#1
Hey guys,

I currently have a peavey 6505 quarter stack (Marshall 1936), but the music I'm playing now is very queens of the stone age/soft rock. I got a classic 30 112 combo 2 weeks ago, but a week ago the volume started to drop after 15 minutes of playing, so I took it back.

I really think the 6505 is way too for what I'm doing here.

Would it be wrong going for a Marshall 1x12 solid state amp with some pedals (considering most venues mic the amp)?
What would you do in my case?

Thanks for your input,
jd.
#2
i wouldnt go for a ss, and most definitely not a marshall.
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#3
If that's what you wanna do. It's really up to you, but if your considering an MG you really need to play the thing before you just go order something. There are some decent SS amps out there. Line 6 Flextones and Vettas are really nice. Roland makes a pretty good one also and there are several others. It's really up to you.
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#4
If you're after QotSA sounds, go for a second hand SLO60 from ebay or something, crank it right up and kick the tits off everyone in proximity.
#5
Just because your classic 30 was a lemon doesn't mean all of them are. Just try a new one!

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#6
SS can be good...but NOT a Marshall MG. You may want about 50w even with a PA, as the SS are generally not as loud as tube, go for a 212 combo if you can.
#7
I love it when people don't want to admit they're into an MG, so they just say "Marshall amp"

TS, I'd go for a Laney VC15 or VC30, if you can afford it.
#8
I would look at getting a Blackheart Little Giant for QOTSA tones. It will suit you a lot better.
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Quote by michal23
I love it when people don't want to admit they're into an MG, so they just say "Marshall amp"

TS, I'd go for a Laney VC15 or VC30, if you can afford it.


lol I didn't mean to sound like one of those people. I've honestly jumped from Fender SS to Peavey 6505.. so I haven't really paid attention to any other amps but looks like Marshall MGs are a big no.

Yeah money isn't really a problem, I just want to downgrade to something more practical.

Maybe what I meant to say was downgrade to a 1x12 combo (tube or ss).

stradivari310: I'll definitively give it another chance sometime soon.

Thanks for your replies,
jd.
#11
The volume dropping off was probably no more than a bad tube, kind of silly to return something when all that was wrong was a 10-15 dollar part that's no harder to change than a lightbulb.
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#12
Try another C30 they really are awesome amps, The problem yours had sounds like it could have been a power tube issue, which sometimes happens even to brand new power tubes. Good luck.
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#13
The C30 tubes were always glowing.. and it only dropped the volume after 15 mins of playing. If I turned it off and on, it'd play fine again for 15 mins... and so on.

but from what I got to play with I really liked the C30.
#14
For that kind of stoner rock, a Crate V33 can do very nicely, as well as a Laney AOR, Sovtek Mig 50, etc.

Pretty much any 50 watt vintage voiced amp and a fuzz will do.

You probably want to change out the tubes in the C30. Just because the tubes are glowing doesn't mean they're functioning properly. They're not light bulbs.

That can get you a stoner rock sound, but you'd be better off running the C30 through your cab.

Also, if you must go SS, get something like a Randall or Ampeg.
#15
If money is no object, then there are so many amps designed for a 'soft rock' type of tone that it's not even funny.
#16
back to the original question of whether it would be wrong to go back to SS:
Yes, probably
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#17
I now have broader knowledge about what I plan to do.

Thanks to all of you,

jd.
#18
Here's the amps Homme uses/used in QotSA

* Ampeg VT-22 120 watt amplifiers with V212 4x12 cabinets (x3)
* Ampeg V-4 amplifer (x2)
* Ampeg V-4B - Owns both an amplifer and a combo version.
* Ampeg VT-40 - One top mounted, pre 1972 and one panel mounted circa 1974.
* Ampeg VL502
* Ampeg 4x12 ST-42L Colossus cabinets
* Vintage Fender Black Face Bassman
* VOX AC30
* Gibson Amplifiers - Homme is known to own at least three.

Hope that helps.
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Here's the amps Homme uses/used in QotSA

* Ampeg VT-22 120 watt amplifiers with V212 4x12 cabinets (x3)
* Ampeg V-4 amplifer (x2)
* Ampeg V-4B - Owns both an amplifer and a combo version.
* Ampeg VT-40 - One top mounted, pre 1972 and one panel mounted circa 1974.
* Ampeg VL502
* Ampeg 4x12 ST-42L Colossus cabinets
* Vintage Fender Black Face Bassman
* VOX AC30
* Gibson Amplifiers - Homme is known to own at least three.

Hope that helps.

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