#1
Me and my friends are looking to start a grunge band, influenced by Nirvana, Mudhoney, Soundgarden, etc. We want our sound to be heavily influenced by 80's/90's Seattle grunge, but using modern equipment.
Right now I'm running a Mexican Fender HSS Stratocaster with a Seymour Duncan JB in the bridge. I also have a BOSS DS-1X distortion pedal and a EHX Small Clone Chorus pedal. The only thing I need now is an amplifier to get the sound I want.
Since my budget for an amp is at most $600, right now I'm looking at the possibility of getting one of Fender's new Bassbreaker amps. I like the fact that I can buy a Bassbreaker 007 for practicing at home, then rent a Bassbreaker 45W tube head to get the same general sound when playing a gig in conjunction with whatever cabinet the venue has. My other option was to just get a Fender Champion 100 for practicing, and then rent a '65 Deluxe Reverb head for shows.
If anyone has another idea, please feel free to share it as I don't have a lot of experience in amplifiers. Thanks very much.
#2
Why would you rent? 600 dollars can get you something nice I'd think that you can use both at home and live.

I'd look at a Peavey Classic 30 and a Marshall DSL40(1). If you're looking to get all the drive from the pedal, there's probably tons of Fenders you can get like the Hot Rod Deluxe and Deville.
#3
I own a HRD and love it. Not the best for grunge- the Bassbreakers would be a far better option for that genre.

Jet City would be better, and quite affordable.
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#5
Ideally, if I were going your route I'd be looking at a Twin or a Bassman, a DS-1 and a Big Muff.... then add other dirt boxes as I could afford them - Fuzz Face, Super Fuzz, SansAmp, etc.

If I had $600 I'd be hitting up the local pawnshops and buying the loudest amp I could find for $600.

A Deluxe with a Greenback sounds pretty f*cking good too.
Last edited by some_dude_2 at Sep 3, 2016,