#1
Got this idea from another forum. A questionnaire to help people here give better advice when someone is asking what amp they should purchase. This is what I have, anything I missed? Would help if it was stickied:

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General Questions

What is your budget?

Will you buy used?

Will you be practicing alone, with a band, gigging, recording etc?

Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like?

Will you be taking the amp with you to different places or leaving it in your music area?

Do you prefer British or American voicing?

Do you mind buying online without seeing the amp in person?

List some of your favorite artists to give us an idea of what sound you’re trying to achieve.

Build Quality and Design

Is the amps look and stylishness important to you?

When are you buying this amp and how long do you want it to last?

Amp Components

Do you want Tube, Solid State, or is either ok?

How many watts do you need?

How many channels do you want?

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Here is an example:

General Questions

What is your budget?
No more than $1000

Will you buy used?
Yes

Will you be practicing alone, with a band, gigging, recording etc?
Gigging

Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like?
I like Vox, Marshall, Fender, and Budda. I dislike Peavey, Egnator, and Crate.

Will you be taking the amp with you to different places or leaving it in your music area?
Taking it with me. Would be nice if it was lightweight.

Do you prefer British or American voicing?
British.

Do you mind buying online without seeing the amp in person?
I would like to see it in person first.

List some of your favorite artists to give us an idea of what sound you’re trying to achieve.
Oasis, Dire Straits, Eric Clapton, and Led Zeppelin.

Build Quality and Design

Is the amps look and stylishness important to you?
No.

When are you buying this amp and how long do you want it to last?
I need it for at least three years.

Amp Components

Do you want Tube, Solid State, or is either ok?
Tube.

How many watts do you need?
At least 30.

How many channels do you want?
I would like at least two channels.

Good idea? I think it would help people when they post to make it clearer as to what exactly they're looking for.
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#2
If people don't read the stickies (which they don't), then why would they read this? I think it's a good idea I just don't think it'll do much in the end unfortunately.
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#3
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If people don't read the stickies (which they don't), then why would they read this? I think it's a good idea I just don't think it'll do much in the end unfortunately.

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#4
I believe it's a great idea. It has already helped me narrow down my expectations of a new amp for me.
#5
If people are dumb enough not to do this by themselves it's unlikely they'll find and using before posting a thread. Nobody reads the amp sticky as it is, unfortunately.
#6
I believe he wants us to paste this into every "What amp?" thread.

The thing is, anybody who can answer all of these questions can probably figure out what amp they should be buying for themselves
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#7
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The thing is, anybody who can answer all of these questions can probably figure out what amp they should be buying for themselves


Isn't that exactly what we want?