What brand of amps do you prefer?

The name says it all! Discuss Steve's studios, your studios and gear set-ups, amps and effects here. This is not for discussing guitars (Steve's or otherwise).

What brand do you prefer?

Marshall
14
8%
Marshall
14
8%
Marshall
14
8%
Marshall
14
8%
Vox
1
1%
Vox
1
1%
Vox
1
1%
Vox
1
1%
Fender
5
3%
Fender
5
3%
Fender
5
3%
Fender
5
3%
Peavey
4
2%
Peavey
4
2%
Peavey
4
2%
Peavey
4
2%
ENGL
3
2%
ENGL
3
2%
ENGL
3
2%
ENGL
3
2%
Laney
4
2%
Laney
4
2%
Laney
4
2%
Laney
4
2%
Roland
2
1%
Roland
2
1%
Roland
2
1%
Roland
2
1%
N.T.V
0
No votes
N.T.V
0
No votes
N.T.V
0
No votes
N.T.V
0
No votes
Carvin
13
7%
Carvin
13
7%
Carvin
13
7%
Carvin
13
7%
 
Total votes: 184
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What brand of amps do you prefer?
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Ryan Layton
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i picked Fender. of the given amps they have the best clean sound and a sweet classic distortion. That is just my opinion of course

my all time favorite brand is Mesa/Boogie. The cleans can rival fender's and the distortion is so fat and tight. nothin beats it. i think THD makes amazing amps. the clean is nice and thick and warm. its cleans almost feel like distortion and it responds to your playing very well. i love them.
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Oh!!!!nooooooooooooo!
I forget them!
Is a pity!
:( :cry:
Ryan Layton
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don't worry about it
Matthew
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You forgot VHT and Soldano as well. :lol:
The Extremist
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well i have never had a wide variety of amp to play on, so im not voting :(
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Marshall... one of the few amps that I really liked (the TSL122, to be specific).
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I'm honestly not trying to be difficult. My likes and dislikes change as often as the days. I like Marshals but I wouldn't want to play through one ever day or on every song. My fender Twin Amp is starting to sound nice with new Greenbacks and the addition of a Fat-Boost. The clean channel on it is unsurpassed IMHO. I've even come up with some interesting effects using a Peavy 30 watt practice amp called a Backstage, when using some of the phase shifting effects on my SPX900. Townsends Hiwatts certainly broke new ground regarding an earth shattering wall of sound.

I look at this somewhat differently than simply the amplifier. I'm trying to approach in as simply achieving a flat response to the widest range of frequencies. Once that is accomplished, shaping the sound is matter of natural and artificial EQ. By natural, I mean that guitar woods, speakers, and tubes each have a character of their own. Saturating an EL34 is going to sound somewhat different that doing the same with a 6L6. Saturating a Vintage 30 speaker will produce an envelope different that even another Celestion. The cool thing that with the new digital processing gear, you can accentuate certain characteristics and make a Fender amp sound like a Marshal. Processing is becoming so fast that latency will soon become a thing of the past. I can see the day when Pod like processors will be small enough to be built into the electronics cavity of a guitar. Then all you will need is a monitor with a flat response in order to hear your guitar produce whatever guitar/amp/effect combo you wish, with no latency.

That's my $0.02

Next time, I'll wait till the Ritalin has tapered off somewhat before responding. :shock:
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it's a poll
Ryan Layton
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it's a poll
dude, you don't know how funny that was.

that was just great, i laughed aloud.
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I have had lotsa amps then I had to scale back.. now I have to have just a little combo.. and the marshall has the tone! The others I have had mud. I haven't tryed them all.. but hey.. I like my marshall..


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No Yamaha? Holdsworth wouldn't be pleased. :wink: (and no Mesa Boogie either!)
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carvin! carvin! carvin!
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I like marshall amps,the amp that I use for studio & live work is an Park G10.
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Only ever used a Fender amp really, so i wouldnt know what to choose.
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