$1100 Canadian is about $836 US. If it absolutely has to be brand new, I'd look at Laney or the Orange DT30. Laney's are nice.
So can Traynors tbh and they are insanely loud and bright without mods. I had mine modded to a bass spec Marshall with master volume. I find the bass low input to be the best for fuzz, while the high side sounds best with humbuckers straight in.Traynor would be great, or an Orange. The Oranges can be hit and miss with some fuzzes though.
Vancouver Craigslist. Buy this. Thank me later.
Or, if you can get to Victoria:
After that: Head down to Exile and pick up a Union T&T Tsar Bomba.
Then, order a Basic Audio Superfuzz.
Then, riff your band-mates to dust.
I'd like a Rockerverb, and may hold out for when a used one rears its head.This is JMPO but anytime I play something doomy, a modded JCM800 makes a pretty good sound.
A big part is the cab. Something big and warm and huge sounding. Nothing small will work.
I personally feel the Katana Artist is a rather under appreciated amp. Many doom guys play SS rigs. The KA has fuzz and Orange sims all inbuilt but the Brown sound with some EQ and the right boost probably does a pretty great effort already. I can’t imagine it sounding worse than some clean SS amp with a SS pedal in front of it like many doom guys use. Add a 4x12 and the thing probably rips.
Now as for the Crush Pro...in Aus they are about a grand for a SS head. I thought it sounded quite decent but it’s expensive. I liked the KA much better as well as the Jim Root Terror.
The RV50 Mk I or II is SH in mint condition probably around $850. Turned up with a 4x12, that is a pretty impressive tone. Very unique and it is enjoyable to play. It’s not cutting or Uber tight but it’s got a great grizzly bear with a bear trap clamped on its nads roar happening. I want another just for that sound as it was awesome.
If the other guy has a Marshall, I might go Fender-y plus fuzz for you. It's about balancing within the band, not really getting the "name" gear. Who plays more leads? What guitars/cabs/pickups are you both using?I'm talking CoC, Clutch, Red Fang, Kyuss, Alice in Chains etc, plus occasional forays into metal a la Judas Priest.
Budget is around $1100 for a head. Used market here is non-existent so that's a new, Canadian dollars, budget.
I'm not looking to copy tones, just something that's fairly flexible.
So far, the options are a Marshall DSL100 or a Orange CR120, but I'm open to suggestions. If it helps, the other guitarist has a 100w Marshall TSL JCM2000, but I'm not wedded to Marshall.