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I'm getting back into playing guitar and noticed my old amp is shot. I bought a fender frontman and don't like it. I noticed even when I can make the lower notes sound decent the higher notes sound horrible. I am a casual player who plays for the fun of it at home. An example of the sound is like would be iommis sound on "the wizard". That's a great sound. What would be a good amp to get that sound without spending over $500? I'm a fan of the old les Paul/Marshall amp combo sound so dominant back in the sixties and seventies.
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If you were ok with the frontman, you'd be thrilled with an Egnater Rebel. Its a versatile amp but excels at gainy classic rock tones.
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Jet City?
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Or:
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Or I suppose you could also go Pod HD500 and a powered wedge.
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#5
Do you guys have laney irt's for that money over the pond?

But anything suggested up to this point would do the job just fine.
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#6
Check out blackstar amps. The have a knob that changes the sound to m
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Check out blackstar amps. The have a knob that changes the sound to mock different brands of amps. You can get a 5watt tube driven amp for under $500
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woulsnt really say jet city for classic. i would say the egnater line is very well suited. rebel is great, but the tweaker series is more affordable and is VERY classic or just rockish in general
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The lower gain JCA's would be fine. JCA50C is it? Somebody's sure to jump in with the which JCA is which. I can't keep track. The Lucky 13 one.
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I have a Peavey Windsor studio and it would be perfect and way under your budget.

It is based on a Marshall Plexi and has the old school OD sound, but it has a master volume which can get you those tones at lower volumes. It is a tube amp that can take any standard octal tubes from the 5881/6l6 family and the El34 family.

I paid $150 for mine used, spent another $75 on an Eminence GB128 (greenback clone) and I have a nice classic Marshall-ish amp. They are almost always <$200 used


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Yeah, that one.
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#12
An Orange Tiny Terror and a 112 cab can pull off gnarly Sabbeth tones. A Marshall DSL 40c or Blackstar HT40 are good options as well.
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An Orange Tiny Terror and a 112 cab can pull off gnarly Sabbeth tones.


I have not used the other amps mentioned but the Tiny Terror is a bullseye for heavy 70s British tone.
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I have a Carvin Belair (2x12, well-broken-in V30's, Hasserl Stage II mods) that does Fenderish cleans on the clean channel and vintage Marshall (with more gain available than any vintage Marshal ever had) on the dirty channel. Google the mods; the .pdf files are free and your tech can easily perform them.

But the Egnater suggestions are excellent. This guy is doing a whole series of guitar tutorials, playing some very tight stuff on an old '70's LP and an ordinary Egnater.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OruRtsEO1d4
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Awesome! The sound of that video just blows away anything I can do and I'm glad to hear it can be done without spending thousands of dollars. Thanks for the suggestions, I am going to actually do some reasearch rather than just buying the cheapest amp I could find.

I am able to return this amp in the 30 day grace period.
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Awesome! The sound of that video just blows away anything I can do and I'm glad to hear it can be done without spending thousands of dollars. Thanks for the suggestions, I am going to actually do some reasearch rather than just buying the cheapest amp I could find.

I am able to return this amp in the 30 day grace period.


Just be aware in that youtube video the guy obviously has 2 guitar tracks going at the same time. It makes any amp sound fatter/lively/better on a recording.

Still a good amp. Just be aware it won't sound like "that" without a bit of computer help.

It sounds hard panned to both sides so for a more accurate representation of the amp just listen to either one of your speakers one at a time to isolate each guitar track.
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But the Egnater suggestions are excellent. This guy is doing a whole series of guitar tutorials, playing some very tight stuff on an old '70's LP and an ordinary Egnater.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OruRtsEO1d4


nice playing in that vid, sounds really good

to my ears rock n roll hoochie koo sounds like a fuzz- so the amp (as long as it's decent, and tube) mightn't be that important if that's the type of tone you're trying to hit.

i'm probably wrong though
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