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jhawkr
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Final Four!
May 13th, 2012 08:19 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Most of us have too many guitars. How many have too many amps? I have 6 amps. 7 if you count the old bass combo with an old PA head sitting on top.

Vox AC15HW1
Vox AC15CC1
Vox AC4
67 BF Fender BandMaster
Newell 210 combo cab with 73 BMR chassis
Traynor YCV20 combo
Traynor 15" combo with 50 watt Peavey PA head

Do you have way too many amps?

Juice Nichols

Panama City, FL

Same ol **** but my hair's longer
May 13th, 2012 08:21 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Do you have way too many amps?"

I cannot lie.






No.

littleuch
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Michigan

T-boned and punctured
May 13th, 2012 08:28 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have a VHT Special 6 with an Egnater Tweaker 1x12 cab

Princeton Reverb II
1967 Ampeg Reverberocket II
Peavey Classic 30

all I really want now is a vintage Princeton Reverb, a handwired Vox AC15 or clone, a 5E3 and a Bluesbreaker.

So the answer is...9.



Pinetree
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May 13th, 2012 08:32 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

You don't even have a Marshall or a Mesa.


pfft.



Froggy

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May 13th, 2012 08:33 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I think if you have seven guitars then maybe seven amps would be overkill. I could see having one amp for practice, another for travel and one for playing out, an at least one more for say a friend/guest to use, etc. So my answer would be no more than four or five tops. I currently have three guitar amps and i'm not hurtin' for another!

Fred132
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Manos de Piedra

No Longer Cares
May 13th, 2012 08:35 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

As long as you have space to put them, it's all good.

jhawkr
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Final Four!
May 13th, 2012 08:36 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"You don't even have a Marshall or a Mesa."


Have had both. Now I don't.


pfft!

reverendrob
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Hero, hero

you have done so well...
May 13th, 2012 09:00 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Not counting mini-amps and novelty stuff, I'm down to two.

HRD and Roland JC50 (1x12 Jazz Chorus from the 70s)

I want a couple more at some point just to have, but I don't *need* them.

stratcowboy
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May 13th, 2012 09:40 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Don't have too many guitars. Don't have too many amps. Not a collector, and don't care to keep consuming.

I've got 2 Strats and a Tele. One acoustic. Two Allen amps, and a Micro Cube. Much easier this way.

kego
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Give me a second to think of something..
May 13th, 2012 10:06 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I don't think 27 is too many, do you?

;-)

LudwigVonFender
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May 13th, 2012 10:37 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I don't look at it as having too many amps but more of like having a variety to choose from. I look at it that way with the amount of guitars I have as well. Not really being a 'collector' but, more of a collection to choose from.

Also, not all guitars sound great through the same amp so, it is sometimes necessary to have a variety of amps to appease the variety of guitars.

Oh, and, I DO have a Marshall and a Mesa. 8)

Choose your weapon 8)

urby
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May 13th, 2012 11:12 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"As long as you have space to put them, it's all good."

+1

Doc Sarvis
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Tuned Strings and Tight Lines
May 13th, 2012 11:27 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

About 20. Beyond that you have a hoarding problem.

Deacon Blues
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friends.-The world's thirstiest man.
May 13th, 2012 11:27 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

One would probably be too many for me. However, if I count my PA head, I've got 6.

Paul L
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May 13th, 2012 12:49 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I recently downsized considerably, and am down to just my Super-Sonic, a couple of Tech 21 Power Engines, and a Fishman SA-220 portable PA system. That's all I need, and all I have room for at the house.

I have a Digitech iPB-10 pedalboard, and a Boss GT-100 effects processor. Between the two, I have plenty of preamps to play with. I can run them into the PE(s) or direct to the board (or to my Mac when recording).

BbendFender
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Texas

Throw in a pick and you've got a deal!
May 13th, 2012 12:54 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I know I have over 20 but I'd have to work too hard to take an accurate count.
11 Fenders!

Ayns
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May 13th, 2012 12:59 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Aaaargh..... now I'm going to have to count 'em.



sjerome
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May 13th, 2012 01:04 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I only have two, counting the DA-5 (so maybe that's really 1.25), but given the space and money, I could almost make a better case for having 20 amps than I could 20 guitars. I'm not a collector, but I'm pretty sure I could get all the guitar sounds I care about out of 10 guitars or so (have three "real" guitars now).

I've played through so many amps that I've liked for different reasons, I'm not sure ten of them would do it. Maybe if I could afford a couple great ones ...

So, my vote is, whatever you have the money and space for.

Ayns
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May 13th, 2012 01:06 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic


Engl Screamer 50 Combo
Traynor YCV40WR
Fender CyberTwin
Marshall JCM 900 Stack
Fender Pro Junior
Fender Super Champ XD
Marhall Valvestate 50 (It' s light and was cheap)
Roland Microcube
Fishman Loudbox 100

I should also have a Vox AC15 which I bought off the bay afew weeks ago after reading a thread here, but it was a no show :-(


fendrguitplayr
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May 13th, 2012 01:26 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'm down to three and the only other one I'd like to add is a battery operated deal...maybe.

Fender Stage 112SE (for keys).
Fender Pro Jr.
Fender G-DEC 30(original series).

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