“I’ve since moved on to a Carr Rambler amplifier because it’s a lot sturdier and more reliable. My Vox is getting old, it’s been on the road for so many years and the Carr is great. It has all the power I need, the sustain and the reverb are just untouchable. It’s small but it’s fucking loud. I’m not the kind of person who needs a great deal of balls, but it gives me a great deal of balls nonetheless. That’s all I use. I don’t use any pedals or anything.” - Neko Case on her tenor guitar collection: Fretboard Journal #2 cover story (Summer 2006)more
"I only own two guitar amps and I keep one on the East Coast and the other on the West Coast. I have a Carr Rambler that I got made into a class A/B instead of class A, and I really like that. The regular Rambler is an incredible amp that you can’t go wrong with, but because of the way my guitar is tuned, it makes sense to have an amp that delivers more of the percussive and less of the sweet. For the West Coast, I have a Rambler chassis that actually houses a Carr Impala, with the master volume removed because I don’t need that. Sometimes those amps get swapped and the West Coast becomes the East Coast and vice versa. Both are absolutely great amps, and I’ve never had anything resembling a problem with either one. For bass amps, I’ve got exactly the same East-and-West-Coast thing happening. Like with my guitar amps, I only own two, but they’re both the same: Mesa Walkabout heads with stock 1x15 cabinets."more
This is my amp. There are many others, but this one is mine. This amp has a clean, but vibey and focused sound. Seems to find it's own corner of the mix to occupy and takes every pedal you care to throw at it. Glorious.