You ever get tired of a amp

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by gary mitchell, Jun 10, 2019.

  1. Have you had a amp that you use to love, and now your tired of hearing . I have an amp I have had 8 years. When I first got it l really liked it.
  2. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    Got tired of my SWR SM-500 after a while. Good amp, but just wasn't my thang. Don't get tired of any of my current amps, though.
  3. SJan3

    SJan3 Supporting Member

    Dec 8, 2010
    I, too, get tired of the SWR Sound. The amp was reliable but I struggled with it tonally.
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  4. PeaveyPlayer

    PeaveyPlayer Supporting Member

    Jul 15, 2014
    Winnipeg, Manitoba
    Really? I love using my Marcus miller pre SWR with a CROWN XLS power amp

    Never get tiried of it
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  5. SJan3

    SJan3 Supporting Member

    Dec 8, 2010
    Different strokes..
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  6. I am tired of my MarkBass Jeff Berlin 151p. Seems like I can't get a decent sound I like, it seems sterile to me. I have had it 8 years bought new. Now it sits in the corner of my music room with a cover over it.
  7. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    Not the same as the SM500.
  8. Wasnex


    Dec 25, 2011
    Yes; all time. I have a fairly large collection of amps that I rotate through. When an amp first comes into its playing rotation, I always think it sounds awesome. But after a fairly short time, I get a bit bored with it. No big deal, that's the sign to move on the next amp.
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  9. Zbysek


    Mar 23, 2017
    Czech Republic
  10. Nighttrain1127

    Nighttrain1127 Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2004
    Near Worcester MA
    I have been through more amps than I care to admit. Some of them were and still are TB favorites. Some of them I just did not get along with and some were worth more to someone else than to me. there are a few I wish I had kept but Hindsight is 20/20 as they say. So the answer to the question is yes
  11. Nashrakh


    Aug 16, 2008
    Hamburg, Germany
    I have a bit of a hate/love relationship with my main amp. Whenever I play it, I notice a few shortcomings in the sound (maybe too bright and a bit clacky, preamp goes from pleasing overdrive to all-out fart too quickly, not enough actual low end) - but whenever I play a different amp, I find myself trying to make it sound like my main! Which often ends up in a disappointment and makes me realize the sonic qualities I favor in the amp I already own.

    A weird situation to be in. No brand names or model mentioned to protect the innocent - but I'd wager a lot of people know what I'm talking about.
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  12. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Inactive

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA

    All the time! I have gear ADD. I like to try new stuff. I have great amps these days and I STILL have to talk myself out of swapping them out constantly.
  13. Wisebass


    Jan 12, 2017
    Lost in Space
    hi gary :)

    Yep! All the time! :D

    I am a gear slut! :laugh:


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  14. baddarryl


    Oct 26, 2008
    Cape Fear!
    Hence my thread about Quilter and TC Electronic!
  15. dbase

    dbase Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2008
    South Jersey, USA..
    I love my Hartke LH500, but since I got the Mesa WD800 that's all I use. In fact I forget to bring it to practice last night where I get to plug it into a Hartke 8x10 and had to use the studios Ampeg B2R instead and I was depressed to say the least. ;)
  16. TNCreature

    TNCreature Jinkies! Supporting Member

    Jan 25, 2010
    Philadelphia Burbs
    I don't know if I have ever LOVED the sound of any amp I have played through.
    But that may be due to the limitations of its user.
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  17. gelinas666

    gelinas666 Guest

    Sep 8, 2009
    All the time also.. I just switch it up with another in my collection..:thumbsup:
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  18. LowRick


    Mar 24, 2019
    Been running around with it a lot... got me really tired. then i bought myself a little foldable Handtruck... it's all better now :p

    On a more serious note, i got an Ashdown Mag300 C210 combo and i've never been a fan of it somehow but it always sounds the way i want it. I keep on browsing Bass-amp stuff on secondhand sites or stroll through the bass-amp department in the store, but then, when i plug in, it's always good. Of course, when the gigs get bigger it's not much use... but in my livingroom it also doubles as a side-table...
  19. I got tired of my YBA-200. It sounded great, IF i played a 4 string in a standard tuning. But, I play 5 strings in drop tunings and it was fart-city. Turns out I needed more power. My GK 1001RB sounds clean and full.
  20. waveman


    Sep 25, 2008
    I keep at least three heads so I can rotate. If I decide one isn't doing it for me or I want to try something else, out goes the least fav. I get tired of any one thing over time, no matter how good it is.
  21. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Gold Supporting Member

    You ever get tired of a amp
    anyone in here smell GAS. i'm serious...i think i smell GAS. where are the exits? :laugh:
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