#1
So heres the story. i have a line 6 spider iv 30 and a prs tremonti se. im not super happy about the amp and the sound im getting so i went to gc and was looking at amps.
-i like to play alternative and indie rock (arctic monkeys mostly)
-i liked the sound of the orange amps but i only tried the 60w solid state with speaker
-the only problem is i was playing it with a fender strat and loved the sound.
- i have 700 dollar budget
any suggestions?
#2
Randall RM20, Egnater Rebel, Peavey Valveking/Classic or Vox AC15.
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#4
does my room count as a gig? no i only gig for myself.
i would like to gig in the future and i do not want to have to keep buying amps.
i live in Arizona.
thanks!
#6
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are orange heads good?


Tube ones, yes. Solidstate, junk.
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#7
+1 vote for a vox ac15 or ac30, they will cover overdrive sounds really well, and I love the cleans too, but it's no fender. If you do this, avoid the hybrid amps, get a full tube one. Should be within your price range since you are in the US.

Regarding the orange heads, you'll need to be more specific, orange make more than one amp head.
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#8
Vox AC series amps are fantastic for alt/indie music. Boost pedal out front will get you close to old-school Marshall gain territory.

You could also look into the Peavey Classic Series or Fender Hot Rod Series. The Fender Bass Breaker series of amps seem to be getting some good reviews as well. The 15w combo model would be within your budget.
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#9
Orange make nice tube amps but you should also look at the Vox AC15

Here is a Orange Tiny terror 1x12 combo for $500
www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Orange-Amplifiers/TINY-TERROR-COMBO-Tube-Guitar-Combo-Amp.gc

here is an AC15 for $399
www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Vox/AC15C1-15W-Tube-Guitar-Combo-Amp-111669281.gc
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#11
Quote by joeshmeph99
is 15 watts good enough to gig with?

some bands get away with 15watt amps like the AC15 just fine.

But here is an AC30 for $599. It would be an excellent amp for what you want and it is plenty loud for band use

www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Vox/AC30CC2-2X12-30W-Tube-Guitar-Combo-Amp.gc
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GFS Greenie/Digitech Bad Monkey
Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Smart Gate
#12
you already know this from what you said in your opening post, but if you loved the sound of the strat it might be worth considering going down that route, in addition to the new amp (maybe sell your current guitar?).

+1 to what they're all saying about the amps, good selection suggested by all
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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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#13
Fender Mustang IV (v2) 2x12 and enough time and the inclination to umleash the Amp's Magic found in the Advanced Amp features. The majority of the 100 default Memory Presets are overdone. Many never get past the defaults and basic parameters to discover the real capabilities of the amp. If you want an out of the box plug and play amp don't get a Mustang. If you're willing to venture through the learning curve the Mustang can be outstanding. The free bundled Fender FUSE software gives access to thousands of downloadable Presets. There are some very good Presets available from thr FUSE online community. If you have Android get the REMUDA App from the Google Play store!
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#14
Sounds like the AC30 is a winner. And maybe invest in a Strat
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#15
+1 on the Vox. Hard to beat for what you are looking for.

I did poke into the Phoenix craigslist but didn't see anything that really popped out at me outside of a used Fender Twin. And although I probably would not recommend it to someone who can afford better there was a Peavey Vypyr Tube 60 on there for $275. Great price for such a wonderful kit.
#16
I gig with a 20W amp quite a lot. I just run it like a wedge, really close to me and hang a mike in front of it for FoH and foldback for the other guys. In fact they can usually hear me just fine straight off the amp. That's an RM20 btw.
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#17
Thank you guys for your help. I went and spent 5 hours in gc looking at amps and got a Vox 15 watt tube amp.
#18
Nice choice. Now get yourself an angled amp stand that gets it off the ground.
Gilchrist custom
Yamaha SBG500
Telecasters
Randall RM100 & RM20
Marshall JTM45 clone
Marshall JCM900 4102 (modded)
Marshall 18W clone
Fender 5F1 Champ clone
Atomic Amplifire
Marshall 1960A
Boss GT-100


Cathbard Amplification
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#19
Quote by joeshmeph99
Thank you guys for your help. I went and spent 5 hours in gc looking at amps and got a Vox 15 watt tube amp.

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2009 Epiphone G-400 (SH-4)
Marshall JCM2000 DSL100
Krank 1980 Jr 20watt
Krank Rev 4x12 (eminence V12)
GFS Greenie/Digitech Bad Monkey
Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Smart Gate
#20
Quote by joeshmeph99
Thank you guys for your help. I went and spent 5 hours in gc looking at amps and got a Vox 15 watt tube amp.


sweet
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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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Presumably because the CCF (Combined Corksniffing Forces) of MLP and Gibson forums would rise up against them, plunging the land into war.

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