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What famous performers use SS amps?

Started by Crystallas, March 25, 2006, 10:55:32 PM

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Crystallas

Im sure everyone uses a little of everything from time to time. But some performers, usually sponsored, are know to use certain combos of amp/guitars ect.
More in specifically, who can you name off the top of your head that is known for their SS equiptiment.

DoctorC

Well, the original "Deacy" was solid state  :tu:

joecool85

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Crystallas

Ive seen a few Mac Amps that offered sponsors. Unfortunately the ones they list are all the tubed variants, or combos.

trevize

I think that roland jazz chorus where used a lot by pro. i think it was the Roland JC-120 Jazz Chorus.

It was used for sure by Slowdive.

One of the Radiohead guitarist uses a fender SS amp in stereo with a vox ac 30.


RDV

Just off the top of my head:

Trevor Rabin
Frank Marino
Alex Lifeson
Ronnie Montrose
Dimebag Darrell

I'll think of more.

RDV

DoctorC


joecool85

Anyone have a schematic for this thing?  (The deucy)
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DoctorC

unfortunately I have not seen a schem for the Deacy anywhere.

teemuk

B.B. King used Lab series amplifier and Wes Montgomery used a Standel amplifier. Lab series amps are considered as one of the best SS amplifiers and they were used by many other big name acts too (unfortunately I can't remeber who). Standel was basically a huge innovator of all SS guitar stuff. (If i recall correctly they were the first company that manufactured a solid state guitar amplifier).
Then the SS Vox gear: Beatles used it at a time since it was "hip" and Status Quo used SS Vox AC30's.
I also quite often see some SS stuff from Crate used by metalheads.

Teemu K

joecool85

Sounds like I need to look into Vox a lot more.  I've heard a ton of good stuff about them.  And here I thought it was all about marshall.
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RDV

Try Hiwatt, Traynor, Ampeg, Vox, Supro, Teisco, Peavey, and a world of other cool amp brands too.
Marshall is where it's at, it's just not the only place. ;D

RDV

joecool85

Out of that list Peavey is all I've played.  Not crazy impressed, it was nice though. 
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RDV

Quote from: joecool85 on March 28, 2006, 09:21:42 PM
Out of that list Peavey is all I've played. Not crazy impressed, it was nice though.
There's lots of Peavey amps. Some are killer, some not.
I love the old Studio Pro 40, it's the ultimate small gig/practice amp. If you see one somewhere for cheap, grab it. The old "Vintage" series was pretty cool too, they had an SS preamp into a 6 6L6 150 watt tube power section and covered in tweed. Any of their SS steel guitar amps are worthwhile as well.

RDV