Gotta love that BD
! It might have been the deal of the century (to date, ha ha).
I love my remaining La Brea BD
too much and only sold the other (MIM) to share the pure joy with a bud, who just happened to have the money! Seriously, he knew I had it, or 2 actually, and wanted it. He's still in love with it of course, takes it out and continues to make disciples of the people who hear it, use it too - yep, he shares! What's not to love about that?
I like my little Danelectro Nifty Fifty
, but I don't think they make them now. I've mentioned that I use my Roland Cube 20X
daily, and I have another surprise, not shared to this date. I bought a KORG micro synthesizer last month and run it through the Roland. I am so totally satisfied
with that charming Roland, that it looks like it is going to be the definition of whatever I am as a musician.
Other colleagues, teacher and high school students are using a small Kustom
SS here, and I always liked them. I have sort of liked Traynor
, as I had one or two in the past (yes I remember 2 big, heavy ones!) in the past when they were fully Canadian. Then I talked to Pete Traynor, the founder (when he was alive) about the new ones. It was sad, I won't go there, but let people judge whether they have been reliable of not. IDK... China, Indonesia, Taiwan, I didn't notice. I only saw that they weren't for me. If the reliability improves, I could recommend them for anybody - as a tube amp! In that same category, Randall
is there, but needs a little clean up of their performance record (IMO - personal experience) to be a solid player. And there is potential there, I like them as well.
If I can still be brief, and also frank about it, once you own a bunch of Fender
tube amps, it is hard to get excited about a Peavey
in the same category. I still believe in Peavey amps and support many others with them, but I prefer the Fenders for myself. We all get what we get - it's our money, right? Not trying to offend anyone, but I believe that Fenders are the original, since 1946, and Peavey came later.
I have had several Peavey SS
amps, probably as many as I have had Fender SS
amps, in the total range of 40 or so, not too sure. The majority were sold because the buyers saw or heard the things working, as well as being all pretty and shiny, and they were willing to buy them out from under me. Still, my son relies upon and will always have his awesome workhorse Peavey KB-300
for his big synths and for thumping bass. From the 80's!: " If you need the ultimate in portable keyboard amplification, this is it! This Peavey KB-300 Keyboard
Amplification System has 150 watts RMS, 3 channels c/w tone & volume controls, FX loop, equipped with industrial quality dolly wheels." My boy
(who is a man, ha ha) also swears by his venerable Peavey Bandit 112
, and I believe he'll be happy for life with it as well as having my 1989 Fender Super 60
, which is a bit like a Mesa
IMO, for all his guitar needs. The Bandit may be the most common and long lasting of Peavey's? He researched it, tried many others, then we just had to go out and pick among the used ones.
Of couse I am really tempted by many Mesa Boogie
models (oohh leather-covered Lonestar!), but since I have no complaints with my current stuff, and no money these days, I don't need to go there at all. Thank you Leo Fender
for saving me from that expense and worry?