#1
Im looking for a new amp now. I have a Marshall DSL401 but I dont like it much. So Im thinking about selling it and buying a new amp. Im looking for an amp that has great cleans and can manage to give me enough gain for stuff like Guns n' Roses and Aerosmith. I would say budget would be $1500 or less. I was also wondering if the Fender Twin Reverb could handle a Tubescreamer enough to give me that gain that I would need?
#2
A Twin Reverb is more like a Jazz amp.

Personally, I would look for a used SF or BF bassman 50, a Bandmaster, a Traynor YBA-1, amount a bunch of others. A JCM-800 would work, as well. So would a Marshall 1959 or 1987x

Also, a Super Reverb.

In addition, I would look boutique as well. Specifically Roccaforte.
#4
Quote by imgooley
A Twin Reverb is more like a Jazz amp.

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Tell that to Kurt ; ).
#6
Quote by DerekTheDominoe
Yeah, but Kurt Cobain ran pedals through it.......

And made it sound completely different than it is voiced.
#7
Quote by DerekTheDominoe
Yeah, but Kurt Cobain ran pedals through it.......


I asked if I could get a heavy tone from using a Tubescreamer with it?
#8
^Not really. Cobain used a Boss DS-1, I think.

Twin Reverbs have uber headroom and no gain control/master volume type deal.

Red Knob "The Twins" Can get a bit heavy, but they are kinda nasty sounding.

There are much better options.
#11
^Those are actually pretty great, versatile amps. I like them a lot. A Prosonic would do you well, too.
#13
I love their vintage channel. Their "burn" channel takes a while to get used to, not a typical Fender sound, you know?
#14
^True. It's actually quite unique.
#15
I agree, the Supersonics are a pretty good choice, and they can get you some sounds that aren't really like anything else I've used. But for 1500 I definitely would try to get a used Bluesbreaker Reissue or an 18 Reissue or clone. The Mesa Stiletto ACE Combo isn't a bad choice either.
#17
Quote by imgooley
^Those are actually pretty great, versatile amps. I like them a lot. A Prosonic would do you well, too.


I agree. I tried one the other day with both a humbucker loaded HSS Strat and a Baja Tele. Very versatile amp. I got everything from a sweet Rolling Stones overdrive touching metal.
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#18
Quote by DerekTheDominoe
Hugh and Kettner statesman, or their 20th anniversary model.

Great cleans, great distortion.


+1

Sounds about 100x better than the Supersonic.
#19
I tried a used Prosonic, it was a great amp but the one I tried had some issues keeping me from buying it. Try one if you can. I bought a used H&K 20th Ann Edition Tube - wow. It answered my "low wattage high gain tube combo" dilemma. But it does get mixed reviews - it's a modern sound on the gain channel. The clean channel is like a different amp. I use an OD on the clean channel for "vintage" tones, and the gain channel for VH/Metallica etc. Call it a mini 5150 with great cleans if you will... Edit: The reverb is what holds this amp back, there could be more there for blues, good enough - but not great.
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Last edited by gregs1020 at Sep 22, 2008,