Your Top 5 Amp Brands?

IOSEPHVS

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top 5 are- no1 marshall JTM60 combo stack-when cranked its unbelieveable and it starts at 5, on both channels-just keeps surprizing me everytime

no2- mesa express 5/50 combo stack-very American smooth

no3- bugera V55HD complete stack-brilliant tones and no humming-it just needs the a correct bias and these amps are superb,fenderish(thanks russ)

joint no 4 and 5-all marshall one watts there's a favourite for everyone-mine JTM 1H--this led me to the JTM60, and I very plzd to have found that one

I hear ya! I love my JCM602 and JCMC212 "Half-Stack." The JTM60 and JCM600 series, which are really the same, rock. What's not to like about them?

60 Watts, Clean and OD channels with independent EQ and reverb, both series and parallel FX loops, direct out, super easy access to the tubes, and they sound beautiful. Set the preamp volumes on 5 and 3, gain to 1, and crank the master volume = EL34 bliss!
 
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1: Marshall
2: Orange
3: Fender
4: Peavey
5: Mesa

Marshall gets my top spot, nothing like a Marshall.

I have really dug Orange and find them to be a different flavor of Brit/Marshall tone.

Fender's amps are that, Fender. Legendary cleans and "American" tone.

Peavey I grew to love after owning a number of their amps thru the years. The old stuff was always the most reliable, loudest amps I have owned. I never noticed a "Peavey tone" per se but I have always found them versitile, they get the job done.

Mesa... well I dig their quality! I can't say I have an attraction for their sound. I owned a dual rec for a little bit in my metal phase, I can say I was underwhelmed. It had lots of gain, character and tone adjustment but it always lacked the balls and oomph in the chest my JCM800 possessed. I have played some Mesas that made great pedal platforms, while the amp alone was "alright" my pedals sounded the best I ever heard thru it.
 

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1. Marshall
2. Peavey


Don't need 3, 4 or 5
 

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I’m a traditionalist:
Marshall
Orange
Vox
Hiwatt
Laney
There are others that I quite like but the above are ones I have kept in my stable (mainly 60s and early 70s).
The Friedman, Matchless, Mesa Boogie, Trainwreck etc all have their place but I have no need for them at the moment.
 

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Marshall as long as it's JTM or JMP era. Maybe as far as JCM800 for some models.
Fender as long as it's before the end of the silverface era.
Mesa, any era but I favor the Mark II/III era most.
Fractal Audio Systems
Blackstar, their higher end tube offerings. (I'd grab an Artist 100 in a heartbeat, at the right price.)

That list lis limited to brands I've owned (and currently own), not any that I'd like to own. Sure, I'd jump at a chance to get a Bray or a Friedman if I could afford it right now.
 

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Pretty much pre JCM900 or pre '85.

1st choice:
1. Marshall 1992
2. Marshall 1959
3. Marshall JTM45-100
4. Marshall 1959T
5. Marshall 1968

2nd choice:
1. Marshall 1987
2. Marshall 1986
3. Marshall 2203
4. Marshall 1968
5. Marshall JMP

3rd choice:
1. Fender Bassman piggyback w/reverb unit
2. Fender Super Reverb
3. Fender Vibroverb
4. Fender Vibrolux
5. Fender Tremolux

4th choice:
1. Laney
2. Hiwatt
3. Vox
4. Orange
5. Ampeg

5th choice:
1. Dumble
2. Trainwreck
3. Gibson Class A
4. MESA Boogie
5. :)
 

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Marshall, Vox, Fender, Industrial Amps, Boogie
 

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Now I'm just down to 2 Marshalls and happy for it, got rid of the rest of them. :yesway:
 

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#1 Ampeg VT-40
#2 Marshall JTM 60 3X10
#3 Marshall 1983 SuperLead SLR
#4 Ampeg Reverberrocket
#5 Ampeg SuperJet
 
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1) Marshall
2) EVH
3) ENGL
4) Soldano
5) Nothing to see here... I´m pretty satiesfied with my choices... I´m trying to be polite... FUCK MESA BOOGIE! LOL
 

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Old thread but how different would the responses here be if the question was, “what amps do you currently own” ?
 

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All amp bands that I’ve owned and have some experience.

1. Marshall
2. Fender
3. Mesa Boogie
4. Orange
5. (Undecided)
 
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Not necessarily in order (and order may change on a daily basis!)

Marshall (and clones)
HiWatt (and clones)
Fender (and clones)
Rivera

#5 is tough- I'm thinking Orange or Bogner. I think I like a few more models of the Bogner Amps than I do Orange. But the Bogners I like are basically doing the Marshall thing. so.....Orange....maybe? :hmm::shrug:
 

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1. VHT/Fryette
2. Bogner
3. Orange
4. Marshall
5. Mesa Boogie
 


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