If you could only have three to do it all...[Amp edition]

MyLesPaul462

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This was quite a popular discussion when it came to choosing just three guitars to do it all. Why not do it for amps.

Alright, if I could only have three amp voicings to cover the most amount of ground for my needs...

Clean : Fender Blackface Deluxe
Mid-gain Crunch: Marshall 1959 Super Lead "Plexi" w/ Jose Mod
Hi-Gain Lead: Mesa Boogie Mark 2C++

If mad scientist Dr. Frankenstein, could squeeze them all into a single amp, with an independent channel for each. All the better.

Honorable mentions:
Clean Category: Fender Tweed Tremolux
Mid-Gain Crunch Category: VOX AC15
 
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I’ve yet to find said amp… outside of a digital solution at least..
 

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Fender DRRI (very modified) - live amp
Crate V32 (somewhat modified) - live backup, small gigs and recording
100 watt Ceriatone HRM (Mercury Magnetics choke & power supply, otherwise stock) - recording only - too much to move, and sounds bright and too big live
 

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It’s hard to beat the 68 custom series fenders right now IMO. I have the deluxe and it suits 90+% of what I want after you add a few pedals.

A lowish wattage marshal flavor amp (mines an 18watt brown note).

The boss katana. I sicken myself sometimes over how much I love and use this thing. It always sounds great and it’s pretty much the best of both worlds for a guy who wants digital versatility but doesn’t want to deal with a learning curve.
 

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I only need one (and I have it). That is my Axe FX III Mk 2. I have Fender Blackfaces, Silver faces, Matchless, Vox', Marshalls, Mesa's, Diezels, etc. etc. etc.

Hon mention to my Boss Katana.
 

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A Silver Jubilee reissue and two backups, because they'll probably fail. Apart from that, dream tone, dream amp, have the mini, don't need another one, instant dream sound when plugging into it.
 

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I guess I'd keep 3 that I have:

The Soul Tramp Tweed Deluxe
Marshall DSL 40c
1965 Fender Dual Showman

And I'd give up the Supro Blues King if I could only have 3.
 

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Clean: Mesa Boogie California Tweed
Mid-Gain/Classic Rock: Mesa Boogie Fillmore 50
Mid-Higher Gain: Marshall Mini Jubilee

Though if I could only take one amp to cover it all, it would be the Mesa Boogie Triple Crown 50. Independent volume controls, a master volume control, and three channels. Every channel is excellent and easy to dial in. Plus, you can use either the stock EL34s or 6v6s, or 6l6s.
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Big John

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James Demeter pulled it off 30+ years ago: Bassman channel, Plexi channel with optional boost, and then a really high gain channel. But why settle for one when two is twice the fun?

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If I still played loud I could get it all done with an old 50 watt Marshall.
 

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Pretty sure I can make due with these.Haven’t purchased the Hiwatt yet, it’s my buddies and he’s saving it for me. I may just buy the 4x12 Hiwatt cab too.
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5 watt fender champ XD...that is all.

You mean 15 watt...

The XD and successor X2 were appropriately labeled Super Champ Vintage Modified amps.

First channel is glorious Fender tones with a great second channel that utilizes this decades technology.

Two amps in one box. Throw in a cab and it's my three that do it all.
 

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-VOX Night Train 15H G2
-Orange Rocker 15 Terror
Really happy with these two. The VOX isn’t all that VOX-like, and is more of a high gain amp, with a gorgeous sounding clean channel. The gain is so thick, it made owning a Friedman BE-OD pedal redundant. The Orange is a RAWK champ.

If I can ever afford a third, it’ll be some kind of Fender amp head clone, maybe a Phaez.
 

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If we are talking live, I would go with:

Clean - Komet 60
Rhythm - Early 70s Marshall Super Lead
Lead - Carol Ann Tucana 3

If we are talking studio, Kemper all the way.

One amp to do it all everywhere? This one:

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Big John

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NoSco just won the internet for a week with that pic.

That little purple flame teaser on the side...it's like a side of BBQ for extra dipping.
 

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