Any solid staters here?

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Re: Any solid staters here?

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Re: Any solid staters here?

Post by Larsongs » Tue May 30, 2017 10:20 am

Pacafeliz wrote:
UlricvonCatalyst wrote:
repoman wrote:A SS amp that I'd like to get my hands on is a H&H IC100, Marc Bolan used them a lot. I think the Buzzcocks guy and Yngwie Malmsteen used em too.
I stumbled across the Buzzcocks guitar sound a while back more or less by accident while messing around with my H/H V-S Musician. The IC100 is great too, but for my money the V-S is the one if you want the amp, rather than pedals, to bring the dirt. That said, I was playing my IC100 through a Marshall 4x12 at the weekend and it roared nicely even without an OD pedal in the chain.
I picked up one of these VS heads a couple weeks ago, über-cheap cuz of rough shape. But the tone is to die for!!! I was playing the Explorer thru this one and an old 4x12 yesterday - all of a sudden, 2 hours had passed! It's so versatile, and the Valve Sound thing is glorious!!!
What kind of Tubes are in it?

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Re: Any solid staters here?

Post by Pacafeliz » Tue May 30, 2017 11:44 am

Larsongs wrote: What kind of Tubes are in it?
NO TUBES! it's 100% solid state. the Valve Sound is a "simulator" of tube sounds.
i'll try to make a video demo over the weekend.
i love delay SO much ...that i procrastinate all the time.

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Re: Any solid staters here?

Post by rhythmjones » Tue May 30, 2017 6:05 pm

loveinathens wrote:.
Tell me about the Ace Tone!
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Re: Any solid staters here?

Post by mgeek » Wed May 31, 2017 2:28 pm

This is a long thread, so this has probably been said already, but the clarity of transistor amps is way way underrated by the general guitar world.

My current go to amp is a yamaha RA50 rotary, and I can get exactly what I need from it- good variety of tones, including nasty distortion with my colorsound powerboost in front of it.

Valve stuff, well one mans 'warm' is another mans 'dull'.

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Re: Any solid staters here?

Post by loveinathens » Wed May 31, 2017 11:26 pm

rhythmjones wrote:
loveinathens wrote:.
Tell me about the Ace Tone!
It's like, 20-30 watts SS, but stupid loud through that 1x12" speaker. Really clean, and comes with tremolo and reverb. Need to get the tank fixed on that thing though.

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Re: Any solid staters here?

Post by Yeatzee » Sun Jun 04, 2017 4:39 pm

I picked up a boss katana after playing with my sisters after she bought it. I was really impressed so I picked one up to try and it blew my fully Mod'd billm fender blues Jr in cleans. I ran it for a while I'm a stereo setup with my beloved Ac10 and it was great, I got a lot of crap for having a solid state amp in the rig but it sounded good and of course it was reliable and had lots of clean headroom which is what I wanted...and it was cheap. Recently replaced everything with a Helix but I still have the katana, plan on upgrading to the katana 100 to use as a power amp / cab for my Helix in the future.

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Re: Any solid staters here?

Post by Mr_Martin » Tue Jun 27, 2017 1:06 am

Best amp ever, sold all my Fender and Marshall amps after i got this one:


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Re: Any solid staters here?

Post by dj89 » Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:54 am

Still swear by my Vox Pathfinder 15R - want to get another to go stereo

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Re: Any solid staters here?

Post by garyfanclub » Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:50 am

I use an 80's Roland JC-55 for practicing at home - it's pretty stiff and unforgiving, and I like to think that makes me focus on technique a bit more than I would with an amp that sounds good no matter how poorly I'm playing.

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Re: Any solid staters here?

Post by LBx » Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:13 am

In lieu of snagging a TS-50B locally on the cheap...


Who out there is using a Rusty Box/ss power amp combo? Likely going to piece one together when I can decide on a speaker/cab to share for bass and guitar.

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Re: Any solid staters here?

Post by Pacafeliz » Sun Jul 30, 2017 2:56 am

the other day i needed another smaller combo for my other band project (2-man noise electro thing), and i can't haul along the big 2x12ers and so on.
saw an ad for a wonderful old Roland Cube 40 for 100 euro. went there, tried it out, haggled it down to 60.
because it had a buzzing speaker i got a used Weber one for it (another 50 euro), but now i have one hell of a cool high-quality portable amp! :w00t:

coolest thing is, it's really "aged" :ph34r: and just about as old as me! ('79)
i love delay SO much ...that i procrastinate all the time.

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Re: Any solid staters here?

Post by UlricvonCatalyst » Sun Jul 30, 2017 4:08 am

Pacafeliz wrote:the other day i needed another smaller combo for my other band project (2-man noise electro thing), and i can't haul along the big 2x12ers and so on.
saw an ad for a wonderful old Roland Cube 40 for 100 euro. went there, tried it out, haggled it down to 60.
because it had a buzzing speaker i got a used Weber one for it (another 50 euro), but now i have one hell of a cool high-quality portable amp!

coolest thing is, it's really "aged" and just about as old as me! ('79)
Those are great amps - I grew up flat-sharing with one of those and loved its portability compared to the AC30 head and cabinet I had at the time. The chorus and reverb were a godsend too - just about everything on our demos went through that little amp. Would love to find one at the right price, but they're surprisingly thin on the ground these days.

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Re: Any solid staters here?

Post by preservation » Fri Aug 04, 2017 4:06 pm

me.
forever and ever.

Orange CR120H, Tech 21 Trademark 10, and Orange 20RT.
i want ANOTHER CR120H.

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Re: Any solid staters here?

Post by gregsguitars » Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:41 am

For my shop I use an older Fender red knob ultimate chorus amp as well as an older small Crate SS amp, easier than firing up tube amps which I don't really want to for short periods of time, both the SS amps sound OK for the purpose of clients trying out guitars, as far as for gigging with the Fender red knob is super clean and is a combo and takes pedals well ,other than this I really don't do SS amps per say.

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