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post #1 of 41 (permalink) Old 09-28-2006, 12:59 PM Thread Starter
 
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Trainwreck Amps

Got a question..... has anyone here had the chance to plug into a Trainwreck amp? I have read so much about how these are the ultimate amp and have the best tone.... etc. but they are extremely hard to find and only manufacture like a couple a year. I also seen where the schematics are on the Internet and was wondering if anyone had experience building their own amp head?
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Re: Trainwreck Amps

that's probably the coolest amp name I've ever heard...
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These amps are supposed to be the "holy grail" of amps. I guess most players will settle for your typical off the shelf amp..... Mesa, Legacy, Line6, etc., Even a few players who go for the boutique amps like Bogner, Cornford, etc. and some of them are supposed to be based on the Trainwreck amps. I hope this thread brings out some more information though..... It's funny how players will spend thousands upon thousands of dollars to buy 10 different guitars and still only buy one or two amps that everyone else has. Add a ton of stomp boxes, modeling unit, or a rack of goodies to get their tone and complain because it's not quite what they hear in their head. Makes ya scratch your head and wonder.
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Re: Trainwreck Amps

Has anybody even heard of Trainwreck amps......????
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there was a Trainwreck head on the Bay for $25,000 USD not too long ago. There are all kinds of copies out there. Two Rock has a whole line of Dumble and Trainwreck clones. The key to these is their sensitivity. They are so touch sensitive that it is almost like an extension of your guitar. The downside of this is that it is very unforgiving. Guys like Eric Johnson and SRV raved about Dumbles and Trainwrecks, but SRV said that he had to learn how to PLAY his guitar after he got his Dumble. I have played a couple of Dumbles and a few of the Two Rock TW clones, and while they sound great, I still am more than happy with my Lonestar Special. Not to mention I didn't want to spend 5Gs on a Two Rock.
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$25k? no thanks...I'd rather have a vintage marshall...
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I'm thinking of building my own..... or buying a Komet. I have several old Marshalls and have always liked them but now am looking for something a little more sensitive to player imput.
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I figured some of the older or more experienced players on here would have some input...... Thanks "speedy", where did you locate the Dumble at???? They are getting hard to find too. I've heard of the Two Rock and the Fuch amps along with the Paul Ruby amps but getting a chance to plug into one isn't just doesn't happen everyday. I also wonder just how hard it would be to build one.
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Any other Boutique amp affectionatos have any input??? What are you using and why?
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Re: Trainwreck Amps

theres a lot of cool stuff here but I didnt find any trainwreck ?
ive been mostly through marshall and peavey as a guitar player and dont really like either....
im up for a carvin V3 next..

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I'm going for a Cornford real soon....
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there was a Trainwreck head on the Bay for $25,000 USD not too long ago.
- Wha??????????????



I just found a cure for my GAS
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$25,000 for any amp is ridiculous.
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$25,000 for any amp is ridiculous.
Not if you keep it for a few years, people start to hear about it and its prowess, then you flip it for $40,000
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$25,000 for any amp is ridiculous.
Yeah - for that it better come with a fully stocked bedroom / kitchen and Jam room


Oh...and a fridge full of ice cold brewskies
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