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Old 09-25-2012, 03:48 PM   #1
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What amp should I get?

I'm looking to get a new amp. I have a budget of 350. I like Marshalls a lot and I've a Gibson SG. I play mainly Classic Rock and Blues. Any suggestions?
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Old 09-25-2012, 03:58 PM   #2
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Old 09-25-2012, 04:12 PM   #3
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home use or gigs? is the budget flexible? (no worries if it's not, but it's nice to know if it is just in case there's something just outside your budget which'd be far better)
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Old 09-25-2012, 04:16 PM   #4
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You like... Marshalls?
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Old 09-25-2012, 05:00 PM   #5
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Mainly home use, budget isn't really flexible and yes, I like the sounds you can get out of them
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Old 09-25-2012, 05:20 PM   #6
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ok thanks

i guess the marshall would be worth a look, but i haven't tried it. if it's for home use, make sure you get the newer one with the attenuator.
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Old 09-25-2012, 05:28 PM   #7
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The smaller laneys are probably worth a look. I think their smaller amps tend to be more voxy, but its still a solid british sounding amp. I've not had a chance to play any, but I've heard good things and I know they're easier to find over there.
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i heard somewhere that one of the cubs had the jcm800 preamp. no idea if that was true, though (and i'm not sure which one it was ).
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i heard somewhere that one of the cubs had the jcm800 preamp. no idea if that was true, though (and i'm not sure which one it was ).


Can you back me up on the above though? I'm sure you've messed with more laneys than I.
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the vcs were more voxy, yeah.
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Old 09-25-2012, 06:24 PM   #11
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What is this, 1986? You can't just like the way a brand sounds, all the brands have a bunch of different styles of amps. Especially in the case of Marshall, the majority of their amps suck.
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Old 09-25-2012, 06:45 PM   #12
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I still stand by my suggestion for a Marshall Class 5 combo. The clean sound can get a little loud before you get any crunch though, but it's quite a good sound for such a cheap price. If you must have a Marshall that sounds any good in your price range, I think that's a good choice. You might like the Laney suggestions though.
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Old 09-26-2012, 01:29 AM   #13
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I still stand by my suggestion for a Marshall Class 5 combo. The clean sound can get a little loud before you get any crunch though, but it's quite a good sound for such a cheap price. If you must have a Marshall that sounds any good in your price range, I think that's a good choice. You might like the Laney suggestions though.


i agree with most except the price. you can do better in your budget if you are willing to forgo the logo, you could have somebody build you a 18 watt that sound so much better. make sure to get one with a MV. infinitely better.
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can you play yours at 3am with out distrubing anybody else in the house? i can. i am going to wire a switch in there so i can flip it on and off though.
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Old 09-26-2012, 02:13 AM   #17
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18W'ers don't need no stinking MV.

why must we always go through this Cath. As much as i agree with you, the world is now full of little girly boys who have only ever listened to music through their ipod headphones and have never turned up a stereo in their life.

Although i think i need to blast my amp because i used to stand right in front of speakers at clubs. My ears would ring for 2 days.

That being said the class 5 is cool but an 18Wer is definately the way to go if you can find someone to build you one.
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Now you don't actually expect me to cater to pussies now do you?


At 3am I just use my amplug. If you are going to be playing at whisper volumes who gives a shit? Half the time I won't even plug it in in those situations. Chasing tone at speaking volumes is a fool's errand.

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Old 09-26-2012, 02:40 AM   #19
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i actually tried to turn my spitfire down becuase it was 10pm last night. it was a massive waste of time. just played unplugged.

no amp sounds good turned down.
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If you live in a sardine can and are scared of your neighbours like a little girl just buy a Pod and a decent set of headphones I say. Speakers need to move and speakers moving creates volume.
The Pod is a good solution for wusses because if you ever need to play alongside a drummer you can just plug it into the desk. For the rest of the time you can just hide in the dark like a little mouse where you won't upset anybody.

Of course the real answer is to choose the correct home and grow a pair.
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