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I'm going to GC today to try out some guitars, and I'm looking for a good, I dunno, "Neutral" tube amp to use to test them. Something that'll reflect the guitar and not the amp.

Any suggestions?
#2
really basic tube amps. the 5 watters are usually a good bet, but if you want to see how it handles metal then that's not really going to work well.

the best bet really is to try them through your amp, but shops don't necessarily stock them
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The best thing is to try the guitar on your amp....if you try it on a Mesa Mark IV through a 4x12 pushing the master, you are going to be really disappointed when you take it home and it doesn't sing the same through the Marshall MG you have at home
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Through your amp, and if you know what you're doing and listening for, then through a clean fender twin, that'll let you hear every nuance of the guitar.
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Id say a HRD if youre going to be playing cleaner stuff like blues, ect
Maybe a marshall combo if youre going to be doing more overdrive stuff
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#9
As low of wattage as possible so you can push the amp on the brink of OD then switch between guitars to get a feel of which ones have a higher output, brighter tone, darker tone etc.

Crate Polomino's are at most GCs. Maybe a Peavey Classic. Ask if you can take an amp to their loud room.
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#10
see the thing with guitar center is for every amp they have these amazing cables that make the guitar always sound better than it really is.....why dont you go to a more.....less evil store.
say....sam ash, or a local store.
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Yeah, it's the cables. I'm sure.
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I say use your own amp, or, failing that, a versatile-but-vanilla one like the Marshall Vintage Modern or Fender Supersonic so you can see how the guitar handles distortion as well as cleans.
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really basic tube amps. the 5 watters are usually a good bet, but if you want to see how it handles metal then that's not really going to work well.

the best bet really is to try them through your amp, but shops don't necessarily stock them


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#13
they have never had a problem with me bringin my guitar to play on a amp i wanna but or bringing an amp in that i wanna try a new guitar out on
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The best thing is to try the guitar on your amp....if you try it on a Mesa Mark IV through a 4x12 pushing the master, you are going to be really disappointed when you take it home and it doesn't sing the same through the Marshall MG you have at home

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