Your First Amp


Friend of Fred
Silver Member
Feb 13, 2012
No matter where you are in France, I'm quite sure that they could hear you all the way in Andorra with that rig. 😎👍

I had to put in ear plugs just to view the picture! A deluxe piggybacked with a Super Twin= LOUD

Well, yes, it can be loud ! But I'm not Ted Nugent ! 😆

In fact, this stack combination gives a big clean tone with a deep reverb effect coming from the two amps, and quite spectacular when the two tremolos are operating with reverb. 😎 😎 😎

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Friend of Fred
Feb 12, 2009
Where the action is!
I won't count the mighty Peavey KB-300 that my dad bought for a synth before I started playing guitar. I was into vintage from day one. The first actual guitar amp I got was a 1964 blonde/blackface Fender Bandmaster. I still think of it as one of the best sounding amps I've ever owned. One of these days I'll have to come full circle and get another one. I'm guessing it will set me back more than the $600 I paid for it in the early '90s.

JC higgy

Jun 6, 2008
Belfast Norn Iron
Well the first amps i had use of weren't mine,they belonged to my dads band.
One was a wee Jennings amp head of about 15 watts,i paired it with a home made floor monitor with a Celestion blue speaker from an AC30 in it,sounded rather nice.
The other was a Simms Watts something or other,i'm sure this was solid state.

The first guitar amp i bought was a Peavey 112 Bandit,mid to late 80s.


Aug 11, 2022
Not counting the practice amp that came with the Squier Strat Pack, my first amp purchased separately was the 1990s Peavy Bandit 112 Sheffield. Got me through highschool and college. I then moved on to Fender Amps as an adult.

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A new 1986 Peavey Bandit 65. Still got it and still gig with it. Weighs less than 40 lbs but built like a brick $&!+house and it can get loud if needed!

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Dec 19, 2015
Charlotte, NC
This would have been in 1959. The little amp had no name, one on/off volume control, a 4" speaker, and maybe 5 watts. This amp was shared and passed around to any new player that needed something until they could talk their parents into something else.


Country Gent
Gold Supporting Member
Jan 17, 2020
Jack Plate, Oregon
My first was a mid-60s blackface Fender Deluxe Reverb. I bought it in the early '70s from a nice little old lady that had to sell it due to arthritis. It still had the original amp cover and probably had never left her living room. I gigged that baby for about 15 years, and it always delivered. I've still got that one, and I need to get some caps replaced to restore it to glory.


Country Gent
Double Platinum Member
Jul 23, 2019
A new 1986 Peavey Bandit 65. Still got it and still gig with it. Weighs less than 40 lbs but built like a brick $&!+house and it can get loud if needed!

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I have a similar vintage Studio Pro 50. What’s the deal with their yellow and blue speaker wires? I never can remember which one is which if I ever disconnect the speaker.


Friend of Fred
Gold Supporting Member
Aug 15, 2018
Auburn, Maine
I had a late 90’s Peavey Delta Blues 1x15.
Killer amp, but it was not cut out for a life with Caleb. If I so much as gave it a harsh look, one or all the tubes would rattle out of their seating and/or crack. It got to the point that just taking it from rehearsal to gig was a risk. After having it fixed for the 3rd time, it broke again. I sold it.

It was a great sounding amp though.


Jul 20, 2017
South Dakota
My first amp was an MG50dfx from Marshall that after two days at home grated on my ears. So it promptly went back for a Peavey Triple XXX Super Forty, the one I liked the best when I went in to buy guitar and amp but was a coupe hindered dollars above my self imposed limit. I will have to get a picture I can’t find one on my phone.


Apr 18, 2009
Not here.
Fender Bullet! 15 watts of solid state fury into an 8-inch speaker. It was… fine for my purposes. Then when I got into playing with other people/out I bought a floor model DRRI at a significant discount (this was the mid-90s). Great amp.