#1
Hello all!

First of all, great forum!

I am after some help, I have the new Slash epi, and at the moment a little vox valvetronix 30w amp which i want to replace. Now, im not in a band, just enjoy playing at home, but i want to replicate as much as possible Slash's sound from the appitite era. Now i know that the amp he used was the fabled #39 (or#38 cant remember!) which was a special by caswell and all that, so ive done my research!, but i wanna go valve, but not sure what to get. Price is a big issue so it will be 2nd hand, but do i go jcm 800,900, 2000 or what? is it right you can only really get the correct sounf from these amps when they are cranked up full bore? i know i can use a power gate.

Basically, what would be the best head to go for for that deep blusey tone, along with beautiful crunch?

any ideas more than welcomed, thanks again.

dan
#2
Fargen Mini plex maybe? The tone would be JCM 800 but you do need to crank them.. which at home isn't gunna happen.
#4
A Cornell Plexi should do it for you. They do a mini 6 watt version which is around £650 on eBay right now. This may seem excessive, but the cost of a big Marshall with an attenuator is going to be around the same. On top of that, you are getting a boutique point to point amp with great build quality and tone to die for. You could also check out a Laney L-5T or VC-15.
#5
what about the peavey valvekings? any good?

also is 6 watt enough for the cornell?
#6
6 watts is plenty loud especially if yo aren't gigging. It can always be miked up for live gigs.

If you want the best possible tone then go for the Cornell.
#7
what is your budget and do ever plan to gig in the future?
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#8
I suggest a traynor ycv50 blue. It does great a great marshall sound and will work perfectly for what you want.
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#9
dunno what they be like for gnr but the guitarist who isnt joe perry in aerosmith use's badcats which are in the same league as cornells and there is a 5 watt on ebay