#1
Ok which would be best for a clean sound cos i only need a clean sound cos i use pedals for distortion. I thought of the crate powerblock and using my vox as a pre amp but i also thought about getting a laney lc15r would the laney be any gd for keeping up with a whole band and a bassist with a 300 watt bass amp? I would have a 2x12 cab with the power block or any other amp heads but yeh

Valve or solid state
#2
If you're looking for solid state I can't tell you much but if you want a tube amp with amazing clean tone, I'd try and find a vintage Fender Twin. I've got a mid-70's Twin and it's got the cleanest, crispest tone I've ever heard.
#3
fender twin reverb. cannot beat its clean tone anywhere. 85 watt combo with 2 12's will keep up with your bass player. i have a twin reverb 2, 105 watts. no problem in the volume capabilities. can find them on sale everywhere for around 1100 USA. it will be the last amp you need to buy unless you play stadiums. and they are tube, or valve as you call them. i like the o/d in the amp itself but for heavy metal you would want to use your pedals as you have stated. it will make your epi and schecter sound like they were made to sound.
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#4
fender has the twin reverb '65 reissue out now. sweet.
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#5
dude, powerblock is freakin' awesome!! i bought one after christmas and bought the marshall mg series 4x12 cab to go with it. best thing i've ever done! i use a line 6 pod xt live and i've plugged it straight into the input jack and through the effects loop and it sounds great either way. if you need nothing but a clean channel then the powerblock is definitely what you need.
#7
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Ok which would be best for a clean sound cos i only need a clean sound cos i use pedals for distortion.


If great distortion is important to you, you may want to re-think your whole premise and look into an amp that does it right.

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All the Fenders I have ever used hated having a distortion pedal through them. Just my two pence.


I wouldn't go that far, but I definitely find that OD/distortion pedals get lost in the big cleans of, say, a Fender Twin.
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#8
Buy a Fender Twin.
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#9
Roland Jazz Chorus ftw.
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#10
Sound City FTW! MASSES of headroom, and great vintage British valve tones.
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#11
the laney probably wouldn't be too good because it probably doesn't have enough clean headroom. i think roland jazz choruses have amazing cleans.
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#12
Yea, Sound City or Hiwatt.
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#15
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If you're looking for solid state I can't tell you much but if you want a tube amp with amazing clean tone, I'd try and find a vintage Fender Twin. I've got a mid-70's Twin and it's got the cleanest, crispest tone I've ever heard.


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#16
Like said, I'd reccommend a Fender Twin Reverb. Amazing cleans. Lovely stuff, they are.
#17
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well i cant afford a fender all i can afford is a blues junior and that is 15 watt valve oh i saw a 200 watt crate but I'm not sure if it is a valve amp.

both of them look good cos they are like £250 and £270 so I can afford them but the powerblock is just sooo cheap


A 200W Crate is not valve. As for the powerblock, you get what you pay for.

Looking at GAK, you could get a 30W Laney combo in the same price range as a Fender Blues Jr., and 30 valve watts will do a decent job of keeping up with a 300W bass amp (believe it or not!).
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#18
ahh the lc302 i have played one of them and loved its overdrive it did metal...and i was playing an ES335.

or the other one? i dunno the one the guy from razorlight uses?
#22
I dunno at the mo I'm modding my samick but I dont have much money it will take an awful long time to save for a £400 odd amp so i dunno but it will take awhile i'll be back once the samick is done
#23
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Buy a Fender Twin.

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Roland Jazz Chorus ftw.


Those are certainly great clean amps, but I don't know how well they'll serve the thread starter when he says:

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i only need a clean sound cos i use pedals for distortion.


I know the Twin doesn't take OD/dist well, and I'd think the Roland does an even worse job.

IMHO, the whole premise is flawed.
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#24
BTW, I might like to add to the Sound City notion that Sound Cities and Hiwatts (being pretty much identical BTW) both take pedals very well.
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#25
I think you're stuck in a situation where you're gonna have to buy an amp with a good clean and distortion sound. You can buy a vintage Fender, the ones that Slatsmania calls "Rivera era" .
The price for them isn't really that high anyway.
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#26
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You can buy a vintage Fender, the ones that Slatsmania calls "Rivera era" .
The price for them isn't really that high anyway.


Super Champ ftw!
#27
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fender twin reverb. cannot beat its clean tone anywhere.


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#28
Johnny Borrell uses a VOX AC30 and Bjorn uses a Laney VC30. The Laney is essentially "the poor man's AC30".
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#29
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You can buy a vintage Fender, the ones that Slatsmania calls "Rivera era" . The price for them isn't really that high anyway.




The "Rivera era" was only a couple years. 1982-84, I believe. Small window for some very unique Fender amps. I've seen mine going in the $700 range plus shipping on eBay, which is probably a decent deal on a 60W point to point hand-wired amp. The Superchamps from the same period are fetching close to $500.

Awesome cleans and unexpectedly ballsy gain from a Fender amp. I'd certainly recommend it.
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