If money was no object, what's your dream amp?

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  1. BenjaminW

    BenjaminW SS.org Regular

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    Well the amps I've been GASing for seriously are a Marshall 1959RR and JCM800 with a 1960A cab. I'd probably throw in like a Peavey 6505 or an EVH 5150 III.

    I wanna start getting into like Axe FX or Kemper but I feel like I don't really see myself using them as often as I would my regular amps.
     
  2. 4Eyes

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    If I had no limitation I'd definitely go for large collection of various amps that in the end all would sound pretty much the same :lol:
     
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  3. technomancer

    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    He did recently release an updated version of the Dino but no change in who is using them. Larry's build quality is pretty much legendary, his amps border on being works of art.
     
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  4. cardinal

    cardinal Strat 7 Guy

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    Yeah if I could have a specific amp, I'd want the Snorkeler used on Alice In Chain's Facelift (Bogner modded Marshall). Barring that, I'd probably just want to be able to pick through some old non-master volume Marshalls and pic the one I liked best (and have a room to be able to turn it up to the sweet spot).
     
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    DudeManBrother Hey...how did everybody get in my room?

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    Since this is pointless pipe dreaming: my amp would involve a trip to Petaluma, CA and a design meeting with one Mr. Randall Smith and MB.

    Simul-class, channel cloning, power scaling, selectable tube/silicon diode rectification, full midi save and recall operation: 3 position toggle “channel 1” Lonestar (clean), Rev C Dual Rec (orange) & Rev C Dual Rec (Red). 3 position toggle “channel 2” Filmore (clean), Mark II C+ (lead), Mark IV (red).

    Midi memory GEQ to save and recall slider settings for all 6 voices, midi memory Noise Gate in series to Grid Slammer Boost built in between the input jack and V1. Effects send-Parallel and Series Returns. Selectable “pedal or rack” FX impedance, and Noise Gate for the tube buffered loop. :lol:
     
  6. jco5055

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    Damn some nice picks so far, I even had to look up DAR and it's a shame they went under.

    Another thing I've noticed (slightly unrelated to this topic) that I was reminded of seeing the few KSR choices, I swear that when I was looking up various amps when I was searching for a new one that KSR/Rhodes was all the rage from like 2011-2014 or so with even posts on SS.org like "they're expensive but that's because you're getting literally the best high gain amp around" etc, but from like 2016-present it seems like all KSR related posts are people selling theirs. Did some new amp company/model come around that was just "KSR but better"? Or maybe everyone went the Kemper/AxeFx route and sold their $3k+amps because the modeling route is cheaper?
     
  7. Spaced Out Ace

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    800 with a boost, like an SD-1 or maybe a Klon Klone.
     
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    Leviathus Psychotic Monster

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    Been GAS'n for the Orange Dual Dark 100 for years, so that one.
     
  9. Drew

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    I should reeeeaaaaallly stay out of this thread, lol...

    ...but, what the heck. I already own a Roadster and a Mark-V, and I don't know if there's an amp out there I'd rather have in favor of the V. If money was no object and I were to grab a third amp to have kicking around, I've always liked the tones Vai got out of a Bogner Ecstacy, and I wouldn't mind having a V:35 combo as a portable "jamming" rig, but other than that, really, the major limiting factor here is the general lack of desire for anything else - if push came to shove and I really really wanted to, then yeah, I could swing either/both of those, I just don't really feel the need.
     
  10. LiveOVErdrive

    LiveOVErdrive CNC hack

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    Probably a 2204. I've wanted one since I got a podxt live as a teenager.

    I mean I've got my Mark v and I love me some petrucci tone in all his glory. But then I put on No More Tears and zakk is all "CHUG CHUG CHUG CHUG SQUEEEEALLLLL SQUEALLLLLLL" and I just.... That's what I like, God dammit.
     
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  12. Bearitone

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    If money was no object i would probably try a Revv
     
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    I think I'd want that DAR amp just on the basis of looking like some kind of space ship.
     
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    budda Guiterrorizer Contributor

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    Real life version: neo speakers in my twin and cab :lol:
     
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    Legion is a bloody army.

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    A Friedman Brown Eye.
     
  16. Bearitone

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    I’m surprised at how many people would choose a Marshall or Marshall-style amp
     
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    Honestly I don't have a dream amp, I have a dream amp collection.
     
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    If you go to a lot more gear/amp-centric websites it seems like the desired/golden tone is the 80s/Marshall sounds. No one seems to care about anything past the grunge era for tones.
     
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    I mean there's two ways to look at it:

    1. What's your dream ignoring cost.
    2. What's your dream knowing cost but knowing you get it for free.

    For the first one mine is definitely a jcm800 or a SLO. I've just had a schoolboy crush on those amps for so long that that's what my heart tells me.

    For the second one I'd do something like a revv or a JP2C or whatever modern insane metal amps are out there. But that's more a practical choice given how much they cost and how unlikely I'd be to actually spend that much.
     
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  20. Frostbite

    Frostbite Periphery Shill

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    If money was no object? Meshuggah Fortin amp 1000%. I'm in love with the Nameless plugin so why not get the real thing
     

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