#1
So, gas is getting ridiculous. I'm trying to cut the trailer out of the picture for touring and stuff it all into a van. As such calls for, I'm downsizing my equipment. I'm looking to sell off my half stack and get a great combo amp. The problem is I don't know much about many combo amps out there. What are some higher end ones? I play powerpoprockwhatever. Think along the lines of U2 meets Motley Crue, if that will do anything for you. I'm terrible at explaining this. As a half stack, my tone needs would be suited by a mesa boogie dual rectifier, kind of deal. Suggestions?
#4
Why don't you keep your head and get a 2x12 cabinet?
#6
twin reverb?

edit: i go to brush my teeth and i am beaten to it.

but i agree with the other guys just get a mesa combo, it will be closer to the tone you already have.
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#7
Quote by \m/metallica\m/
2 things, you could sell your mesa 4x12 cab and get a 2x12 mesa cab instead or you could go with a roadster combo, which would be better than the dual rect.


Looking to save the hassle and just go combo. How is a roadster combo better than a dual rect?
#8
Quote by imgooley
Why don't you keep your head and get a 2x12 cabinet?

+1 I'm with imgooley on this one

Also doesn't Mesa have a Dual Rec Roadster now if you insist on going with a combo?
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#9
Quote by James_Het_Rules
Fender twin reverb combos are amazing dude, just get yourself a good FX pedal and its great i used my old band teachers one at a gig and the thing was louder than hell, when it wasnt even all the way up i couldnt hear the drummer, and thats saying alot. Plus they're tube so they sound great.



Have you ever even heard a Dual Rectifier before?


OP, look into Mesa Boogie's line of combos, they'll be your best bet for getting the closest tone to your Dual Rec as a combo. Heck, they might even have Dual Rectifier combos.
#10
so the roadster is a dual rectifier combo basically. neat. i'd never heard of it. are there any other amps that are worthwhile looking into for alternatives? i almost definitely want a combo, no 2x12 please.
#11
They have a cheaper rectoverb combo out there, but if you want more versatility the roadster is the way to go man. 4 channels, its a solid solid amp. It's better than the dual rectifier becuase thats what it is, just more. http://www.mesaboogie.com/Product_Info/Rectifier_Series/roadster/roadster.html
check it out, itll be more expensive, but itll be worth it.
#12
+1 to downsizing to 2x12.
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ts a solid solid amp. It's better than the dual rectifier



wat.


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No sorry guys ive lived in a city with 2,000 people in it for the last 16 years of my life lol, so the best ive seen are line 6's and fenders haha. But a guy a know has a dual rec... and yes i know it sounds amazing.. and someday.. i might be able to get one too haha


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#14
Quote by yatta
so the roadster is a dual rectifier combo basically. neat. i'd never heard of it. are there any other amps that are worthwhile looking into for alternatives? i almost definitely want a combo, no 2x12 please.

So you are getting a 2x12 combo? Why not just get a 2x12 cab? I'm lost here...


EDIT: Or even a 1x12 if a 2x12 is too big?
#15
Quote by imgooley
So you are getting a 2x12 combo? Why not just get a 2x12 cab? I'm lost here...


EDIT: Or even a 1x12 if a 2x12 is too big?


+1

A 2x12 cab won't be a bitch to take around touring or anything either. Plus with a 2x12 cab, you'll have more headroom (I think, not too sure) compared to a 2x12 combo.
#16
You can get lucky on craigslist and find a Rectoverb combo.

Literally a 2 channel Dual Rec in 2x12 format.

I don't agree with people recommending a Twin Reverb...
How can you recommend that when he's using a Dual Rectifier?

They're like, opposite?
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#17
Traynor YCV50 is worth a look for the styles you play, or the 80 watter if you need more headroom.
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Quote by \m/metallica\m/
They have a cheaper rectoverb combo out there, but if you want more versatility the roadster is the way to go man. 4 channels, its a solid solid amp. It's better than the dual rectifier becuase thats what it is, just more. http://www.mesaboogie.com/Product_Info/Rectifier_Series/roadster/roadster.html
check it out, itll be more expensive, but itll be worth it.


WTF!
the roadster is a tube amp you morron.

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WTF!
the roadster is a tube amp you morron.

You're the moron here, no offense. He said "solid solid amp". He said it's a solid amp, good and reliable and what not, you know? He did not say anything about solid state.
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#20
Thanks for all the suggestions so far! I don't want a cab because a combo amp also makes setup and teardown that much quicker and easier. I'm a vocalist at the core, and a secondary guitarist. I have much more to set up on the vocal end for every show that makes it near impossible to worry about setting up my amp.

Are there any other suggestions? I may be phasing out my guitar in a lot of songs, so maybe I don't want a 2k amp if I'm only going to be playing it for 4 songs in a set. The saved money would let me invest in other things for my mic. Thanks a lot!

I've also been a huge fan of orange amps' tones.
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#21
If you already use a pa you could completely eliminate an amp altogether by using a direct box or a modeler. That would save a lot of space and $$$.
#22
Quote by Bertallica
If you already use a pa you could completely eliminate an amp altogether by using a direct box or a modeler. That would save a lot of space and $$$.


Eh... that's not exactly what I'm hoping for. I'm a touring musician. I don't control the PA's at all shows, and you don't use an amp modeler in studio. Thanks though
#23
Quote by yatta
Thanks for all the suggestions so far! I don't want a cab because a combo amp also makes setup and teardown that much quicker and easier. I'm a vocalist at the core, and a secondary guitarist. I have much more to set up on the vocal end for every show that makes it near impossible to worry about setting up my amp.

Are there any other suggestions? I may be phasing out my guitar in a lot of songs, so maybe I don't want a 2k amp if I'm only going to be playing it for 4 songs in a set. The saved money would let me invest in other things for my mic. Thanks a lot!

I've also been a huge fan of orange amps' tones.

The Traynor YCV50 is $750 if you want to spend a bit less - it's no Mesa, but it should handle the stuff you play no problem.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Traynor-Custom-Valve-50BLUE-YCV50BLUE-50W-All-Tube-1x12-Combo-Amp-with-Celestion-Speaker?sku=489075
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#24
Quote by Fama
You're the moron here, no offense. He said "solid solid amp". He said it's a solid amp, good and reliable and what not, you know? He did not say anything about solid state.

thank you, at least someone has my back...
of course its not a solid state, I would know, i own 2 mesas...jeezeee
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#25
Quote by \m/metallica\m/
thank you, at least someone has my back...
of course its not a solid state, I would know, i own 2 mesas...jeezeee



That's weird, I totally read that wrong too
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The Traynor YCV50 is $750 if you want to spend a bit less - it's no Mesa, but it should handle the stuff you play no problem.

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


Great amp, but I'd probably suggest the YCV 40 which has a bit more of a modern Mesa-like voice to it, while the 50 has more of a Marshall sound.
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