come and amps go. I've changed my lineup substantially in the last couple of months.

Leaving the collection in the last year:
Mesa Triple Recto Solo Head no. 1
Mesa Triple Recto Solo Head no. 2
Mesa Mark III Black Dot DRGX
Mesa Rocket 44
Marshall 2203, 1977 vintage (sad to sell it, sold only because someone offered me a very handsome price for it. I'll get another one.)
Marshall MG100HCFX half stack
Marshall MA50 half stack
Fender silverface 1979 Twin Reverb
Fender silverface 1982 Super Twin Reverb

Coming to the collection in the same time period: (Which I still own)
Marshall 1959 Super Lead, 1973 vintage (now fully restored)
Marshall 1959 Super Lead, 1970 vintage (to be fully restored, it will be a more involved process.)
Mesa Mark III 100 watt Blue Stripe widebody head (a pristine example and an utter beast of an amp)
Two Marshall Lead 12s, one a head and the other a combo

Those add to what else I already had:
1978 Fender silverface Pro Reverb (my favorite Fender ever)
1980 Mesa SOB 60 watt head (simple, raw, and revoiced to be like a Marshall JTM45 with more gain)
Fractal Audio Systems Axe-FX II modeller

allbutromeo
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Re: So, what amps do you own?

Post by allbutromeo » Sun Jun 21, 2020 4:26 pm

Primarily use a MkV or Electra Dyne, occasionally use my Marshall JCM900 50w Dual Reverb and Supro 1600 Supreme. Also own a Marshall Sl5, a Peavey 3120 and Windsor studio

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Re: So, what amps do you own?

Post by sevildog » Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:47 am

Right now:

Mesa Boogie Lonestar Classic 212
Mesa Boogie Lonestar Special 212
Mesa Boogie Maverick 212
Mesa Boogie Blue Angel 410
Roland JC120
Roland AC90


and I am working on buying a Mesa Boogie Stiletto Ace 212

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Re: So, what amps do you own?

Post by bandit2013 » Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:33 am

My amp collection has grown over the past few years.

Mesa Boogie amps: JP-2C, TC-50, TC-100, Royal Atlantic 100 head, Royal Atlantic 100 combo, Roadster, Multi-watt Dual Rec, California Tweed, Mark V 90W. I would have to say my two best favorite amps are the two Royal Atlantics running in parallel with some stereo effects shared by both amps (strymon big sky, Boss EQ200 and Boss DD200). Sometimes I use just the Mesa Switch track or may even use a Lehle P-Split II or III. May even try a blend of 4 amps each in parallel using the Mesa switch track and two P-splits.

Other Brands: Marshall Silver Jubilee 2555x (reissue) head, have a Jubilee 412 cab on the way. Fender made EVH 5150 IIIS EL34 100W head.
I have been using one of my Mesa standard slant front 412 cabs for the two amps that I bought for use with the Multi-watt Dual rec. I have a specific modified cab for use with the Roadster or JP-2C (this amp works well with any cab). I have an Egnator traditional sized 412 that I loaded with 8 ohm Celestion creambacks G12H75 but may change that over to a pair of CB75 and a pair of Cream Alnico 90W 16 ohm speakers. That combination may sound good in a closed back cab (assumed) but the blend of the CB and CAlnico90 did work well in the RA100 combo.

The most rewarding amp combination I have tried to date was the JP-2C + Silver Jubilee. The Silver Jubilee is a bit crude and narrow focused but blends amazingly well with the JP-2C full tone character.

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Re: So, what amps do you own?

Post by Dr. Tweedbucket » Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:03 pm

Too many, I've been selling a bunch off. :evil:

I have a couple of Hiwatt DR103s mid 70s stuff.
Reeves Studio/Stage
Orange Retro 50
Orange SS 35w practice combo
Orange Tiny Terror head
Mesa TA15, 2 of em
Mesa LSS
Mesa Roadster for a little while longer
Mesa mini Rectifier
73 Marshall JMP Superlead 100W
Fender Deluxe 5E3 clone
Fender 57 Champ reissue

Probably some others that I'm forgetting :arrow:
Tone is in the AMP ! !1 !!

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Re: So, what amps do you own?

Post by pmac11 » Tue Aug 25, 2020 6:17 pm

Mesa F50 combo
Quilter 101 Mini
Tiny Giant 20W (Taylor Livingston)
1956 Gibson GA40

woodbutcher65
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Re: So, what amps do you own?

Post by woodbutcher65 » Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:15 pm

I've made several changes since last time I posted. My latest acquisition is a Marshall JTM45 head. (First reissue, late 90s.)

The Twin Reverb and the Super Twin Reverb are gone.

I added a Blackstar JJN20 head which is a LOT of fun.

The Marshall DSL100 and MA50 and MG100HCFX half stacks are gone.

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Eevil
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Re: So, what amps do you own?

Post by Eevil » Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:33 pm

Some changes... Only Bogner XTC Classic + Mesa 4x12 trad slanted and Mesa ED 1x12 Combo left :)
Current:
- Bogner XTC
- Electra-Dyne 1x12 23” combo
- Studio preamp
- 4x12 Stiletto slanted

Gone:
- Mark III 60w/grx
- Diezel D-Moll
- Express 5:25
- Roadster head
- Triaxis / 2:50
- Stiletto Deuce Stage 1&2
- CAA OD-50
- Mark V
- 2x12 Recto Horiz.

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Re: So, what amps do you own?

Post by redrabit1 » Wed Nov 04, 2020 1:44 pm

1. Mesa Boogie Mk 2C 60 combo w/Graphic and Reverb
2. Mesa Boogie Mk 3 100 Simul W/Graphic Non-Reverb
3. Mesa Boogie Mark 1 Reissue Hardwood
4. PRS 2 Ch "C" head - EL34
5. Dr. Z. Jaz 20/40
6. Peavey 5150 combo

Um, yeah- every one except the PRS doesn't move, I need a roadie.

Tim1968
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Re: So, what amps do you own?

Post by Tim1968 » Sat Nov 07, 2020 12:22 am

My unimpressive collection

Mesa Subway Blues
Mesa Subway Rocket
Mesa Express 5:25+

I just play at home. I’m thinking about adding one more but I’m not sure what yet. Maybe a Rectoverb or an older Mark.

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Re: So, what amps do you own?

Post by Markedman » Sun Nov 08, 2020 10:47 pm

Right now I have four, all world-class IMO.

Mezzabarba M-Zero Overdrive with EVM12L/Celestion G12M25 4X12 cab. The Mezzabarba is the new guy. It is something else.

ImageRig by John Bazzano, on Flickr

MESA/Boogie Rectifier Recording Preamp, Quad Preamp, 50/50 stereo & Strategy 400 power amps.

ImageMy rig by John Bazzano, on Flickr

MESA/Boogie Mark IV Imbuya/wicker version A/B

ImageIMG_2917 by John Bazzano, on Flickr

I've have some great cabinets also. The Mezzabarba cabinet is 16 ohm with X-pattern EVM12L & Celestion G12M25 greenbacks. The MESA Rectifier cabinet has 2 EVM12L Black shadows in the enclosed side and 2 MESA MC90's in the half open side. The Marshall cabinet is a 1974 with Creamback R/C cones.

Image1976 Marshall by John Bazzano, on Flickr
JP2C, Mark llC++ DG, Mark IV-A/B.

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