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if you want any clean volume 12 wont be enough
so either get the 12watt one and upgrade later or the 25 watt one for now and later
i recently picked up a used ceriatone 18 watt clone. i haven't added the master yet. great amp that loves pedals.
not much less loud than a rocker 30, but maybe a bit more manageable.
actually, that may work well for you. good call thrashed.
i would highly recommend a 18 watt clone. i built mine, and absolutely love it. killer for blues, mine has a master volume on it as well (i don't think all of them did), so you can get some pretty sweet tones out of it. i liked the regular version over the TMB, but if you want more flexible go TMB. you can't beat it for blues.
i would think a rebel 20 or tweaker would work well. both are kinda dark generally until you crank them up a bit.
also a matamp little rock, would have to be used. or a matamp mini mat would work. i guess you would have to ebay to get those though down there.
can you try the egnaters?
maybe fit powerscaling instead of a half-power switch? half of 18 watts is still gonna be pretty darn loud...
The 18W is like the real deal 1974. The TMB gives more control over your tone but it robs some tone in the process. The EF86 one is like a completely different amp, totally different gain structure entirely.
I don't know how close the Ceriatone 20W'er is to the actual Marshall 20W'er but if it's close then it won't be as good as an 18W'er. The 20W model was a real step backwards. The 18W'er has that real Beano type of tone to it whereas the 20W'er was a bit dry and lifeless by comparison.
Now I'm not totally familiar with the Ceriatone clones in particular, my comments are based on the differences between the things they are cloning so take them for what they are.
A 5W amp will just keep up with a drummer as long as he doesn't play too hard and you never want any cleans.
Good blues amps don't have a Master Volume as a rule so if you want distortion when just playing with yourself you use an overdrive pedal.
This is what you want; it even has power scaling so you may even get away without the OD pedal. It is based on one of the all time great blues amps, the 18 watt Marshall.
should get you an idea. it is loud enough to play over a drummer, though it might not have enough headroom to stay perfectly clean (if it is a loud drummer). i really like the sound. every guitar i tested through it sounded good, even though vintage style pick ups sound especially well.
i'm not quite following you. do you think your orange isn't good at classic rock and stoner? you say it's the best amp for blues. it's quite good at classic rock and stoner too imo.
i get wanting a lower watt amp but you gig? and a 30 is like a perfect gig wattage. or are you playing small places with a drummer using brushes lol.
maybe you made a typo in your OP? i'm not trying to be a smart ass seriously if it comes across that way somehow.
I think you'd be better off buying an attenuator if you like your amp.
i recently bought a laney lionheart l5t after a long period of testing. its 5 watts (so it maybe not loud enough for your purpuse but cabinets are always an option) and its great especially for blues und classic rock. 2 channels, built in spring reverb, parallel fx loop. i think its quite pricey for a 5 watt amp, but imho its the best in its class. i tested almost every 5 watt against it. i live 15 minutes to Europe's biggest music store, so its always easy testing gear.
anyway i'm getting off topic. bottom line if you are looking for an low wattage amp (and not just a smaller sized amp) this one might be it. it can't do the Br00tz, but then, who cares if it sounds that good for everything else?
A Bassman and a JTM-45 are very alike.
TS, what year exactly? Some of the 1980s Gibsons are pretty nice. Try it if possible, seriously.
I have the book sitting on my shelf.
I've played through one of the older models, pre-decade setting, so I can't comment on that, but the amp itself is top notch. Tons of good old EL34 marshall tone. It has a really responsive EQ, but it's still pretty simple to find lots of usable tones, doesn't require hours of tweaking like a lot of modern amps. My cousin had one that I used to play a lot, I was sad when he sold it.
Here is a link to a demo he recorded of his.
that would depend on where you set the new master volume knob.
depending on the actual pot used, it could jump dramatically or have a nice even taper.
Half power would be about the same wattage as the Rocker.
The master volume won't help either, you might still not be able to turn it up past 2, just like the Rocker.
If you like how the Orange sounds, keep it.
If you want your tone to be brighter and more Marshall-y, get the JTM clone, as simple as that.