Whats your favorite Guitar amp?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by SpectorBass308, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. Ive played with many different guitarists each with many different types of amps. Personally I would have to say that my favorite is the 2x12 Vox AC30. Ive got one in my garage that my band uses and to say that it has great tone would be an understatement. I think they sound best when paired up with either a Fender Strat or Telecaster on the neck pickup. Such fat, warm, deep, juicy, thick, bright, crisp tone.

    2nd place would probably go to some sort of Fender twin reverb amp, 2x12 and tube of course.

    What about You?
  2. hockey_head


    Feb 25, 2008
    fender super reverb, any face
  3. Mystic Michael

    Mystic Michael Hip No Ties

    Apr 1, 2004
    New York, NY
    I've always liked Mesa Boogie - couldn't tell you a model. But I got turned on to Bad Cat amps at a couple of Porcupine Tree shows a few years back, and really like those babies now too... :cool:

  4. ihateusernames


    Jun 26, 2006
    70's era Twin Reverb - hands down. Amazing cleans and takes any pedal well.
  5. Interceptor


    Mar 29, 2005
    Madison, WI
    Fender Champ. Any of the '50's circuits.
  6. RHFusillo

    RHFusillo Supporting Member

    Mar 20, 2000
    Houston, TX
    Fender Bassman -- either the tweed 4x10 model or the later, blackface models
  7. Thats the way to go! My guitarist has one of those and it sounds amazing!

    His is a 1972
  8. Thingus995


    May 30, 2008
    im gonna have to say the classic marshall half stalk (1960s lead series i think?) or the randall xl series...
  9. bottomend!

    bottomend! Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Oct 23, 2007
    Hiwatt....WHYNOT !?!
  10. Peavey Delta Blues.
  11. Mystic Michael

    Mystic Michael Hip No Ties

    Apr 1, 2004
    New York, NY
    Hmmm... A guitarist I was playing with back in the day (I mean the actual 70s) used to play one of these. I never much cared for it. I guess because the guy was mostly going for that "Les Paul through a Marshall" classic rock tone, and the Fender didn't work so well for that.

    Now, if he'd been playing a Strat or a Telecaster and going for that Roy Buchanan / Mark Knopfler / James Burton type of sound, then yeah...

  12. NOLA Bass

    NOLA Bass Mr. Worst Case Scenario Man Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2005
    New Orleans LA
    Endorsing artist: Bergantino Audio Systems and GHS Strings
    Being that I play in an 80's metal tribute band, both guitarists use Marshall (what else). Outside of that, I used to play with a guy that had a Budda amp (head). It was amazing!!! I also liked the Soldano one guy had, really nice tone.
  13. Diezel VH4, can do any sound, period. Most versatile guitar amp I've ever heard.
  14. Ahh, Ive heard about Diezel amps but haven't heard one yet. Ill have to check that out.
  15. ihateusernames


    Jun 26, 2006
    Diezel puts together an amazing amp and I'm looking forward to getting my hands on one. Engl makes a handful of nice amps too. This is talking big ticket stuff, I can't have my favorites be so high priced!

    I really like the sound of a JCM 800 as well, or a Mesa Boogie MKIV, but grew up in a house full of Fender amps and Gibson guitars so love those Fenders. Wishing I still had my Dual Showman head from early 20's.
  16. BluesyCat

    BluesyCat I'm irresistible. Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 28, 2006
    Southern California
    Staff: Bass Gear Magazine
    Hmmm, Mesa Boogie Lone Star Special !!!!!!!!!!!!!! :hyper::hyper:
  17. Smedley


    Jun 4, 2008
    Matchless C-30 (2x12)

    Fender Hot Rod Deluxe
  18. urn


    Jun 10, 2008
    I've played a ton of guitar amps through the years and NONE have come close to the tone of the 4x10 Fender Blues Devilles I've had (one tweed and one HotRod). Early 70's Telecaster straight in, NO effects needed... just play music.
  19. Fender Super Reverb
  20. the_fonz


    Nov 27, 2006
    Kane, PA
    Hartke Piggyback
    for some reason, my little 60 watt combo overpowers it with the volume set to 9 o' clock
    that's why i love it