#1
Im talking the real deal, 60's fenders, Vox's, marshalls..... silvertones, harmony, gibsons.... etc..... even gretsch....

what do you guys think..... If bands from now play old amp it almost always seems to be fenders, i'd kinda like to play on something new.... i heard a rumor jack white plays old silvertones....

Just looking for opinions, i just play on my fender blues junior right now, with a american standard strat... Looking to upgrade amps, and really want to get a vintage amp.

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#2
For $1000? Save your money. There are great new amps out there for that much. A good vintage amp will be a lot more.
#3
I think for a bit more money you can get an Orange. Those nail 60's British stuff.
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....the point isnt a new amp man...

And there are plenty of vintage 60's amps on ebay for under 1000.... id be willing to spend more for a banger, and like i said, its mainly fenders that everyone wants... i want to try something different.

60's orange huh... ill keep that in mind. Im looking for something a bit more powerful then what im using now. im thinking 30watt at least.

And hey, if i have to save 2 grand.... let the savings begin.
#5
Mmm...I don't think Orange amps were made until the 70's...

You can try find yourself a metamp...those were the old oranges back in the day (I guess you could say) Or maybe a custom orange amp *shrugs*

I get what you're saying though, you just want a vintage amp...
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My vote is (no big surprise) an early-70's Ampeg V4 (head), VT-40 (combo) or VT-22 (can be combos or heads). Great amps with a versatile EQ section, tons of volume and low-end capability and clean sounds that rival any Fender, and they take pedals really well. They're voiced a bit differently from a Fender, a little darker and, to my ears, more ballsy. The best part is they are usually very inexpensive on Ebay, generally in the $500 neighborhood. For a good example of what they sound like, check out the Stones Sticky Fingers. Josh Homme from Queens of the Stone Age swears by these amps.
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#8
Sunn Amps. Thats all I got to say. check ebay.

EDIT: Matamps and oranges were effectively the same company in the late 60's early 70's. Also, matamps are still made, to a very high standard of quality.
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Sunn Amps. Thats all I got to say. check ebay.

EDIT: Matamps and oranges were effectively the same company in the late 60's early 70's. Also, matamps are still made, to a very high standard of quality.

Oh, they're still made? O_O?

How much are they? 5k USD?
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#10
I bought myself a Silvertone 1482. Under $300, and it's a great amp. Probably about the same wattage as a Blues Jr., maybe a little more, but what a voice on this thing! If you're looking for something bigger, the 1484 is probably 50W, comes as a head that you can probably get for under $500. The halfstack'll probably be the full grand if it's in good shape.

Magnatone is another amp to look at, especially if you like tremolo. Very unique sounding amps. Anything by Valco is gonna get up there in price.

Ideally, you just want to scour your local classifieds, Craig's List, garage sales and flea markets, and find a deal. On eBay, your bidding against other people who collect this stuff and know what it's worth. privately, you can come across deals like the one I got on my Premier 45 ($10! woo-hoo!).
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Buy a vintage Fender Bassman, they're not that expensive.
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Check out silvertone for sure. They were made rather cheaply, but that isn't to say it isn't quality. THey made a copy somewhat of the marshall 1974(made in 66-68), an 18 watt with tremolo, but it handles vocals as well!. check for one of those, there's a thread somewhere with one in it.
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Check out silvertone for sure. They were made rather cheaply, but that isn't to say it isn't quality. THey made a copy somewhat of the marshall 1974(made in 66-68), an 18 watt with tremolo, but it handles vocals as well!. check for one of those, there's a thread somewhere with one in it.


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#17
AHHH soo many options, yeah silvertone was my original idea.... i guess ill still with that. Ill look into the 1484.... I just want something vintage that will blow my blues junior out of the water. Definently gonna look for the half stack, sounds real nice.
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i ran into one this weekend for 800 dollars, i believe that was also with the 2x15 cab.
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#19
of course, i agree with matt on this one. there are also a couple of newer amps with that sound (like the Ampeg Reverberocket or MusicMan HD130), but that doesn't sound like what you're looking for.
#20
Couple nice Silvertone 1484 Twin Twelves, complete with cabs, on US eBay right now.
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