Amps for Stoner Rock

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  1. Subhuman

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    The lead guitar player in the band I'm in has been turning me on to these stoner rock bands. Nebula, Spirit Caravan (all the Wino stuff).
    I'm just curious. What amps are these guys using and how are they setting them up to get that thick heavy tone. Being and old Sabbath fan I kind of dig that stuff. I know about Wino and his Sunn Model T.
     
  2. Neill

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    mosfet marshall?
     
  3. jammybastard

    jammybastard "I'm losing my edge, but I was there..."

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    Some folks like the old Ampegs - V4's VT22's, VT40's, etc... QOTSA for example...
     
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    Les Paul w/ Super Distortion strait into a Model T.

    [goes back to listening to Saint Vitus]
     
  6. soulohio

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    Wino was using Matamps in Sleep but I believe he had some reliability issues with them so he moved to Electric...although I don't know what he is using now.

    Orange, matamp, Ampeg, Electric...and the old standby Marshall, Peavey...they all work. You need a certain touch and detuned guitars to bring the Gawds of Sludge...I know, I have summoned them many times.
     
  7. somedude

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    Pretty much any amp will work provided it's turned up loud enough.
     
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    i think you mean pike in sleep
    but hell wino is a legend too
    pike is now onto soldano
    i prefer the old tone
     
  10. Thomas27

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    I think it's any amp with a suitable amount of compression, gain (or at least something that you can drive easily) and a good bass kick to it. If you can find a superbass they're insane for downtuning, as has been mentioned Orange, Matamp and ampeg are favourites. Check out the old Sound City, London City, Sovtek, Traynor, Laney, Sunn and Garnet amps too. They're all variations on a similar theme of low mid heavy overdrive. Again as everyone's said a muff with the output jacked up is a common way a lot of bands get there.
     
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    So Nebula is considere stoner rock/ I never really knew what that meant.. It sounds like plain old Hard rock to me.. I LIKE IT... I'm going to listen to some more.. Its kind of the direction I have been going a bit...

    I had never heard of them

    isnt tgp great
     
  12. BlackIrish

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    Laney makes the one your looking for.
    Anything 50 or 100 watts.
     
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    orange . . . or marshall with vintage rat pedal
     
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    Stoner/doom/slugde bands tend to use vintage high wattage amps, mostly british made ones. I know some of them use these:

    Ampeg VT-22 (Kyuss, Queens of the Stone Age, We)
    Electric amp (Yob, Om)
    Laney GH100 (Electric Wizard)
    Laney Klipp (Sleep, High on Fire)
    Matamp Green (Sleep, Om)
    Sound City 120 (Electric Wizard)
    Sunn Beta Lead (Melvins)

    I think a lot of them use Orange amps as well, and I know Fu Manchu are using JCM200s. I don't know why, I think those amps sound horrible.
     
  15. stephen sawall

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    I had a 1976 Sunn Motel T for a few years. What a monster:hiP:YinYang:NUTS:bong:bow:JAM
    :hideI think i heard someone say "Duck and cover !":worriedTalk about low end ......
     
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    Sounds like you need to smoke a big old doobie and try and find the input jack to an amp...any amp...ummm...where you plug in man? Just kiddingI dont even know what Stoner rock is!

    Stoner rock?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ybkQBjqoYs



    .......
     
  17. Frankee

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    Matamp, Electric or vintage Orange and Hiwatt are the only way to fly.
     
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    Neither Wino nor Pike have ever used Electric. Matt Pike has used Laney AOR, vintage Orange, Matamp/Green, a Carvin power amp, Soldano, and a modified Laney Klipp.
     
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    An old Ampeg and a Rat pedal.
     
  20. Julia343

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    Someone please explain this "stoner rock" crap to me. It just sounds like some good hard rock to me. Kinda like I used to listen to "back in the day." Oh yeah, we usually were stoned at the time.... Nebula's sound on "Smokin' Woman" brought back some old memories :eek:
     

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