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Since this sprouted up in the MG discussion thread, it piqued my curiosity-

What are some good brands for a high quality solidstate amp? Are Peaveys any good?
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#2
Fractal Audio
Randall
Roland
Line6 (Vetta and Flextone series)
Ampeg
NOT Marshall
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#3
Quote by Brendan.Clace
Fractal Audio
Randall
Roland
Line6 (Vetta and Flextone series)
Ampeg
NOT Marshall



Any Randall recommendations?


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#4
The only SS amps I've tried was some Marshall and a Peavey Bandit. Both were really good.
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The only SS amps I've tried was some Marshall and a Peavey Bandit. Both were really good.


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#6
Vetta or axe-fx for my money.
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#7
i heard the peavey vypyr's meant to be good....................if its solid state :S i think it is anyways
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#8
Ampeg 140c
Roland JC-120

These amps are ultimately the "classics" of SS design in the past, and quite sort after nowadays, probably due to being designed for being "more than a practice amp".

Tis my theory anyway

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#9
Quote by Brendan.Clace
Fractal Audio
Randall
Roland
Line6 (Vetta and Flextone series)
Ampeg
NOT Marshall


Old Marshall SS amps are good. Peavey's SS amps are good. Some of Crate's SS amps are good.

Otherwise, this is the list.

Ohh, and that Prichard guy who advertises in the back of Guitar World.
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#10
Quote by padgea7x
i heard the peavey vypyr's meant to be good....................if its solid state :S i think it is anyways


It's a modelling amp. Some of them are solid state, some have a tube power amp. I believe it uses analog modelling too, like a Sansamp, and only has digital FX.
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#12
Quote by Brendan.Clace
Fractal Audio
Randall
Roland
Line6 (Vetta and Flextone series HD147 too)
Ampeg
NOT Marshall not MG's, anyway. My old Valvestate sounded decent except for the POS speaker.
Peavey

fix'd.

Yeah, this is the list.
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#14
Even MGs aren't horrible. They're just horrible for the price, and with their stock speakers.
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#15
Quote by Richmanofaction
Any Randall recommendations?

Randall V2/T2
and some old ones
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#17
I played a a little Hughes and Kettner and a Orange practice amp GC had used once and they sounded nice.
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#18
SS Sunns are pretty cool as well
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#19
I like H+H solid states - you can't get them any more though.. look used, a few might turn up dirt cheap... They have a kind of an honest harsh transistor quality to them which doesn't try to be anything other than what it is and that works quite nicely.

I have a Torque solid state which is quite nice apart from the fact the speaker has suffered misuse - it's been used as a PA, a bass amp, and god knows what else.. so it's all muffled and weird sounding.

The Lab Series L5 is good enough for BB King.

The only modern analog solid state amps i've found from a limited selection were the NEW Marshall MG series (MG4), which is far superior to the older models which were just crap and actually sounds pretty good for an entry level solid state even though everyone still hates it because it's still an MG (most of the haters probably didn't actually bother to give the new ones a try)... and the Fender.. uhh.. Dyna-touch III?? Stage 1600??.. same thing with several different names that people seem to alternate between...

in a word i think there aren't many good, affordable solid states on the market at the moment but there are plenty if you're willing to pay a bit more - i just haven't heard of so many...
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#20
Fender M-80, Fender "Chorus" amps. Roland JC-120, Acoustic Amps (run a guitar through one of the bass ones, and you get the PERFECT jazz tone)!!
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Rivera S-120
'60s PEPCO Model 211 5w head
'60s Paul (Pepco) 1x12 tube amp
'60s Harmony H303a 1x10 tube amp
#21
The mid-90'2 Peavey Bandits are good SS amps, and they were built like a tank too. The Marshall MK1 & 2 Valvestate amps are reasonably good, but you have to play with the settings to get them to sound right. I have a VS65 Marshall, the best gain tone if you are playing loud is to max the volume & wind up the gain until you find the sound you want. It has a contour control instead of a mid control, get that right & you're sorted
#22
What I have: Line 6 Flextone III

Don't associate them with other Line 6 amps. They are awesome. A tube amp would sound better at high volumes than the Flextone but it's still a "solid" contender and probably the best sounding and most versatile solid state amp you can buy
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#23
Quote by Brendan.Clace
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Everyone is entitled to an opinion.

Feel free to express yours so I can make an informed judgement about how stupid you are.
#24
Modelling amps are different from SS amps.........

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#25
Quote by Blompcube
The only modern analog solid state amps i've found from a limited selection were the NEW Marshall MG series (MG4), which is far superior to the older models...


I feel the need to point out the old ones were analog too. So are Marshall AVTs, Peavey Bandits and Rages, Kustoms, Fender Frontmans, Ravens, Crates... actually, come to think of it, most solid state amps are analog. A lot of solid state amps have some sort of digital multiFX built in, but other then their reverb/delay/phase/chorus FX, the amp is all analog.
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#26
Quote by STABxYOU
I feel the need to point out the old ones were analog too. So are Marshall AVTs, Peavey Bandits and Rages, Kustoms, Fender Frontmans, Ravens, Crates... actually, come to think of it, most solid state amps are analog. A lot of solid state amps have some sort of digital multiFX built in, but other then their reverb/delay/phase/chorus FX, the amp is all analog.

i may not have made myself clear in the first place but i was well aware of that - i'm one of the people whose been getting frustrated every time someone says "MG sux cus itz digital.. digital sux u need t00bz" because i've trying to get the message across that solid state and digital are not the same thing and it seems like nobody is listening it's quite reassuring to know i'm not the only one though
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Laney VC30-112 with G12H30 speaker, or Session Rockette 30 for smaller gigs
Elixir Nanoweb 11-49 strings, Dunlop Jazz III XL picks
Shure SM57 mic in front of the amp
#27
Quote by SeanJovi
What I have: Line 6 Flextone III

Don't associate them with other Line 6 amps. They are awesome. A tube amp would sound better at high volumes than the Flextone but it's still a "solid" contender and probably the best sounding and most versatile solid state amp you can buy

Yeah, with line 6 flextone and up is the best bet.
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Squier Vintage Modified 70s Jazz V
Audient iD22 interface
Peavey Revalver 4, UAD Friedman BE100/DS40
Adam S3A monitors
Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
#28
depends what you want them for - if you want a good quality sound reproduction like a PA then you want ss over tube as ss gives a higher fidelity signal reproduction.

If you want it to make a sound like a guitar amp then you actually want to amp itself to change the sound not just straight up amplify it, it then comes down to personal preference as to what sounds good, some people even seem to like MG's...

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#29
I am looking for a new tube head, but I don't want to rule out something that is Solid State completely. I am looking into the JCM 2000, but I was interested in seeing what higher end SS there is out there.
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#30
the cub add-100 is a great and very small amp. i suggest that everyone throw away their huge amps and get this. no reason to have an amp thats so big that you cant move it easily. also the color of it matches my leather guitar straps nicely.
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Quote by Richmanofaction
I am looking for a new tube head, but I don't want to rule out something that is Solid State completely. I am looking into the JCM 2000, but I was interested in seeing what higher end SS there is out there.

Most good SS amps are not in production anymore FYI.

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#33
Fender Cyber Deluxe is a really nice amp with some good effects built in. My friend has one and I enjoy playing on it.
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#34
Quote by Blompcube
i may not have made myself clear in the first place but i was well aware of that - i'm one of the people whose been getting frustrated every time someone says "MG sux cus itz digital.. digital sux u need t00bz" because i've trying to get the message across that solid state and digital are not the same thing and it seems like nobody is listening it's quite reassuring to know i'm not the only one though




I share your frustrations. People bitching about digital sounding Metal Zones make me rage.

Quote by Dr.Pain-MD
Most good SS amps are not in production anymore FYI.


Because t00b snobs managed to spread the myth that only tubes are worth paying more then $300 for. So there's very few high end SS amps on the market, other then modellers.
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#35
Quote by Dr.Pain-MD
Most good SS amps are not in production anymore FYI.


+ 1
There was a time when SS amps were really good
#36
Acoustic Control
Sunn (most notably the beta series and concert series)


AND WHY HAS NO ONE HERE MENTIONED KUSTOM?!?!?!?!?
#37
Quote by bl!ast
Acoustic Control
Sunn (most notably the beta series and concert series)


AND WHY HAS NO ONE HERE MENTIONED KUSTOM?!?!?!?!?


I did.
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#38
I have an Ampeg, and i will vouch for solid state, it can make a great amplifier. maybe not for everyone, but neither is tube.
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#39
The Crate GX130c is awesome. Amazing cleans and pretty good, but fairly raw sound gain. The gain is very OSDM/BM style. Raw and somewhat marshall-ie. But still SS style gain.
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