#1
Okay I made a thread earlier but i was not specific enough for you guys to help me out so I will try again. Hi my name is Kenny and I have been playing guitar for a little over three years now. My current gear is as follows

-Epiphone Les Paul Custom, With seymour Duncan JB in the bridge and Jazz in the neck and a graphtech bridge.
-Epiphone "Inspired By" John Lennon Casino with a graphtech bridge

-Peavy Vyper 60w is my amp

The Issue I am having right now is I can get great cleans out of my peavy but all the distortion i get is muddy. I have been looking into getting an all tube amp for a wile but not sure what i can get within my budget. I want a two channel amp that can do good cleans and has a good overdrive channel. I'm not talking heavy distortion just a good crunch were i can still hear the definitions in my notes.

As far as influences go I guess it would be the music I grew up Listening to and listen to now. Such as , Brand New, Interpol, Manchester Orchestra, Bayside, Death Cab for Cuite, Radiohead, Taking Back Sunday, Modest Mouse. I like alot of Indie/Alternative/Rock.

I Would like to buy a new amp, and my budget right now I would like to keep it too around 800-1000 dollars US. I also need it to be able to play at bedroom volumes and easy to transport back and forth to my friends house to play with him and his Bass.

I was thinking of getting the Sanpera II pedal for it be I think i just might put that money towards a new amp.

I am Still learning guitar but i think its time to get an amp that i can grow into, but for now I think my guitars are good quality for my skill level.

Thanks in advance for any advice/Help
#3
I could be doing something wrong, I don't tinker to much with it i just kinda wanna turn it on and go . So maybe i just need some help getting some good settings dialed in. If I can make the amp work for me I would be more than happy to stick with it but maybe there is something im doing wrong. I dont know a whole lot about amps, and if i get a good sound out of it i will prolly just get the sanpera
Last edited by storicII at Sep 27, 2011,
#4
Start with the Eq knobs at noon and go through each one tweaking it to your taste. also try using the onboard tube screamer with your dirty patch with the level up tonee to taste and gain below nine oclock.
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#5
Quote by storicII
I could be doing something wrong, I don't tinker to much with it i just kinda wanna turn it on and go . So maybe i just need some help getting some good settings dialed in. If I can make the amp work for me I would be more than happy to stick with it but maybe there is something im doing wrong. I dont know a whole lot about amps, and if i get a good sound out of it i will prolly just get the sanpera

Make sure the effects are turned off firstly. Find the amp model that suits you best. Make sure the mode is on 'Red' push the amp knob in. Set the pregain to 3 oclock and the post gain at 12 oclock and the Master to taste. EQ flat at 12 noon like iheartgun said. Then palm mute some chords. If that ain't workin for ya then either you have a defective unit, need new tubes, need new pickups, or you simply do not care for this amp.