gerraguitar
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Join date: Dec 2011
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#1
Hey UG,

I just finished guitar tracking with the group I'm in working on a new EP (straight to tape for the win!)

Although I stuck with my twin mostly the other guitar player was using the engineer's old ampeg guitar amp. I've known about the ampeg amps being very cool and still much appreciated these days by amp lovers. Very unique sound. He was plugged into a VT22. Now the LAST thing I need to be doing is searching for more amps, but what are some ampeg amps to look for, what are some to avoid? I know you can buy GVTs still, and I'm familiar with the V4 being a very popular choice.

Just looking for some insight on these amps.

Thanks!
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Quote by CaptainAmerican
I would recommend the marshal MG100

Very versatile and quality sound. It should treat you well
Robbgnarly
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Join date: Feb 2011
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#2
The Reverberocket is pretty cool, there is I know 1 guy here that has one he could fill you in.

Greg where you at?
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gregs1020
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Join date: Dec 2007
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#3
the other guitar player sounded great didn't he?

that's why your asking right?

Quote by Roc8995
I don't think I've ever played anything in black walnut. It's a great ice cream flavor, so I assume it works well for a strat too.

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The slugs in the pickups for telecasters are from old winchester rifles, which is why they sound so country.
gerraguitar
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Join date: Dec 2011
856 IQ
#4
he did sound great, that amp was really awesome, i plugged into it for a bit and sent an OD through it, it ripped, I didn't do any tracking with it myself but it was a perfect choice for crunchy rhythm gtr.
Fender Strat Deluxe
Fender MexiStrat
Epiphone Sheritan
Ibanez Artcore
Fender Twin Reverb silverface
Roland JC120
Pedals

Quote by CaptainAmerican
I would recommend the marshal MG100

Very versatile and quality sound. It should treat you well
gregs1020
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Join date: Dec 2007
10,786 IQ
#5
while i haven't tried the new line they came out with over the past year or so i've owned a number of the reissue amps and played a lot of them as well as the old ones.

while known for bass amps and the SVT, ampeg made some great guitar amps.

the reverberrocket was the first combo amp to have on board reverb, beating out fender by two years.

i have a jet 112 combo and a 50 watt reverberrocket head right now.

i know a guy who's reverberrocket was tossed about for miles in a tornado, it broke the "m" off "ampeg" and cause a slight bit of rust but otherwise worked just fine. how's that for durability? someone should write them about using stronger nameplates.
Quote by Roc8995
I don't think I've ever played anything in black walnut. It's a great ice cream flavor, so I assume it works well for a strat too.

Quote by JustRooster
The slugs in the pickups for telecasters are from old winchester rifles, which is why they sound so country.