A collection of the guitar amplifiers available for Musical Portraits in the Muse Cave.
The "Muse Current Ranking" is just a current inspirational ranking for fun.

Studio Amps, Cabinets, and Load Boxes

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F.A.C.S. 30/60 Foot Actuated Channel Switching tube combo amp

A Primary Studio Amp: Stage Amp #1:

F.A.C.S. 30/60 Foot Actuated Channel Switching tube combo guitar amp is one of two “Stage Amps”.

Stage Amps are the primary tone amps in the Cave Studio and fed by a common tone-shaping pedalboard and distributed using a PreSonus BlueTube V2 two channel tube preamp

The pedalboard that feeds an Electro-harmonix SwitchBlade active distribution box that sends the pedalboard tone to the Stage Amps and a blending tone to the ZED 10 Analog Effects Mixer for a “Dry Feed” to the Wet/Dry/Wet triple amp configuration.

The Stage Amp pedalboard only uses “Drive” pedals:
• Transparent Drives: Klon Centaur clones
• Soft Clipping Drives
• Hard Clipping Distortion pedals

The last Drive stage is a Marshall “Amp-in-a-Box final tone shaping pedal.

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Fender '65 Twin Reverb Reissue - The Limited Edition Neo Celestion Creamback Wine Red Sweetwater combo guitar amp

A Primary Studio Amp: Stage Amp #2:

Fender '65 Twin Reverb Reissue - The Limited-Edition Neo Celestion Creamback Wine Red Sweetwater combo guitar amp is one of two “Stage Amps”.

Stage Amps are the primary tone amps in the Cave Studio and fed by a common tone-shaping pedalboard and distributed using a PreSonus BlueTube V2 two channel tube preamp

The pedalboard that feeds an Electro-harmonix SwitchBlade active distribution box that sends the pedalboard tone to the Stage Amps and a blending tone to the ZED 10 Analog Effects Mixer for a “Dry Feed” to the Wet/Dry/Wet triple amp configuration.

The Stage Amp pedalboard only uses “Drive” pedals:
• Transparent Drives: Klon Centaur clones
• Soft Clipping Drives
• Hard Clipping Distortion pedals

The last Drive stage is a Marshall “Amp-in-a-Box final tone shaping pedal.

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Blackstar HT20R MKII 1x12" 20-watt Tube Combo Amp with Reverb

A Studio Blending Amp: Bedroom Amp #1:

The “Bedroom Amps” are named for their low power, bedroom quality, tones.

The Blackstar's role is for a “British Marshall” tone blending tube amps with the Stage Amps.

Bedroom Amps are fed by a common tone-shaping pedalboard and distributed using a two channel BBE Sonic fed by a JHS active ABY distribution switch.

The Stage Amp pedalboard only uses “Wet” and “Drive” pedals:
• Gain Staging Compressor
• Transparent Drives: Klon Centaur clones
• Soft Clipping Drives
• Hard Clipping Distortion
• A “De-Tuning” Modulation
• A Dual Delay & Reverb

The final stage is a pair of JHS Clover preamps for amp input gain staging and a pair of LPD signal buffers to ensure a common high-quality signal is sent to the two amps.

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Tone King Gremlin 1x12" 7-watt Tube Combo Amp without reverb

A Studio Blending Amp: Bedroom Amp #2:

The “Bedroom Amps” are named for their low power, bedroom quality, tones.

The Tone King Gremlin’s role is for a “American Fender” tone blending tube amps with the Stage Amps.

Bedroom Amps are fed by a common tone-shaping pedalboard and distributed using a two channel BBE Sonic fed by a JHS active ABY distribution switch.

The Stage Amp pedalboard only uses “Wet” and “Drive” pedals:
• Gain Staging Compressor
• Transparent Drives: Klon Centaur clones
• Soft Clipping Drives
• Hard Clipping Distortion
• A “De-Tuning” Modulation
• A Dual Delay & Reverb

The final stage is a pair of JHS Clover preamps for amp input gain staging and a pair of LPD signal buffers to ensure a common high-quality signal is sent to the two amps.

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Hughes & Kettner Black Spirit 200 | 200-watt Floorboard Amplifier

The Cave Wet/Dry/Wet triple amp configuration: The “Dry” amp:

The Wet/Dry/Wet three amps:
• A stereo DAW “Wet” tone source using two amps for the ZED 10 Effects mixer’s blend of the Strymon and Source Audio effects, along with a Stage Amp “Dry” a blending tone,
• A mono DAW “Dry” tone for the center image instrument tone

The Wet/Dry/Wet Dry amp does have a “Wet” pedalboard when mono Wet Effects are desired:
• A Primary Delay: Digital, Analog, and Slap Back
• A Supporting Delay: Shimmer Effect
• A Sustainer: Holds last guitar notes
• A Tremolo: A basic tremolo
• A Primary Reverb: Hall, Room, and Low-Fi
• A Supporting Reverb: Ambiance Tones

The final stage is gain staging with the mono channel two of the BOSS EQ-200 #1.

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HD 150 Bass amp

The Cave Wet/Dry/Wet triple amp configuration: The “Left Wet” amp:

The Wet/Dry/Wet three amps:
• A stereo DAW “Wet” tone source using two amps for the ZED 10 Effects mixer’s blend of the Strymon and Source
Audio effects, along with a Stage Amp “Dry” a blending tone,
• A mono DAW “Dry” tone for the center image instrument tone

The Wet/Dry/Wet two Wet amps have a “Wet” stereo pedalboard feed and a mono Stage Amp guitar tone feed:
• A BOSS ME-80 Stereo Multi-Effects Pedalboard
• A Strymon Stereo TimeLine Multi-Effects Delay Pedal
• A TC Electronic Stereo Uni-Vibe Viscous Vibe A Strymon Stereo Multi-Effects Delay
• A Strymon Stereo Mobius Multi-Effects Modulation
• A Strymon Stereo Big Sky Multi-Effects Reverb Pedal
• An Allen & Heath Analog Effects Mixer

The final stage is gain staging

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T50 Infinitium amp

The Cave Wet/Dry/Wet triple amp configuration: The “Right Wet” amp:

The Wet/Dry/Wet three amps:
• A stereo DAW “Wet” tone source using two amps for the ZED 10 Effects mixer’s blend of the Strymon and Source
Audio effects, along with a Stage Amp “Dry” a blending tone,
• A mono DAW “Dry” tone for the center image instrument tone

The Wet/Dry/Wet two Wet amps have a “Wet” stereo pedalboard feed and a mono Stage Amp guitar tone feed:
• A BOSS ME-80 Stereo Multi-Effects Pedalboard
• A Strymon Stereo TimeLine Multi-Effects Delay Pedal
• A TC Electronic Stereo Uni-Vibe Viscous Vibe A Strymon Stereo Multi-Effects Delay
• A Strymon Stereo Mobius Multi-Effects Modulation
• A Strymon Stereo Big Sky Multi-Effects Reverb Pedal
• An Allen & Heath Analog Effects Mixer

The final stage is gain staging

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Universal Audio OX Amp Top Box

Play tube amplifier at its sonic sweet spot at any volume level, featuring UA's Dynamic Speaker modeling technology

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Torpedo Reload RE-ACT™ Load Box

The Reload serves many functions in the Cave studio for the Boutique Kelley tube amp.

It is a reactive load box, a Direct Box, A Reaper track re-amp box, and pairs with the Wall of Sound DAW plugin for IR collections.

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Custom Cab #1 - Dual 12"

Custom cabinet populated with two Celestion G12H Creambacks

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Custom Cab #2 - Dual 12"

Custom Cabinet populated with a Scumback BM75-LD and an Eminence Rainmaker16

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TS112 Pro 1 x 12 | Single 12" Cab

Cabinet populated with a ElectroVoice EVM12-L