Practice Room Amps: Why are they so bad and hated?

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Or, it's not the amp, bro, it's your fingers

Theorbo Goes Wild (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 24 March 2019 17:15 (eight months ago) link

dude if you need to practice at all it’s you that’s the problem, not the amp

*cracks knuckles, stomps on tube screamer, stumbles through out-of-tune blues solo*

i'm w/ tato, super hot AND weird!! (bizarro gazzara), Sunday, 24 March 2019 18:03 (eight months ago) link

practice room amps have 90 percent more beer inside of them than your average amp

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Sunday, 24 March 2019 18:06 (eight months ago) link

super trebly Roland jazz chorus which sounds like knives in my eardrums

calstars, Sunday, 24 March 2019 18:24 (eight months ago) link

Yeah. For me it’s bass amps that either give too much boom or too much clank no matter how I set them.

Theorbo Goes Wild (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 24 March 2019 21:45 (eight months ago) link

what's a practice room amp, like a tiny low wattage thing? I have a teeny fender pro junior that's the absolute bomb

brimstead, Sunday, 24 March 2019 21:48 (eight months ago) link

Jazz Chorus
Marshall half stack
Fender Twin

calstars, Sunday, 24 March 2019 21:51 (eight months ago) link

played a les Paul through this peavey 15” bass amp for awhile , great thick tones , 2 channels
https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/DeltaBlue115II--peavey-delta-blues-115-ii-30-watt-1x15-inch-tube-combo-tweed

calstars, Monday, 25 March 2019 00:18 (eight months ago) link

when i bought my house and had enough space to start goofing off with electric guitars again i bought a VHT special 6. flexible wattage and power modes so i don't scare the cats. i very rarely think about it which is the hallmark of a good guitar amp imo.

call all destroyer, Monday, 25 March 2019 01:42 (eight months ago) link

I recently bought a used Vox Pathfinder 15R which absolutely smokes. I've never heard such a good solid state amp (and it has a real spring reverb).
https://i.imgur.com/frkYKE0.jpg

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Monday, 25 March 2019 03:04 (eight months ago) link

dude if you need to practice at all it’s you that’s the problem, not the amp

*cracks knuckles, stomps on tube screamer, stumbles through out-of-tune blues solo*

this is the greatest post that has ever been posted on the subject of guitar players.

go home, everybody. nothing else to see here.

maathew, that setup looks perfect for late morning jams and cups of early grey. i approve.

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Monday, 25 March 2019 15:29 (eight months ago) link

Bought I house so that I would never again have to play through a Hartke combo.

Three Word Username, Monday, 25 March 2019 15:31 (eight months ago) link

oh, hi. welcome to ilҗor, where matthewk is now maathew.

the red and blue pills are the ones to avoid here, btw.

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Monday, 25 March 2019 15:32 (eight months ago) link

this is the greatest post that has ever been posted on the subject of guitar players.

hell yeah brother, now let me play you a sweet riff i just learned on my new purpleburst flametop prs doublecut

*haltingly cranks out the opening chords to 'satisfaction' using way too much gain*

i'm w/ tato, super hot AND weird!! (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 25 March 2019 15:38 (eight months ago) link

Have you guys seen the Nikki sixx web show about riffs? I saw the one with Scott Ian , who busts out his Malcolm young Gretsch, pretty good

calstars, Monday, 25 March 2019 18:43 (eight months ago) link

That just popped up in my youtube recs today. I'll have to check it out.

☮, 🐸 (peace, man), Monday, 25 March 2019 18:46 (eight months ago) link

what's a practice room amp, like a tiny low wattage thing? I have a teeny fender pro junior that's the absolute bomb

Pretty sure it's one of the standard issue backline amps of history that's left to molder in a dank rental practice space.

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Monday, 25 March 2019 20:07 (eight months ago) link

Austin it’s *Lady* Grey around here. Rock and roll will never die.

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Monday, 25 March 2019 21:12 (eight months ago) link

fuck yeah, lady grey is my preference too.🤘

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Monday, 25 March 2019 23:24 (eight months ago) link

There's a Pathfinder 4x8" stack on Craigslist here but I can't find the time to drive two hours to where it's located (if it's even available).

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Wednesday, 27 March 2019 22:38 (eight months ago) link

Fucking hell, I didn't even know they made a Pathfinder stack.

☮ (peace, man), Wednesday, 27 March 2019 22:44 (eight months ago) link

https://reverb.com/item/5399252-vox-pathfinder-15r-smr408-4x8-491-of-750-made-super-rare-head-cab

It was just like that but half the price (and... gone).

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Wednesday, 27 March 2019 22:56 (eight months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Problem solved!

Theory of Every Zing (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 13 April 2019 17:20 (eight months ago) link

Amp had a “Style” knob I had to turn from 5 to 1.

Theory of Every Zing (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 13 April 2019 18:20 (eight months ago) link

Ampeg BA-115HPT.

Theory of Every Zing (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 13 April 2019 19:12 (eight months ago) link

four weeks pass...

Had a big discussion about gain staging today

Careless Love Battery (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 11 May 2019 19:03 (seven months ago) link

Stage that gain brah

calstars, Saturday, 11 May 2019 19:06 (seven months ago) link

two months pass...

Using keyboard amp today

Ask Heavy Manners (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 13 July 2019 16:45 (five months ago) link

Stagin’ gain for days

calstars, Saturday, 13 July 2019 19:33 (five months ago) link


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