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Old 11-14-2019, 10:57 AM
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I still have all four!
Amps are like girls at closing time at the bar. Not who you came with, it's who you go home with!

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My first tube amp purchased from the original owner. Recapped and tubed in 2017.


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I can't believe I forgot to put this one on here. I still have this one as well. I used to help my cousin with his country band years ago. His steel player bought a new amp and he bought his old one. As you can tell it could tell some stories. A few years ago I asked him if he still had it. I stopped by and he came walking out of the garage carrying this. Asked what he wanted for it and he told me to take it home with me. Apparently carrying all that PA equipment years ago paid off! A 1968 Drip Edge Fender Twin Reverb (not a reissue!) All original and sounds as good as you think it could.


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I don't think you'll find a nicer early style DC-5 on the planet! The clean headroom on this amp will level a small town!


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New girl on the block!
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Old 11-14-2019, 01:46 PM
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I am new to electric guitar playing after ten years of acoustic. I use an AS50D Marshall for my acoustic guitars. I bought a Telecaster a week or two back. I then bought a Line 6 Amplifi to get me going at least and I liked that it doubled up as a Bluetooth speaker. Then I came across these Blackstar tube amps and picked up a HT1R on Ebay for a song. It arrived today and I must admit I am very impressed. Being new to electric playing I feel I am a bit of a novice on tones etc. but this thing just sounds amazing with the Classic Vibe.
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Old 11-14-2019, 04:40 PM
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Current:
Bugera V5
Orange Micro Terror
Vox MV50 Rock

Past (I was a blues harp player):
1957 Fender Champ
1958 Tweed Gibson Explorer
Fender Champ 600 RI
RI Twee Fender Bassman
60's Alamo Jet
60's Alamo Challenger
60's Blackface Kalamazoo Model 1
Blues Deluxe
Epiphone valve Jr
60's Guild w/12" (don't remember model)
Crate 5 watt tube
60's Silvertone model 1482

......and about a dozen more I can't remember. The best sounding Vintage amps I ever owned was the Silvertone 1482 (think Deluxe w/Tremelo), Gibson Explorer(beautiful trem circuit) and the Kalamazoo model 1. The model 1 ate Tweed champs for breakfast. The other best sounding 4-5 watter I owned was the Alamo Challenger. It was easily the equal of a Fender Silverface Champ. I regret selling these last 4 the most.
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Old 11-14-2019, 07:18 PM
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I still have all three!
Amps are like girls at closing time at the bar. Not who you came with, it's who you go home with!

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New girl on the block!
Cool! Is that the 205H or the 210H? I have the 210H.
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Old 11-14-2019, 09:27 PM
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Cool! Is that the 205H or the 210H? I have the 210H.
It's a 205H. I just got it a couple months ago. Killer amp!
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Old 11-14-2019, 10:11 PM
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'64 Fender B/F Deluxe Reverb (still have)
Several small Marshall 1x12 vintage 5-15w amps
Orange, tiny terror, Tube guitar heads/Orange cabs
Mesa Boogie: Heartbreaker, Blue Angel, several others
'69 Fender Twin Reverb
Music man 112's
Music Man 212's
Vox AC 30
Fender Woody (1x12)
Bugera V-22
Kemper Profiler (does this count)
PRS Tuxedo Combo (50w 2x12)
Danelectro amp
Supro (1x10)
Supro (2x12)
Carr Skylark (2)
Many acoustic amps: the best: AER c-100
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Old 11-14-2019, 10:53 PM
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I have had a grand total of two amps. Just took up guitar in my mid-30s in the 90s but did not take lessons and gave it up after a couple months. Still, that was when I bought my Mexican Tele and a very inexpensive Fender solid state amp. Still have both but don't use the amp, because:

Got a 65 Princeton Reverb reissue a few months back. Don't think I need any other amps, I don't play out, and a Tele and a Princeton seem to be a pretty good combination.

Also have a headphone "amp" that plugs directly into the guitar.
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Old 11-15-2019, 02:08 PM
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It's a 205H. I just got it a couple months ago. Killer amp!
Yep. I put it on the 'middle' channel (not clean or high gain), average gain but boost it with an OD (Soul Food). It gives me a great 80's / 90's metal without that fizzy high gain tone.

I must be getting older because I find there's too many knobs and switches on the amp now, lol.
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Old 11-15-2019, 02:34 PM
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I've been gigging since 1975, here's my history...

I started out with a DanElectro Cadet (blew up), then...
60's Gibson Skylark combo (sold)
Silverface Fender Vibrochamp (sold)
Brownface Fender Princeton (traded for acoustic 134)
Acoustic 134 4x10 combo (sold)
Blackface Fender Bandmaster Head and 2X12 bottom (sold)
Mitchell Pro 100 combo (blew up)
Acoustic 164 combo (blew up)
Blackface Fender Dual Showman and Marshall 4X10 bottom (sold)
Fender Super 210 combo (sold)
Fender Blues Deluxe (traded for Vintage Fender Brownface super)
1961 Ampeg Mercury M12 (still have)
Mesa Boogie Studio 22 caliber (stolen)
Mesa Boogie DC3 (sold)
Fender Brownface Super (2x10) combo (traded for Bogner)
Bogner Metropolis 30 (traded for Tophat Club Royale)
TopHat Club Royale (was stolen)
TopHat Club Deluxe (still have)
Frenzel Super Deluxe head and 1X12 bottom (still have)
River City AC30 clone (sold)
Mesa DC2 combo (still have)
Fender Blackface Deluxe Reverb (still have)
Ampeg J20 Handwired (still have)
Custom Marshall 18 Watt style amp "English Rose" head and 2X12 bottom (still have)
Vox AC15C1 (sold)
Vox AC15HW1 (still have)
Fender Super Champ XD (practice amp never gigged) (still have)
1962 Alamo Fury (studio amp) (still have)
1952 Chicago Webster 166 (studio amp) (still have)
Victoria Regal II (still have)
Dirty Girl "Reverb" (still have)
Fender Silverface Vibrochamp (still have)
TopHat Portly Cadet (studio amp) (still have)
Winfield Amplification Princeton Reverb Clone (still have)
Michael Clark Beaufort Premium (still have)
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Old 11-15-2019, 05:07 PM
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I've been gigging since 1975, here's my history...

I started out with a DanElectro Cadet (blew up), then...
60's Gibson Skylark combo (sold)
Silverface Fender Vibrochamp (sold)
Brownface Fender Princeton (traded for acoustic 134)
Acoustic 134 4x10 combo (sold)
Blackface Fender Bandmaster Head and 2X12 bottom (sold)
Mitchell Pro 100 combo (blew up)
Acoustic 164 combo (blew up)
Blackface Fender Dual Showman and Marshall 4X10 bottom (sold)
Fender Super 210 combo (sold)
Fender Blues Deluxe (traded for Vintage Fender Brownface super)
1961 Ampeg Mercury M12 (still have)
Mesa Boogie Studio 22 caliber (stolen)
Mesa Boogie DC3 (sold)
Fender Brownface Super (2x10) combo (traded for Bogner)
Bogner Metropolis 30 (traded for Tophat Club Royale)
TopHat Club Royale (was stolen)
TopHat Club Deluxe (still have)
Frenzel Super Deluxe head and 1X12 bottom (still have)
River City AC30 clone (sold)
Mesa DC2 combo (still have)
Fender Blackface Deluxe Reverb (still have)
Ampeg J20 Handwired (still have)
Custom Marshall 18 Watt style amp "English Rose" head and 2X12 bottom (still have)
Vox AC15C1 (sold)
Vox AC15HW1 (still have)
Fender Super Champ XD (practice amp never gigged) (still have)
1962 Alamo Fury (studio amp) (still have)
1952 Chicago Webster 166 (studio amp) (still have)
Victoria Regal II (still have)
Dirty Girl "Reverb" (still have)
Fender Silverface Vibrochamp (still have)
TopHat Portly Cadet (studio amp) (still have)
Winfield Amplification Princeton Reverb Clone (still have)
Michael Clark Beaufort Premium (still have)
That’s a fantastic list - and the ‘still haves’ alone is amazing. For small and affordable for home use I notice you have the Fender Super Champ XD - did you do speaker upgrade? Would you recommend this for home use?
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Old 11-15-2019, 06:54 PM
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That’s a fantastic list - and the ‘still haves’ alone is amazing. For small and affordable for home use I notice you have the Fender Super Champ XD - did you do speaker upgrade? Would you recommend this for home use?
Yes, I upgraded to the Celestion Greenback G10 which made the amp sound bigger and better. But, since I own a small studio where I do most of my practicing, I use some bigger amps, mainly my Victoria Regal II, Princeton Reverb, or Clark Beaufort. The Super Champ XD is a good little amp though.
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Old 11-15-2019, 07:22 PM
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As near as I can remember, kind of in alphabetical order.
Still own the ones marked with *
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Acoustic Image Contra
Acoustic Image Coda R series II (twice)
Acoustic Image Coda R series III
Acoustic Image Focus

Bad Cat Hot Cat 30R

Budda SD18

Fender Bassman
Fender Dual Showman Reverb
Fender Twin Reverb (several)
Fender Vibro Champ *
Fender Princeton Chorus

Friedman Dirty Shirley
Friedman Wildwood Smallbox * (main amp)

Gallien Krueger 250ML (three times)
Gallien Krueger 2100CEL

Kasino amp of some sort

Kustom bass amp

Marshall JMP-1 *
Marshall JCM800 100 watt 2x12 combo
Marshall JCM800 50 watt 2x12 combo *
Marshall 25th Anniversary
Marshall 30th Anniversary
Marshall JCM2000 401 *

Mesa Boogie MkIV

Mike Matthews Freedom Amp (40 D-cell batteries - first loud battery powered amp)

MusicMan 2x12 combo

Peavey something or other

Pignose (several)

RedPlate Phoenix

Splawn Street Rod

Vox bass amp
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Old 11-16-2019, 04:19 AM
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I feel I need to go back to Amp school! Amazing to be able to remember them all.
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Old 11-16-2019, 05:22 PM
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I used to have a 1963 Fender Tremolux combo amp.
I switched to a 1965 Deluxe Reverb (a "real" one, not the reissue), which I still have.
I'll eventually switch to a lower wattage amp since I haven't played out in years.
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Old 11-16-2019, 07:30 PM
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My history is only a couple of months old. My first amp was a Fender Mustang LT25, which I returned within a couple of days. My next amp was a used Line 6 Spider IV 30, which I had for a few weeks before I bought a Bugera V22 Infinium, which is the only amp I have now.

I'm looking for a used Yamaha THR10 for practice and for those times that I don't want to carry the Bugera. BTW, I bought the Line 6 for $50 and sold it for $75. One of the reasons I like Craigslist is that I can buy used stuff, try it, and, if I don't like it, usually sell it for what I paid for it, sometimes more.
I just found a Yamaha THR10C on Craigslist with a broken (actually missing) power connector. The seller already bought a new connector, but didn't know how to solder. He agreed to take it the amp back if it couldn't repair it. For $100 and less than a hour of my time I now have a working THR10C.

BTW, I discovered that when the original power connector came out, it came out cleanly, so installing the new one was a snap.
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