What Amps are You guys with the TOKAI's

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hawkeye2u
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What Amps are You guys with the TOKAI's

Post by hawkeye2u » Thu Jan 17, 2008 2:46 am

What Amps are You guys with the TOKAI's??

I used to use my LS70-F via a Fender Super 60, now sold
Get better tones from my new Fender Hot Rod Deluxe

Effects
Fulltone Fulldrive II overdrive pedal
Digitech Digital Delay
Digitech Muti Chorus

I know the Hot Rod Deluxe has a few problems, but I'm a tech so I've fixed all the problems from the start, lovely sounding amp for the price!

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Post by dudu » Thu Jan 17, 2008 2:56 am

I found the Peavey Classic 30 and the Ibanez Tubescreamer 9 to be
a very nice combination with any LP-style guitar. I tried them both
with my Vintage V100 and an Epiphone and the whole enchilada
sounds sweet.

I don't own the Peavey yet, but it's on my next month's shopping list :)

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Post by twinfan » Thu Jan 17, 2008 4:18 am

I have two rigs:

JTM45 clone and THD style 2x12 with V30/G12H speakers

or

Modified Laney Klipp through a Marshall 4x12 with V30/G12H Heritage speakers

I'm currently having a JTM45/100 built and I'll be getting a new 4x12 to match it :)

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Post by kmarccoco » Thu Jan 17, 2008 4:30 am

one 1965 blackface fender super reverb, and one 6' guitar cord. oh and a pick, sometines... :lol:

stratman323

Post by stratman323 » Thu Jan 17, 2008 4:41 am

I'm still using a tweed Fender Blues Deluxe (US made) bought new in 1993. I still haven't found anything I like better, and it doesn't kill me lugging it up and down stairs as it's only a 1 x 12. Great clean sounds, excellent reverb, and good overdrive, even if it lacks a bit of gain.

So how did you mod the Hot Rod hawkeye? The HRD should be the perfect amp for me, but I reckon they ruined the tone of the BD when they increased the gain. I'm intrigued to know what you did.

The amp I really want is one of the Fender Vibroverb 2 x 10 combos they made briefly in the early 90s. This amp doesn't even have an overdrive channel, but they sound so nice. :P They're hard to get hold of though, and they're not cheap either when you do see them.

I need a spare amp though, and the Peavey Classic 30 seems like the most obvious choice. They sound good, and they don't cost a lot secondhand on eBay, so I might well try one of them.

I would love to just plug into the amp like kmarccoco (I did for years), but I need a bit more overdrive for a few songs with the band I'm in now, so I use a Tubescreamer too, and I've just started messing about with a wah, which is fun if you use it sparingly.

Mike

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Post by JohnA » Thu Jan 17, 2008 4:54 am

Marshall JTM-45 clone by Ceriatone, 4x12 cab loaded with Greenbacks and a Marshall Powerbrake to keep the volume down!

Great for clean & crunch but a bit squishy for anything too high gain.

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Post by goldie » Thu Jan 17, 2008 6:14 am

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Suprem Combo 40, built 1967.

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Post by Outsider » Thu Jan 17, 2008 6:27 am

goldie wrote:
Suprem Combo 40, built 1967.
Cool! Take me to your leader!

Third year with my Crate V3112 combo. Changed the tubes ones, no complaints, some compliments. In my opinion the most underrated combo ever.
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Post by marcusnieman » Thu Jan 17, 2008 6:33 am

kmarccoco wrote:one 1965 blackface fender super reverb, and one 6' guitar cord. oh and a pick, sometines... :lol:
All combo amps

65 blackface Fender Super Reverb,
65 blackface Fender Pro Reverb,
1961 Magnatone 460,
2005 Bad Cat Cub II 30 watt with reverb / tremolo

or one of 3 Fender Blues Junior Limited Edition 15 watters

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Post by Ozeshin » Thu Jan 17, 2008 6:58 am

Ashton 100 watt valve head into a 4x12 Celestion quad.
Via a Zoom G2 for effects and a Behringer BOOST for...ummm..Boost in solo's :lol:

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Post by Big Willie Style » Thu Jan 17, 2008 7:37 am

marcusnieman wrote:
kmarccoco wrote:one 1965 blackface fender super reverb, and one 6' guitar cord. oh and a pick, sometines... :lol:
All combo amps

65 blackface Fender Super Reverb,
65 blackface Fender Pro Reverb,
1961 Magnatone 460,
2005 Bad Cat Cub II 30 watt with reverb / tremolo

or one of 3 Fender Blues Junior Limited Edition 15 watters
Marcus I thought you sold the Bad Cat? Decide to hold onto it?

Jason

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Post by settebello » Thu Jan 17, 2008 11:11 am

Hi all,
here we go,
Marshall Lead&Bass 50w '74
Guyatone GA1100DS(Fender Twin-Clone, late '60-early '70)
Blues Jr. US made
Mesa Boogie DC-5

Volker

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Post by marcusnieman » Thu Jan 17, 2008 11:38 am

Big Willie Style wrote:
marcusnieman wrote:
kmarccoco wrote:one 1965 blackface fender super reverb, and one 6' guitar cord. oh and a pick, sometines... :lol:
All combo amps

65 blackface Fender Super Reverb,
65 blackface Fender Pro Reverb,
1961 Magnatone 460,
2005 Bad Cat Cub II 30 watt with reverb / tremolo

or one of 3 Fender Blues Junior Limited Edition 15 watters
Marcus I thought you sold the Bad Cat? Decide to hold onto it?

Jason
Ah....sharp one you are :wink:

Sold the standard Bad Cat Cub II (15watt with reverb). My new one is a Custom Shop Cub II but is 30 watts with reverb and an added tremolo channel. Couldn't pass it up. Marvelous class A amp and perfect for gigs.

The first one was nice but at 15 watts, it really broke up badly at gig level volume. My 15 watt Fender Blues Juniors on the other hand sound great cranked up at gig level - really ballsy with nice, natural overdrive without getting distorted. These are my go amps for most gigs (whether I mic them or not) - but I need to bring my Dunlop Univibe stomp box for vibrato effects.

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Post by ChicoBluez » Thu Jan 17, 2008 12:24 pm

Vox TLSE Modeler
Rane 5 Band parametric EQ

Mesa 20/20 power amp w/2 Avatar single 12 open back cabs

or

2-1st issue Fender Blues Deluxes '93 & '95
Gibsons aren't real either!

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stratman323

Post by stratman323 » Thu Jan 17, 2008 12:40 pm

ChicoBluez wrote: 2-1st issue Fender Blues Deluxes '93 & '95
2? You must play some big gigs if one isn't enough for you? :o

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