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List all the amps you owned in order.

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Ampslut, Oct 12, 2017.


  1. Ampslut

    Ampslut

    May 15, 2017
    I'll go 1st.
    Challenger PA head with DIY 2x15 Utah (from LaFayette) cab
    Silvertone 25 head with 6x10 cab
    Fender Blackface Bassman with small 2x12 Jensens cab *
    Kustom 200 (black rolled and pleated) with 2x15 CTS cab *
    Traynor YBA-3 with 8x10 cab
    Sunn 200S with Sorado 2x15 cab
    (I still have it)
    Peavey Mark IV head used with the Sorado Cab
    Crate BT350 used with the Sorado Cab Peavey was actually better.
    Hartke 4.5XL and 115XL cabs pushed it with the Crate bi amped into an EV poweramp
    Alembic F1-X pre->QSC USA 850
    bi-amped into the 4.5 and 115XL's
    Carvin 1000 poweramp -> SWR Triad
    F1-X, Line6 PodPro, Ampeg SVP Pro-> QSC PLX 1202 -> Whappo Jr. (best sounding rig) *

    (went through the pre-amp thing with this rig)
    Genz Benz Shuttle 6.0 -> Epifani UL310 *
    Yorkville 2x10 combo amp
    (still have)
    Ampeg PF-500 (still have)
    Hartke Kickback 10 (still have)
    DIY BFM s15 (still have)
    Fender Shuttle 500 head (on the way from ebay $200 couldn't pass that one)

    That is why I am the AMPSLUT
    *= wish I still had
     
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  2. You mentioned just amps in your thread title but noticed you mentioned cabs too. I'll go second...

    Acoustic B200H amp
    Mesa Standard PowerHouse 2x12 cab

    The end :)
     
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  3. Ampslut

    Ampslut

    May 15, 2017
    Yeah, I should have mentioned Cabs too.
     
  4. No prob...I got'cha.
     
  5. Passinwind

    Passinwind I know nothing. Commercial User

    Dec 3, 2003
    Columbia River Gorge, WA.
    Owner/Designer &Toaster Tech Passinwind Electronics
    Cheesy Univox 112 guitar combo
    Ampeg B-15N w/ EV Eliminator folded horn knockoff, Altec 421-8H loaded
    Kustom 200 w/ Silvertone 610
    Peavey Musician w/Peavey 1810 Cab and/or Sunn(?) 215 cab w/Altec 421A + EVM 15B, later added Peavey PS-260 power amp and triamped
    Crown D150A, DIY preamp, same 215 cab
    Crown PS-200, Cerwin Vega 118 cab
    Marantz hi-fi amp, built in DIY preamp, w/ same 215 cab
    Crown D-150A II, DIY preamp (PW2B), EV TL606 loaded with Altec 421A
    D-150A II, PW2B, Sunn 215 loaded with Altec 421A and EVM 15L, then converted cab to folded horn and loaded with Gauss 18
    GMT-350B w/Gauss cab
    Crown DC300A II + Hafler DH 200, PW2B, 2x JBL E145, JBL 112 monitor cab, 2 JBL E110, triamped or biamped
    Crown and Hafler, PW2B, Gauss cab + JBL 112, biamped
    Gibson Titan Medalist, TL606 (?)
    Crown DC 300A II, PW2B, w/ 2 TL606 cabs, EVM 15B and Eminence 15B knockoff loaded, later changed to EV SP-15 coax and PV CS-800
    GK 400RB, 2 X TL606
    EA iAmp 350, EA 112CxL
    EBS HD350, Schroeder 1210L
    EA iAmp 800, Schroeder 21012L
    Acoustic Image Focus I series II, AccuGroove Tri-112L
    SpeakerPower SP-1000, PW4B (new DIY, Fender based), Thunderchild or 2 X TL606, Sp-15 + Eminence KL 3015LF, later morphed to pre-fEARful 15/6/1 DIY cab
    QSC PLX2 1804 + PLX2 1802, PW5B preamp or Ashly BP-41, two DIY 15/6/1 cabs with BMS woofs and tweets, B&C mids
    SP-1000, PW5B (Bax based), fEARful 12/6, then AudioKinesis TC112AF
    SP1000, PW6B (tube DIY), TC112AF or PW 15/6/1
    Carvin BX-500, TC112AF
    SP1000, PW7B (SS, proprietary tone stack), TC112AF or PW 15/6/1 cabs --> new PW 15/6/1 w/horn loaded 18 Sound mid driver
    PW8B (DIY integrated amp, rack mount, 500 watts), cabs as above
    PW7B II, PW700 (half rack format DIY), cabs as above
    PW8B II (like PW7B II, but in one box), cabs as above

    I've surely missed a few pieces, and jumbled the order a bit here and there. Yel_wink.gif
     
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  6. tjh

    tjh

    Mar 22, 2006
    Minnesota
    .. you guys have a lot better memories than I do ...
     
  7. Stumbo

    Stumbo Wherever you go, there you are. Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 11, 2008
    Masks, people, masks!
    Song Surgeon slow downer.
    Tube, mono hi-fi amp into 1x6 DIY home cab ( thanks Dad for giving me a start)
    Silvertone head and Silvertone 2x10
    Vox Viscount 2x12 SS guitar amp
    Kustom 200, Kustom 2x15 JBL D140
    Sunn 2000s, Sunn 2x15 JBL D140
    Ampeg (don't remember model) head, Ampeg 2x15 JBL D130 cab
    Acoustic 150b, Acoustic 6x10(CTS)
    Alamo Fury 1x15 '60s 15w tube combo
    Sunn 200s, Sunn 2x15 JBL D140
    Sunn 4x10
    Ampeg 4x10 guitar cab(celestians)
    Sunn 1200 (tube) w/master volume
    Sunn 200s cabs (2)
    Sunn 6x10
     
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  8. Ampslut

    Ampslut

    May 15, 2017
    You've definitely outdone me. I forgot that I had used a Marantz Model 32 power amp for a while. I think it was like 60 watts per channel. I did use but never owned an Acoustic 370 for a while.
     
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  9. Trace Elliot – don’t remember the model
    TE 15 inch
    TE 4x10
    20 year gap
    TC BH500
    TC BC410
    Ampeg PF500
    Ampeg 210av
    Another 210av
    Aguilar TH500
    Berg CN212
    TC RH450


    Still own from the Ampeg down.
     
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  10. Passinwind

    Passinwind I know nothing. Commercial User

    Dec 3, 2003
    Columbia River Gorge, WA.
    Owner/Designer &Toaster Tech Passinwind Electronics
    Hey, I'm old and obviously quite fickle. I think the one I had was 125 watts/side or so, but only one side worked.
     
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  11. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Retired Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    I can't even list all the amps I have now.
     
  12. jhb138

    jhb138

    Sep 14, 2016
    Massachusetts
    Mine's easy:

    Peavey Basic 40 combo.

    Sunn Coliseum Bass (red knob) into
    Sunn Magna 1×18
    Fender BXR Spectrum 1×18 2×10.
     
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  13. PEavey combo 115

    GK 1001 with RBX 410 and RBX 115

    GK fusion 550 with NEO212 and NEO410

    GK Fusion 550 on NEO410 and GK MB500 on NEO212 (stereo rig)

    Orange terror 500 with Orange OBC115

    Peavey VB2 with SWR 4x12

    Darkglass microtubes 900 with Mesa powerhouse 212

    Darkglass microtubes 900 with Genzler MG212T
     
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  14. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Would have been easy till 6 or 7 years ago...anyway...

    74 Montgomery Ward SS combo *
    70's Acoustic 136 combo *
    72 or 73 Ampeg V4B/SVT 810
    73 Fender Twin Reverb *
    69 Ampeg SVT/73 810
    94 Ampeg SVT 3 Pro *
    91 Tube Works 410t
    73 Fender Super Reverb
    64 Ampeg B-15N
    01 SWR SM-500 *
    07 Markbass CMD 121p combo *
    07 Markbass LMII *
    77 Ampeg B-15N *
    Crate Power Block
    62 Airline (Danelectro) 18w guitar amp
    10 Ampeg Micro VR
    10 and 11 Ampeg SVT 210av's
    11 Ampeg PF350
    Two Ampeg PF115he's *
    13 Ampeg Heritage SVT-CL/810e
    13 Ampeg V4B
    14 Ampeg PF800
    14 Ampeg SVT 7 Pro
    14 Ampeg SVT 410he
    15 Ampeg PF-50T
    16 Ampeg PF112hlf
    17 Ampeg Heritage SVT-CL/810e *

    * denotes amps I no longer have, except for the second HSVT which is being rented out as backline at a couple venues I play at semi-regularly.
     
  15. Thumpin6string

    Thumpin6string Supporting Member

    Apr 25, 2013
    Shoals Indiana
    1 My cheap stereo
    2 Univox combo
    3 Vox Westminster with home built folded horn with Vega 18"
    4 Peavey TNT
    5 Peavey Alpha Bass with Hartke 410
    6 Hartke Kickback
    7 Carvin BRX112 Neo
    8 GK 1001RB II into Carvin 210 with Deltalite neos
    9 EBS HD350 into same Carvin 210
    I've also had a few others that were flips.
     
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  16. Hahaha

    Hahaha

    Sep 26, 2003
    Olympia, WA USA
    '67 Lectrolab
    '68 Fender Bassman
    '74 Peavey head & two JBL K140s
    '82 Peavey head & " "
    '85 G-K 800rb
    '13 G-K MB210 & 2x10 extension cab.

    I tend to use the same amp until it wears out. Most of my money goes to recording gear and exotic instruments.
     
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  17. AztecViking

    AztecViking Supporting Member

    Oct 12, 2010
    EndlessSummerVille, CA
    I've still got all of them except for the acoustic combo which was the first. The Markbass gets ALL the action now and has since I first got it in 2012. I feel sorry for the GenzBenz since, while it's a very good unit it just doesn't have the overall presence and punch of the Markbass so it's role has been sadly reduced to an "emergency backup" unit.

    #1 Acoustic 126 Combo. Had a natively very "cardboard/Billy Sheehanish" tone which I don't miss as all. I bought it new from Music Emporium mail order catalog around 1980 or so. I liked that it had built in rolling caster wheels and that Jaco also used Acoustic amps at that time. :thumbsup:
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    #2 Gallien Krueger 400B. Tonewise this was a MAJOR step up from the Acoustic. I coupled it with a Carvin cabinet housing a "15 JBL silver cone speaker which I bought directly from Carvin's Anaheim outlet. I happily rocked this rig for years but the GK head sadly often needed some sort of servicing.
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    I still have both the GK head and the Carvin cabinet. The Carvin cabinet is truly a rock solid warhorse and has NEVER had a problem whatsoever since the day I bought it. :cool: I think I bought both of them in 1983. I've retired the GK head as it's required one too many repairs but the cabinet is still going strong. But it doesn't see much action anymore due to it's weight.
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    #3. An early 1990's issue Gallien Krueger MB150e. A 150 watt combo with a built in 12" and also featured resident compressor and chorus effects. This sounded great and had enough power to drive the "15 Carvin cabinet above to cover pretty much all of the small club gigs I was then playing. Eventually this amp proved to need more repair than I was willing to tolerate. I loved the built in chorus and compressor though as I tend to hate the hassle of using pedals of any sort.
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    After playing one at NAMM and being quite happy with the sound I bought a used...
    #4 GenzBenz Shuttle 9.0 head but once I got it it somehow it wasn't doing what I thought it should tone-wise.
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    Right after that purchase I had some very important new gigs coming up really fast and based upon a few things some guy here named KJung ( or something close to that ) wrote about having tried it I impulsively ordered a brand new

    #5 Markbass CMD121H.
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    I was totally blown away by this unit and I still am. It just has "presence and punch" galore especially in a live mix. It's never been not enough in any way for the type of gigs I do. Gets compliments all the time for it's sound. One of my best bass playing friends swears by Ampeg but he does love the sound of this thing.


    It reduced the GenzBenz unit to being for backup only.

    The Markbass has never needed servicing of any type and has always delivered amazing tone and volume in any situation it's been placed in. Even competing with three over cranked guitars and a brutally loud drummer.

    PS. Mucho thanks to KJung for having said what you did about that particular Markbass combo years ago. It turned out to be pure amplification gold for me. :thumbsup:
     

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  18. Well, this'll be simple enough...
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    Roland:
    Bass Micro Cube RX

    Trace Elliot:
    MKV GP11 AH150 head
    MKV GP11 AH250 head
    MKV 1048 4x10 cab
    MKV 1518 1x15 cab
    Boxer 30
    Boxer 65

    No, I don't like the old Mark V Trace Elliot gear in any way! ;P
     
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  19. I'll restrict this to bass amps only.

    1. Trace Elliot 1210 combo

    2. Orange Crush Bass 25 combo

    3. Randall RB200X 4x10 combo

    4. 1979 Hiwatt DR103 head & Mesa Powerhouse 1000 (4x10/1x15) cab

    5. Orange OB1-300 head

    6. Orange OBC210 cab

    7. Orange OBC115 cab x 2 *

    8. Orange AD200B head *

    9. Orange OBC810 cab *

    10. Trace Elliot ELF *

    * denotes gear I still have
     
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  20. GreaserMatt

    GreaserMatt

    Sep 4, 2004
    Seattle, WA
    This may take a while... LOL what about guitar amps? Or just bass stuff? That will help, hahaha...

    My very first was a Holms 12" combo amp; more to come as I think of them...
     
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