Amplifier Manufacturer Customer Loyalties
We've all seen it. We've all heard it. Hell, many of us are guilty of it - myself included. There's the Marshall crowd, the Fender crowd, the Mesa crowd etc. etc...
I love many other manufacturer's products', but somehow I seem to always find the tones in my head back in Petaluma, CA. Don't get me wrong, there are plenty of amps I'd love to have in my back pocket (Marshall JVM 410H, Roland JC-120, Diezel VH4 etc.), but I always seem to get drawn back to the mysterious allure of my favourite amp maker.
I suppose that this is another "rumination" thread, but I seem to notice this a lot with guitar players. It seems that some folks become loyal to a brand simply because they own one (or many) of their products. Like I said earlier, I am, to an extent, also guilty of this - so I'm not pointing any fingers.
I've owned many amps of many different brands, and I've done so because I was searching for the sounds in my head, and the search didn't really stop until I found what I was looking for. That being said though, a great sounding amp is a great sounding amp, regardless of who built it.
So what say you? What do you think of brand loyalties in the guitar amplifier world?