thundermonty
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#1
Hello. I am trying to get a classic pink floyd tone but dont want to spend over 1,000$. I was looking at the vox AC30c2 but i dont think it has the best tone for what im wanting to do. and its at the top of my price range. i'd rather spend 800$. I need an amp with lots of clean headroom. Ive always heard the peavey classic 30 is good. and out of the fender amps ive looked at for under 1,000$ the Blues Deluxe Reissue seems like the best for my needs. i will need my amp to deliver great rock tones because i play in my high school's rock band. but when im at home practicing i want to just play some floyd. Loudness is not an issue for i live in the country. Thanks.
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Offworld92
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#2
I know for a fact that the Classic 30 is a good base for PF cleans. You just need to throw a ton of pedals on top for everything else.

You don't want a Fender. You need a british sound, Fender is blatantly American.

Not sure how the Vox would fare. Never heard one used for this application.
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thundermonty
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#3
David has been seen using many fenders... dont know what you're talking about. I have been looking at the Fender Vintage Reissue '65 Deluxe Reverb. Same price as an AC30 but a whole lot cleaner...
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Offworld92
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He may have used them, but they are not indicative of his tone, so it's kind of pointless to get something based on the fact that he did use them for x period of time.

When people think of Gilmour tone, they immediately think of Hiwatt. That's essentially a Plexi type amp. Q Fender is a pretty far cry from that.

But, all that said, if you've played the Fender, and it works for you, then by all means go for it. I just think it's a very poor choice, *especially* since you want to play rock too. That whole genre (assuming you're talking about classic/hard rock) is defined by essentially Plexi tones.
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#6
So much of the Gilmour sound comes from pedals and effects, you could really get away with nearly any amp that has a good clean channel.... and $1000 worth of pedals

Will it sound 100% like him? No. But most people could have his exact rig, and still not sound like him. Close enough is... well, close enough.

There was another thread just like this a few days ago. Yes, Hiwatt is your best choice. That's what you want for the base of a classic Gilmour tone.

Look at www.gilmourish.com

Lots of good info in there.
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thundermonty
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#7
david always used amps that have a lot of clean headroom. whether it be a fender twin reverb or a hiwatt. he got almost all of his sounds from his pedals and other gear. all im looking for is a good base amp with great cleans to be able to add a few fuzz pedals to, a delay, a flanger, etc.

I guess my question should be: "What amp will give me the best cleans for 1,000$?"
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anguskilminster
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If Gilmore used Fender Twins, How about a used Fender Twin??
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#9
Of the 3 amps you mentioned, I've owned two of them, I'd recommend the Classic 30. Any amp you get is going to need some pedals.
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Quote by anguskilminster
If Gilmore used Fender Twins, How about a used Fender Twin??

call me crazy but i dont buy used. i bought my jet city used and its been a nightmare ever since.
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Hmmm, I'm sure that well established amplifiers of respectable build and quality (good Fender, Marshall, Mesa Boogie, Vox, etc.) should be safer to buy used more so than say, a Bugera or Jet City? Nevertheless, I'm sure that a Peavey Classic 30 should suffice. Just make sure you have the proper pedals in place. Pink Floyd without pedals isn't happening.
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