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Any guitarists on this board? Slightly off-topic, but still very gun related.

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Outlaws, Feb 22, 2007.

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  1. Outlaws

    Outlaws Member

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    www.ammo-box-amps.com

    I just saw this link on the Nuge forum. They look really cool and the sound clip sounds fairly good. A bit pricey, but not too outragous for a boutique amp head.
     
  2. gunsmith

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    coool

    I am a acoustic only but one of these days....thats cool
     
  3. bill larry

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    Hmm...I play bass for a living...how would they make a bass head? Out of a gun crate? :D
     
  4. bogie

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    Oh, you HAVE to be serious.

    You can probably do as much for your sound with a Behringer V-amp...

    It you REALLY are serious, think some major tubes. And some cabs. There ain't no such thing as a free lunch.

    Don't care what 'nuge sez...
     
  5. bogie

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    Ahhh, but after I calmed down...

    Several things...

    Power supply.

    Tubeage.

    Power supply.

    I mean, the thing is cute, but if it ain't glowin', it ain't goin'....

    50 watts. Whoopsie. I mean, hey, I'm sorta impressed. Except that that the USSR stomped all over that concept years ago - and sovtek, ei, etc., does NICE tubes...

    Oh, and another "concept." If the outift uses "too" many "quotes," thats a sign that they think that they are "smarter" than "you" are. And that you'll buy their "crap."

    Oh, and they're built like tanks?

    From what bleepin' era?

    Campers, in mis-spec hardware, tubes went out a LONG time ago, except for the guitar and bass thangs...

    So, hey, rock it out with the sovtek, or whatever YOU think sounds kewl, and lose these lusers...
     
  6. Outlaw Man

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    They have a similar amp in on of our local guitar stores along with a plastic-looking guitar in the shape of a machine gun. It's cool for a gimmick, but you can get better tone from a chainsaw. I hope this one sounds a little better.

    Can't remember what gun it was. I'm thinking it was Russian or Chinese, though I don't think it was an AK.
     
  7. loki.fish

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    I try to play Bass.....but for $2000 I can buy a much better amp. For less than $1000 you can probably make your own. Cool idea though.
     
  8. GreenFurniture

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    If only it had EL34s.
     
  9. Outlaws

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    bogie,

    Are you serious? Its a modified design of the '59 Bassman circuit. I emailed him about it. Considering how much most boutique Bassman clones go for, it ain't toooo far out of the norm.
     
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  10. Biker

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    I run my electrics ('73 Strat and '63 Les Paul Junior set up for slide) through an old Bassman head and a Peavey Delta Blues amp. I a/b it live. Gotta be tubes.
    Oh, and I have a holster velrcoed inside the back of the Peavey.;)

    Biker
     
  11. Axman

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    "Went down town to see my second cousin, plays guitar, sounds like a chainsaw buzzin...cool is a rule but sometimes bad is BAD!"--Huey Lewis and the News


    ...sorry, I couldn't resist! :D

    Kinda reminds me of the early Crate amps. Looking like the box it came in!

    Yes, I am a guitarist, I am the Axman! (Goo-goo-ga-joob?)
     
  12. Biker

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    Lennon is rolling over and over in his grave!

    Biker
     
  13. SuperNaut

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    Too gimmicky for me, I'm into tweed.
     
  14. Outlaws

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    lol....see my above post. Its a wolf in sheeps clothing. Or would that be the other way around depending on if you consider the wolf the the amp or the military style casing. ;)

    Here is a sound clip of it.
    http://www.ammo-box-amps.com/Audio/Ammo-Box-Amps-Demo-wet.mp3
     
  15. SuperNaut

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    Bassman circuit eh? Well at least the guts are quality. Guitarists can be uncharacteristically conservative when it comes to gear, myself included. :)
     
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    Hi all,
    I’m new around here but like Bill, I too am a professional musician in the DFW area and just had to chime in on this one. I’m going to have to come down on the “gimmicky” side. Tubes-good, modified Bassman front end-good, 50 watts tube power-good, housing it in an ammo crate-borderline ridiculous. That’s what ATA racks are for.
     
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    Love my guns and I love my guitars, but that thing is ugly. Two grand? I'll stay with my Marshalls and Dr. Z's. But, hey, it is definately a conversation piece. Thanks for posting it Outlaws. :)

    Guitar player since 10 years old (1965), shooter since age of 6. Mostly Blues and Rock n Roll on Strats, Teles and a PRS through various Marshall, Fender, Ampeg and Dr. Z tube amps. Latest gun? Marlin .45-70...

    Welcome, BillHilly.

    Yeah, Biker. I used to play some of those clubs too.
     
  18. Biker

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    I've been lusting after a PRS but thus far my lust has gone unsatiated.
    As a professional musician, I carry a .380 in my left hip pocket when I play live in addition to the .38 snubby in the back of my Delta Blues and the Taurus 450 on my ankle.
    I also keep an empty Miller long neck sitting on top of my amp - next to the one I'm drinking.
    ;)

    Biker
     
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    The guitar community has its "what's the best caliber" discussions, too. ;)
    I dunno from tube types, I just know what I like for sounds.

    Would it be rude to build custom speaker cabs in the shape of Claymores, and point them at your audience? "THIS SIDE TOWARD AUDIENCE" :p

    All kinds of potential here for pedals, etc., with gun-related names. Then ya got your high-capacity pick magazines, your belt-fed string changer, your Hogue whammy-bar handle . . .
    I need more coffee. :D
     
  20. Outlaws

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    I just thought it was a neat idea. I have built a few guitar pedals and like to use odd stuff to put them inside. I hadn't even thought of an ammo can. It was one of those "omg why didn't I think of that" kind of things. Not something for commerical sales, but just for fun. I think a Bigg Muff circuit inside one would really cool. I like that kind of stuff for home recording because it just make stuff fun to use. But now that I have the idea, I am going to do that. A Big Muff and a Fuzz Face in one ammo can. :D

    But ya, the first thing that didn't ring right was when I realized it was a tube amp, and then realized it was a serious tube amp, and not just a low wattage one. How the thing doesn't overheat and melt tubes I don't know. Lord knows the AC30 would shorten tube life enough from a lack of ventilation. There are three 12AX7 tubes, two 5881 (aka 6L6) power tubes, and a 5AR4 rectifier. Then there is the tranny. How that all fits in a .223 ammo can, I don't know. How it breathes, even with a fan, is beyond me.
     
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    Give me a good Les Paul or Telecaster and a humble Princeton Reverb and I'm a happy guy. Those guys over on Nugent's site will love em though.
     
  22. SIRVEYR666

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    Death Metal guitarist here!:evil: I play Fender American Standards (awesome rigs, but not very metal) and a Brian Moore Custom, through a Peavey head (for that Midwest death grind sound). I keep my pedals and cables in a .50 Cal ammo can.:cool:
     
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    Add to the set-up: a camouflage Telecaster, an olive-drab ammo belt for a sling, fatigues for stage wear and a Humvee limosine! Heck, you just might get laughed right out of the club!
     
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    This is gonna get locked soon.

    Reissue Gretsch Silver Jet>Morley Bad Horsie>Seymour Duncan Twin Tube>'68 Fender Bandmaster>'70 Marshall 4x12 w/V30's.

    GHS Boomer 11's, Tortex blue picks, LatchLake Black-Chrome slides, Svetlana tubes, George L cables.
     
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    And, SuperNaught, you're a shooter no doubt. Right?

    Biker:)
     
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