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Old 04-23-2013, 06:08 PM   #21
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The Gh cleans up pretty nice with the guitar volume, just don't crank the gain on it.
If you could find a GH100TI, those are absolutely awesome amps
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Old 04-23-2013, 06:25 PM   #22
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I've actually seen those and they are great amps.
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Old 04-23-2013, 06:27 PM   #23
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I set the gain on the GH50L around 3 and use either a boost, fuzz or other dirt pedal or even sometimes the built in boost. Gain on 3, low input has some nice broken up cleans.
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Old 04-23-2013, 06:36 PM   #24
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Have you considered the Tweaker 40? It's a little expensive, but super versatile. My other guitarist has the Tweaker 88 and it will do everything from extreme metal to bluesy-jazz to classic rock type sounds. It's really not a very "Marshall" sounding amp, though. If that's what you're looking for.
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Old 04-23-2013, 06:41 PM   #25
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I actually was going to get an Egnater Rebel 30, but the amp that I bought was not the one that was advertised, which they called prior to shipping. I like the Tweaker amps, but they remind me too much of the Blackstar combo that I had. They can do a little bit of everything, but do not do anything really well. I was on the verge of getting a dc-3 (mesa), but was unimpressed by the dc-10, probably was user error. I really hate buying amps blind, but a lot of places nearby only carry your run of the mill amps. Nothing too spectacular, a lot of solid state amps, and occasionally a decent amp head, but I do not need 100 watts, and I'm not looking to spend $1000. I know that 100 watt heads can be dialed in to sound decent at low volumes, but they will still be lacking.
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I have been looking into the Orange dual terror and the Laney is still in play. I like the idea of the two channels on the dual terror. I know it can do sludge metal, but what about Opeth-ish metal. I like the varying wattage of the amp. Any users that have experience with the dual terror and can give insight I would appreciate it.
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I'd look into the VH100r if you want two channels. Pretty sure you can just pull 2 tubes and run it at 50 watts if you're desperate for low volume situations. My GH50L has some big ****ing transformers. Helps it retain the beef.
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Old 04-24-2013, 01:28 PM   #28
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Looked for them a couple days ago, but none to be found yet.
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Old 04-24-2013, 06:46 PM   #29
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I have been looking into the Orange dual terror and the Laney is still in play. I like the idea of the two channels on the dual terror. I know it can do sludge metal, but what about Opeth-ish metal. I like the varying wattage of the amp. Any users that have experience with the dual terror and can give insight I would appreciate it.

If you want a small amp get the krank 1980jr, it will take the Orange terror series to the cleaners and back. If you want a full sized head, the laney GH/VH is the way to go.

My buddy has a Tiny terror and a Dual terror, he wants a 1980 now that he has played mine. If you want a good low power british tone The Krank or the OR15 would do you fine.
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Old 04-25-2013, 12:49 AM   #30
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I appreciate all he help thus far. I was looking at the laney ironheart, being a 3 channel amp and having some cleans as well, any info? I am liking the Krank the more I watch and read on it.
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Old 04-25-2013, 02:06 AM   #31
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The Krank is a much higher quality amp. They're virtually indestructible. Whereas the ironheart is a new amp built in China with a much lower QC.
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The Krank is a much higher quality amp. They're virtually indestructible. Whereas the ironheart is a new amp built in China with a much lower QC.

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I don't know if I would say indestructible, but very well made.
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Good to know, but this is going to be used at home. I am not planning on taking the amp out too much, nor do I plan on throwing it. But reliability is a valid concern.
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Old 04-25-2013, 08:29 AM   #34
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I am going to extend my budget, but I am going to look at buying new and see what options are out there. I am still on the fence it the Krank. Not because I don't like it, but I know myself and feel that I would eventually want a different amp. I'm trying to get something that will stick. My budget going new will probably be up to about $1000, only reason is paying off in increments. Any ideas?
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Old 04-25-2013, 03:53 PM   #35
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Diamond amps has the Assassin which is a 18 watt 1 ch hi-gain head and it is under your budget new.

EVH 5150 II mini is $1000 new and can do pretty much everything and it even has a headphone out.

The Orange TH30 can be had for $800ish new. www.humbuckermusic.com has them for $860ish and Musicians Friend will price match them and give you an extra 10% off if you ask them.

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I'd look into the VH100r if you want two channels. Pretty sure you can just pull 2 tubes and run it at 50 watts if you're desperate for low volume situations. My GH50L has some big ****ing transformers. Helps it retain the beef.

I don't think a 50 watt setting will really sound any quieter (at least you won't notice any difference at bedroom levels). I tried a Vox AC30HW that had 15/30 watt switch and both sounded pretty much equally loud at the same settings. There was a slight difference but not really that huge. It wouldn't make your bedroom tones any better.
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I don't think a 50 watt setting will really sound any quieter (at least you won't notice any difference at bedroom levels). I tried a Vox AC30HW that had 15/30 watt switch and both sounded pretty much equally loud at the same settings. There was a slight difference but not really that huge. It wouldn't make your bedroom tones any better.


All tube amps are loud. It's just a nature of the beast. That's what the Master knob is for.
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I remember when I had my JCM 2000 DSL, I could make it sound pretty good at bedroom levels. Then I bought an attenuator and it sounded better. When looking new, I am primarily doing so because many sites offer the pay as you play option, which is nice. Rarely do I have $1000 just laying around.

EDIT: forgot to mention, thanks for all the help thus far. I may seem on the fence, just because this is a big decision and I want this amp to last for a while.
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So I just pulled the trigger on an Orange TH30, used price match thanks to Robb, and they took additional off, plus free shipping. I'll post a NAD soon. Thanks everyone for all the help.
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So I just pulled the trigger on an Orange TH30, used price match thanks to Robb, and they took additional off, plus free shipping. I'll post a NAD soon. Thanks everyone for all the help.

Very nice, glad I could help

I would suggest you get a EQ pedal if you don't have one and run it in the loop. The TH30 is a great amp and the EQ makes it that much better


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