#2
believe it or not, amps used to be geared towards one type of tone.
I wondered why the frisbee was getting bigger, then it hit me.
#3
I guess simplicity mainly. I suppose in some ways less versatility, meaning with multiple channels you could have a higher gain setting, clean setting, or overdriven setting. If you like simplicity/to dial in a few settings, plug in and play (with or without pedals) then a one channel amp is for you
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#5
If your only going to use one channel, why do you need an extra 2 channels?
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#6
Quote by butterfingers30
If your only going to use one channel, why do you need an extra 2 channels?

good point but the only thing that annoys me about single channel amps is the fact that ill have to roll down my guitar volume to 1 in order to get a clean tone. with a 2 channel amp, its just a click away (on the footswitch, i mean). i can imagine that the transition from dirty sound to clean sound would be a less seamless than on a multiple channel amp, especially from the stage.
#7
A lot of times amps with only one channel don't have to make any compromises to help out the other channel. A good example is the marshall jcm 800. Most people prefer the one channel version. The 2 channel version likely had to make some tonal compromises to make the clean channel usable.
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When you crank up the gain to 10 and switch to the lead channel, it actually sounds like you are unjustifiably bombing an innocent foreign land.


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#8
Quote by manubro1
good point but the only thing that annoys me about single channel amps is the fact that ill have to roll down my guitar volume to 1 in order to get a clean tone. with a 2 channel amp, its just a click away (on the footswitch, i mean). i can imagine that the transition from dirty sound to clean sound would be a less seamless than on a multiple channel amp, especially from the stage.

This is what pickup switches and guitar control schemes that don't suck (Fender/PRS, I'm looking at you) are for...

Quote by InanezGuitars44
The 2 channel version likely had to make some tonal compromises to make the clean channel usable.


Namely, that it didn't work.
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#9
cheaper

easier and more to the point. geared towards one thing, so possibly better at that one thing than others.

really, i mean a single channel amp can do what a two channel amp does with an overdrive pedal and utilizing the guitars volume.
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#11
Quote by manubro1
good point but the only thing that annoys me about single channel amps is the fact that ill have to roll down my guitar volume to 1 in order to get a clean tone.


You've probably got your guitar volume set way too high when your doing your initial set up then. Set your guitar volume to 5 or so and then set it to just about where you want most of your tone to be. I've used many single channel amps and this almost always works for me. If your looking for super high gain then a single channel amp won't work for you unless you use a pedal most of the time though.

I personally would rather have a really nice clean channel that I can layer guitar pedals on top of rather than have a crappy clean channel.
#12
I only use one channel on my two channel amp, I use the clean channel and use pedals for dirt
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#13
ya true that. most of the amps in the budget range...the clean channels are just throwaways. a proper multichannel amp has an extra channels worth of tubes, pots, components etc.
Prs se Holcomb is the answer
#14
i dont even know what the clean channels sound like on my splawns.
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#16
Quote by darkwolf291
I like one channels.
Mainly because I'm gonna use a SS for cleans anyway, so why have the other channel if I'm not gonna use it?
I prefer SS to tube for cleans.

whats SS?
#18
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#20
Quote by darkwolf291
Roland Jazz Chorus beyatch


The Jazz Chorus is quite nice. I liked it quite a bit, but I ended up going with something else. It was amazing but it seemed to lack a little something compared to the Brown Deluxe I was playing at the time.
#21
Quote by darkwolf291
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#23
Quote by darkwolf291
I prefer Solid state for most of my cleans.
My bluesy stuff I like tube though.


Every solid state I played the cleans sounded a bit sterile. And that includes the Jazz Chorus. Maybe I just didn't eq it right, but I just didn't think they were that good. Good by solid state standards yeah, but compared to tube, not really.
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#25
Quote by darkwolf291
Exactly why I like it.
I like sterile, thinner cleans.


Ah, now I understand. Unless you're being sarcastic...
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#27
Quote by bubb_tubbs
This is what pickup switches and guitar control schemes that don't suck (Fender/PRS, I'm looking at you) are for...

i don't follow.

maybe you need a new amp.
I wondered why the frisbee was getting bigger, then it hit me.
#28
Quote by gregs1020
i don't follow.

maybe you need a new amp.

3 knobs isn't enough for individual volume/tone controls for neck and bridge. As far as I'm aware, they only have a handful of models with 4.

They need to get with the program.
Everyone is entitled to an opinion.

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#30
Quote by bubb_tubbs
3 knobs isn't enough for individual volume/tone controls for neck and bridge. As far as I'm aware, they only have a handful of models with 4.

They need to get with the program.

ok that i get. though i've never really missed it on the priss, i do use it on the lester.

i thought you meant they don't clean up amps well with the volume knob. and that i think they do very well.
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#31
Quote by bubb_tubbs
3 knobs isn't enough for individual volume/tone controls for neck and bridge. As far as I'm aware, they only have a handful of models with 4.

They need to get with the program.


wait what's on the neck.
Prs se Holcomb is the answer
#32
frets.


move along.
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#33
You can buy a pad pedal so you don't have to use your guitar's volume control. Just kick it in to attenuate the input signal. They are just a simple resistive attenuator that goes between guitar and amp.
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#34
you can make a volume pot in a box too, the most simple pedal you can make haha
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#35
Quote by lbj273
you can make a volume pot in a box too, the most simple pedal you can make haha

And just stick a bypass switch on it. Bada bing bada boom, instant second channel.
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#36
exactly
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#37
Quote by lbj273
you can make a volume pot in a box too, the most simple pedal you can make haha

could you guys elaborate on this a bit please?
#38
One of these:

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Marshall JTM45 clone
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Marshall 18W clone
Fender 5F1 Champ clone
Atomic Amplifire
Marshall 1960A
Boss GT-100


Cathbard Amplification
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