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Old 01-01-2013, 03:18 PM   #1
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I need help for which amp i should get.

Budget: around 300$

Genres: i like to play classic rock, like Led Zeppelin.

New or used: either as long as it is in mint condition.

Home or Gig: i play at home although sometimes i play shows at school with their equipment.

Closest City: i live in Canada, Laval and there are two music stores near my house: Nantel Musique, and Italmelodie.

Current Gear: i have a Fender Squier, a Fender Frontman Amp , and a Boss Metal Zone Mt-2.

So if you can help me get a Led Zeppelin tone it would be really helpfull. i will also soon be upgrading my guitar
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Old 01-01-2013, 03:27 PM   #2
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how loud can you play at home?

those gigs at school, you're using their amps, right?

do you only need a led zeppelin type of tone or do you need other tones too? if so, what are they?
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Old 01-01-2013, 03:53 PM   #3
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how loud can you play at home?

those gigs at school, you're using their amps, right?

do you only need a led zeppelin type of tone or do you need other tones too? if so, what are they?


i could play pretty loud my parents dont mind. i use their amps. i play zeppelin and blink 182 and bands like that
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Old 01-01-2013, 03:54 PM   #4
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I'd say for zeppelin on a 300 budget, look for maybe a used marshall dsl series combo? I've been able to get some good zep overdrive sounds on an overdriven blues jr and a phaser (for the jimmy page nasally out of phase tone) Both of which you might be able to find 300-350 used and can definetely fill an auditorium, but you need a new guitar too.. Another good one thats a maybe, not quite gainy enough for a lot if zeppelin, but it hits a lot of it, as well as the clean stuff (Ten years gone, etc) Is a Fender Super champ. Its in your budget too.
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Old 01-01-2013, 04:00 PM   #5
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For that money and for playing at home only: Yamaha THR10.
There's also the THR10C which does more variations of low to medium gain rock tones and - for 100 bucks less - the THR5 which is the smaller version of the 'normal' THR, which is kind of the all-rounder of the bunch.

Those little things sound absolutely great for playing at home, they are very easy to use and easy to record via USB.
Don't let the size put you off.

@ZepJunkie: Don't confuse the phaser effect and out of phase pickups.
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Old 01-01-2013, 04:13 PM   #6
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It'll be tough with that budget since you'll need some cranked Super Lead clone and G12H-30s.
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Old 01-01-2013, 04:34 PM   #7
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I would go with a used Peavey Valveking 112. It's got good cleans and its low to mid gain tones are quite decent. it won't quite be the "cranked little amp within an inch of death" tone JP got a lot (page used a lot of smaller amps in studio), but it will be in the right ballpark.

otherwise, a used orange tiny terror combo could be pretty good too.
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Old 01-01-2013, 04:41 PM   #8
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would you guys suggest getting a guitar or an amp
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Old 01-01-2013, 04:45 PM   #9
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amp. your guitar isn't great, but your amp is worse. It really wouldn't matter what guitar you threw in front of that amp, it would still sound like a hobo farting in a trashcan.

also, please get rid of the metal zone. they aren't any good really.
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Old 01-01-2013, 04:51 PM   #10
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okay but which amp do you guys think is the best for zeppelin and blink 182 tone
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okay but which amp do you guys think is the best for zeppelin and blink 182 tone

very different tones.. what do you need more
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very different tones.. what do you need more


im thinking more led zeppelin
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I'm personally not a big fan of the line 6 modelers, i really dislike them, because they mask the tone and dont take pedals too well, but if your alright with a modeller, thats a great deal, theyre very versatile for a beginner who cant really afford the effect pedals and different amps for their styles.
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I'm personally not a big fan of the line 6 modelers, i really dislike them, because they mask the tone and dont take pedals too well, but if your alright with a modeller, thats a great deal, theyre very versatile for a beginner who cant really afford the effect pedals and different amps for their styles.


i dont think im going to go for it
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okay but which amp do you guys think is the best for zeppelin and blink 182 tone


You can't go wrong with a Peavey, tube or ss, built like tanks. I have 4 of them, 2 of which are 30 + years old and still cranking like new. I use my 212 Stereo Chorus with a Johnson J Station Processor mostly. I too love Zepplin and the 212 SC works great for that. The 212 SC is out of production and I don't know what Peavey currently offers that is comparable, but again you can't go wrong with a Peavey.
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I'm personally not a big fan of the line 6 modelers, i really dislike them, because they mask the tone and dont take pedals too well, but if your alright with a modeller, thats a great deal, theyre very versatile for a beginner who cant really afford the effect pedals and different amps for their styles.


IMHO Line 6 sounds like crap. Johnson J Station is a much better amp modeler.
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would a marshall mg30fx amp be good
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:10 PM   #20
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http://www.musiciansfriend.com/ampl...uitar-combo-amp
^Very nice for the money, not quite gainy enough for stuff like no quarter and moby dick.
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/ampl...uitar-combo-amp
^Highly reccomended, but you need pedals to overdrive, just awful od channel
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/ampl...uitar-combo-amp
^Best for the first "real" amp. All the onboard effects get you all your tones, and sounds pretty good for modeller.

And no stay as far away from the mg line as you can, seriously.
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