#1
Hi,
I'm looking for a new amp head to compensate from the lack of gain control on my old Traynor valve amp, which does a cool clean sound but really lacks that crunchy and fuzzy sound for old classic rock songs.

So, do you have any suggestion? Keep in mind that I don't really care if your suggestion don't do clean sounds very well because I could just keep using the old amp if I need to accomplish that sound.

Guitar: Fender Classic Player - Dimarzio Humbucker from Hell in the neck and DP100 in the bridge
#2
tube amp or solid state?
budget?
what sound are you going for? or are there any particular bands you're trying to emulate?
location?
combo amp or amp head w/ cab?
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#4
Quote by jon_six
tube amp or solid state?
budget?
what sound are you going for? or are there any particular bands you're trying to emulate?
location?
combo amp or amp head w/ cab?


Tube amp preferably.
Budget around 600-700 bucks. Could go higher if really needed.
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Only need an amp head. Already have a cab.
Last edited by bananagab at Jul 22, 2015,
#5
Quote by korinaflyingv
I say this in literally every thread I go in but Laney AOR. Cheap and ****ing amazing.


Seems to be discontinued. But it does sound amazing.
#7
Quote by korinaflyingv
yeah that's why they're cheap. also have you considered just using a pedal with your traynor? joyo ultimate drive is v cheap and good


I will keep an eye out to find one but they might be pretty hard to find used in Canada.
I already tried to use a Ibanez TS9. It was still too much clean for my liking. It really didn't add any ''lead guitar'' effect like the classic Marshall sound would.
#8
An amp in a box type pedal might work. The Wampler or Carl Martin Pleci pedals are pretty good marshall sounds.
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#9
Quote by GABarrie
An amp in a box type pedal might work. The Wampler or Carl Martin Pleci pedals are pretty good marshall sounds.


That might do the trick. I didn't even know these pedals existed! Thanks!
#10
Quote by GABarrie
An amp in a box type pedal might work. The Wampler or Carl Martin Pleci pedals are pretty good marshall sounds.

Ya good shout. Catalinbread Dirty Little Secret is awesome too.

Quote by bananagab
I will keep an eye out to find one but they might be pretty hard to find used in Canada.
I already tried to use a Ibanez TS9. It was still too much clean for my liking. It really didn't add any ''lead guitar'' effect like the classic Marshall sound would.

Yeah tubescreamers aren't really meant as a standalone distortion, more for boosting an already overdriven amp. The Joyo I recommended has a nice amount of distortion, pretty Marshallesque sound but more generic. Would definitely take a Catalinbread DLS over it but the price difference is pretty phenomenal.
Last edited by korinaflyingv at Jul 22, 2015,
#11
For the amount of cash you're looking to spend, you should just take a road trip down my way across the border into NH and buy my Peavey Ultra 112. 60 watts, three channels, and half of what you're looking to spend, can run alone or push a cab. Plenty of gain - gain for days actually.
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#12
marshall dsl would be kool.

best bet would be to just get a high quality OD pedal. that way you can keep your nice cleans on tap while playing in the garage.
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TC Flashback Delay
#14
I may be able to grab a used Tiny Terror for $300, which is only about $80 more than one of those amp in a box pedals like the Catalinbread Dirty Little Secret.
#15
Check out the Orange Dark Terror. it's wesome
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#16
Quote by Offworld92
Check out the Orange Dark Terror. it's awesome


I don't need that much gain. But it does sound awesome.