I figured I haven’t asked a ‘community question’ in a while, so yesterday I asked the following question to Twitter and Facebook – “What amp(s) do you play through?“. I like asking these questions to see what people are using out there. Here were the responses:
paylor1970 @effectsbay Marshall JVM 410H for live gigs. Just a small Crate for practicing at home.
Guitarblogstar @effectsbay Laney A3012 series 2 valave amp ..its delicious 🙂
GiantGentle @effectsbay ah… That’s a secret!
esmasqueunjulio 1974 Fender Twin Reverb
michaeljantz @effectsbay Fender Blues Deluxe!
palavarela @effectsbay ’76 Marshall Super Lead modded by Dave Friedman and Bogner Ecstasy 101B
ERiCtheBuLL @effectsbay Line 6 Spider 3 HD150 through a matching Mk2 4×12 cab.
meneermeijer Blackstar HT5-S totally rules. 🙂
palmheroes @effectsbay Epiphone Valve Jr.
Goosoniqueworx @effectsbay Fender Bassman 135 (modded) and Swart Space Tone
SuspendedStudio @effectsbay epiphone valve jr
sbos @effectsbay Chris Custrom Christal – Handmade fender champion-like head
jasonsaurus @effectsbay the chosen amps: http://www.myspace.com/musicworkscharlotte
AndrewElmore @effectsbay i play through a Fender Frontman 212 Reverb, but I would love to one day get a hold of a Super or Deluxe 8)
AustinRemington @effectsbay i play through a vintage Rivera Knucklehead 55. I love that amp oh so much.
dnamusicrocks @effectsbay Line 6 spider II …an old one
TeeAreBee @effectsbay a Raven RG200, a Line 6 Spider III 15 Watt, and a Crate Blue Voodoo head into a Peavey Cab.
PeterBerki @effectsbay I like orange, but they’re too expensive. Carvin X100b for me. 600 made in usa tube
aS_hayashi @effectsbay Marshall 1987X! Would play through a 1959 but it’s too heavy for my to lug around to gigs in my small car.
markgrundhoefer @effectsbay Carvin MTS3212.
ajp71555 @effectsbay Vox AC15CC1 & Peavey Valve King Royal 8
joelcyu @effectsbay blues jr. !
chunter16 @effectsbay Raw signal to desk or PA.
ariasjose @effectsbay none, I just plug a XLR from the table to my Line 6 X3 Live… and for practice I just use headphones!
Jahn Xavier It’s all about portability for me. I use a Fender Blues Jr & a Blues Deluxe, depending on the desired tone or size of the venue – both have been heavily modded/rebuilt by Ben Fargen at Fargen Amplification. Also replaced the first 12AX7 in the Jr with a 12AY7, which got rid of that “boxy” sound they can have (as well as that notorious Fender ‘volume jump'”. ALso have Celestion G12H30 speakers in both.
John Elliott I have a Roost Session Master which is like a Marshall copy also with two 12 inch Celestion speakers. Mmmm changing the valves – I have 12AX7s- I might give that a try
Marcelo Donati I use a Behringer V-ampire, but I really want a Fender Stage 112 SE!
Tom Spencer Matchless Lightning 15 Reverb. Yes.
Russ Benoit Just traded in my Crate V50 today for a Fender Frontman 25r. I was sad to see the tubage go, but with 2 small kids I *never* got to play the amp at a decent volume, so away it went.
David Brown Fryette SigX and a TruTone 2×12 loaded with Celestion Blues.
Mike Jackson 1st gen fender cyber-twin. You reminded me to look for a repair place (rotory knobs went iffy) and found one down the street from the office! Nice!
Bill Thompson Two Fender 59 Bassman Reissues,… (((STEREO)))! 😉
Dave Jones Fender 1994 tweed Blues Deluxe and a more recent tweed Blues Junior with Jensen speaker. About to drop a Weber 12F150 into the BDx 🙂 V1 replaced with a 12AY7 in the BJr and a 5751 in the BDx. Otherwise running Tungsol 12AX7 and 6L6/5881 and JJ EL84 respectively for the amps. Yeah I’m into tubes right now 🙂 Oh & a volume box in the FX loop to tame that crazy volume on the Blues Deluxe 😉
Frank Levine Fender Blues Deluxe RI. My practice amp is a Kustom Tube 12.
Lionel Oberto JVM 205H
Justin Vigeant Peavey Classic 50 410 & Fender Blues Jr… looking to upgrade to a Dr Z Maz 18 possibly in the upcoming year.
Garrett Haynes Deluxe Reverb Reissue
Anne-Marie Perry Roland Jazz Chorus 120
Ronald Neely II Markbass Little Mark II LE
Kevin Kelsey Peavey Classic 50 410 and a Fender Blues Jr.
T.J. Harris Randall RM50 with Top Boost module (adding a Plexi module soon)
Ron Hostetter Old Fender Stage combo. Love it.
Bryan Aspey Tech 21 Trademark 60
Andrew Johnson Selmer treble n bass sv50 head into old 4×12 cab…
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