I recently pulled out my 60's AC30 for a rehearsal after a long time of bedroom playing and think I've finally discovered what 'unforgiving' in an amp means.
Great sounding amp (especially with the ES335), great fun playing all the parts then it was time for a solo.. Man did I sound sloppy! Every pick stroke, every 'bump' in the road highlighted for the world to hear. Of course 'practice harder' is the answer but it was a bit of a wake up call TBH.
It got me thinking though, in my adult playing career I've only really owned a Mesa Boogie Mk3, AC30s and a Yerasov GTA15 which is kinda like a Vox AC15 in some ways (EL84s). Have I never owned a 'forgiving' amp?
Interested in what others would deem forgiving amps or am I wrong about AC30s completely and just p*ss poor at playing these days?!