#1
I'm looking for a tube amp head that can do pretty much any style of music from jazz to metal. I don't really want any on board effects (pedals can take care of that), just a nice clean tone. Any ideas of a couple I should look in to?
#2
Im not sure what price range you are in but some good all around amps are the jsx, mesa dual rectifier, and mesa mark IV. Those would be my best choice.
#3
well if ur gonna use fx pedals, look into a fender amp
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#4
so wait... you want a tube head that does everything from jazz to metal.... but it only needs to have a nice clean tone?
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#5
Peavey JSX?
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so wait... you want a tube head that does everything from jazz to metal.... but it only needs to have a nice clean tone?


i think he means that he doesnt mind if the clean channel doesnt have any effects on it, so long as the cleans are ok. i think he does plan on using the OD also.
#8
Mesa Mark IV, great amps that can do anything

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#9
As stated above, Mesa Mark IV. Do yourself a favor and check it out.
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so wait... you want a tube head that does everything from jazz to metal.... but it only needs to have a nice clean tone?


Maybe he has pedals. Just like me, i don't care about the amount of gain, just how good the clean tone is. You can dirty up a sound easily but you can never clean it up... (i think)
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#11
^But he wants to play metal, and I don't think pedals within $150 will make a Fender sound like a 5150.
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#12
Well my friend, prepare to part with a great deal of money because the only thing I can think of right now are high-end amps. I'd recommend you try the following...

Mesa Mark IV
Mesa Roadster
Mesa Road King
Hughes & Kettner TriAmp
Randall MTS100M loaded with something like the Ultra, JTM and Blackface modules
Carvin V3

I wouldn't recommend any other Mesa Recto model except the trem-o-verb, as the other rectos really lack a decent clean tone and the overdrive feels buzzy and harsh (to my ears anyway).
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^But he wants to play metal, and I don't think pedals within $150 will make a Fender sound like a 5150.


Ooh darn. 150? Yep, you're right. You'll need lots of gain for that O_O....

Sansamp?
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#16
^ lol - that is even more expensive than a Mark IV.
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#17
Well, the plan was to find one that sounded good that wasn't too complex, hence no onboard effects, that I could build myself. I've got an engineer friend who says we could do it as a project fairly easy, so I'm looking for something simple with a good clean sound figuring that any effects will just be pedals. I was just going to look into the suggestions, try out a few in the store, and then find the schematic for the one that I liked best. So far I'm thinking about the H&K Triamp or the Mark IV for quality, but the Fender and Peavy schematics do look a little simpler. I'll just have to see what my friend thinks is do-able. Thank you all for the ideas.
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Ooh darn. 150? Yep, you're right. You'll need lots of gain for that O_O....

Sansamp?

Does it accurately sound like a 5150 100%?
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#19
Look at the visual sounds workhorse or pony. It is expensive for a one channel amp, but it sounds sweet. Try one out if that's all you need.

EDIT: If you have the pedals.
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Does it accurately sound like a 5150 100%?


well you want an amp that does it all right? You won't get 100% anything from that amp. but the sansamp is amazingly cool
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#21
I've heard it could get close enough though .
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#22
Yes it does. Quite close. You can even play it straight into the PA and it sounds great.
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