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What are your favorite amps for your ES-330 and why?

#1 User is offline   teledan 

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 02:10 PM

Those of you with an ES-330, what are your favorite amps and why? What styles of music do you play with them? What tones are you getting out of them that you love? Also, do you use the amp for mostly home use or do you also gig with it or record with it?

I am thinking about thinning my (electric) herd down to an ES-330 and a new amp. To clarify though, I am not necessarily asking what amp you think I should get, because as we all know that is pretty subjective. I really just want to hear about what you have and like and why you like it. I don't want to sway your responses too much by telling you what I am looking for :) I have a couple ideas in mind but would like to hear about what else is out there that people are using.

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 07:58 AM

I have a BB King, but I play with I got, so those are my favorite. See list below.

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1995 - Fender American Standard Jazz Bass with Rio Grande Pickups and a Warmoth Jazz Bass Neck
1997 - Fender American Standard Tele with Rio Grande Pickups
2000 - Gibson SG Special
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2009 - Gibson BB King "Lucille" Signature Model
2009 - Kala KA-T Tenor Ukulele
2011 - Martin D-28

2014 - Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro II with Lindy Fralin Pure PAF's
2014 - Martin D-18

Fender Deville 60 Watt Combo Guitar Amp

Fender Blues Jr. 15 Watt Como Guitar Amp with a Weber Speaker
Mesa Transatlantc TA-15 Head 5W/15W/25W Switchable
Egnater Tweaker 40 Watt Combo Guitar Amp (On Loan To My Son)

Fender Hot Rod Deluxe Extension Cab with a Weber Speaker
Acoustic B100 Amp 100 Watt Bass Combo Amp
Orange CrushPiX CRL20 20 Watt Guitar Amp

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 05:04 PM

I really like the sound of my ES335 through my Princeton Reverb. It's the Ltd. Edition model with 15 watts and 12" speaker.

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 06:35 AM

Princeton Reverb and Deluxe Reverb are nice amps for hollowbodies and semi-hollows. The Princeton Reverb's a little small to play at band volume. I have a 335 and a Guild 175 Manhattan and they both sound great through the Deluxe Reverb. [thumbup]


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Posted 13 December 2017 - 03:51 AM

IMO the ES330 and Epi Casino are very versatile instruments with a big fan base due to their association with much 60's music.....[thumbup]

Personal experience with both guitars.....

Laney VC30 2x12 combo......just imagine a Vox AC30 and you are in Beatles/Stones/Kinks territory.....[thumbup]

Various Marshall Valvestates.....very easy amps to get on with....clean and with excellent drive channels when required

Fender Deluxe VM.....45w combo with built in chorus and delay......typical Fender clean sounds with Dfx built in.....[thumbup]

Roland Cubes from battery powered busking amps up to 80w combo.....IMO one of the best transistor amps around.....with character, superb clean sounds and meaty chorus and delay on tap...


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#6 User is offline   ScottDownSouth 

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Posted Yesterday, 04:42 PM

Way back when I used to have a 66 ES 330 I ran it into an original blackface Deluxe Reverb. Man that combination sounded good. Why did I sell those?.....

Cheers, Scott.

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