#1
I'm in serious need of a new amp. I can no longer stand playing through my dad's old Fender with a distortion pedal.

I'm not currently gigging, but something I would be able to with is pretty much a must.

The tones I'm looking to achieve/mimic are that of Wolfmother, Royal Blood, Arctic Monkeys, Queens of the Stone Age. I don't need 100 watts or anything, basically just an amp with some balls I can sweeten/dirty up with some fuzz or overdrive.

As far as price range, I'm probably looking at $750-$800 being my very top number (Unless it's one of those pay as you play things from AMS or zZounds). I would also just prefer to just buy something used, just need some suggestions.
Last edited by MusicMan24 at Jun 10, 2015,
#2
This should get you started


http://milwaukee.craigslist.org/msg/5065212911.html Peavey Ultra Plus
http://madison.craigslist.org/msd/5061355009.html Crate Blue Voodo
http://milwaukee.craigslist.org/msg/5066610921.html JSX
http://sheboygan.craigslist.org/msg/5049907271.html Spider Valve
http://milwaukee.craigslist.org/msd/5005021322.html Vox AC30
http://madison.craigslist.org/msg/5043843575.html Peavey Windsor


The Egnater Renegade would be perfect for you too and you can find heads in the sub $500 range.

I'd personally get the JSX or Ultra Plus. dementiacaptain just got one - he has a NAD thread up now.

Also - I swear I saw an identical thread like this one just the other day. Was that you?
#3
Something else to throw in the mix if you're a total bedroom guitarist like myself.

Have a look at the Marshall SL-5. That amp has some serious tone for not a lot of cash. I run an SD-1 through mine and the range of sounds on that thing is ludicrous.
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#4
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This should get you started


http://milwaukee.craigslist.org/msg/5065212911.html Peavey Ultra Plus
http://madison.craigslist.org/msd/5061355009.html Crate Blue Voodo
http://milwaukee.craigslist.org/msg/5066610921.html JSX
http://sheboygan.craigslist.org/msg/5049907271.html Spider Valve
http://milwaukee.craigslist.org/msd/5005021322.html Vox AC30
http://madison.craigslist.org/msg/5043843575.html Peavey Windsor


The Egnater Renegade would be perfect for you too and you can find heads in the sub $500 range.

I'd personally get the JSX or Ultra Plus. dementiacaptain just got one - he has a NAD thread up now.

Also - I swear I saw an identical thread like this one just the other day. Was that you?


I've actually looked into Egnater a while back, a lot of mixed remarks about them so that's why I was never totally sold.

And I can't say that it was me the other day!
#6
Orange covers those sounds and bands pretty well. AM use them I think.
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#7
Can't go wrong with an Egnater. Right in your price range too.
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#9
Buy that JSX, or the Ultra if you're strapped for cash.
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#10
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Buy that JSX, or the Ultra if you're strapped for cash.


agree. the JSX is a great amp. warning though it's heavy as hell.
#12
Good to see you have realistic and no wild ideas about watts. But consider this.

For many getting a good sound comes down to amount of and cabinet size of speakers. I know if I plug two 8 ohm cabs into my amp it sounds louder (It is an illusion because impedance is matched and a watt is a watt) and fuller than using just one 4 ohm cabinet. Strange but it works that way. a single 12" of speaker is a bare minimum to get good tonal range. But sounds better with either 2X10" 2X12" or 4 speaker boxes regardless of the wattage.

Many a good under 50 Watt combos/heads have come to life with the right cabinet. Nothing wrong running a combo with a box attached. There are many good speakers but stick with either Celestion or Eminence.
Last edited by Yola_Yola at Jun 13, 2015,
#13
^ Welcome to UG

I appreciate your post. I really get what you are trying to say and I agree with what you are getting at.

Some areas where I may disagree would be that 2 - 8 ohm cabs do not always sound better than 1 - 4x12 cab at 8 ohms. Depends on the speaker, wood, construction, baffling, distances, environment, etc etc right? Not sure if you meant a 2x10 cabinet sounds better than a 1x12 cabinet but again, it depends right? I'd probably take a 1x12 over a 2x10 just for frequency response alone. I don't believe you have to stick with Celestion and Eminence. For one, both of those companies make crappy speakers as well AND there are very good speakers from the the likes of WGS, Avatar, Jenson, Splawn, Scumback, Fender, etc.
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Quote by 311ZOSOVHJH
^ Welcome to UG

I appreciate your post. I really get what you are trying to say and I agree with what you are getting at.

Some areas where I may disagree would be that 2 - 8 ohm cabs do not always sound better than 1 - 4x12 cab at 8 ohms. Depends on the speaker, wood, construction, baffling, distances, environment, etc etc right? Not sure if you meant a 2x10 cabinet sounds better than a 1x12 cabinet but again, it depends right? I'd probably take a 1x12 over a 2x10 just for frequency response alone. I don't believe you have to stick with Celestion and Eminence. For one, both of those companies make crappy speakers as well AND there are very good speakers from the the likes of WGS, Avatar, Jenson, Splawn, Scumback, Fender, etc.


No worries get what your saying as well. I agree with the Jensen thing. Had them before they rock but very high end. I only said those two brands because of the budget limitations. In that price range quoted by the OP they are pretty much all you can get if you need to buy an amp as well.

Yes they do make some crappy but the biggest thing is those speakers can OK but as you rightly point out cabinet construction is the key. Those cheaper speakers get flung into rubbish cabs and the don't get a "fair hearing" so to speak.

As for the 2X10 thing my bad I should have specified Bass cab. Knew a guy who ran a TC electronics one in his guitar rig and sounded awesome. The OP mentioned "Royal Blood". Not so sure the old POG can can wash off enough bass frequencies to run into a guitar speaker safely at high volume. But that is a guess never tried it.

Also as you rightly point it depends as to what is the right solution
Last edited by Yola_Yola at Jun 14, 2015,