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This thread is to list the best amps created, almost like a buying guide for someone looking for a new amp. What you do is post the amp model/type, what genre tone it is best in (ex. metal tones, blues tones, clean tones). Also if you can post a link to a page that tells you about the amp, and if the amp is still in production give a link to a site where you can buy it. Also give a reason why you think the amp you listed is one of the best amps ever.

Go!!!
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Holy **** that is the single funniest thing I've ever heard, thanks grimguitarist91, hats off to you good sir.


#3
krank krankenstein-heavy metal distortion

Quote by Dog--
Holy **** that is the single funniest thing I've ever heard, thanks grimguitarist91, hats off to you good sir.


#4
Randall V2 I love that amps distortion
Guitarsenal:
Genz Benz El Diablo 60
Avatar cab with Man O War, Black Powder speakers
Schecter 20th Aniv. Stealth #07 out of 100
#6
MG, FTW


/thread


I kid, I kid
We've dressed up in our best...

...and are prepared to go down like gentlemen.

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The PBT is for those too TGP for the rest of UG.

#8
Quote by mcraddict81592
MG, FTW

+100
for its CRUSHING OVERDRIVE!!!!!!



nah im kidding
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#9
Modeling: Either Peavey Vypyr (low priced), Line 6 Flextone (mid range), or Line 6 Vetta/HD147 (expensive as sh*t).
Current Gear:
LTD MH-400
PRS SE Custom 24 (Suhr SSH+/SSV)
Ibanez RG3120 Prestige (Dimarzio Titans)
Squier Vintage Modified 70s Jazz V
Audient iD22 interface
Peavey Revalver 4, UAD Friedman BE100/DS40
Adam S3A monitors
Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
#10
mesa-boogie dual rectifier- high gain
Quote by Dog--
Holy **** that is the single funniest thing I've ever heard, thanks grimguitarist91, hats off to you good sir.


#12
Quote by oneblackened
Modeling: Either Peavey Vypyr (low priced), Line 6 Flextone (mid range), or Line 6 Vetta/HD147 (expensive as sh*t).

Woah, how are you gonna cut out the Cube amps from the best modeling amps list???
We've dressed up in our best...

...and are prepared to go down like gentlemen.

Quote by bogg808
The PBT is for those too TGP for the rest of UG.

#13
Quote by mcraddict81592
Woah, how are you gonna cut out the Cube amps from the best modeling amps list???

Sh*t, forgot cubes...
Current Gear:
LTD MH-400
PRS SE Custom 24 (Suhr SSH+/SSV)
Ibanez RG3120 Prestige (Dimarzio Titans)
Squier Vintage Modified 70s Jazz V
Audient iD22 interface
Peavey Revalver 4, UAD Friedman BE100/DS40
Adam S3A monitors
Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
#14
Damn straight.
We've dressed up in our best...

...and are prepared to go down like gentlemen.

Quote by bogg808
The PBT is for those too TGP for the rest of UG.

#15
Dumble Overdrive Special - blues tone, rock tone, slightly dirty tone.
Stage Rig

Fender Strat
Epi Les Paul
Taylor 110
Boss TU-2
Omega Amps Hot Rod Deluxe (Dumble mod)
Clean/Drive/More Drive footswitch
Mid boost/Preamp boost footswitch

myspace.com/rosscooperband
#16
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#17
I'm a Cornford fanboy so.....

Cornford RK100 - Anywhere from jazz to hard rock.
Cornford MK50H - Anywhere from jazz, clean blues to metal.
Cornford Hurricane - A great blues / rock amp but can do all the clean stuff too.

Cornford amps I believe to be amazing as they are hand assembled to a brilliant standard and they have a fantastic, smooth, chocolaty overdrive. They are voiced extremely well.
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#18
Orange Rocker Series - Crunchy British Tones (Hot Rodded Old School Marshall)
Ibanez PGM301
Ibanez GRG170DX
Fender Telecaster MiJ - 1986
Swing T-Through

Ibanez TS9DX
Sovtek Small Stone - c.1985
EHX Big Muff
Kimbara Wah - c.1974
Boss GE-7

Orange Rocker 30 Combo

http://www.myspace.com/paythelay
#19
Quote by oneblackened
Modeling: Fractal Audio AXE-FX

fixed
Guitar:
Schecter Omen 6 (Dimarzio X2N & Tone Zone)
Amps:
Engl Fireball
Genz Benz G-Flex 2x12 Cab
#20
Quote by LP51122
Dumble Overdrive Special - blues tone, rock tone, slightly dirty tone.

+ ****ING 1!!!!!!!

Dumbles sound so great I cry when I hear one being used.
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I just asked a guestion regarding a music store myth and my thread turns into a discussion about titfucking bagged milk.

#21
what tube amp is good for blues to rock all the way to metal or is that not possible...


i want a tube amp but i enjoy playing metal...=/
#22
Wat?

How about this:

VHT Pitbull- Metal
Peavey 5150- Metal
Peters Chimera- Metal/Hard rock
Engl Powerball- Metal
Framus Cobra- Metal
Soldano SLO- Metal/Hard rock/Blues
Laney GH50L- Hard Rock/Classic Rock/ Some metal
Laney AOR/PTL- Hard Rock/Stoner Rock/ Some metal/Classic Rock
Ampeg Reverberocket- Blues/Jazz/Classic Rock
Ampeg Jet- Jazz/Blues/Country
Ampeg VL- Hard Rock/Metal/Stoner rock/Classic Rock
Ampeg VH-140c- Anything, pretty much
Matamp GTL- Anything
Orange OR- Classic Rock/Stoner rock/Blues

Need I go on?

If I were to list all the amps I thought were great, this list would go on forever. Most people on here probably don't even know what half of these amps sound like.
#24
Quote by Schecter1277
Rockerverb
Mesa triple or double rect

/thread

#25
Splawn Nitro

dr00lz
Epiphone G-400
GFS Crunchy PAF - Bridge

DigiTech Bad Monkey
iSP Decimator

New Amp Fund: Depleted
#26
Quote by mike.h
Splawn Nitro

dr00lz

You'd probably drool over a Peter's amp too.
#27
Marshall Major, JTM45, or JCM800
Rig
Fender 09 Standard Strat>Wilson Ten Spot II Wah>Boss DS-2 Turbo Distortion>EHX Big Muff Pi>Boss CE-2 Chorus>Crate V32 Palomino 212
Fender Deluxe Active Jazz Bass>(Same Pedals)>AcousticB20

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I'm with DeltaFunk
#28
out of what I've played so far, the Diezel Herbert has trumped everything. Chimey awesome cleans, hot rodded Marshall tones that smoke, all out br00talz tight huge rhythm tones, and singing lead tones. I've played some amps comparable in certain genres, but none that can match it's overall versatility and quality. Just personal opinion though.
"The fool doth think he is wise, but the wiseman knows himself to be a fool." - W.S.
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#29
bogner ecstacy
My Gear
Guitars:
-Gibson Les Paul Studio
-Ibanez "lawsuit" Les Paul
-Ibanez S470
-PRS SE Custom

Amp:
Marshall TSL100
Marshall 1960a cab

Effects:
Dunlop 535q wah
Visual Sound Liquid Chorus

Pickups:
Guitarforce
MHD
#30
Bogner Uberschall- Metal
Bogner Alchemist- jazz/rock
Mesa Engineering Mark IV- jazz/metal/rock
Henderson engineering A-bomb-Metal
DR . Z Maz Sr-Cleans
ESP Vintage 4
Fender American Special Jazz
Fender American Deluxe Precision
Ibanez SR700
Jackson DXMG
Fender American Standard Telecaster
SWR Black Beauty
Orange Thunderverb 50


Modulus Quantum 5 fund-$2150/$3369
#31
Quote by Blacken Seas
Bogner Uberschall- Metal
Bogner Alchemist- jazz/rock


you need to play an XTC man.
"The fool doth think he is wise, but the wiseman knows himself to be a fool." - W.S.
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#32
IMO

Marshall 18w-Blues
Marshall JTM45-Blues/Classic Rock
Marshall 87x Superlead Plexi-Classic Rock/Blues.
Marshall JCM800-Classic Rock/Hard Rock
Laney AOR Protube-Classic Rock/Hard Rock/Metal
Laney GH50L-Hard Rock/Metal/Classic Rock
Orange Rocker 30-Classic Rock/Blues
Splawn Nitro-Hard Rock/Metal
Splawn Competition-Classic Rock/Blues/metal/Hard Rock
Mesa Mark IV-Metal/Hard Rock
Mesa Triple Recto-Hard Rock/Metal
Peavey 5150 6505-Hard Rock/Metal
Soldano SLO-Classic Rock/Blues/Hard Rock


I don't think I'll go on any further I have alot here but this is my opinion I would own all of these and more if I could.
Quote by gregs1020
Brett has been saving for a splawn for 4 years
countries have been toppled in the time it's taking, revolutions won got a black pres

yawn


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When he finally gets one it'll probably be televised like the Berlin Wall coming down.
The end of an era
#33
Quote by Bostonrocks
IMO

Marshall 18w-Blues
Marshall JTM45-Blues/Classic Rock
Marshall 87x Superlead Plexi-Classic Rock/Blues.
Marshall JCM800-Classic Rock/Hard Rock
Laney AOR Protube-Classic Rock/Hard Rock/Metal
Laney GH50L-Hard Rock/Metal/Classic Rock
Orange Rocker 30-Classic Rock/Blues
Splawn Nitro-Hard Rock/Metal
Splawn Competition-Classic Rock/Blues/metal/Hard Rock
Mesa Mark IV-Metal/Hard Rock
Mesa Triple Recto-Hard Rock/Metal
Peavey 5150 6505-Hard Rock/Metal
Soldano SLO-Classic Rock/Blues/Hard Rock


I don't think I'll go on any further I have alot here but this is my opinion I would own all of these and more if I could.

heh, I've owned a good portion of that list, all except the Laney, Orange, JTM45 and Soldano actually. Pretty killer amps , might want to include the supercomp and 3 pre Quickrod in that list too
"The fool doth think he is wise, but the wiseman knows himself to be a fool." - W.S.
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#34

I played this head 2 years ago, and to me, this is the best sounding amp I have ever heard. For metal, probably Diezel VH4 and for cleans, 1968 Fender Twin. BUT!!!!! That Trainwreck head through a 1960 cab with greenbacks, is the best sound I have ever heard.
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You have no experience with racks??? What kind of guy are you?
#35
Quote by CarbonDeath

I played this head 2 years ago, and to me, this is the best sounding amp I have ever heard. For metal, probably Diezel VH4 and for cleans, 1968 Fender Twin. BUT!!!!! That Trainwreck head through a 1960 cab with greenbacks, is the best sound I have ever heard.

Ken Fischer was a magician.
"The fool doth think he is wise, but the wiseman knows himself to be a fool." - W.S.
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#36
yeah the Splawns are great amps I'll buy one someday for now my laney does a great job at the JCM on steroids thing haha I like it alot it's a great little 50w watter for gigs and stuff I don't think I'll ever get rid of it you ought to try one if you get the chance it's a bit "low end" for you I guess but for what it is it's a great little amp...

I'm talking about the AOR
Quote by gregs1020
Brett has been saving for a splawn for 4 years
countries have been toppled in the time it's taking, revolutions won got a black pres

yawn


Quote by bubb_tubbs
When he finally gets one it'll probably be televised like the Berlin Wall coming down.
The end of an era
#37
Quote by xMikeyxMetalx
fixed


Definitely, the AxeFX is a truly a marvel.

Quote by CarbonDeath

I played this head 2 years ago, and to me, this is the best sounding amp I have ever heard. For metal, probably Diezel VH4 and for cleans, 1968 Fender Twin. BUT!!!!! That Trainwreck head through a 1960 cab with greenbacks, is the best sound I have ever heard.


Of course it was the best sound you've ever heard, it was a Ken Fischer Trainwreck.


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For me, I love my JTM45 for just about everything short of metal (which I don't play). Thinking about switching out the tube rectifier though.
Last edited by al112987 at Dec 8, 2008,
#38
I'm gonna get killed for listing a non-boutique/high-power/expensive amp, but...

Fender Blues Junior - Best cheap tube amp for practice and/or small gigs except for metal.
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#39
Peters Custom Special Dual Channel!!!!
I've bought, sold, and traded more gear than I care to admit.
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