#1
basically I play like feel good rock. clean channels not really so much an issue(will just rock a chorus pedal on that)

will have about £500 to spend on the head

I'm thinking of getting a second hand DSL

but I'm not too sure was wondering what you guys thought?

the only real requirements are 2 channels and valves.

don't really fancy a valveking played my mates and wasn't too impressed by that :/

music I'm into - zep, dc, journey, rainbow basically classic rock type stuff y'know.

thanks for readin/replying

jamie x
Last edited by jamie.b77 at Dec 29, 2009,
#2
You sound like a Marshall guy.
The Haze gets lot of positive attention.

If 40 Watts is enough
#4
The Haze and MA are both crap compared to the DSL (head version, the combo isn't too good).

Used Marshall JVM, Orange AD30/Rocker, Peavey XXX, Mesa Single Rec also come to mind.
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#5
Used Marshall JCM, Laney or Hiwatt would suit the bill too. Real ones I mean, ie 50W or more. Some of the old Laneys were better than others, best to try them before parting with the dough. The Hiwatts I've come across were all good, lovely Gimourish sound to 'em.
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#6
+1 on the orange ad30. great for classic rock
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#8
dsl would be the head, and orange ad30 - would it sound good with a jackson rr5 or fender strat? they're the two main guitars I play and a mate of mine reckons my guitars would sound bad through orange amps :/ duno though never played through orange before.
#9
Even 30-50W will do those gigs.

And if you do bigger gigs your amp will be miked up, so you could basically gig with a 1W amp.

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Go into a store and try out the suggested amps if you want to know how they sound.
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Last edited by JesusCrisp at Dec 29, 2009,
#10
I've actually never owned an amp smaller than 60W (but I have used some 50W ones) and my 60 Watter kicks arse. I've used it at some pretty big gigs and never gone past about 6 on the volume. At the really big gigs, one mics up the amp so the mixer has control over the sound. Really what you are trying to do is get over the drummer and the bass player (esp if he has some bigass Ampeg or something) ON STAGE. At really big gigs you aren't trying to reach the guys at the back of the crowd with your guitar amp - that's the PA's job. In fact if your amp is so loud that it's competing with the PA, the mixer will probably chuck beer cans at you.
Really a 50 or 60W amp is normally a lot easier to live with at any gig than a 100W jobby. (Not that that has ever stopped me using my 100W JCM when I was in the mood.)
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#11
do you really need the clean channel? for classic rock, this is great:

http://www.valvepower.co.uk/

it's a clone of a marshall 18 watter, and will do those ac/dc tones etc. almost perfectly, and you'd have the guts of £200 to get a cab. that's if you're willing to use your guitar's volume knob for cleans (and they won't be pristine).

if you need the multiple channels etc., the dsl may be better. you could also consider an orange rocker 30, or laney vc30.
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#12
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do you really need the clean channel? for classic rock, this is great:

http://www.valvepower.co.uk/

it's a clone of a marshall 18 watter, and will do those ac/dc tones etc. almost perfectly, and you'd have the guts of £200 to get a cab. that's if you're willing to use your guitar's volume knob for cleans (and they won't be pristine).

if you need the multiple channels etc., the dsl may be better. you could also consider an orange rocker 30, or laney vc30.


yea I'd rather have a clean channel to be honest...

the other option I could do is save for a blackstar series one (probably 200 model) cause they're just incredible.

Or just get something like the MA or a second hand DSL cause to be honest that kinda sound would be good for the band(blackstar would obv be better) but y'know that'd be a long way away :/
#13
Quote by jamie.b77
yea I'd rather have a clean channel to be honest...

the other option I could do is save for a blackstar series one (probably 200 model) cause they're just incredible.

Or just get something like the MA or a second hand DSL cause to be honest that kinda sound would be good for the band(blackstar would obv be better) but y'know that'd be a long way away :/

The Blackstar Series One 100 would probably be enough for you. The 200 just offers an incredible amount of wattage which you will never need an more gain, which you also won't need, since you don't play very high gain stuff, right?

Otherwise the used DSL or used Orange Rocker/AD30.
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#14
Quote by JesusCrisp
The Blackstar Series One 100 would probably be enough for you. The 200 just offers an incredible amount of wattage which you will never need an more gain, which you also won't need, since you don't play very high gain stuff, right?

Otherwise the used DSL or used Orange Rocker/AD30.


I always thought I wouldn't need the 200 but I was sketchy on which would be better really. I think its more one of those things where I wouldn't mind havin that extra gain but I'd never see myself in a metal band so guess your right! haha probably gona sell some stuff and hopefully get together £800 :/ haha
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