#1
And also, if not, what amp? I was going to get an 18 watt Ceriatone Plexi. I want a Marshall-esque amp, preferably a Plexi or JCM 800. I need good cleans, and OD tones for blues/hard rock. Think Hendrix and Slash, for what I'm after. I'll have about 500, maybe a little more, and I'll buy used. BTW, don't recomend an amp if 18 is enough, just tell me that it is.

EDIT:And also, whats the dif. between JCM 800 2203 and 2204's? Which is usually better?
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#2
You'd be surprised at how loud 18 watts of tube could be. It should be enough and then some, but even if its not most venues have a PA they'll mic you up to anyway.
#3
To be honest, the Ceriatone would be perfect for that. If you were playing a big venue you could only get quiet cleans or a cleaner tone from lighter picking, as them amps are single channel.
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#4
For small venues, yes. I just don't know how crisp your cleans will be, especially if yo don't want any breakup. I'm not sure on the Ceriatone amp line, but if you turn the cleans up too much, you might get unwanted breakup.
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#5
It depends what you mean by playing live ... in a bar, it should be enough... in wacken open air ... you have a hard time to make the 5th row of people hearing you. I don't have a very good idea of how loud is 18 watts tube amp, but if you play small venues, it should be enough.
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#6
It will if you have the right speaker. A greenback will be too quiet, whereas a louder speaker (Anything by Weber, any Blue clone, G12, Vin30) should be fine.
#7
Well I'm the first one to tell you this but the 18W has close to no headroom. But! It has great cleans when you roll down the volume. So it's perfect for the OD sounds you want and sounds great wehn you roll off the volume on your guitar.
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#9
Ok, but is 36 watts too much? The OD tones are the most important thing here, I just want decent cleans. I don't want to have to crank it to get good tones for band practice, or for jams.
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Ok, but is 36 watts too much? The OD tones are the most important thing here, I just want decent cleans. I don't want to have to crank it to get good tones for band practice, or for jams.


Nope 36 watts will give you a lot more clean headroom.
#11
But will I want to be able to crank the amp for the amazing OD tones, will it be too loud?
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#12
Not significantly louder man. To double the sound of 16 watts of tube, you'd need 160 watts.