#1
I'm in a 'The Who' tribute band, so when I have money I'm going to have to buy an amp suited for it. At the moment I'm using a Marshall AVT150/Randall RG50TC. (Marshall AVT is my old amp, Randall is for my other band). No price range at all, since this is quite a way off

Suggest an amp? (And yes, I know the AVT is 'teh suckz0rs').
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#3
Pete Townshend is using Fender Vibro Kings at the moment so they'd be good.

The Vox would be good too, maybe even an Orange like Jinks has. Basically you want tubes and you want something that'll bark and roar with a British voicing. Laney VC30 would also be worth a look.
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If it's The Beatles, or The Who, you're gonna wanna go with an AC30.

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I don't thinkl Townshend ever used AC30's tbh....Sound Citys, Hiwatts, Marshalls, Fenders and possibly Oranges. An AC30 would be a decent starting point for a good Who tone though, but it's not definitive by any means unlike the Beatles who were pretty much synonymous with the AC30.
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Well even if he didn't use AC30's, it'd still be a good choice to get those sparkly British cleans and fit The Who very well.
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I'd go with the AC30, just for the 60's British classic sound.
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Hiwatt!
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Yea he used Hiwatts at the height of the whos career
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i heard rumors that ceriatone will be making a hiwatt copy, might wanna check that out
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Hiwatts are big clean amps, Townsend's using Fenders now. I really think the Fender is a good choice. Something like a Super or even a Twin Reverb would cover The Who quite nicely, I'd think. Those big, clear cleans is a big part of their sound. I know my Concert sounds great with Who covers.
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Hiwatts are big clean amps, Townsend's using Fenders now. I really think the Fender is a good choice. Something like a Super or even a Twin Reverb would cover The Who quite nicely, I'd think. Those big, clear cleans is a big part of their sound. I know my Concert sounds great with Who covers.

When I saw them he had a stack of 8 Vibro Kings....I suppose technically that's far more hardcore than a weedy head/speaker combination
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Isn't there a Pete Townshend sig Hiwatt? But ya an AC30 would nail the Who's sound
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I have an AC30, but I think I get better Who sounds out of my Fender Concert.

Even the Beatles got away from the AC30. The amp is a big part of their early signature sound, but by Sgt. Pepper they were using these huge SS Voxes like the Conqueror and the Defiant. On the White Album and beyond, the Fender Deluxe Reverb is used in a lot of their recordings. They were always experimenting with sound, and used a wide variation of amps from about Rubber Soul on. Plus, they were The Beatles! Manufacturers were giving them stuff just to advertise that they used it, so they had access to the latest and greatest everything before it even hit the market (those Voxes being a case in point).
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Look into Hiwatt, Matamp, Sound City, AC30's, and maybe even a Laney VC30, sounds pretty much like an AC30.
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#21
Well what era of The Who are you playing?

Maybe the HiWatt Pete Townshend signature?
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Didn't he use WEM amps for a while too? They might do the trick and they're usually really cheap.
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^Pete has used such a big variety of gear.

Also getting one amp for his tone is hard, it's better if you try and nail one tone from a certain era.
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#24
Aye totally. The reason I suggest WEM is because the 70's valve amps go for about £100 quite regularly on the bay. Cheap and ideal.
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I *HAVE* to try one of these out somehow. Also, that 4x12" looks VERY tempting to me, as then I can have a matching cab!! The original 70s cab seem to be few and far between now.


I've never seen a Sound city Amp before, they look like good value for a Tube head. Does anyone know if they're available outside of the UK? If so I'll add them to my list of stuff to try.
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