The amp that got away

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by 18eranaRic, Jul 15, 2013.

  1. 18eranaRic

    18eranaRic Inactive

    Mar 7, 2009
    Malibu, USA
    What amp did you used to own that you wish you still had or are planning to (someday) get one again because you loved it so much?
  2. vbchaos


    Sep 5, 2011
    Groningen, The Netherlands
    Uncompensated endorsing user: fEARful
    LANEY DP150
    I miss that little heavy tank. I now have it's father, the trace Elliot GP11 MK V 150Watt, but to be honest I liked the Laney more. Sold it for 50 bucks - a shame :-(
  3. Warpeg


    Jun 20, 2005
    I had a '70's "Black line" SVT with matchingh 810, but got rid of it around 7 or 8 years ago. In the two years I owned the rig, I re-Tolexed it, had a full service done on it and even made a caster cart for it. That rig was my baby. Alas, I had run into financial hardship and needed to sell it :(

    A (bad) picture:

  4. Not an amp per se, but I wish I still had my greenface SWR Grand Prix preamp. Sounded very good and would be handy to have again. But I'm not losing sleep over it, lol - if I can't find one for a good price I will just get something else for a back up / DI.
  5. johnpbass


    Feb 18, 2008
    Glen Mills, PA
    76 Ampeg V4B.
  6. 70's Fender Bassman 100 w/ original 412 Cab. It was married to my 78 Fender P.
    Moved between countries. Didn't have room for the huge cab.
  7. stambroker

    stambroker Supporting Member

    Aug 12, 2011
    Peavey BAM setup & Eden WT800. I really, really miss the brief time I had an Eden setup but I had to sell it for bills.
  8. LiquidMidnight


    Dec 25, 2000
    A Peavey... ;)

    In all seriousness, I never owned one, but I've had a couple chances to pick up a Divided by 13 TBL200. I kind of regret not doing so. I've never owned a super boutique, handwired point-to-point amp.
  9. stambroker

    stambroker Supporting Member

    Aug 12, 2011
    Peavey USA's always held a special place in my heart <3

    I'm going to buy a Classic 400 as soon as I see one, those things are awesome!
  10. 18eranaRic

    18eranaRic Inactive

    Mar 7, 2009
    Malibu, USA
    the thing is... I've had peaveys! and dont care for them. they're kind of a "first amp", the kind they sell to you for $100 when you buy your first guitar or bass. I had a VTM120 and some 10" combo... started me out alright, but i outgrew them both in like 6 months. i remember tearing the VTM apart, found some toasted resistors, ditched the head case and toted around the chassis naked, saved me like 30lbs, and im amazed i never got shocked (i was 14yrs old). i cant see ever playing peavey again. dead/ lifeless tone isnt really my thing. I know there is a lot of love for the said co. i dont know if you're all beginners or whatnot when it comet to lush tone, there are so many better choices! Peavey, to me, is like a line6 spider AND toooo many years old to boot.
  11. esa372


    Aug 7, 2010
  12. 18eranaRic

    18eranaRic Inactive

    Mar 7, 2009
    Malibu, USA
    those look great, never heard one though. got rid of one? man!
  13. esa372


    Aug 7, 2010
    Yeah, that was a hard decision to make... but, I'm sure I'll get another one (someday).
  14. Warpeg


    Jun 20, 2005
    ...and the can of worms has been reopened. :bag:
  15. SoLongJake

    SoLongJake Supporting Member

    Jul 1, 2007
    Des Moines, Iowa
    This will always be the aguilar db 680/728 combo. So much overkill on volume and weight, but the sound! Wish I still had it!
  16. Gunnerhea86


    Jul 29, 2009
    An SWR Big Ben as a stand alone, powered by an 80's GK 800rb.
  17. grey area

    grey area

    Sep 2, 2009
    almeria spain
    hi 18er. i once played through an amp called NOMARK. i was told it was a copy ( spanish built) of one of the early marshalls. it had one of those blue/ green bar indicators that told you when you were overloading the pre amp stage(the bars would meet in the middle when you got it right)had a lovely rich harmonic sound to it. i offered to buy it but the guy was not selling. i later heard that he got a bit desperate for some nose candy and knocked it out for peanuts to some geezer from granada. bstard.
  18. mpdd

    mpdd neoconceptualist

    Mar 24, 2010
    sunn 2000s, my parents refused to store it and i couldn't take it with me when i moved
  19. Hahah, this guy ^

    Try a VB-3 into a Peavey VB810 and tell me that you're still used to lifeless tone coming from the Peavey gear.

    I know Peavey is regarded as a 'budget brand' most of the time, but that's not to say that the offerings from Peavey aren't up there with the cheaper combos Ampeg makes, or SWR, or anybody, really. You can't say that Peavey is crap because of the amp you owned when you were 14 wasn't the best thing you'd heard at the time. Maybe you just expected a little much out of the 10" speaker?
  20. 18eranaRic

    18eranaRic Inactive

    Mar 7, 2009
    Malibu, USA
    my VTM120 is in a land fill somewhere. i distinctly remember throwing it away into a dumpster. I dont really think of it as an amp that got away, but i do believe everything deserves to be in its place.