#1
So this summer if i get a job the first $1,000 i get is going on a new half stack. Right now i have a Behringer Gmx212 amp and its not that bad but when you run an Eric Clapton signature strat and a Carlson PG-51 (PRS Custom 24 Copy) it makes you want the tone the guitars REALLY have. So i plan on spending about 1k, i play mostly blues, classic rock, and a LOT of chili peppers type stuff. No metal thou, not for me. What would be a good amp? I was looking at VOX but idk
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#2
I'm thinking along the lines of a Fender Twin Reverb , Vox AC30 or a Marshall JCM 800. One of those three, but don't listen to me. Most people tend to think I don't know anything.
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#3
Do you really need a half stack? I would suggest some sort of fender.
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#4
Yeah dude just get a 2x12 combo.
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#5
dude i think you would like a marshall. john fruciante uses a vintage marshall stack which is too expenseive but you could get real good tone from a combo amp.
#6
maybe a marshall dsl401 (its a combo) and its about 1100
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#7
I'd say go for a vox AC30 if you're looking at combo amps, not a clue if you have to go half-stack though. It does blues and classic rock amazingly, and you'd most probably be able to get a chili peppers tone, I'm 95% sure of that.
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#8
First amp that comes to mind is JCM 800... Frusciante uses Marshall mainly, at least on stage. Though I doubt you'd be able to get a Silver Jubilee for 1k, so I think JCM 800 2x12" would be your best bet
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#9
^Is the JCM good for blues? Would it compare with the Vox or a fender? It may well be but I thought it was more focused on a higher gain, Classic Rock - 80's style and not so famed for blues.
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#10
Go to a load of shops and try out a load of amps and buy which one you like best.

But look out for older types of Marshalls, Oranges, Vox's and some Peaveys.
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^Is the JCM good for blues? Would it compare with the Vox or a fender? It may well be but I thought it was more focused on a higher gain, Classic Rock - 80's style and not so famed for blues.


It'll do them just fine. SRV used marshall JCM800 combos in his live setup sometimes.
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#14
Frusciante uses lots of cleans and has a huge pedalboard for effects and different types of distortion. I would recommend learning a couple of RHCP songs from beginning to end (or at least the parts with the tone you want) and try it out on every amp you can get your hands on. You might be surprised with what sounds closest.
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