#1
Hey guys, I'm in the market for a head to go on a Marshall 1960A I'll be buying in a few weeks (before you say anything about not needing a half stack, it's £260 and doesn't have 1 single scratch, even if I don't use it I can flip it).

Moneys starting to come in for my gigs and I'll have about £100GBP for the head, maybe £1200 if it's something really great. New or used is fine, but I can claim my VAT back ona new toy seeing as I'm self employed. Plus I can get warranties and such..
Located in Telford, West Midlands, just above B'ham but I travel a lot so a trip to whatever store in the Uk isn't out of the question, don;t like the sound of buying blind (pardon the pun).

Sound wise I'm really all over the place, I need a bit of everything really from a great clean tone (I favour a darker clean tone, but some times nothing beats a Fender jangle), I'm a big rock and roll, Guns and Roses, Aerosmith fan, I like my quiter rock ala Foos and Wolfmother. And on the odd occasion I like to really pour on the gain (more for lead stuff, Dave Gilmour, Gary Moore, Carlos Santana etc) I also dabble in jazz, soul, funk. So yeah a lot of ground.

I think 50w is proabably the best bet, Power reduction from 100w would suit the bill too, and especially something that can be 50 and lower.

The guitars I currently play are a Fender Road worn 60's strat with noiseless pickups and a Gibson standard with BB pros. Might also play a 72 deluxe tele through it as well.
Gear:

Gibson 2005 Les Paul Standard
Fender Road Worn Strat w/ Noiseless pickups
Marshall JCM 2000 401C
Marshall Vintage Modern 2266
Marshall 1960A cab (Dave Hill from Slade's old cab)
Ibanez TS9DX
EHX Little Big Muff
Freshman Acoustic
#2
You should check out the Marshall JVM series, perhaps the Marshall YJM (basically a plexi with modern features, check it out), maybe even the Marshall AFD100.
Cornford Hellcat
Peavey 5150
1994 Ibanez Jem 7V
#3
They sound like a good palce tos tart, has anybody played a PRS SE50H?

Also looking at used (obviously) Mesa dual rec and stiletto Deuce II
Gear:

Gibson 2005 Les Paul Standard
Fender Road Worn Strat w/ Noiseless pickups
Marshall JCM 2000 401C
Marshall Vintage Modern 2266
Marshall 1960A cab (Dave Hill from Slade's old cab)
Ibanez TS9DX
EHX Little Big Muff
Freshman Acoustic
#4
I've tried the Stilleto it's a Mesa trying to be a Marshall, I actually thought it was pretty damn good personally. Never been a rectifier fan, though they are certaintly versatile. You might want to check out the Cornford Hellcat, Andertons got a sale on at the moment and are selling them off cheap, worth a look.
Cornford Hellcat
Peavey 5150
1994 Ibanez Jem 7V
#5
Cornford had flown under my radar, will check those out! I like the Mk50.

Would have thought a thread like this would get more replies?
Gear:

Gibson 2005 Les Paul Standard
Fender Road Worn Strat w/ Noiseless pickups
Marshall JCM 2000 401C
Marshall Vintage Modern 2266
Marshall 1960A cab (Dave Hill from Slade's old cab)
Ibanez TS9DX
EHX Little Big Muff
Freshman Acoustic
#6
Woops, wrong thread
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Recording gear:
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Saffire Pro 40
Shure Sm57
Shure Sm7b

Guitar gear :
Ebmm BFR7
Axe fx XL+
Walrus audio Janus
Ibanez Ergodyne
Black Market Custom cab
Last edited by Kyleisthename at May 1, 2013,