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Old 01-20-2013, 01:04 PM   #1
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Need a solid state amp(yeah, yeah, yeah...)

I'm looking to pick up a solid state amp(yeah, I know). I've already got a decent array of amps to work with, both tube and a couple of reliable beaters kicking around; I'm looking for a colder post-punkish tone like Bauhaus, Wire, and Gang of Four, so I'm looking for something like an HH IC100, but they're a pain to find in the US(in my experience at least). Looking to pay no more than 500, less is preferable(isn't it always?), would like a combo but I'd take a head. Buying in and around the New England area.
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Old 01-20-2013, 02:56 PM   #2
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http://www.spacemanmusic.com/Amps/T...ics+VS+Musician
I know nothing about this amp (or HH amps in general), but if this is the kind of amp you want, you could email these guys and see how much it would cost for them to ship it. They're a legit store, I've been there many times.
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Old 01-20-2013, 03:10 PM   #3
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http://www.spacemanmusic.com/Amps/T...ics+VS+Musician
I know nothing about this amp (or HH amps in general), but if this is the kind of amp you want, you could email these guys and see how much it would cost for them to ship it. They're a legit store, I've been there many times.


lol Ottawa 4 life
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Old 01-20-2013, 03:55 PM   #4
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lol Ottawa 4 life


lol you live in this hole too? Stoked for -20C all week?
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Old 01-20-2013, 04:30 PM   #5
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lol you live in this hole too? Stoked for -20C all week?



Unfortunately yes.





I have to work outside tomorrow
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Dude i like rap and stuff. Im a furry and I also have a wolf plush with a hole that i use at times.


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Old 01-20-2013, 04:33 PM   #6
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I know nothing of HH or all this technical shlit, but if you want a Solid State amp, I recommend Acoustic's Lead series amps. I own there G20 amp, and its a damn good amp. Don't let the price plant seeds of doubt in you (The G20 new is $70), it really is good for the price.
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Old 01-20-2013, 11:13 PM   #7
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Really not what I'm looking for at all(and it'd be nice if people who chimed in actually knew the kind of tone that I'm talking about about), but thanks.
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Old 01-20-2013, 11:20 PM   #8
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If you can find one, a Sunn Beta Lead might be up your alley.
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Old 01-20-2013, 11:32 PM   #9
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Sweet, I'll look into a Sunn Beta Lead; I've found a few of them online within my price range(which is surprising, looking at other Sunn amps they all go 1,000 and up).
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Old 01-20-2013, 11:37 PM   #10
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Look at demos online of course to make sure it's 100% what you want of course.
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Old 01-20-2013, 11:43 PM   #11
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I listened to one Wire song and one Gang of Four song. You want that crisp clean tone? Fender Frontman 212R

EDIT: I got rid of mine cuz I couldn't get rid of that sound
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Old 01-20-2013, 11:49 PM   #12
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Really not what I'm looking for at all(and it'd be nice if people who chimed in actually knew the kind of tone that I'm talking about about), but thanks.

No need to be rude. I was just trying to help.
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Old 01-20-2013, 11:51 PM   #13
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To be fair, you basically said, "I have no idea what you're talking about, or what tone you want, but here's a suggestion anyway"
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Old 01-21-2013, 12:17 AM   #14
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Old 01-21-2013, 02:14 AM   #15
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While it is a hybrid amplifier rather than a pure solid-state amp, you might want to look at Marshall's Mode Four. it will do what you've asked and a lot more. You should be able to find one in your price range.
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:18 AM   #16
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My hartke 3500 absolutely nails those tones, so maybe a bass amp is something worth looking into? I'm thinking of getting a peavey stereo chorus as well for that sort of stuff, might be a little too warm sounding though.
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:23 AM   #17
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Robert Smith uses a trio of Roland Cubes these days if that sways you at all.
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:23 AM   #18
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I'll look into a Frontman 212. You know, I've never actually played through one.
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:37 AM   #19
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The cool thing about SS amps is their cleanness. Just so long as you have the proper pedals, you can get almost anything out of a decent one.

Have you checked out a Crate Powerblock? It's not bad, totally giggable. I'm a tube freak so that isn't something I usually say about SS gear. Also, Yorkville Sound made some great stuff in the '70s. You can pick an old one up for $150 on eBay & Craigslist. I used to have a 50 watt 4x10 Sonax combo made by them. It was my only amp for like 7-8 years and I certainly didn't feel shorted.
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:01 AM   #20
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I'll look into a Frontman 212. You know, I've never actually played through one.

yeah man it's not that bad. I gigged with one for a few years. Of course I upgrade and the band breaks up
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