So we won a competition to record at SNAP studios in London with Al O'Connel in Jan. I need to return a gear request form tonight.

I don't have a decent amp so I'm trying to choose between a 1968 Fender Vibro Champ or a 1962 Fender Vibrolux. I'm after a really jangly guitar tone. I generally have a lot of chorus, reverb and delay and want a really clean tone with no breakup.

Which of these amps would you guys advise is what i'm after?

I'll either be using a Squier VM Jaguar or a Mexican Standard Mustang.


You can listen to our previous stuff here: https://soundcloud.com/homecloudsband
Vibrolux all the way. Bigger speaker and more headroom and more tweakable. The champ doesn't even have reverb, so don't waste your time with it for your style
Telecaster - SG - Jaguar
Princeton Reverb, Extra Reverb
P-Bass - Mustang Bass
Apogee Duet 2 - Ableton Suite
The Champ is great for recording but at 5w is not enough to gig without a mic. A 62 Vibrolux doesn't have reverb either but at 30w 1x12 is just right for most gigs. Get the Brownface.

"Your sound is in your hands as much as anything. It's the way you pick, and the way you hold the guitar, more than it is the amp or the guitar you use." -- Stevie Ray Vaughan

"Anybody can play. The note is only 20 percent. The attitude of the motherfucker who plays it is 80 percent." -- Miles Davis

Guthrie on tone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmohdG9lLqY