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FDP Forum / Miscellaneous and Non-Fender Topics / How many amps are too many?

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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."

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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


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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).

Fritz_D_Cat
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May 13th, 2012 01:32 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Never

rfrakes331K
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RonHalen Jokingly He Says
May 13th, 2012 02:23 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have 10 and the wife thinks that is way more than I need.

zenland
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avise la fin
May 13th, 2012 02:29 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

At one time I think I had 7 or 8 amps. I'm down to 4 amps right now. If I could ever afford it I would own at least 30 of varying makes and models.
Yep, I'm crazy! You can never have to many amps imho.

SoK66
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May 13th, 2012 02:41 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

16..I'm so ashamed....

Reminds me of a joke. The psychiatrist asks the woman, "Why are you here?" She responds, "My husband insisted I speak with you because I love pancakes." The shrink replies "Nothing wrong with that, why I love pancakes too." She excitedly responds, "Oh, well come on over Doctor, I have closets full of them!!!!"



54 Deluxe
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Florida

May 13th, 2012 03:22 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've been thinking of thinning the herd a bit.

1954 Fender 5D3 Deluxe Amp
1959 5E5-A Fender Pro Amp
1966 AB-763 Fender Bandmaster Amp
1967 Fender Champ Amp
1990 Marshall 1962 "Bluesbreaker" Amp
1992 Kendrick Model 1000 Reverb Unit
2003 Carr Mercury
2010 Vox AC4TV
Fender Rumble 199 Bass Amp
Homebrew Leslie 16 / Vibratone

jhawkr
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Final Four!
May 13th, 2012 03:46 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

In the interest of full disclosure, the Peavey PA head I mentioned is used as a bass amp. I have a dedicated PA. QSC Amp/Yamaha EQ/Furman/Alesis MultiFX mixer/Fender 12" mains/Shure & EV mics. Plenty for a small club or basement! I also run an Alesis SR16 into it.

Ryder
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May 13th, 2012 03:55 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Only you can answer that question my friend.

I've really thinned out my stuff. I play in the church band now, through the P.A. I'm old enough I don't want to carry amps anymore.

I have a 68 Princeton Reverb and a Mustang 1.

Would I like more? Oh yes! But alas, money is going for other things now.

picnic
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May 13th, 2012 03:59 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I practice at two different places and got to the point, I don't like carrying amps. So I leave the Vox AC15 at one place and Fargen at another. My Allen and Dr Z stay at home or go to gigs.

Four is enough for me

Lesterstrat
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Hog Slapper
May 13th, 2012 06:30 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have 3 and that's too many for me now days. lol

RDR
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May 13th, 2012 07:30 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Do you have way too many amps?"

That's like having too much fun!!

Proud owner of 7 amps, and not in a band. Current GAS for Mustang 3.

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