#1
Hey,
This summer, I have everything planned out that i'm gonna be able to raise 2000 bucks.
I already know that I will end up selling my peavey classic 50 to get it, but it's alright.
Anyways, I will probably end up getting Ceriatone's faithful take on the Dumble Overdrive special (Ceriatone's Overtone Special). That'll cost me 1400 once I factor in shipping and installation fees. That leaves me 600 bucks to spend on a nice cab. I was thinking of getting a 1x12 avatar cab with a celestion gold in it. This'll allow me to crank the Overtone Special (40 watts), right? I believe that the celestion gold is rated at 50 watts? Or, do you think I should go with a 2x12 with more affordable speakers?

Opinions? and feel free to recommend me a different amp or cab. I play mostly blues and rock, if that matters at all.
Call me Wes.
Gear:
Fender American Deluxe HSS Strat
Chicago Blues Box Roadhouse
Bad Cat Cougar 5
1957 Gibson GA-5
Ceriatone 18w TMB Combo
Hughes & Kettner Tube Factor
Various Ibanez TS9s
Weber MASS Attenuator
#2
sounds cool. i personally think that setup sounds fine. except i think you should at least get a 2x12 just to help that nice tone\w/hore of an amp come through.
#3
Any more opinions?
Call me Wes.
Gear:
Fender American Deluxe HSS Strat
Chicago Blues Box Roadhouse
Bad Cat Cougar 5
1957 Gibson GA-5
Ceriatone 18w TMB Combo
Hughes & Kettner Tube Factor
Various Ibanez TS9s
Weber MASS Attenuator
#4
I think it's a little excessive, but if you really really want to drop 2 grand on something that will sound 10% better, go nuts.

I just find it odd that you'd consider selling the Classic. You freakin' love that thing.
#5
2x12 jusrt sounds better to me, more powerful, better low end... thats MY personal preferance so I would reccomend that over the 1x12, but do whatever you wish.
#6
Quote by the.spine.surfs
I think it's a little excessive, but if you really really want to drop 2 grand on something that will sound 10% better, go nuts.

I just find it odd that you'd consider selling the Classic. You freakin' love that thing.


You're right. I do love it. I may just keep it and take the extra time to save up more. I may not even end up selling my peavey.
I don't mind dropping that much cash on a boutique quality amp. Atleast i'm not wasting my cash on MG's or line 6 spider fullstacks like my friends are. Plus, I already have a friend who's will give me and my band free studio time (which means I don't have to buy my own recording rig for a while), I don't need another guitar (I may pick up a nice LP in the future, but my strat fits me perfectly), and I already have the stompboxes I need. Thus, the only part of my rig which I want to move up is my amp.
Call me Wes.
Gear:
Fender American Deluxe HSS Strat
Chicago Blues Box Roadhouse
Bad Cat Cougar 5
1957 Gibson GA-5
Ceriatone 18w TMB Combo
Hughes & Kettner Tube Factor
Various Ibanez TS9s
Weber MASS Attenuator
#7
That's more like it. A good amp will always be a good amp.

Frankly, I plan on buying a Gabriel Voxer, 65 SoHo, and Mojave Scorpian...but I figure I can wait for just a few years until it's financially viable. I feel like, as a student, there are more important things to spend money on than 4 figure boutique and vintage amps. Tone chasing is one thing, tone obcessing will starve you and get you kicked out of your apartment.
#8
Quote by darkarbiter7
You're right. I do love it. I may just keep it and take the extra time to save up more. I may not even end up selling my peavey.
I don't mind dropping that much cash on a boutique quality amp. Atleast i'm not wasting my cash on MG's or line 6 spider fullstacks like my friends are. Plus, I already have a friend who's will give me and my band free studio time (which means I don't have to buy my own recording rig for a while), I don't need another guitar (I may pick up a nice LP in the future, but my strat fits me perfectly), and I already have the stompboxes I need. Thus, the only part of my rig which I want to move up is my amp.



Now your thinkin like a smarty! I use my old mans strat and my sg yet I still want another, but in the long run that would be stupid because they already get the tones I want! I want so many stompboxes and a splawn though... so i still hunger! maybe you should just keep the peavey, save a little longer so you have your peavey and a real nice botique amp, like a diezel, or a bogner, or soldano (they arent botique but meh). Cheers!
#9
Excellent choice with the Overtone Special. I had the opportunity to play around with one last year and it was outstanding. I actually preferred it to the Two Rock Overdrive Signature.

In most Dumble circles, speakers are a hot issue. The Celestion G12-65 is generally considered to be the best match for Dumbles and Dumble clones (if you can find one that is). Personally I didn't much care for the Alnico Golds when I got to mess with some, they sounded like a glorified V30 to me. Personally I would go for a 212 with less expensive speakers. I just didn't hear anything in the Golds that would lead me to justify spending the necessary cash on them.
ESP LTD EC-256 and a Fender Deluxe VM
#10
Great choice on the Overtone.

But when you've got it, I can't see why you'd want to keep the Classic 50. As good as it is in it's own right, I find it hard to believe you'd go back to it regularly if you had the Overtone Special sitting next to it.

Not sure what to recommend in terms of a cab, but Kendall's choice sounds excellent speaker wise, and I've always preferred the sound and increased portability of a 2x12.