#1
I'm lookin for an amp that will give me the sound of Tony Iommi/Black Sabbath if you will. I want that hard classic tone and volume that the band had. If you have any suggestions for what I should get please let me know. I currently have a line 6 spider III amp and a les paul guitar. So any recommendations would be great!
#2
Location and price range?
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#5
he uses laney amps almost exclusively, so yes, a laney would be good.
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#6
A Laney or an Orange possibly.

They make a TI model (laney does) but it's really expensive, and doens't have a clean channel.
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#7
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price i'm thinking nothing over 500 but what do u mean by location?

Where you live. Some places get screwed over for certain kind of amps. Plus, we don't know what 500 is. It coul be dollars, pounds, rocks, dimes, bongs, whatever. Please be specific so we can help as much as possible.
#10
500 dollars and i live in hartland about 30 minutes from milwaukee, WI...i primarily go to guitar center
#11
if you've got a decent Les Paul, then your guitar is sorted.

Tony Iommi has a custom model made for him by Laney, which you could look into. i would say, however, that simply a guitar and an amp won't get you to Iommi's territory;

you need to tune the whole guitar down at least on step, i would say, and heavy strings would be in order ( .011 through .52 maybe?) to deal with the lower tuning and to improve the sound (although Iommi used really really light strings and tuned down).

if you cant get his signature amp, i would say get a good tube amp and a fuzz pedal, and fiddle around until you get near to his sound, using his songs, etc, to compare your sound and his.
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#13
Since you're in the US, i'd say go for a peavey classic.
Laneys are better for Black Sabbath stuff, but the classic will probably be easier to find used/cheaper.
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#17
alright can somebody explain to me the difference between a tube amp and i guess a regular one which i have now. I have a line 6 spider III 30 watts....compared to that what would the classic 30 sound like? How much more volume? What size gigs can it be used for and so on
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alright can somebody explain to me the difference between a tube amp and i guess a regular one which i have now. I have a line 6 spider III 30 watts....compared to that what would the classic 30 sound like? How much more volume? What size gigs can it be used for and so on



in a nutshell, tube amps sound more authentic, more vintage and are better quality. they are also more expensive.

you may be able to get tons of effects on a non-tube amp, but the volume level and how it reacts to your style/playing is different.

sometimes, a 30 watt tube amp can sound a lot louder fully cranked. another great feature of a tube amp is that, by raising the volume on the clean channel, or on OD with low gain, you can get a crunch sound, i.e. slight overdrive, and warm. of course, that depends on which model of amp and gutar you have.

get a tube amp. you will not regret it.
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#19
Awesome thanks, so if I got a 30 watt tube amp, compared to my spider 3 now I bet it would sound a whole lot louder. I'll look into it and find a good one, used or new.