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Good QUIET rockabilly amp for home use ?

Discussion in 'Ampage Area' started by samdevos, Sep 10, 2017.

  1. Ricochet

    Ricochet Gretschified

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    OK haha! ;)

    I was confused there for a minute(A 444 is a Kurt Mueller cone, not an early 0444 Pulsonic) but this site enlightened me. You'll dig it! :)
    http://www.bygonetones.com/celestion-cones.html
     
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  2. wildeman

    wildeman Friend of Fred

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    It is a re badged WEM Copycat. It sounds great but it could use a freshening up, just need to find a good tech.
     
  3. Rikki Ericson

    Rikki Ericson Electromatic

    61
    Aug 25, 2017
    England
    Thinking about one of the Space Echo pedals to see if I can get some of that tape delay experience back. No idea how good they are though.
     
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  4. TSims1

    TSims1 Friend of Fred

    Jun 18, 2013
    Atlanta
    You know what's kinda ironic about rockabilly....(just a thought here).......if rockabilly had happened in 2017, the rockabillies probably WOULD have been using whatever cutting edge technology was available, as they pushed the envelope in the 50s by blurring genre lines, pushing amps into overdrive, and employing (then)cutting edge techniques like echo. They likely would have been utilizing the low end most affordable stuff too since most of them were dirt poor hillbillies. Buncha hicks playing Behringer and Joyo. ;)


    Carry on.
     
  5. Henry

    Henry Friend of Fred

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    I agree. Les Paul and Chet Atkins both experimented in the design and function dof guitars. They were not going to settle with things as they were and I don't think they would have said "if it's good enough for X, it's good enough for me." [Note, i am not claiming Les Paul and Chet Atkins are rockabilly players.]

    I read a post somewhere on this forum the other day that said something like "nothing beats the oldies" - but the oldies were once new.
     
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  6. Trash Kidd

    Trash Kidd Country Gent

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    Dec 14, 2015
    London U.K.
    I use a Behringer Tremlo pedal...
    It sounds awesome btw.
    But I'm only a poor Hillbilly Hick ;) :):):)
     
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  7. TSims1

    TSims1 Friend of Fred

    Jun 18, 2013
    Atlanta

    I have the heart of a hillbilly too brother. :)

    There's a song......"Heart of a Hillbilly".
     
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  8. buchon2111

    buchon2111 Electromatic

    56
    Mar 26, 2016
    US/Spain
    Get yourself a VOX AD30VT. These amps are uncommon, but they are absolutely fantastic. They are tube-powered (great for an authentic 50s sound), and have an effects processor as well as an amp emulator (several amps to choose from, from Bassman to Marshall profiles). I can get any rockabilly sound I want, be it RHH, Duane Eddy, Cliff Gallup, Eddie Cochran, etc.

    They are 100-130 dollars on Ebay.
     
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  9. wildeman

    wildeman Friend of Fred

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    Yep, Peavy power for sure. Meridian Mississippi!
     
  10. Ricochet

    Ricochet Gretschified

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Take any household name be it Les Paul or Hendrix, and I put money on it they would own Kempers had they been around today.
     
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  11. wildeman

    wildeman Friend of Fred

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    Its cool to have that technology, but i want the old stuff too. We got it all man!
     
  12. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Friend of Fred

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    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    And much cool stuff yet to come!
     
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  13. Ricochet

    Ricochet Gretschified

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    We never had it so good. Vintage gear, state of the art NASA toys, and why not both? The whining stays the same though. :D
     
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  14. wabash slim

    wabash slim Country Gent

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    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Les Paul was an inventor and innovator. He was the cutting edge at the time. Chet was no slouch in the technology department, either.
     
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  15. Ricochet

    Ricochet Gretschified

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Yep, all the greats never shy'd away from technology, rather they embraced it. Innovated upon it.

    Look at guitarplayers today pretty much demanding all their gear be smelling like mothballs or it's no good.
    That's just hysterical to me. I fully understand, but still...
     
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  16. panhead6zero

    panhead6zero Gretschie

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    252
    Jan 17, 2015
    The Motor City
    You could do a Discovery Channel show called "The Tone Hunters"!!
     
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  17. Ricochet

    Ricochet Gretschified

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    I'd feel more inclined to write a psycho-analytical essay about "Tone Tribes of the 21st century" :D
     
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  18. wabash slim

    wabash slim Country Gent

    Age:
    67
    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    ...and damaged at the factory to look used and beat up.
     
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  19. TSims1

    TSims1 Friend of Fred

    Jun 18, 2013
    Atlanta
    That's it. I want a relic'd Kemper.
     
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  20. Ricochet

    Ricochet Gretschified

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Purrfect!
     
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