Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by Blurillaz, Feb 16, 2009.
What is a good pedal-friendly amp for playing stuff like Blur and Hendrix?
blur and hendrix both used the 4 input marshalls 1959...also u could use an old2x12 fender tube combo as a blank canvas for ya pedals
Yup.... Old style Marshall or Fender Twin / Pro reverb with pedals...
Any ones that are.. less than $1000?
Or just good for indie?
the fender hot rod deluxe or deville if your looking pedal friendly, $600 or $800 amps, very good amps and they can be moded to get the marshall tones, omega modes, let you find them yourself.
Twin Reverb baby!
I gotta agree. My Twin loved every pedal I through at it and I play a lot of blues/Hendrix rip off and lot's of "indie" stuff. I don't even know what that means any more but I think I see where you're coming from. Just great all around workhorses. See if you can find an old Silverface from the 70's. They're still pretty cheap. And if you gig with it you might want to start taking anabolic steroids!!!!
With all the great pedals around that can do a "Marshall" voice now, and the low price of Twins in today's market, it seems perfect. Tremendous sound, super friendly for pedals, easy to repair and maintain.
You didn't say "small and light", did you?
No, if it's heavy that's ok. I tried a 1971 Deluxe Reverb at music go round the other day, it sounded pretty good, though it was expensive! (for a teenager anyway) Is a Marshall Mg50dfx good? I wouldn't be using it's effects or overdrive, just using it for that marshall tone and running pedals through it. It's pretty cheap and loud enough to play over drums...
Just had to chime and say great name!
Marshall Mg50dfx thoughts anyone? I'll be using pedals, not the built in effects.
That Marshall is solid-state. It may be a good amp, but it's a whole different ballpark from a vintage-style tube Marshall or a Fender Twin. But if you're after a clean + pedals sound, it might work fine. Try it!
Circuit design matters more than brand name. Think like cars... a Toyota pickup is more like a Ford pickup than it is a Toyota subcompact. And there are LOTS of amps out there capable of delivering a loud, clean tube sound - many of them cheaper than Fender/Marshall due to brand recognition (or lack thereof).
I think I'll get a used one and a grant fidelity Tube processor.
There are no shortcuts!