#1
Alright he wants a tone as close to Slash for around $600. He has a Koa Strat and a DS-1. He obviously knows he's not getting the perfect tone for that price.
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#3
Quote by roryp15
used jcm800!

That'll be tough. Traynor YCV 50 Custom Blue can swing that kinda tone with an OD pedal (it's $700), the YCV 40 can also do a great job (I think it's like $500, but not sure).
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#4
What rory said.
if you can't find one that cheap, look into Peavey Classics or windsors.
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#6
ebay normaly have them going under that but yeah if you cant find one look into peavey windsors you could get one new for that but it will be very hard to get a clean tone so if your after cleans dont bother ( thats the windsor )
#7
I probably could help him find a JCM 800 for him for under 600, the only thing is he doesn't have a cab. OD is more important to him the clean but the clean can't be terrible.
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#8
I'd try going for a peavey classic 30 or 50. They can be found used very cheap.
I bought my 50 for 500 bucks used, with upgraded tubes.
I played a JCM800 and a Peavey classic next to eachother, and their overdrive sounds nigh identical, just the peavey has less gain on tap. Slap a good tubescreamer in front of it and you should be able to get a good slash tone. But... since he has a strat, he'll have to do some EQing, or get some humbuckers.
The peavey all around is a marshally/british voiced amp.

EDIT: The peavey's clean channel is also fantastic, so you'll have the option of having a good clean tone also.
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Weber MASS Attenuator
Last edited by darkarbiter7 at Feb 15, 2008,
#9
Yea is getting a hot rail in the bridge. Is there a difference besides the watts in the 30 and 50? Because he can spend up to 600 so if he gets a used 30 he will have a decent amount left for a OD especially if he sells his DS-1
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#10
I'd go for the windsor
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#11
Quote by roryp15
used jcm800!


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#12
They make JCM800 combos. You mentioned he does not have a cab, they are available as a combo.
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#13
Quote by ChiliPepper093
Yea is getting a hot rail in the bridge. Is there a difference besides the watts in the 30 and 50? Because he can spend up to 600 so if he gets a used 30 he will have a decent amount left for a OD especially if he sells his DS-1

The 50 has multiple speakers, and maybe a few extra little things, I forgot exactly. Well, take into consideration the other posters in this thread.
IMO, go in this order:

Find a used JCM combo
If you can't find a JCM, go either peavey classic or windsor (windsor if he doesn't want cleans).
If you can't find either of these, maybe try out a peavey valveking.
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1957 Gibson GA-5
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Hughes & Kettner Tube Factor
Various Ibanez TS9s
Weber MASS Attenuator