#1
What would be the brightest clean amp for an Epi Casino?

budget $300-500

NO AMP MODELLING (built-in FX are fine)

Versatile (can cover classic rock, soul, country and jazz)


What would you recommend in SS?

What would you recommend in TUBE?
#2
For a tube, Fender Blues Jr.
For SS, Roland Jazz Chorus
"Blues is easy to play, but hard to feel."- Jimi Hendrix
#3
You could probably get a used hot rod deluxe/deville for that price.
I'd go for one of those.
It's a higher wattage/has good clean headroom, and has great cleans.

And for SS, Roland Jazz Chorus, if you can find one used of course.
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
a very very used fender twin reverb.
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#5
Jazz Chorus FTW.
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#6
I know the 120 is the best SS for anything. But what would be the next best thing in SS?

Also, I've seen the Fender Hot Rod Deluxe Jr. (or something, I forget the exact name) for about $550. Would that be good with the Casino?

Also I tried out the Crate Flexwave (65W version). The cleans sounded great for an SS. I asked the guy if they had any tube versions of it. He said not at the moment, but if I like the SS, I'd like the tube version even more.

The V-series seems like it would work, but I'd have to try it out first in peson.
#7
I dunno, modern fender tube combos are pretty darn close to the best clean amps you can get in that price range.
Sure, crate V's and peavey classics are good, but they're not "bright", so to speak.
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
#8
So, I should shoot more for the Fender Deluxe Jr. or Pro Jr. or whatever its called?

Can they get a country-voiced birghtness without too much tweaking?

that's kinda what I'm looking for.
#9
Well, you want to make sure you have a good amount of clean headroom since you want cleans .
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
#10
Also, I'd like to get a Fender Vibro-Champ or something. Mostly for the history aspect. Reviews say they're kinda just something to screw around on, though. That true?
#11
what do people mean when they say HEADROOM?

Is that like how much you can push the tubes before clipping/breakup?

Also, I want something where the tubes wont be exposed.


Is the Hot Rod Blues JR. closed back? (no tubes showing)?
Last edited by neptune1988 at May 31, 2008,
#12
Quote by neptune1988
what do people mean when they say HEADROOM?

Is that like how much you can push the tubes before clipping/breakup?

Also, I want something where the tubes wont be exposed.


Exactly.
That's why I think you should go for something higher wattage and with higher headroom.
A deluxe or deville model (the hot rod and blues series) would be good for you. Those are some higher wattage amps with good headroom.
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
#14
Hot Rod Blues Jr.?

Does that even exist?

I'm really not sure. If closed back is necessary, you can mod it to be closed back. But, the tubes should be out of harms way.
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
#16
Hmm... that doesn't even sound right...

Oh well.
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
#17
what do you mean it doesn't sound right? Yeah, its odd. I'll give ya that. Is that what you meant? or does this sound like its a p.o.s?
#18
No, the model name is all screwed up. I've never heard of one of those.

Well, i'd go for something a bit more... concrete.

I still say get a used hot rod deville.

Great cleans, high headroom, good cranked tone, durable, it's all around good.
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
#19
It's probably a typo. it most likely a blues jr. or something. If that's the case, are those closed-back? Also, would the tone be okay?
#20
The fender Blues/Hot Rods are great amps, tonally. As long as you use them right. Don't expect marshally crunch, but expect great cleans and slight OD.
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
#21
The blues JR. is in the hot rod series of amps, just like a schecter c-1 is in the diamond series of schecter guitars.

That guy was saying the title of the amp and the name, so it would be like saying schecter diamond seires c-1 insead of just c-1
#22
^OH!
I thought the blues junior was actually part of the blues line.

I feel dumb
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