#1
hi am looking to buy my first tube amp and need some suggestions.
i have a prs se singlecut and will be getting seymour duncan alnico ii pro pups for it soon.
I play gnr,muse,smashing pumpkins,ratm,qotsa,hendrix,acdc.
Thanks in advance for any help
#2
Are you looking for a combo amp or a separate head and cabinet? And how much are you willing / able to spend? You are probably going to need an amp that can do both high-gain and classic rock gain tones. Marshall, Carvin, Blackstar, etc.
#3
My limit is €700($1000)
It can be a combo but preferably a head and cab.
#4
Marshall JCM 900 4100, once you get it set up right and put some N.O.S tubes in there, it'll serve you quite well.
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Cort VX-2V
Basses
Stagg BC300
Amps
Marshall JCM900 4100 DR
Marshall 1965A
Hartke HA3500 Combo
#5
If your limit is 700 Euros and you want a head and a cabinet, take a look at some of the rigs offered by Bugera. A lot of people seem to like them, and their quality has improved dramatically since they were first released. Otherwise, look at what is available used.
#6
Carvin Bel-Air 2x12s are very nice. Love em. I also have a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe and ole Carvin x100b. I get my distortion from pedals because I can't settle on one distortion tone. I like to start with a good clean-tone foundation. The pedals that I use a lot now are a 80's RAT, Ibanez Tube King and, Monte Allums modded TS808.
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#8
You didn't say what you are using it for. Gigging or just playing with yourself?
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Yamaha SBG500
Telecasters
Randall RM100 & RM20
Marshall JTM45 clone
Marshall JCM900 4102 (modded)
Marshall 18W clone
Fender 5F1 Champ clone
Atomic Amplifire
Marshall 1960A
Boss GT-100


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#9
Quote by Cathbard
You didn't say what you are using it for. Gigging or just playing with yourself?

Just home use
#10
Then something like the orange tiny terror might be the ticket. Depends on how much you like your neighbours. A JCM900 (or 800) is overkill to several degrees but it would mean that if you do ever did want to gig or jam with mates you will be able to keep up. I find that my JCM900 is surprisingly enjoyable to play at lower levels (regardless of what most people say) but to really get it singing you have to deafen the neighbour's dogs.
The Engls like posted earlier are pretty damn good too, also will give you scope to play with other people as well. Of course it is similar to the JCM900, it will sound ok but will upset the neighbours if you really use it properly. Same with the 6505+ (although I think I'd rather scrounge around for an old 5150 but I don't like my neighbours a lot)
Gilchrist custom
Yamaha SBG500
Telecasters
Randall RM100 & RM20
Marshall JTM45 clone
Marshall JCM900 4102 (modded)
Marshall 18W clone
Fender 5F1 Champ clone
Atomic Amplifire
Marshall 1960A
Boss GT-100


Cathbard Amplification
My band
#11
I'd go for a Laney Lh50 head with a 2x12
amp - http://www.thomann.de/gb/laney_lh50.htm
cab - http://www.thomann.de/gb/harley_benton_g212_vintage.htm

or a randall rg50t - http://www.thomann.de/gb/randall_rh50t_head_gitarrentopteil.htm

these should give you a veriety of tones from classic to high gain though a od is pretty good for adding options too.
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#12
Bugera V22 or V55 would suit you well I think for classic rock and the likes.
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#13
Quote by Mybleedinglung8
I'd go for a Laney Lh50 head with a 2x12
amp - http://www.thomann.de/gb/laney_lh50.htm
cab - http://www.thomann.de/gb/harley_benton_g212_vintage.htm

or a randall rg50t - http://www.thomann.de/gb/randall_rh50t_head_gitarrentopteil.htm

these should give you a veriety of tones from classic to high gain though a od is pretty good for adding options too.

does anyone know which if the laney head is better than randall