#1
I was just wondering what you guys think the most versatile tube amp ever made is. So what do you think?
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#2
my carvin v3 is ultra versatile. best cleans crunch and mesa style modern gain outside mesa and so many features. Mark iv is versatile but doesnt get any marshall style crunch.
#4
Dumble overdrive special.

Because the cleans are amazing, the overdrive is amazing, and I've heard one do some pretty serious high gain stuff. It's a miracle if you even find one for sale, then theres the whole thing of paying for it.
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Carvin V3...someone already said that and he was dead right!
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Dumble overdrive special.

Because the cleans are amazing, the overdrive is amazing, and I've heard one do some pretty serious high gain stuff. It's a miracle if you even find one for sale, then theres the whole thing of paying for it.

Never even heard of it. Sounds interesting though.
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Dumble overdrive special.

Because the cleans are amazing, the overdrive is amazing, and I've heard one do some pretty serious high gain stuff. It's a miracle if you even find one for sale, then theres the whole thing of paying for it.

...im sorry but i find you a tard for even bringing that up. name-dropping isn't cool. that and it doesnt get high gain in the least.
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...im sorry but i find you a tard for even bringing that up. name-dropping isn't cool. that and it doesnt get high gain in the least.


OK??

What the **** are you talking about name dropping?
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my vote goes to either the Mesa Boogie Road King or the Marshall JVM/
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Mesa Mark IV/Roadking, H&K Triamp, Brunetti 059...it actually is like...2 amps in one--it has like a 20 watt Class A amp and a 100 wat Class AB amp I believe....Possibly the Engl E670 or Invader, or the Engl Midi Preamp, or Mesa Triaxis.......i don't know that there is ONE most versitile amp....
#17
engl's special edition E 670. it does pretty much everything ever. i couldnt bond with it at all though.
#18
The new Spider Valve amp, of course!
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#20
Twin Reverb.

It can get pretty intense even though it's rep is for cleans.
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^For versatility?! Do you live under a rock? o_O

Bogner Uberschall? I haven't tried many high high-end amps...
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^ the twin accepts pedals beautifully and has been used in almost every genre involving the electric guitar. a true classic, and truely versatile.
#23
Oh... I thought he meant using the twin by itself...
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^ the twin accepts pedals beautifully and has been used in almost every genre involving the electric guitar. a true classic, and truely versatile.


Yup. What he said.
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The new Spider Valve amp, of course!


I second that. Like it or not it is far away the most versatile tube amp made.
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Oh... I thought he meant using the twin by itself...


I would consider that to be what's meant by "versatile," too; the variety of styles/sounds the amp can handle on it's own. Many amps more versatile than the Twin take pedals well, too.
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#28
i ve never played one but how about those randalls that yo ucan swap in and ou the modules on...it looks like a pretty sick set up for a large variance in tones
#30
Actually the Dumble ODS does do some wicked high gain stuff. There were two for sale recently by the same guy and he made high gain clips that sounded amazing. If you want to talk amazing versatile amps, another would be Trainwrecks!
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#31
I'm probably going to have to say the roadking

4 channels, (1 Clean, Fat, Tweed; 2 Clean, Fat, Brit; 3 Raw, vintage, modern; 4 Raw Vintage modern) with each channel having a tad bit more gain that the previous, and channel 4 having a cut mids boosted bass and treble feel to it. Bold and Spongy, the abilty to assign specific tubes per channel (2 6L6s, 2 EL34s, 2+2, 4 6l6s, 2+4), the option of tube or diode rectification. The option of pentode or diode for the EL34s, the ability to assign specific effects loops to specific channels, and finally the ability to send specific channels to specific cabs.

4(channels)
x12 different tone options
x5 tube combinations
x2 bold or spongy
x2 tube or diode rectification
x1.6 EL34 triode or pentode (whether or not you use them)
x2 if you use 2 different cabs or the roadking cab.

960 options if you use one cab and just triode or pentode. If you include the option to select triode or pentode, and the roadking cab deal there are about 3072 options onboard.
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Quote by RHCPfan01
Actually the Dumble ODS does do some wicked high gain stuff. There were two for sale recently by the same guy and he made high gain clips that sounded amazing. If you want to talk amazing versatile amps, another would be Trainwrecks!

if you mean "high gain" as in recto, youd be dead wrong. they are very "loose" saggy amps. its a really liquidy american lead, ALA santana.
#33
Yeah, I've been looking into a Mark IV in the long run. I wont have the money for a while but we do lots of originals and covers ranging from Collective Soul to Haste The Day so i need an amp that can handle both decently. The point of this thread wasn't to find a new amp though I just wanted to know what people thought the most versatile tube amp was.
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