amp under 2 grand

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  1. mcormier

    mcormier Guest

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    ok cleans are the most important part of the amp... i want a round, fat, full smooth sweet clean channel with a lot of headroom. Id like the lead channel to be marshally (vintage marshall), not modern i hate the modern marshall sounds, think a cross between at plexi and a JTM45 i also love the vox lead sounds, so either vintage marshall or vox lead sounds. Point Point wired prefered, class A/b or just regular, not simply class A. 112, 210 or even 212 combo. 60 watts or under. Under 2 grand.

    im thinking

    -Gerlitz
    -AC-30
    -other suggestions?

    Thanks, Maxim Cormier
     
  2. zadiqof

    zadiqof Member

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    Dr Z, the corvette of amplifiers
     
  3. mcormier

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    arent DR.Z mostly in head format, im into combos... and i dont a one channel amp capable of acheiving what i said... i need two channels.
     
  4. zadiqof

    zadiqof Member

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    the 6545 is a two channel operation, but I do believe it is only a head unit. They do make tons of combo units though (mostly single channels), but they take overdrive pedals/effect units like a candy to a baby.
     
  5. pacomc79

    pacomc79 Member

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    You really need to check out Matamp and some of the older Oranges.

    www.matamp.co.uk

    Maybe a 1224 or something like that. The AD30R's are nice too in a combo.

    The bonus of Matamp is that it's a custom shop, if you need a combo, I'm sure they can do it.
     
  6. zadiqof

    zadiqof Member

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    true that, a twin channel ad30 sounds right up his alley.
     
  7. jokerjkny

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    Carr Slant 6V is a kicker of an amp.

    terrific cleans, and the right side has that raunchy marshallness that'd make most people happy.
     
  8. Slick51

    Slick51 Colonel Curmudgeon

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    Ditto on the Carr Slant 6V. Best clean I've ever heard, over any old Fender to my ears. The other side is good too, and definitely not JCM2000.

    YMMV.

    Slick51
     
  9. tonefreak

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    Hard to beat the clean Carr tone! Slant 6V is a fine amp indeed!
     
  10. riffmeister

    riffmeister Gold Supporting Member

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    Slant V is cool for sure. Have to buy used, though, to keep it under $2K.

    Might want to consider one of the Rivera amps, too, like an R55. Used prices are under $1K.......go stereo! :D
     
  11. Crazy Dave

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    +1 on the Matamp

    I just visited them this weekend and they can do just about anything. Their workmanship and dedication is just astounding.

    From the description I'd say the King Street combo would do nicely as well. Well under 2 grand, PTP handwired. I played one loaded with Celestion G12M Heritage speakers this saturday and it just blew me away.

    It is beautiful both clean and driven. Just lovely.

    http://www.matamp.co.uk/kingcombo.htm
     
  12. pureoldsound

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    Voodoo amps has a few new models and they are under the 2K range....
     
  13. redjet55

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    just traded my slant in at guitarx, he’s got it marked for a decent price.

    I’m only going single channel these days.
     
  14. riverastoasters

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    Rivera is one possibility for sure, but to my ear Jake or M60 would be closer to what the guy described than R55.

    My first guess for his requirements would be Demeter TGA-3 50 Watt, but that depends on how hot he likes cleans before they stop sounding "round" to him.
     
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  17. Glowing Tubes

    Glowing Tubes Gold Supporting Member

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    You can score a used Guytron for that much and it smokes!!!


    Good luck with your search.



    Richard
     
  18. Mayflower

    Mayflower Silver Supporting Member

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    Matchless or a Bad Cat with an A/B box and your choice of stomp box.
     
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    Serious Poo Armchair Rocket Scientist Graffiti Existentialist Gold Supporting Member

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    My vote is for a Z. Bang for buck, some of the best amps ever made. Head or combo.
     
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