#1
Im in the market for a new amp. I already have a good amp for vintage tones but im looking for something more modern. Here are some guide lines

Tube amp(preferably el34 but not a big deal)
Amp head
Roughly within $500-1000
Id like around 20-30 some watts but not big deal
Sounds good thru Gibson LP
Takes pedals well
90s rock tone
Fav bands-Radiohead, Weezer, Oasis
Would like effects loop but minor
On board overdrive not necessary

Ask away if you have any questions
Thanks in advance
#2
My friend has a Fender super sonic 22 combo, which I like a lot. It also has a head version. There a ton of options, but thats one of the few lower wattage tube amps Ive had experience with, and I know it is fairly versatile with a very nice and fat clean sound. He uses it for all sorts of 90s rock stuff. Has fx loop, dirt, and reverb onboard. Its a really nice amp IMO.
Last edited by Watterboy at Nov 1, 2014,
#3
Fender Supersonic is a really versatile amp, but if TS is after an EL34 amp, well isn't the supersonic pretty much the opposite of that? It's a staple american amp as far as I know. Anyway, it's a good amp and worth considering, especially if onboard overdrive isn't required. And it might be tricky to find a low-wattage EL34 amp head anyway.

You could also check out the Jet City JCA100HDM. Great, cheap and versatile, however it isn't an EL34 either.
#5
The Marshall is a 100 watt amp right? It might be a bit too big for TS, but considering that 30 watts would be pretty much anyway it probably doesn't matter. I agree that a Marshall would fit him tone-wise.
#6
Quote by guitar/bass95
The Marshall is a 100 watt amp right? It might be a bit too big for TS, but considering that 30 watts would be pretty much anyway it probably doesn't matter. I agree that a Marshall would fit him tone-wise.

No the Marshall is a 40watt combo
#7
Wattage is probably the least important factor

I definitely want to try out that rivera and Ive played a jcm2000 50 watt and also liked that
#8
Quote by Redman113
Wattage is probably the least important factor

I definitely want to try out that rivera and Ive played a jcm2000 50 watt and also liked that

Well the good thing about GC is they have a 30 day return policy on used gear.
#9
Quote by Robbgnarly
No the Marshall is a 40watt combo


Okay, I'm thinking of the head then right?


Both the Marshall and the Rivera are good amps, see what you like best.
#10
Quote by Robbgnarly
Well the good thing about GC is they have a 30 day return policy on used gear.

I meant just going to the store and playing them
#11
Quote by Redman113
I meant just going to the store and playing them

The bad thing with those is the Marshall has been out of production for some years so you are not guaranteed to find one, same with the Rivera a lot of stores don't carry them. see if any stores in your area carry them.
#13
What kind of tone are you looking for? It says you're looking for something more modern but the bands you listed mainly play more vintage amps. A lot of 90s rock was vintage amps used with pedals. So do you want something more modern or something for the bands you listed?
#14
Quote by JELIFISH19
What kind of tone are you looking for? It says you're looking for something more modern but the bands you listed mainly play more vintage amps. A lot of 90s rock was vintage amps used with pedals. So do you want something more modern or something for the bands you listed?

Probably more along the lines of what i listed
#15
Marshall JCM2000 DSL401 would do decent for those tones


Actually this Rivera Knucklehead 55 would be perfect and it is only $699
[url]www.guitarcenter.com/Rivera-Used-Rivera-Knucklehead--55-Tube-Guitar-Amp-Head-110635238-i3997061.gc

Great cleans and a good gain tone, nothing over the top
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=HSWYPOmi1fo
+1 although I'd go for the KR version (later, with other useful features).

Another within your budget is the Laney VH100R + a 212.
#16
when ever you mention "new " and " under 1000.00 " you need to look at Carvin , I have had my V3m for three weeks now and it is by far the best gear purchase for under 1000.00 I have ever spent .... 10 day free return if you don't like it you can't beat it .... two of the three far exceed your critera

http://www.carvinguitars.com/products/V3M

http://www.carvinguitars.com/products/V3

http://www.carvinguitars.com/guitaramps/legacy3series.php

this link is from the Carvin forum and read every post from Bandit2013 and look at his amps listed in his signature witch reads Mesa MkV , Messa MkIV and Mesa RA100 , read both pages of his post's and check out witch amp he gigs with ....
http://www.carvinbbs.com/viewtopic.php?t=40181&start=0&sid=87a2845f7294e9029a975b1969c84e8e
#17
Quote by Redman113
Im in the market for a new amp. I already have a good amp for vintage tones but im looking for something more modern. Here are some guide lines

Tube amp(preferably el34 but not a big deal)
Amp head
Roughly within $500-1000
Id like around 20-30 some watts but not big deal
Sounds good thru Gibson LP
Takes pedals well
90s rock tone
Fav bands-Radiohead, Weezer, Oasis
Would like effects loop but minor
On board overdrive not necessary

Ask away if you have any questions
Thanks in advance


I'd go for something like this:

Carvin X100B 1x12 combo, 100W. Used $350-375, 6L6 or EL34 (either will work with this amp; mine has EL34s). Active controls, two channels, assignable 5-band EQ, much more. Think "Mesa". Buffered FX loop, much more. For years I hauled mine to practice, then unplugged the internal speaker and used it like a head next to (not on top of) a stack of 4x12s. Extremely loud. Great spring reverb.

http://www.carvinmuseum.com/decade/images/89-tubexamps.html

Here's one in the LA area: http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/msg/4731511974.html