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Which amp tone to match your Fender?

S. Cane

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So, what amp tone do you like best along with your Fender?

Orange, Marshall, Vox, Fender...

Tell us more about the amplification you use with them Teles and Strats! :yah


I myself use only Orange amps, currently all solid state. sounds very cool, since I like dirtier sounds, and I was wondering if a Vox or even Marshall wouldn't make my strat playing even brighter... I tend to feel that Orange amps go better with humbuckers and mahogany. Opinions and personal notes would be highly appreciated.
 

Don

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I'm a big fan of Fender and Fender-like amps.

I use a tweed Deluxe clone most of the time when I gig and rehearse. It's very responsive, pretty dirty and has a lot of mids. 90% of the time, this amp and a Tele are all I need, though the amp comes on at about 1-3/4 on the volume control and it can actually be too loud for practicing without a drummer even at that point. I almost never use it at home.

I use a Princeton Reverb clone when I need to be quieter, want a cleaner sound, less mids, and want tremolo and reverb.

I use a Mesa/Boogie Studio .22+ when I want an even bigger range of volume levels, a really good clean sound with more mids than the PR and a good dirty sound that's more controllable than the tweed Deluxe. It's a good 35 pound "grab and go" amp when I don't know what kinds of sounds will be required. It matches up well with my Mesa/Boogie Thiele EVM-12L cabinet if I don't mind lugging the extra cab around.

I have a tweed Champ clone that's great for dirty sounds at lower volume levels. I mostly use that at home.

I have a Vibrolux Reverb though it seldom leaves the house. The other amps give me most of the sounds that I'm after.
 

j45

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Out of everything I've owned, Plexis's, metal fronts, BF everything, Tweed everything, the combination of a '63 AC30 w/a '59 Telecaster was the most spectacular Fender guitar sound I've heard.
 

ch willie

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Different tools for different needs:
2005 DRRI--broken in and sweet for cleans and crunch.
recent Marshall JVM410-H--takes care of crunch and high-gain for heavier rock to metal.

I love them both. No one does clean like Fender, and well, you know what Marshalls do
 

sikoniko

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right now I'm using a 2553 silver jubilee. It is very versatile. I had a 1987x that I had to sell and will probably get another one when life evens out. I also want a vintage deluxe. I played a vintage ac30, but I about broke my back picking it up. Those things are super heavy. I was so focused on that I don't remember how it sounded.

I have heard good things about vintage ga20s and supros, but those are low on my list.
 

PLarson

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I recently bought an Orange Tiny Terror that I'm very pleased with. I have a cheap brand 4*12 Celestion. Sometime when I get the strenght I will buy the real thing.......greenbacks or whatever.

I also have a 10W Fender Vibro Champ XD. Tube, but with new nice effects. When I don't play blues/rock, this amp is perfect for playing Thin Lizzy stuff. (Don't get me started on Thin Lizzy- I could go on for hours. LOL)
 

sitedrifter

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I purchased an amp that gave me great crunch with clean perfection for my Strat. Mesa Boogie 5:25 Express.
 

Ryan Givhan

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get a tube amp. depending on the amp a tube amp can get as dirty as you want. if you like really dirty amps i would suggest looking at some orange or mesa tube amps. i held out a long time thinking that my solid state amps were "good enough" then i got my first tube amp and found out just how wrong i was.
 

Texas Blues

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I love Marshall amplification but they're just a tweed bassman with more horsepower.

I have a Squire Tele and it loves tweed the most.

Hell, all my guitars love tweed the most.

Single coils into either a tweed champ or deluxe are where its at for me.
 

dafack01

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1x10 tweed champ clone for me right now since I'm not playing out. I can play just about anything with that amp and like how it sounds. I do like fenders into Vox and BF amps too though. I just don't have any BF or Vox amps right now.
 
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photoweborama

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For me, there is nothing better than than my 2007 DRRI with an Eminence Swamp Thang speaker!!!

Super low lows without getting flabby. Super crisp highs!

I'm a guitar tech, and I don't get any gruff from anyone... All I have to says is "I tested it on my 65 Deluxe Reverb and it sounded great." All they usually say is "oh, it must be ok then.."
 

axeman565758

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it may be a regular production, non Custom Shop amp, but my 1993 '63 Vibroverb RI is the best amp I've found for both my '60 CS Strat and '58 Les Paul Historic. I had, not a single complaint about the stock (reissue) Oxfords, but the amp only got better with the addition of a pair of Jensen C10Q's
 

GeetarGoul

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I like my Fender guitars with my vintage tweed bassman. I like my Gibsons with my blackface fenders and marshalls.
 

The Real MC

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Selmer "croc-skin" Zodiac Twin 30. A Vox AC30 front end with Marshall JTM power amp. Very interesting sound and it LOVES Fenders. Even better with a 6G15 reverb.
 

Progrocker111

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Old 70s Hiwatts. They kill especially with Teles. One of the rawest tones i ever heard in positive way. Crystal clear, big and so dynamic alltogether. Or crank it and be shocked and deaf too! :rofl :dude:
 

bern1

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Strat and a JTM45 replica
Tele and Allen Encore

those are my respective faves, but I can switch 'em up!
 
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