jimmarchi1's amplifier photo containing Fender Blackface Showman Guitar Amp, Marshall Superlead Guitar Amplifier Head, Fender Dual Showman Guitar Amplifier, THD Hot Plate 16 Ohm, Vintage Ampeg V4 Amplifier Head, Epiphone Valve Junior head, Ceriatone 18 watt TMB, and Leilani 1x10" MOTS combo by Magna

recording Under Your Bed, guitar overdubs.... control room amps :-)

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mylittleeye
7m7 months ago

Does the Epiphone see much use? I've long been considering the Valve Junior combo to perhaps mod as a harmonica platform.

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jimmarchi1
7m7 months ago

I don't think that epi was mine. I believe it belonged to one of our engineers, Jon. Its heavily modified if I recall and saw use on one rhythm guitar track.

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leobutterworth
7m7 months ago

that dual showman looks a beauty of an amp

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jimmarchi1
7m7 months ago

the one without the fender logo is a 63, first year dual, very close serial to Dick Dale's... doesn't actually say DUAL on it either.... it now belongs to the abssist from that band. He preferred it to the V4b and his SVT when tracking and I eventually sold it to him when I gauged down to a bandmaster. I kinda miss playing THAT loud. I regularly played a showman and plexi live.

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traumaad
7m7 months ago

oooh man... marsh superleads, a fender bassman, ampeg v4? PROPER! dude. super cool to see someone maddd about guitars and synthesizers too. i know we're not the only ones... but you got great taste dude

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jimmarchi1
7m7 months ago

@traumaad I have no excuse now except that I like nice stuff, but originally when this photo was taken it was all about good, classic sound and hyper-reliability. Whenyou're buying gear decent new stuff costs so much that vintage isn't always a bad idea. Its an investent that will pay dividends if you decide to sell it. Particularly in guitar amps, they just don't make them like they used to... or if they do its really pricey, might as well get the vintage model instead of something new that will devalue a bit the minute it gets turned out.

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jimmarchi1
7m7 months ago

even though I'm not a pro anymore, I still feel like I'm accomplished enough that i deserve a little splurge on high qualitytools. I am a bit of a bottom feeder, scouring for deals, always have been, but some of that is being willing to warm up my soldering iron and save a tired old piece from the dump.

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