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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 10:01 am 
Dual Recto
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for me,

the best rig i ever heard,

was a Wide Open Ampeg V4 into a 4x12 cab.

awesome incarnate.

best rig i've ever played,
would be my very own Mark2b 60w head into a marshall 1960b loaded with greenbacks.

'81 Mark 2B head ~ 60watt-GEQ


PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2014 1:52 pm 
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Location: Ithaca, NY...10 sq miles surrounded by reality!
Best tone had to be a Lonestar Classic 4x10 combo. Wide tone palette with plenty of tight bottom end.

Most incredible Boogie lead tone was a lead channel on a Subway Rocket 1x10 combo. Amazing feel straight in; covered any minor flubs, and simply wailed...but the Rhy channel left me wanting big time.


Mk IIA->C+ DRGX head "Cold Sweat" in GTS shell
1966 Fender Pro Reverb
DC-3 head
Orange Dual Terror
EVM loaded Thiele; MS-12 1/2 back
71 SG; 72 Tele; 76 White Strat; 77 LP Custom; 81 Goldtop; 05 Am Dlx Strat; 11 G0 plaintop


PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 5:59 am 
Triple Recto

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Location: North Carolina
It has been a while since I posted in this thread.

This is one non-mesa amp that I really enjoyed playing though: Fender Blues Deluxe. I could not get away from this amp and almost bought one while I was shopping for an amp for my nephew. I like the blues and this amp delivered. Not sure how it would compare to my RA100, would be hard to let that one go.

The best amp I have ever heard, played and own is the Roadster channeled though a standard Recto slanted cab stuffed with EVM12L black label speakers. Very versatile and capable of wide range of playing styles. The modern voice on CH4 has got to be one of my favorites. I have tried other tubes in this amp but prefer the Mesa originals overall. What I like most other than a given channel is that the controls are responsive and I can easily dial in tone and gain structure to suit my needs. From blues, jazz, or soft ballad to hard rock and heavy metal, this amp dishes it out as long as I can play it. Excellent with both humbuckers and single coil guitars. So far has the best sounding reverb I have heard.

PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2015 1:57 am 
Mark I

Joined: Mon Nov 10, 2014 12:19 pm
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For me, the three best amps I've ever played:

My Express 5:50+ (with Avatar 2x12 cab with a V30 and a G12H30)
Mark V Combo
Marshall Bluesbreaker reissue.

I've played a lot of boutique amps (Dr Z, 65 Amps, PRS, Divided by 13, etc.), several other Mesas and a few vintage fenders that IMO didn't sound as good as my [amazing] 5:50+. I owned a Marshal JVM that when cranked was pretty awesome (although not as great as my 5:50+ or the others listed above).

Some other amps I'd love to play through: Original Mark I, King Snake, Two Rock, Fuchs Overdrive Supreme, Tone King, etc.

PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2015 7:50 am 
Bottle Rocket

Joined: Sun Sep 19, 2010 8:20 pm
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Best amp I've ever played? For me, there is two, but they are a helluva two (and in no particular order of importance):

*Marshall JVM410H
*Mesa Boogie Road King 2

Those two amp hooked up to a handful of select cabinets can pretty much do any thing I could ever ask.

PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2015 8:43 pm 
Mark I

Joined: Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:29 pm
Posts: 44
I'm gonna go with my Mark V cause it kills in all three channels.
Then my soldano hr 50.
Then my 67' fender bandmaster cause its old and still going ,original caps!!!

Soldano HR50
68' Bandmaster
Marshall cabs 2x12

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