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I'm not looking for advice on which amp to get or any of that crap, I just want to know what you guys consider THE amp to have.

My top five right now would be:

Bogner Uberschall or Ectasy
Soldano SLO 100
Hughes and Kettner MkIII
Mesa Boogie Mark IV/Mark IIC+ or a Roadking
Marshall plexi

Maybe an Orange as well IDK
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Mesa Boogie Mark IV
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#2
Marshall superlead 100 Plexi
Fender Deluxe Reverb
Mesa Boogie Mark IV
Marshall JCM800
Fender Bassman
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Depends what style of music it's for. You seem to have a high gain metal bias, except for maybe the plexi, more suited to hard rock.

IDK, I'd probably put some clean sounds in there somewhere, a twin or blackface or AC30, but that's just me.

Bostonrocks got a better range of stuff.
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Marshall superlead 100 Plexi
Fender Deluxe Reverb
Mesa Boogie Mark IV
Marshall JCM800
Fender Bassman


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#6
Best amps ever created aren't necessarily the ones to have per se. I think a JTM 45 is the greatest amp as it was essentially the original hard rock amp, but I would rather have something else.

1. Marshall JTM 45
2. Dumble Overdrive Special
3. Soldano SLO
4. Diezel VH4
5. Mad Professor
ESP LTD EC-256 and a Fender Deluxe VM
#11
In no particular order, spanning 5 of the most popular genres

1. Fender Deluxe (Blackface Deluxe)
2. Vox AC30
3. Marshall JCM800
4. Mesa/Boogie Mark IV/Roadking
5. Diezel VH4/Bogner Uberschall
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#12
It's too hard for me to go after the top 5 out of all amps, since there are so many. Instead I did something different. I'm instead going to go after 5 of the most influential amps ever created. Hence a lot of my favourite amps will be missing.

1. Fender Bassman
This is one of the most important amps ever. First it was the first dedicated bass amp and then a very popular guitar amp. It also led to the next:

2. Marshall JTM45
First off a copy of the Fender Bassman, but this amp was an amp that was later developed into the Plexi. This amp was first released as a head/cab, being pretty early with that, but it was the first full stack, when Pete Townshend's raodies could't carry his 8x12s Jim marshall cut them up into to two separete cabs. Then Pete (again) needed more power, so Jim Marshall doubled the power section, creating the first 100W amps. This would be the first in the craze of the super loud amps of the 70's.

3. Fender Reverb Unit
While techincally not directly an amp, it was something that was built more or less like an amp and also included in the other amp designs later on. Basically this marked the first reverb unit released for guitar amps. This was the first Spring Reverb delevloped for use in amps, together with none other than Dick Dale!

4. Orange OR series
These amps were all the craze during the 70's. These were also one of the first amps to actually have their headroom LOWERED for more distortion (by request from Peter Green). But most importantly they were the first amps to feature an FX loops.

5. Mesa/Boogie Mark series
Normally I would list them as one amp, but Mesa pionered new groudn with the mark series, discovering high gain, intoroducing channel switching amps, simul-class and so on.
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#13
for my money, the classic amps are (in no order)

18 watt marshall
Bassman 5F6-A
Orange or120
AC30
Maybe a hiwatt, dunno. its hard to get just 5. And I haven't played one.
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4. Orange OR series
These amps were all the craze during the 70's. These were also one of the first amps to actually have their headroom LOWERED for more distortion (by request from Peter Green). But most importantly they were the first amps to feature an FX loops.

I'm glad someone mentioned this one.
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1-Fender Twin Reverb
2-Marshall JTM-45 "Bluesbreaker"
3-Vox AC30
4-Orange OR80/120
5-Hiwatt DR103
#17
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I'm glad someone mentioned this one.


Hey, I have to mention Orange after all
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1) Mojave Amp Works Peacemaker or Scorpion
2) '67-'68 Marshall Super Lead (but it's hard to find a REALLY good one)
3) Mojave Coyote
4) EDIT (thank you the.spine.surfs): Trainwreck
5) Soldano SLO
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1. Mesa Road King/ Mark IV
2. Soldano SLO 100
3. Marshall JTM45
4. Orange Rockerverb 50
5. Fender Twin Reverb
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#22
ENGL Blackmore = epic win.

So are,

Mesa Stilleto's
Laney GH50/100L
Traynor YCV series
and
Marshall JCM800's
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cuz ppl hate how power metal they are cuz they think its "gay" or w.e, which is immature and dirogitory
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well i can tell you the worst *thread* ever made

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5. not...yeah, ok, this one again
6. cuz im a rebel
#24
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ENGL Blackmore = epic win.

So are,

Mesa Stilleto's
Laney GH50/100L
Traynor YCV series
and
Marshall JCM800's


honest i would like to agree with you - but the orange is slightly nicer in voicing - though i NEED a Blackmore with EL34's!!!!!

the best sounds ive heard are John Sykes' hot-rodded Marshalls from the same guy who did Van Halens stuff.
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Quote by riffhog
1) Mojave Amp Works Peacemaker or Scorpion
2) '67-'68 Marshall Super Lead (but it's hard to find a REALLY good one)
3) Mojave Coyote
4) Fender Bassman
5) Soldano SLO

I'd aggree, but change the Super Lead to an 18 watt, and the Coyote to a Trainwreck.
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^ Well,I play the one they have attached to a MArshall 1960A at my guitar store everytime I go there...

It's like: I go to buy a pack of strings or to get a pick or two...and end up playing in the ENGL section for like an hour or two

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cuz ppl hate how power metal they are cuz they think its "gay" or w.e, which is immature and dirogitory
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I'd aggree, but change the Super Lead to an 18 watt, and the Coyote to a Trainwreck.

Dude, I totally forgot about Trainwreck! If we're wishing, may as well wish big! I've never heard a Trainwreck (or even a clone) by itself. I think Brad Paisley plays a real Trainwreck. I saw him on TV (I'm pretty sure he was the guy. Some famous country guy), & he sounded pretty good, but I'd rather hear just the guitar to better evaluate. I can't believe he gigged with a $25,000 amp. You'd need full-time security guards!
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Dude, I totally forgot about Trainwreck! If we're wishing, may as well wish big! I've never heard a Trainwreck (or even a clone) by itself. I think Brad Paisley plays a real Trainwreck. I saw him on TV (I'm pretty sure he was the guy. Some famous country guy), & he sounded pretty good, but I'd rather hear just the guitar to better evaluate. I can't believe he gigged with a $25,000 amp. You'd need full-time security guards!

Yea, that's about as big as I could think!

Brad Paisley gives me faith in country music. Between his stellar taste in amps and his playing, it's hard not to like him.

You'd need a small squad of mercanaries! If I gigged with a trainwreck, I'd hide it inside a hollowed out and beat up Twin Reverb cab!
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1) Mojave Amp Works Peacemaker or Scorpion
2) '67-'68 Marshall Super Lead (but it's hard to find a REALLY good one)
3) Mojave Coyote
4) EDIT (thank you the.spine.surfs): Trainwreck
5) Soldano SLO

Probably the best list yet but I would replace the SLO with a Dumble Overdrive Special. Completely different amps I know but that Dumble tone is just...damn...
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#30
Wow, it's pretty epic to see guys listing an amp that you own as one of the top five amps ever. Mark Iv I mean
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I wanna know what some blues sounding chords I could use in the key of D Aeolian fifth mode of Melodic Minor.

Quote by szekelymihai
try looking for Cm, or any of those complicated jazz chords
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i'd have to say probably...

1) Line 6 Spider III (killer tone man)
2) Marshall MG100 (tons of wattage for br00talz!)
3) Line 6 Spider II (vintaaaage)
4) Crate Flexwave (oh yeah i have one of these bad boys)
5) Marshall MG (cause its just that br00tal!)

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i'd have to say probably...

1) Line 6 Spider III (killer tone man)
2) Marshall MG100 (tons of wattage for br00talz!)
3) Line 6 Spider II (vintaaaage)
4) Crate Flexwave (oh yeah i have one of these bad boys)
5) Marshall MG (cause its just that br00tal!)

Nub you forgot teh most brootul MG 250 DFX, noob.
#34
Depends what style your after, one persons best clean tone might be Vox flavored while another would be fender flavored...


As for my top 5 metal tones from amps that I've heard, or played
1. Diezel Einstein or VH4, can't decide
2. Engl Powerball
3. Framus Cobra
4. Mesa Boogie Roadking
5. Marshall JVM
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Carvin DC747
Ibanez RG2228
Schecter Avenger Custom Shop
and my baby....
Gibson Explorer Studio
#35
lollerskates!
Gibson Les Paul Studio
Mesa Boogie Mark IV
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Quote by aerosmithfan95
I wanna know what some blues sounding chords I could use in the key of D Aeolian fifth mode of Melodic Minor.

Quote by szekelymihai
try looking for Cm, or any of those complicated jazz chords
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i'd have to say probably...

1) Line 6 Spider III (killer tone man)
2) Marshall MG100 (tons of wattage for br00talz!)
3) Line 6 Spider II (vintaaaage)
4) Crate Flexwave (oh yeah i have one of these bad boys)
5) Marshall MG (cause its just that br00tal!)

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Depends what style your after, one persons best clean tone might be Vox flavored while another would be fender flavored...


As for my top 5 metal tones from amps that I've heard, or played
1. Diezel Einstein or VH4, can't decide
2. Engl Powerball
3. Framus Cobra
4. Mesa Boogie Roadking
5. Marshall JVM

i'd say the slo fits in there somewhere. As for another, i don't have personal experience with any, but the splawn nitro sounds pretty killer from what ive heard.
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Quote by xwearesinking
i'd have to say probably...

1) Line 6 Spider III (killer tone man)
2) Marshall MG100 (tons of wattage for br00talz!)
3) Line 6 Spider II (vintaaaage)
4) Crate Flexwave (oh yeah i have one of these bad boys)
5) Marshall MG (cause its just that br00tal!)


that's awesome
#39
Soldano SLO
Dumble Overdrive Special
Matchless (All of them that I have tried are great amps)
Vox AC
Orange OR
G&L Legacy
Gibson SG Standard
Ibanez RG20thDY
Ibanez RG25thFP
Agile Septor Elite 727
Fender Evil Twin / Mesa 412
EVH 5150 III Mini / Avatar 212


#40
Marshall 1959 superlead
Marshall JCM800
Bogner Uberschall
Vox AC30
Soldano SLO
My Gear
Guitars:
-Gibson Les Paul Tribute (Bare Knuckle Nailbombs)
-Ibanez "lawsuit" Les Paul (Seymour Duncan Pegasus and Sentinent)
-Ibanez S470 (Dimarzio D-sonic and Humbucker from Hell)
-PRS SE Custom (Guitarforce Black Diamond and Lord of the Blues)

Amp:
Marshall TSL100
EVH 5150III EL-34 50w
Marshall 1960a cab

Effects:
Dunlop 535q wah
Boss Super Chorus
Bogner Uberschall
Ibanez DE7 Delay
Electro-Harmonix Power Booster
Fender PT100 Pedal Tuner

Strings:
Ernie Ball Skinny Top/Heavy Bottom 10-52
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