#1
I'm looking for a new amp, as the used Fender Twin I picked up recently just isn't to my tastes (for a variety of reasons I won't get into).

I'm looking for something capable of ranging from classic - alternative - hard - modern rock. As I jam with friends quite a bit it needs to keep a great rock tone, especially into the high volumes (our drummer basically hits the drums as loud as he possibly can). This amp must sound great live. I also play a variety of styles ranging from funk to blues. Mainly I am interested in good sounding distortion, nothing too heavy however. Good sounding cleans are important, but take a backseat to the overdrive tone. I play a Fender Strat, and my budget is around $1000CND (any higher than $1200 is a no go as I'm also saving for school). I've been reading a great deal of reviews but I am still having trouble finding the amp that is right for me. Any advice is greatly welcomed. Thanks.
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#2
Krank Amps are great along with Line 6 amps too Krank is more of a heavier sounding amp though. check out both but i think a line 6 would do they job
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#3
Hmm.. A Vox AC30 would do the job, but would somewhat top over your budget.
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#4
Traynor YCV 80. Loud and toneful.
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#5
get a Crate gtd65. there loud and sound great. if their still not loud enuf just buy 2!
#6
Thanks for the replies guys. I forgot to mention that I am mainly looking for a tube amp only. The wattage really has no need to go over 50-60 for my uses as for now it is only for bassment jamming and small-medium sized venues. Also I could go over $1200, but it would have to be damn worth it. If possible I am looking to buy used.
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#8
Mesa F50, Rectoverb, a Rivera of some sort... Good modern rock sounds, good cleans, certainly within your budget used.

You could go with a Traynor YCV 40 and save yourself a ton of money, too. Great amp.
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#9
Quote by f22master
get a Crate gtd65. there loud and sound great. if their still not loud enuf just buy 2!


Excuse my French, but...

LOL Que?

2 of those would be the tonal equivalent of a chainsaw cutting through styrofoam.

You know, Traynor YCV's, Peavey Classics, and AC30's all have great rock tones.
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#10
Quote by BiOhAZarD722
Krank Amps are great along with Line 6 amps

Because they're both in guitar hero?
ugh...


back on track,

I'd say the f50 is a good option
#11
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Because they're both in guitar hero?
ugh...

lol You wouldnt believe how many kids I get at work asking about those because they play Gaytar Hero. I work at a music shop and its always "guitar hero" this and "guitar hero" that.

Anyway...to get on topic....

*Insert generic answer here*

(thats basically what everyone else said)
#12
Quote by BiOhAZarD722
Krank Amps are great along with Line 6 amps too Krank is more of a heavier sounding amp though. check out both but i think a line 6 would do they job

no

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Traynor YCV 80. Loud and toneful.

yes
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#13
Quote by BiOhAZarD722
Krank Amps are great along with Line 6 amps too Krank is more of a heavier sounding amp though. check out both but i think a line 6 would do they job


Sorry, I hate guitar hero. But on the other hand I will definately check out the YCV.
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#15
You wanna give me that Twin? I'll take it off your hands
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#16
You might want to give a classic 30 a try. Great with cleans, and good OD
#18
kidding about what? my crate gtd65 rocks. it will kick any other amps ass anywhere near 160 bucks!
#19
yeah, but he has 1000 so why would he get a crap 160 dollar amp?

I second the YCV40 or the YCV50 blue. Made there in canada as well. I can say that the f-50 would be a good choice too.
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#20
If you could pick up another $300-$500 I'd definatly check out a Framus Dragon or Splawn Quickrod. Both are very versatile, have great leads, full tone, and lots of balls.

I'm not trying to recommend you something that I'm using because I'm using it, but because I believe in it. Great stuff man. Especially the quickrod.
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#22
maybe a Ceraitone jcm 800 clone + an avatar 2x12 cab = $1000
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#23
Thanks for all the advice guys, I really appreciate it.


Quote by f22master
kidding about what? my crate gtd65 rocks. it will kick any other amps ass anywhere near 160 bucks!


I actually already have a 65 watt transistor crate so no need for another one.

Anyways I've decided to buy a new guitar as well (MIA Stratocaster) so it looks like I am going to be very, very poor come school in September. Oh well.
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