#1
Alright i'm in the process of selling off my solid state amp and i'm now looking towards a tube amp. I mainly am looking to achieve the tone of bands such as Weezer, Foo Fighters, and some punk stuff like lagwagon and alkaline trio. I'm also in a band during the summer so being able to gig with it would be a plus. Budget is $500-$800. Thanks.
My Gear
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Fender Standard Telecaster (Fender SCN Pickups)
Marshall JCM 900 4500
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Last edited by Cosmo87 at Jan 21, 2007,
#2
I see you like the modern rock tones? I say get yourself a mesa double reticifer.
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#3
^ youre a moron.

a dual (not double) recto does METAL well, i'm sure it does "modern rock" well too, but you don't need such a high gain amp for such a generic sound. think before you post random shit next time.

also, his budget is $800, sherlock.

TS, try a b-52 AT212 combo. supposed to be metal-oriented, but seems damn versatile from what i can tell. that, or a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe/Deville.
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Last edited by aequitasveritas at Jan 21, 2007,
#4
Quote by Jinskee
I see you like the modern rock tones? I say get yourself a mesa double reticifer.


Lol Id like to know where you can get a mesa dual for 500-800 dollars....

Anyways Id look into Traynors, they have tubes like the YCV40 that are pretty good amps for relatively cheap
#5
Quote by OLP1
Lol Id like to know where you can get a mesa dual for 500-800 dollars....

Anyways Id look into Traynors, they have tubes like the YCV40 that are pretty good amps for relatively cheap

Used, combo, sorry- forgot to mention that.

Quote by aequitasveritas
^ youre a moron.

a dual (not double) recto does METAL well, i'm sure it does "modern rock" well too, but you don't need such a high gain amp for such a generic sound. think before you post random shit next time.

I'm sorry, but I"m just suggesting what I've tried. It works, doesn't it? Yes, okay.
Co-Founder of the Orange Revolution Club


-Esp/Ltd Ec-1000 w/ BKP Mules
-2-channel Titan
-Oversized Bogner 2x12 Cabinet
-Fulltone OCD
-RMC Picture Wah
-T.C. Electronic Nova Delay
-Larrivee D-03R
Last edited by Jinskee at Jan 21, 2007,
#6
I agree with recommending used. You can get some amazing amps used if you don't care about aesthetics. I've seen Mark III combos for $550. I've seen a Single Recto head used in like-new condition for $900. A Mesa/Boogie high-gain amp would definitely get you what you're looking for.
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#7
Quote by Dirk Gently
I agree with recommending used. You can get some amazing amps used if you don't care about aesthetics. I've seen Mark III combos for $550. I've seen a Single Recto head used in like-new condition for $900. A Mesa/Boogie high-gain amp would definitely get you what you're looking for.



Atleast someone agrees with me.
Co-Founder of the Orange Revolution Club


-Esp/Ltd Ec-1000 w/ BKP Mules
-2-channel Titan
-Oversized Bogner 2x12 Cabinet
-Fulltone OCD
-RMC Picture Wah
-T.C. Electronic Nova Delay
-Larrivee D-03R
#8
I would highly recommend a Carvin MTS or B-52 AT series in this case. Both extremely cheap, versatile, and all tube. I got my Carvin MTS head and Genz-Benz 2x12 for $775; new, you can get the MTS combo for 850 or the B-52 for 750. Used, you could easily get either for 5 or $600. A Marshall used JCM might be a good choice as well, if you don't play metal.
Last edited by De Amazing Blob at Jan 22, 2007,
#9
^ I agree with the JCM recommendation (I'm not going against your B-52 or Carvin recommendation, but I have no personal experience with either of those makes). I haven't played an 800, but I was really impressed when I played the JCM 900. Really nice crunch and the cleans were bright and lively. Bit darker and fuller sounding, IMO, than the usual EL34-driven Marshalls. But those and the 800s are only available used; however, they should be right in the range you're looking for.
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#11
^Meh, I wouldn't recommend a VK, they break down too often (from what I've heard) and don't sound that great.
#12
Quote by De Amazing Blob
^Meh, I wouldn't recommend a VK, they break down too often (from what I've heard) and don't sound that great.
+1.

B-52 AT-212. That's what I got for $500-$800.
My Gear:
-Schecter C-1 Plus (Vintage Sunburst)
-B-52 AT-212 Tube Combo
-ZW-44 Zakk Wylde Overdrive
-Digitech RP350 Multi-Effects Pedal
-Hamer Slammer Strat Copy