#1
I want an amp that does 80's type cleans, and by 80's, I mean like David Bowie, Billy Idol, Duran Duran, U2, Queen, Europe, more that type of 80's.

Combo, not REAL heavy, and no more than 30W.
My budget is $500-$1500 MAX


PS: NO JC-120!!! Granted they are good, but its too hard for me to dial in a tone I really like.
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#2
well it depends on how much you want to spend.

If you want to go really expensive go with a Marshall Silver Jubilee.

If you don't have that kind of cash I suggest:

Vox AC15 (U2)
Vox AC30 (Queen)
Blues Junior (U2) This is a great option if you have a tight budget and it sounds great clean
JTM45/Bassman (Bowie)

I think that Idol and Europe used JCM800 or Jube's
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The real key to an 80s clean sound is using some chorus.


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I forgot to add that. A boss CE2 will do the trick very well. If you want to shell out a bit extra and really nail it buy a Rockman Stereo Chorus.
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#7
Why does everyone obsess over Bassman's I tried it once and it was ****ing horrible. Especially for cleans. Bassman? More like Assman. <-- That reminds me of that Seinfeld episode with the vanity plates. LOL

Anyway, I like Oranges over Marshalls. Theyre easier to dial in (Oranges, not the Marshall's). Just me. I'm hard to please.

Fender Deluxe Reverb, Vox AC30, or possibly that Mesa Express 5:25. Though my GC doesnt have that model anymore.

Also, for the chorus, I am using the Digitech Cr-7 the Hardwire series one. It does the 80's chorus very well.
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Why does everyone obsess over Bassman's I tried it once and it was ****ing horrible. Especially for cleans. Bassman? More like Assman. <-- That reminds me of that Seinfeld episode with the vanity plates. LOL

Anyway, I like Oranges over Marshalls. Theyre easier to dial in (Oranges, not the Marshall's). Just me. I'm hard to please.

Fender Deluxe Reverb, Vox AC30, or possibly that Mesa Express 5:25. Though my GC doesnt have that model anymore.

Also, for the chorus, I am using the Digitech Cr-7 the Hardwire series one. It does the 80's chorus very well.
People obsess about it because it sounds incredible.

http://soundclick.com/share?songid=6530641 <- Tweed Bassman/JTM45 clean tone
http://www.rsguitarworks.net/cms2/media/mp3/Anthony4.mp3 <- Bassman/JTM45 overdriven tone


Unless you consider that ****ing horrible.
Last edited by al112987 at Jul 26, 2009,
#10
80's clean = light distortion (JCM800?), turn down volume knob on guitar, and use a chorus. any decent low-mid gain amp can get you this effect, so long as you dont attempt to use EMGs.
you know, ive owned 8 different guitars over my lifetime, and right now i have 3. i wanna know what the hell happened...i mean the picks and cables are understandable, they disappear into thin air all the time, but guitars?

#11
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Why does everyone obsess over Bassman's I tried it once and it was ****ing horrible.


It must of been messed up, because a good Bassman sounds delicious.

A Vox AC30 would be good.
#12
A VOX AC30 will do you well.

Also, it's the older Bassmans that one would want, the newer Bassman 250 combo is actually for bass and will sound awful for guitar.
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Why does everyone obsess over Bassman's I tried it once and it was ****ing horrible. Especially for cleans. Bassman? More like Assman. <-- That reminds me of that Seinfeld episode with the vanity plates. LOL

Anyway, I like Oranges over Marshalls. Theyre easier to dial in (Oranges, not the Marshall's). Just me. I'm hard to please.

Fender Deluxe Reverb, Vox AC30, or possibly that Mesa Express 5:25. Though my GC doesnt have that model anymore.

Also, for the chorus, I am using the Digitech Cr-7 the Hardwire series one. It does the 80's chorus very well.

While everything in GG&A is mostly a matter of preference, this whole post makes me want to
Everyone is entitled to an opinion.

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yawn


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When he finally gets one it'll probably be televised like the Berlin Wall coming down.
The end of an era
#16
Quote by al112987
People obsess about it because it sounds incredible.

http://soundclick.com/share?songid=6530641 <- Tweed Bassman/JTM45 clean tone
http://www.rsguitarworks.net/cms2/media/mp3/Anthony4.mp3 <- Bassman/JTM45 overdriven tone


Unless you consider that ****ing horrible.


dude, thats some nice playing! the let it be cover is way too relaxing, in a good way!

EDIT: to contribute to the thread, i second the chorus idea. also, delays and reverb. those three pedals were on more often than not during the 80's
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JCM800
Egnater Rebel 30
Takamine Acoustic
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Last edited by phobiafreak949 at Jul 27, 2009,
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dude, thats some nice playing! the let it be cover is way too relaxing, in a good way!
Unfortunately, it's not mine, I wish I could put together an arrangement like that! It's incredible, I actually listen to it regularly for the sole reason that 1) the playing and arrangement is incredible and 2) the tone is absolutely spectacular. It was recorded by a guy on the Metroamp forum (Rootz), playing through a JTM45 (eg. '59 Bassman with KT66s).
#18
oh, well yea it is some pretty inspiring tone and playing. i've never had the honor of playing through a JTM, but now i'm gonna be on the look out for a good oportunity
Gear:
Gibson Les Paul Studio
Fender MIM strat with dimarzio pups
JCM800
Egnater Rebel 30
Takamine Acoustic
tons of pedals