#1
I just got my new Fender Stratocaster and now i need to get a new amp.
I was looking at a 30w line 6 but my friend told me not to and told me to
get a Marshall or a Peavey. my budget is probably around pretty much anything and
i want a nice clean sound.

So what should i get?
#2
Marshall MG? No. Marshall JVM/JCM? Maybe.
Peavey? Maybe.

Style of music? Budget? Most wanted sound? Tube or SS? Gigging or practice?
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#4
Quote by trevor32
I just got my new Fender Stratocaster and now i need to get a new amp.
I was looking at a 30w line 6 but my friend told me not to and told me to
get a Marshall or a Peavey. my budget is probably around pretty much anything and
i want a nice clean sound.

So what should i get?



Time to learn you a lesson

Marshalls and Peaveys are generally not bought for clean tones ( cept maybe the classic series). They are bought for rock. FENDERS are bought for clean tones. But you must get tube fenders, none of that SS garbage. Twin Reverbs are held in high esteem as having some of the best cleans around. There is also the MESA lonestar... those amps have amazing cleans.

Are you gigging?
#7
yes i am getting this one for gigging because i already have a marshall 15w for practice.

and more of a rockish sound then a clear. (I forgot to put that in the first one.)
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#8
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#9
I've had nothing but bad experiences with Peavey's in the past, so I would take the Marshall route.

EDIT:

If you are willing to sway away from only Marshalls and Peaveys,
The Fender Supersonic is a great sounding amp for cleans.
#11
If your budget is really around anything, go online and search for a "Dumble" amp. They have great clean tones. If you can't find a Dumble, look for a "Trainwreck". That should get you on your merry way.
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#13
Stop joking with him guys .
Threadstarter, what is your budget?
Or else people will keep recommending dumbles and trainwrecks and stuff.
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#14
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Herbert also has one of the best clean channels on any high gainer. Arguably better according to some owners of both.

yeah, but darkarbiter is right, a real budget is necessary, or you'll get a million off the wall suggestions.
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#16
Eh... You can find used Fender HRD's for that.
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#18
Hot Rod Deluxe I think.
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#19
Hot rod deluxe or deville
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Weber MASS Attenuator
#20
Yeah, are they good gigging amps at all i have never played on one before?
#22
Quote by kckyle
you should look into hughes and kettner and bogner. the duotone has really good clean from what i seen


I usually hear the sound :P

at your place(threadstarter) I'd try out some amps.
If you want only cleans/crunch absolutely get a Fender.
If you're wanting Marshall...get a tube or forget it. but for 500$ you can't get it so...
maybe a VK 212. I like it's cleans and overdrive.
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#24
Get an AC30 or a Fender Bassman. My two favorite clean channels eva.
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#25
well how about a Fender FM 412 4x12" 100 Watt 4-Ohm Cabinet it looks pretty nice. it's 300 bucks too.
#26
Quote by Kozlic
I usually hear the sound :P

at your place(threadstarter) I'd try out some amps.
If you want only cleans/crunch absolutely get a Fender.
If you're wanting Marshall...get a tube or forget it. but for 500$ you can't get it so...
maybe a VK 212. I like it's cleans and overdrive.


from what i seen review wise, unfortunatelly not alot of stores carries them. otherwise i'll be gladly testing them out myself
#27
Quote by trevor32
well how about a Fender FM 412 4x12" 100 Watt 4-Ohm Cabinet it looks pretty nice. it's 300 bucks too.


That's only a cabinet - it needs a head to work (it will not work alone, it's just a box with speakers inside it). Also, the Frontman is a bad amp.
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#28
i know
Guitars: Ibanez RG Series Jewel blue.
Fender Stratocaster Brown Sunburst Maple fretboard.

Amps:
Marshall 15W
Peavy 15W
crate
Crate Head


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#30
im getting a fender head also.
Guitars: Ibanez RG Series Jewel blue.
Fender Stratocaster Brown Sunburst Maple fretboard.

Amps:
Marshall 15W
Peavy 15W
crate
Crate Head


Wish list.
Future Guitar: Gibson Custom Shop 1959 Les Paul Standard VOS Electric Guitar.
#31
Quote by trevor32
im getting a fender head also.


Wait, what?

Just get a combo, kiddo.
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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
#32
ive allready got a combo amp and i want the fender cab and the head.
Guitars: Ibanez RG Series Jewel blue.
Fender Stratocaster Brown Sunburst Maple fretboard.

Amps:
Marshall 15W
Peavy 15W
crate
Crate Head


Wish list.
Future Guitar: Gibson Custom Shop 1959 Les Paul Standard VOS Electric Guitar.
#33
Quote by trevor32
ive allready got a combo amp and i want the fender cab and the head.


You see, a Frontman head will be a bad amp. I'm not sure, but I believe the Frontman cabine is not of too high quality either. No matter if you get a combo or a halfstack, it doesn't change whether the amp itself is good or not. Now the HRD is a good amp (at least for cleans, a lot of people hate the drive channel), while the Frontman is a bad amp (the drive channel is terrible, and cleans are "ok" at best, bland and lifeless or so I've heard).

Bottom line: Get a combo, you'll get a better amp that way.
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#34
so you've heard but you havent played on one
Guitars: Ibanez RG Series Jewel blue.
Fender Stratocaster Brown Sunburst Maple fretboard.

Amps:
Marshall 15W
Peavy 15W
crate
Crate Head


Wish list.
Future Guitar: Gibson Custom Shop 1959 Les Paul Standard VOS Electric Guitar.
#35
Quote by trevor32
well is an HDR good for gigging or is not?

Yes it's extremely loud. Nice cleans and damn loud so it shouldn't be a problem live.

Just trow a good overdrive pedal in front for some crunch.
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#36
Quote by trevor32
so you've heard but you havent played on one

It's generally agreed that the Frontman is a BAD amp. And you DON'T need a half-stack. The HRD is probably louder than the Frontman WITH better tone.
#37
Quote by kckyle
from what i seen review wise, unfortunatelly not alot of stores carries them. otherwise i'll be gladly testing them out myself


Guitar Center carries the VK212 for about $619 or so, if you can scratch up the extra $100+ for it...
i'm getting one at my local (non-GC) shop for $524 in a few weeks when i get my bonus check from Uncle Sam...

....gotta love free money!!