The amp fairy....

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by The Marlin, Oct 16, 2016.

  1. Tinman46

    Tinman46 Country Gent

    Dec 19, 2011
    I love my Trinity 5E3 with the Tone Tubby Chicago Blue speaker and power scaling control.

    Something along the line of a Nocturne Blondeshell does interest me though and I wouldn't complain if the amp fairy left one.
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  2. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    What amp will make me play like Mark Knopfler?
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  3. DW_Dillinger

    DW_Dillinger Country Gent

    I just finished building the amp i always wanted. A single channel amp that has a treble/mid/bass tone stack with presence control and bright switch...sort of a mix of my favorite features of Fender Tweed, blonde, and blackface amps with no effects. Heres the 50 watt version with two 12" speakers (im also building a 30 watt version with one 12").....

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  4. pilgrim

    pilgrim Country Gent

    Jun 15, 2010
    DW, you did a great job on the tolex. I'm sure the amp is great as well.
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  5. StJohn

    StJohn Country Gent

    Jun 5, 2008
    North Louisiana
    Mine would be a tie:

    1)Handwired Vox AC30 with Celestion Blues and NOS tubes.
    2)a pristine Blackface era Fender Vibrolux.
  6. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    Sandy Eggo
    I perform weekly for part of my living w a band. I'm lucky enough to design and produce my dream amps that started as ideas from a loud stage mindset. Mixing that w the actual vintage amps to recreate from, is even more exciting. Yesterday I used the Moonshine 39 w my 48' Silvertone w its 50s DeArmond pickup. I dont need to take the actual '38 vintage gibson eh-185 w me anymore, it can be used safely at home without the stress of it being swiped or overtaxing the transformers.
  7. Michiel

    Michiel Friend of Fred

    Jul 29, 2009
    The Netherlands
    I have little to wish for, but since you're asking ...

    I miss that Silverface Bandmaster Reverb mastodon with oversized 2x12 cab an awful lot.
    Now if only the amp fairy would be so kind to deliver it with an additional music room, that would be fantastic thank you very much.
  8. dilver

    dilver Country Gent

    Feb 16, 2009
    Point-to-point wired Blackface Deluxe Reverb with switchable 1/5/10/22 switchable wattage.
  9. Michiel

    Michiel Friend of Fred

    Jul 29, 2009
    The Netherlands
    ... but I must admit that BMR won't see much action. Just dusted off my old Baroque Lute and I have no need for yet another amp in my life right now.[​IMG]
  10. Wozob

    Wozob Country Gent

    Jul 6, 2014
    The Netherlands
    I'm quite happy with my Carr Mercury, but I would like it to have a continues attenuator like on the Skylark instead of the 1/10, 1/2, 2 and 8 watt settings it has.
  11. Random1643

    Random1643 Synchromatic

    May 10, 2015
    Upper Midwest, USA
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  12. hcsterg

    hcsterg Friend of Fred

    Feb 13, 2012
    I am currently buiding it... I would go faster if I had the time to !


    Maybe currently 2017...

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  13. houndman55

    houndman55 Synchromatic

    Feb 8, 2014
    A 100 watt marshall solid state combo. MG series, ear bleeding beauty...
  14. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Friend of Fred

    Feb 6, 2015
    In the USA
    That's a good deal for a hand wired amp.
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  15. guitarmike

    guitarmike Gretschie

    Oct 13, 2015
    How about an AER Compact 60 ?
  16. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Friend of Fred

    Well, you already made me look.
  17. hcsterg

    hcsterg Friend of Fred

    Feb 13, 2012
    Oh, the Amp Fairy invited me recently to a small local Vintage Amps and Guitar Show...



    She considered that my tiny production could enter the Vintage category :


    Here a professional player testing my amps with a 1953 Gibson Les Paul Gold top :


    Thanks Mrs Fairy !

  18. ruger9

    ruger9 Country Gent

    Nov 1, 2008
    did you guys catch in the OP: "...that's NOT commercially available"???

    Not commercially available: IDK of an amp I would want that isn't already available somewhere. I guess I have no imagination lol.

    But since everyone else is chiming in with stuff that IS commercially available:

    From the US, a Swart AST Master combo.

    From the EU, an Elektra 185.
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  19. Ricochet

    Ricochet Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    In that case... An Elektra 185 2x10" combo. :D
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  20. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Gretschified

    Oct 18, 2015
    Dear fairy:
    I would love to own a radically stripped version of my vintage JTM45 Marshall:
    One Input (that has the two original "high inputs" bridged), two mastervolumes (treble and normal), one cut control.
    I would like to have 4 KT66 outputvalves with the option to switch between 2 and all four of them.
    The chassis has to be welded.
    The box should be made of curly maple with gold piping.

    ...and put a flightcase on top, please.
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2016
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