I have mostly used a FENDER Twin Reverb amp on most of my gigs/recordings. Whether i am doing a single gig or band show, I do love the amp and would recommend one without even thinking about it. This amp produces what a clean electric guitar should sound like. I like it with a solid body or acoustic guitars, it's that versatile!
It features four 6L6 Groove Tubes® output tubes, four 12AX7 pre-amp tubes, two 12AT7 preamp tubes, two 12” 8-ohm Jensen® C-12K speakers, dual channels (normal and vibrato), Fender® reverb, vibrato, two-button reverb and vibrato on-off footswitch, tilt-back legs and black textured vinyl covering.
I used my FENDER with my TAKAMINE on the PULP FICTION session. I had a mic in front of the amp, another mic on the TAKAMINE, and one final mic on my mouth - recorded live.
If you are playing in a small club, or doing a huge show, this amp delivers a clean sound and has enough power to deliver a clean sound without distortion. If in a large show, you can hear yourself clearly even though the sound engineers mic you seperately. I really have always loved the Jensen speakers as well. Cuts right through!... The videos I have uploaded from the LITTLE RICHARD concert show me on my FENDER Twin Reverb using my acoustic electric TAKAMINE. (I had an excellent sound crew as you can witness. We only had a quick sound check and then the lead guitar player turned my volume dials off just before the show, so when I came on stage, I had to quickly guess at the mix while doing my couple opening numbers. (That's why I was running back & forth, etc. I still can't figure out why that happened.)
I have always used a FENDER Precision Eelectric Bass. As a guitar player, it is easy to switch to Bass. One must be careful not to think like lead guitar when overdubbing and recording Bass. But that comes with experience and practice. My favorite is still my Fender Precision Electric Bass. That's all I ever used for recording.
AMPEG for size and sound. I used to work millions of clubs. I was one of the first live singles in Orange County, CA to pre-record my own backgrounds and vocals and then play with them live in clubs, etc. I pre-recorded the BASS line, drum machine, and voices as well. But I played back the BASS track and drum machine into my AMPEG. It handled both sounds and levels wonderfully!
The first microphone presented here would be the "Ricky Nelson," microphone pictured with him on album covers and magazines. Also wrongly called the "Elvis" microphone. We called it the SHURE "Basketball mic." I owned an original Shure (Basketball) mic. Shure mics were the standard then as well as Shure PA's (Very BIG.) -- The new mics. are much better than the originals (naturally). The guts are far superior today. I haven't used one since my early days. They are cool if you are looking for the aesthetic value of that period. I don't know what exact mic. was used (as a prop in "PULP FICTION"). Too bad I didn't get them to use the original Shure mic.
The microphone that I used for clubs and practice is a SENNHEISER e965. I've made demos, etc. with this mic. When you're in the studio or doing a show, etc. you would use whatever the sound company/studio offers (Naturally).
I have owned several TASCAMS in the past. I do love them, not only for the quality but also for the reasonable price they offer. The quality is amazing and the included effects are all you need. The 24 Track is plenty in my opinion. You really don't want to overdub that much unless it is a demo. To record live, (as for a live show, etc.) 24 is plenty to keep track of. And if you are recording seriously, you would want the acoustics of a quality studio with a great tech.
The other valuable feature is the fact that you can practice anywhere with reverb/echo etc. and headphones even in an apt. (which I have many, many times.