#1
Hey, I've been playing my Marshall MG for a few years now, and I've decided now is the time to buy a good amp

I've got a nice big budget(£1000) and I want to get a really great amp, so I'm set for life and I won't need to further upgrade. I tried out a VOXAC30 which was amazing, but simply too loud. So that's a no sadly

I also tried a Fender Blues Deluxe, which was also awesome! I would happily buy that! I was just wondering what other good amps are there for blues/classic rock? I've heard good things about Mesa Boogies?

Cheers!
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#3
Yes the AC30 is far too loud.

You can get a better sound from an AC15 at normal volumes (it is still very loud, I jam with a loud drummer at the 7.5W setting). I have to use the master volume when practising on my own.

The new hand wired series are outstanding - best they've made since the sixties.

I picked up an AC15HW1X for £950 from Andertons in June without a haggle.

After a few months I'm still amazed at how good this amp is.
#4
in addition to the valvepower you could probably look into stuff like martamp/mjw, matamp, english valve amps, cornell, lazy j, etc.
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#6
Wow just listening to some Cornford demos, it sounds great! I must have to try that! I didn't think too much of the Valve power though. Cheers for the help guys!


If anyone has any other suggestions, I'd love to hear!
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#7
You don't think much of the Valvepower? May I ask why?
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#8
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You don't think much of the Valvepower? May I ask why?


I wrote my previous post wrongly, sorry. What I mean is, the Valvepower isn't what I'm looking for. As amps go though, it sounds great! Can I ask how you heard about it? I've never heard of them before.
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#9
If you liked the AC30, the AC4 is basically its little brother. It gets great distorted and clean tones, and has an cool attenuator option. I think its all around great.
#10
i dunno about cath, but i think i just heard about it online on forums. Can't entirely remember
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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Presumably because the CCF (Combined Corksniffing Forces) of MLP and Gibson forums would rise up against them, plunging the land into war.

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Et tu, br00tz?
#12
oh yeah liked it a lot too. worth considering as well
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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Presumably because the CCF (Combined Corksniffing Forces) of MLP and Gibson forums would rise up against them, plunging the land into war.

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#13
What about an orange th30? Clean channel is very nice and versatile, dirty channel can easily achieve some nice classic rock tones, just giving you more options

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#14
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I wrote my previous post wrongly, sorry. What I mean is, the Valvepower isn't what I'm looking for. As amps go though, it sounds great! Can I ask how you heard about it? I've never heard of them before.

I build 18 W'ers myself and I can see how they've built theirs and I approve. I found theirs researching 18W'ers for my own builds. There's only so much you can do with an 18W'er and anybody with experience can spot a good one from a crappy one with a quick glance.
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Boss GT-100


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#15
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#16
You're in the UK? You will pay way too much for a Mesa over there, but yes, there's probably a Mesa amp that's absolutely perfect for you. I would stick to any of the terrific made in UK products if I were you.
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#17
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Hey, I've been playing my Marshall MG for a few years now, and I've decided now is the time to buy a good amp

I've got a nice big budget(£1000) and I want to get a really great amp, so I'm set for life and I won't need to further upgrade. I tried out a VOXAC30 which was amazing, but simply too loud. So that's a no sadly

I also tried a Fender Blues Deluxe, which was also awesome! I would happily buy that! I was just wondering what other good amps are there for blues/classic rock? I've heard good things about Mesa Boogies?

Cheers!


Going off the Fender Blues, you could try out a Fender Blues Jr. with Cannabis Rex speakers. It's basically a limited edition Fender Blues Jr. with speakers made from hemp. Here's a review (it's fairly long) and I think the amp is under 1000 quid, around 500 I think. If you want a more expensive amp I'll find something else.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Rf9SOfAy1E
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