#1
Here are my requirements-

Crystal clear cleans
Lots of Low end
I play shred and metal
2 Channels (clean and dirty)
All valve
Price is not an issue yet
Preferably about 50 watts

Cheers much.
#3
Budget? You said it's not an issue, but there's some expensive amps out there.

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also maby a peavey 6505

fixed. And no, he said he wants crystal clear cleans, that would rule out the 6505.
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#5
Um.. Mesa Boogie Dual recto? The cleans are super clean.

Also for about half the price, you could get a Line 6 Spider Valve. Before you start bashing it, I played one at guitar center yesterday and it souded great... especially the cleans! You just have to turn it up a bit so that the tubes really kick in. The metal tones are good also.
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#6
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Budget? You said it's not an issue, but there's some expensive amps out there.

fixed. And no, he said he wants crystal clear cleans, that would rule out the 6505.


Well, within reason... no more than £1000 preferably.
#7
I would say the Traynor YCS100H, but it's 3 channels and 100 watts. You can try and find a Yamaha T50 somewhere, but they're getting rare.
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#8
Quote by noodlegts
Um.. Mesa Boogie Dual recto? The cleans are super clean.

Also for about half the price, you could get a Line 6 Spider Valve. Before you start bashing it, I played one at guitar center yesterday and it souded great... especially the cleans! You just have to turn it up a bit so that the tubes really kick in. The metal tones are good also.


Haha, I don't bash spiders, I have one! Its a Spider II, so its not the best but gets more abuse than it deserves. Although I haven't played one of the valve ones yet, I heard they're good...

I did consider a Dual Recto... is it 2 channel? I get confused as to what the 'Single, Dual and Triple' rectifier actually mean...
#9
engl fireball maybe?
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#10
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I did consider a Dual Recto... is it 2 channel? I get confused as to what the 'Single, Dual and Triple' rectifier actually mean...

Single, Dual, and Triple Rectifier indicate the number of rectifier tubes in the amp. The Dual Rec is available as both a 2 channel and a 3 channel at 100 watts.
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#11
Quote by Kendall
Single, Dual, and Triple Rectifier indicate the number of rectifier tubes in the amp. The Dual Rec is available as both a 2 channel and a 3 channel at 100 watts.


Ok, cheers. BTW, does the single rectifier come with 2 channels? Because as far as I know the single Rec is 50 Watt, which is what I'd like...
#12
The Single Rec is indeed 50 watts, but I don't think they made a 2 channel version of it (not sure though).

To be perfectly honest, given the requirements, you may need to just get a 100w head and either make sure it has a power cut switch on it (like the Traynor) or just pull one pair of the power tubes out.
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#14
Splawn Nitro, that things a beast of an amp. or a Splawn Pro Mod
#15
The Randall RM series might be right up your street; I'm listening to a clip on youtube right now and the Blackface module is clean as hell, but I'm not sure which of the distortion modules would be best.

http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/en/74040 50 watt head at GAK

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXSe_83xQbk Youtube vid with the Blackface clean module and the Ultra Xl hgh gain module.

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#16
I'm not a metal guy, but I'd suggest you look into the Orange Rockerverb 50, or the Peavey JSX. Hughs & Kettner and Framus make some products you should probably be trying out, too.

and +1 on Engl.
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#17
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The Randall RM series might be right up your street; I'm listening to a clip on youtube right now and the Blackface module is clean as hell, but I'm not sure which of the distortion modules would be best.

http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/en/74040 50 watt head at GAK

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXSe_83xQbk Youtube vid with the Blackface clean module and the Ultra Xl hgh gain module.



Thanks, those look pretty good. I'll check one out next time I'm at PMT.
#18
ENGL Fireball.

EDIT: actually, the Blackmore might be better as you play shred/power metal too...
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#19
Quote by Tom_hatton
Here are my requirements-

Crystal clear cleans
Lots of Low end
I play shred and metal
2 Channels (clean and dirty)
All valve
Price is not an issue yet
Preferably about 50 watts

Cheers much.


Well if price isn't an issue go with a amp like: bogner, soldano, deizel, etc.
#20
A Mesa single rec is 2 channels, 50W and is not a fortune. Do you need new? You can get a single rec for around $800 or so on Ebay. It has really nice cleans and some serious gain. The Dual and triple (newer ones) are 3 channel and 100W and 150W respectively. There are older versions of the dual that is 2 channels. I would opt for a Dual if the price is no issue. Why? Well you can pull 3 tubes out of it and make it 50W like the single, but you gain a third channel and if you ever wanted the headroom, you could throw the 3 tubes back in.
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#21
I would say a mesa roadster, but you are across the pond. So mesa stuff is VERY EXPENSIVE there. A roadster is like $4,000 USD equivalent there...
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#22
orange thunderverb 50?
they are probably a bit more than £1000, but they can get as bottom as they get because of the frequency range.
i saw that you mentioned PMT, and since they are one of the few shops that stock orange amps, i thought it might be worth a mention
#23
Quote by noodlegts
Um.. Mesa Boogie Dual recto? The cleans are super clean.

What? The Dual Recto's cleans aren't super clean, they sound like crap (imo).

Quote by Kendall
Single, Dual, and Triple Rectifier indicate the number of rectifier tubes in the amp. The Dual Rec is available as both a 2 channel and a 3 channel at 100 watts.

True, but the 2 channel isn't made anymore. So really it's only available in 3 channel unless you find a 2 channel which are hard to come by and most of the time pretty expensive.

Since you live in the UK, I'll second everything that slats said. A rockerverb 50 would be pretty sweet, I really like their sound, but it might not be exactly what you're looking for.

The JSX is built for shred but I like its metal rhythm tone as well, a lot say it can't even do metal which I have no idea wtf they're talking about.

H&K make some great amps. I played the Switchblade a few months back and was really impressed.

Framus Cobra or Dragon would also be worth a look. They're great sounding amps, but suffer quite a bit in the build quality department.

Engl is also a good choice, the Fireball, Blackmore or Powerball would all be great amps. They're voiced quite bright though which you may or may not like.
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