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I need a versatile great sounding boutique tube amp (Mesa, Soldano, Bogner, etc...). I play rock, blues, latin, punk, metal... I't doesn't matter if it is a combo or a head... British sound is preferable. I need it for both, giging and recording and it has to be pedal friendly. 2 channels are enough for me.

Any thoughts?
#2
2nd hand Mesa MK IV/V ?

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#3
Quote by Perverockstar69
I need a versatile great sounding boutique tube amp (Mesa, Soldano, Bogner, etc...). I play rock, blues, latin, punk, metal... I't doesn't matter if it is a combo or a head... British sound is preferable. I need it for both, giging and recording and it has to be pedal friendly. 2 channels are enough for me.

Any thoughts?


I was thinking getting a Mesa TA-30 or a Royal Atlantic, but there should be more options...
#5
Carvin V3 or X100b.

Also the Peavey JSX/Triple X II are pretty awesome too.
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Carvin V3 or X100b.

Also the Peavey JSX/Triple X II are pretty awesome too.


Sweet, I like Carvin. Thx!

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#8
Mesa Road King is probably your best bet for 'all-round'. I'm not 100% on US Mesa prices, I haven't been to GG&A in a long time

For a more British sound, hmm. I would say Cornford but American prices are super high I think.
Last edited by vitchb at Jul 19, 2011,
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Mesa Road King is probably your best bet for 'all-round'. I'm not 100% on US Mesa prices, I haven't been to GG&A in a long time


That beautiful monster is so @#$% expensive...
#11
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That beautiful monster is so @#$% expensive...


time to hit the classifieds
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ok, i geuss the 30 watt version would be a little better


LOL
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ok, i geuss the 30 watt version would be a little better


LOL


Oh, you are so funny...
#15
Jet City is a Soldano clone that's overseen by Mike himself, go check em out.

But yeah, the Mark series is the best you can get, like Tom said.

Axe FX maybe?

There's no way in hell, but if you can find a Diezel for that price, jump on it.
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#16
Quote by Perverockstar69
Still, I don't have enough money for that


Could you swing a Stiletto? I'm not sure how well rounded it is, but it is one of the more British sounding Mesa's
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Quote by vitchb
Could you swing a Stiletto? I'm not sure how well rounded it is, but it is one of the more British sounding Mesa's


I think the Transatlantic, Royal Atlantic and ElectraDyne sound a lot better than Stiletto's xD. Anyway, I prefer tone over if it's american or british sound...
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Jet City is a Soldano clone that's overseen by Mike himself, go check em out.

But yeah, the Mark series is the best you can get, like Tom said.

Axe FX maybe?

There's no way in hell, but if you can find a Diezel for that price, jump on it.


http://cgi.ebay.com/Diezel-Einstein-Amp-Head-50-watts-TONE-/370527290418?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item564525c432 <------- Would this one make it? xD
#19
+1 to the Mark V.
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#22
used road king
i say this because i've got gas and if theres good deals when i get my big student loan...

oh shit
#23
NOOOOOO


Diezels are rare as shit in america, and he's getting a great deal for that amp.
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#25
Someone mentioned this above and I completely forgot about this until I read it.

Axe FX.

Get the Axe FX (or Axe FX2) and a decent power amp, preferably a tube power amp and you are good to go. You can get pretty much any tone you can think of with one of those.
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OP, i'm telling you. Go try out a Mesa Dual Rectifier. You will not be dissapointed. If you can get a used one for around $1200 and a Marshall 1960B or Mesa Straight Rectifier 412 cab. Keep in mind the Mesa's are over 100lbs to carry, Marshall's around 70lbs.
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I was thinking getting a Mesa TA-30 or a Royal Atlantic, but there should be more options...


+1 I actually was thinking of the Royal Atlantic as well for the Brit sound.
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#28
I'm considering getting a combo (TA-30 or an Electrodyne), and I'm looking for the chance to get a little bit more money for the Royal Atlantic, what do you think? I can use a pedal if I need more gain... I don't know, the thing is that where I live is sooooooo difficult to get this much money and this is gonna be my first real Pro amp, I Have a Laney LC15R (Ok sounding amp) and used to have a Peavey Valveking (a bargain for those features).
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Quote by Perverockstar69
Wow, Mark amps have a lot of @#%& :S, I forgot to say that I want simple controls xD


DIEZEL. Like the one that I linked to you.
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#31
Not a huge fan of the Einstein, would rather have a Road King. I actually traded a Road King for an Einstein and ended up having to trade back cause the guy was a dick. Glad I did though, the RK sounded better IMO

You might like the Diezel a bit better than me though, since you're playing a lot more lower gain stuff. It's a pretty versatile amp, though I don't think it's as versatile as a Road King (especially since the modes aren't footswitchable), but it'll definitely give you a different sound than anyone else.
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#32
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Not a huge fan of the Einstein, would rather have a Road King. I actually traded a Road King for an Einstein and ended up having to trade back cause the guy was a dick. Glad I did though, the RK sounded better IMO

You might like the Diezel a bit better than me though, since you're playing a lot more lower gain stuff. It's a pretty versatile amp, though I don't think it's as versatile as a Road King (especially since the modes aren't footswitchable), but it'll definitely give you a different sound than anyone else.


He also was....imbalanced.
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He also was....imbalanced.

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#34
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On topic, look for a used Mesa F series. Great, versitile amp. 2 channels, but essentially 3, and it isn't knob crazy.
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#35
Mesa Mark V or used Roadking series 1, maybe a used AxeFx standard??
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#38
I picked up a Mesa Road King Series 1 for under $1400 last week. You could also find a Rectifier cab for $600 if you look long enough. The amount of tones you can get out of that amp is incredible. If I had to spend anything more than what I paid for the RK, I'd have to go the Axe Fx route though.
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Quote by stonyman65
Carvin V3 or X100b.

Also the Peavey JSX/Triple X II are pretty awesome too.



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Sweet, I like Carvin. Thx!

What about Dr. Z Amps?


+1 for the V3!
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Laney VH100R would be good option too, especially if you want a Brit type sound.
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