#1
So I've currently got a Bugera and long story short, it sounds like ass. So I'm in the market for a new amp. I play stuff like:
Buckethead
Rush
Metallica
Steve Vai
Paul Gilbert
Zappa
and a lot of other stuff, all centering around heavy or progressive rock and metal.
So my budget is around a thousand. I was thinking maybe a Carvin Legacy combo? I'm not sure how much gain they can handle though.
EDIT: And I'm playing through a Charvel San Dimas. It's got an alder body and Duncan pickups.
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Last edited by Thrasher51 at Sep 30, 2010,
#2
Second hand Marshall DSL/TSL?
Marshall amplifiers are the truest purveyors of rock and roll known to man.

"And give a man an amplifier and a synthesizer, and he doesn't become whoever, you know. He doesn't become us."

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#4
Budget?

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#5
Quote by Thrasher51
So my budget is around a thousand.

Reading is fun.
Marshall amplifiers are the truest purveyors of rock and roll known to man.

"And give a man an amplifier and a synthesizer, and he doesn't become whoever, you know. He doesn't become us."

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#6
Thrasher51 -

Which Bugera do you have and why specifically do you not like it?

I think the JSX, Mesa or possibly a Marshall would work depending on some things.

Do you have a combo or a head now?
Have you played a JSX?
Where are you roughly I see lots of locations
Do you need a dedicated clean channel?
Do you gig? Mostly lead playing or what?


Nice axe!

I've heard the Carvin Legacy can be a bit weak but others love it. I've never played one. I can think of 6 or 7 amps that might work for you.
#7
Which Bugera do you have and why specifically do you not like it?
I have the 6260. The sound is very thin and no matter what I do I can't get a chunky rhythm tone or a creamy lead tone or any warm cleans out of it. It hisses absurdly even on relatively low gain levels. Although that could be fixed with a gate of course.

Do you have a combo or a head now? Head
Have you played a JSX? No, but I've played a XXX which I liked.
Where are you roughly I see lots of locations Southern California.
Do you need a dedicated clean channel? It's definitely preferable but I'm not sure about a necessity.
Do you gig? No but I plan to in the near future.
Mostly lead playing or what? Yeah. But it has to have a good rhythm sound too.
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#8
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#10
Quote by Thrasher51
So I've currently got a Bugera and long story short, it sounds like ass. So I'm in the market for a new amp. I play stuff like:
Buckethead
Rush
Metallica
Steve Vai
Paul Gilbert
Zappa
and a lot of other stuff, all centering around heavy or progressive rock and metal.
So my budget is around a thousand. I was thinking maybe a Carvin Legacy combo? I'm not sure how much gain they can handle though.
EDIT: And I'm playing through a Charvel San Dimas. It's got an alder body and Duncan pickups.

Might be something wrong with it. Try unplugging the guitar cable from the ampand turning the amp on. If you hear a hum or odd feedback when you turn it up, something is wrong.
#11
Quote by Thrasher51
Which Bugera do you have and why specifically do you not like it?
I have the 6260. The sound is very thin and no matter what I do I can't get a chunky rhythm tone or a creamy lead tone or any warm cleans out of it. It hisses absurdly even on relatively low gain levels. Although that could be fixed with a gate of course.

Do you have a combo or a head now? Head
Have you played a JSX? No, but I've played a XXX which I liked.
Where are you roughly I see lots of locations Southern California.
Do you need a dedicated clean channel? It's definitely preferable but I'm not sure about a necessity.
Do you gig? No but I plan to in the near future.
Mostly lead playing or what? Yeah. But it has to have a good rhythm sound too.

Well, your current amp should be able to do all of that. I'm guessing it needs a bias and possibly some new tubes. Do you have the matching Bugera cab? Is the $1,000 for a head only?


ok, usually about this point I start listing off amps I found on craigslist that in your general area. however, there were so frickin' many of them I didn't know where to start.

Raijouta's list is a good starting point.

Are you close to any of this stuff?

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/search/msg?query=amp&srchType=A&minAsk=500&maxAsk=1200

5150 II, Switchblade, Dual Rec, Single Rec, Vetta II, VHT Pittbull and Deliverance, JCM800 1983, etc, etc, etc
#12
I had been looking into new tubes, I'll consider that. I had hoped for 1000 for both head and cab, but I could get some more money. And I do have the Bugera cab.
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#13
Marshall JCM900 SLX?
Can easily be modded for some more gain, if needed, and you won't even have to go near those huge 300V caps to do so.
#14
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Marshall JCM900 SLX?
Can easily be modded for some more gain, if needed, and you won't even have to go near those huge 300V caps to do so.
Caps are insulated and safe to touch. The problem is when you touch an exposed high voltage lead.
Gear:
- Bugera 333
- VJ & VJ cab
- Jackson JS30
- TS9

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#15
I know, but when modding anything, if you come too close to those caps without discharging them you might touch the wrong lead and I'll tell you, you'll be in pain when those caps choose to discharge their energy through you.
#16
My point is that you can get a possibly lethal shock when you touch something on the other side of the amp as well, far away from the big caps.
Gear:
- Bugera 333
- VJ & VJ cab
- Jackson JS30
- TS9

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#17
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My point is that you can get a possibly lethal shock when you touch something on the other side of the amp as well, far away from the big caps.

pretty much. It's all about making a circuit. In this case, to ground.
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#18
Reliability issues maybe, but you rarely hear about tone complaints from Bugera owners which makes me think something is wrong. "Thin and no chunk/power/bottom end" aren't words that should be associated with a 6260
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Reliability issues maybe, but you rarely hear about tone complaints from Bugera owners which makes me think something is wrong. "Thin and no chunk/power/bottom end" aren't words that should be associated with a 6260


Agreed, I've got a 6262 (basically the same thing if I remember right, just with independent channel controls), and it's a chunk monster. Your 6260 is more than likely biased colder than Hilary Clinton and would benefit from some decent new tubes as opposed to the stock Bugera ones. (I recommend JJs personally.. smoothed out my lead sound sooo nicely).
#20
Quote by xStratcatx
Agreed, I've got a 6262 (basically the same thing if I remember right, just with independent channel controls), and it's a chunk monster. Your 6260 is more than likely biased colder than Hilary Clinton and would benefit from some decent new tubes as opposed to the stock Bugera ones. (I recommend JJs personally.. smoothed out my lead sound sooo nicely).


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