Amps 101...A How To For Everything Amplified

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  1. circles

    circles Senior Member

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    I was hoping to find a thread like this. But I still havn't found what I'm looking for. I've owned a few combos before, starting with a Fender Champ back in high school.

    I do miss my old Marshall avt150. It sounded cool to me, and had mulitiple channels and effects which was great as our band played a pretty good cross section of material. I'd like to get something sweeter though...

    Currently running through an avt40. Not my dream amp, but gets me by. I have much to learn, and am trying out as many as I can.

    Anyway, I will keep looking and my opinions open. The good thing about being broke is I won't make any rash purchases! :)
     
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  2. rocknhorse1

    rocknhorse1 Senior Member

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    michael2003x Senior Member

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    Thanks for the sticky.......for me this was a "must read" I keep going back this for reference all the time.:applause:
     
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    bsm9981 Senior Member

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    Just wanna thank you rocknhorse1 for starting this, it has been a great help and resource.
     
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    hope I can get these figured out in a year, thanks for the info.
     
  6. Arzachel

    Arzachel Senior Member

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    Great info thanksb:)
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    MUSTANGCAT Senior Member

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    I did not know that Marshall made a 5 watt amp in 1972-3. This sticky is the bomb! It also shows other low watters not made any more like the Champ, Skylark, etc. I need to further explore.
     
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    Thanks for the link!
     
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    jc2000 Senior Member

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    Thanks for the post. I'm not much of an amp guy so this was really helpful.:thumb:
     
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    bruce egnater Junior Member

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    Not sure if this is OK to post here. Please move or delete if not. I've seen and read tons of this type of information on various web sites. It is all useful but somewhat abstract. If you don't already have a fairly in depth knowledge of amp circuits or have not built an amp or two, I think you still may have difficulty applying it. This is where our amp building classes come in. Not only do you build a real, hand wired, hotrodded style Marshall head, but you learn a ton of cool stuff in a clear and understandable format. Next class is in Chicago at The Music Garage on Sept 13/14, 2014. You learn in two days what can take you years fumbling around looking for on the internet Email me at begnater@aol.com for more info.
     
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    Would like thoughts and info on an old Marshall ValveState 8080. Found one cheap.. about to send in for refurbishment.
     
  14. AmplifiedParts

    AmplifiedParts MLP Sponsor

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    Hey Amps 101! We've got a video up on our YouTube that explains how to read the code on your reverb tank and decipher what each character means. This is really helpful when choosing a replacement or an upgrade for your amp. Just follow the link! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQ7uP32hEfA&t=12s
     
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    Great post.
     

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