#1
Hey guys, i need an advice.

I just need an amp with pop-punk/punk-rock tones and i really don't know what look for.

I've got a 200/300 euros budget, any advice?
#2
your best bet is getting a used crate 2x12 amp. i saw this punk band open up for voodoo glow skulls at my local bar and they had a crate gt 2x12 combo and that thing was roaring and cutting through very well. they did have it miked though. the bands style was very similar to old fast bad religion.
#3
how flexible is your budget?
Quote by crownegamers
I saw in a couple of pictures that on Bucketheads Les Paul (only some pictures) that his neck pickup is painted in white. Can anyone explain to me why he would do this, and if there are any pros and cons.

Quote by dspellman
The guy wears a KFC Bucket and a white mask during performances, and you're interested in the color of his pickup covers?

#4
Do you mean older pop/punk like green day sum 41 and the ataris or newer stuff like a day to remember?
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#5
Quote by metalchris87
your best bet is getting a used crate 2x12 amp. i saw this punk band open up for voodoo glow skulls at my local bar and they had a crate gt 2x12 combo and that thing was roaring and cutting through very well. they did have it miked though. the bands style was very similar to old fast bad religion.

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Quote by metalchris87
your best bet is getting a used crate 2x12 amp. i saw this punk band open up for voodoo glow skulls at my local bar and they had a crate gt 2x12 combo and that thing was roaring and cutting through very well. they did have it miked though. the bands style was very similar to old fast bad religion.


no.

for 300 euros, just no.
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#7
Quote by tas38
Do you mean older pop/punk like green day sum 41 and the ataris or newer stuff like a day to remember?


I dont think you know what pop punk is like at all.


look at used Marshall JCM 2000 DSL 401's. You'll have to look hard and probably expand your budget a bit, but it'll be worth it.
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#8
Quote by Guitarbaddie
no.

for 300 euros, just no.



i meant to save him money hes playing punk how great does his tone need to be?
#9
Quote by metalchris87
i meant to save him money hes playing punk how great does his tone need to be?

There are a lot of punk bands that sound amazing. where have you been the last 25 yrs?
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#10
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There are a lot of punk bands that sound amazing. where have you been the last 25 yrs?

i like some punk but do you really need a nice tube amp and great tone to play power chords?
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Quote by metalchris87
i like some punk but do you really need a nice tube amp and great tone to play power chords?

That can be said about any style really.

I have played in punk bands for years, and yes I need a nice tube amp to play through.

I have never seen a good punk band that played crap amps It is not the 1970's any more. Most of the Punk I listen to is Marshall JCM800/900/2000,Peavey, Mesa, with an occasional Bogner,Engl.
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#12
Quote by metalchris87
i like some punk but do you really need a nice tube amp and great tone to play power chords?


Yes?
Just because it's metal doesn't mean it's shit man, expand your horizons a little bit. And punk isn't all just powerchords, there's a lot of musicians that are extremely talented that just have a love for punk and the like.
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#13
Quote by metalchris87
i meant to save him money hes playing punk how great does his tone need to be?


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#14
you guys are ridiculous you act like the crate amp is terrible when i only made the suggestion after seeing that punk band using it and they sounded great. i was only trying to help.

i just never seen punk as something to care about tone wise. the only punk i have listened to a lot is old school 80s stuff and those records sound like shit production wise. i doubt nice tones and musicianship was the point back then.
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Quote by metalchris87
you guys are ridiculous you act like the crate amp is terrible when i only made the suggestion after seeing that punk band using it and they sounded great. i was only trying to help.

i just never seen punk as something to care about tone wise. the only punk i have listened to a lot is old school 80s stuff and those records sound like shit production wise. i doubt nice tones and musicianship was the point back then.


Your suggestion is appreciated, but for 300 euros you can get much better than some junk Crate amp.
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#16
Quote by l3p4rd
I dont think you know what pop punk is like at all.


look at used Marshall JCM 2000 DSL 401's. You'll have to look hard and probably expand your budget a bit, but it'll be worth it.

Nice advice! Thank you doooode!
#17
are you willing to expand your budget?
Quote by crownegamers
I saw in a couple of pictures that on Bucketheads Les Paul (only some pictures) that his neck pickup is painted in white. Can anyone explain to me why he would do this, and if there are any pros and cons.

Quote by dspellman
The guy wears a KFC Bucket and a white mask during performances, and you're interested in the color of his pickup covers?

#18
I'd say things like a used Classic 30, Crate V50, SuperChamp, Valveking, DSL, Tweaker, etc should work.

I'm going to assume your budget is not flexible.


Quote by metalchris87
i meant to save him money hes playing punk how great does his tone need to be?

Don't let Cathbard see that
#19
metalchris87: Let the record show that the TS is obviously concerned about his tone if he is asking about getting an amp on a forum, so acting as though tone is not a relevant factor to consider is a bit ridiculous, don't you think?

TS: I think that if you can snag a DSL401 for your price, do it, it will be a great amp. I don't know if you will be able to find it on that budget, but I have seen crazier deals.

Besides the Marshall, Jet City (if you have access to them where you are at) would be a decent grab, the JCA 20 or 22 would do nicely for you. 311's suggestions would also do you nicely. It would also help if you gave some bands whose tones you would like to get close to, just for us to use as a base, be as specific as you can, we are lazy and unimaginative here so we need lots of details

Also, answer Dave_Mc's question!
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#20
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I'm going to assume your budget is not flexible.


i'm not gonna suggest an slo or anything, lol, it's just that he seems to be in europe and thomann has the jet cities back in again for pretty killer prices (the jca22h head for ~240 euros and the 50 watt head for ~290), so if he can stretch even slightly, he can get something pretty killer. They don't have the combos, though, which will increase the overall price

No worries if he can't. i figure if he knows his options, then he can make his mind up.

But I'd agree (assuming that's what you're implying, i don't want to put words into your mouth ), having someone say they have 300 euros only to get suggestions for things at 800 euros is annoying
Quote by crownegamers
I saw in a couple of pictures that on Bucketheads Les Paul (only some pictures) that his neck pickup is painted in white. Can anyone explain to me why he would do this, and if there are any pros and cons.

Quote by dspellman
The guy wears a KFC Bucket and a white mask during performances, and you're interested in the color of his pickup covers?

#21
no i was just making fun of the TS a bit for not answering your question

i figure if something is say 100 bucks higher then a stated budget but i really think it is worth it to save up or find a used one - I'll bring it up

Last edited by 311ZOSOVHJH at Apr 20, 2013,
#22
no worries

and yeah, me too. If you're tripling the original budget then that's a bit silly, but as you said, if it's only a slight increase for something which is much, much better, that's normally the sensible thing to do (unless the original budget is already a stretch).

Quote by crownegamers
I saw in a couple of pictures that on Bucketheads Les Paul (only some pictures) that his neck pickup is painted in white. Can anyone explain to me why he would do this, and if there are any pros and cons.

Quote by dspellman
The guy wears a KFC Bucket and a white mask during performances, and you're interested in the color of his pickup covers?