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#1
Hey,

I have been wondering what guitarists use Combo Amp's???

I no that John Mayer used then for a while.

Also,iv heard the clash did at one point.

That's all i can think of...

Over to you UG

Thanks
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#5
Well give me 5 each then.
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#6
Quote by ChiliFan01
Well give me 5 each then.

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that's 5?
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#7
Dave Knudson uses a Mesa Boogie Lonestar combo and a Fender Twin Reverb. I'm too lazy to find more but there are a lot.

Let me guess. you want a half stack because people tell you that you need one?
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#9
Quote by ChiliFan01
Well give me 5 each then.

seems kinda like a weird request...

off the top of my head then
Paul Gilbert (Marshall Vintage Modern 50 w 2x12 combo)
James Hetfield(sp) Roland Jc120 combo for clean

theres more, but those are the first two that come to mind FAMOUS wise

Lots of players use combos tho. i use a combo(s)
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#10
This is going to blow your mind.

You have a 5 watt tube amp, a shure SM57, mixer, and a n 800 watt PA system.

Suddenly you have an 800 watt tube amp. Insane, I know.
#11
I saw Jeff Beck when he first put his own band together and he was using an AC30
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#12
Quote by Ghold125
Me
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that's 5?

Not people from ug.
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#13
Quote by ChiliFan01
Not people from ug.

Kirk Hammett
James Hetfield
Daron Malakian
Eric Clapton
Paul Gilbert
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#15
Didnt SRV use a twin reverb combo? or something of that sort ?
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#16
I've seen Joe Satriani use a combo JSX live sometimes.
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#17
pete townsend
the edge
jack white
thats all i can think of t the moment but there are more

edit: i forgot eric clapton and bono
these 5 all use them live
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#18
Lets see...

James Hetfield (Metallica) - Roland Jazz Chorus (cleans)
Kirk Hammett (Metallica) - Fender Twin (cleans)
Brent Hinds (Mastodon) - Fender Twin
Neil Young - Fender Deluxe, Fender Tremolux, Fender Twin
Paul Gilbert - Marshall Vintage Modern

There's five - happy?
#19
Of course, all these people use tube combo amps, not solid-state. That's just be silly.
#20
Quote by Seref
Of course, all these people use tube combo amps, not solid-state. That's just be silly.

Yep,i should have said tube combo amps
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#22
Quote by Seref
Of course, all these people use tube combo amps, not solid-state. That's just be silly.



Meshuggah uses Vettas, as have countless other musicians.
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#23
Thousands of professional musicians use combo amps in the studio. While others might choose a half-stack live, others stick to combos live. Just think of all the users who use classic amps (e.g. AC30, Twin Reverb, Bluesbreaker), which many happen to be combos. Just to mention a few, Brain May, The Beatles and The Edge all used AC30 combos live. Eric Clapton used the Bluesbreaker combo live back in the days of the Bluesbreakers.

Whether musicians choose to use a half-stack or a combo doesn't really matter because most of the time you end up mic'ing it anyway.
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#24
I suppose that if the combo is the same wattage as a stack then it doesn't really matter...
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#25
Quote by ChiliFan01
I suppose that if the combo is the same wattage as a stack then it doesn't really matter...

stuff gets mic'd up too, so wattage doesn't make much a difference either when it comes to loudness.
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#27
90% of what you hear recorded in a studio is done with combos. Even a few of the bands you hear just have the stacks for show on stage and then they have a mic'd combo backstage.
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#28
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steve vai uses a fender combo for cleans
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#29
Quote by nightraven
i doubt all the big guitarists use marshall stacks in their bedrooms

nonsense, they use 2
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#30
Mark Termonti uses a Fender tube combo for his clean tone, as do a plethora of Heavy Guitarists.

Jack white played with a 60's Super Reverb.
BB King used a Twin Reverb and a SS combo.
During the Music Video "Give you Hell" the Guys from AAR are bringing out what looks like AC30's 2X12 combo's

I see more combo amps on the gig scene than Stacks. Thats not to say that my local music scene is stack-less, but combos rule.
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#31
Quote by randomhero93
stuff gets mic'd up too, so wattage doesn't make much a difference either when it comes to loudness.

The only real difference that wattage makes is more clean headroom. The difference between 50 and 100 watts is only 3-5 decibels.
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#32
You can have combos the size of half-stacks.

Albert Collins used a combo, a 100W Fender Quad Reverb with 4x12" speakers. And he always played with the volume maxed out!
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#33
Quote by stratman_13


Meshuggah uses Vettas, as have countless other musicians.

+1

Not all amazing combos are tube.

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#34
im pretty sure either the jsx or the xxx is solid state if somone could either correct me or back me up

so jsx = Satch
xxx= dunno who plays those

but those hare high end solid states i dont think the xxx comes in a combo but i could be wrong about that too
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#35
Quote by Aurex
im pretty sure either the jsx or the xxx is solid state if somone could either correct me or back me up

so jsx = Satch
xxx= dunno who plays those

but those hare high end solid states i dont think the xxx comes in a combo but i could be wrong about that too

Dude the JSX and XXX are pure tube amps.
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#36
Derek Trucks uses Fender combos, don't know which ones though I was sitting to far back to see that.
#37
Quote by Aurex
im pretty sure either the jsx or the xxx is solid state if somone could either correct me or back me up

so jsx = Satch
xxx= dunno who plays those

but those hare high end solid states i dont think the xxx comes in a combo but i could be wrong about that too


Both JSX and Triple X are all tube, the Triple X use to have combo from, and the JSX still has a 212 combo. Quite a few pro musicans use the Triple X, not as many as the 5150/6505, but its following is growing stronger with the new 3120 (same curcitry as the Triple X).
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#38
Quote by ChiliFan01
Yep,i should have said tube combo amps


Isnt the JC SS?
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#39
Well to start with A LOT of people use combos in the studio. In such an enviorment a cobmo is smaller, fewer speakers and overall much easier to handle. Quite a few use them on the road too. Some of the famous combo users include:
Eric Clapton- The Bluesbreaker tone was made with an early Marshall combo and he used a Champ for Layla. Today his amp of choice is a Fender Tweed Twin.
Neil Young: Has always used a Fender Tweed Deluxe.
Jimmy Page: The whole of Led Zeppelin I (and lot sof other albums) was recorded with a 1x12 Supro combo.
Keith Richards: Has used a huge variety of amps over the years and the majority are combos (now he uses Fender Tweed Twins).
Brian May: Has always used a (or multiple) Vox AC30s.
Stevie Ray Vaughan: Used a modded Fender Vibro-Verb.
David Gilmour: Often uses combos for recording.
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