There are too many to even attempt to narrow it down to one.
I used to think that the Raven line of amps that Guitar Center sells were bad, but the new line of Acoustic , are really, really, horrible. I tried a couple of them out and they're just unbearable.
there was a "falcon" practice amp a friend had once, when we were kids
i try and find the good in any piece of gear, but by christ that thing made it difficult
wahwah, on gigging in the UAE:
It was refreshing to see Australians abroad, sober. I almost didn't recognise them.
Funkfingers, in response to some highy questionable spam:
When this forum talks about getting wood, we're usually thinking of flamed maple.
Mike Hastings, 14th Earl of Loudoun:
I reckon I might send Lizzie a bill for back rent. The old girl's family have been living in my bloody castle for the last 500 years.
Of course if you get a $30 amp with a 5" speaker it will sound like sh!t. I had a Crate GFX-212 and the cleans were quite good. My Peavey Vypyr 30 is a different story, well, if that digital background noise wasn't there....
LTD M-50 W/ AHB-1 Blackouts.
Douglas Rhoads W/ GFS Crunchy Rails
Douglas Thinline W/ GFS Pro
Epi 100 W/JB-'59
Soloist W/SD-Super 2
SX Strat T.O.M.
Custom 112 cab W/G12 75T.
Found one! Crate GX25M. . .25w solid state amp with a small 4 ohm speaker. Has distortion channels and a chorus button! Sounds wild and metallic with the distortion off and the chorus on. . .just what I had hoped for. .
When my brother and I first started playing, he had a Quantum. In purely tonal terms, it was less an amplifier than a punishment. I get that entry-level budget amps have to make compromises, but this was one of the type that seemingly make no effort to sound good, or pleasant, or musical, in any form at all.
sounds great! i'm going to look for a youtube video!
i found one. . .the playing was abysmal. . .and the tone, not that great.
My first amp was a solid state Peavey bass amp or keyboard amp or something
I gigged it for YEARS as a "subwoofer" in my rig, after I got an actual guitar amp. (slaved off the effects send)
Not great on its own
Imagine a kazoo playing itself inside a cereal box
And the cereal box weighs 900 pounds and shocks you if you touch it
Eh, sorry guys. Any pro can make ANYTHING sound useable if not to all applications, at least to some. As Jeff Baxter said, "It's a poor workman that blames his tools."
He SKUNKED them!
I agree. . .we are talking about tones. There are different uses for different tones, some people are looking for that golden tone and once they find it they don't want to hear anything else. Some people want a varied assortment of tones for different purposes.
One of the many great things about Star Wars was the exception attention to audio, think about all the wonderful sounds that went into making the film seem like a real world. .
okay, here it is a Crate GX25m. . .quinessential solid state sound. . .dull, flat and sounds like galvanized metal for the speaker instead of paper. . .perfect, I love it. .
I used to think Johnson modeling stuff sucked. Then I saw Adrian smith using a j station in a documentary, and he had it sounding great. it's the player.
Randall stacks. my buddy has two of em. a 300 watt and a 200 watt. i thought there was a fluke with the 300 when i couldn't get it to sound like anything - it has the effects built in. then he bought a 200 to go with it. it sounds exactly the same.
also im pretty sure josh homme plays a couple gorillas, i know he definitely did on the them crooked vultures album. he also plugged his guitar straight into the sound reader for old 1930's movies and played solos through that, so yeah, the mans crazy but i dont think too many people will dispute his tone
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