Amp for 12 string?

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Re: Amp for 12 string?

Postby (billydlight) » Sun Apr 17, 2011 1:31 pm

Vox Night Train.

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Really Really good. I gig with it all the time.
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ps why can't I get the video to show here?
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Re: Amp for 12 string?

Postby (paologregorio) » Sun Apr 17, 2011 5:51 pm

The Night Train amp sounds killer; I've heard Billy demo his via You Tube, and heard one in person at NAMM. :D
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Re: Amp for 12 string?

Postby (worf620) » Tue Oct 30, 2012 7:40 am

After a decade or so using Vox AC30s, Hiwatts and Marshalls (JCM 800/900 and JMP) with Rickenbacker 12s, I stumbled upon an excellent (modeling sound on my Zoom digital studio) for a Fender Tweed amp. I soon realized that it was THE FENDER 6L6 SOUND that I was after all these years. I ditched my Marshall JCM 800 and opted for a "Fender-like" 6L6-equipped Peavey Valveking 1x12 with a vintage Jensen speaker, and a Boss Fender 59 Bassman pedal. This amplifier also has a switch that will allow the amp to sound like low-mids Fender "Blackfaces" or higher-mids "Tweeds". I like the Blackface sound, but IMO, the Tweed really compliments the high-end sparkle of the Rick Toasters, and adds much of that vintage 60's jangle reminiscent of early Who recordings. Much as I like the versitility of my current set-up (there is also the option on the amp to switch to Vox-like Class-A), I can eventually see myself opting for the new improved Fender Blues Deluxe amplifier. To sum up - IMO, I strongly suggest the "RICKENBACKER 12/FENDER TWEED/BLACKFACE AMPS" marriage. Makes sense - for many people Fender is THE clean amplifier sound.
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Re: Amp for 12 string?

Postby (manta) » Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:25 am

The Quilter sounds great, it is are light and can fill a good-sized bar.
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Re: Amp for 12 string?

Postby (bitzerguy) » Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:08 am

Phaez Corona 6L6 or Phaez Sibly 6L6 for tubes, Roland JC120 for SS, and Vox VTX150 using any of the Blackface models, the Jc120 model. All pretty cool Ric 12 amps. I really love the Corona and the VTX150. My Phaez Jaguar is a two channel amp made up of the Phaez Corona and HRM models, but at 50W it can be over the top loud. An 18W Corona may be next on my list.
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Re: Amp for 12 string?

Postby (wmthor) » Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:36 pm

I recently acquired a Tone King Imperial. The Clean Channel is much like a Tweed Deluxe whereas the Rhythm Channnel is your Deluxe Reverb and tremolo is the best that I've heard. Played my 360/12 CW through it for the first time last night. The TK has become my primary amp.
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Re: Amp for 12 string?

Postby (paologregorio) » Wed Oct 31, 2012 1:15 am

doctorwho wrote:I recommend a current-era Kustom '36 Coupe, either the 1-12" or 2-10" version.

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These use 6L6 power tubes and an Accutronics reverb tank so they sound a lot like a vintage Fender. If you need tremolo (vibrato) or higher power, you can go with the '72 Coupe, which is available as a separate head.

Or get a good Silverface Fender ...

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Re: Amp for 12 string?

Postby (Folkie) » Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:05 pm

Harry,

Congratulations on the acquisition of your Fender Princeton Chorus amp! The Rickenbacker 12-string and the Princeton Chorus amp sound like they were made for one another! I use mine all the time with my 1991 330/12 and my 2010 360/12, and the amp responds particularly well to my JangleBox JB2 compressor. Don't let the price tag fool you, the Princeton Chorus is one of the most versatile solid state options out there. It really shines with my Strat and PRS, too. And for a great jazz tone, I plug my Guild X-170 directly into the amp with the reverb knob turned all the way down. 8)

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Amp for 12 string?

Postby (8mileshigher) » Thu Nov 01, 2012 4:26 pm

paologregorio wrote:
doctorwho wrote:I recommend a current-era Kustom '36 Coupe, either the 1-12" or 2-10" version.

P1010165.JPG


These use 6L6 power tubes and an Accutronics reverb tank so they sound a lot like a vintage Fender. If you need tremolo (vibrato) or higher power, you can go with the '72 Coupe, which is available as a separate head.

Or get a good Silverface Fender ...

P5033799B.JPG


:D


I recommend using any one...or more, of Gary's amps. . . . :mrgreen:


+1 on what Paulie says. Gary's Kustoms are great sounding amps.
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Re: Amp for 12 string?

Postby (JakeK) » Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:17 pm

8mileshigher wrote:
paologregorio wrote:I recommend using any one...or more, of Gary's amps. . . . :mrgreen:


+1 on what Paulie says. Gary's Kustoms are great sounding amps.


Make that +2...
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Re: Amp for 12 string?

Postby (doctorwho) » Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:07 am

paologregorio wrote:
doctorwho wrote:I recommend a current-era Kustom '36 Coupe, either the 1-12" or 2-10" version.

P1010165.JPG


These use 6L6 power tubes and an Accutronics reverb tank so they sound a lot like a vintage Fender. If you need tremolo (vibrato) or higher power, you can go with the '72 Coupe, which is available as a separate head.

Or get a good Silverface Fender ...

P5033799B.JPG


:D


I recommend using any one...or more, of Gary's amps. . . . :mrgreen:


We should use RIC-O-Sound at the next jam at the house ... there will be sound EVERYWHERE! :shock: :lol:
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Amp for 12 string?

Postby (8mileshigher) » Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:08 pm

doctorwho wrote: We should use RIC-O-Sound at the next jam at the house ... there will be sound EVERYWHERE! :shock: :lol:


:lol: :lol: :lol: Now there's an interesting jam idea to experiment with ..... 8) :D
Which songs will sound superior using Ric-O-Sound mode :?: :wink:
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Re: Amp for 12 string?

Postby (jps) » Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:16 pm

Any Pink Floyd song.
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Re: Amp for 12 string?

Postby (jimk) » Sat Nov 03, 2012 12:35 am

8mileshigher wrote:
doctorwho wrote: We should use RIC-O-Sound at the next jam at the house ... there will be sound EVERYWHERE! :shock: :lol:


:lol: :lol: :lol: Now there's an interesting jam idea to experiment with ..... 8) :D
Which songs will sound superior using Ric-O-Sound mode :?: :wink:

Anything, period. :mrgreen:
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Re: Amp for 12 string?

Postby (doctorwho) » Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:46 am

jimk wrote:
8mileshigher wrote:
doctorwho wrote: We should use RIC-O-Sound at the next jam at the house ... there will be sound EVERYWHERE! :shock: :lol:


:lol: :lol: :lol: Now there's an interesting jam idea to experiment with ..... 8) :D
Which songs will sound superior using Ric-O-Sound mode :?: :wink:

Anything, period. :mrgreen:
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+1! 8)
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