#1
I'm going to buy a strat soon and was thinking what combo amp should I buy with it.
The budget is 600 euro. And the amp is for the apartment so it would be nice if it sounded good on low volumes, and I prefer a tube amp.
Some have sugested Blues Junior, some Super Champ X2 but I'm open to any suggestion.
#2
what type of tones are you after?
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#6
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Blues Jr isnt a bad shout.

Vox AC15 might be worth looking at too.


I was looking into Blues Jr to but people say wierd stuff about that amp. Some love it, some love it modified, some hate it.

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Second vote for Vox.

You might also want a Boss RT-20 pedal:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QrXsrPAFIc&sns=em


Oh my ****ING GOD, that beutifull sound!!
Thanks for the suggestion, I will definatly check it out but for now I wont have enough the cash for this and the amp so it's the amp for now.
#7
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I'm not sure. I love Pink Floyd and David Gilmour, Jimi Hendrix, Beatles, Blues stuff,random stuff like the Trigun theme. So yeah but I gues the "warm" tone is what I want the most but I'm not sure.

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Also I think I will be buying everything from here: http://www.thomann.de/gb/index.html?sid=d17f659adef368ecf3def74746db3c23


Thanks Yeah no worries on Thomann, they've normally been pretty good when I've bought from them.

Beatles are normally voxy, blues stuff is normally either fendery or marshally, depending on exactly what you mean by that, hendrix is marshally (though to my ears not as marshally-sounding as most, maybe even more like fendery), and gilmour is normally a hiwatt I think.

That's a bit of a range there, unfortunately. That's not to say you can't get something which will do a passable job of all of those, though (plus a lot of gilmour is a muff and a lot of hendrix is a fuzz face, so the pedals will affect the tone a lot too, which might actually make it easier to get it with the one amp).

Is there any one of those tones which is more important than the others or do you want all those tones equally?
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#8
Part of Gilmour's thing is also those EMGs in Red. To mimic that, you can get a pre-wired pickguard with the EMGs, or Fernandes will sell you a Retrorocket Deluxe DG- their version of an EMG Strat.
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i think it's just the colour, but don't quote me on that. you could email vox to be sure. or even just check the vox website.
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#11
The aforementioned Fender is good, too. It may have better cleans than the Vox, but I bet the Vox has better natural distortion..
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They should all do well with stompboxes.
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They should all do well with stompboxes.


Are stompboxes different from pedals or multipedals?
#15
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Are stompboxes different from pedals or multipedals?


Stompbox is just another word for pedal or f/x pedal. Distortion/overdrive pedals are sometimes referred to as dirtboxes.

The Blues Jr should work well with pedals. Ive used its bigger brother the HRD a lot and takes pedals very well.

Ive never used an AC15 but i hear they also play well with pedals
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#16
I own a Fender HRD myself*, and use it with a metric ton of pedals. I have it because it narrowly edged out a similarly priced Vox combo amp. I couldn't have gone wrong with either one. Very versatile amps that will handle everything short of modern metal, and are built for gigging. The differences between the Fender and Vox amps are largely subtle tonal preferences, the difference between "American" and "British" tones.


* It has a great clean channel and a lousy distortion channel.
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