#1
I play anything from rock classic rock, rap, acouctic

im going to college and after it ill start to gig and i need a amp the most verstaile it can be

I will definitely go used my price range nothing over £600

Ive played a combo Fender Deluxe vintage mod but i not sure if that will do the job

i like sparkling clean to thick lead

Thanks in advance

Daniel
#2
If you can find a used Line 6 Vetta, (or possibly new Flextone) that'd be your best bet. Especially for college.
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#4
I'd look into an Engl Screamer combo with those requirements. It's loud enough for band use but sounds nice on low levels still and is versatile.

They're 900 quid or so new, should be easy enough to find used for 600€. Try German ebay (ebay.de), they pop up there all the time and go for roughly 650€. Most of the guys selling there will ship to the UK for 50€ or so, which means a price of 700€ in the end, which is around 600 quid.

Find out if you really need that much versatility though, or what kind of cleans and what kind of distortion you like. The Engl is a bright amp, and while that can be dialed out for the largest part, it's still not for everyone. Maybe something darker like an Orange Rocker 30 would suit you better. Or maybe not.

What range of tones do you need exactly? How much gain is necessary? What tones will you need the most?
Last edited by TheQuailman at Aug 7, 2010,
#6
Quote by TheQuailman
I'd look into an Engl Screamer combo with those requirements. It's loud enough for band use but sounds nice on low levels still and is versatile.

They're 900 quid or so new, should be easy enough to find used for 600€. Try German ebay (ebay.de), they pop up there all the time and go for roughly 650€. Most of the guys selling there will ship to the UK for 50€ or so, which means a price of 700€ in the end, which is around 600 quid.

Find out if you really need that much versatility though, or what kind of cleans and what kind of distortion you like. The Engl is a bright amp, and while that can be dialed out for the largest part, it's still not for everyone. Maybe something darker like an Orange Rocker 30 would suit you better. Or maybe not.

What range of tones do you need exactly? How much gain is necessary? What tones will you need the most?



well i like a vox clean and a guns and roses overdrive

not ALOT of gain if i need more gain ill get a pedal
Last edited by Fenderboy17 at Aug 7, 2010,
#9
What about one of the new Blackstars? Those amps sound killer for just about every music really. I played through the HT stage 60 last week and that thing was amazing for the price. They have a 20 and 40 watter too.
#10
Quote by Fenderboy17
well i like a vox clean and a guns and roses overdrive

not ALOT of gain if i need more gain ill get a pedal

In this case, look at a Laney L20 Lionheart:
http://www.thomann.de/gb/laney_l20t112_lionheart.htm
It gets a very nice classic rock distortion and great warm cleans. Not as jangly as a Vox, with cleans, it has more of a jazzy clean feel to it (not as smooth as a Fender though).
I like this amp a lot. Has a nice dark sound.

There's also a head and cab version of it:
http://www.thomann.de/gb/laney_l20h_lionheart.htm
http://www.thomann.de/gb/laney_lt212_lionheart.htm
A 2x12" cab will give you a more stable low-end than most 1x12" combos => fat rock tone without it getting muddy and undefined.


H&K Statesman combos:
http://www.thomann.de/gb/hugheskettner_statesman_dual_el84.htm
http://www.thomann.de/gb/hugheskettner_statesman_quad_el84.htm
These are seriously versatile. The drive is a typical british rock tone that can do anything up to classic metal like Iron Maiden, the cleans are Fender-y. These amps are relatively bright.


This is the Thunder combo I mentioned earlier:
http://www.thomann.de/gb/engl_thunder_50_e320_gitarrencombo.htm
There's also a version without reverb:
http://www.thomann.de/gb/engl_thunder_50_e322_roehrencombo.htm
More agressive sounding than the Statesman amps, but it still does old-school tones nicely.

The Thunder (and Engl Screamer, for that matter) is also available as a head version. If you get a decent 2x12" cab with it, you'll have a pretty nice rig. Framus makes nice 2x12" cabs with good speakers (Celestion V30) that can be found for around 200€ on the used market.
#11
how do you play rap on guitar?
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#12
just thought i'd share the pm I just got, you can see the question I asked above. and this is the answer i got from the TS

my band play rock/hard rock and i start with a rap
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#13
^ lots of rappers have an actual band that plays behind them. just because you dont know about it and dont like rap doesnt mean it isnt a valid style.


TS, try something like a peavey classic 30. might not have enough gain for what you want, but it might. similarly, the laney vc30 or lc30. i always mix up which is which, but one has a more classic rock voicing, and the other is more modern. try both out if you can.
going used, im sure you can get something better, but those are in the right range new, and are fairly versitile.