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    how about this? turns out DAR amps is a high school buddy!

    Dude! DAR was the first thing I thought of. Super cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ImmortalSix View Post
    Great choice! You ever play through one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red_Label View Post
    You beat me to it. Hard to beat the Lifeson sig for a KEWL looking amp (and a cool sounding one).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bludave View Post
    Great choice! You ever play through one?
    I haven't. I think I would get along with one well though - I am a player who uses the guitar's volume knob a lot.

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    Love that Trainwreck. This get's my vote for coolest looking just cuz I'm partial to it.


    IMG_0296 by theecricket, on Flickr
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    Let's see if I have any worth the while to say....pedals are never better than the amps they are used on
    But my guess will probally slanting towards a positive outcome!
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    Siegmund


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    Kasha w/rotating speaker baffle to adjust between open and closed via footswitch. The cool part is seeing the baffle move and hearing the sound change.




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    Marc Ford's backstage Univox amp and his hat. He noticed me snapping a picture of it, and he said "that does make a pretty cool picture, doesn't it?"
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    Ark have some of the very best cabinetry I've ever seen.





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    Wow!! That Siegmund looks frickin' beautiful!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluesbend View Post
    Wow!! That Siegmund looks frickin' beautiful!
    So do those Arks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gearjoneser View Post
    So do those Arks!
    Yeah, I had trouble wrapping my mind around those when I first saw them. Much more art than a simple box could ever be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beerman View Post
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    Not for everyone and most of the stage amp is just show, but pretty cool nonetheless. And, who can argue with his sound?
    ya, that rush stage rig is the most intricate looking amp design ever, I would not want to be a roadie with all that intricate stuff...

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    Quote Originally Posted by guitfiddle View Post
    Yeah, I had trouble wrapping my mind around those when I first saw them. Much more art than a simple box could ever be.

    Woah . . . that's beautiful!
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    I used to have a 1964 Fender Tremolux head and matching 210 cab. I wish I had a pic of it. It was a BF head, with the numbered knobs--and the smooth blond Tolex, like a BF amp, but BLONDE; and a gold grill-cloth.

    That was the most drool-inducing amp I have ever owned. I got so I wouldn't take it hour any more--I got paranoid that someone was going to steal it.

    Great sounding amp, too.

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    Here is a picture of some Matchless products I took for an ad I did for them when they were an advertising client. I always liked the clean lines and glowing lights.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Beerman View Post
    Alex Liefson
    Not for everyone and most of the stage amp is just show, but pretty cool nonetheless. And, who can argue with his sound?
    Looks like a steam powered industrial washing machine. But very cooool.
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    Coolest looking amp I've ever seen:


    It doesn't hurt that it's one of the best sounding amps I've ever heard either. I've owned a Mk 1 and Duotone in the past and liked them, but the Mk 2 Triamp is better. Glowing light blue bulbs and 13 exposed tubes in the background with a clear plexiglass front? That's such a killer combination!

    The coolest one I've ever owned was a Bad Cat Hot Cat 2x10'' combo, here's the one I sold years ago to fund my first Bogner Shiva:


    Take your typical Matchless kinda configuration, add a pimped out tolex and glowing logo and you've got this amp. It's too bad that the sound out of it was pretty terrible and the EQ setup sucked. I wanted to like the amp so bad, but it just didn't happen.
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    I have to admit that as cool as those amps look just for the sake of art, I'm more of a traditionalist in my taste for amp design. I really love the classic vintage looks of these (yes, I know there is some controversy regarding the manufacturer and "quality" of the amp section of at least one of these. But the vintage looks are gorgeous to me).

    Marshall Vintage Modern 2466, Bogner Alchemist (with a slight retro-modern flair), Flextone lll XL 212, Bugera V22, (speaker cabinet is Avatar Vintage 2X12):
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    Originally Posted by IanBallard
    Rule of thumb... the more pot you have, the better your tone.

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    I am shocked that no one has posted a pic of their late Sixties Kustom amp with the tuck and roll naugahyde in Blue or Red Sparkle!

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    Quote Originally Posted by everdrone View Post
    ya, that rush stage rig is the most intricate looking amp design ever, I would not want to be a roadie with all that intricate stuff...

    Hughes and Kettner killer setup all cosmetic, weighs 14000 pounds!!!!! at 4min :25 seconds:



    I loved that video. Lifeson FTW!

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