#1
Hey guys,

I haven't been hanging around here much lately; life has been pretty hectic. I left my band at the end of summer in order to concentrate on my education and subsequently sold off (almost) all of my gear. Now I am pursuing my own project. So, I have a roughly $6k in my gear fund (which is separate from my school, checking, and savings accounts...don't worry ). What better way to come back to the forums than to let my friends in GG&A help me spend money.

All the gear I have left is in my sig. For those of you that are hoping to get your hands on my 335, keep dreaming.

Guidelines:
-I want something with P-90s
-an acoustic would be nice
-I want a vintage-flavored Marshall sounding amp (actual Marshalls are too inflated price-wise)
-an effects-loop would be sweet
-I don't want vintage. period. It is too much of a liability on the road.
-I like boutique
-I plan to form a new band
-I do tend to play to large audiences
-I usually run a two amp rig (ac30 on one side, heavier amp on the other)
-used doesn't turn me off

My tone muses are Jeff and Nils from Wilco. (please note this)

My other influences are the Dandy Warhols, Elliot Smith, Jimmy Eat World, Bright Eyes, Radiohead, and Brand New. If it helps, the stuff I have been writing has been described as Bright Eyes meets the Beatles.


Ok guys, have fun! I will entertain all solutions
#3
Splawn ftmfw
What you described are splawns essentially. If you are loking at lighter stuff, check out the splawn competition and superstock. More 80's, maybe the quickrod. And for teh br00talz, the nitro
#4
For a guitar, get a taylor or martin acoustic. For the p-90 electric, i think gibson makes an ES-335 with P90s. I'm not too sure about the amp. Maybe an orange?

EDIT: Nvm, the ES-335 is really an ES-175 and it's $3200. They do make an SG with p-90s for $1000 though.
Last edited by HighPotency at Oct 4, 2008,
#5
for the guitar, i'd say a les paul with p-90s but ehhh...

as for an amp... look into the orange rockerverbs and ad series definitely.
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electric guitar = Gibson SG Classic $1000
acoustic guitar = Taylor 310ce $1550
amp - Splawn Quickrod $1900
cabinet = Splawn 4x12 $730
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Guitars:
-Gibson Les Paul Studio
-Ibanez "lawsuit" Les Paul
-Ibanez S470
-PRS SE Custom

Amp:
Marshall TSL100
Marshall 1960a cab

Effects:
Dunlop 535q wah
Visual Sound Liquid Chorus

Pickups:
Guitarforce
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Last edited by JLT73 at Oct 5, 2008,
#8
I'd say for the electric get the sg classic w/ p90's as everyone else has said. for an acoustic, lately i've had a bit of a thing for archtop acoustics, so maybe get something like a Gretsch g100 if your into that kinda thing. otherwise, i'd say either a martin dreadnought or a taylor 314ce. for the amp, i'd recommend a metro plexi, though they are a bit steep. that w/ a 412 cab loaded with greenbacks would be just about as marshall as you can get. that or an orange.
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#10
I'd say for an amp look into a Metropoulos or Ceriatone Plexi... both of them make vintage Marshall copies. Or maybe a Diezel Herbert - I've heard those amps can do anything. As aforementioned an SG Classic would suit you nicely. I dunno much about acoustics, though, lol.
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#11
I've played a Splawn and wasn't really impressed. They sounded great, no doubt, but I could never dial out the modernity. I'm thinking along the lines of JTM-45/Bluesbreaker/Plexi.

To the guy that recommended the Casino: I was just looking at those. I now have serious GAS. I was also looking at the Gibson Historic R4, but I don't know if I am ready to take that dive.

How about some effects recommendations?
#12
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I've played a Splawn and wasn't really impressed. They sounded great, no doubt, but I could never dial out the modernity. I'm thinking along the lines of JTM-45/Bluesbreaker/Plexi.

To the guy that recommended the Casino: I was just looking at those. I now have serious GAS. I was also looking at the Gibson Historic R4, but I don't know if I am ready to take that dive.

How about some effects recommendations?

I think a Roccaforte would be good amp wise. www.roccaforteamps.com
#13
delay - ehx deluxe memory man, mxr carbon copy, uhh... stereo memory man w/ hazarai
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Haha. I will probably end up using a digital and analog delay.

Also, I just sent a PM to Roccaforte over on Harmony Central. Hopefully he can help me navigate his amp line-up.
#16
Okay, here is what I intend plan on getting:

Fender 1962 Jazzmaster RI: $1500

EB Volume Pedal: $100
Peterson Strobostomp2: $200
Crowther Prunes and Custard: $190
OLC Chunky Cheese Fuzz: $170
RetroSonic Phaser: $170
Maxon AD 999 : $330
Freakshow FX Digilog: $200
Digitech Whammy: $200
MXR Microamp (to boost the signal lost by the turning on of the whammy): $80


I already have a PumaBoard and a Voodoo labs PP2.

Okay, so that is $3040 and I still have no amp. What are your suggestions? I have been looking at Mojave Amps, but the lack of an effects loop bothers me a bit. Divided by 13 and Bad Cat look interesting as well.

I feel like this thread would have been better received had I needed an amp for blues or brewtalz.
Last edited by colin617 at Oct 5, 2008,
#17
You could probably have a tech add an effects loop. All the clips of Metro clones that's I've heard have sounded absolutely godly.
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#19
Orange Rockerverb amps are amazing, probably the most versatile amp you can get. So this is what I'd get if I were you:
-Electric: Gibson 1956 Custom Shop Gold Top or the Epiphone version which is really nice.
-Acoustic: Fender CD220SCE or a Taylor 310ce
-Amp: Orange Rockerverb 30 or 50 combo. If you have the money you could get a Budda amp they have amazing tone.
-Pedals: Ibanez TS808 Tubescreamer, A Fuzz Face, MXR Carbon Copy Delay, Vox or Budda Wah, and maybe a phaser.

http://www.gibsoncustom.com/flash/products/lespauls/56/1956Goldtop.html
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Fender F-80-12
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Orange Cabinets
#20
Glad to see you're going with the jazzmaster, makes the most sense to me if you have a tele and you're aiming for a tweedy/cline sound.

Another amp to look into is the Suhr Badger - it's single channel, but the powersoak is quite nice and doesn't kill the tone. It has an effects loop and the 30W retails around 2k I believe.

It's vintage voiced but not exactly like a marshall (I think a clone would be better for that), which is something to keep in mind, but I still reccommend it.
Last edited by guitar/bass76 at Oct 5, 2008,
#21
You absolutely must check out Mojave Amps:

http://www.mojaveampworks.com/

The guy who owns it also owns Plexi Palace in Hollywood.
I have a 50W Scorpion with the power dampening feature (like an attenuator, but way better). They are non-master volume amps, like plexis. I've played dozens of brands & models of high-end amps, & the Mojaves always seem to have superior dynamics, response, & touch sensitivity.

They have a whole bunch of new sound clips & videos up right now. You WILL kick yourself later if you don't check it out !
Good luck, & happy shopping!
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#22
I think I am going to go with a Top Hat E50 head and a Top Hat CS2HB 2x12 cabinet with a Celestion Blue and G12H.

Unfortunately, I have to downsize the guitar from the American Jazzmaster to the Classic Player series.

Cheers, guys! Get ready for a lot of NEW(stuff)DAYS within the month!
#23
If you have a bit of room in your budget you might consider a MIJ jazzmaster - I think they run anywhere from 800-950, I don't know about import costs or shipping though.