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I need help deciding what amp i will be getting as an update. right now i have a Vox Valvetronix AD 50 and it just doesn't get great cleans or classic rock tones. the budget is between £700 and £800 but i could save up more if needed. i will be using the amp for practices and smallish gigs. right, the tones i am looking for are gilmourish cleans (comfortably numb ish) and some darker tones like opeth. i dont need any extreme metal sounds but the two above are a must. im not sure whether to go combo or half stack and i just need some decent amps to start looking at.

thanks.
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vox ac30

Fits the bill very well. +1 to that.
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H&K Statesman, Orange Rocker 30...and the Vox.
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Vox AC50CP?
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Quote by Sad But False
looks good but will it do opeth/heavier tones?


also i was looking at this
http://www.nevadamusic.co.uk/Amplifiers_Speakers/Guitar_Amps/Amplifier_Heads/sc1586/p2965.aspx

opinions?


Will definitley do what you wan't. You can take a look at my clips, they're in my profile. It's a good head, though its very simple. Sometimes it's a bit tricky to get a good clean sound and a good Distortion sound out of it without eqing it different. And you need some kind of Reverb, otherwise the clean will sound a bit dry. Other than that, a great head.

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Will definitley do what you wan't. You can take a look at my clips, they're in my profile. It's a good head, though its very simple. Sometimes it's a bit tricky to get a good clean sound and a good Distortion sound out of it without eqing it different. And you need some kind of Reverb, otherwise the clean will sound a bit dry. Other than that, a great head.



what cabinet have you got for it? and did you get a footswitch?
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A Line6 SpiderII MKII 4x12.

Okay, It is not that bad, but you can do better. Do yourself a favor and get something with V30's (I strongly recommend a Framus 4x12 or 2x12) or G12T-75.

Concerning the Footswitch, I didn't get one because I already had one at home.

Gear:
Ibanez SZ320 -> Höfner Analouge Delay -> MXR GT-OD -> Laney GH50L -> T.C.Electronics GMajor -> Line6 4x12 w/ Celestion G12T-75


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"with golden hair and perfect eyes,

with hollow words and empty lies."
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Quote by Sad But False


Yeah, that would work. The seventy 80s in the Laneycab are quite good.
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Ibanez SZ320 -> Höfner Analouge Delay -> MXR GT-OD -> Laney GH50L -> T.C.Electronics GMajor -> Line6 4x12 w/ Celestion G12T-75


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"with golden hair and perfect eyes,

with hollow words and empty lies."
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Quote by Sad But False
so far im leaning towards a laney? anything else i should consider????

Vox AC50CPH????
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Well, Akerfeldt uses that Laney, but the 100W version together with its cab, so i guess it'll be good for both cleans and dirty
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look at Carvin amps dude
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Vox AC50CPH????


lol im looking into that one to, also carvin.
and a small noob quetion, can a head go with ANY cabinet?
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Quote by Sad But False
lol im looking into that one to, also carvin.
and a small noob quetion, can a head go with ANY cabinet?


aslong as it has the right ohms and wattage to handle it yes
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so far im leaning towards a laney?


Laney is the answer.

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anything else i should consider????

No, considering what you said you're looking for.
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ENGL Thunder is an option.

Also, Seventy Eightys are very 'meh' speakers. Get something with better speakers, like a Framus or Genz Benz cab.
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aslong as it has the right ohms and wattage to handle it yes



can someone explain this...
if i was getting say a GH100L what output cabinet ohms would work with it? and why wouldn't it work? sorry bout the questions just want to know bit more amp theory.

thanks

edit. also would i sound noticably better with a laney cabinet?
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Last edited by Sad But False at Mar 3, 2009,
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Quote by Sad But False
can someone explain this...
if i was getting say a GH100L what output cabinet ohms would work with it? and why wouldn't it work?

You should've checked the Laney website for the amps specs:
http://www.laney.co.uk/show_spec.php?prod=gh100l

As you can read there, the cabinet you must get must handle 100watts or more.
As far as Ohms goes, there you also have the allowed connections listed:
Connections for 1 x 16 ohm, 2 x 16 ohm, 1 x 8 Ohm, 2 x 8 ohm

With that amp head you cannot use a cab with less than 100watts and 8 Ohms, or you'll risk ruining the speakers.
Or even blow it up or set it on fire (i've seen that happen once), even though that's a rare event.

The cab must meet the factory specifications of the amp head to handle the electric and sound power coming from the head.

For example, my Laney LV300 amp head has 120watts at 4 Ohms, and i'm currently using a Crate cab that handles 120watts at 8 Ohms.

You can excede the head specs with the cab (more watts and/or more Ohms than the head), but not the inverse (don't use a cab with less watts and/or less Ohms than the head).

Not a very technical (and not very rigorous) explanation, but i hope you understand.

Quote by Sad But False
also would i sound noticably better with a laney cabinet?

Not necessarily.
You should use a cabinet with speakers that suit your needs. If you want to play more classical rock stuff, for example, you should get a cab with vintage speakers, like Celestion.
It depends from what you're looking for.

I'm using a Crate cab with my Laney head because i liked the modern-voiced speakers on the Crate cab; they suit my music styles better.
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Mooer ShimVerb
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T-REX Fuel Tank Chameleon
Ampeg GVT52-112