Poll: Which amp?
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View poll results: Which amp?
Fender Hot Rod Deluxe 112 (Mmm....clean...)
10 29%
Traynor YCV40WR 112 (Traynor? What a sexy name)
16 46%
Peavey Classic 30/112 (Peavey PUNCH)
14 40%
Vox AC15CC1 (Mmm brian may...)
6 17%
Voters: 35.
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#1
Edit:
MAX FUND 800$
Style, Christian rock
Gig size, 250-400

Last edited by BryanChampine at Jun 6, 2008,
#2
what style of music do you even play? What kind of tones do you want?
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
#3
i would say hot rod deluxe cuz i have one and i love it

07 Fender American Deluxe Strat
07 Fender Custom Telecaster
09 Seymour Duncan Pickup Booster
09 Fulltone OCD V.4
10 Ibanez WH-10 V.2
09 Splawn SuperStock
10 Jet City JCA-20
97 Fender Hot Rod Deluxe

Yeh the SICK! bit sounds a bit stupid.

#5
if you arent playing huge gigs and only need an amp for like a school auditorium, coffee shop etc get the tiny terror or the combo coming out soon. if you need something bigger get the hot rod

07 Fender American Deluxe Strat
07 Fender Custom Telecaster
09 Seymour Duncan Pickup Booster
09 Fulltone OCD V.4
10 Ibanez WH-10 V.2
09 Splawn SuperStock
10 Jet City JCA-20
97 Fender Hot Rod Deluxe

Yeh the SICK! bit sounds a bit stupid.

#6
Quote by darkarbiter7
what style of music do you even play? What kind of tones do you want?


Christian rock, There isn't really a certain tone I'm looking for.
I'm kind of a noob, i tought my self how to play, I've only been playing
about a year.

EDIT: Just some extra info, I play for my church on wednesday nights,
average gig size, is 100-400 people.
Last edited by BryanChampine at May 31, 2008,
#11
hot rod of the two
Jackson RR5 ivory w/ EMG 81/85
Jackson DX6 w/ SD Distortion & Dimarzio Super Distortion
Fender Starcaster Sunburst
Mesa/Boogie DC-3
Johnson JT50 Mirage
Ibanez TS-9
Morley Bad Horsie 2
Boss CE-5

ISP Decimator
Boss DD-6
Korg Pitchblack
#12
Yeah, i'ma say the hot rod.
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
#13
Quote by BryanChampine
Christian rock, There isn't really a certain tone I'm looking for.
I'm kind of a noob, i tought my self how to play, I've only been playing
about a year.

EDIT: Just some extra info, I play for my church on wednesday nights,
average gig size, is 100-400 people.

im in a christian rock band and play through a fender hot rod deluxe. go to my profile and listen to my songs to hear it in action. its fairly versatile, well as far as not heavey rock goes.
Quote by BryanChampine
It was like a orgasm in my ear.
Chea_man is the best.
#14
Quote by BryanChampine
When does the HRD start breaking up?
4? 5?

depending on the rating of the tubes and the bias about 5.
Quote by BryanChampine
It was like a orgasm in my ear.
Chea_man is the best.
#16
Quote by BryanChampine
Hey checked out your' music, good stuff man.

thanks bro. how do you like the amp?
Quote by BryanChampine
It was like a orgasm in my ear.
Chea_man is the best.
#17
Love the sound, i tried it out today, love the clean, it has great smooth distortion.
Sounds great with a DS-1/DS-2
#20
Quote by BryanChampine
When does the HRD start breaking up?
4? 5?

Hot Rods have crappy overdrive - I'd save a bit more and get the Traynor YCV40 or 50 which would be a much better all-rounder. If you like the punch of the Hot Rod then get the 40, if you want a more Marshall-type roar then get the 50. Granted, the Hot Rod probably just shades it for cleans, but for everything elser the Traynors win hands down.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Traynor-Custom-Valve-40WR-YCV40WR-40W-All-Tube-1x12-Combo-Amp-with-Celestion-Speaker?sku=489074
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Traynor-Custom-Valve-50BLUE-YCV50BLUE-50W-All-Tube-1x12-Combo-Amp-with-Celestion-Speaker?sku=489075

If $600 is your absolute limit then I'd say Peavey Classic 30.
Actually called Mark!

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#21
I probably wont ever use the distortion channel, i use pedals
Guitars
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Epiphone SG w/seymour duncan JB's

Hagstrom Super Swede

Amp
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Traynor YCV50 BLUE

Pedals
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Line 6 DL-4

Boss TU-2
#22
I play in a church band too, and if you are at a medium to larger church a Hot Rod Deluxe is ideal for contemporary Christian light rock style music. It will be a bit too much for smaller audiences and you'll have to turn it down and lose some tone. If your audience size varies often and you want all tube the ideal would be two amps ... course that would bust the budget so your best bet would be go with the Hot Rod and lose a little tone when you have to turn it down.

I use a hybrid 60 watt Hartke amp for playing on Sunday mornings and it works well. It's miced in the big building but doesn't need to be miced in another building we play in sometimes. I use an all tube 15 watt Peavey Classic 20 for band practice and it works great. But if I didn't already have these amps and I was looking to buy a new one for playing at church ... a Hot Rod Deluxe would pretty much be at the top of my list in that price range. A Peavey Classic 30 or Valveking 112 would also be good choices. Good luck.
#23
Quote by BryanChampine
I probably wont ever use the distortion channel, i use pedals

Why? Good amp distortion is nearly always better sounding and more dynamic than pedals. You only really resort to pedal distortion because your amp isn't good enough, if you're buying a new amp then you might as well get a good one.
Actually called Mark!

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#24
But you just said it had crappy distortion?

And to hunter,
Tanks for the advice, the crowd is at a minimum of one hundred ever.
So its usually around 250, 300 people.
Guitars
------------------

Epiphone SG w/seymour duncan JB's

Hagstrom Super Swede

Amp
-----------------

Traynor YCV50 BLUE

Pedals
------------------

Line 6 DL-4

Boss TU-2
#26
Quote by BryanChampine
But you just said it had crappy distortion?

And to hunter,
Tanks for the advice, the crowd is at a minimum of one hundred ever.
So its usually around 250, 300 people.

Yes, I said the Hot Rod has crappy distortion, therefore get an amp that has good distortion, like the Traynor, as it's going to be better than running a pedal through the Hot Rod.
Actually called Mark!

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#27
So what amp do you suggest I buy?
Guitars
------------------

Epiphone SG w/seymour duncan JB's

Hagstrom Super Swede

Amp
-----------------

Traynor YCV50 BLUE

Pedals
------------------

Line 6 DL-4

Boss TU-2
#29
Ah- thanks... umm well much confusion..
Guitars
------------------

Epiphone SG w/seymour duncan JB's

Hagstrom Super Swede

Amp
-----------------

Traynor YCV50 BLUE

Pedals
------------------

Line 6 DL-4

Boss TU-2
#31
The Traynor amps are worth a good look. If you are in a larger city you will have the benefit of looking at used amps. Although I did find this which is much cheaper than the "usual suspects" selling new gear. Let me preface by saying I HAVE NEVER HEARD OF THIS SITE! But this is what I found new.
http://www.fullcompass.com/product/338190.html
The extension cabinet is not included in the price.
I wondered why the frisbee was getting bigger, then it hit me.
#32
Quote by saltysnail
what aboot?


What amp to pick, i hear different things from every person.
Guitars
------------------

Epiphone SG w/seymour duncan JB's

Hagstrom Super Swede

Amp
-----------------

Traynor YCV50 BLUE

Pedals
------------------

Line 6 DL-4

Boss TU-2
#33
Really need to play some of these amps and see which one you like best. Some great choices would be a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe or Blues Deluxe, or a Peavey Valveking 112 or Classic 30. The Hot Rod Deluxe, Blues Deluxe, and Valveking have a more American voicing to the tone ... the Classic 30 will have a more British voicing. I don't know about the Traynor as I'm not familiar with that amp. Go to a big guitar store and play through them all, one will probably "speak" to you.
#34
What's the difference between a peavey delta blues and a C30, other than a 115 speaker?
Also, i have played all of those amps but the traynor..
Guitars
------------------

Epiphone SG w/seymour duncan JB's

Hagstrom Super Swede

Amp
-----------------

Traynor YCV50 BLUE

Pedals
------------------

Line 6 DL-4

Boss TU-2
#35
Quote by BryanChampine
What's the difference between a peavey delta blues and a C30, other than a 115 speaker?

The Delta Blues is "American voiced", while the C30 is British voiced and intended to sound somewhat like a VOX AC30.
#36
Ya your probly gonna need pedals becouse some christian rock songs that are commonly played need more distortion then the hot rod will give at a resanable volume.
Amp-5150 Block Letter

Cab-Recto 4x12

Guitar-Jackson DKMG

Pedals-to many to name
#37
Guitars
------------------

Epiphone SG w/seymour duncan JB's

Hagstrom Super Swede

Amp
-----------------

Traynor YCV50 BLUE

Pedals
------------------

Line 6 DL-4

Boss TU-2
Last edited by BryanChampine at Jun 5, 2008,
#38
bump
Guitars
------------------

Epiphone SG w/seymour duncan JB's

Hagstrom Super Swede

Amp
-----------------

Traynor YCV50 BLUE

Pedals
------------------

Line 6 DL-4

Boss TU-2
#39
Quote by BryanChampine
My top two right now is the
Fender Hot Rod Deluxe vs. Peavey Delta Blues.


Then why isn't the Delta Blues in your poll? The 115 version is one of my favorite amps in that price range. I'd take it over the Hot Rod without hesitation. I'd have a tougher time deciding between the DB and the Traynor - which I voted for in your poll.

The AC30 is one of the best amps in that power range, IMHO, but (also MHO) the AC15 pales in comparison. If the AC30 sound is more like what you're after, go with the Peavey Delta Blues 115. It comes complete with a decent tremolo effect built in.
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You Don't Need 100W.

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#40
Bryan, did you say you are going to go play thru these before making a decision or are you strictly going to take our advice and buy off the internet?

You have a good list here but you really need to go somewhere and wait for one of these to 'speak' to you as mentioned earlier.

i'm not voting because i have no clue which one is best for you, they are all good.

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