#1
please recommend me an amp for pop punk/alternative rock...
i finally decided to buy a tube amp, i kinda want a sound like for example blink 182...

i already have done a little research about amps...

here's amps what i kinda like:

marshall dsl 401
laney lc50
peavey classic 30
maybe orange combo


oh yeah! I need an amp that has enough volume for giggin with a drummer...
and i dont know if i want a cab and a head or a combo...
my budget is up to 700 gbp (i dont know yet). and i live in europe so prices here are different( amps cost a lot more in europe)

i was thinking about buying a marshall dsl 50 and some cheap 2x12 cab like harley benton with celestion v30's in it... but its kinda expensive and i dont know if i can get that much money...

another question is- which amp would be the best for sound like blink 182?
would marshall be good for that type of sound??
the guitarist from blink used a mesa boogie triple rectifier for dirty and marshall jcm 900 for clean sound, but now when they're back together he uses vox ac30's for dirty sound and fender deluxe for clean...
so i dont know, maybe marshall would be too dark sounding for that type of a sound??

and please recommend me some good online music stores that has cheap prices...
and i need a store that ships to Latvia...
i know stores like

www.thomann.de
www.dolphinmusic.co.uk
www.gak.co.uk
so is there any others?
#3
you could buy a used vox ac30, or a new ac15. 15w is plenty loud enough to be heard over a drummer.
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#4
Quote by Baarmy_Sheep
you could buy a used vox ac30, or a new ac15. 15w is plenty loud enough to be heard over a drummer.

dont gett a 15w
#5
Quote by AEROTROOPER159
dont gett a 15w


your reason for this being?

i spent 2 years gigging with a 15w amp, and it was more than loud enough to drown out my ridiculously loud drummer.

EDIT: i just realised this guy is 9, and doesn't even know who John Frusciante is. Please disregard his opinion.
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Last edited by Baarmy_Sheep at Jul 6, 2009,
#6
Quote by AEROTROOPER159
dont gett a 15w

Why not??? A fifteen watt tube amp is easily loud enough to gig with over a drummer. Maybe not as much headroom, but that doesn't matter that much.

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#7
Quote by Baarmy_Sheep
your reason for this being?

i spent 2 years gigging with a 15w amp, and it was more than loud enough to drown out my ridiculously loud drummer.

EDIT: i just realised this guy is 9, and doesn't even know who John Frusciante is. Please disregard his opinion.


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-Silvertone Kentucky Blue
-MXR CC Delay
-Ibanez TS-9
-Egnater Rebel 20
-Avatar 1x12

My rig is simple
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#8
yeah maybe 15 w is enough, but i dont know...

15 w amp doesnt have that much headroom... and i want at least a 30w tube amp...
#9
Quote by Baarmy_Sheep
your reason for this being?

i spent 2 years gigging with a 15w amp, and it was more than loud enough to drown out my ridiculously loud drummer.

EDIT: i just realised this guy is 9, and doesn't even know who John Frusciante is. Please disregard his opinion.



are you saying that i am 9 or that guy??
#10
Quote by scream92
are you saying that i am 9 or that guy??

haha we're talking about the AEROTROOPER guy.
his page fails

If you can't afford an AC30 then look for a Peavey Classic 30...... basically a poor man's AC30.

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Last edited by jc349 at Jul 6, 2009,
#11
Quote by scream92
yeah maybe 15 w is enough, but i dont know...

15 w amp doesnt have that much headroom... and i want at least a 30w tube amp...


if you're gigging then the chances are you'll be able to mic up your amp, meaning the headroom of a 15 watter is fine.

to give you some idea, i've used my 15w tiny terror for under the bridge by rhcp, with a very loud drummer and without it being miced, and the headroom has been fine. as long as you have a set of volume/master volume or volume/gain controls you'll be fine.

it'll save you a load as well, meaning you can buy a better quality 15watter, or save some cash.
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#13
Quote by scream92
alright, thanks for the advices...

and what do you think about marshall dsl401??

i would like to get a sound like this:

heres blink 182 playing live :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0AelxR4qh4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XeWDi3JA8c&feature=related


the marshall will probably be alright.

tom used to use mesas, which are american voiced, and have a lot more in the bass department than british voice amps (like marshall) which are a lot more trebley. but marshalls still have a lot of growl to them, and you could probably eq it to get the sound you want.
http://sheepshape.co.uk

Gretsch White Falcon

Fender Volume-Tone
TC Electronic Polytune
Digitech Whammy
Vox V847-A
Ibanez TS9
Menatone Red Snapper
Marshall EH1
Boss DD7
Boss CE5
GLX NG100
EHX Cathedral
Vox AC15CC1
George L's
EBow
#14
ok, thanks for help

i kinda want a marshall, should i buy a marshall dsl 401 combo or a marshall dsl 50 head with a cheap cab??

head and a cab is more expensive...
but what's the difference between this combo and a head?? does it sound different?

srry for all these question, im a beginner in tube amps lol
#15
Quote by Baarmy_Sheep
your reason for this being?

i spent 2 years gigging with a 15w amp, and it was more than loud enough to drown out my ridiculously loud drummer.

EDIT: i just realised this guy is 9, and doesn't even know who John Frusciante is. Please disregard his opinion.

the 9 year old is *Reported* For being underaged.

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#16
if you buy a head and a cab, it means that you can switch cabinets for a "bigger" sound, although if the combo has an 'extension cab out' socket then this defeats the object.

i dont know what speakers are in the combo, but the general rule is bigger speakers will give you more bass response, and more speakers will give you more percieved volume.

if space is an issue for you, or the combo has an extension cab socket, then i would buy the combo.

if you can see yourself wanting more speakers for whatever reason, and the combo doesnt have an extension socket, then i would buy a head and cab.
http://sheepshape.co.uk

Gretsch White Falcon

Fender Volume-Tone
TC Electronic Polytune
Digitech Whammy
Vox V847-A
Ibanez TS9
Menatone Red Snapper
Marshall EH1
Boss DD7
Boss CE5
GLX NG100
EHX Cathedral
Vox AC15CC1
George L's
EBow
#17
WTF is a 9 year old doing on UG? or the internet forums in general? Plus he lists pornos as his favorite movies and books.
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#18
Quote by Baarmy_Sheep
your reason for this being?

i spent 2 years gigging with a 15w amp, and it was more than loud enough to drown out my ridiculously loud drummer.

EDIT: i just realised this guy is 9, and doesn't even know who John Frusciante is. Please disregard his opinion.

Man, when the Internet first gained real universal accessibility (1999) I used to get annoyed that even I was allowed on it at 15.
Everyone is entitled to an opinion.

Feel free to express yours so I can make an informed judgement about how stupid you are.
#19
Some brands (usually European ones!) are cheaper in Europe, specifically on Thomann. Look into an Engl Thunder. I made a big post to help you but my computer crashed so this is the uber-short version. There are some good cheaper amps available but the combo fits in your price range.
#20
i guess im gonna go with marshall dsl, the combo version has an external output so i can conncet it to cab...

but maybe i will buy a head and a cab...
#21
Quote by scream92
i guess im gonna go with marshall dsl, the combo version has an external output so i can conncet it to cab...

but maybe i will buy a head and a cab...



Why the Marshall? Saying "I guess.." makes it sound like you're settling for it, rather than getting what you really want.

I think you should look at the Engl I mentioned.