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#1 Soni

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Posted 22 October 2007 - 04:33 AM

On what amp do you play these days?
I'm playing on the Marshall MG15CDR these, but I'm saving for the MG100HDFX
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Posted 22 October 2007 - 08:19 AM

I play through a Rivera - 55WChubster (PRS McCarty, Gibson LP Classic, Fender Telly)

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Posted 22 October 2007 - 09:36 AM

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I play through a Rivera - 55WChubster (PRS McCarty, Gibson LP Classic, Fender Telly)

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Nice!  I've read great things about the Riveras.

I play through two Marshall 4140 Club and Country Combos.  They are older amps from the late 70's, which mean they are hard to maintain, but I love the sound of them.  They are very clean and bluesy sounding and they take pedals very, very well.

In my "B" rig I use a Peavey classic 30 run through a Yamaha 2x12 cabinet for more bottom end.  I love the sound of the Peavey amp.  I can coax a wide range of tones from this little amp.  I can go all the way from The Black Crows to Metallica with just my EMG equipped guitar and the amp.  No pedals at all.

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Posted 22 October 2007 - 10:16 AM

I've got two Marshall combos: a JCM800 and a JCM900. I'm not 100% happy with either one of them anymore, but I don't have $3000 for a new amp right now.

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Posted 22 October 2007 - 12:01 PM

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That is some serious ampage.

May I trouble you and ask why you are not happy with?

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Posted 22 October 2007 - 01:27 PM

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That is some serious ampage.

May I trouble you and ask why you are not happy with?

The older 800 (bottom amp in that pic) has a nice tone, but it's a little too AC/DC-ish for my taste. There are plenty of mods that can be done to this amp to alter its tone (it's built old-school -- mostly point-to-point wiring as opposed to all integrated circuit boards, so it's easy to mod) but the other problem is the effects loop. This version of the JCM800 is the first Marshall to have an effects loop, and at that point they hadn't quite perfected them yet. It's a high-impedance loop, whereas all the newer amps have low-impedance loops. Some of the newer effects units, like my TC Electronic G-Major, needs a low-impedance loop to drive it. I could have the loop modded, but I'd want it to be tube-driven, and that's a potentially expensive mod, and since I'm not 100% in love with this amp, I'm not sure I want to do that.

The 900 is a little too grainy and "hair metal" sounding. It's also not very loud. I've modded it to use different power tubes and better speakers, and it sounds decent now, but not quite what I'm looking for.

Both amps are split channel (clean and dirty), but the clean channel on both isn't loud enough. I figure I'm left with two options: Get the 800 modded and get another amp like a Fender Vibra-Lux for cleans and switch between the two, or get a stronger two-channel amp like a Bogner or H&K or maybe even the new Marshall AVP (four channels!). Those amps are expensive as hell, and I don't have that kind of money to spare right now.

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Posted 22 October 2007 - 02:05 PM

Ahhh........

That's good info, I'm looking to upgrade from my current MG100, which I still may keep, but I'm thinking I will need something with a little more horsepower in the near future.

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Posted 22 October 2007 - 02:49 PM

QUOTE (-D-RocK- @ Oct 22 2007, 08:05 PM)
Ahhh........

That's good info, I'm looking to upgrade from my current MG100, which I still may keep, but I'm thinking I will need something with a little more horsepower in the near future.

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Posted 22 October 2007 - 04:23 PM

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Oh ya?

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Posted 22 October 2007 - 05:12 PM

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Posted 22 October 2007 - 06:46 PM

QUOTE (mortkort @ Oct 22 2007, 03:49 PM)
QUOTE (-D-RocK- @ Oct 22 2007, 08:05 PM)
Ahhh........

That's good info, I'm looking to upgrade from my current MG100, which I still may keep, but I'm thinking I will need something with a little more horsepower in the near future.

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Nice! Either that or the Mark III is what I'll be buying next. Right now I'm playing one of these:

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Vintage 1976 Hiwatt DR103 Custom 100.

I'm keeping it of course, just love the overdriven tone of a Mesa Mark as well. Expanding a little.

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Posted 22 October 2007 - 08:33 PM

Peavey Session with 15" Black Widow Speaker!

Made for steel guitar, but I love it w/my strat!

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 09:54 AM

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 01:40 PM

I have a few amps that I use.

1978 Fender Deluxe Reverb
Electar (Epiphone) Tube 30 (good little combo, almost like a Vox, but a little crunchier)
Fender Princeton 112 (solid state, good for bass and keys)
Fender Sidekick 15 R (closed back ported)
Fender Sidekick 15 (open back)

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 01:58 PM

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 07:16 PM

I currently use a Marshall MG50dfx and hook it up to my large marshall speaker(no idea which model speaker it is.. anyone?)
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the long thin one in the background is a H&H amp, and is one of my spare amps(that and an old Stingray Amp)

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 07:27 PM

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Heres the live rig! Its a B-52 AT-100. I took out the Digitech GSP2101 and i put a rack drawer in, and im getting a new Digitech GSP1101 for the rack (thinking about it) but right now im just running the B-52 and my newly updated pedal board consisting of in order from left to right (Ernie Ball VPJR, Cry Baby Classic, Boss TU-2, Boss DS-1, Boss MT-2, Line 6 MM4(modulation modler has chorus, flanger, rotary speaker, and the such) Line 6 DL4.)

If i dont get the GSP1101 i might get the AM4 (amp modler) to get some more tones at my toes.

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 09:47 PM

Ok, pinned for good measure.

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 10:44 PM

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Ok, pinned for good measure.

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Posted 24 October 2007 - 02:18 AM

QUOTE (AnalogAlex @ Oct 23 2007, 08:16 PM)
I currently use a Marshall MG50dfx and hook it up to my large marshall speaker(no idea which model speaker it is.. anyone?)
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Well, I will venture to guess...that speaker looks like a no-name PA system speaker with a Marshall logo stuck on it. Even if Marshall made PA equipment (and this would be the first I've heard of it), speaker cabinets with horn tweeters are not meant to be used with guitar amps. I assume you bought that used from somebody?




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