#1
I found a Fender '65 Twin Reverb Reissue for sale second hand for $1600 AUD. I'll mostly be playing jazz, but some rock so I'll need a distortion pedal of some kind. Would this setup be good with Hagstrom HL-550 for mostly clean tone, or does anyone have other reccomendations? Thanks.
Gear:
Ibanez GAX-30
Hagstrom HL-550
Fender Hot Rod Deluxe
Ibanez TS9
#2
Fender Twins are the standard in which all amps are compared by, as far as cleans go. I would try a reissue first before going for it. Other than that, I would replace the tubes when you get them, and replace the speakers if necessary.
Gear List:
'97 Gibson Explorer w/ Duncan SH-4 and SH-2
Fender Jazz Bass 'Crafted in Japan'
Yamaha Acoustic Guitar
Vox AD30VT w/ VFS2
Roland Cube 30 Bass
Modded "St. Louis" Wah
Dunlop .88 Tortex picks
Last edited by wolfy808 at Jan 26, 2009,
#3
Okay, sure. Would the amp be the best available on the budget? Would it be loud enough for small gigs? And could you reccomend a decent, cheap distortion pedal? Thanks again.
Gear:
Ibanez GAX-30
Hagstrom HL-550
Fender Hot Rod Deluxe
Ibanez TS9
#4
If you're doing mostly jazz, the Fender Twin is really great for it, and can get pretty loud. 60 watts tube is enough for bars and such.

Also, the term "Rock" is quite vague. What kind of rock will you be playing?
Gear List:
'97 Gibson Explorer w/ Duncan SH-4 and SH-2
Fender Jazz Bass 'Crafted in Japan'
Yamaha Acoustic Guitar
Vox AD30VT w/ VFS2
Roland Cube 30 Bass
Modded "St. Louis" Wah
Dunlop .88 Tortex picks
#5
Sorry for being so vague. I'll mostly be playing Jazz, sometimes classic rock, occasionally grunge. I won't be playing metal much, if ever.
Gear:
Ibanez GAX-30
Hagstrom HL-550
Fender Hot Rod Deluxe
Ibanez TS9
#6
I have one, it's ok for jazz, nice cleans + it's really loud
I never put mine past 3-ish.
Get a pedal though and you should be fine
#7
So would a Boss DS-1 Distortion pedal be good enough?
Gear:
Ibanez GAX-30
Hagstrom HL-550
Fender Hot Rod Deluxe
Ibanez TS9
#8
Quote by NoSwear
So would a Boss DS-1 Distortion pedal be good enough?


That would be like bastardizing the amp. I tried one and it did not work out at all. The stock speakers aren't very good for anything over bluesy distortion IMO either.
EDIT: The cheapest OD/Distortion that is good is probably the TS9.
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Last edited by mmolteratx at Jan 28, 2009,
#10
No. Get the Twin. The Twin and Jazz Chorus are completely different as far as cleans go.
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#11
Okay, so what's the hardest distortion I'll be able to get out of the TS9?
Gear:
Ibanez GAX-30
Hagstrom HL-550
Fender Hot Rod Deluxe
Ibanez TS9
#12
Quote by NoSwear
Okay, so what's the hardest distortion I'll be able to get out of the TS9?

They really don't get very gainy, they won't really do much more than classic rock type gain. I think a ProCo Rat could be pretty good, try one out, they're cheaper than the TS9 and get a lot more gainy
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Boss TU2
MXR Phase 90
Artec delay
#13
If you are looking for more punchy jazz sound and if you are doing classic rock the Super Reverb is great for it. I had one and it nailed both those tones.