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British sound, or American sound?

Keefoman

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It depends. For clean and light drive - American (Fender). For more crunch and gain - British (Marshall).
 

jrgtr42

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Most of the bands that influenced me when I was starting out were Marshalls. Not to say I don't have an appreciation for the Fenders, but horses for courses. each does their own things, extremely well.
 

Injam

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Tell your significant other that you need two amps minimum. One Marshall and one Fender.
 

Injam

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Tomorrow I’m going to look at an old 1977 twin reverb. The speakers have been replaced with Eminence sometime ago.The Guy is asking $800.
 

bern1

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Another vote for both! It goes in waves, or, more accurately, it depends on the project I’m involved with. My amp arsenal is split pretty evenly. But when it really comes down to it, I love the Marshall sound For rock and blues!
 

herb

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Fender Blackface Super Reverbs and Vibrolux Reverbs are what I cut my teeth on and now have a small stable of Fender tweed, brown and BF amps. I can come close enough for me to Brit with the appropriate pedal on one of those. I have owned a Clark JTM 45 for about 20 years.
 

fernieite

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Like many, I love both. However, I should throw in some old Canadian as well! ;)

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dwagar

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I started with a '65 Bandmaster (still have it btw), then had a '66 or '67 Twin (cause Bloomfield is my guitar God). I think that Twin was heavier than I was, and it was so bloody loud I could never crank it. Some years later I discovered Marshall, and they became what I wanted. I've had some Traynors and Mesas, but always came back to Marshall.

I use an SV20 now, in my little world it's the best sounding amp I've ever played.
 

Bob Womack

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You know, it really depends. I go back and forth between a Deluxe sound and a 1987 sound, depending on the genre. So much so that I have both dialed up in my Helix for sessions. Yummy.

Bob
 

Patrick Ginnaty

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I just bought a Deluxe Reverb reissue. Not boutique, but classic Fender tone, and easier to carry than my Super Reverb.
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As a utility amp, it's much better sounding than I expected.
 
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