You're not going to find a small amp that will compete with a hard hitting drummer and still have a clean sound. If you want to go tube, have acceptable cleans, and play over a drummer I wouldn't go any less than 40W just for the headroom alone.
EDIT: I know it's a combo and SS, but you MIGHT be able to squeak by with a Roland Blues Cube 30. They're about $150-200 used (and go cheaper yet depending on condition). At bedroom levels they sound alright, but cranked they sound fantastic for what you paid. It's considered one of the best SS designs by many people.
I'd rather have a head, I've never heard of the Blues Cube but the regular Cubes do sound nice. And I really don't care about breakup, in fact it's better if I get some breakup.
Quote by Vendetta V
mesa mini recto.. ortransatlantic..
Did you read my post dude? I'm not going high end, I just want some power.
Quote by jumpaside
I have two of those speakers. I know your pain...other then I blew both of them x.x. Just go to pawn shops and try out some old heads or old mixers. They are good too.
It sounds so damn vintage, I love it (played my VT50 into it) but I'm scared to break it. When I bought it I tested it out through a Valve Junior and the guy cranked it and it was shaking the walls and the bongs on the table ahah. Sounded so nice.
I just need a basic clean tone for portable jamming, I'd rather not take my halfstack around whenever I want to jam and I want to make use of all this Garnet mojo.
I was thinking either: A) Crate Powerblock B) Disassembling a Vox Pathfinder into a head (unless the speaker doesn't disable when you use Speaker Out, like my VT50 does) C) Kustom Defender ($99, tube, only available by special order at the shop) D) Valve Junior head (horrifically overpriced and still hard to find used)
What kind of amp can I get that's at least loud and won't fill up my entire trunk like my 4x12? I'd like to spend less than $100 (used) but can possibly go more if it's a good deal.
And by loud I mean basically loud enough to play with a rock n roll drummer
Welp, there's my gear. Sorry about the terrible playing, and worthless camera angle, It's one of those pocket HD things that don't stand up on their own, and the mic was on the back to I just put it on the rocking chair I was sitting on.
The Maestro is super cool though, so much mojo. I'm going to pick up some leads so I can put the phaser and the delay in the FX loop.
Ok guys, silly question time.. I'm gonna be using a cheap ass Yamaha erg121, but it's my first guitar and i totally love her anyway, i wanted to repaint it and change bridge and pickups.. Would it be worth it? I don't feel like leaving it as it is, cause it still sounds ok even stock..
I personally don't think it'd be worth it.
For the price of decent pickups ($100 give or take) and the hassle of painting it, you could just get a nicer budget guitar. I'm an Ibanez fanboy so I'd recommend the RG321 or something but believe me, modding a starter guitar is something you should do when you have a first-line axe and just want to **** around and experiment with, IMO.
I was going to change the tube to a Mesa 12AX7 (ECC83) which I bought, just never got around to it.
I think that all in all, hybrid tube amps are a bit of a marketing ploy, rather than a gimmick. There's something to them that a straight up SS amp can't touch, but still the tube adds so much complexity that the amp itself doesn't require.
However I don't deny that the tube affects tone, it's just exaggerated by the manufacturer.
I've always liked the SC series but I CAN NOT BELIEVE they would build an 8-string with a 25.5" scale!
The Omen-8 on the other hand looks like a pretty good deal. I can live without particularly great pickups and personally prefer that dark "vampire cherry" stain colour to the Damiens QM or gloss black top.
Thats also gross. Why would you not dump it and save the internal cleanup?
Also- no one can smoke my bowls in one hit. I've seen it attempted a few times. Puke every time. Pantera 2 foot tall water bong with a 2 gram bowl. I usually sprinkle some kif on the top.
That's simply immature to want a bong/bowl setup like that.
EVERYONE likes to cash their packed bowls, and NO ONE needs 2 grams to get baked.
Most people I know who buy giant bongs have minds of 14 year olds. My best friend who has been SWED for 7 years usually only uses a one hitter or a one foot bong with an ashcatcher. He doesn't show off like a teenager and saves quite a bit of weed in the process.
Now lets talk about the good stuff: Has anyone ever heard of seperating APAP from codeine using acetone?
APAP is supposedly soluble in acetone (which is surprisingly non-toxic but an irritant), and codeine is not. Plus acetone evaporates very quickly so I can save the extract in powder form without waiting for water to evaporate.... I'm keen to try it on a bottles of T1's but clueless what kind of filter to use.
So I've been out of the loop for awhile and just curious to what the consensus is on the best entry-level 8-strings are.
Last time I was here it was basically Agile Interceptors (or intrepids, can't recall), the Schecter 8's and at the time the non-prestige RG8 had just come out (but had bridge problems! Screws on the low B stripping or something).
Anyways I'm keen on finding one for a good price, but there's really only one shop in my city (L&M) and they have the new RG8 on their site but I doubt they're in stock... I'm off on a tangent though so just tell me all the cool new stuff.
If you're looking into the Blue Voodoo make sure to differentiate between the US made and Asian made, not quite sure of the differences but it's certain the US made one will have a higher value (that the seller may or may not know).
Has the new Peavey Butcher come out? AFAIK it's a bit lower gain but it's 3 channels and pretty intuitive.
I'm a bit out of the loop but if you're looking for hi-gain but versatile you could pick up one of those new Egnater heads (Armageddon?) for around that. Not sure if they've been released or not, once again..
And based on basically nothing, I'd try out a Richie Blackmore Engl (if they've dropped in price at all).
Just so you know OP, some warantees are transferable, Traynor comes to mind in that department.
I'm looking for a combination pedal (but not a multi-FX), the cheaper the better.
It seems extraordinarily difficult to find a Reverb + Tremolo/Vibrato stompbox. The only one I have heard of is the Boss FDR-1, and from demos the spring-esque reverb is a bit too nasty and not as dark or digital as I would prefer.
Anyways if there are any others (that aren't $200+ boutique) please just drop names and I'll do some research.
I'm running an '87 Peavey VTM-60 through the matching 4x12 with Celestion G12k-85's.
Right now I've got the headshell in my garage, in the process of being painted and then clearcoated.
I plan on clipping the bright-cap, but I also thought it might be interesting to test out a pair of tubes I bought.
Right now the VTM is running 2 GT-6L6GC's, which were apparently new when I got them but I sort of doubt it. I was just wondering if swapping them for a pair of unmatched Sovtek 6L6-WXT's (wxt?) would be safe for my amp and if it would have any effect on my tone at all. I'd prefer for a lower-mid heavy tone, perhaps a bit fuzzy, with some bite. I've got a Ibanez STL to tweak most of that.
I forgot what the specs on the box were but they seemed to be reasonably close together. Also, my VTM has no bias adjustment, and requires a slightly complicated mod to put a bias pot in... Is this a sign that it can "take a beating" or that it's probably quite sensitive and requires matched tubes?
I remember reading an article saying matched/tested tubes were a ploy made by RCA and GE, Philips, etc etc to promote their vacuum tubes back in the day....