#1
After playing an old Martin Colletti archtop for a few years (with added artec humbucker) I've finally decided to get something a little more modern I have recently picked up a Dano 63' reissue.

I'd like to get an amp for a jangle kind of sound, think R.E.M, Big Star, Pylon etc.... My style is more finger picked chords that strumming or lead, I'm learning a few scales right now

Something that could do blue/jazz/surf and rockabily would be a plus. I don't need metal or anything like that at all.

For volume I want something that could be used on a low volume gig, think a jazz gig in restaurant or home practise with a band. It won't be competing against a double bass drum blast, but needs enough power to be heard over a kit or piano.

Something with a built in tremolo would be really cool too.

Budget is not huge, thinking £100 or so, so vintage/used would be an option. Essentially I want an amp with character that does nice cleans, and could for some stuff sound nice with a light over drive/tremolo..

Any pointers?

Thanks in advance...
#2
Im thinking a Fender Tube amp, though I don't have any expertise on them

maybe a Deluxe Reverb (you're probably not gonna get one of these for that little)
or for a smaller/cheaper amp, the Blues Jr., Hot Rod Deluxe, or maybe a Champ

im just saying you are gonna have to do some searching for something used, at that budget you're gonna have you're gonna have a tough time finding anything decent

stay away from their Frontman series
Last edited by Sputnik1 at May 26, 2010,
#3
Quote by Sputnik1
Im thinking a Fender Tube amp, though I don't have any expertise on them

maybe a Deluxe Reverb

stay away from their Frontman series

+1 to the stay away from Frontmans but Deluxe Reverb? In the UK (obviously) for £100? Maybe if you used the £100 to buy a replica gun and a Balaclava.
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#4
Quote by Cathbard
+1 to the stay away from Frontmans but Deluxe Reverb? In the UK (obviously) for £100? Maybe if you used the £100 to buy a replica gun and a Balaclava.



This.




Definately check out the Blues Jr. line, or other 5-watt Fender voiced tube amps.
#5
I did have a "frontman" but I lost it at uni.

Right now I'm using a 10W fender squier SP 10. I switched the 6" speaker to a 8" celeston, and gave the amp a makeover (cream tolex & brown grill cloth) so it sounds and looks better, but it's just a practise amp.

I've also got an Orange 30R crush, which is nice but is a little lacking in character.

I've looked in the 5W amps, but I can't help but think for live application they are going to struggle. This isn't an amp to play massive gigs with or heavy music, but I want a little more versatility than a 5W perhaps.

If not the epihone 5W, bugera 5W and fender 5W are all on my list...
#6
Here's something to look at I just grabbed off UK ebay.

Laney LC15
Laney LC30
Laney VC15

Not exactly Fender Jangle but around your price range and acceptable.
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
Last edited by Cathbard at May 26, 2010,
#7
Quote by monkey-strum
After playing an old Martin Colletti archtop for a few years (with added artec humbucker) I've finally decided to get something a little more modern I have recently picked up a Dano 63' reissue.

I'd like to get an amp for a jangle kind of sound, think R.E.M, Big Star, Pylon etc.... My style is more finger picked chords that strumming or lead, I'm learning a few scales right now

Something that could do blue/jazz/surf and rockabily would be a plus. I don't need metal or anything like that at all.

For volume I want something that could be used on a low volume gig, think a jazz gig in restaurant or home practise with a band. It won't be competing against a double bass drum blast, but needs enough power to be heard over a kit or piano.

Something with a built in tremolo would be really cool too.

Budget is not huge, thinking £100 or so, so vintage/used would be an option. Essentially I want an amp with character that does nice cleans, and could for some stuff sound nice with a light over drive/tremolo..

Any pointers?

Thanks in advance...


I'd definitely try the Fender Pro Junior if I were you. Doesn't have tremolo, but the tone won't let you down. Nice cleans and sweet overdrive.
#8
i'd be looking for more british vox voiced amps then fender tbh because they're what 'jangle' tends to be associated with most.

those laneys recommended earlier would be perfect.
#9
Quote by Cathbard
+1 to the stay away from Frontmans but Deluxe Reverb? In the UK (obviously) for £100? Maybe if you used the £100 to buy a replica gun and a Balaclava.


hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

when you say jangle do you mean voxy? or fendery? (jangle to me means voxy, but obviously i don't have a monopoly on words)
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#10
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when you say jangle do you mean voxy? or fendery? (jangle to me means voxy, but obviously i don't have a monopoly on words)



I wonder if Hendrix saw a hippy girl with a load of metallic jewellery, jangling as she walks, forming the inspiration for Voxy Lady.
#11
I really like my fender HRD, especially with the "bright" switch on for the jangly stuff.... ie: Gin Blossoms, Collective Soul, the typical "Arizona" sound. Especially paired with my amer. strat