100 watts or better, here we go!
180 watt Electric Power Unit - mainly used for bass these days, but is AWESOME for guitar as well.
I know I have a photo of it on top of an Orange 4x12" somewhere.
and the real big boy-
I've used it for guitar exactly once, ha! It's....a lot.
"Better" is wholly subjective, of course, but for me - no.
I always think of this thing I read on the Curtis Novak website that really nails it -
"I believe a pickup should not be thought of in terms of output, but rather of input. The function of a pickup is to sense the string and send as...
50 watt Marshalls *are* pretty different than 100s, though - not in volume, but in feel, especially if the 50 watt or less is tube rectified.
50 watters tend to sag and just generally feel looser than a 100 watter - neither is bad, it's just up to your preference.
if that doesn't sound like...
and a loop! God I love my Superplex. But it's a lot of amp for most people.
i'm not sure why you would want a dirt pedal for a 2204 - that's what it does, awesome crunchy sounds at reasonable volumes.
you should definitely be able to go from clean to dirty just working your volume knob a...
just to echo what others have said, I have both a Stone Age 4x12" with Greenbacks and a Metropoulos 2x12" with Alnico Creams.
both sound awesome with my Metropoulos and Germino heads, both built exceedingly well. I wouldn't hesitate to buy a cab from either again.
I would imagine both have...
Brownface Concert will get you there, and are cheap compared to the smaller brownface amps -
although lots of them have had transformers harvested for tweed Bassmans.
if you want Fender*ish* but not Fender, have a look at the Tungsten Crema Wheat or Buckwheat, depending on your power/volume...
I have a flavor I'm partial to - JTM45/100 or bass spec Plexi - but it's nice to have options around for recording or just learning.
When I go from those amps to my little Swart, or a brownface amp, I play differently and get sparked with more ideas.
you could buy basically any model of silverface Fender for $1000 or so. Take your pick - basically you can go as big as you're willing to schlep.
big, but I think the Super Reverb RIs sound great and will certainly be loud enough for basically any modern gig.
a preamp pedal is a great idea is budget is super limited. Ampeg SCR-DI has 1/4" and XLR out and a headphone out as well.
Darkglass makes a couple of preamps pedals with those options as well, and are considerably more tweakable.