#1
I'm looking for an amp that would be loud and bassy enough to work for a drum-and-guitar 2-piece and not suffer from the lack of bass guitar. I've thought about using a bass amp but I don't just play down-tuned chords, I also go up onto the higher strings and do a lot of stuff up there too & I don't want to spend fifteen hundred on an amp & cab only to **** it up the first time I play a weedly-dee. I generally tune to about dropF#, and the style of music is pretty much like noise rock/sludge doom metal so a nice high-gain tone wouldn't hurt either... Please stick to suggestions that aren't "Sunn Model-T"... Thanks in advance! Oh, forgot to mention, I'll also most likely be (gently) using an octaver, just to give it a bit of extra low-end growl...
#2
Laney AOR 50/100 are great sludge/doom amps (Sleep used them for years) and are pretty cheap second hand ($300ish)
Marshall JCM DSL50/100 ($500+)
Splawn Nitro/super-comp ($1100+)
Orange TH30/100 ($600+)
Orange Thunderverb50 ($1100+)
Krank 1980 ($700-1000)
Most of these are <$1000 used, a few run $1100+
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Last edited by Robbgnarly at Apr 27, 2013,
#3
I'm okay with something a little more expensive (up to $2000) if you have any other suggestions. Thanks a ton! I'll look into all of those. I've heard of most of them but not looked into the Laney or the Splawn.
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Quote by Count Ishnack
I'm okay with something a little more expensive (up to $2000) if you have any other suggestions. Thanks a ton! I'll look into all of those. I've heard of most of them but not looked into the Laney or the Splawn.

Why spend the extra money if you don't have to

A few more amps to look at that some are harder to find but really good
Sovtek MIG 50/100
Laney VH100r
Laney GH50/100/100TI (the 100TI is toni Iommi's old sig amp and is awesome)
VHT Pitbull
Friedman Dirty Shirley
Mesa recto-verb
Bogner Uberschall
Baron K88
Titan Ceribus
2002 PRS CE22
2013 G&L ASAT Deluxe
2009 Epiphone G-400 (SH-4)
Marshall JCM2000 DSL100
Krank 1980 Jr 20watt
Krank Rev 4x12 (eminence V12)
GFS Greenie/Digitech Bad Monkey
Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Smart Gate
Last edited by Robbgnarly at Apr 27, 2013,
#5
Quote by Count Ishnack
I'm okay with something a little more expensive (up to $2000) if you have any other suggestions. Thanks a ton! I'll look into all of those. I've heard of most of them but not looked into the Laney or the Splawn.

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1066497&highlight=splawn+amplification

the Splawns are very articulate and the bass will never flub out on you if you have the right speakers. I play mine mostly in 'C'

But yeah, I +1 all of the amps Rob just posted.
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Quote by 311ZOSOVHJH
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1066497&highlight=splawn+amplification

the Splawns are very articulate and the bass will never flub out on you if you have the right speakers. I play mine mostly in 'C'

But yeah, I +1 all of the amps Rob just posted.


+1 my nitro goes into a 2x12"x+15" cabinet. it has enough bass for anything i have ever needed it for. as 311 said nitros don't flub. i play at C#/drop B most commonly with mine.
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#7
Quote by Count Ishnack
I'll also most likely be (gently) using an octaver, just to give it a bit of extra low-end growl...


I would suggest you using a separate bass rig for your octave down signal. Works a bit better than having it go through the same amp with your original signal, since your guitar cab probably won't handle your one octave down signal from F# very well. Even a cheap solid state one would work, or use a bass preamp pedal going through the PA.

I'm tuned to G and my band doesn't have a live bass player, that's what I do when we play live.
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