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Amp Trivia - Name these amps

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by rabid_granny, May 7, 2004.


  1. I downloaded the manual for the Korg Ampworks Bass. It's a bass amp modeller/preamp. I guess they can't name these amps for legal reasons but I'm trying to figure out what they are:

    - Valve: A tube amp ideal for rock (best with 8x10 cab setting).
    - Classic: A tube amp whose basic character changes according to the settings of the value dial.
    - Scooped: An amp that is typical of the 80's sounds.
    - LA Studio: An amp that is typical of the LA sound.
    - Gold Panel: An amp distinctive for it's eye-catching gold panel and clean sound.
    - Jazz: A combo amp favoured by jazz bassists.
    - Studio: A combo amp ideal for the Motown sound.
    - AC100: A 100W tube amp made by Vox.
    - Silver: A silver-paneled US made amp head from 1967.
    - UKMajor: A 200W tube amp made in the UK.

    I can only guess a few:

    Valve = Ampeg SVT
    Gold Panel = Marshall ???
    Studio = Ampeg B-15
    Silver = Fender ???

    Anyone else can guess the amp by the name? Unfortunately, I don't have sound samples. The online demo mixes effects with the amp models so it's not clear.
     
  2. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    LA Studio = SWR (400M)
    Gold Panel = Eden
    Jazz = Polytone combo
    UKMajor = Hiwatt 200W?
     
  3. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    Valve - Ampeg
    Classic - Fender Bassman
    Scooped - GK? SWR? (I'm guessing from the 80s remark)
    Gold Panel - Eden
    Jazz - might also be GK MB150S
    AC-100 - as it said, Vox
    Silver - :meh: that old? maybe another Fender?
    UK - could be Trace Elliot, too

    These are only guesses, of course
     
  4. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Scooped is Trace Elliot I think
     
  5. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    Might also be, without hearing it, it could be almost anything! :D well, ok, maybe not a kitchen sink :rolleyes:

    But i do think that it is rather GK or SWR - for Trace is British (as seen with another model, it mentioned that it was British) and had tubes, and wasnt as popular in the 80s
     
  6. Fran Diaz

    Fran Diaz

    Mar 28, 2002
    Santander, Spain
    Bassist
    my guess:
    - Valve: Ampeg SVT
    - Classic: Fender Bassman.
    - Scooped: GK400RB GK800RB + Hartke cabs.
    - LA Studio: SWR.
    - Gold Panel: Eden.
    - Jazz: GK150.
    - Studio: Ampeg B15.
    - AC100: A Vox.
    - Silver: A silver-faced Fender Bassman.
    - UKMajor: Trace Elliot.

    keep groooovin'
    Fran
     
  7. bmc

    bmc

    Nov 15, 2003
    Switzerland
    I think Fran has it correct.
     
  8. UKMajor=Marshall Major?

    Not that I know anything about these amps, it´s just the name...
     
  9. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    - Valve: A tube amp ideal for rock (best with 8x10 cab setting).
    SVT

    - Classic: A tube amp whose basic character changes according to the settings of the value dial.
    :confused: Ampeg? Fender?

    - Scooped: An amp that is typical of the 80's sounds.
    Trace Elliot

    - LA Studio: An amp that is typical of the LA sound.
    SWR

    - Gold Panel: An amp distinctive for it's eye-catching gold panel and clean sound.
    Eden

    - Jazz: A combo amp favoured by jazz bassists.
    Polytone MiniBrute, maybe GK MB150

    - Studio: A combo amp ideal for the Motown sound.
    B15

    - AC100: A 100W tube amp made by Vox.
    AC100 (doh)

    - Silver: A silver-paneled US made amp head from 1967.
    Fender Bassman or Showman

    - UKMajor: A 200W tube amp made in the UK.
    Marshall Major
     
  10. Mud Flaps

    Mud Flaps

    Feb 3, 2003
    Norton, MA
    I think the studio might be the B50 or B100 from Ampeg's RocketBass series.
     
  11. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    Hey, hey, hey, hold it just for a minute!

    WASNT IT ME WHO SAID ALLTHIS FIRST? :rolleyes: :p
     
  12. tomg

    tomg

    Mar 15, 2004
    brooklyn
    ditto to all of Brian's choices... but what is the "classic"?

    Does the "Korg Ampworks" amp actually use tubes as well?

    hohohoho

    -Tom
     
  13. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    Most probably not, just a "tube emulator" that mimics or at least tries to copy the load characteristics and effects of having a tube in there
     
  14. Jazz Ad made me aware of this product in another thread I have going in the Effects forum. He posted a picture from the KorgUSA website. The Ampworks is tiny...it fits in the palm of your hand. The knobs and buttons are about the size of your fingertip.

    [​IMG]
     
  15. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    :cool:

    Do magnifying glasses come standard with it or is it special order? :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
    :D :D
     
  16. I was thinkin along same notes :) I like compact designs as much as the other guy, but enough is enough. I mean, why skimp on useability for the sake of portability, when you are going to have to drag a bass with you anyway. I just don´t see the point.
     
  17. scooped- acoustic 371,sunn ?
     
  18. Petebass

    Petebass

    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    Damn is this Amp modelling phase still around?

    Riddle me this. If I dial up the "Valve 8x10 setting", will it sound like a Valve 8x10 if I play it through a SS amp connected to a 15 and 2x10. Maybe, maybe not! But I can guarantee it will sound different through every amp you play it through, and none of them will sound live an 8x10 unless it's through an 8x10.
     
  19. I will be renting an Ampworks Bass for a month. I'll see if I can record some samples at the studio and post them here. I want everyone to critique the quality on this device. I'm not sure when they'll be in...probably another two weeks. Will squeeze it in near the end of a rehearsal. The purchase price is $180 CDN and if it's good, I will probably buy it (for fun).
     
  20. Petebass

    Petebass

    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    Oh OK your using it for recording. That's a different kettle of fish and there may very well be a benefit there. My criticism came from the eyes of a performer who hardly ever records but does a lot of gigs. I'm seeing a growing number of people turning up to gigs with some sort of amp modeller that turns out to be a useful tuner and that's about it. I just assumed that's what you'd be using it for. Sorry RG.

    By all means, post those sound clips. I'd like to hear them.