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    The Ugly Amp Thread :-)

    The guy selling this on eBay painted it himself and thinks it "looks pretty good."

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    Okay the selling point question is... does it come with the pencil ✏️ included?

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    Wow What a psychedelic amplifier Click image for larger version. 

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naoknj1ebqI

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrGonz78 View Post
    Okay the selling point question is... does it come with the pencil ✏️ included?
    I wouldn't accept it without it.

    I think I should post the innards of some of my builds on this thread...

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    Some amps are ugly on the INSIDE. This is supposed to be a Princeton Reverb.?.

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    Just in time for Halloween, looks like it's painted in blood. Might appeal to Charlie Manson types. Yikes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck H View Post
    Some amps are ugly 1) on the INSIDE.
    1) Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
    Wow old timer. Black face with rag wire, admittedly little "processed".

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    Mmmm... spaghetti!

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    Beauty is in the hole of the behinder...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck H View Post
    Some amps are ugly on the INSIDE. This is supposed to be a Princeton Reverb.?.

    Looks like a bowl of noodles ! But hey, it's the opposite with amps from people for me, it's what it sounds like on the outside that counts... Provided it doesn't cause a fire, or go into uncontrolled oscillations randomly !

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    I haven't heard any of these, but I like the read on the home page:

    http://uglyamps.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck H View Post
    Some amps are ugly on the INSIDE. This is supposed to be a Princeton Reverb.?.

    Making wire manufacturers rich.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck H View Post
    I haven't heard any of these, but I like the read on the home page:

    http://uglyamps.com/
    Didn't that dude used to post here regularly or sumpin'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin Thomas View Post
    Didn't that dude used to post here regularly or sumpin'?

    Justin
    Not as far as I can tell.

    The videos sound pretty good. Sometimes it's hard to tell when you have really good players working. The difference between a good player and a good sounding amp can be pretty small because a truly good player knows how to play WITH the amps character. Which is better than playing well IN SPITE of the amps tone. Though that can also work better than you might think. My impression is that they're pretty good. I'd like to hear a clip of the 18 watter cranked up. That's not on the site. I'll check *outube.

    EDIT: Ok... I found some clips with the "Ugly 18" on *outube and it sounds nice clean, but sounds like crap overdriven. There's a couple of vids where the recording is obviously bad, I dismissed those. I did hear one clip with a good recording. If my amp sounded like that I'd be trying to fix it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck H View Post
    The difference between a good player and a good sounding amp can be pretty small because a truly good player knows how to play WITH the amps character.
    No bad amplifier, there is only bad player.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tboy View Post
    The guy selling this on eBay painted it himself and thinks it "looks pretty good."

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    But on top he's got a guitar he painted to match, and now he's just going to let the amp go!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck H View Post
    Some amps are ugly on the INSIDE. This is supposed to be a Princeton Reverb.?.
    It´s an attempt to build a Princeton reverb in a very small chassis while retaining a board of the same size as the original. A framing problem that started in minute 1.

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