#1
I'm in the process of picking up a new amp. I plan on playing a few gigs in the future. Would the Deluxe Reverb be a good amp to play shoegaze and post-punk?
#2
Shoegaze?
Do you even need a guitar amp?
If so, any blackface would do imo.

If not, find a pair of full range speakers and get yourself some effects processors plus a power amp.
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#3
Do you want bright cleans or dark cleans?

For bright I'd get a Fender Deluxe Reverb (if you can afford it), or the Hot Rod Deluxe if your budget is tighter.

For dark I'd get a Peavey ValveKing, either the original or the new ValveKing II. The new ones have some really awesome features.
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#4
You could try out any of the Roland JC series combos and see if it suits you: two of the guitar players in Slowdive (I can't remember which) used them for years. I think I remember Whirr using a couple live last time I saw them, too. I'd imagine solid-state 'sterility' would also lend itself well to certain kinds of post punk, but that's just my opinion.

Really, I think it depends on your budget and taste in clean sounds, at least for shoegaze. You could make do with anything with a half-decent clean sound in a pinch, assuming you're using dirt pedals in lieu of amp gain. Again, just my opinion.

To answer your question- yes, the Deluxe Reverb is a fine choice. However, depending on how loud your band is playing, you might want something with a little more clean headroom.
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#5
Twin/Deluxe Reverb

It's got the reverb and tremolo built in for all your shoegazing needs.

Add in a fuzz pedal and maybe a delay and you're set.
#6
I'm thinking Vyper Tube, depending on what you call post punk. It should cover all the bases well though.
Or if you have more money to spend - RM100.
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#7
+1 for the RM cause it'll be any amp you want. Its a frickin' Transformer.


But, outta curiosity, what is "shoegaze"? For some reason I had guessed it involves fuzz and reverb and monotony. Can someone give me a clearcut example of a shoegaze band to look up and see wtf it is?
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#8
Look up Lush on youtube. That's pretty typical.
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#9
Quote by lucky1978
For some reason I had guessed it involves fuzz and reverb and monotony.

I think thats pretty close... maybe like post rock but without any buildups / less guitar driven melodies?

I'm thinkin maybe like m83.

Also JC120 should be adequately loud, clean and cheap
#10
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Look up Lush on youtube. That's pretty typical.

Definitely not for me but I've heard worse. I only listened to a couple of songs but, much like "post rock" and metal (imo), it seems like it would be fun to play, but not to listen to.

From what I heard of lush, they sound kinda fender-y. But ts may wanna get an RM, jic.
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#11
I get excellent shoegaze tones from my Ampeg GVT52-112, it may be worth trying.

The cleans are gorgeous, the drive channel is more of a thick fuzz than an overdrive, and the spring reverb on it is insanely good (it has huge range, from really subtle to cathedral-like).
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