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#1
Which high gain amp on the market has the smoothest, tightest, most liquid gain ever? I want an amp that is pure cream and butter.
"teh most gains"
#3
Dumble Overdrive Special
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#5
i dunno, something engl or framus. assuming you want high gain im sure
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#6
until budget is announced.
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#7
Tweed Fender Twin + clones and knock offs.
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#12
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Dumble Overdrive Special

+1

^Mark I is nice, but buzzy.
#13
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Dumble Overdrive Special






Definitely smooth but way out of anyone but a doctor's budget. And they're not really "high" gain.

To TS: Bogner Ecstacy, Soldano SLO100, Mesa Mark Series. Seriously, we need a budget or else we're just gonna suggest really expensive stuff.
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#14
Quote by mmolteratx
Definitely smooth but way out of anyone but a doctor's budget. And they're not really "high" gain..

he didint say high gain tho

didint read the OP thoroughly

ts get a Splawn/Mako/Deizel or what ever the guys above me said
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#15
Quote by mmolteratx
Definitely smooth but way out of anyone but a doctor's budget. And they're not really "high" gain.


They can get pretty high gain, but by then they're buzzy, like all other high gain amps.
#16
ENGL SE
Bogner Ecstacy
Dumble ODS (or clone)
I guess some Diezels (not a big fan of them though)
Mesa Boogie Lone Star, Mark IV, or Road King.
Randall MTS modules (either stock Ultra Lead, Ultra XL, Grail, XTC, or KH-3, or a copy of any of the aforementioned preamps, or something totally custom implementing aspects of all of them).

Just do what Andy Timmons does and run a BB Preamp into a Mesa Lonestar It's smooth as hell.
Then there's this band called Slice The Cake...

Bunch of faggots putting random riffs together and calling it "progressive" deathcore.
Stupid name.
Probably picked "for teh lulz"

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#17
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They can get pretty high gain, but by then they're buzzy, like all other high gain amps.


Yea, which is why I had it hyphenated. It can do the high gain stuff but it doesn't do it as well as other amps specifically designed for it. And according to an interview I read with Dumble the circuit is actually very similar to the Boogie Mark Series amps of the late 70s/early 80s. Just a cool fact I learned a few days ago. I'm not sure what makes it handle the high gain differently though.
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#18
Soldano SLO. Yummy.

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#20
My budget is $3,000. I am looking for High Gain.

I have to say I'm a BIG fan of Squier guitars and own many of them. I believe electric guitars are overpriced. All they are is a chunk of wood with pickups. There's not much to them compared to an acoustic.

Now the amplifier, that is your REAL instrument. A crap guitar through a great amp can sound good, but a good guitar through a cramp amp rarely does.
"teh most gains"
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#21
you could a better guitar with that budget

Good Guitar + Good amp = good tone
crap Guitar + good amp = good tone but not as good compared to a good guitar going to the same amp.

and with $3000 you could get a
Deizel Herbert, VH4
Modded Soldano SLO/Decatone/Avenger
ENGL SE/ Savage 120
Splawn Nitro
Brunetti amps
Fuchs Viper
or a Custom amp made by your own specs
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#22
With that kind budget, there's no real way to go wrong, man, seriously.
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#23
i'm gonna go out on a limb here and throw something in that doesn't get mentioned enough;

ampeg b-25 (or b-25B).

old 60s/70s 55 watt all tube head, this thing rips. it goes from a clean-ish jangle to slight warm overdrive to AHHHHH MY FACE (boosted, of course). i dunno, i don't think it gets much better than this thing. i'm getting one ASAP.
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#24
If you could pick up a PRS and a Bogner Ecstasy, I think youd be in heaven
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#26
Man, shut the **** up. Really.

'i believe electric guitars are just hunks of wood with pickups'

You're obviously either retarded with your hands, and can't tell the difference between a Squier Bullet and a full on David Gilmour replica, or you're really just that stupid.

Sell some of your squiers, buy a Legacy or Legacy II combo with an American Std Strat.
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I tried it out in store.

Great neck, nice n light, good tuning stability. Overall a good guitar. I didn't but it cause I generally only buy guitars over a grand now.
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If you could pick up a PRS and a Bogner Ecstasy, I think youd be in heaven

I'm liking that idea a lot.
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#28
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Man, shut the **** up. Really.

'i believe electric guitars are just hunks of wood with pickups'

You're obviously either retarded with your hands, and can't tell the difference between a Squier Bullet and a full on David Gilmour replica, or you're really just that stupid.

Sell some of your squiers, buy a Legacy or Legacy II combo with an American Std Strat.

They are hunks of wood with pickups. And good wood is good wood, whether it's in a cheap guitar or not. I remember reading an article about some guy (hi name escapes me but he's in a semi-successful prog rock band) who uses Squiers with that same thought in his head: Good wood is good wood. They don't specifically pick ****ty wood for Squiers, they just get a random slab and carve it out, slap a finish and some hardware and pickups on it and sell it.

Mind you, a WELL MADE guitar with GOOD WOOD and hardware that's been specifically selected andd carefully crafted will be vastly superior, but if the Squiers feel good and sound good to the guy, then they do. Your opinion won't change that.

Get a Bogner Ecstacy, TS.
Then there's this band called Slice The Cake...

Bunch of faggots putting random riffs together and calling it "progressive" deathcore.
Stupid name.
Probably picked "for teh lulz"

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#29
Guitars ARE overpriced. What can justify an American Strat being 4 times the price of a Squier guitar? 4 times better wood, or 4 times the price of components? No. 4 times more costly craftsmanship? Maybe, but that doesn't mean a guitar 300% better than the other. Guitars become crappy when they're unplayable and sound terrible, which isn't the case with Squier guitars and most guitars 300$ and up. Never ever will I buy a guitar going for more than a grand, that's just crazy in my opinion. Best value is around the 600-800 price mark... anyway

As I'm a preamp man, I'll suggest the Triaxis for smooth distortion, you can't go wrong with that.
#30
at 3 grand, Look for ENGL's, Used Diezel herberts and VH4's
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#31
Quote by mountain2012

I have to say I'm a BIG fan of Squier guitars and own many of them. I believe electric guitars are overpriced. All they are is a chunk of wood with pickups. There's not much to them compared to an acoustic.

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Yea, which is why I had it hyphenated. It can do the high gain stuff but it doesn't do it as well as other amps specifically designed for it. And according to an interview I read with Dumble the circuit is actually very similar to the Boogie Mark Series amps of the late 70s/early 80s. Just a cool fact I learned a few days ago. I'm not sure what makes it handle the high gain differently though.


I mean that's it less buzzy than other high gain amps, but the very nature of having a lot of pre-amp gain means having some buzz. I've never heard an amp with smoother pre-amp gain than a ODS.
#33
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Just do what Andy Timmons does and run a BB Preamp into a Mesa Lonestar It's smooth as hell.


YES. THIS.

His lead tone is jesus-like.
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#34
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YES. THIS.

His lead tone is jesus-like.


His tone got nailed to a cross, got reborn in a friggen cave then got murdered again?

How is that smooth?

I would look into a Soldano SLO, those have some of the best leads I've heard.
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#35
Bluntly put, yes, I'm sure it was rough around the edges before, but after that process it was known to all as divine.
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#36
Quote by V.U.K
Man, shut the **** up. Really.

'i believe electric guitars are just hunks of wood with pickups'

You're obviously either retarded with your hands, and can't tell the difference between a Squier Bullet and a full on David Gilmour replica, or you're really just that stupid.

Sell some of your squiers, buy a Legacy or Legacy II combo with an American Std Strat.
What a ridiculous thing to say.

TS, don't listen to people like that. You have your opinion and if you happy with it, don't let anyone tell you otherwise.
I'm currently in the process of modifying my Squier Strat because I love it's neck. It feels so much nicer than the 2008 MIA models. Not as good as the 2005 or 1993 models, or even the 2007 models, but it's damn close.

For $3000, you really cannot go wrong, as such. But it is very important that you experiment with amps. When you are paying $700, I find it's not as important to be certain, but 3000 is an enormous investment and you should have the best and only the best. Be really pedantic with your tone searching and try everything out, no matter what price it is. The perfect amp for you could well be something as simple as an ENGL Fireball on ebay for $900 and a Vader 2x12 with V30's in it for $650.

Are you in a position to try many amps out?
#37
Quote by Shinozoku
They are hunks of wood with pickups. And good wood is good wood, whether it's in a cheap guitar or not. I remember reading an article about some guy (hi name escapes me but he's in a semi-successful prog rock band) who uses Squiers with that same thought in his head: Good wood is good wood. They don't specifically pick ****ty wood for Squiers, they just get a random slab and carve it out, slap a finish and some hardware and pickups on it and sell it.

Mind you, a WELL MADE guitar with GOOD WOOD and hardware that's been specifically selected andd carefully crafted will be vastly superior, but if the Squiers feel good and sound good to the guy, then they do. Your opinion won't change that.

Get a Bogner Ecstacy, TS.

i read that one too! it was in guitar one before it went belly up

but i agree with the guy from the article. if you're swapping out the pickups and hardware anyways, then the little word on the headstock makes little difference.

but there is a point about cheap guitars. they still use lesser quality wood than some pricier counterparts.
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#38
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you could a better guitar with that budget

Good Guitar + Good amp = good tone
crap Guitar + good amp = good tone but not as good compared to a good guitar going to the same amp.


definitely. while the amp makes more of a difference, a better (or even different) guitar will make a pretty big difference too, especially through a good amp.
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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Presumably because the CCF (Combined Corksniffing Forces) of MLP and Gibson forums would rise up against them, plunging the land into war.

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#39
diezel VH-4, Mesa Mark IIC+(or mark 5), bogner alchemist(or ecstacy), Soldano everything. Cool amps like that, which unfortunately cost a ton.
#40
WAIT, you're playing uber-high gain with a Squier? Singlecoils aren't made for highgain, especially Squier ones. Acourse, they CAN do it, but it won't be as good as a humbucker.
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