#1
I am looking for an amp to upgrade from my Roland Cube (15W).

I realy like the bright upper-mids to high-treble voicing.

I have an Epi SG, and an Epi Casino. The SG is fine tone-wise. What I mean is, it sounds good (give or take) no matter what you play it through. The Casino, is super thin sounding, and really boosts bass and lower-mids. So, I am looking for an amp to fix this and even it out. 50-65 Watts, loud enough for smaller gigs. NO MODELLING OR EFFECTS!!! preferably a SS. I would get a tube, but too much maintenance, and too high budget. Maybe in a few years when I graduated uni, and get a job.

I have tried the Casino through the Fender Frontman, and through the Crate FX65 or some 65W Crate. Don't remember the exact model. Anyway the Fender sounded pretty good. It sounded the same as the Fender Super Champ, if not better. The Crate sounded alright actually, it really hit the treble good, not much upper-mids though.

If anyone has any ideas/suggestions for a SS, upper-mids to high-treble voicing, please post. Thanks.
#3
Carvin SX series.

I have a 100, it's fantastic for the bright upper mids.. I currently have mine EQd like that, fantastic 80s metal stuff.
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#4
I've never heard a Randall. They're pretty good. no doubt. But, where I live, noone in town has any. Also those Carvin are the same deal...noone here sells them.

Think big brand names. Sorry I'm so picky....
#5
If anyone has any ideas/suggestions for a SS, upper-mids to high-treble, almost country-type voicing, please post. Thanks.
#6
big brand names?
Laneys are really great dont know if calle them a big brand but if you find any try them
also fender if you want nice cleans with low end, but the OD is really(but really) vintage tone with lost of saturation
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#7
Quote by neptune1988
I've never heard a Randall. They're pretty good. no doubt. But, where I live, noone in town has any. Also those Carvin are the same deal...noone here sells them.

Think big brand names. Sorry I'm so picky....


Ummm Randall is one of the biggest brand names there is for SS amps... Ever heard of Dimebag Darrell? even Kirk Hammet is endorsing the things now...
#8
I play 60's-70's classic rock. stones, beatles, beegees, jefferson airplane, eagles, etc.

I know nothing about metal
#12
Quote by neptune1988
I play 60's-70's classic rock. stones, beatles, beegees, jefferson airplane, eagles, etc.

I know nothing about metal

they all played tube amps. a fender deluxe or twin reverb would nail stones and eagles. vox ac30 would nail the beatles.
#13
you prefer SS but the Fender Super Champ XD is a 20 watt Hybrid[which can cut through bass and drums at gig volumes] that can sound like a 60's, 70's, 80's, or modern rock sound and with a swap of a tube[from a standard 12ax7 to a Hi-Gain Plus] you can drive that thing into metal. I'm trying my hardest to get a demo up on youtube, but youtube is being brutal to me.
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#14
Quote by neptune1988
I play 60's-70's classic rock. stones, beatles, beegees, jefferson airplane, eagles, etc.

I know nothing about metal



Well you knew those two guys play metal and are evidently big enough artists for someone that doesnt know anything about metal to know who they are. So take that logic and appy it to one of them playing Randalls for many years and another Just joining along with many many other major artists. Randalls are a very well known company and there main gig is SS amps..

Yes they cater to alot of the Metal guys but can do classic rock and other stuff just as good or better then most SS amps.
#15
unfortunately noone sells them around here. I wish we could get some more "boutique" amps. what does that mean anyway? "boutique"?
#16
Quote by neptune1988
unfortunately noone sells them around here. I wish we could get some more "boutique" amps. what does that mean anyway? "boutique"?

its french for tube amp that you cant afford.

haha, at least thats what it means to me.
there really expensive usually hand build amps. high end stuff. higher end than marshall and fender and stuff
#17
Quote by chea_man
its french for tube amp that you cant afford.

haha, at least thats what it means to me.
there really expensive usually hand build amps. high end stuff. higher end than marshall and fender and stuff


Ohh god.. We dont mention the T U B E word around him... He has the OCD....
#18
Tech 21 Tradmark series.

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#19
Why not just get a low wattage tube combo?
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#20
jazz chorus.
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#21
Quote by Simsimius
Why not just get a low wattage tube combo?

hes afraid of tubes.
#22
Er... time to convince him/her to get a tube amp?

The musical styles that TS plays are easier to get on a tube amp.
And if TS gigging, a tube amp would seem logical.
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You could always just sleep beside your refrigerator.

Guitar:
- Ibanez S670FM w/ JB
- Fender 'Lite Ash' Stratocaster
- Fender '72 Deluxe Telecaster
- Arbiter LP Jr. Doublecut
Amp:
- Laney VC15

'72 Tele Appreciation Group
RIP DIO
#23
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jazz chorus.


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#25
if by high maintenance you mean dont use it in the bath, then yes, tube is high maintenance

you only need 20W tube for small gigs, and that'd out compete a 50W ss

sound city looks good for you
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#26
Classic 30 would own in this situation... Great Grinding Overdrive for that 60s/70s tone... and very good cleans.

Tube amps are not high matinence unless you throw yours down the stairs.
Tube amps are not high matinence unless you don't feel like changing tubes after 1-3 years.
If that's high matinence for you, you sir are neglectful and lazy.
#27
I am a know-nothing when it comes to tubes. Obviously.

Here's my questions though?

what happens if you don't change tubes/reset biasing?

'Cause right now I have been playing through my dad's '68 Ampeg Gemini 1x12, it has never been re-tubed or anything like that, and it sounds and works fine.

your thoughts?......
#28
Quote by neptune1988
I am a know-nothing when it comes to tubes. Obviously.

Here's my questions though?

what happens if you don't change tubes/reset biasing?

'Cause right now I have been playing through my dad's '68 Ampeg Gemini 1x12, it has never been re-tubed or anything like that, and it sounds and works fine.

your thoughts?......


Well, they have probably biased "cold" which allows them to last longer but the sound is more sterile. You really don't need to change tubes unless they blow out or you would like to try a different sound. If they do burn out though, you gotta change em.
#29
in another thread he claims to be afraid of tube amps because he doesnt want to get shocked. despite everyone explaining to him how ridiculous that is, his mind remains unchanged.

TS, for the love of god, just go and try out some solid state amps, pick the one YOU like, and quit making threads. especially when you dont take anyones advice.
#30
I think it sounds like the TS would need a Classic 30
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#31
Classic 30 or a Blues Jr no doubt. Don't be afraid, they won't shock you unless you play the BeeGees of course... Sorry, had to. ( I listed to Tom Jones so WTF do I know? "She's a Lady")
#32
hey gregs, what do you mean "UNLESS YOU PLAY BEEGEES"? They're aren't that bad, I think the Brothers Gibb are some of the best, and Tom Jones ain't bad either.
#33
Quote by neptune1988
hey gregs, what do you mean "UNLESS YOU PLAY BEEGEES"? They're aren't that bad, I think the Brothers Gibb are some of the best, and Tom Jones ain't bad either.
Hey musical opinion. I was just f'in around. Thus I admitted to Tom Jones. "Well she's all you'de ever want, she's the kind ya like flaunt and take to dinner". Now go buy a damn tube amp will ya?
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