#1
I'm looking to upgrade my amp to a 212 head and cabinet in the 1000 to 1500$ price range, but I'm kinda overwhelmed by the options.

I am fine going used, actually, it doesnt matter. Just needs to be 212, head and cab with good speakers.

I'm looking for a Gary Moore type blues lead sound, or an Andy Timmons type lead tone, and a warm, strong clean channel good for jazz. Basically a perfect players amp.

Thanks in advance.
#2
Get a MG instead.


Then you can tell others about its CRUSHING OVERDRIVE.
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#4
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#6
Quote by wair138
Get a MG instead.


Then you can tell others about its CRUSHING OVERDRIVE.



Shut the hell up I don't need to hear your smartass comments. I'm just looking for some honest opinions to point me in a good direction.
#8
well gary moore uses engl amps, and timmons uses mesas, so start with those two for examples. i dont know how well mesas can do blues, but they should cover the lead tone criteria nicely as well as the clean tone criteria for the most part. try looking for youtube demos or website demos for ne amps by those brands
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#9
The Mesa Lonestar is awesome on blues.
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#10
Quote by prsrulz91
well gary moore uses engl amps, and timmons uses mesas, so start with those two for examples. i dont know how well mesas can do blues, but they should cover the lead tone criteria nicely as well as the clean tone criteria for the most part. try looking for youtube demos or website demos for ne amps by those brands


actually, gary moore's tone is marshall-fueled, mainly
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actually, gary moore's tone is marshall-fueled, mainly

really? because i keep hearing that he likes using engl amps. well my apologies if I am wrong on this one. either way engl amps r still worth checkin out TS
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Quote by prsrulz91
really? because i keep hearing that he likes using engl amps. well my apologies if I am wrong on this one. either way engl amps r still worth checkin out TS



Engl amps im pretty sure are meant for heavy modern distortion.

However they do have a classic amp series and a richie blackmore signature.
#13
Mesa Boogie Stiletto Ace. If you can live without onboard reverb, you might love it

EDIT: Also check out the Mesa Expess line
#14
You may consider Splawn and Dr.Z amps. Both can be found for at or less give or take a bit of your price range. Im actually in the same boat, I too am looking for a decent tube amp for rock with a great clean around $1500.


Hope this helps!
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#15
fender Super Sonic would also be a good option as well... fender cleans to believable high gain.
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#16
Look at Bogner. An Alchemist or maybe even a used Shiva. Their other stuff is great, too.
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