#1
Hey guys,
I have been in the market for a new amp lately. at first I was looking at the Marshall JVM 410C, but it turns out the clean tones are meh (the dirty ones are great). So I was thinking about getting 2 amps, one for heavy one for clean. I'm looking for an almost chorusy type clean (without chorus). What I mean is I need something that really lets the harmonics shine through.

Any ideas?
#2
Roland JC120

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Depends how much you want to spend really. Lots of great clean amps out there.


Off the top of my head...
Fender Twin/Super reverb
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Mesa Lonestar
#4
u need a fender pro jr (make sure its one of the newer ones) the one i have has so much tube rattle and 60hz cycle hum that it just doesnt make me want to play it. Try out the the fender amps, loads of clean shimmer.
#5
AC30 w/ chorus pedal.
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Hey guys,
I have been in the market for a new amp lately. at first I was looking at the Marshall JVM 410C, but it turns out the clean tones are meh (the dirty ones are great). So I was thinking about getting 2 amps, one for heavy one for clean. I'm looking for an almost chorusy type clean (without chorus). What I mean is I need something that really lets the harmonics shine through.

Any ideas?

Budget?
#7
Carvin XV series. Or X100b series. Both have amazing cleans and you might even sell the marshall when you hear their overdrive. Great amps
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#9
Since you mentioned Chorus, the Roland Jazz Chorus immediately springs to mind. But in terms of amps that generally have good cleans, you're pobably going to want high wattage for the headroom. The Mesa Lonestar on 100w (which is how I run mine) is also a good option. And you can't go wrong with a Fender Twin. I've also been quite impressed with clean tones on some of the Dr Z amps (particularly the EZG-50).
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#11
Quote by darkwolf291
I prefer Solid State to Tube for cleans personally.


I generally don't, but I do agree that the Roland Jazz Chorus is a great amp (despite being solid state), especially for cleans. There are some solid state amps that are just done well and that's one of them.
#14
as its been stated many times before the JC120 if you want solid state. blackface twin if you want tube.
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#15
JC-120 or Fender Blackface Twin.

Now, it's /thread.
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#16
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JC-120 or Fender Blackface Twin.

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#17
I'd take a BF Twin over a JC-120 any day too. The JC-120 is a cool cleans amp but it aint no BF Twin.
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#18
+1 to the blackface, doesn't get better than that. Still chasing one for myself.
#21
Quote by Cathbard
I'd take a BF Twin over a JC-120 any day too. The JC-120 is a cool cleans amp but it aint no BF Twin.

i was led to believe the jc-120 is kindof a one trick poney, even when it comes to the cleans.

i was told it was good for jazz, but NOTHING else. (i know i know, JAZZ chorus.... but still)
#23
Quote by 00_hns_00
i was led to believe the jc-120 is kindof a one trick poney, even when it comes to the cleans.

i was told it was good for jazz, but NOTHING else. (i know i know, JAZZ chorus.... but still)


There's a kind of big blues/rock guy named Butch Armstrong around here who uses one. Definitely not just for jazz. The name is kind of misleading.
#24
The JC-120 is a one trick pony in so much as they only do cleans (the distortion on them is atrocious) but those cleans have been used for just about every genre that ever has a clean sound. They even work quite well as an acoustic amp.
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#25
Quote by Cathbard
The JC-120 is a one trick pony in so much as they only do cleans (the distortion on them is atrocious) but those cleans have been used for just about every genre that ever has a clean sound. They even work quite well as an acoustic amp.


don't forget it can be a keyboard amp in a pinch too (so i have heard anyway). we have an older one with the old CE-1 chorus circuit it in, it seems people neglect to mention that the JC-120 is setup with a very badass stereo chorus pedal... or maybe that is what people mean by "JC-120 does awesome cleans".

i don't really feel the JC-120 pigeonholes your tone at all, i just saw Battles the other night and Ian Williams used it in his setup (which is a very dynamic, eclectic and demanding setup for his purposes).

that being said, i generally prefer my music man amps to a JC-120.
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