#3
hmm...

Randall G2 and G3
Roland JC-120
and some others I forgot...

EDIT: and yeah... +100000 for cody
#4
if price dosnt matter then get a tube amp, seems logical eh?, and at least give us youre music styles and some sort of a budget?
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Quote by chris24789
if price dosnt matter then get a tube amp, seems logical eh?, and at least give us youre music styles and some sort of a budget?


uuuuuuuuh, no. Valve amps are not in all cases a step up from a solid state amp. It's nice to be able to have a good tone at a low volume.
#8
Quote by codybcool
uuuuuuuuh, no. Valve amps are not in all cases a step up from a solid state amp. It's nice to be able to have a good tone at a low volume.


Valve amps sound good at low volume too. Sure, they get better when you crank them, but it isn't necessary.

Besides, valve amp dynamics are still there at low volumes.
#9
i've heard that the high-end line 6 SS amps are good...drawing a blank on the name. vetta?
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#10
^^

it's the Line 6 Vetta's and the Flexitones...
digital stuff that gets really cool...
#11
ahh i want a Vetta sooo bad!


i think would confuse me though.
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#12
Marshall Mode-Four.

I'm pretty sure thats the one with 2 SS channels and 2 tube channels. (correct me if I'm wrong)

But then you could have both worlds.

ALSO

I don't reccomend the Randall G2. I have it and want to throw it off my roof. Unless you want to buy it haha.

ALSO

Also, a guy i know toured with a nice line-6. Not the spider, or a low-end. But look for a nice line-6.
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#13
the only thing I'll reccomend since you want a solid state amp is to buy an Analog SS amp and not a digital one.
#14
Quote by Gutch220
the only thing I'll reccomend since you want a solid state amp is to buy an Analog SS amp and not a digital one.

why ??
#15
whats wrong with a digital one?


have you ever heard the Line6 vetta. THE MOST innovative amp ive ever seen, and best solid state availible IMO
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#16
If you want a nice SS, a Marshall MG?

Idk, SS aren't my style.

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because digital is sound processing, and will always be a compromise as to how high the bittage of sound is. analog, however, is produced without a processor, so it will sound more natural. i suggest, however, that you invest in a used hughes and kettner tube combo. you will have 700 dollars left over, and you will be happy. also try soldano.
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If you want a nice SS, a Marshall MG?

Idk, SS aren't my style.

Good luck finding what you need. :]

i heard that the MGs arent that good..
opinions on that ??
#19
Quote by mr_hankey
Valve amps sound good at low volume too. Sure, they get better when you crank them, but it isn't necessary.

Besides, valve amp dynamics are still there at low volumes.


Below 1 my 5150 sounds like utter shit. I've seen this same kind of thing on most valve amps i've ever tried, at their lowest they sound awful, a tiny bit higher and it's great. But sure, it does depend on what you mean by low volume, the room in which the amp is in and what amp we're talking about.
#20
is there actually such a thing as analog SS? i was pretty sure there wasn't. i may be wrong, though.

and i'm still with the vetta.
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#21
Quote by codybcool
Below 1 my 5150 sounds like utter shit. I've seen this same kind of thing on most valve amps i've ever tried, at their lowest they sound awful, a tiny bit higher and it's great. But sure, it does depend on what you mean by low volume, the room in which the amp is in and what amp we're talking about.

Can't you get a pedal or something that lets you turn it up and still get the cranked tube tone at bedroom levels? And dont buy a marshall mg, the tone sucks
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#22
Quote by indie-bassist
Can't you get a pedal or something that lets you turn it up and still get the cranked tube tone at bedroom levels? And dont buy a marshall mg, the tone sucks

it's called an attenuator, and all the reasonably priced ones suck tone.
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#23
Quote by tubab0y
is there actually such a thing as analog SS? i was pretty sure there wasn't. i may be wrong, though.

and i'm still with the vetta.



i had a behringer head that said ''analog modeling''...for 200 bucks it wasnt bad.....till i got my 6505.........why in gods name would you want a ss amp with a budget of 2 grand??
#25
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i had a behringer head that said ''analog modeling''...for 200 bucks it wasnt bad.....till i got my 6505.........why in gods name would you want a ss amp with a budget of 2 grand??

1. a $2000 modelling amp is amazingly versatile, and 99% of people won't tell the difference between that amp and a tube one.

2. you could leave the volume on 1 and it would still sound fine.

EDIT: mascot meant pritchard.
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#26
Quote by tubab0y
it's called an attenuator, and all the reasonably priced ones suck tone.

Ah ok, nvm then
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#27
Quote by tubab0y
1. a $2000 modelling amp is amazingly versatile, and 99% of people won't tell the difference between that amp and a tube one.

2. you could leave the volume on 1 and it would still sound fine.

couldn't have said it better myself !
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#28
i was looking at those pritchards, and they look pretty nice, though i've never actually played one. i have played a vetta, and they're amazing- in a blind test, my dad (who also plays) couldn't tell the difference between a vetta and a fender hot rod on the cleans.
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