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FDP Forum / Miscellaneous and Non-Fender Topics / Plug for Analog Solid State Amps like Quilter, ZT and Orange

Tony F

Long Island, NY

When you come to fork in road take it
Sep 9th, 2019 05:23 PM   Edit   Profile  

Life long baby boomer tube snob that's discovered todays analog solid state amps. When I was a young player SS amps were pretty awful so I never considered them. A few months ago I picked up a jazz chorus 22 for the house based on the great reviews and really like the amp. Now added an Orange Crush and must say I'm really impressed and pleased! I mean I'm not gonna sell my Silverface Fenders but it's nice to be able to flick em on & off on a whim and not have to worry about what tube is gonna act up next while still have respectable tone.

(This message was last edited by Tony F at 07:25 PM, Sep 9th, 2019)

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Sep 9th, 2019 06:45 PM   Edit   Profile  

I'm a dedicated convert to analog SS amps. Been using a Quilter Aviator for years now, and it always sounds great. For me, it's the ideal amp to drag along when playing out.

But I ain't gettin' rid of my tube amps just yet because I like to play 'em at home.

Mick Reid

Australia

American-made in Oz!!
Sep 9th, 2019 07:21 PM   Edit   Profile  

Roland Blues Cube, Boss Nextone and awaiting arrival of a brand new Fender Tone Master Reverb Deluxe.

Guess I'm a convert too ;^)


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Sep 9th, 2019 07:30 PM   Edit   Profile  

I go back a bit with the PV Transtube stuff. With a speaker swap they float my boat. I still have one - a current series 212 chorus. It’s my fake TR. It is a great amp.

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Sep 9th, 2019 08:50 PM   Edit   Profile  

I played a Roland Blues Cube BC-60 1x12 for a few years during my band days. It was a killer amp.

Tony F

Long Island, NY

When you come to fork in road take it
Sep 10th, 2019 11:02 AM   Edit   Profile  

Oh yeah the Blues Cube!!! Perfect for gigging, don't have one only cause I'm no longer gigging.

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Sep 10th, 2019 11:24 AM   Edit   Profile  

I plugged my new Gretsch Double Jet into my old BC-60 Blues Cube and cranked it this morning. Glorious tones sprang forth!

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& hath no need of thee.
Sep 11th, 2019 02:54 AM   Edit   Profile  

SS amps are (and always will be) a price point thing.

The dirt cheap ones are usually fairly awful (although better now by far).

Midrange are now decent, which is the thing.

The high-end have ALWAYS been good since the Jazz Chorus/Lab etc era.

It's about knowing how to dial them in that's key.

(And my perfect world rig is a Jazz Chorus and a Fender 6L6 amp WITHOUT a Celestion, shame I have to specify speaker these days as Fender's once-mighty standards are....kaput)

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Sep 11th, 2019 06:09 AM   Edit   Profile  

Santana played a SS amp at Woodstock and there's no consensus that his tone sucked. It was a prototype built by Bob Gallien (later of Gallien Kreuger fame).

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San Francisco, CA

Sep 18th, 2019 06:27 PM   Edit   Profile  

I LOVE my ZT Lunchbox amp! All the power I need for most venues and the tone is surprisingly good too!

Lighter is better!

If you haven't tried one of these, prepare to be amazed!

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Sep 20th, 2019 05:47 AM   Edit   Profile  

The Amp Shop here in town has a used Quilter Mach 2 10” with the matching extension cab marked down to 950. I could rotate some stock and bring it home... it is an eye opener.

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Sep 20th, 2019 09:08 AM   Edit   Profile  

If you get your tones from a pedalboard, a Quilter is a no-brainer. They are not cheap, but they are built like a tank and the company is US owned and turns out US-made products. Youc an call them and speak with an actual human too.

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