Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by aroman, May 15, 2006.
What MODERN Amp would you use ? Which one is your Favorite ?
Wizard, Splawn, Roccaforte, Budda...?
Good luck finding a Wizard, but if you do, grab it, otherwise of the current production amps available I would have to say the Splawn.
Not my favorite however, I'd much rather find a good sounding JMP or JCM 800 and slam it with an overdrive pedal for that tone.
I guess the question is what 80's metal are you going for?
Poison "talk dirty to me" get a crate or a randall
Metallica " master of puppets" MKIV will get you there
GnR " sweet child o mine" jcm 800 reissue
My .02 x 3
Peters, man. Peters.
Channel two on the Herbert.
Expensive, yes, but no pedals (or reverb or anything else) and you'll think its 87 all over again.
WishesEveryoneStillHadToKnowHowToPlayToBeInABand, circa 87
Splawn for V/H stuff.
Mest Stiletto...series I. Blue channel *crunch* setting, 50watt, spongy, rectified....all that's missing is the spandex, hairspray, and 80s rock chicks!
Michael Schenker, EVH, Slash, Saxon, Thin Lizzy, etc.
Easy. JCM 800. The 2 channel one with reverb.
Two Rock Ruby.
I'll 2nd the second channel of the Herbert in "+" mode. :AOK
This one does pretty good. This is recorded with an SM57 on the grille.
http://www.2kdlive.com/mp3/slide it in.mp3
( and this is coming from a mesa guy)
Marshall Vintage Modern !!!!!
Marshall JVM or Splawn if you don't need the extra channels.
I'll add the Bogner Ecstasy to this list
No Roccaforte recommendations here? I thought his amps were supposed to kill on '80s metal...
Warren De Martini KILLED with his....