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Old 02-03-2013, 12:27 PM   #1
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Looking for good cheap clean head.

Okey, here's the deal I have JCM900 SL-X and theres no way to get fast easy clean channel from it on stage, so I need to get second clean amp.
I'm looking for beautiful dark deep cristal oldschool metal clean sound.
I Prefer used full tube head, the power I need is for small gigs.
And it have to be very cheap like ~200$.
I heard that Kustom head's have good clean ?
Can You suggest some amps, which could be fine for me ?
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Old 02-03-2013, 12:46 PM   #2
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$200 for an all tube clean head could be difficult. I got my Peavey VTM60 for $198. And that can get pretty decent cleans.
If you could spend a tad more I'd say look into Musicman and vintage Traynor heads.
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Old 02-03-2013, 01:06 PM   #3
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I don't see that happening with your budget, man.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Peavey-Clas...=item41706c7afe
mine has great cleans.
(I sure seem to be suggesting this a lot lately )
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Old 02-03-2013, 01:37 PM   #4
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that thread title.
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Old 02-03-2013, 02:29 PM   #5
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Not All tube but the ROC Pro 1000 has a nice clean channel and can be had for $100.
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:16 PM   #6
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that thread title.






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Old 05-07-2013, 02:12 PM   #7
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Okey, here's the deal I have JCM900 SL-X and theres no way to get fast easy clean channel from it on stage, so I need to get second clean amp.
I'm looking for beautiful dark deep cristal oldschool metal clean sound.
I Prefer used full tube head, the power I need is for small gigs.
And it have to be very cheap like ~200$.
I heard that Kustom head's have good clean ?
Can You suggest some amps, which could be fine for me ?


I'm not the best for knowledge about tones..but a Kustom quad 100HD should do you well, in terms of tone and loudness it should be decent.

It's a hybrid amp (SS with a preamp in each channel) and is pretty cheap. I picked mine up for 145 off ebay, with a cheap fender cab as well.

info: 100 watt, 4 ohm, with a lead and rhythm channel (generally i class it as a clean and distorted channel)

Rather heavy and has irritating dimentions..but then again, it looks sturdy to me!
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:37 PM   #8
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Indeed!

To the OP, any chance you might be able to hang in there for a little while and save a bit more? It's gonna be pretty tough to find what you're looking for at that price point, unless you're willing to go solid-state. Even then...

I found a Silverface Fender Bassman head for $400 not too long ago. Pretty tough to beat Fender cleans, and Silverface-era stuff is a great value.

Another cheaper option that might help a bit in the meantime - Maybe use a light touch of chorus on your clean channel? That's often a sound I think of when I think of 80's metal cleans. I haven't played the SLX version of a JCM 900 though, so maybe the cleans are that bad?
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:42 PM   #9
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The SL/X doesn't have a clean channel.

Have you thought about running a pad out front for your cleans? Something like this
It's basically like a footswitch to roll off the volume from the guitar. Like a preset version of rolling back the volume knob on your guitar.
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You could run a DSP/MFX in front in 4CM to defeat your SLX's preamp and run a clean model right into it's poweramp. I currently do that with my GT-10 and my JSX.
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You could run a DSP/MFX in front in 4CM to defeat your SLX's preamp and run a clean model right into it's poweramp. I currently do that with my GT-10 and my JSX.

But the JSX has a good clean channel
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