#1
Hey , not been on here in a while.

I've been playing a Bugera 333xl combo for a a few years now and fancy a change. I'm looking for a head, 2/3 channels capable of playing hard rock/borderline metal stuff (Think if Brand New/Fall of Troy and Billy Talent had a really ugly baby), but cleans are also important. I'm the only guitarist in my band so need a thick sound.
Budget is £600 ish. Preferably new, boost would be a nice feature and so would inbuilt reverb.

My Gear
Carvin Tl60 H-S set up.
Pitchblack/Carbon Copy/SMMWH/Crybaby
Bugera 333xl (Going to sell)
2x12" cab loaded with V30s (in anticipation of head)

Options I've been looking at

Jet City JCA50: Hadn't even been considering this until I logged onto the forums the other day. This head (based off YT vids) sounds a bit too good for £230, nice and meaty. doesn't have boost/reverb, but at that price could buy pedals.

Carvin V3m: Found one new online for sub £600, has all the features I would like. But another thread on here makes me worry about reliability. Also maybe too much gain for what I need/sounds a bit fizzy/thin on demos.

DSL: DSl ticks all the boxes, but people don't seem to be keen on the new dsl model (also pushes my budget a bit). Could go for a used JCM DSL but I'd much prefer to buy new.

What should I do? any amps that I should be looking at?
#2
Among them I'd be choosing a jet city.
Better if the 100HDM, or if you mod the 50w one.
Depth knob's make a difference.
Luckly it's an easy mod if you fancy doing that yourself.

Sure not the DSL, but that's just me.

For that money anyway you might look into a laney IRT as well.
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Among them I'd be choosing a jet city.
Better if the 100HDM, or if you mod the 50w one.
Depth knob's make a difference.
Luckly it's an easy mod if you fancy doing that yourself.

Sure not the DSL, but that's just me.

For that money anyway you might look into a laney IRT as well.


Cheers for the reply, would you strongly reccomend the 100H over the 50? I'll have a look into the HDM.

I'm not sure about modding, I am about as useful as a chocolate teapot when it comes to anything more technical than turning the amp on.
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Get a used laney VC50/100
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#5
Jet city is perf but HDM is better.
Just be careful about what pedals you use with the Jet city cause the loops weird or something.
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Not weird, it's line level. So it's really designed for studio rack gear, not stompboxes. You can buy units to step it down and back up again though.
Here's one:
http://www.jadedfaithmods.com/s.t.e.p.-pedal.html

That was designed for the RM100 which also has a line level loop but it should work equally well on the JCA.
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#8
^ which exact pedals would you be using? some are fine in the loop:

http://www.guitarampboard.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1615

i've only tried the 50 but it's hard to beat for the price. it's also hard to pay double for the 100hdm
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^ which exact pedals would you be using? some are fine in the loop:

http://www.guitarampboard.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1615

i've only tried the 50 but it's hard to beat for the price. it's also hard to pay double for the 100hdm


Yeah I was looking at the HDM now because of the depth control, but this line-level effect loops has slightly put me off aha . Damnit Soldano.

In the loop I'd be using a Carbon Copy (seems fine from the look of it, people on forums saying pedals with 1M impedence would work fine.), Stereo Memory Man W/ Hazarai (Impedence 2M...bugger) and a reverb pedal not purchased yet.
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yeah. i've never actually got as far as using my loop... and i don't have those pedals.
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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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