#1
I need a new amp and I want one that has a lot of head room that I can run a delay and overdrive (or muff) through to get good gilmouresque sounds. I also like to play a little metal or harder stuff so if it can do a little crunchier too that would be nice. Thanks.

Oh, and it doesn't matter if it is new or used.
#2
B-52 AT-112?

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/B52-60Watt-1x12-Tube-Combo?sku=480046

I've heard great things about it.

Maybe if you can find a used Randall RM50. It may end up being a little more than $500, but it is worth it. For a clean module, i would get the Blackface. I have one and it is great. If you don't like it, i know a few modders who can make it sound perfect. For hi gain, maybe try a Marshall based module like the SL+, Plexi, or JTM. Listen to these clips; it should help you decide:

http://www.bandslink.com/randall.htm

http://www.dcmusicstore.com/Randall-RM50B-Amplifier

MTS Forum: http://mtsforum.grailtone.com/index.php

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Randall-SL-Module?sku=180281

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Randall-Blackface-Module?sku=180286

Check the MTS classifieds for used ones. I think there are a few on there. If you can't find one, you might be able to find one on CL or ebay.

Edit: here is the head version for sale. It is a little beat up, but if you don't mind that, then jump on the deal. great price!

http://mtsforum.grailtone.com/viewtopic.php?t=7636

Good Luck.
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Last edited by JKMV11 at Aug 28, 2009,
#3


No. Why would anybody use a B-52 AT112 to get a Gilmour tone?

TS, what it comes down to, is you aren't getting Gilmour's tone with $500. Your best bet is to just find a clean amp and go from there with pedals.
#4
Quote by The_Bosstone


No. Why would anybody use a B-52 AT112 to get a Gilmour tone?

TS, what it comes down to, is you aren't getting Gilmour's tone with $500. Your best bet is to just find a clean amp and go from there with pedals.

Ok, well then the RM50 would be a good choice.
"If A is a success in life, then A equals x + y + z. Work = x; y = play; and z = keeping your mouth shut."
--Einstein

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe."
--Einstein
#5
Right...I'll never achieve Gilmour's album tone live because of the mixing the albums had. That being said, I'd like a similar tone using a clean amp with a couple pedals. I was thinking about a Blues Jr. or a Peavey classic 30 with a Big Muff or a TS-9 (or rat) and a nice delay. My budget for the amp alone is probably around $350-500 with another few hundred alloted for the pedals. I play mostly at home and if I did use it out, I would mic it. So I am keen on pushing a smaller tube amp harder and boosting it with pedals.
Last edited by redvetteZ06 at Aug 28, 2009,
#6
Quote by redvetteZ06
Right...I'll never achieve Gilmour's album tone live because of the mixing the albums had. That being said, I'd like a similar tone using a clean amp with a couple pedals. I was thinking about a Blues Jr. or a Peavey classic 30 with a Pi or a TS-9 (or rat) and a nice delay. My budget for the amp alone is probably around $350-500 with another few hundred alloted for the pedals. I play mostly at home and if I did use it out, I would mic it. So I am keen on pushing a smaller tube amp harder and boosting it with pedals.

Well if your looking for something smaller, the RM20 is probably a good choice, or if you can wait, the RM22 will be great as well. It is 15W, but with two channels instead of one like in the 20. As for modules, check my previous post. You should be able to get a gilmouresque tone easily. You just need to find the right module. I'm not sure what that would be. Maybe something like a tweed, deluxe, or blackface. Listen to the clips and then decide.

good luck.
"If A is a success in life, then A equals x + y + z. Work = x; y = play; and z = keeping your mouth shut."
--Einstein

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe."
--Einstein
#7
As for pedals, I'd start with a BYOC triangle Muff, MXR silicon Fuzz, and Tube Driver for dirt, which are probably the most important right now. After that, I'd pick out some sort of analog delay of your liking, or an Ibanez DE7 which are very cheap and do great analog simulation. A compressor would be great, an MXR DynaComp for cheap, or even a Keeley if you want to go more expensive. Modulation pedals like phaser and chorus are important, which are personal preference. After that its just really personal stuff like a wah, reverb, etc.

Thats a basic guide though.
#9
Quote by herman ri2
Vox Valvetronix VT100 100W 2x12


Great amp for the price
Did you read anything?

Anyways, I would say try out a Vox AC30, might be your cup of tea. Might not. Honestly, you will never sound like Gilmour, even if you have his exact rig, its still you. So you might as well add your own flair to it.
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